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When Liza Yessed Bernie - Inviting audacious conjunctions

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As Biden falters but new "moderate" Dem saviors rise and proliferate, is it still too early to nudge Warren & Sanders to finally tie the knot? Given their respective crews' extraordinary energies, campaign fusion could deliver a populist green power source the country hasn't seen since heartland chautauqua organizers blew away the ruling megacorp trusts of the Gilded Age.

Sanders/Warren - Reluctant invincibility
Sanders/Warren - Reluctant invincibility
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Hesitant invincibility"

Arguments for Bernie and Liza's swift integration are fairly self-evident.

Waste reduction: B&L's open collusion would generate unity, synergy and cohesive momentum among near identical progressive camps that would otherwise waste the next vital months trading snarky barbs and invidiously trying to distinguish themselves.

Energy conservation: Whatever the ironies, hoary B&L most electrify youth whatever their ethnic background. And while it's heartening to see green reformist zeal finally rivaling dark money as a high octane electoral fuel, we can't forget zeal's peculiar volatility. The First Law of Thermodynamics took a pass on the political realm where volunteer energy can be created or destroyed overnight. Either Bernie's or Liza's defeat at the end of the primary gauntlet could degrade the losing camp's motive force to bare "lesser evil" voltage.

Historic inclusiveness: Yes, there are optic issues. B&L are both quite white, northeastern and getting on, but both champion issues that resonate widely and transcend identity politics. And she is very much a she and he an old-school Jew, offering an unprecedented dual milestone in White House equal employment.

Revelatory messaging: Since our assorted climate, health, inequality, violence and ecology crises are all symptoms and subsets of a "megacorp emergency", B&L declaring one aloud could connect a lot of dots and unite diverse single-issue activists to collaboratively depose their common enemy.

Both B&L already seem to sense the potential of megacorp restructuring to downsize, decentralize and democratize these vast bodies with focused activism and federal chartering curbs.

Consider our leading causes of eco-social disorders: Big Oil, Big Coal, Big Pharma, Big Banks, Big Tech, Big Chem, Big Ag, Big Defense and all growth-obsessed etcetera. Their obvious common descriptor suggests corp devolution could finally offer a true broad spectrum remedy.

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