Bernie Sanders: Don't vote for a third-party presidential candidate in this election

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    Sep 17, 2016 1:45 PM GMT
    http://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-dont-vote-third-party-gary-johnson-jill-stein-2016-9Third-party presidential candidates are not worth a vote in the 2016 election, according to Bernie Sanders...

    ...the Vermont senator advised voters not to vote for a third-party candidate for president and to remain focused on stopping Donald Trump...

    "When we're talking about president of the United States, in my own personal view, this is not the time for a protest vote," Sanders said, according to the The Washington Post. "This is [the] time to elect Hillary Clinton and then work after the election to mobilize millions of people to make sure she can be the most progressive president she can be."

    ..."I know more about third-party politics than anyone else in the Congress, okay? And if people want to run as third-party candidates, God bless them! Run for Congress. Run for governor. Run for state legislature," Sanders said.

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    Sep 17, 2016 6:03 PM GMT
    I guess endorsements like this paid for his new vacation house. Total sell out.
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    Sep 17, 2016 6:07 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidI guess endorsements like this paid for his new vacation house. Total sell out.
    Damned right and I am through with him along with the democratic partyicon_mad.gif
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    Sep 17, 2016 6:10 PM GMT
    A third-party vote is a wasted vote and risks eroding the Dem vote (just ask Southbea...I mean Westcoastjock).
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    Sep 17, 2016 10:35 PM GMT
    What are you talking about? Voting for either of the two WRONGS is the worse possible thing for the Democracy . The 66% percent that don't want either candidate need to exercise their right to chose and vote against the two WRONGS. It will probably be my most important vote in my lifetime. Voting against my egotistical need to win at any cost and voting for a decent candidate.

    Ex_Mil8 saidA third-party vote is a wasted vote and risks eroding the Dem vote (just ask Southbea...I mean Westcoastjock).
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    Sep 18, 2016 3:27 PM GMT
    MaleElement saidWhat are you talking about? Voting for either of the two WRONGS is the worse possible thing for the Democracy . The 66% percent that don't want either candidate need to exercise their right to chose and vote against the two WRONGS. It will probably be my most important vote in my lifetime. Voting against my egotistical need to win at any cost and voting for a decent candidate.


    If Bernie can bring himself to suck it up, I'm sure you can. If Trump wins, no one will really care how warm and fluffy your vote made you feel, only that you helped the worst candidate in history to become president of the United States. I'm just a partial observer from across the pond, so, unlike you, at least I won't have to live under the clown.
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    Sep 18, 2016 5:11 PM GMT
    Voting third party will deny the winner a mandate. The winner will have to govern further to the center.
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    Sep 18, 2016 5:30 PM GMT
    It certainly is not selling out and frankly not even sucking up. It's not even holding your nose. It's knowing how things work.

    Bernie said from the get-go that he'd support the Democratic ticket should he not win its primary. So how is doing what he said he'd do a sell out?

    It is not. Following through is not selling out. Ya see the difference?

    He's doing what he said he would do because this is a guy who knows how to get things done. This is a presidential system in a country of two major parties, not a fragmented parliamentary one. From outside the party, you don't get to tell us what to do. We tell you to fuck off. We're Americans. Have you not met us yet?

    But also should our hopes align, we welcome you into our party. The Republicans writhe in hate; they got Trump. The Democrats rise towards peace; we get Bernie.

    Come to this house. Be one of us
    Make this your house. Be one of us
    You can help collect some more in
    Young and old people: let's get them all in
    Come to this house. Into this house
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    Sep 19, 2016 4:30 PM GMT
    According to the Constitution a president has little power. He certainly does not have the power to make laws which is reserved for congress.

    We need a weak president for congress to recover from King presidents that have weakened the democracy. Trump will be ineffective as a President since he will not have support from either side. After that we need term limits to rebuild a function congress.



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    MaleElement saidWhat are you talking about? Voting for either of the two WRONGS is the worse possible thing for the Democracy . The 66% percent that don't want either candidate need to exercise their right to chose and vote against the two WRONGS. It will probably be my most important vote in my lifetime. Voting against my egotistical need to win at any cost and voting for a decent candidate.


    If Bernie can bring himself to suck it up, I'm sure you can. If Trump wins, no one will really care how warm and fluffy your vote made you feel, only that you helped the worst candidate in history to become president of the United States. I'm just a partial observer from across the pond, so, unlike you, at least I won't have to live under the clown.
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    Sep 19, 2016 4:44 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said... Total sell out.
    so sorry; everyone has sold out long ago, none of these candidates will be your friend.
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    Sep 19, 2016 10:39 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    MaleElement saidWhat are you talking about? Voting for either of the two WRONGS is the worse possible thing for the Democracy . The 66% percent that don't want either candidate need to exercise their right to chose and vote against the two WRONGS. It will probably be my most important vote in my lifetime. Voting against my egotistical need to win at any cost and voting for a decent candidate.


    If Bernie can bring himself to suck it up, I'm sure you can. If Trump wins, no one will really care how warm and fluffy your vote made you feel, only that you helped the worst candidate in history to become president of the United States. I'm just a partial observer from across the pond, so, unlike you, at least I won't have to live under the clown.
    You are dead wrong about the worst candidate in US history because Donald Trump is a more fit and qualified candidate than Hillary rotten Clinton. It is the Wicked Witch of Wall Street, Hillary rotten Clinton that is the worst Presidential candidate in US history. Get your head out of your ass bunk!