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@abulsme tweets from 2015-11-05 (UTC)

2 comments to @abulsme tweets from 2015-11-05 (UTC)

  • Bernie’s role isn’t to win the primary – it is to change the content of the discourse about what is important in governance

  • @RB: Bernie’s goal at the start was indeed clearly that. He never had any expectation, or even desire, to win the nomination. He just wanted to influence the debate as you mention. But there came a point during the campaign where he was surging and Hillary was deteriorating weekly, that many of his supporters (and perhaps maybe Bernie himself) might have started to think that maybe, just maybe, he could actually win the nomination McGovern style. Any expectations along those lines crashed to the ground in the first debate. Now Bernie is back to “influencing the debate”. However, with all potential of a serious threat to Clinton gone, there is little reason to pay attention to him any more, and whatever influence he had on the debate is fading quickly. Not that it would have lasted into the general election anyway.

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