Don’t Pull Your Punches Bernie! What Sanders Needs to Do Next.

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Well said! Thank you for your

Well said! Thank you for your thoughtful writing. In the democratic exit polls people are saying that this primary is exciting more than divisive. Regardless of what the pundits or media says, I think it is getting a lot of people figuring out how to be more involved in the political system.

Sasha 347 days ago

I thought the picture was

I thought the picture was some big balls. i guess its just boxing gloves, Burnie has got to have a huge pair though, especially to stand up to all of this, go bernie!

Joshua Jones 356 days ago

The notion that Bernie wins

The notion that Bernie wins open primaries is not supported by data. So far, Bernie has lost "open primaries" in SC, AL, AR, OH, IL, MO, GA, VA, and TN; before last night winning only in VT (his home state), MI, and WI. That's a 25% success rate in "open" primaries. I have not heard Bernie or his supporters complain about the closed caucuses (CO, KS, NE, and ME) in which he has prevailed - not only "closed" but with extremely low turnout due to their inherent time requirements and lack of "early voting". Last night Bernie lost two big states (PA and MD) and two small ones but expressed his pride in winning the "open" RI primary as somehow typical. The data simply does not support that. The only consistent data supporting Bernie wins is (1) caucuses, and/or (2) low diversity at the polls; with Michigan as the exception. I like Bernie, but I am not a fan of his penchant for parsing and misrepresenting polls and making excuses (like voters in the South "distorting reality". Those Southern voters in democratic primaries are important, and don't be surprised if GA isn't flipped this year if Trump is the R nominee. It is also a big credibility bummer when he argues simultaneously for structural change to eliminate "superdelegates" and then claims that his path to nomination is to flip superdelegates even if he trails in votes cast and pledged delegates.

Moala Bill 365 days ago

I t is high time for the

I t is high time for the Democrats to do a serious regeneration of itself.I certainly am a Bernie Sanders supporter.I wish that the campaign had been super aggressive.The day to day news broadcasts show that this needs to be seriously repaired.There has been too much unlimited spending happening in the span of these past five years since Citizens United came.The two party system has to be revamped.I do not think the Democrats will be harmed by Sanders staying in the race to the finish.Also there are still new voters coming on board.A lot do get in just before the election.We also just need to see that change comes from the local level all the way to the national.

Myriam Pierre 365 days ago

I am 100% for BERNIE!

I am 100% for BERNIE! Clinton is an egomaniac! She wants to slow any progress for the 'average' American' to the slowest increment possible. She looks forward to 2 terms, and has no doubt she will be re-elected 2020!. Clinton IS big money, big business! She does not represent the average hard-working/unemployed people in this County!

Betty Reichenbach more than 1 year ago

You know who has been talking

You know who has been talking about what a country would look like that serves people who have no access to wealth and power, for decades? Hillary Clinton. You know who supports, works for, and champions progressive values? Hillary Clinton. That's pretty exciting to me, and it's why I'm voting for her.

Leila Kincaid more than 1 year ago

Bernie Sanders needs to wind

Bernie Sanders needs to wind down his campaign in a way that does not harm the Democrats' chances in November.

Howard Morland more than 1 year ago

I'd rather lose like Bernie

I'd rather lose like Bernie Sanders than win like HRC. It is more important to speak truth to power than to make cynical political manuvers. He is doing a great public service and in the end he will win. The DNC is engaging in gross election fraud and misconduct to give HRC this election. The people are with him. She doesn't have a fraction of the crowds and momentum. I hope just like Bernie speaks his concience I hop voters votetheir conscience. Then we will all win.

Pramilla Malick more than 1 year ago

I am so disguised with the

I am so disguised with the Democratic party. In the past, I felt that the Republicans were bought lock ,stock and barrel by the rich and large corporations. Now I believe that both parties are owned by the 1% and the party insiders. I think there is little chance the people will get a fair shake. I pity the once great United States of America.

Joseph Hammen more than 1 year ago

Hardly a big loss or end of

Hardly a big loss or end of momentum. And NY is set to flip or at least rock soon.

MBGM more than 1 year ago

Ruth, you are a person that I

Ruth, you are a person that I respect and admire. I really miss seeing you on the Ed Show. Your article here is well written -- to the point and accurate. Bernie Sanders is right for America; he is a man who will not play footsies with big money donors. Thank you for supporting the man and his vision. Paul

Paul Cabaniss more than 1 year ago

Thanks, Ruth. It means a lot

Thanks, Ruth. It means a lot to me personally to see The Progressive continue to sustain the cause of an authentic American radicalism for a full century.

David Jacobs more than 1 year ago

Will someone please make a

Will someone please make a spreadsheet of 4 columns, each row a state comparing Obama and Clinton in 2008 with Sanders and Clinton in 2016. Then do an analyis.

Patricia Ferrara more than 1 year ago

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