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Joe Biden, 76, announced his entry into the 2020 Presidential arena today. I celebrated by making another donation to the Bernie Sanders campaign.

I've seen a few casual references about moneybombing Bernie to mark this particular occasion, although I haven't noticed a focused dissemination of this concept. Nevertheless, Bernie supporters often seem to be inspired to congregate around these kinds of activities on their own, it's part of the magic of Bernie's campaigns.

Sanders isn't perfect. Former rabid HRC supporter Peter Daou said in The Nation, "He is not without his flaws and inconsistencies. He needs to do more outreach to black voters, the base of the Democratic Party. His positions have sometimes been at odds with the principles he touts. But that holds true for every candidate and politician."

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Bernie isn't the Messiah, he's just the most ethical candidate (along with Dennis Kucinich) of my lifetime.

And if we never vote for ethical candidates, then ethical candidates never win.

Peter Daou continues:

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Sanders is unquestionably in the top tier of candidates for the Democratic nomination, and it would be an epic act of self-destruction for Democrats to plunge into an internecine conflict over his candidacy at a time when they need to marshal every asset to defeat Trump and his GOP cronies.

...Sanders is a strong front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination. He leads Trump in several match-up polls. He has millions of dedicated supporters. He is raising tens of millions of dollars from small donors. He is a seasoned campaigner with a presidential race under his belt.

...Virtually every state and national poll shows Sanders at or near the top of the Democratic field. Polls are fluid at this stage, but he is a known quantity, and his base of support is solid. His proven appeal to young voters and independents is a powerful asset, and his ability to deliver a well-crafted and unapologetic progressive message to Americans across the political spectrum is crucial if Democrats hope to take on an increasingly extremist GOP.

I'm putting my money on Bernie.

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I'm not into the circus very much anymore. But with a little "pretend my vote really matters" thinking, my choices would be 1.Gabbard 2.Sanders.

In any case, I now flatly and always refuse to send money to any candidate. Bernie's last run was my last dollar.

The reason being that if We the People don't radically insist on getting money out of politics, i.e., abolishing Citizens United and returning to free airtime given by the networks (and a few damn campaigning rules to boot)...well, then my vote really does not matter. Period.

How is it that we now simply accept that running for office should cost millions and millions of dollars? Because we got mind-screwed into that belief, just like a million other things we consider normal. Trust me. You'll never ever ever outspend the big guns.

It makes me sad to be cynical; but reason requires it. I stopped playing pretend awhile ago.

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I totally agree that we have to " insist on getting money out of politics, i.e., abolishing Citizens United and returning to free airtime given by the networks."


I'm not so totally sure about how we get there, though. As far as I can tell, Bernie (and Tulsi, too) seem to be our best chance.


Ans I'd love to see a ticket with both of them on it...and if that doean;s happen, and one of them wins, I am sure that the other will be appointed to something. They are the two best in the running, at this point, imo. If Stacey Abrams enters, I'd have to add her, too. And I think Marianne Williamson will be as important to changing the conversation in this cycle as Bernie was in the last cycle.


When I see what Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Omar are doing, I know there's hope to turn this ship around!

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