What Bernie Sanders Has Accomplished

Here is an op ed in the Star on what we might learn from the Bernie Sanders campaign

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2 Responses to “What Bernie Sanders Has Accomplished”
  1. Mark Hammer says:

    Friends, citizens, countrymen, lend me your ears;
    I come to examine Sanders, not to dismiss him;
    The failed campaign that candidates lead lives after them,
    The good is oft interred with their bones,
    So let it not be with Sanders.

    Nice positive piece, Dr. H. You’re right. Sanders’ campaign has been looked at entirely through the lens of “winning”. When one switches lenses, and asks “Is there anything that has been conspicuously and catalytically “different” about his campaign, the answer is “Yes”. I hope, when the anointment of Madame Rodham Clinton and her competitor is complete, and a different debate commences, folks will remember Mr. Sanders as not simply another transitory Nader-like “spoiler”, but as having changed the nature of political campaigning and engagement. No small feat.

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