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[–] Neust 5 points 34 points (+39|-5) ago 

I really hope he wins. A candidate debating issues is a bold move in this political landscape.

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[–] spookybm 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago 

You remember the last time someone brought up real issues? Yup, last GOP race, even though he had more supporters, nope they threw in Mitt Romney.
I don't believe in these movements anymore. I've never even heard of Bernie Sanders til now...and to be honest.. he's most likely going to be heckled out of the race.
I doubt Hillary wants to give up her spot THAT easily.

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[–] BrownMoses 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You remember the last time someone brought up real issues? Yup, last GOP race, even though he had more supporters, nope they threw in Mitt Romney.

Shillary is the Mitt Romney of the Democrats

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[–] KleanRider 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

He just doesn't stand a chance without the support of minorities.

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[–] 1697734? 8 points -2 points (+6|-8) ago  (edited ago)

I had hope for him until he let a couple loud women walk all over him. He came out as gutless, submissive, and insecure. A true leader would have grabbed the mic and walked out into the crowed instead he stood meekly by as he was walked over. What would the leaders of the world think of such a man.

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[–] rogue_pineapple 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Let's be honest, those crazies probably wouldn't give up the microphone willingly, and Bernie isn't winning any physical fights anytime soon. Most of the people running for the presidential race wouldn't be physically fit enough to take on someone else, let alone two or more other people, especially caught off guard. Besides, the presidential position isn't one of physical endurance, it's a mental one. It's chess but on a larger scale. When someone places a pawn or some other piece in your way, you don't physically assault the board, you step back and think about your next move. Yes, actions do mean something, and his actions... Stepping back, and picking his battles, was a smart move. Instigating the fight would have been foolish and he could have easily slipped up and given the other candidates fuel to take him down. Considering that that the BLM movement is funded by the same people funding the other candidates, it seems pretty obvious that this was exactly what they were trying to do. Those crazies wouldn't be willingly to go along with a sensible conversation/debate, and even if they did, there is nothing you could say that would change their minds. They're too emotionally/financially driven to change their minds. The best move for Bernie was to just step back and let them blow off their hot air.

Everyone supporting Bernie, knows his track record. We know he's in it for everyone, not just a select group of people. Bernie can save his big Bernin moves for when he's president.

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[–] Montosh 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The backlash would have been far worse if he had not let them speak. The accusations of racism(obviously unfounded) could have seriously hurt him. He showed them that he would not fall for their tactics and he let them make fools of themselves and the entire BLM movement, hurting their credibility and not his. Bernie responded perfectly to the situation.

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[–] xXx_420_xXx 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

I'm not surprised. Pretty much everybody here in Oregon agrees with his policies. And I'm not in the Portland area. I'm in a small town in southern Oregon.

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[–] conundrumbombs [S] 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

While Portland is probably one of the more embracing cities he could visit, it does say a lot that he is drawing in over five times as many people as Clinton. I mean, if she could draw that many people from any city, she would be doing it.

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[–] xXx_420_xXx 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

She's definitely doing more of the "have dinner with millionaires" type of campaign at this point.

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[–] RenagadeGam3r 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

But, he has the Internet's coverage.

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[–] its_that_time_again 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Just like President Dean and President Paul had when they ran...

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[–] sneakybells 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

These are the death throes of dying industry.

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[–] i_like_naps 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yep, just heard on the radio this morning "Bernie Sanders gets out of line and the BLM movement puts him in his place" WHAT THE FUCK I hate the media.

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[–] mangusman07 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Make sure you vote in the dem primary first

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[–] Unlucky13 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

And yet Hillary Clinton is the only "viable" candidate. The state of politics is a god damn shame.

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[–] rwbj 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

You mean the state of the media. Here's the direction the Gallup polls are trending with regards to Bernie.


March 2015:

  • Hillary: 89% familiar, 50% favorable, 39% unfavorable

  • Sanders: 24% familiar, 12% favorable, 12% unfavorable

July 2015 (most recent Gallup data) :

  • Hillary: 89% familiarity, 43% favorable, 46% unfavorable

  • Sanders: 44% familiarity, 24% favorable, 20% unfavorable


The primaries don't begin until February. Alot can happen between now and then but on our current track Sanders is going to be the next candidate for president. His only problem is getting his message out which is something that's pretty straight forward and happens with time. Hillary's problem is people know of her and like her until they hear her message. Then they stop liking her. That's a much more fundamental problem that's only going to get worse with time unless she seriously changes her message. But frankly that also might not help. I think the problem for Hillary is people see her for what she is - a shameless panderer who will say and do anything to help her own political career. Suddenly going 180 on her message is just going to make that even more evident.

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[–] kirkis 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I'm glad to hear he's driven to shut down the prison industrial complex. That's the only thing in his agenda that's doable.

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[–] Typo 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

He had 10k+ watching online too.

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[–] Typo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think a lot of liberals were watching the GOP primary because they wanted to see a trainwreck. I guess drama knows no party bounds.

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[–] EndDrugAndOtherWars 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The dream the 90s is alive in Portland...1890s, Russia. Jokes aside, when Hillary finally has to debate him I hope he calls her out for being a corporate shill, and in general talks about corruption. Because assuming he got the presidency, his agenda is not politically possible. Maybe we can start to do something about corruption. We need a value shift as a society where we stop supporting sleezy sell out politicians. Maybe show them you don't need to run an expensive campsign where you sell out to finance it and win. That's the power of the Internet, while we stilk have it.

That's mainly why Trump is so popular; he calls these guys corrupt shills to their face and he says, "And I'd know, pretty much all yall have come to me begging for money, LOL." When he said Hillary came to my wedding because she had to, le gold. I must say I enjoy the theatre of it all, from a selfish, personal enternainment angle.

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