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After Iowa, Does Bernie Have What It Takes? Superficial Article by Leading Green that Entirely Misses Bernie's Strength

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Does Sanders have the ruthlessness to win against an incumbent, a hostile party establishment, to remake the political order? This is what his supporters should be asking. As an outsider I do not have the same emotional connection to Bernie, but (to paraphrase Machiavelli) there’s an objectivity to outsiders commenting on politics. Is he too bound by custom and decorum to win what he wants to win? [Hell, no!] Leaving the declaration of victory on the table and the easy attack on his rivals, plus the DNC was not a good sign. 

Perhaps Bernie and his supporters cannot win from the inside, but need to split and help build an independent left electoral force [no need for that to happen!] We Greens have been walking that path for decades. Sanders would give an independent left a jolt. Bernie would also have shown he has what it takes to defeat a system aligned against him for so long.

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Early in the 2016 Primary campaign, I started a Facebook group: Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win! As the primary season advanced, we shifted the focus to advancing Bernie's legislation in the Senate, particularly the most (more...)
 

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I don't think the author is missing anything. That will become more apparent as the process drags on.

Submitted on Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 at 11:08:59 PM

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Stephan it appears he has given his answer to "Leaving the declaration of victory on the table".

Sanders appears to have decided not to wait for the recanvas, claiming victory with a 6,000-vote margin over Buttigieg, though he acknowledged that there was still mathematical correction to be done.

Iowa Demagog Party chair gets ready to make some excuses. Increasingly glaring irregularities in the Iowa caucus have forced DNC chair Tom Perez to call for a recanvass, as new revelations about those who funded the fiasco suggest a campaign to steal not just the election, but the party. Just when it looked like the Iowa caucus nightmare was over, with 97% of precincts reporting and so many "inconsistencies" glossed over to reach that point that the most corrupt banana republic would raise an eyebrow, Perez has called for a do-over.

Tom Perez ✔ @TomPerez

Enough is enough. In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvas.

Note; South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg's brazen caucus-night declaration of victory had been hanging by a thread, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, clearly the favorite by the popular vote, was gaining on his younger rival in delegate count as well before Perez suggested they restart the process. Shell-shocked voters had sat patiently through three days of revelations that the corruption and malfeasance infecting the party made 2016's efforts to rig the primary for Hillary Clinton look like milk and cookies. And now they had to do it again? The straw that broke the camel's back might have been the Iowa Democrats' sheepish walk-back of a set of phony results for Black Hawk County on Wednesday night, which had mysteriously handed a large chunk of Sanders votes to billionaire Tom Steyer and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick. When the county supervisor published the actual results, the party dutifully updated their totals to reflect reality, after promising a "minor correction."

Iowa Democrats ✔ @iowademocrats

There will be a minor correction to the last batch of results and we will be pushing an update momentarily.

Chris Schwartz@SchwartzForIowa

The state party is now being forced to walk back their errorof giving @BernieSandersdelegates to @DevalPatrick who received zero votes in Black Hawk County. Press can dm me.

Chris Schwartz@SchwartzForIowa

We have known for over 24 hours as verified by our county party that @BernieSanders won the #iacaucuses in Black Hawk County with 2,149 votes, 155 County Delegates. #NotMeUs #IowaCaucuses

Submitted on Friday, Feb 7, 2020 at 9:55:38 AM

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Gung-ho, Semper-fi!

Submitted on Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 at 12:58:04 AM

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