I haven’t been paying attention to the mass media lately, but I understand Bernie Sanders has been mulling a run for president.  Is there any chance this will happen?  Democrat or Independent?

Are there any other interesting potential progressive standard bearers for 2016?

It’s long past time for the various left factions to unite under one banner–peeling off the left wing of the Democrats in the process.  The left-wing of the Dems (represented by people like Grayson, etc), the Greens, After Party, Peace and Freedom, Justice, and Socialists like Sawant in Seattle are all demanding pretty much the exact same things these days.

It’s time to organize an independent leftist/ecological organization that is based in local grassroots organizing, going beyond mere electoral politics.  We need an appropriate figurehead for 2016 to spearhead that processs.