The choice facing voters in your state is clear. "The most progressive social and economic path gives us the best chance to catch up and Senator Bernie Sanders represents the most progressive path," says Jesse Jackson. "Democrats cannot win and defeat Donald Trump without inspiring young people to come out and go to the polls in record numbers and there is only one candidate who has the overwhelming support of those under 40 years old and that’s Bernie Sanders."
"I believe Bernie Sanders would have a positive effect on down ticket candidates as a result of his wide-ranging progressive appeal to voters – and he does have the highest favorable rating of all the Democratic candidates," says Jackson.
Jackson is talking about winning and about basic change, and about basic change as the only path toward winning. "So let us not forget," he says, "what happened with moderate candidates in the White House in 1994 after a Democratic President Clinton won in 1992 and what happened in 2010 after President Obama won in 2008. During Obama’s time in office Democrats lost over 1,000 seats in Congress, in Governorships and in state houses and state senates. We are not supposed to be the party of Wall Street and big business. We are supposed to be the party of the poor, of diversity, of working class people and of the middle class."
Jackson provides a comprehensive case for Sanders here. Here's a comparison of Sanders, Biden, and Trump:
Bernie plans to create a Green New Deal, Enhanced Medicare For All, and college without debt.
Biden helped start the war on Iraq, boosted mass incarceration, backed NAFTA, and has tried to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He's reassured the mega-wealthy that he won't fundamentally change anything.
As David Sirota has noted, "Biden has worked with Republicans to push proposals to freeze Social Security funding, cut Social Security benefits and raise the Social Security retirement age. Biden has even been on the floor of the Senate giving speeches bragging that he tried to cut Social Security on four separate occasions. By contrast, from the moment he was sworn in as a congressman, Bernie has worked to block Social Security cuts and expand Social Security benefits."
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