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Finally, Plans of Real Substance! Bernie's Campaign Manager Faiz Shakir Details Winning Strategies for 2020

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(I have grown so weary of the rest of the field of political campaign fundraisers, all of them always with their hands out, asking for money WITH NO REASON OR ISSUE AT HAND, just this pressing urgency, like "we have to meet this demand by midnight a few days from now." Sorry, folks~~~ with me that just doesn't cut it. It makes no sense, most of their approach, whose effect is amplified exponentially when you get twenty a day....

Even the increasing thousands of homeless outside of Starbucks strewn across this nation know that to ask for money, you have to give a reason, or something about what you need it for. In an era when there are so many national and international issues crying out for our rigorous and focused attention, I can only dismiss such pleas as naive or inexperienced, and most likely doomed to failure, precisely because they miss the point that the issues at hand are far more important than their momentary need to ask for your money. It is just basic effective psychology that should tell them how to do it better. Some of them come repeatedly from some presidential candidates that are very high in the hierarchy for 2020, but I prefer not naming names.

Faiz Shakir's insights are consistently well founded and incisive.

Harry Reid's former deputy chief of staff commented, "Reid did not make a big decision without consulting Faiz. There's no one he trusted more on how the progressive community would react on something and no one whose advice he took more seriously on pushing him to the left."

Shakir informally advised Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, which drew the ire of the Hillary Clinton campaign team.

According to the Podesta emails, Clinton's campain chair John Podesta chided Shakir for advising Sanders. "Gave him a very hard time," Podesta wrote to Neera Tanden about Shakir's involvement. "I have to say this does not go down easy with me."

This long note from Bernie's campaign manager Faiz Shakir is refreshing, clear and believable. With his undergrad degree from Harvard and law degree from Georgetown, he is 40. Most recently, he served as Political Director of the American Civil Liberties Union for a little over two years.)


This election needs to be about so much more than beating Donald Trump. It is a mistake to think that this election is simply about beating one man an aberration of a president and that everything will simply return to "normal."

The reality is that "normal" in our country before there was a President Trump still meant an immoral lack of healthcare, unlivable low wages, rampant corporate greed, a racist criminal justice system, and a corrupt political system. So, no. It is not enough to just defeat Donald Trump. Returning to "normal" is not acceptable.

Here's how we can do much, much more than that.

Below, I give you a preview of our strategy to win the Democratic nomination, defeat Donald Trump, and transform our country. This is what it will take, and if you can be a part of it, please make a contribution to Bernie 2020 now so that we can build the movement needed to win the election and our issues.

People Trust Bernie to Fight

When it comes time for campaigning, a lot of politicians tend to make big promises to voters, and then if they win, actually do what their biggest funders want them to do. It's no secret that those are often at odds with each other.

There will be several people in this election who can point to polls that they may be able to defeat Donald Trump. But there is only one person who can both defeat him AND transform the country afterwards.

Bernie Sanders has a lifetime of consistency on the biggest questions of our time: fighting for Medicare for All, taking on corporate power, fighting for racial justice, solving climate change, and making our country more fair for more people.

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