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Response to Treant (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 05:48 PM

16. Here' the kicker

Sanders’ problem was the presence of someone with universal name ID and huge respect in the party, and who was explicitly running on continuing the legacy of a popular incumbent Democratic president. What if Sanders had started laying the groundwork for a run two years ago, spending time getting to know voters in black and Latino communities? What if he’d become a Democrat earlier and spent time helping other good Democrats win (like Elizabeth Warren has been doing since elected to the Senate)? Maybe things would be different. But you don’t get to parachute into a party less than a year before the first contest and expect to win huge swath of support.


You cannot just decide to be a Democrat in one year and get its party nomination for president in the same damn year!!!

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