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Vidal

(642 posts)
Thu May 30, 2019, 11:55 AM May 2019

CNN: "The incredible shrinking ... Bernie Sanders?"

Interesting article on CNN about Bernie's campaign in 2020 compared to 2016.

Polls (yep, it's early, we know) show Sanders losing support, as others such as Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris gain ground. A Monmouth University national poll released last week shows Sanders with the support of 15% of Democratic-leaning voters, a decline of 25% from March. A Monmouth poll of New Hampshire shows Biden with a 20-point lead over Sanders, roughly the same margin he beat Clinton by in the state in 2016.

In conversations recently with about a dozen voters who showed up at his events during his longest New Hampshire swing, it's clear that the kind of ride-or-die support Sanders had in 2016 has dissipated a bit. To some of his former supporters, he is just another candidate, the revolutionary front man who launched a thousand cover bands.

"He brought so much into the conversation, if he did nothing else," said Felice Burstein, 64, who voted for Sanders in 2016, and recently saw Cory Booker. "But I'm on the fence now, exploring. It's too early to tell. I worry that he's older and I'm not sure the country is ready for his ideas."


Link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/29/politics/bernie-sanders-new-hampshire-2020-democrats/index.html

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CNN: "The incredible shrinking ... Bernie Sanders?" (Original Post) Vidal May 2019 OP
Post removed Post removed May 2019 #1
Bernie has lost the excitement that he had once generated - simply put, he no longer inspires... Skya Rhen May 2019 #2
He was a protest candidate qazplm135 May 2019 #3
It's okay. He'd be content to let others carry on and carry out his influential policy and programs. ancianita May 2019 #4
It really hasn't been that important. BannonsLiver May 2019 #6
I think everything he's done has been crucial to where we are now on important issues. ancianita May 2019 #7
Long may he shrink. DavidDvorkin May 2019 #5
KR! Cha May 2019 #8

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Skya Rhen

(2,701 posts)
2. Bernie has lost the excitement that he had once generated - simply put, he no longer inspires...
Thu May 30, 2019, 12:10 PM
May 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

qazplm135

(7,447 posts)
3. He was a protest candidate
Thu May 30, 2019, 12:20 PM
May 2019

For people unhappy with Hillary for a significant number of people.

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ancianita

(35,550 posts)
4. It's okay. He'd be content to let others carry on and carry out his influential policy and programs.
Thu May 30, 2019, 12:25 PM
May 2019

His impact on all kinds of red state voter interest in government that will help them has been an important democratizing experience for the country and this party, regardless of what detractors say here.

He showed up in flyover states. He treated red state voters and Trump's base as important, acknowledged their problems, showed what good government can do for them that privatizing hasn't.

I was once a Berner and will always appreciate Bernie.

No rebuts needed. I'm not engaging with Bernie detractors.

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BannonsLiver

(16,040 posts)
6. It really hasn't been that important.
Thu May 30, 2019, 01:16 PM
May 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

ancianita

(35,550 posts)
7. I think everything he's done has been crucial to where we are now on important issues.
Thu May 30, 2019, 01:44 PM
May 2019

He was the first.

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primary today, I would vote for:
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