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Old 02-11-2016, 07:29 PM
 
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And that's carved in stone? It's just plain silly that American voters are forced to accept there being only two ways to view issues in today's complex world and it's sure as hell not benefitting the country.

I'd vote for a viable third party candidate any time, both major parties are in need of and richly deserve a good smack down.
Yes its carved in stone,like it or not,benefiting the country or not,its the way it is.I'd vote for a VIABLE third party candidate myself......if one ever existed.Hasn't happened in my lifetime....or my dads....or my granddads.

Trump and Sanders supporters are trying to give the two parties a good smack down 'from within'.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Florida
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How many times can Bernie say that he wouldn't mount an independent run even if he loses DNC nomination? I believe him when he says that he doesn't want a Republican to win.

Mr. Trump, on the other hand, has clearly implied that he would break his pledge to RNC if he is not "treated right", whatever that means.

An independent run by Bernie or Mr. Trump would ensure that the other party loses the election. If Bloomberg enters the picture, there is a likelihood that no one gets 270 EV and the House Republicans would select the President (Ryan, maybe) and VP (if the Republicans keep the Senate).

Mick
Bernie is in favor of the greater good for everyone. Trump is in favor of the greater good for himself.

That goes without saying. After Trump loses, his hats will say "Make Trump Great Again."
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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He was an independent to begin with and is simply being used by the Democrat party establishment when he serves his purpose for them.
Looks to me that Sanders is doing the free riding, not the other way around.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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Sanders has Biden, O'Malley, Bill Perkins, James Sanders Jr., Al Sharpton, Hollywood, former US military personnel, Veterans, Unions, former DNC Chairman, and so forth...if Bernie looses the Primaries should run Independent.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:50 AM
 
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Probably. Unlike the fascist GOP, the DNC did not require a pledge to the party not to run as an independent in order to be allowed into the debates and primaries. That pledge actually seems like something a Communist regime might require.

Haha. You picked the wrong party. DNC has vast numbers of Superdelegates and dirty tricks which will usurp the vote anyway. Iowa & NH prove this.


I honestly don't know why Bernie puts up with rules that are so stacked against him.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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Mr. Trump, on the other hand, has clearly implied that he would break his pledge to RNC if he is not "treated right", whatever that means.
Nope. He has since retracted that threat. He said he definitely won't run 3rd party.
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Sanders has Biden, O'Malley, Bill Perkins, James Sanders Jr., Al Sharpton, Hollywood, former US military personnel, Veterans, Unions, former DNC Chairman, and so forth...if Bernie looses the Primaries should run Independent.
Biden? Al Sharpton? Do tell where I missed their endorsements of Bernie.
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:39 AM
 
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Biden? Al Sharpton? Do tell where I missed their endorsements of Bernie.
Biden and Al haven't officially come out, but have expressed I'm some articles leaning towards Bernie. Biden one was a month or two ago. Al one happen recently after Al and Biden met for an interview together.

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Old 02-12-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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Don't stop a write-in surge.
And how many lib dims can spell? Oh, I know ... dangling chads.

El Nox
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:46 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Biden and Al haven't officially come out, but have expressed I'm some articles leaning towards Bernie. Biden one was a month or two ago. Al one happen recently after Al abd Biden met for an interview together.
Never gonna happen but good job getting that fantasy out there on the web.
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