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Sat Jun 4, 2016, 09:56 AM

Why Bernie Won't Quit

In case you were wondering:


Back at the podium in downtown Oakland, Sanders says, “My point is that what seems impossible today, in fact happens when millions of people demand that it happens… So on June 7th, let us together create the largest voter turnout in Democratic primary history in California. And let this great state, one of the most progressive states in the country, go on record as saying. ‘Yes, let’s go forward with the political revolution.”


Sanders and his supporters know that they have not just defied expectations with their caucus and primary victories, message of economic justice, and grassroots fundraising and organizing, but that they have altered and shaped the national political narrative in 2016. They know they are heading to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia in unprecedented numbers—with forty-something percent or more of the pledged delegates—and most of the under-45 vote, representing the party’s and nation’s future.


The future of the Democratic Party and the nation. Two great reasons to vote Bernie.

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/sanders-explains-why-he-keeps-going-and-may-just-win-california-tuesday

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 10:03 AM

1. California isn't a swing state

If he wanted to send a message, he should've done it in OH, FL, GA, VA, NV, PA

Primarily FL or OH.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 10:18 AM

2. Sanders tried to drive the Party off the farthest cliff on the Left. He was defeated.

 

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 10:58 AM

8. The Democratic Convention

is the finish line. Nobody has been defeated until the delegates vote. Because those are the rules.

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Response to Meteor Man (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 11:24 AM

12. The delegates will declare who they are voting for before the convention

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Response to qdouble (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 11:27 AM

13. Don't matter

Only the results of the tabulated votes at the convention determine who the nominee is.

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Response to Meteor Man (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 11:31 AM

15. Of course, but the presumptive nominee will be clear way before that.

If you are praying for some extremely improbable event, that's fine...but that doesn't mean everyone else should pretend it's not obvious who will be the official nominee.

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Response to Meteor Man (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 11:27 AM

14. Good. Then Sanders' supporters will stop citing polls

After all, election day is the finish line and no one has been defeated until the voters vote. Because those are the rules.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 10:20 AM

3. Because his unicorn rental is until November?

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 10:59 AM

9. Bernie has a lifetime rental

that is non-revocable.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 10:24 AM

4. EGO

 

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 10:27 AM

5. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

 

K&R

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 10:29 AM

6. Bernie hasn't generated "the largest turnout in Democratic history" anywhere else...

...why would he start now?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 11:00 AM

10. Because California is feeling The Bern!

Time will tell.

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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 10:39 AM

7. He said he wouldn't. He won't.

 

He's a man of his word, and it gives the ever-rightward-leaning estabishment conniptions.

Reason enough (among many) to support him.



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Response to Meteor Man (Original post)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 11:17 AM

11. What Bernie means by ''Revolution'' is restoring power to its rightful owners...

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