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If Bernie is the Democratic candidate against Trump he is much more likely than Hillary both to win and to bring in a Democratic House. Strong leadership from election eve forward could build momentum to push through legislation that seems inconceivable presently, including some form of single payer or Medicare For All, even if it starts with only those over 50 being able to join. Broad and strong popular support, coupled with fear of being targeted for replacement in 2018 primaries, could result in more legislative accomplishments that we might expect. Bernie has been very good at getting legislation he sponsors adopted and could be a factor in lobbying Congress for his agenda.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 05:58:56 PM EST
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