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Answer for question 4529.

For U.S. users and other interested parties -- did you watch the Democrat party candidates debate last night? What did you think of it? Who were the big winners and losers of the debate in your opinion?
I did not watch the debates as soon as i learned Bernie Sanders was running and Elizabeth Warren wasn't i knew who i will vote for. When we caucus, i will sit in the Bernie Sanders section. If there are not enough of us to elect a delegate, i will join the uncommitted bloc. In the final go round, if things go as i fear they will. i will probably vote for Hillary Clinton in November 20i6 -- but don't tell my wife!
As for the debate, from what i've heard Hillary probably won but Bernie held his own pretty well. I still know nothing about the other candidates that might make me inclined to vote for any of them.


Oct. 18th, 2015 03:46 pm (UTC)
No, of course you are right. American culture is antagonistic toward socialism and is becoming more so. Eugene Debs got only 5.99 percent of the votes in 1920. And this is not 1919 and Sanders is no Debs. American socialists are far less unified than they were in 1920.

But (democratic) socialism represents my values and my interests better than any other existing political party. (Anarchism is not a political theory but an anti-political theory, and so i probably should not vote at all.) I cannot vote for a person or a party just because i think he/it might win. Asked to choose between two "evils" i will choose neither, and given a chance to vote for Bernie Sanders, i will.

If Sanders should become the Democratic candidate, he will run as a Democrat.
He will be constrained by our political system and its division of powers. But his heart will be in the right place and he will fight for a just and equal and fair society as hard as possible. I cannot trust any of the Republican candidates or very many of the Democratic candidates to do that.

Edited at 2015-10-18 03:57 pm (UTC)
Oct. 18th, 2015 05:11 pm (UTC)
I was thinking in a vein similar to what you expressed in your last paragraph.

If Bernie does become president, it's not like he'll get everything he wants. I do anticipate he'll be able to move policy a little bit towards a more "progressive" position.

As much as I feel supportive towards him I can't commit my vote because we probably have very different ideas on taxes and wealth redistribution. I'll take my time deciding.
Oct. 18th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)



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