A Postmortem on the 2016 Democratic Primary From an Exhausted Feminist
Sarah Lerner
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First off, this is a very good piece! As a Bernie supporter, I plead guilty to several of the offenses outlined in this article. There is no doubt that Hillary more deftly parses most issues than Bernie and has done more substantive work for progressive causes. But our 50+ year drift away from New Deal values motivated me to support an unapologetic progressive who refrained from using the tired language of American Exceptionalism. The majority of volunteers I worked with possessed impressive knowledge and passion and seemed committed to expanding and refining their views. Thank you for writing so thoughtfully about an interesting primary!