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(13,685 posts)
Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:31 PM Jan 2016

Been a long time coming

A year ago we on DU began to get cranked up over the primaries.

At the time there was but one Democratic Party candidate and that was Hillary.

Many here, seeking the feelings of good times when Hope and Change was on the agenda from Obama's election were dissatisfied with the Hillary choice seeing her as a return to before Obama's triumphant victory. We wanted to make progress, not to allow regress.

One person, Elizabeth Warren, was our choice to get Hope and Change cranked up again. When finally she decided not to run we were all feeling a bit let down.

That's when Bernie Sanders came on the scene. Here was an old white guy who didn't stand a chance against the Clinton prowess, we were told. That was nine months ago, and this day seemed as if it would never come. But here we are.

24 hours from now, after the first fruits of the campaign have ripened and been plucked, we will have our first solid rewards from all our efforts to beat back the "He can't win" prognostications from so many of our fellow Democrats.

Today, ensconced in the "He can win" awakening of those we have worked to educate and inform, we look back to those days of nine months ago as if those days never even existed.

But it happened and we overcame. We now are a part of history which the future rides on and we aim to make the most of it and get the man who could not be elected, elected.

Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of our lives of a "Future We Can Believe In".

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Been a long time coming (Original Post) RobertEarl Jan 2016 OP
Yes! Punkingal Jan 2016 #1
Too long!! Paka Jan 2016 #2
HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!! WillyT Jan 2016 #3
...... catnhatnh Jan 2016 #4
Yes... WillyT Jan 2016 #12
I can feel it from up here. Good luck guys! polly7 Jan 2016 #5
BERN !!! Hiraeth Jan 2016 #6
K & R ! TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #7
Let's do it. Juicy_Bellows Jan 2016 #8
Applauds* Brilliant. nt retrowire Jan 2016 #9
There's something in the air Cartoonist Jan 2016 #10
A future we can believe in....I believe in us and in Bernie. SammyWinstonJack Jan 2016 #11
A most excellent OP RobertEarl. You speak my mind as well. Thank you. n/t 99th_Monkey Jan 2016 #13
I can't imagine the excitement on the ground. nt silvershadow Jan 2016 #14
Hear, hear, hear! Thank you, RB! nt Mnemosyne Jan 2016 #15
Warren was my first choice also eridani Feb 2016 #16


(51,907 posts)
16. Warren was my first choice also
Mon Feb 1, 2016, 05:05 AM
Feb 2016

I'de like to see a woman president, but policy positions are much more important to me.

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