Bernie Could Win


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It may be too early to make predictions, but it looks like Bernie Sanders will end up being the Democratic nominee for president in the upcoming election in November. This prospect has Republicans giddy with glee and establishment Democrats dismayed, as they foresee a result similar to the election of 1972. In that election, the Democrats nominated the very left-wing George McGovern who then went on to lose to Nixon in one of the most lopsided defeats (520-17 electoral votes) in the history of American presidential elections. It is easy to imagine that the openly “democratic socialist” aka Communist, Sanders will suffer a similar humiliation.

I am not so sure. This is not the same country as it was in 1972 or 1984 when Reagan won by an even more lopsided 525-13 electoral votes. We are more evenly polarized these days and people seem to be more loyal to…

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  1. ANYWAY YOU LOOK AT IT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TWO GOVERNMENT POWER HUNGRY OLD FUDDY DUDDIES, GOING OFF IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, NOT A ONE MAKING ANY SENSE, LOCKING HORNS, AND PUTTING ON THE DEVIL WITH EACH OTHER. AT LEAST HE IS THE SAME AGE AS TRUMP, AND NOT A ONE OF THEM WILL MAKE SENSE TO US OF ANY AGE.

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