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Bernie Sanders Has My Vote. Here's Why.

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    I am not one to put all my hopes on one thing. Especially not politics. But in this case, I am sure. Bernie Sanders has my vote for POTUS.

    It's not that I dislike Hillary. It's that I am positive that she is bought and paid for. The last thing this country needs right now is another Wallstreet President. To me, Sanders is exactly what we need.

    It's no secret that Sanders hates the Wallstreet money machine. Not the effective economical part. The nasty underside that has taken over. With him in office, I think we will start to see a big change in where that money goes too.

    On top of that, hopefully some of the corruption will start to leak out of the system. With a President that is so utterly against it, I think it would give it a good push out the door.

    Bernie has the "speak for the people" type attitude that Trump has. Only in a way we actually want.

    I just hope that he can triumph over Hillary's last name. I honestly think that that is the biggest thing in his way.

    I see him being the next President. I hope so, anyways.

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    I think Bernie would be a great President, but I do wonder if he has built the national ground game needed to effectively run against Secretary Clinton. The primary system frustrates me to no end because a candidate who has field offices in all fifty states has a much better shot at winning than an underdog does. That brings up the topic of campaign finance reform, which I will save for another thread.

    Back to Bernie--if he is able to get elected then I fear he will run into the same problems President Obama did when he was first elected. Any person running for President runs into these problems when they are elected. The way our government is set up makes it impossible for any President to deliver on the vast majority of their promises.

    The thing I would like most about a prospective Bernie Sanders Presidency is the way he would be able to shape the Federal Court system, especially the Supreme Court. That, more than anything, is the most important thing to me and is also why I am a big fan of Bernie. I think he would appoint judges who are like minded.

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    JaredS Wrote:

    The thing I would like most about a prospective Bernie Sanders Presidency is the way he would be able to shape the Federal Court system, especially the Supreme Court. That, more than anything, is the most important thing to me and is also why I am a big fan of Bernie. I think he would appoint judges who are like minded.

    Interesting. I know Scalia just passed. But unless I am mistaken, his vacancy should be filled long before someone else gets into the White House.

    Are you thinking we might have a few more positions come available within the next 4-8 years time? Or is there something that Sanders could have authority of with reshaping how the Supreme Court operates?

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    Food for thought (as I was curious myself).. ages of all the current Supreme Court justices, then how long they have served --

    Anthony Kennedy - 79 years old - 27 years served
    Clarence Thomas - 67 years old - 24 years served
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg - 82 years old - 22 years served
    Stephen Breyer - 77 years old - 21 years served
    John Roberts - 61 years old - 10 years served
    Sonia Sotomayor - 61 years old - 6 years served
    Elena Kagan - 55 years old - 5 years served

    Is interesting of note too. Obama nominated 2 (about to be 3). Bush picked 2. Clinton 2 as well. Same for Bush Sr. - 2. Reagan -3.

    So... yeah. Does seem that every president is typically responsible for 1-3 justice appointments.