Do All Potential Presidential Candidates Represent The Wealthy And Powerful? NO, Not Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren!

What does a person do if he or she is disgusted with our political system, and the growing theory that no matter who we elect, Wall Street and the wealthy gain?

Well, what he or she can do is promote the Presidential candidacy of two United States Senators, who have made it clear in their time in public office that they are enemies of Wall Street and the Establishment!

Those two Senators are Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren!

One problem that Bernie Sanders has is that he will be 75 years old in 2016, and has totally white hair, and he will be a year older than Vice President Joe Biden. He also is a Capital S SOCIALIST, and the vast majority of Americans think Socialism is evil because of their ignorance on the term, while not realizing how much of our social and economic reforms in the Progressive Era, the New Deal, and Great Society years are Socialist ideas! This nation has benefited greatly from “Socialist” programs, but there is a fear of anything which is to the advantage of the middle and lower classes, much of it implanted in the minds of Americans through wrong headed propaganda!

But Bernie Sanders, the longest serving Independent in the history of the Senate and House of Representatives, is the real article, a sincere, genuine, authentic, articulate advocate for the middle class and the poor, and every criticism he makes and every idea he enunciates cannot be refuted if one really examines the facts! But facts often seem not important, as mythology and promotion of fear reign instead!

Bernie Sanders would be a revolutionary President, in the sense that he would truly change the direction of the nation in a positive way, but of course, the conservative right wing and Republican Party would fight him tooth and nail, and accuse him of every sin possibly conceived, and with a viciousness matching Barack Obama in the White House, because, after all, Sanders would be a “real” Socialist, not the phony one painted on Barack Obama, and in the distant past, Franklin D. Roosevelt! Sanders has made it clear that he will not accept large contributions, and will have, therefore, great trouble in raising money, so it is not clear if he will, ultimately, run for President.

At the same time, Elizabeth Warren, former Harvard Law School professor, became controversial for her advocacy of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s creation, and could not be confirmed to head that agency that was created under Barack Obama’s Presidency, and instead ran for the US Senate. She has become a great favorite of those on the left, and now is being boosted for President by many, including the Boston Globe and, along with many other groups.

Warren is seen as better than Hillary Clinton, because Clinton is seem as too cozy with Wall Street, and too hawkish in foreign affairs, so Warren is seen as a more ideal choice for the Democratic Party liberals, who worry that Clinton could be a disappointment in the Presidency. Warren has resisted running, however, so just like Sanders, may not be willing or able to run a national campaign, and she knows she would gain vicious attacks as Sanders would, and as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have experienced too often!

But there is no certainty that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren will announce for President, so we may not gain the opportunity to have either of these talented legislators offered to us for the Presidency!

14 comments on “Do All Potential Presidential Candidates Represent The Wealthy And Powerful? NO, Not Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren!

  1. JOB March 23, 2015 8:22 pm

    Hello Ronald, Hope all is well……
    Sanders and Warren are the only Democrats that would receive my vote in ’16. Otherwise, it’s third party…….

  2. Ronald March 23, 2015 8:47 pm

    JOB, welcome back!

    I understand how you feel, but a third party vote would only help right wing Republicans, and there is unlikely to be any substantial third party candidate, as not even a Ralph Nader type is likely.

  3. JOB March 23, 2015 9:12 pm

    Pardon me for saying, but I’m done with the two party ONLY way of things. It is destroying this country. I will not vote for someone that I do not believe in……..

  4. Ronald March 23, 2015 9:45 pm

    I appreciate what you are saying, but who then is available that is worth your support? That is what I am wondering!

  5. Ronald March 24, 2015 9:41 am

    Rustbelt Democrat, you read my mind! LOL Momentarily, I will be commenting on Martin O’Malley as another alternative, more practical in some ways than Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, neither of whom might run, while O’Malley looks as if he will run, and he is the new generation of leadership.

  6. Southern Liberal March 24, 2015 9:56 am

    I agree with that article that Pragmatic Progressive posted.

    To quote from it: “Unfortunately, as a practical matter, your choice is limited to creating a second party to replace one of the existing parties, not putting a third out there. And that party has to start with school board and mayoral races, not president and Congress. More practical would be to infiltrate an established party and push it left. It’s pure fantasy to imagine that you can create a third alternative and win an election in a winner-take-all system.”

  7. Ronald March 24, 2015 10:07 am

    Totally correct, Southern Liberal, as third parties HURT the “better” of the candidates, as George Wallace hurt Hubert Humphrey in 1968, John Anderson hurt Jimmy Carter in 1980, and Ralph Nader hurt Al Gore in 2000.

  8. Pragmatic Progressive March 24, 2015 10:10 am

    Same with me Rustbelt

  9. Southern Liberal March 24, 2015 10:11 am

    Same with me as well.

  10. JOB March 24, 2015 9:31 pm

    First Clinton helped send jobs overseas and helped create the biggest economic crisis since the depression. I’m sure the other one can do a bang up job.

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