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72. That's before my time but...
Wed Mar 4, 2020, 09:10 PM
Mar 2020

I remember vividly 2004 when John Kerry was boring and long winded with his complicated ideas. I loved that about him and still do, as my choice below indicates

We were devastated in 2004, let’s remember that one too

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Powerful stuff...well said! n/t DonaldsRump Mar 2020 #1
I'm pro Bernie and I fought in the Vietnam war. Farmer-Rick Mar 2020 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author nycbos Mar 2020 #2
I was a 2016 version of a Bernie Bro. I still regret it. Mike 03 Mar 2020 #3
voting for Barry Commoner in 1980 was my equivalent DBoon Mar 2020 #4
That's so familiar. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #5
"Your vote isn't for yourself; it's for your country." Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2020 #10
My first vote, too! I wasn't old enough in the primary, but turned 18 (the new voting age threshold) deurbano Mar 2020 #22
I will always be proud that my first vote was for McGovern dflprincess Mar 2020 #28
I lived in MA when I and everyone I knew voted for McGovern Frances Mar 2020 #52
1972 was the last time Minnesota dflprincess Mar 2020 #54
I was young and poor lillypaddle Mar 2020 #37
Me neither DownriverDem Mar 2020 #68
Ok, Boomer. NT essme Mar 2020 #38
Get the hell off my lawn. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #59
Mow my lawn first Boomer. Oh your back hurts, right? nt essme Mar 2020 #60
Mow your own damn lawn, kiddo. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #61
When they yell back ignore them. Just don't ask them to repeat themselves. nt essme Mar 2020 #63
What? The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #64
Touche! nt essme Mar 2020 #67
Thank you. I myself am no less liberal than I was then. I just see farther and broader. Hekate Mar 2020 #57
I was too young to vote for McGovern. Blue_true Mar 2020 #77
the DNC convention in Chicago sealed the loss for Humphrey, Mayor Daley hated beachbumbob Mar 2020 #6
I don't regret anything I did in 1968. former9thward Mar 2020 #7
You were obviously too young to vote in 1968; I don't think Klein regrets his political activism. SunSeeker Mar 2020 #8
I was a 2004 version of a Bernie Bro (a Deaniac). I still regret it. AGeddy Mar 2020 #9
My husband Raftergirl Mar 2020 #11
Does he regret voting for Anderson? SunSeeker Mar 2020 #13
Of course he does.... Raftergirl Mar 2020 #47
Your husband isn't the only one who voted for Anderson. Learned my lesson; It's binary. windje Mar 2020 #23
My oldest son is a very political millennial who had - unlike me - some respect for Sanders. NNadir Mar 2020 #12
Thank you for respecting us Millennials. Turin_C3PO Mar 2020 #41
I think you work harder than we did. NNadir Mar 2020 #84
They said the same things about us in the early 1980s DBoon Mar 2020 #93
My BIL voted for Nader Freddie Mar 2020 #14
at that age I was a big Perot follower. I was even interviewed on tv and gave stupid non answers... samnsara Mar 2020 #15
There is a difference between a social democrat and a democratic socialist Lanius Mar 2020 #16
There's also a difference between a lifelong Democrat & an Independent gadfly... Hekate Mar 2020 #62
Agreed Lanius Mar 2020 #96
"I was the 1968 version of a Bernie Bro. I still regret it." LenaBaby61 Mar 2020 #17
When everyone is telling you something.... Farmer-Rick Mar 2020 #19
Maybe you should listen. LenaBaby61 Mar 2020 #36
A handful of people venting on Twitter isn't "everyone" or even close StarfishSaver Mar 2020 #74
Socialist is Not a swear word. Learn to live with it because it's here to stay. Farmer-Rick Mar 2020 #18
Socialism does not beat well regulated capitalism with a robust safety net (Denmark). SunSeeker Mar 2020 #26
Socialism IS NOT better than capitalism. Turin_C3PO Mar 2020 #35
Highly regulated capitalism....why do we have to regulate it if it so great? Farmer-Rick Mar 2020 #95
Socialism is where liberals get their good ideas DBoon Mar 2020 #94
whats that got to do with this election? nt yaesu Mar 2020 #21
I just talked with Dick Gregory and he said that this guy suffered enough. grantcart Mar 2020 #24
KR NT ProudProgressiveNow Mar 2020 #25
Will they allow Trump another 1 or possibly 2 Supreme Court seats? lapfog_1 Mar 2020 #27
Well and nicely said BigOleDummy Mar 2020 #29
For what it's worth the Bernie Bros of that era helped bring the Vietnam War to an end. jalan48 Mar 2020 #30
Those who didn't vote for Humphrey radical noodle Mar 2020 #81
Johnson was the reason the War expanded in 1964. Humphrey represented a continuation jalan48 Mar 2020 #85
I will agree with that radical noodle Mar 2020 #86
I agree as well jalan48 Mar 2020 #87
1968. Not only did that year's version of Bernie Bros give us Richard Nixon wyldwolf Mar 2020 #31
I voted for Humphrey DavidDvorkin Mar 2020 #32
Age isn't always the factor. Dem2theMax Mar 2020 #33
That is author Joe Klein talking, not me. I was too young to vote in 1968. SunSeeker Mar 2020 #42
Ooops. Dem2theMax Mar 2020 #71
No worries. SunSeeker Mar 2020 #80
Pretty much what I've always said on DU... wyldwolf Mar 2020 #34
Post removed Post removed Mar 2020 #39
You can choose anyone you want wyldwolf Mar 2020 #45
Post removed Post removed Mar 2020 #48
Sorry, but the real world doesn't work that way. DinahMoeHum Mar 2020 #46
The Democratic nominee is never an "evil." SunSeeker Mar 2020 #49
I've never encountered an "evil" Democratic candidate. Some greater, some lesser, some not my ... Hekate Mar 2020 #79
Voting isn't performance art Freddie Mar 2020 #83
:) +1000, and so well said. nt Hortensis Mar 2020 #90
Calling Sanders supporters stupid is flat out wrong. mjvpi Mar 2020 #40
The author is not talking about all Sanders supporters, just those who won't vote D if Bernie loses. SunSeeker Mar 2020 #50
+1 Gore1FL Mar 2020 #51
Not all... paleotn Mar 2020 #70
Grow up a little and stop living in a fantasy world. nt Ferrets are Cool Mar 2020 #43
Most Sanders supporters will vote for the nominee, just as they did in 2016. Gore1FL Mar 2020 #44
...a better name...would be compassionate capitalism handmade34 Mar 2020 #53
Paywall. Very good essay: he seems to be the same age as I. 1968 was intense... Hekate Mar 2020 #55
Yes, it's written by Joe Klein. SunSeeker Mar 2020 #78
I was so angry about Chicago Frances Mar 2020 #56
My first vote was 1976, for Eugene McCarthy Martin Eden Mar 2020 #58
Thanks Rebl2 Mar 2020 #65
Best post I've read today! NurseJackie Mar 2020 #66
Bravo, Joe Klein! Denis Enko Mar 2020 #69
That's before my time but... stopwastingmymoney Mar 2020 #72
I felt absolutely sick after 2004 Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 #92
Great post. This is such an important perspective from someone with wisdom and experience StarfishSaver Mar 2020 #73
I love this post. gordianot Mar 2020 #75
I could never figure out why ... Codifer Mar 2020 #76
Do any boomers think they would have done things differently in 1968 IronLionZion Mar 2020 #82
Still better than my first vote Polybius Mar 2020 #88
Wow. You have definitely evolved. Were your parents Republicans? SunSeeker Mar 2020 #89
Excellent, Sunseeker. Thanks. Hortensis Mar 2020 #91
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