Walter G. Moss: One reason for not jumping in yet to support a specific candidate is that it is still too early to tell who will have the best chance of defeating Trump and who will develop the best environmental policies.
Steve: Hockstadt: There is more trust for state government, and over 70% trust local governments to deal with local problems, a number which has barely changed over the past 40 years.
Steven Rosenfeld: Laws and timetables governing recounts in many swing states differ widely and aren’t necessarily geared toward transparent granular counting—and that’s apart from President Trump’s habit of attacking election outcomes he doesn’t like by claiming they were stolen.
Robert Koehler: Politics should not be a pursuit disconnected from the heart; it should be, as everything should be, an expression of the heart. Where fear has been harnessed for political purposes, let’s now harness the power of love.
Walter G. Moss: Whether it is the struggle against racism, or sexism, or homophobia, or corporate greed, or environmental devastation, or war and militarism or religious bigotry—real change never takes place from the top on down.
Norman Solomon: After 36 years in the Senate and eight as vice president, Biden is by far the most seasoned servant of corporate power with a prayer of becoming the next president.
Eric Mann: I will work in the general election to support any Democratic candidate to defeat Trump. But the Movement can also play a role in making demands on the presidential candidates.
William Astore: If Democrats want to lose again, they’ll run a “centrist” (i.e. a pseudo-Republican) like Joe Biden or Kamala Harris who’ll make the usual noises about having a strong military and keeping the world safe by bombing everywhere.
Jim Nasella: he will back a Constitutional Amendment to protect the right to work. “Workers in corporations should be able to elect 40% of the board of directors of their corporation.”
Michael T. Hertz: Bernie, Tulsi and Liz should join forces in the fight to get a progressive candidate. They should understand that only one of them can get the Democratic nomination, and they should be comfortable in backing one of the others if need be.
Marc Cooper: I am not sure what non or anti-Bernie Dems are all upset about just because the most popular candidate in their field has officially declared.
Robert Reich: Bernie helped reveal a new and deeper political divide in America – between oligarchy and democracy. Rather than the size of government, he raised the more central question of who government is for.
Norman Solomon: Bernie Sanders represents a different approach to the root causes of—and possible solutions to—extreme economic inequality, systemic injustice and a dire shortage of democracy.