Bernie or Hillary: The SECB Meets at 3 PM Today

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Bernie Sanders.
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Capitol Hill, Seattle is listed as #3 in national donations per capita to Bernie Sanders campaign. Seattle as a whole, is overwhelmingly for Bernie Sanders. The Stranger should endorse Bernie Sanders.
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Bernie Sanders. It should be a no brainer, but one would think that Clinton's remarks last week about Nancy Reagan and AIDS would have finally revealed the way her mind works.
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I am a 24 year old college student from Seattle and the only nominee I actually want to win the democratic nomination is Bernie Sanders. Looking at the red aisle is truly scary, Bernie polls better against frontrunner Donald Trump. Endorse Bernie, he resonates with younger voters. I am not sure I would support Hillary Clinton as she does not represent many of my views. This would be a larger issue in the presidential election because young voters may well not turn out to a "business as usual" Clinton campaign, myself included. So please endorse Bernie Sanders.
Posted by: Brian Baird
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You should definitely be backing Bernie Sanders. He has stood by his beliefs of helping the people for the past 30 years and his stance has never wavered. He wants this country to be governed by the people for the people. He has stood with unions for years. He's introduced more legislation than any other politician to support our veterens. He believes in all people receiving good and equal opportunity to education. These aren't radical ideas how the media would like you to believe. Why is it such a radical idea for the government to want the betterment of the people they are serving? I believe it's time this country starts working for the people again and not the few corporate elites. This country has moved so far to the right that a cenerist is seen as a leftist radical. Even Nixon would seem leftist by todays standards. It's time for this country to have a have a President that stands what this country original stood for.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

We the people.

Not me, us.
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Bernie Sanders has fought on the right side of the issues for his entire life whether that side was popular or not (civil rights, lgbt rights, against NAFTA, against the Iraq war, for a few examples). Hilary has not. He is a true leader - willing to fight for what's right when few others are doing the same.

And do you believe the US is an oligarchy or a democracy? I believe it is an oligarchy, and Sanders is the only one to fight against that to turn our country back into the democracy that it was meant to be. Hillary is owned by the oligarchy already, as most have been over the years. Bernie is ready to fight for the people.

Please endorse Bernie Sanders for President. #gobernie
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Bernie Sanders! He's the only real and honest human being in this race. He stands for the things he says, since decades. He's the one who cares about the people, and not power and money.
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If we want to see real progressive change in this country, the only choice is Bernie Sanders. No one else is serious about the issues that face America and the world. If you're interested in getting the money out of politics so our leaders reflect the people, vote Bernie Sanders. If you want a more stable, equal economy, and a robust middle class, vote Bernie Sanders. If you believe health care is a right of all people, vote Bernie Sanders. If you're serious about tackling climate change so we can leave a habitable planet to our children and grandchildren, vote Bernie Sanders.

The choice is Bernie Sanders or the status quo. How's that working for us?
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You should endorse Bernie Sanders. By far, he is the most viable and legitimate presidential candidate in the race. Senator Sanders has had 34+ Years in an Elected Office, over 50+ years of political activist experience, and has always held his positions throughout his career with complete consistency. He stands for the rights of ALL Americans, regardless of your race, gender, and most importantly, because it has stood as a strong social issue for so long, your income. Bernie fights to strengthen the community so we can further ourselves. He ACTUALLY HAS REAL PLANS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW. This alone should convince you to Feel the Bern. There is NO other candidate with economic plans for their proposals, whereas Bernie's are available right now and one could find it very quickly. Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump may have ideas in their heads, but they certainly have not made their way to paper yet. This man has stood by us for many many years and it is time that we stand by him as well. So, in my opinion, out of all the presidential candidates right now, Sanders holds the most consistency, has REAL plans out there, holds the most experience, and simply put, stands for the people instead of the system. Here is a FACTUAL statement: If Bernie is not nominated as the Democratic Nominee in the General Election, the race is between an FBI Suspect and a Reality Television Star. Everything I said there is true. Let's face reality and choose a candidate who is the RIGHT man for office. Feel The Bern!!!!!
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Bernie. The states coming up will be for him and he still can get the number of delegates he needs to take it away from Clinton. The super delegates can change affiliation any time. We DON'T have to settle this time. Some of us have been waiting since the 60's for this revolution. Wake up America!
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Oh, like it's a choice. Remember how Hillary only got on board with marriage equality in 2013 once it was totally safe and she didn't actually have to do anything for anyone?

Fuck that. I wish we could have a woman president, and I'll reluctantly vote for her if she's nominated, but Bernie is the guy who has actually been sticking his neck out and fighting for equality, of all kinds, his whole career. Say what you like about "getting things done" or whatever, but you're a damn fool if you trust a Clinton.
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Who has a better chance of beating Trump? I honestly don't know.
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Please endorse Bernie Sanders. The Stranger endorsement matters a lot. And endorsing Bernie will in no way dilute the party's opposition to Donald Trump, in fact the longer Bernie stays in the race the better. Bernie Sanders has been on the right side of history his entire career and that can't not be said of Hillary Clinton. Bernie has awakened and energized millions of people who had totally given up on our corrupt political system. And no matter who wins the nomination, this revolution is in motion and will not die. Try as they might, the establishment media can't kill it and neither can the DNC. I have always thought of The Stranger as a progressive voice. You championed Kshama Sawant and have helped move our city in a positive direction. On issues like Income inequality, Racial injustice, Getting money out of politics, Fighting Climate Change, Bernie Sanders is the clear leader. And unlike Obama, Bernie knows he needs a grassroots army to politically force the changes we need. He has us and we're not going away. Please endorse Bernie Sanders.
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I'm not able to add anything new to what's already been said. Vote for Bernie!
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Bernie Sanders!

Trump has shown a terrifying ability to shed all criticism and to make attacks that stick deep. The American voters already don't trust Sec. Clinton, Trump will absolutely destroy her in a way that he can't do to Sen. Sanders. What will they do, call him a socialist? He already beat them to it. He has authenticity, passion, and a strong record of working both sides of the aisle for progressive change. In just his time on the Senate, Sanders has teamed up with John McCain, Chuck Grassley, and Rand Paul for progressive action. He finds the supporters he needs and he gets the job done. Endorse Sanders!
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In the polls, Sanders beats Trump by 5-8% more votes than Clinton does. Comfortably outside the margin of error.

Anything that robs Democrats of 5-8% of the votes is a "Nader". Clinton is the Nader in Election 2016.
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Bernie of course. Cornel West calls Bernie a politician with integrity and states "you can count the number of politicians with integrity on one hand and sister Hillary is not one of them". Choice is clear! As far as the general election goes a Trump/Sanders match up is perfect. Pathological liar vs.a truly authentic person and politician.
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If you vote independent you vote for a republican. Based on resume alone Clinton is obviously the only choice. Bernie does great with the bumper sticker attention deficit crowd. However, if one is to examine deeply not only his record of accomplishment put also his current policies it is glaringly obvious that there are many dark expanses of nothingness.
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Don't be fucking idiots, the only endorsement worth making is for BERNIE SANDERS! HRC is a hawk, a manipulator, a proven liar, and a corporate shill. Just compare the history of each candidate, it should be crystal clear. Who was against marriage equality? Who campaigned for Barry Goldwater? Who voted for the invasion of Iraq? Who accepted big BIG money from Goldman Sachs? NOT BERNIE SANDERS!
Do you really even have to ask this question? Seems pretty clear to me. Feel the Bern! Vote for Bernie Sanders!
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How the Stranger could endorse Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Nomination or why they should

We all know that the Washington state caucus is just around the corner, with just a little over two weeks to go. The Seattle Times recently endorsed Bernie Sanders, calling his presidential run “refreshing” and also pointing out that he mentions the issues that the American people want to hear about and bringing up problems that other politicians are too timid to deal with. Bernie is a great choice for this country due to his history of activism, his leadership, and his 40 year record of consistency. Bernie’s popularity is growing across the country. Thus, I am asking you to make a similar endorsement soon, like the Seattle Times invaluable and powerful precedent!

Your publication that is very popular among various age groups, and the has always been independent of the main stream media. Many readers view the Stranger as a refreshing choice for quality journalism. In the same sense, Senator Bernie Sanders, with his proven track record of doing “what is right,” represents quality, integrity, thoughtfulness, and other long overdue leadership traits and a profound credibility. It would be a great move if the Inlander would show their readers that they align with those same values by endorsing Sanders. This is a vital and urgent election coming, the Democratic primary, with huge choices ahead for America. We may never again have the chance to vote for a true statesman like Sanders!

His endorsements by other legislators and pillars of our society grow daily. As an avid long-time reader of the Stranger, I hope you see the merit of endorsing Sanders on your esteemed editorial pages, as the Seattle Times has already done.

Sarah D. Stephens, MA, New Media
11911 East Mansfield Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
509-435-7778
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Please, don't listen to the president -- he is, of course, one of the Democratic Party elites, and he's going to support the other one. It is to Hillary Clinton's personal and campaign advantage to have Bernie Sanders drop out of the race, but it is to nobody else's advantage, and certainly not to the advantage of the American people.

The Sanders campaign has always known that March 15th would mark the last of Clinton's firewall. She has nothing left to hold against him, and almost all his best states are ahead. It is ridiculous to insist that he drop out before more than half the states in the union have even voted. It will not do the Republicans any good to have him in the race -- it will do US, the people of America, good to have him in the race, for exactly the same reasons Clinton and Obama don't want him there... because he will, at bare minimum, force Clinton to deal with issues she really doesn't want to have to make promises about; and he might just win.

Bernie Sanders is the only serious progressive who has run for president in my adult lifetime and I'm 46. He is the only serious choice for a progressive paper like the Stranger. If the Stranger follows "expediency" and endorses a Republican Lite -- a Goldwater Girl; a centrist from a time when "center" means further to the right than "Republican" meant during the Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford or Reagan years -- then all you will get is a candidate who will represent the 1% just as every other president has, whether Democrat or Republican, for the last thirty-five years.

Please. There is only one choice. Endorse Bernie Sanders and help us to build the government we need, not the government we're being pressured to settle for. We can do so, so much better than this.
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I am not young, 62 yo, have been a lifelong democrat, and would love to see a woman in the white house as president in my lifetime. But, NOT Hillary. Bernie Sanders stands for what is needed to make this world livable for future generations on so many levels, from our food to our climate to equality for all. He would rather spend our taxes on education, health care and infrastructure, not war with countries that don't want our help. I find it refreshing that someone in politics is standing up for the people, not the money.
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Bernie, all the way!
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Based on her unbelievable comments in just the last few weeks, not even considering her lifelong record of bad decisions, it seems pretty clear that you should be endorsing Bernie.
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Senator Sanders has years of enlightened, compassionate experience and the fortitude to stand up to big money interests when it comes to governing. His leadership is about unifying the country and levelling the playing field for ALL citizens rather than the few. He has no authenticity or honesty issues because he speaks the truth and remains consistent regardless of the audience. He is the one TRUE opponent of government dysfunction and corruption, and has a vision for our country that is based upon growth, equality, and ensuring a future that is successful and meaningful to all of us.

His historic and consistent resistance to damaging trade agreements and legislation which would ultimately be costly or harmful to the environment, or to various members of our society has demonstrated the wisdom and knowledge required of our world leaders at this crucial time. His stalwart refusal to bow down to big money interests has awakened a passion in his supporters - a sense of hopefulness, unity, and pride - that has been sorely lacking in American society for far too long. I strongly believe that the President Bernie Sanders will unite and inspire the people to genuinely roll up our sleeves and do the work required to truly make America great again.

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Endorse Bernie Sanders!
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In this case, I'm tempted to say that the president should go fuck himself; there's still a lot of voting to do. He can unite as many establishment hacks as he wants to. This year, establishment hacks do not get to pick our candidates. Just ask Mitt Romney.
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Bernie, without a doubt!
Even imagining that The Stranger would endorse HRC is hard to swallow.
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Please endorse Bernie! The ONLY reason HRC looks "good" right now is because all of the RED states went first! Who cares who can win South Carolina in the primary--they will never vote Democratic in the general. Bernie is the better candidate for our country, Bernie has dominated all of the debates, and Bernie will not mince words when debating Trump or whomever the GOP nominee. Please have the integrity and courage to endorse the first legitimately honest and committed candidate in my lifetime.
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This is the first election I *really* feel like there is a candidate that reflects my values, that can't be bought, that won't flake out on me come October and put out his hands for the puppet strings.

That man is Bernie Sanders. He has what it takes to win in November, if We the People stand behind him and tell the Establishment where they can stuff their surrender demand.

Feel the Bern. For great justice.
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What Bernie stands for has been addressed here in the comments so I just have a little to add. Bernie Sanders has pushed Hillary Clinton to the left yes but will she stay there in the general or in the White House? Trump and Sanders are populists and they both run anti-establishment while Clinton is establishment so she does not match up well. Trump represents the 1% and is personally, with the help of main stream media, purchasing the presidency while with Sanders the people are purchasing the presidency. Both Sanders and Trump hype people up where Clinton does not. I think that Sanders has a better chance against Trump. The nomination is not over yet anyways. Our state may actually get to play a part in the nomination process for once, that is empowering.
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Hilary Clinton is a crooked and corrupt politician flip-flopping her policies throughout her political career. She is a supporter of the prison for profit industry and because of her and her husband we have jailed millions of Americans for the profit of corporations. Clinton caused millions of lives in the Iraq War and she will continue to support such disastrous wars. Not to mention her support for those abysmal trade agreements. She does not care for the people and is only saying what she is now to sway opinion she entirely has her own agenda. You must endorse Sanders for he is the only Presidental candidate who is compassionate, presidential, and stayed solid on his position in Politics. #BernieorBust #SeattleforBernie #NYforBernie
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Bernie and Jill Stein.
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Please know that your publication can share an endorsement with the Times without losing your uniquely creative, original and substantial voice. This is not the time to compete for your sense of power or place. Come together and add your signature style to the mix. Then commend yourselves for being truly radical out-of-the-boxers! You know in your heart of hearts how to aim high and endorse what aligns with your ethics and not fall prey to other media hype and absence of integrity! Please let yourselves feel the Bern.
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I didn't realize so many conservative democrats read the stranger! Hillary is a poor candidate with no message. She is totally baffled why young people don't support her. She is a neo con who will purse war and nation building, she will support TTP, and do nothing about her husband's NAFT treaty which helped gut the rust belt, she will not push to reinstate Glass- Steagal, another third way democratic sell out making tax payers responsible for banks bad behavior, she thinks Kissinger, the war criminal is her friend, she thinks the Regan's were supportive during the AIDS crisis. This is a change election and she is not change. Obama may be calling for democrats to pull together, many people who are voting for Bernie are not going to go to the polls for Hillary. I could go on but is almost 3.
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Bernie Sanders is the only real candidate for president. He is authentic and sincere and has been fighting for the citizens of this great nation or over 30 years. He has never waivered in his beliefs, and has always put people over profits. The rest of the world is watching, we have to vote Bernie Sanders for President.
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Endorse Bernie Sanders.
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If you like vile corrupt criminal politicians, by all means endorse HRC, it is a green light for a Trump win. I am Writing in Bernie Sanders.
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Bernie Sanders had consistently had progressive values and stands by his message. Hillary only says what is popular and can get her votes. From the trade deals, to Wall Street welfare, to Iraq war, to environmental issues, and marriage equality. She flip flops and is inconsistent. Bernie is a better candidate for the entire nation and the world.
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Sanders. I've been reading the Stranger all my life, but if you endorsed Hillary I would seriously have to reflect on whether or not I should continue. Basically my respect for the publication would be eviscerated into a pile of dust.
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Corrected Letter to the editor:

How the Seattle Stranger could endorse Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Nomination or why they should

We all know that the Washington state caucus is just around the corner, with just a little over two weeks to go. The Seattle Times recently endorsed Bernie Sanders, calling his presidential run “refreshing” and also pointing out that he mentions the issues that the American people want to hear about and bringing up problems that other politicians are too timid to deal with. Bernie is a great choice for this country due to his history of activism, his leadership, and his 40 year record of consistency. Bernie’s popularity is growing across the country. Thus, I am asking you to make a similar endorsement soon, like the Seattle Times invaluable and powerful precedent!

Your publication that is very popular among various age groups, and the has always been independent of the main stream media. Many readers view the Stranger as a refreshing choice for quality journalism. In the same sense, Senator Bernie Sanders, with his proven track record of doing “what is right,” represents quality, integrity, thoughtfulness, and other long overdue leadership traits and a profound credibility. It would be a great move if the Stranger would show their readers that they align with those same values by endorsing Sanders. This is a vital and urgent election coming, the Democratic primary, with huge choices ahead for America. We may never again have the chance to vote for a true statesman like Sanders!

His endorsements by other legislators and pillars of our society grow daily. As an avid long-time reader of the Stranger, I hope you see the merit of endorsing Sanders on your esteemed editorial pages, as the Seattle Times has already done.

Sarah D. Stephens, MA, New Media
11911 East Mansfield Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
509-435-7778
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Endorse Bernie Sanders!
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If the democrats nominate Hillary she WILL lose. Just like Gore did in 2000. Why? Because she is too establishment.

-the millennials will stay home and not vote
-the greens and independents will vote third party
-conservatives & libertarians who would vote Bernie instead of trump will NOT vote for her

She is scandal ridden. She is about to get indicted and she is under investigation by the FBI. I personally don't care about that, but the general electorate will.

Bernie polls way better against republicans against Clinton. In New Hampshire, Trump and Hillary were nearly tied but Bernie beat Trump by a 20 point spread.

But mainly, the democrats will LOSE the momentum and the election as a result if the candidate is Hillary.
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Sanders! Given a choice between the two, why would you even consider a scripted, robotic warhawk who helped write TPP and cashes huge checks from fracking companies, private prisons, big pharma, Monsanto, huge banks and Wall Street. Maybe you need to endorse her to prove you're not sexist. Uh-huh.
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Endorse Bernie.

If the democrats nominate Hillary she WILL lose. Just like Gore did in 2000. Why? Because she is too establishment.

-the millennials will stay home and not vote
-the greens and independents will vote third party
-conservatives & libertarians who would vote Bernie instead of trump will NOT vote for her

She is scandal ridden. She is about to get indicted and she is under investigation by the FBI. I personally don't care about that, but the general electorate will.

Bernie polls way better against republicans against Clinton. In New Hampshire, Trump and Hillary were nearly tied but Bernie beat Trump by a 20 point spread.

But mainly, the democrats will LOSE the momentum and the election as a result if the candidate is Hillary.
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Bernie Sanders~! :)

I mean, of the choices provided... Two of them endorse Sanders already... Plus as much as I'd love to see the inauguration of POTUS Sawant, I believe her work here in Seattle is far from over and, to be honest, Sawant has been a leading voice in my decision to endorse, support, and caucus for Sanders in WA too.

Therefore... I believe SECB should endorse Sanders~! :)
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The Clinton family profits from war and weapons sales. We don't need a war profiteer running the most powerful country in the world. https://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio…
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Dear Dan Savage and merry Strangers,

Please endorse Bernard Sanders. Obama's "endorsement" of HRC sounded begrudging, to say the very least, and rooted in fear of the boogeyrepublicans. Also president Obama nominated a white old man SCOTUS when he had the big opp to nominate a woman or a POC. So his current "opinions" are not in line with the revolutionary, mind-opening reporting of the Stranger.

I know you're in a hot seat, best of luck to you all.
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Hillary is not a progressive. Vote for Bernie!!
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Please endorse Bernie. He is for the people and is the only truly honest candidate we have seen to date. We have 100s of hours of tapes of him defending the people and 100s of hours of videos of Hillary not doing the right thing or changing her mind to reflect the new popular view. There is a reason why she is consuming Bernie's ideas, they are fantastic and the people generally want them. If the perception is that he cant get any of the ideas done. Wouldn't you rather he is allowed to try vs having someone who is anti internet and for bad under the table trade deals?
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I am 100% in favor of Bernie Sanders being the next president of the USA. He has a huge history of passing legislation that works. He is honest and the well being of all citizens in his actions. Most importantly, he will work to reform campaign financing rules. It is time to get the money of the extremely wealthy out of the pockets of our elected officials. The Stranger should certainly endorse the most qualified candidate and that is by a long shot the senator from Vermont.
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Bernie Sanders! His movement is changing the national conversation, and in a very good way. I'm definitely caucusing for him. He's inspiring people to become involved in this democracy again. Every vote for him and every endorsement brings a stronger message to the democratic party of where we want it to go. Hillary is already adopting a bunch of his standpoints. But more importantly, he can actually win and I trust he'd be an excellent president. Every president will face obstruction in congress. But if he only accomplished one single thing, his number one goal of campaign finance reform and overturning Citizen's United, he will have done this country a great, great service. He is being downplayed by the establishment and media to make it seem like his election is impossible, but that's just not accurate. And one last side note, Seattle already has the $15 minimum wage he's calling for... we of all places can see that his policies are a real possibility!
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#Bernie4Pres
#NOTmeUS
#NOfederalINVESTIGATION
#BernDown4Wut
#BernieISbest
#BernieOrBust
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#StillSanders Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who is honest and sincere about having the American people's best interest at heart. His record proves that he is not just saying things to get elected. He walks the walk. Come on over and join the revolution!
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Since President Obama was comparing Bernie to Bush, not HRC, I doubt it bothered her. The last time the “likeable” remark was a direct jab from the moderator and a sideswipe from Obama. This time he was pointing out that Sanders is often called the more "authentic" person but that is a meaningless accolade, and he cited Bush to show why. The sideswipe was for Bernie. President Obama is also suggesting, and I agree, that it's time to stop the character attacks and unite behind one candidate and that should be Hillary Clinton. He didn’t endorse, but was nudging us to think differently. We need all the time we can get to hone our fight against Trump and prepare plans B and C in the event their convention does implode and provide us with candidate X.

Whatever the Sanders campaign has done to strengthen HRC, it’s done now. There are no new issues to develop, and too much of the Sanders campaign rhetoric both from the candidate and certainly from his surrogates and followers consists of attacks on Clinton’s trustworthiness, honesty, and likeability. They are now helping Republicans damage the Democratic frontrunner rather than attracting new Sanders’ supporters. Keeping on with a campaign using exaggeration, innuendo, and sometimes outright lies about its opponent serves no good purpose. I’m sure Sanders supporters feel that their candidate is also being damaged and there is equally no good reason to keep him under attack.

The money that would be spent keeping the Sanders’ campaign on life support could be put to better use in senatorial and even House campaigns. I doubt that many Sanders supporters would donate to Hillary, but they would surely want to contribute to close races that could tip the balance of power in Congress. I hope you will endorse Hillary Clinton. She is an admirable public servant who has and will continue to do whatever she can to make this a better country for everyone. Let’s go in the direction of ‘love and kindness.’
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I lived in a country with social democratic views (Germany) I'm voting for Bernie because I want my friends, family and neighbors to have the same high quality of life I enjoyed there: excellent public media, more annual/sick/maternity leave at work, health care for all, a place to live for the homeless, free college education, care for the mentally ill, etc etc, it wasn't perfect, but it was better than here in terms of income equality. Who gains most when we don't strive for this?
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Bernie Sanders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Please support Bernie Sanders. HE is the only candidate for the people... all the people. I don't think Obama's trying to short circuit the primary process is the least bit honorable or democratic. It's time to break away from the clearly rigged system and start electing people we choose. Thanks.
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Endorse Bernie. It is time and past we had a truly honest candidate who fights for the people, as he has been doing his whole life. And as far as strategy for beating the Republicans in the general goes, he has a much better chance than Hillary of preventing a trump or Cruz from taking office. While she might still get a lot of democratic voters, I don't think she can pull independents and Republicans the way he can.
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Endorse Bernie. It's going to be an uphill battle to make progressive changes in this country no matter who gets elected (Hillary has no real strategy to break gridlock, and she's far more hated by the right than Bernie is), but only Bernie understands that the "inside game" of politics is hopelessly rigged and corrupt, and that the only hope is to change the "outside game." I trust his political instincts, and think that he understands the average American's views and psychology way better than poll-tested politicians do, and I think that people underestimate the power he would have from the bully pulpit.

I also think Hillary isn't NEARLY as strong a general election candidate as people think she is, not only because she's uninspiring to liberal voters, but because of her current FBI investigation and the possibility of being indicted; on the other hand, people underestimate how hard millenials would fight for Bernie in a general election if he got nominated. Furthermore, what can the right throw at Bernie that they didn't throw at Obama? The "fascism" and "communism" cry was done to exhaustion the last eight years, and Obama still won re-election. ALSO (sorry this is poorly written but I don't have a lot of time right now) Bernie would not only win Democrat voters - there are more registered Dems than Republicans in this country - but he would win the votes of many people who tend not to vote for either party and would be extremely competitive with independents.

Also, Bernie clearly gives a shit about people, while Hillary simply seems to be running because she really wants to become president. I actually don't know what she believes on a ton of huge issues, like trade, war, Wall Street, and more.

There are more reasons I support Bernie over Hillary, but no time left right now.... Thanks!!
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Please endorse Bernie Sanders. He has an incredible track record of working with politicians of all view points and getting them to come together to get legislation passed. He is absolutely the best choice for our hopes to get change accomplished. He is the only candidate with verifiable integrity. Please endore #Bernie4Pres
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It really bothers me to hear people reguritate, almost word for word, the rhetic Hillary has been spouting. "Bernie doesn't have enough experience" - Uh, really? By my count, Bernie has been in public office a lot longer than Hillary- She was not actually in public office as first lady, she was not voted in. She was a senator for 8 years, and then a disgraceful run at secretary of state for 4 years. So, 12 years for Hill- Bernie Sanders has been in public office for 33 years!!

People repeat the tired line that Hillary "gets things done"- again, repeating the BS rheteric that she invented. Bernie has been known as the "amendment king" for his ability to reach across the aisle to put in all kinds of provisions for the American people. However, even the Rolling Stone recently noted that large media organizations like the New York Times have "sandbagged" Bernie by downplaying the role that he has had in congress. What exactly is it that Hill has "gotten done"?? She introduced only a couple of bills in congress, that were all for stupid easy votes like renaming a statue or something. Her time as Secretary of State, she managed to convince Obama that he should increase the counter-insurgency, make the middle east more unstabel by killing Gaddafi, endorse a coup in Honduras..... None of that sounds like the kind of things we should have done. So when sHillary says she "Gets things done" just remember that is killing people, and getting all the wrong things done that we don't need.
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Bernie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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If you care about your kids and their kids you'll endorse #BernieSanders.
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Bernie Sanders is the only good choice, no matter what your political affiliation is. I'm an independent caucusing with Dems on Saturday. Both Republicans and Democrats have been corrupted by a broken campaign finance system and lobby industry. Bernie is a rare, uncorruptable politician. Hillary's ideas aren't progressive. She leads from the rear. Bernie is showing us where our country needs to go. As long as the healthcare industry, the private prison industry, the defense industry, and others control the political process, we will not make any meaningful progress as a nation.

Detractors point to resumes. I vehemently disagree. Sanders has a reputation as the "amendment king" in Congress, getting things done via legislative side-doors. He revamped the VA with McCain after reports of long wait times, and it shows with his vast veteran endorsements. NYT had a story about this until it was edited to be disparaging a day later.

I would rather have a leader who relentlessly defends the middle class than one who sells it out for corporate interests like free trade and prisons for profit.
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I wrote out a very long explanation, but decided to cut to the chase. The stranger should absolutely endorse Bernie Sanders because 1) Gay Marriage 2) Climate Change 3) Imperialism.
#FeeltheBurn #BernieorBust #HRCisnotmyfeminism
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Bernie. He has the experience, can work with the other side, and is not in the pocket of anyone.
We need to put an end to bought elections.
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Bernie is the only one on the left running who understands that this year won't be about right vs left, but top 1% vs the rest of us. Trump hasn't taken corporate money, and would EVICERATE Hillary on that issue.
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wow really? you need to ask? I remember when the Stranger was the kind of publication that would never endorse a candidate like HRC. what the fuck happened? just grow a pair and endorse the right candidate, you know who it is. #LAME
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I am surprised this is a question as well. While both candidates are social progressives (one took a more windy road to get there) Bernie is more progressive on economic and foreign policy. Just review articles by Robert Reich and Jeffrey Sachs. (Two little time to dig in deeper here.)
Additionally, Bernie, because of his values across issues is more of a feminist in my opinion. As a woman in my late thirties I see our votes as impacting not just our country but the entire world. We need to aggressively push back on money in politics, corporate authoring of trade deals and regulations, and interventionist wars. Or we'll keeping fucking it up for everyone.
I am out of time. Good luck!
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Bernie Sanders will bring us to a very healthy place for both business and workers. He has no agenda for profit like Hillary does. I find that those in favor of Hillary have shamefully dismissed her history and the consequences of her becoming a President. We must stop this profit in politics and war. Bernie gives us a chance for a healthy future. PLEASE HELP
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Bernie Sanders. Or, let the Democrats decide who should be the nominee by letting the primary process finish. Barack Obama is the last person who should be claiming that a vigorously-contested primary doesn't serve the general election candidate well.
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Bernie Sanders is the only viable candidate.
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Bernie of course!! #NotMeUs!!
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Bernie! He is the most honest candidate, the only one who will keep us safe(r) from terrorism by not espousing rampant US terror and regime change abroad. And who will fight for workers and the disenfranchised at home, increase prosperity and end our corrupt politics and financial system. Plus the best candidate to fight climate change and promote clean energy. We need a landslide in Washington- you can help, Stranger!!
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As a born and raised Washingtonian that has worked in Seattle for several years, Bernie Sanders is the ONLY candidate that represents me. Please endorse Bernie Sanders and give him the true representation her deserves. This is not over and we still have a chance to elect a great president!
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I'm caucusing for Bernie! Fighting for the 99% since the sixties!
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Bernie Sanders is the political revolution this country has been starved of for decades. Finally, a candidate who is truly authentic. Hello utopian America!
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Am I too late? Berrrrrrniiiiiieeee!! Bernie Sanders, of course!!!
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I'm pretty disgusted with Obama at this point. He and the DNC both. If we don't change the course of what is happening this election, democracy will be a thing of the past. Elections will simply be a fundraising gimmick indicating which corporation will be in charge for the next four years. Americans did not fight and die for the last two centuries for this crap. When the primary is done, so is the un-democratic party. The plantations may be gone, but slavery has just begun. Any idiot that thinks an establishment candidate is going to change this trajectory is a fool.
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FFS — #FeelTheBern SECB!

If ever you had a clear choice before you, this is it! He's a 21st-century FDR-style progressive! He's been fighting for the people all his life, even when it was unpopular. He's against Citizens United! He 'gets' the issues facing this country _and_ the causes of it. His speeches proved prophetic on criminal justice, Iraq, banking regulations … If ever there were an incorruptible man, Bernie is it!
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BernieOrBust!
Many of us still remember NAFTA costing us our jobs despite the inaccurate analysis of of Robert Reich that does not account for the fact the housing bubble temporarily boosted manufacturing to supply the housing bubble while entire industries were offshored to Mexico and later to China as a result of the US-China trade deal the Clinton's loved so much.
Get these Reagan Republicans out of our party!
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Ideologically, Stranger should endorse Sanders. Thank you Bernie for being a politician who has spoken the truth.
oh to see America a more egalitarian country.
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You should endorse Bernie Sanders because he is the most progressive, has the most consistent record and the highest integrity. I agree with the people above who said that the endorsement should not be based on election strategy but on the candidate. I also agree that endorsing Sawant is a useless and silly gesture. It would just make the Stranger seem like they're treating the election as a joke (which is not an opinion about Sawant herself). Likewise, not endorsing Hillary is not the same as endorsing Trump. The endorsement is about here now and who would be the best president and, in my opinion, there's no dobut that between the two Bernie Sanders is the best.
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Bernie all the way! He's been fighting for the disenfranchised for 40+ years, he's not going to stop now! Please support the one who's working for everyone, not the flip-flopping lady who has been bought out by wall street!
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Bernie please. My child had a rare medical condition called FPIES, I need a candidate who will stand up to Monsanto. Her life depends on it.
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If the Democratic party wants a victory in November they had best be smart enough to vote for Bernie Sanders. I am not alone in saying that I simply will not vote for Hillary Clinton. She does not represent me nor does she represent a majority of the American public. Bernie Sanders does. Vote Bernie Sanders or watch Republicans win. The choice is yours!
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Reasons I am voting Bernie:

1) He understands that the influence of money on politics is the biggest problem with our political system:

- He is the only candidate who does not accept campaign contributions over $2,700
- He wants to overturn Citizens United

2) He is a steward of our planet

- He understands that climate change is the biggest issue facing our planet.
- He has been very vocal about the water crisis in Flint

3) He has a political career that has been based on principle and has not wavered from those principles

- He has always been pro gay marriage
- He was arrested for protesting Segregation

- Being of Jewish heritage, he knows all too well the ills of racism and segregation

4) He sees war as a last resort

- He voted against the Iraq war.
- He was a conscientious objector to the Vietnam war

5) He is our best hope against Trump

- Polls show Bernie wins against all republicans
- In a matchup against Trump- Bernie wins and Hillary loses.

6) He has cross-party appeal

- He is the most Libertarian candidate on the ballot
- He is the most Independent candidate on the ballot

7) He believes in health care as a right

- He fights for a single payer system that will cost less overall

8) He fights for the middle class:

- The policies of the past 40 years have led to a gross imbalance of wealth where those with the most are becoming increasingly wealthy while the workers of this country have lost wages, jobs, and savings. We don’t want equal distribution. We want equal opportunity

9) He doesn’t want to tell you what to do

- His gun policies are sane
- His drug policies are sane

10) Honestly I just trust him, okay?
I should add that he is against the overreach of the NSA
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There is no question, that Bernie should be receiving the endorsement of all educated and thinking people. The DNC, the MSM, and the broader political establishment, has rigged the game, played dirty politics, alternated between ignoring Bernie, or painting it in terms of inevitability. It's clear the game is fixed, and frankly anyone voting for Hillary, is pretty much blessing the plutocratic takeover of our country. Bernie has been an outsider in D.C., but he has nearly always caucused and sided with the Democrats, with a 30+ year career of sterling integrity and passion for helping the people, consistency of views, and having time prove his views to be the correct ones. He has the best favorability ratings of all candidates, by a long ways, Hillary's unfavorability is only beat by Trumps. Bernie is the best chance of defeating Trump, without question.
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Bernie Sanders. Not even a question. He is by far the best candidate, has a record of getting things done, and has more integrity in his big toe than anyone else.
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Bernie is the oldest contender, and yet is the most in touch with the needs and of the liberal (and many not so liberal) young adults of the USA. He had plenty to learn, but had shown a willingness to invite people into the conversation when confronted with something beyond his experience. Hillary is often touted as more able to get stuff done legislatively, but I believe that Bernie's title as Amendment King Is actually a more valuable background to have as president. As we have seen in the last 8 years, getting vital legislation passed often involves bargaining and concessions. Endorse Bernie!
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Bernie has better judgement than Hillary. He voted against the Iraq War. He's always been against the TPP and NAFTA and the XL pipeline. He's always been for same sex marriage and civil rights. He has gotten a lot done in Congress. He is known as the amendment king. Hillary's hawkish foreign police (regime change in Lybia for example) has contributed to the instability in the Middle East. Bernie has over 4 million donations averaging $27. That's who he is indebted to.
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Holy Crap! Who are these hundreds of new people who joined The Stranger in the last few hours (many of whom have left already)? Hey peeps. So you want Bernie as your candidate? Cool. Stick around, whydon'tya? Otherwise you look like spam.
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Bernie. Obvs.
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Bernie, all the way! He's the only candidate that truly represents Seattle!
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Sanders' laser focus on Citizen's United makes him the easy choice for endorsement. Nothing, and I do mean NOTHING, will change until this country's campaign finance system is fixed. Sanders' criticism is right on in that regard, just like it has been on everything else. For decades.

You don't need to sell out this early. Do the right thing.
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Hillary. She can stand up to the attacks from Republicans. Bernie would end up folding like a cheap lawn chair. The most unpopular thing you can be to the general electorate is a socialist.
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I've missed the start of the SECB meeting, but a couple years ago a Princeton University study found that there was virtually no correlation between the wishes of voters and the actions of the US governmen, yet huge correlation between the desires of the 1% and those actions, and concluded that we live in an oligarchy, not a democracy:

mic.com/articles/87719/princeton-conclud…

There is only one candidate running who has any intention of changing that for the better. You can endorse the candidate who supported NAFTA, who supported welfare "reform", who supported DOMA, who voted for the illegal invasion of Iraq and the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, who opposed gay rights until it was clear this was a political liability, who lied repeatedly about landing in Bosnia under sniper fire despite video evidence clearly showing that no such thing happened, who supported the military coup in Honduras while arguing that children fleeing the violence there must be sent back to "send a message", who supported regime change in Libya and laughed at Qaddafi's death but had no plan for the aftermath, resulting in a failed state and a terrorist haven, who undermined Kofi Annan's attempts to negotiate a ceasefire in Syria by insisting (once again) on externally imposed regime change, contributing to the massive refugeee crisis ongoing today, who has said she's willing to consider a constitutional amendment against late-term abortions, who claims the Reagans were the ones who lead the way in responding to the AIDS epidemic, who has made millions of dollars from Wall Street but continues to insist that there will be no quid pro quo, who will say or do virtually anything to get elected but has no apparent principle beyond personal ambition, who has a negative approval rating when no candidate in the history of modern polling has won the White House with a negative approval rating, who will turn her back the moment your vote is no longer needed, who in terms of policy is basically indistinguishable from Condoleeza Rice.

Or you can endorse the candidate who has been on the right side of almost every issue, consistently, for almost 40 years. Who is supported by record numbers of small-money donors and does not take corporate contributions or have a Super PAC. Who in eight months has come from almost complete obscurity to seriously contending with the most well-financed, most establishment candidate in history, in the face of blatant favoritism from the DNC, during a strongly anti-establishment election. Who is the only candidate in the race from either major party with a positive approval rating across the entire political spectrum. Who appeals to independents, new voters, and even Republicans desperate for an honest candidate.

I can see why it's a tough call.
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What's with Obama? Bad form there.
President Obama looks tired. His wife, amazing Michelle, she's ready to roll. This Election cycle is so damn long.
For now, he's still President.
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only bernie sanders is the best and authenthic candidate with not ties to bigmoney which is the cause for the many burdens americans face today Just check the candidates record to see who has been consistently fighting for the american people and not for special interest and hasnt changed their positions just because its election year .....also for those who say he cant accomplish anything he has proposed the people in congress are up for election too and if we vote for people who share his views he will be able to pass his proposals ....FEEL THE BERN