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  •  Bernie/Brown 2016 (0+ / 0-)

    'The tyranny of the ignoramuses is absolute and inescapable' A..Einstein

    by unfangus on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:20:48 AM PDT

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    •  Sherrod not Jerry (0+ / 0-)

      Sherrod is in my view a legitimate presidential candidate in his own right,but a ticket headed by Sanders with the younger Brown as VP is the most powerful progressive statement Democrats could make in '16.

      'The tyranny of the ignoramuses is absolute and inescapable' A..Einstein

      by unfangus on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 11:55:34 AM PDT

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      •  And unfortunately... (0+ / 0-)

        would finally make Walter Mondale not quite feel so badly...

        •  No idea what you mean by that (1+ / 0-)
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          but I doubt Walter Mondale has ever felt bad about his service to this nation,I certainly respect it.You?
          Actually,I wish you'd expand on whatever thought you were expressing as I don't know what comparison to Bernie Sanders or Sherrod Brown you think equivalent.I'm not trying to be dense but whatever you meant is definitely not readily apparent to me,thanks.

          'The tyranny of the ignoramuses is absolute and inescapable' A..Einstein

          by unfangus on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 07:12:48 PM PDT

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          •  Sorry if I was being obtuse... (0+ / 0-)

            I didn't at all mean to disparage his service. I was commenting that I think a Bernie/Brown ticket would lose as badly as Mondale did against Reagan. He always said he didn't feel that bad about losing, but the margin was rather hard to deal with.

            •  Thanks for explaining that (1+ / 0-)
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              I am however disappointed in your assumption that a progressive ticket is such a sure loser.I believe it to be the only course of action to sustain our democracy.Clearly the powers that be have done everything they can since Reagan to tighten the stranglehold on culture,media ,information and power to prevent leadership representative of working people and the middle class,and have succeeded to an extent that has pretty much wiped out the New Deal,Great Society achievements to return us to robber baron inequality.I very much understand the realpolitik that exists in the US deep state that prevents President Obama from accomplishing his goals,but to accept the premise America is permanently incapable of retaking  the power of democracy and must forever bow to neo liberal austerity and the control of the MIC is unacceptable.
              No matter how dumbed down the electorate and how thoroughly deluged by the Madison Avenue version of Goebbels propaganda they are,citizens are ripe for an articulated message of progressive values that would reinstate them to whom power is generated ,The People,as in; OF, BY ,and, FOR.

              'The tyranny of the ignoramuses is absolute and inescapable' A..Einstein

              by unfangus on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 11:46:08 PM PDT

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              •  I'm not at all saying... (0+ / 0-)

                that they would be bad for our democracy. I'm just stating my opinion that they would terrify Republicans, scare lots of Independents and be much too liberal for a lot of Democrats. I think that their "populism" would be way too easy to portray as Marxism.

                I don't know that Senator Brown is the most effective campaigner. He won his seat from a weak Republican during the watershed year of change for the Democrats. His wife, who I guess used to be a newspaper columnist, can apparently be a bit of a loose cannon.

        •  OrganicChemist (0+ / 0-)
          would finally make Walter Mondale not quite feel so badly...
          They said the same thing about Obama , how does left over crow taste?

          Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers

          by Patango on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 07:50:15 PM PDT

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          •  I know many said he wouldn't win... (0+ / 0-)

            but I don't know that once he was nominated there were many that said he was going to suffer a Mondale defeat. Maybe they did, but I don't remember that.

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