Bernie Sanders

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders: Sheepdogging for Hillary and the Democrats in 2016

Black Agenda Report by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon May 6, 2015 “The sheepdog is a card the Democratic party plays every presidential primary season when there’s no White House Democrat running for re-election.” Spoiler alert: we have seen the Bernie Sanders show before, and we know exactly how it ends. Bernie has zero likelihood of winning the Democratic nomination for president over Hillary Clinton. Bernie will lose, Hillary will win. When Bernie folds his tent in the summer of 2016, the money, the hopes and prayers, the year of activist zeal that folks put behind Bernie Sanders’ either…


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Why I Would Support Stein over Sanders

The Politics of Courage February 11, 2015 by Anthony Gonzalez Jill Stein MD announced Friday she has formed a committee to explore the option of pursuing the Green Party’s presidential nomination after winning it in 2012 and subsequently receiving the highest percentage of the popular vote of any female presidential contender in a US general election — a percentage triple the one garnered by her party’s previous standard-bearer. Those who accepted that nomination in 2000, 2004 and 2008 declined to go for it again. Now, all who share Dr. Stein’s basic vision should stand by to take advantage of her…


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Is Bernie Sanders’ Best Option to Run for President As a Green?

AlterNet December 29, 2014 by Steven Rosenfeld Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s independent U.S. senator, last week told a home state reporter that he will decide by March if he will run for president as an independent or a Democrat. But there’s a third major option Sanders hasn’t mentioned: running as a Green. “A letter was sent to Bernie Sanders about a year ago: a combination of a query—are you interested—along with some instructions about how to approach the Green Party,” said Scott McLarty, the party’s national media coordinator. “We never heard back.” “I know there are members of the party who…


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The Democratic Party Dead End and the Resignation of American Progressives

Nation of Change by Michael Trudeau If you read the New Republic or receive emails from the PAC “Friends of Bernie Sanders,” you might have seen a rather strange article recently by New Republic editor Michael Kazin titled “Democrats Need Bernie Sanders to Run for President.” As perhaps the main voice on the left calling for independent progressive senator Bernie Sanders to reject the Democratic Party in 2016 in favor of a leftist coalition, I’ll offer that there’s a lot Kazin gets right but that his ultimate conclusion is vitally flawed. Namely, Sanders cannot and will not win the Democratic…