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    Good chance any Democrat could get elected. Why not fall in behind Bernie and demand single payer and free college and living wages. Trump made a fool of the country. Why not make all the wrongs right?
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    It is true that just about any of the Democratic Party candidates could beat Trump now, but that could change by November 2020.

    Politico, January 29, 2019: Poll shows trouble for Trump, Dem voters undecided on early 2020 field

    "The survey found that 56 percent of all respondents would “definitely not vote for" Trump to be reelected, compared with 28 percent who said they would “definitely” vote for Trump and 14 percent who said they would consider voting for him".

    Among the Democrats and Democratic leaning polled, "Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris of California split the top billing, though they garnered only 9 percent and 8 percent of the vote, respectfully. Among the 44 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Trump both received 4 percent, while 3 percent volunteered former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke."

    Joe Biden's 9 percent is hardly a mandate. He is the front runner only because of name recognition. I doubt that many people know what his agenda is. Kamala Harris's 8 percent is "good" considering that she just entered the race and has had little name recognition until now.

    But Bernie Sanders has lots of name recognition, and he is only polling at 4 percent of Democrats. That says something.

    I don't think the country is ready for another Bernie Sanders "people's revolution" style campaign. If Clinton is not welcome in the Democratic Party camp of nominees neither should Sanders, who right now is not even a member of the Democratic Party. He is officially an Independent.

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    Schmidt, I see a lot of headwinds; I don't want to sound negative but there could be an "Schultz" effect instead of Bernie. Bernie did not have the "money" but this guy has and he will be used by Trump as an"spoiler". Furthermore Warren and Harris played an stupid "game" way to early about taxing the rich. Warren wants to tax them on their collectables like paintings and diamonds. Wow. stupid. Instead both should focus on "cause and effect". The cause is that "billionaires" have influence on elections via the Super Pac's etc. So number one both of them and other Dem's should focus on getting rid of the bribery "money" in elections by the rich and powerful. Also limit the amount of money allowed to be spent during elections as they do in Europe. Also promote to get rid of the "electoral college" instead of taxing the rich. It is more prudent to change the tax code after the elections provided you get an Dem's majority. But yeah if this stupid country likes to stick to the present system then the only result will be that the rich will get more power and influence as is already proven under Trump, it shows that the rich have no clue or any incentive to bother about the poor. Such as Ross said: the "poor" should ask for a loan.
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    I don't doubt the 4% polling about Bernie but could you link the source. The lack of enthusiasm expressed for Bernie doesn't surprise me. I doubted Bernie would survive through the summer of 15.

    But the low polling for Bernie is not an excuse to write Bernie off. It is a challenge to make sure he is elected. The country is in desperate need of everything Bernie stands for. Neglecting the middle class is what elected Trump. The truth is the middle class is suffering and the insult to intelligence and the middle class is the 1.5 Trillion dollar college debt. Living wage, single payer and free education among a list of reparations should be on a banner designating the Democratic Party. Suffering through Trump justifies kick starting hope and opportunity for the lower classes.

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    The link is in the Politico link above. Click on that link and you'll find another link to the Washington Post-ABC News Poll.

    I don't want to go back and revisit all the reasons why Bernie rightfully should not have been elected in 2016, but the reasons are the same for 2020. I'll leave it there.

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    "I don't want to go back and revisit all the reasons why Bernie rightfully should not have been elected in 2016, but the reasons are the same for 2020. I'll leave it there."

    Your decision and opinion.

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    "Based on his record, Sanders should be the progressive favorite by default. In 2016, he ran an impressive insurgent campaign that came close to defeating the party elite’s handpicked candidate."

    google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/co...

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    What I don't understand is the attitude to go into an election with a conciliatory attitude backing away from single payer. There is no reason for poor people to suffer more and die earlier because they can't afford health care. There is no reason for beggars at almost every busy corner in one of the biggest economies in the world. Bernie Sanders and AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) are the hottest Democratics going recognizing what a fair country is about. Compassion should back Bernie and AOC without hesitation.

    Warren has the right idea youtu.be/wbCrjg04dHk

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    My complaints about him in his previous attempt was that he promised the world but never explained or advised how or if it would be paid for. The comment about closing Wall street loopholes was brought up but it sounded like pie in the sky promises. Perhaps he will get a second chance but he's not one I expect too much from. We shall see what follows.
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    TJ Wrote: My complaints about him in his previous attempt was that he promised the world but never explained or advised how or if it would be paid for. The comment about closing Wall street loopholes was brought up but it sounded like pie in the sky promises. Perhaps he will get a second chance but he's not one I expect too much from. We shall see what follows.
    TJ, His problem is identifying the problem to people predisposed to the fear of socialism. We need to overcome the Pavlovian reaction to socialist and replace that with compassion. There is no excuse for people to suffer more and die earlier in the largest economy of the world. Hoarding money is not in the national interest. Money needs to be spent. A high marginal tax rate forced into an economy that penalizes lazy money will flood the economy with money looking for a job. And entrepreneurs will invest that money in jobs producing businesses. That in turn will flood the treasury with tax revenue to serve the national interest. People. For the last 50 years every trick and scam has been changed into laws by big money. Those laws do and did not serve the national interest. Those laws found the cheapest easiest fastest way to channel money into stagnating hoardes. Trump has been doing his best to expedite money out of the people serving jobs economy.
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    These guys are proud of their concept of a MAGA Country:

    "CNN) Utah voters approved Medicaid expansion last November, but Republican state representatives -- who have long opposed broadening coverage for low-income residents -- are now moving to limit the extent of the changes"

    Publish to the world their compassion for more suffering and earlier death for poor people.