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Vermont Senator Sanders Weighs 2012 Challenge
The Tatler ^ | 8/1/2011 | Belladonna Rogers

Posted on 08/01/2011 9:36:48 PM PDT by Patrick1

“Well, at this point I have not,” Sanders said. “But I am now giving thought to doing it. You know, I think you know the names out there as well as I do. And I think the American people have got to be engaged. It’s not just me or anybody else here in Washington. There are a lot of smart honest progressive people who I think can be good presidents.”Sanders said such a challenge was necessary since in his estimation, the president had begun to take his position as the party leader for granted. And I think one of the reasons President Obama has moved as far to the right as he has is he thinks he can go all the way and no one will stand up to him,” Sanders continued. “So, Tim I don’t want to tell you more than that but this is an issue I am – we are beginning to talk about a little bit.”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: berniesanders; messiah; sanders; socialist; vt
Is it pass the popcorn time?
1 posted on 08/01/2011 9:36:55 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Patrick1

I think farmers should increase their acreage of popcorn next year.


2 posted on 08/01/2011 9:39:15 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Patrick1

If he opposes Obama, does that mean he’s a racist?


3 posted on 08/01/2011 9:41:35 PM PDT by Starrgaizr
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To: Starrgaizr

Of course,also a terrorist, neo nazi.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 9:43:30 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Patrick1

RUN BERNIE RUN!


5 posted on 08/01/2011 9:48:06 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Patrick1

Danger Will Robinson! The People elected a person who spoke like a Marxist yet he never was called that. Someone who promised an unspecified Total Transformation of America. Maybe they’ll vote for a frank Socialist, a charter member of DSUSA who will spell out the wonders awaiting a socialist USA?


6 posted on 08/01/2011 9:56:02 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Patrick1; Paleo Conservative; Starrgaizr; wjcsux

“They get primary challenges, because they are weak candidates. They lose because they are weak candidates. The primary challenges do not cause them to lose. They lose because they suck.”

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Go Bernie!!


7 posted on 08/01/2011 9:56:38 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Patrick1

Who do you all think this pig wants but won’t say? My bet is Cynthia McKinney as his choice.


8 posted on 08/01/2011 9:59:55 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Recall 2000 election. VP Al Gore unopposed in primaries.

The result was soon realized. Republican primaries were not countered by Dems on the airwaves/media. People only heard Republican anti-Democrat, anti-Gore arguments. Media had no reason to cover Al Gore, he was in no races.

Democrats quickly, maybe not so quickly, rustled up a sacrificial opponent for Al Gorbashchev, Senator Bill Bradley, and got plenty of air time thereafter.

Bernie, or some other egotist, will probably be conjured up so the Socialists get plenty of primary air time.

yitbos

9 posted on 08/01/2011 10:01:24 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Patrick1

Wow! Somebody talk to Newt. Maybe we can borrow a few million of those fake followers he has on Twitter and give Sanders a false sense of strong support.


10 posted on 08/01/2011 10:06:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: Patrick1

11 posted on 08/01/2011 10:06:59 PM PDT by tomkat (Palin/West '12)
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To: Patrick1

I think the best bet for Bernie Sanders is to run under the Socialist banner. After all, Maxine Waters and a number of Congresspeople have said/intimated that they are Socialists or are very sympathetic to the cause. Also, nearly half of the U.S. populace prefer a communal style life and many more would probably want it if Sanders were to run and publicize the Socialist theme.


12 posted on 08/01/2011 10:09:25 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: All

If Bernie runs I will give a check to his campaign. I just checked DU and they are p***sed at Obama. They are even talking about throwing a shoe at him.

Things are really getting interesting!


13 posted on 08/01/2011 10:19:08 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (Perry/Rubio in 2012! An unstoppable ticket)
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To: wjcsux

Ditto. And make sure to run as a 3rd party candidate like Ralph Nader in 2000 if you lose.


14 posted on 08/01/2011 10:39:58 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: bruinbirdman
Bradley wasn't a last minute fling in the ring in 2000.

What Gore did to him was criminal, its been alleged for years (and to this day), that Gore essentially cheated in New Hampshire to beat Bradley, basically killing Bradley campaign at that point.

There debates were also vicious, as Gore basically called Bradley a racist and implied that Bradley was responsible for racial profiling in New Jersey (the most common phrase uttered by Bradley during said debate was "Thats not true Al"). Bradley also announced his run before Gore did (not that it mattered, everyone knew Gore was running).

15 posted on 08/01/2011 11:18:12 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Patrick1

Even though he cauces with the democrats, officially, Bernie Sanders isn’t registered to the democratic party, how exactly would he run in a primary against Obama, unless he changed party affiliation? (something he is loathed to do).


16 posted on 08/01/2011 11:19:44 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Sonny M
That was all choreographed so Al Bore could shed his wooden image.

yitbos

17 posted on 08/01/2011 11:33:22 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Sonny M; Clintonfatigued
>> Even though he cauces with the democrats, officially, Bernie Sanders isn’t registered to the democratic party, how exactly would he run in a primary against Obama, unless he changed party affiliation? (something he is loathed to do). <<

Exactly. Bernie knows Barry the sellout needs to challenged from the left, but he can't sell his soul to the "corporatist" (well, I suppose George Soros owns them, so he is correct) Democratic Party. To do would betray "progressive" principles. So.... you gotta run as an INDEPENDENT against Obama!! Get on the ballot in all 50 states and take your case directly to the people. DO IT!!!

SANDERS/KUCINICH 2012!!!

Hee hee hee. ;-)

18 posted on 08/02/2011 1:09:15 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

“Get on the ballot in all 50 states “

Sanders will have no difficulty coming up with his long form birth cert, school paperwork, medical records, college transcripts including loan documents, passports...


19 posted on 08/02/2011 7:11:50 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Patrick1
smart honest progressive people

Stop it, Bernie! You're killing me!

20 posted on 08/02/2011 7:14:54 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: bruinbirdman
Its been 11 years......Bill Bradley still has a problem saying Gores name, and still despises him.....

And what happened in NH wasn't choreographed, it affected the outcome of the republican side.

21 posted on 08/02/2011 7:38:20 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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