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SANDERS’ NOMINATION by the DEMS would be HISTORIC

I repeat again:  I am not running as a Democrat for President.  (Although the debates would be fascinating!)  It’s Cousin Bernie from Vermont!  Here are two articles saying the Socialist from the Green Mountain State could shake up the race.  (I’ll go one step better:  He could be nominated!  I think Sanders is more likely to be the Eugene McCarthy that drives Hillary out of the race for another to be nominated, say Jim Webb.)

Try out this from the Townhall piece:

And yet he’ll throw a curveball from time to time. In 1993, as a fairly new Congressman from Vermont’s only district, he voted for an NRA-backed bill restricting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. He also voted against the Brady Bill.

In recent remarks about America’s role in the global marketplace, he called for re-invigorating domestic industry, weaning ourselves from foreign goods cheapened by near-slave wages and sparking a fresh wave of passion to buy American, a pitch that would draw smiles at a Tea Party rally.

And Sanders voted against TARP and was against the Iraq war (along with Cong. Ron Paul of course)!  (Right on both counts!)

But here’s the most interesting thing for a political junkie about this candidacy:

If Senator Sanders is nominated by the Democrats, he would be the first person nominated by a major party from a state with the minimum number of electoral votes (three) in modern political history (Dick Cheney was nominated VP by the GOP from Wyoming to prevent a constitutional crisis in 2000 of having two nominees from the same state.  Somebody like Gene Lefty will say that was not the constitutional crisis he meant when you think of the 2000 election!) and that would be something to see.

Sanders’ website is under construction.

 

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

5 Responses to “SANDERS’ NOMINATION by the DEMS would be HISTORIC”

  1. Gene Lefty says:

    We do not have a Constitutional crisis in my opinion. I do not like the Electorial College. Popular vote should win.

    We do however have a people crisis. But, it is what it is.

    • I agree with Gene on the issue of the “people crisis” (they voted for the President twice) but not about the electoral college. The EC keeps the states in the game for President and encourages national campaigns and consensus. But I am sorry if I improperly used you for a foil! Thanks for being an avid reader, Gene!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like Sanders because he at least lets the Leftists have a fair go at it at election. So many times their “progressives” end up being nothing more than corrupt, crony capitalist shills just trying to get themselves ahead. At least Sanders has his heat in the right place and is not (as far as I can tell) running in order to secure power for himself; he genuinely wants to help average people in a system where Wall. St, politicians, and entrenches interests conspire against them. Whether his system is the best as doing that, we can have a discussion over – but I think he’d be better than a lot of people less Left than him if only because he’s not in the bankers’ pocket. (Also, maybe he’ll clue people into the fact that the Libertarians on the Right and Liberals on the Left have more in common that people realise: bank bailouts, foreign policy, tax-loopholes, Common Core, drug policy, etc.

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    Tom White Says:

    Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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