You profess to be a mind reader, but as far as I know, no one can read minds. You can paint me with your own projections all you want. The facts remain that as long as politicians can take big money with impunity, all other reforms are made more difficult if not impossible.

One thing you may have missed is that I said that if the other Democrats started talking about campaign finance reform like Bernie does, and they follow through, I would have a lot more confidence in them. This issue of campaign finance reform has been borne out by numerous studies done over the past decade and a half.

Perhaps the best source of information on campaign finance reform is Harvard Professor, Larry Lessig. He has numerous videos, books and a website ( demonstrating the effects of money on elections, the problems with “Tweedism” and the money primary.

You talk about Obama as if he pioneered winning elections on small donations. Sanders has been doing that from the beginning. He has been relying on small contributions and eschewing corporate money for far longer than Obama or anyone else has. If Sanders is elected, I doubt he will be using a list of nominee suggestions hand picked by Citicorp to staff his cabinet the way Obama did.

If you’re looking for turnout, you’ll get it with Sanders. No other candidate lights up the board like Sanders.

The assumptions you make in painting me as a comfortable white man are nothing short of astonishing. You have no idea who I am or what I’ve been through or where I’ve been. But I think it’s fair to say that you’re trying to use your own projections to change how I vote and who I will support in this next presidential election without very much success.

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