Peter Dreier: If Trump is the GOP nominee, turnout among Republicans will likely plunge because even many Republicans find Trump distasteful. They won’t vote for Hillary or Bernie, but they might stay home, even in the swing states. Trump Bad for America
Randy Shaw: Whereas the “message” of McGovern’s loss became “Democrats shouldn’t pick someone too liberal,” Mondale’s landslide defeat did not weaken the arguments of those always going with the “safe” choice. McGovern and Sanders
Berry Craig: “Part of the problem is that we currently have fewer senators and congressmen with any military experience than at any time since prior to World War II.”
Medea Benjamin: First he warned us about “the terrible, authoritarian, Communist dictatorship,” groaned Sanders, “now he’s urging companies to shut down and move to China. Not my kind of guy.”
John Peeler: There is some irony that the independent would be someone who was both Republican and Democrat in his past political life, while Trump only recently declared himself a Republican, and Sanders never was a Democrat. Sanders Bloomberg Trump
Larry Wines: This morning, S.E. Cupps gave her lucid characterization of the Democratic debate and indeed, the Democratic primary race, saying concisely, “Bernie is a cause. Hillary is a corporation.” Goofy Republican Candidates
Ernest Canning: As a combat veteran, I much prefer a Commander in Chief who has the courage and moral fortitude to say no to an unnecessary and immoral war. Veterans for Bernie
Joseph Palermo: In case you haven’t noticed, the centerpiece of Senator Sanders’ campaign is the exact same critique that Occupy Wall Street offered us four and half years ago. Bernie Sanders Occupy
Tina Dupuy: So while Republicans are swooning over Bernie, I’m obsessed with the Republican field for the same reason I spent a year getting into Real Housewives of Whatever Awful Place: I loathe all the cast members.
Randy Shaw: Barack Obama’s 2008 election failed to provide the transformative presidency that young voters sought. Now Hillary is not even promising a game-changing presidency. New Hampshire Primary
Kathleen Wallace: The young women are looking at their situation (huge student debt, erosion of good jobs, lack of universal health care) and they are utilizing their equal and talented brains to come to the conclusion that a neoliberal lackey is not the best fit for them, regardless of sex…vagina voting
Peter Cavanaugh: For thousands of careers destroyed, trillions of dollars lost and countless lives ruined in 2008’s Wall Street debacle, hardly a single soul has spent a second in the slammer or faced serious criminal charges. Progressive Hillary
Robert Reich: Progressives, there’s no way to reform the system without rocking the boat. There’s no way to get to where America should be without aiming high. Robert Reich: There’s no way to reform the system without rocking the boat. There’s no way to get to where America should be without aiming high.