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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Perhaps this is another tactic of the left to push the far and away front runner-Hillary more to the right, as with Elizabeth Warren.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    He should raise a billion dollars and then start a charity. Skip the pointless failure of a presidential run.
    He wants to be President so he will run and running for president entails raising money.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Sad reality we live in. Running for office has become a multi billion dollar industry.
    Key word right there, well said!
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    And? His odds of winning the nomination, let alone the Presidency are roughly 1 in Ben Carson.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Him raising that money in such a short time is a testament to his popularity. I'm glad people are paying attention to Bernie, but at the same time it is sad that lots of money is a necessity if you hope to win a presidential race. I would prefer it if candidates didn't need to raise a billion dollars to compete.
    I get it. I am in agreement that we have a real issue here where campaigning is a functional business model. I am not even entirely convinced that all candidates using the business model actually have the desire for said office they are running for. Being able to compete then comes down to some inside functionality with the respective front running parties.

    But I cannot let go of the irony.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Looks like his message is resonating with people.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    He wants to be President so he will run and running for president entails raising money.
    Not if you take public funding like a true socialist.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Perhaps this is another tactic of the left to push the far and away front runner-Hillary more to the right, as with Elizabeth Warren.
    Ummmm.. No. If anything it will push Hillary to the left. Primary elections are about appealing to the die hard party members AKA "the base". Many in "the base" are usually the most ideological. This is where in the Democratic Party you will find progressives and die hard liberals. This is where in the Republican party will find the most conservative and far right wing elements of the Republican Party. These are the people that mainly vote in primary elections, these are the overwhelming majority that vote in primaries. Its not "moderates" or "centrists", its usually the most ideological elements of the parties. That is why during Primary season you see that their rhetoric and message is more progressive/liberal leaning for Dems, and more conservative/tea party-esque leaning for the Republicans. Then during the general election what do you see, the candidates appealing more to the center, more moderate. If anything Bernie running is going to push Hillary more left, and more of a liberal populist message.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Not if you take public funding like a true socialist.
    Unfortunately to be a serious candidate the stipulations in accepting public funding of elections is unrealistic in chances of winning. Nor do I see how public funding of an election relates to starting a charity.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

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    Bernie Sanders Raises $3 Million In Four Days

    With the help of a crew of former aides to President Barack Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) campaign has raised $3 million in four days for his presidential campaign -- a dramatic indication that he won’t be confined simply to a long-shot role in the Democratic primary.

    Sanders, who is running for president as a Democrat, announced on Wednesday that he has retained the services of the firm Revolution Messaging to run digital ads and online fundraising. The staffers with the firm who will be working on Sanders’ campaign include Revolution Messaging’s founder, Scott Goodstein, who ran the 2008 Obama campaign's social media and mobile programs; Arun Chaudhary, who was the first official White House videographer; Shauna Daly, who served as deputy research director on Obama’s 2008 campaign; and Walker Hamilton, who was a lead programmer for that campaign.

    "Like a lot of Obama supporters, we were looking for a candidate with a track record of doing the right thing -- even if it meant taking on Wall Street billionaires and other powerful interests. A candidate who could inspire a movement," said Goodstein. "Bernie Sanders is that candidate."

    Due to his long-standing criticism of the influence of big-money interests on government, Sanders has strong online and grassroots appeal, which he hopes to leverage to raise the money needed to fund a presidential campaign. And so far, the strategy looks savvy. The campaign has received roughly 75,000 contributions, and the average amount is $43. According to a campaign adviser, 99.4 percent of the donations have been $250 or less, and 185,000 supporters have signed up on the website BernieSanders.com.

    Bringing on former Obama aides to help amplify that momentum is, perhaps, by design. Months before Sanders formally announced, his longtime adviser Tad Devine told The Huffington Post that he saw Obama’s 2008 White House race as the template for the type of campaign the Sanders camp would have to run to prove successful. By that, Devine didn't mean raising historic amounts of funds and utilizing new technologies when it comes to organizing. Rather, he was talking about appealing to a broader pool of voters, not just down-the-line Democrats.

    "I think ultimately, if he gets into this thing, he is going to look for support across a broad spectrum of groups," Devine said at the time. "If he gets into this thing, I think people will find out that Bernie Sanders’ politics are not traditional."
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