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The time Bernie Sanders almost ran against Obama, explained

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  1. Kuromantis
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    In one hand, this would have added 4 years to the progressive movement's life and put Obama in a more accurate position in the US conscious and I thought it was a missed opportunity. In the other...

    In one hand, this would have added 4 years to the progressive movement's life and put Obama in a more accurate position in the US conscious and I thought it was a missed opportunity.

    In the other hand, this claim from a manager of the Obama capaign cited in the article:

    “Every president who has gotten a real primary has lost a general [election].”

    Is very much accurate, even if Obama was practically all-powerful electorally (although a primary challenge is probably the best way to undo that.)

    Another article:Yes, Bernie Sanders Wanted Obama Primaried in 2012. Here’s Why.

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