Bernie is well known as the Amendment King in the Senate and the House. He has been recognized by both sides as someone who can be relied upon to get things done. I’ve done a lot of research to learn who this person was before I decided to put my support behind him, what I found supports the statements I’ve made here and elsewhere.
I happen to like Elizabeth Warren a great deal, too. I think she is also a distinguished politician and would be just as happy to see her as president as Bernie. What I like about both of them is the absolute disdain they receive from Wall Street. No love has ever been lost between Warren and Sanders and Wall Street.
What I also find so distinguishing about Sanders is that he is the only politician on the national debate stage, during the primaries, to say in so many words, that there will be no other reforms before campaign finance reform.
And I think what further distinguishes Sanders from the others, is that at least on this point, he was talking up campaign finance reform in that way long before the others in the current field of candidates for the 2020 primaries. Most of the others, as far as I can tell, have only recently adopted many of his talking points, including campaign finance reform.
This is not to say that I’m a single issue voter. I was just impressed that *anyone* (besides Larry Lessig) would say such a thing.
Now before you turn me into an adversary, please consider any points of common ground mentioned above. Did you find agreement with anything that I have said here and in the parent article?