- Sep 20, 2018
Good reason to hope Warren has a big say in the ticket and platform, if not the nomination.I agree, Eunoli, except democracy has already been in danger, Twitler and the GOP are just symptoms. That's why to me, its as important to not elect a corporate owned democrat, as it is to get the GOP out of power. The only real difference is that with one we get to keep the trappings of a democracy while being an oligarchy [which we already are], or not.
That said, I cannot agree that it is /as/ important to get a non-corporate owned candidate into office. It is very important, but not as important as stopping someone who has proven they are very willing to crush the constitution so that we never get that chance again. The corporate owned candidates at least work within the framework of the constitution and an alert and active public can and have pressured them to make things better in the past (albeit slowly and painfully). They won't ignore the law without consequence. That matters.
Please don't sit this one out if the Dems nominate someone status quo. I see that as a step toward the next election where we can work for deeper change. I see another Trump victory as making it unlikely we'll have another free election to do that in.