Sanders 2016

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As President Obama’s reelection campaign was ramping up five years ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders suggested on several occasions that it would be healthy if someone ran against him from the left — channeling the frustration of activists who thought the president had compromised on core liberal principles.
Bernie Sanders just spoke to a crowd of 7,000 in the conservative state of Alabama, and pledged to carry on Martin Luther King's legacy. Hillary Clinton has a Super Tuesday problem, and this problem starts before March 1, 2016. While Dr. Cornell West, Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, and rap artist Killer Mike discuss the similarities in political philosophy between Bernie Sanders and Dr. Martin Luther King (in this Legacy of MLK Roundtable), the Clinton campaign accepted money from prison lobbyists.
It is 'time for our country to join every other major industrialized nation on Earth and guarantee health care to all citizens as a right, not a privilege.'
It's true. Even as we descend into an election year defined by right-wing extremism, the numbers simply don't lie.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 15:21

How the media missed Bernie Sanders

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BURLINGTON, VERMONT (CNN)Bernie Sanders, the man who is leading in New Hampshire and giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money in Iowa, is coming to terms with a new reality: The media is taking him seriously.
From an article on FiveThirtyEight.Com by Nate Silver: “We’ve got an unpopular set of presidential candidates this year– Bernie Sanders is the only candidate in either party with a net-positive favorability rating — but Trump is the most unpopular of all. His favorability rating is 33 percent, as compared with an unfavorable rating of 58 percent, for a net rating of -25 percentage points. By comparison Hillary Clinton, whose favorability ratings are notoriously poor, has a 42 percent favorable rating against a 50 percent unfavorable rating, for a net of -8 points. Those are bad numbers, but nowhere near as bad as Trump’s.”
Why have the power players of the Democratic Party allowed this to continue?  
Sunday, 17 January 2016 17:26

Ohio's Not Waiting for Bernie Sanders

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Last week, Bernie’s first campaign office opened in Ohio… without the campaign.
The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter’s insights. Hillary Clinton’s new barrage against Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential primary opponent she has all but ignored through most of her campaign, is having an effect — though probably not the one she intended.
The Clinton campaign just made a serious mistake. They sent Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea out on behalf of her mother to bash Senator Bernie Sanders on the issue of health care.