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Defeating Oligarchy

"To Defeat Oligarchy, I Would Run for President" (Bernie Sanders)

Latest interview with senator from Vermont shows that his reluctance to run would be outweighed by the scale of unaddressed crises and ignored issues

Recent signals by Vermont's Independent Senator Bernie Sanders that he would consider a run for president in 2016 in order to "take on Wall Street, address the collapse of the middle class, tackle the spread of poverty... and address global warming," perked the ears of progressives who look out at the Democratic Party and see no other candidate—especially the presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton—likely to speak for them on a core set of issues. And now, a survey prompted by Sanders' comments shows that among those who closely identify as "progressive" support for his candidacy is at more than 80 percent.

Online Activism group RootsAction.org emailed a simple survey to all of its members known to be U.S. residents, more than 300,000 people. Almost 20,000 responded. Here are the results:

Do you want Senator Bernie Sanders to run for president in 2016?

Yes: 15,450 81%
No: 1,803 9%
Not sure: 1,881 10%"

From: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/23-0


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Comment on a post by Chris Hedges:

I hesitate to give any credence to yet another, structured-in- -advance. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION SHOW.....DIVERSION. But I must say to all of you what Chris Hedges certainly already knows, and is possibly signing up for right now here today: Bernie Sanders is going to run for the Presidency from outside the two party structure. He is going to do it, and he and his supporters are in fact already in the field and hard at work. Bernie will come on like a freight train and he will be elected. I am sure of this and i'm a very good political analyst. (Chris)Christie and Hillary will not know what hit them. They are both getting hit already if you've been following the news over the last week, and I doubt they know where the hits are coming from yet. They are coming from Bernie. And this Hedges piece is I expect just Chris' job application aimed at the incoming Sanders Administration.
Don't believe me? Copy this prediction and print it out. Pin it to your wall. And put today's date on it.
Bernie will come on and on as the incessant underdog--but I know better. WATCH! He will gain and gain...you will all once again be AMAZED at it all. And Bernie will be elected.
Meanwhile the deeply and totally corrupt Congress that is owned by AIPAC and the Big Banks, and that only 6 percent of Americans today support , will all be overwhelmingly reelected WHILE WE ALL SIT MESMERIZED BY THIS BULLSHIT.
2LT Dennis Morrisseau USArmy [armor - Vietnam era] retired. W Pawlet, VT 802 645 9727 dmorso1@netzero.net


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