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Sanders needs to take a bold step or two to win more support from the "diversity coalition". Yesterday's debate question "Is Donald Trump a racist?" was an opportunity, but he chose to safely follow Clinton. Not quite a mark of a transformational leader.

Tactical, civility consideration (and fruitless semantics quibble potential) are worth thinking over, and Sanders had time for that. But verbal and body posturing matters as well, and it is worthwhile to practice to be a li-i-itle Trumpy. As it stands now, Trump can call anyone as he pleases while the Democratic opponents would not use a straight word on him.

by das monde on Thu Mar 10th, 2016 at 09:04:53 PM EST
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I find Bernie has a surprising amount of edge wedded to his civility. He manages to deflate Hillary quite roundly. He has the benefit of not having to waste so much energy spinning. He comes off as a bristly curmudgeon who's finally found his groove on the national campaign trail, boosted by the considerable turnouts and the growing probability of having to face off eventually with the Great Orange Demon. A bigger contrast of political philosophy would be hard to imagine, pretty darn epic battle for (what's left of) America's soul.
It would be ironic if it were the South to thwart him by sustaining HTC, (unfortunately a strong possibility).
Her lies or his macho bluster, hella choice huh?


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Mar 11th, 2016 at 09:15:41 AM EST
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Why give Trump air time in a Democratic debate asking the candidates about him?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 21st, 2016 at 10:26:01 AM EST
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