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  •  An African American who people called a Socialist (2+ / 0-)
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    got elected. And now the American people are even more pissed than they were in 2008.

    I honestly believe that Sanders could give Obama a run for his money if he runs in the Democratic primary. And I honestly believe he could poll high enough to get in the debates if he runs as an independent in the general election. When the economy is THIS bad, there is actually a legitimate possibility that the American people will support a true maverick candidate.

    "Get busy living, or get busy dying." ~ Andy Dufresne

    by Eric Stetson on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 01:41:31 PM PST

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      No matter who the Democratic party nominates, they will be called a socialist.  This has been happening for nearly a century...

      So why not run an actual socialist who has your interests at heart instead of always supporting the corporatist who just sounds progressive like Obama is and Clinton was?

      Eric, you are correct.  When things get this bad, the people have nothing to lose by supporting an independent candidate.  People who have been out of work so long have nothing better to do but find out what true democratic socialism is...and then they realize they are democratic socialists!

      Furthermore, the GOP is having it's own troubles.  If this Tea Party minority decides that they want an independent candidate as well and you have four major candidates, then a Sanders independent ticket stands the best chance to win as ever.

      Be of sound mind and politcs -SP

      by Soundpolitic on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 07:15:26 PM PST

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