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    Independent and Progressives like Bernie but do they really follow him? NO, at least not where it counts and when it counted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Polls said Hillary would win against Trump, too.

    So, there's that.
    Bernie Sanders says he consistently beats Donald Trump by bigger margins than Hillary Clinton does | PolitiFact

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    ^^^^^My point^^^^^

    Independent and Progressives like Bernie but do they really follow him? NO, at least not where it counts and when it counted.
    Happened with Nader too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    ^^^^^My point^^^^^

    Independent and Progressives like Bernie but do they really follow him? NO, at least not where it counts and when it counted.

    Liking Bernie isn't a reason to kiss one's brains good-bye. Sanders is a leader, but that doesn't mean he does the thinking for people who support HIM.

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    when did he run against Trump?
    In the polls.

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    Its anecdotal but in my home, there would have been 5 votes for Sanders. But instead the votes were divided between Johnson and Stein. My middle brother lives in PA and they were volunteers with the Sanders team but all ended up voting for Stein or staying home.
    That matches anecdotal vignettes reported from Obama voters in the Democratic stronghold of Milwaukee.

    Milwaukee is in deep trouble. Even though they still liked Obama on a personal level, promising them the status quo didn't cut it. Maybe it _could_ have cut it, if it were communicated well and if the case were made that things really were picking up albeit slowly, but it would have taken a lot of convincing, and Democrats somehow managed to miss the seven years of messages about how they hadn't yet made that case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    In the polls.
    a hypothetical poll. That's my point. He never actually faced off against Trump. The polls were based on information generated from running against HRC. They aren't any different than any other general election poll during the primary. They are all notoriously unreliable.

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    Bernie is popular because he hasn't done anything. Therefore, he hasn't done anything to offend anyone.

    The same phenomenon exists among college football fans. The backup quarterback who has never taken a snap in an actual game is often more popular with the fans than is the quarterback who actually won the job by competing in spring practice and fall camp.

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    BY JONATHAN EASLEY - 04/18/17 07:31 PM EDT

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is the country’s most popular active politician, underscoring his importance to the Democratic Party as it seeks to rebuild in the wake of a disastrous 2016 election cycle.

    Sanders is viewed favorably by 57 percent of registered voters, according to data from a Harvard-Harris survey provided exclusively to The Hill. Sanders is the only person in a field of 16 Trump administration officials or congressional leaders included in the survey who is viewed favorably by a majority of those polled.

    White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is far and away the least popular political figure in the poll, with only 16 percent viewing him favorably, compared with 45 percent having a negative view of him.
    “In losing to Hillary [Clinton], Bernie Sanders has floated above today’s partisan politics while Bannon has, rightly or wrongly, taken the blame for the administration’s failures,” said Harvard-Harris co-director Mark Penn. “It is symptomatic of the Democrats increasingly consolidating to the left while the Republicans are fractured and unable to come together. Sanders is an asset to the Democrats while Bannon is a liability to the administration.”

    Only 32 percent have a negative view of Sanders, including nearly two-thirds of Republicans.

    Poll: Bernie Sanders country?s most popular active politician | TheHill
    Well, Bernie is the closest thing to a genuine "populist" in the best sense of the word for the last 30+ years.

    And I really can't fathom the "out of the box" hatred for Bernie from some dems, the same irrational hatred we saw from the Right toward Hillary and for Obama of course before her...

    What's with that?

    I was a Sanders supporter in the Primary, but didn't have a great deal of trouble supporting Hillary in the general...

    (I also suggested they share a ticket, looking back from here is doesn't sound so far-fetched, eh?)

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