[Marxism] CNN: Can Bernie Sanders win black voters?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Jul 20 16:43:56 MDT 2015


On 7/20/15 6:39 PM, Shalva Eliava via Marxism wrote:
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> http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/19/politics/bernie-sanders-afr

Even though I don't view the Sanders campaign as having the same 
potential as the Nader campaign, there is the same kind of smear 
campaign at work. Here's a reminder from Wikipedia:

Meeting with Congressional Black Caucus

Nader attended a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. The 
session soon turned into a shouting exchange and several CBC members 
stormed out. Nader argued that he would draw enough independents and 
Republicans away to weaken President George W. Bush. The caucus urged 
Nader to give up his presidential run, fearing that vote splitting would 
hurt John Kerry, the Democratic Party's nominee. Representative Sheila 
Jackson Lee (D-TX) called the upcoming election "a life or death matter" 
for the Caucus members' constituents. Nader accused Congressman Mel Watt 
of twice uttered an "obscene racial epithet" towards him. Nader wrote 
the caucus chairman, Elijah Cummings, demanding an apology, but none was 
given.[3]



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