Norman Solomon: With the mutual alignment of Buttigieg and his corporate healthcare-industry donors, Mayor Pete’s approach seems to be a case of a flimflamming candidate who poses as a forthright leader.
Jeremy Toback: Four years of Sanders bully pulpit clarifying discourse, as he catalyzes millions to apply pressure to power, will be materially better than the incremental nonsense any other DEM might get.
WJ Astore: The initial goal seemed to be to get Elizabeth Warren to admit she’d have to raise taxes to pay for her Medicare plan.
WJ Astore: When it comes to service in the military, U.S. politicians typically vote with their feet, meaning they double-time away from joining the ranks.
Norman Solomon: In an era when small donations from the grassroots are adding up to big financial hauls, Biden is so uninspiring that he’s losing the money race by a wide margin.
James Preston Allen: Amongst all of the chaos created by this reality-TV-president, the facts and the truth really don’t matter and attempting to argue with anyone who has bought into this is like arguing with a corpse.
Robert Reich: Beating Donald Trump requires getting out the vote. And in order to get people to turn out and vote, a presidential candidate has to be inspiring.
Norman Solomon: From the middle of this decade onward, as the popularity of Bernie and his political agenda has grown, so has the hostility from corporate media.
Glen Ford: Polls were rigged, in that few of them were capable of reaching statistically viable numbers of the under-40 voters that strongly favored Sanders.
Frank Fear: What makes Independents interesting—and relevant—is that nowhere else in America is there such a large mass of voters as politically diverse and party adverse.
Eric Mann: Many of us in the movement appreciate that you have pushed the U.S. political discussion to the left and have had the courage to bring socialism into the public debate in a country moving towards fascism.
Jeff Cohen: Like Hillary Clinton in 2016 (with her Wall Street connections and well-paid speeches), Biden would be a perfect target in 2020 for Trump’s pretend-populism.
Steve Hochstadt: That message of unity is my “takeaway” from the campaign so far. The cohesion and shared values are hard to see, though.