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uran10 said:

Thank you for this post. On another note tho, I honestly feel like he's been doing too much, like campaigning practically everyday and doing 3-4 events per day. I've been worrying for a while now.

No kidding! I could never do as much as Bernie has been doing these past few weeks. I've just never been that fit and full of energy that I could keep going for that long. And I'm not overweight or anything, just not super fit, but I am 29, and I've never been at a place where I could keep Bernie's schedule. Dude is a machine. I was a little worried from the perspective of him basically doing what few of any age could, but I was never worried from an age perspective, and I still am not. The guy is proof that age shouldn't be a consideration in a candidate, only health. Bill Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery at 59, and surgery for a collapsed lung a year later, and he's healthier than Trump, who is the same age. This little stent means nothing for Bernie.



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Hope Bernie is ok, we need him :(

While he's my distant third choice after Tulsi and Yang he's still my one preferences with by far the best chance to take the nomination



Here's wishing Bernie a speedy recovery!

What I've been hearing, fortunately, is that he's expected to be back on the campaign trail within days and will still be at the next Democratic debate, so that sounds promising.




Progressives polling well in Arizona.



jason1637 said:

Progressives polling well in Arizona.

Interesting how the polls do not support the conventional wisdom that Democrats will not nominate a progressive candidate.



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SpokenTruth said:
jason1637 said:

Progressives polling well in Arizona.

Interesting how the polls do not support the conventional wisdom that Democrats will not nominate a progressive candidate.

Are these national or Dems polls.  On a national level, I would still believe there is a lot of push back against a progressive candidate like Warren and Bernie but who knows, American voted for a Black man as president for 2 terms so maybe its time for the Progressives to make a move into the White House.



Change Research is a fairly sketchy online-only pollster, though.

Not to mention it doesn't make sense that Arizona would favor progressives more than California, as attested by multiple other recent polls and previous primaries.



 

 

 

 

 

haxxiy said:

Change Research is a fairly sketchy online-only pollster, though.

Not to mention it doesn't make sense that Arizona would favor progressives more than California, as attested by multiple other recent polls and previous primaries.

Arizona as a whole definitely won't favor progressives more than California but it's possible that Arizona democrats do compared to California Democrats.



SpokenTruth said:
jason1637 said:

Progressives polling well in Arizona.

Interesting how the polls do not support the conventional wisdom that Democrats will not nominate a progressive candidate.

Exactly! It's very telling how a progressive such as Warren has been able to skyrocket in the polls running a platform such as hers, Bernie btw doing great as well. A progressive will be able to win the general, anybody who says otherwise is just being dishonest and their opinion on the matter is better left in the trash.



 

tsogud said:
SpokenTruth said:

Interesting how the polls do not support the conventional wisdom that Democrats will not nominate a progressive candidate.

Exactly! It's very telling how a progressive such as Warren has been able to skyrocket in the polls running a platform such as hers, Bernie btw doing great as well. A progressive will be able to win the general, anybody who says otherwise is just being dishonest and their opinion on the matter is better left in the trash.

I think we've both been saying from the beginning that the progressive movement is far bigger than people are thinking it is.

After seeing the rise of Sanders last election coupled with the polarization of Trump, I don't get how some can conclude progressives can't be nominated.



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