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.
Robert Reich: He could be a spoiler in 2020, splitting the vote and putting Trump back in the White House. Even Bill Burton, a former Obama adviser who has joined the Schultz team, publicly warned against third-party voting in 2016.
Michael T. Hertz: The unfortunate things is that Sanders, Warren, Gabbard, and Brown risk drawing votes away from one another, opening the race to a more conservative Democrat. So what to do?
Cesar Armendariz: The problem with the ADEM elections is that, historically, the candidates have been politicians and members of their inner circles.