Former Ready For Warren Group Formally Endorses Bernie Sanders For President

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The coalition of progressive groups that tried to draft Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016 has officially endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.

The group has rebranded itself as Ready To Fight and announced their support for Bernie Sanders:

But having demonstrated how much support Elizabeth Warren has, we’ve spent the past few weeks listening to our grassroots supporters and the progressive community about what they want to do next. And one thing we heard time and again is that they’re ready to play a big role in 2016, fighting alongside Warren on issues like trade, student debt, and reining in Wall Street.

They are also ready to back “Warren Wing” candidates who embody Warren’s fearless brand of progressive populism. And although it isn’t just about the presidency, 58% of supporters have urged us to back Bernie Sanders as the candidate currently running for president who best embodies the values that Warren champions.

That’s why on Friday, Ready for Warren is launching a new grassroots initiative called Ready to Fight — and Ready to Fight is endorsing Bernie Sanders as its candidate for president.

Why?

Because while Warren is the champion who inspired this movement, the draft effort was never just about her — it’s about her message and the values she represents. Bernie Sanders has caught fire in a way that’s reminiscent of the draft Warren movement itself — from the Internet to town halls in Iowa, Sanders has captured the imagination and support of people looking for a real progressive challenger in the 2016 Democratic primary.

The progressive activists are unifying behind Bernie Sanders as the Hillary Clinton alternative in the Democratic field. This is horrible news for Martin O’Malley and every other Democratic candidate, as the contest for the Democratic nomination is effectively a two-person race.

Bernie Sanders is experiencing a surge in national momentum that no other candidate in either party has experienced this year. The Republican candidates tend to get a flavor of the week bump after they first announce but quickly fall back into the pack.

Sen. Sanders has broken out from the pack as a candidate that has captured the imaginations of millions. Ready For Warren had raised a substantial amount of money, and more importantly for Sanders had a grassroots organization set up in the early primary states that should prove very helpful to Sanders.

Elizabeth Warren supporter have joined with Bernie Sanders supporters, and the result could be a competitive primary for the Democratic nomination.

16 Replies to “Former Ready For Warren Group Formally Endorses Bernie Sanders For President”

  1. I am not so sure about Bernie Sanders. He is not a Democrat but would use the Democratic Party and all of its resources were he somehow to be the Democratic nominee for the presidency. I think he should have joined the Party formally years ago. There is something to be said for loyalty.

    He and Elizabeth Warren are good people. She, however, lacks experience and seems to be focused almost totally on one issue, albeit an important one. And Bernie Sanders has a lot to learn about the need for serious gun controls and he certainly needs to be schooled in the complexities of racial issues in this country. Vermont must be a very isolating place.

    if uber-progressives want to mess up another presidential election, then we as a country are headed for disaster. Not one of the 2016 GOP clown car White House aspirants has any of the qualities needed for the office. But the uber-progressives could end up giving it to the GOP on a silver platter. It’s happened before.

  2. Rather hoping that was going to happen … :-)
    Every such endorsement is important, a step forwards toward a Sanders presidency …

  3. With all due respect I think your allegiance to the Democratic party is misplaced. The DNC is totally owned and operated by corporate American…just like the Republican Party. The Democratic and Republican parties formed an alliance a number of years ago to keep other candidates out of the Presidential Debates. Therefore, if one is to have a nationwide platform to address and focus on the issues, he/she must join one of the parties. I used to be a Democrat but after serving as Director of Communications for the DNC (1976-77) I quit the party and have been, like 42% of Americans, an independent ever since. The debate system is rigged and the majority of Americans should be given the right to watch ALL candidates discuss the issues which affect our country.

  4. I’m pretty sure the new group…was aligned if not formed by Move On…I responded months ago to the Move On stampede to elect Warren…even tho she clearly was not interested…more Move On head in the sand nonsense…I asked “why not bernie sanders” who HAD committed to run..no response…I have repeatedly tried to start a conversation with the Move On nonmovers…and have finally asked to be removed from their e mailing list. I worked very hard for Move On in the last election and overlooked their heavy handed management…but they truly blew it this time..

  5. 1993 Rep. Sanders voted against the Brady Act.
    As senator he supported bills to allow firearms in checked bags on Amtrak trains’
    Blocked funding to any foreign aid organization that registered or taxed American guns.
    Said he “thinks there’s an elitism in the anti-gun movement”.
    Supported the Protection of lawful commerce in arms act (PLCAA), which protects gun manufacturers, distributors, dealers and importers from taking any kind of responsibility or liability when a gun is used to murder someone.
    The PLCAA has been the number one legislative priority of the NRA for years. Sanders voted for it in 2003 when it was first introduced, and again in 2005 when it was passed.
    Sorry, a gun lover is not getting my vote.

  6. Standard nonsense talking points.

    But one talking point sticks out especially:
    “[Bernie Sanders] certainly needs to be schooled in the complexities of racial issues in this country.”

    Do you know how ridiculous you sound to say that about a person that was a Center of Racial Equality (CORE) officer, marched on Washington in 1963, has a 97% rating by the NAACP on affirmative action, etc. pp.

    You sound like a shill.

  7. Bernie Sanders 2016!
    Bernie has been fighting for the middle class and minorities for all his career. Look at his voting records, and judge for yourself! Watch him on the campaign trail. Listen to him answer questions from average citizens. Find videos of him from years ago, and one can see how consistent he remains.
    Agree with Bernie Sanders, or not, lets agree with him to get these debates started, so the candidates can defend their positions!
    https://go.berniesanders.com/page/s/debates

  8. Bernie is listed as a “moderate” on the issue of gun control. He has an “F” rating from the NRA. He supports gun control and has said he would vote for better gun control. Gun control, while a big issue, is FAR from the main issue in this campaign! Bernie’s main issue is income inequality which, if fixed, would float all boats. No voter can really afford to be a one-issue voter these days, especially when that issue is not the #1 or #2 issue. We all love Warren, but she’s not running. I agree with her own assessment that she can do more good in the Senate. She lacks experience in D.C., which Sanders has.

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