We cannot let ourselves self destruct due to infighting: do not attack other progressive candidates, it only hurts our cause

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I see this far too often. Senator Warren isn't a true progressive, Kamala Harris isn't a true progressive, Tulsi Gabbard isn't a true progressive, they're all agents of the establishment. Do not fall for this trap. Don't shoot yourself in the foot because it has a wart. I would agree that each of those options are less than Bernie, but they are still our allies. Every progressive voice in the election changes the tone and topic of discussion. The question in the debate will no longer be "should we have universal healthcare" but 4 different takes on how to implement it. It will no longer be about whether we need to reign in wall street, but how far to go. It will no longer be about whether climate change is real, but how do we go about fixing it. Any voices in opposition to these positions will look weak and will have to adjust their position to even stay in the running.

It's tempting to pick a favorite and slander the others. There are voices in this very forum who will insist on it. Do not listen to them, some of them are misguided and some may not have your interests in heart. Vote for Bernie, rally for Bernie, be critical of all the candidates including Bernie, but do not become vitriolic. Do not become bitter, do not attempt to drive people away from the other progressive candidates. Draw them into yours. These candidates are our allies, and they're all fighting for the same causes, even if some are flawed or not putting emphasis on the causes we want the most. Any of these candidates would be a blessing and a large improvement over the last 20+ years of presidents, please do not undermine our cause by making perfection be the enemy of good.

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Libby Watson: “If Bernie doesn’t run lots of voters energized by him just stop paying attention. He has a unique ability to rally voters because of his policies & authenticity. Candidates who say they support Medicare for All, I don’t trust that any of them actually give a shit about it like Bernie”

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There will likely be a lot of great progressive candidates in this year’s democratic primary. What if we formed a “sub-party” and held a progressive primary to pick the candidate we want to run in the democratic primary? Thoughts?

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I’m a bit concerned about the recent polls that have come out and I fear that Biden could snatch victory from a split progressive vote. How would you all feel about a preliminary vote so that people like Bernie and Beto both have a chance to run without splitting the vote in the democratic primary? A progressive “sub-party primary” if you will.

Here is an example of a recent poll: MoveOn 2020 presidential straw poll; Biden is runner-up

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Given the candidates and mass the tagging during the last election, A lot of Reddit is probably going to be pretty confused during the next election.

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All of those people that are banned from the subs they truly want to be in…

Glad to know I can still call this place home.

I posted on the trump sub because I can't stand Hillary and I felt Bernie was cheated.

Am now on a mass tag list. Reddit is going to be pretty weird next cycle.

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