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Gothmog

(147,439 posts)
Wed Sep 30, 2015, 09:14 AM Sep 2015

Iowa Democrats worry Bernie Sanders couldn't win a general election or tame Washington

VOX has an interesting article today on how some Iowa Democrats are worried about Sanders being viable http://www.vox.com/2015/9/29/9413889/bernie-sanders-iowa-democrats

DES MOINES, IOWA — Gail Klearman should be a perfect target for Bernie Sanders.

The 56-year-old legal aid attorney caucused for Barack Obama in 2008, and her politics put her more in line with Sanders than with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Her children, she said, "feel the Bern."

But Klearman plans to caucus for Clinton in February.

"I think she has a better chance of winning, and I really want to see a Democrat as president," Klearman said after listening to Sanders speak at a Jewish Federation forum in Waukee on Sunday. "I think Americans fear socialism, even though the things that Sen. Sanders is talking about — apparently I agree with him on more issues than I do with Hillary. But not by a whole lot."

The question of whether America is ready to elect its first socialist president is one of two major concerns about Sanders that Iowans raised in interviews with Vox at a half-dozen of his events this past weekend. The other is whether he could govern effectively. Together, they represent the main challenge to Sanders's viability: Even some of the Democrats who think he's on point aren't at all sure he's their best pick to win the presidency or to run Washington.

"Bernie does not say anything I don't like," said John Ross, 76, who came to see Sanders on the stump at the Latino Heritage Festival here on Saturday. "My concern is him being able to win the support he needs in Congress."

I am also in the demographic which has the most people supporting Sanders and I share the concerns raised in this article. During the primary process, voters need to select the candidate that they are most comfortable with.
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Iowa Democrats worry Bernie Sanders couldn't win a general election or tame Washington (Original Post) Gothmog Sep 2015 OP
These are concerns for sure, I think Hillary is closer on issues of the desires of more Democrats. Thinkingabout Sep 2015 #1
OMG Keep digging and finding this INdemo Sep 2015 #2
Mind your manners Rose Siding Sep 2015 #3
Do you mean like this one? William769 Sep 2015 #4
Iowa Dems are absolutely right.. BS cannot win a GE or do what he says he would do in DC.. but the Cha Sep 2015 #5

Thinkingabout

(30,058 posts)
1. These are concerns for sure, I think Hillary is closer on issues of the desires of more Democrats.
Wed Sep 30, 2015, 09:48 AM
Sep 2015

If we do not elect a Democrat for our next president the problems lower income families is only going to grow.

INdemo

(6,994 posts)
2. OMG Keep digging and finding this
Wed Sep 30, 2015, 10:08 AM
Sep 2015

Stuff/BS on all these major news sources. Show us the FACTS to back up this. Not just one or two opinions.
I could post an OP and stating that Hillary can't win the nomination because she is old news
She has become Bill's surrogate but I wont

Cha

(299,318 posts)
5. Iowa Dems are absolutely right.. BS cannot win a GE or do what he says he would do in DC.. but the
Wed Sep 30, 2015, 07:27 PM
Sep 2015

the "worries" are moot.

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