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08 September 2015 @ 11:47 am
Elitists  
In 1956 Adlai Stevenson was told he would get the vote of every thinking American. He replied, "But I need a majority." He didn't get it, partly because he was perceived as thinking that way.

The Republicans always say they are running against people like me and Adlai Stevenson: *boo*hiss* liberal elitists. The one Democrat this approach never worked on was Bill Clinton, whose apparently sincere belief that he is no smarter than the average American would be a tragic deficiency of self-esteem if it weren't so politically useful.

Now it's being attributed to Bernie Sanders, but I'm pretty sure he's more like Clinton, and I hope he can convince the masses of that.
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tx_cronopiotx_cronopio on September 8th, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)
I don't know, honey. I agree with everything he says, but I don't think he has a chance. Which I realize makes me part of the problem.
Xiphias Gladiusxiphias on September 8th, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC)
I was thinking that, until I heard some conservatives talking about Hillary Clinton.

In order for Sanders' socialsm to actually make a difference in electability, there has to be someone in the United States who WOULD vote for Clinton but WOULDN'T vote for Sanders.
David WilfordDavid Wilford on September 8th, 2015 07:33 pm (UTC)
I can see blacks and Hispanics not turning out for Sanders to the same degree that they would for Hillary.
amaebiamaebi on September 8th, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC)
I noticed yesterday in reading a couple of articles about Stephen Colbert an emphasis on how very cerebral and intelligent he is. The whole thing gets me down.