Marc Cooper: This call for a general strike a week from now is really really stupid, or naive. The only thing worse than inaction is failed action. And this is going to fail—big time.
Marc Cooper: If Democrats want to whither away, and believe me they will after two years of Clinton’s predictable transactions, just keep it up. You too can be as much as a phantom as the GOP if you try hard enough.
Marc Cooper: With the clear message to citizens in six states—including the most populous in the union—being “don’t bother,” the only concrete effect this can have is to further depress the vote all the way around.
Marc Cooper: What Bernie supporters need to be thinking about today, yesterday and tomorrow, is not the fantasy that he’s going to win the nomination, but rather, what is being built out of this campaign, what sort of political infrastructure can be erected, that will survive after the Democratic convention and after November?
Marc Cooper: The Sanders campaign, even a Sanders administration (!) would be impotent in effecting deep change unless it was backed up by a vibrant and truly mass movement that would have to transcend narrow partisan lines.
Marc Cooper: The Sanders insurgency is all about the future, what the rising generation sees as its future, who and what it sees as its political representative and what it says about the next 10 years of the Democratic Party.
Marc Cooper: This Saturday’s battle in the Democratic Nevada Caucuses could be decisive. If Clinton loses, it could be curtains. If Sanders loses by a lot, it might be the beginning of his downward spiral. What Stays in Nevada
Marc Cooper: In the South Carolina primary, the candidate who ran against Obama in 2008, claiming he was inexperienced, green, ignorant of foreign affairs, “not ready” now holds him up on a Teflon pedestal and decrees that he shall not, ever, be criticized—even by his political friends like Sanders
Marc Cooper: Duh. Hillary Clinton has been frenetically lowering expectations for New Hampshire casting herself as the lowly underdog in New Hampshire….clearly a Finlandized satellite to neighboring Superpower Vermont and expansionist strong man Bernard Sanders.
Marc Cooper: Clinton is NOT somebody I want as commander-in-chief and I guess I am in a small minority in saying I think Sanders would be a much better choice. Far better.