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Editorial: Bernie for president: Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts

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Sanders is the candidate best positioned to take down Trump in the most important, and most unusual, presidential elections in US history. Grassroots fundraising has allowed Sanders to compete across the country, and will fuel his campaign against Trump, should Sanders become the Democratic nominee.

Sanders is not a perfect candidate. We worry about his age, 78, and his health after he had a heart attack this fall. We wish the televised debates allowed less noise and more discussion about how the candidate plans to cover the costs of his ambitious health care and climate plans; his recent Cuba remarks about Cuba angered and alienated many Florida Latinos.

Sanders is the face of a movement that’s only growing in numbers; he continues to top the polls, garnering excitement among a broad range including new supporters every day.

Money in politics’ influence has swayed the conversation away from these ideas that stand to benefit ordinary people over wealthy individuals and corporations.

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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 (more...)
 

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