An Open Letter To Senator Sanders


They say you want a revolution… 

Senator, I wanted to take this time to reach out to you to help you make all of your ideas come to fruition.

I don’t need to tell you that you and your campaign have done better than anyone could have ever imagined. You went up against the ‘Clinton Machine’ and came very close.

I think you’re focusing on this presidential election is short sighted. You have awakened a sleeping giant of unsatisfied people who want change. Now is not the time to abandon them, now is the time to embrace them and move your movement forward.

You don’t have to be president to keep your movement going. There are so many things that you could accomplish to help the Democratic party and the American people.

Your bringing income inequality to the front of the line in conversation has been essential.  I agree with you that we have a deeply flawed economy that truly works only for the most well off. Your voice can be a loud and longterm one that can address and fix this issue.

But, there is so much more. If you continue your movement you can help get excited Dems to show up and vote in the midterm elections. I think congress is much more of a danger than the presidency. You have peoples’ ears, use that to get people motivated to change the congress to Democratic majorities so we can get things done that need to be done for the American people.

One area I do not agree with you is that the system is rigged. I do not think it is rigged toward helping anyone to win or lose. But, you have brought this major issue to peoples attention. Now is the time to relook at all of the ‘rules’ and make changes. For instance, getting rid of superdelegates is probably a good idea. Changing primary states to winner take all makes sense to me. The open/closed primary states I don’t know enough about to know if they can be changed or if every state must rule on the changes.

Mr. Sanders, now is your time to rise above the political fray and make a huge contribution to our country.  You have spoken about so many things that need changing, now you can have the voice to change them. Don’t let yourself go down a false road of scorched earth antics.

Know that you have the ear of many Americans who are frustrated and unsatisfied with the status quo. Know that most Americans would like single payer healthcare, higher wages and vacations. Knowing and wanting this doesn’t mean we can get it in the course of 6 months. I am sure you have noticed during the last eight years the GOP blocking everything president Obama has tried to do.

A real revolution sounds great, but it takes time. Be patient stick with your goal and it can happen.

Continue to be the leader of the movement you started. Keep it all positive and be in it for the longterm. This can really happen.