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Mon 1 Jul 2019

Who is the best presidential candidate for the commons p2p movement?

JB
Jonathan Bean Public Seen by 251

Which US presidential candidates, when elected, will prioritize and be the most effective at manifesting and bringing us closer to the solidarity cooperative and p2p/commons economy and society?
Add your choice to the poll options and/or share comments.

JB

Jonathan Bean started a ranked choice Mon 1 Jul 2019

Who would be the most effective presidential candidate to manifest commons, p2p, and solidarity economy Closed Mon 8 Jul 2019

Add your preferred candidates to the list.

1st 2nd 3rd Total
 
Bernie Sanders 9 3 3 30
 
Elizabeth Warren 1 9 4 21
 
Andrew Yang 3 1 1 9
 
Marianne Williamson 1 2 2 8
 
Miss Piggy 1 0 0 3
 
None of the Above 1 0 0 3
 
Joe Biden 0 0 4 3
 
Kamala Harris 0 0 2 1
 
Pete Buttigeig 0 1 0 0
 
Trump 0 0 0 0
JB

Jonathan Bean Mon 1 Jul 2019

 
1 - Bernie Sanders
 
2 - Elizabeth Warren
 
3 - Marianne Williamson
DF

Dan Feldman Mon 1 Jul 2019

 
1 - Bernie Sanders
 
2 - Marianne Williamson
 
3 - Elizabeth Warren
HM

Hamish MacEwan Tue 2 Jul 2019

 
1 - None of the Above
 
2 - Bernie Sanders
 
3 - Elizabeth Warren

You can't supplant hierarchy by winning it. It needs to be made irrelevant by whatever P2P, commons and solidarity (among diversity) have to offer. You can't stop people, only they can, but as the twig is bent.

SJ

Sophie Jerram Tue 2 Jul 2019

 
1 - Bernie Sanders
 
2 - Elizabeth Warren
 
3 - Marianne Williamson

Miss piggy

SJ

Sophie Jerram Tue 2 Jul 2019

 
1 - Miss Piggy
 
2 - Elizabeth Warren
 
3 - Bernie Sanders

Miss piggy

MN

Michael Nall Tue 2 Jul 2019

 
1 - Bernie Sanders
 
2 - Elizabeth Warren
 
3 - Joe Biden
GJ

Guy James Tue 2 Jul 2019

 
1 - Bernie Sanders
 
2 - Marianne Williamson
 
3 - Elizabeth Warren

I have virtually as much hope for Sanders as Miss Piggy, because everything is so financialised now that truly progressive candidates will have their hands completely tied and will only be able to make cosmetic changes, but still, I will take this seriously and not put the pig in top spot :)

VH

Vincent Horn Wed 3 Jul 2019

 
1 - Andrew Yang
 
2 - Elizabeth Warren
 
3 - Bernie Sanders
K

kooshikoo Thu 4 Jul 2019

 
1 - Bernie Sanders
 
2 - Elizabeth Warren
 
3 - Joe Biden
K

kooshikoo Thu 4 Jul 2019

 
1 - Bernie Sanders
 
2 - Andrew Yang
 
3 - Elizabeth Warren
SH

Steve Huckle Thu 4 Jul 2019

 
1 - Bernie Sanders
 
2 - Elizabeth Warren
 
3 - Joe Biden
JI

John Ingleby Thu 4 Jul 2019

 
1 - Andrew Yang
 
2 - Pete Buttigeig
 
3 - Kamala Harris
JI

John Ingleby Thu 4 Jul 2019

 
1 - Elizabeth Warren
 
2 - Bernie Sanders
 
3 - Kamala Harris
JB

Jeroen Boon Thu 4 Jul 2019

 
1 - Marianne Williamson
 
2 - Bernie Sanders
 
3 - Andrew Yang
MB

Michel Bauwens Thu 4 Jul 2019

 
1 - Bernie Sanders
 
2 - Elizabeth Warren
 
3 - Joe Biden

biden would be awful for the commons, warren/sanders would be of course great for the social commons, but I believe Yang uniquely gets the newness of the current situation, he would understand what we are saying. Best is sanders/warren as president but with a nice post for yang

AT

Antonis Triantafyllakis Thu 4 Jul 2019

 
1 - Andrew Yang
 
2 - Elizabeth Warren
 
3 - Bernie Sanders
AJ

Andrew Jacobs Tue 2 Jul 2019

While I see some merit in the arguments (financialization is a barrier, hierachy is directly opposed to p2p) I think that the 2020 election cycle is an important one to help us transition to a solidarity economy. We need to elect someone who will start dismantling the barriers to our goals:

  • Privatization and encapsulation of commons
  • Extraction of resources beyond earth's carrying capacity (so called "future commons")
  • Financialization and usury on wealth
  • Union busting and worker rights suppression
  • Voting suppression and attacks on democracy

Whose platforms address these concerns? Are there other obstructions to a solidarity economy and P2P-controlled commons? What candidates are actively supporting the commons? :fingers_crossed:

GP

George Pór Tue 2 Jul 2019

The best chance to support a commons-friendly candidate is voting for the one that will be supported by the Democratic Socialists of America, the only commons-friendly political organization in the USA.

JB

Jonathan Bean Wed 3 Jul 2019

Bernie and Warren have plans to transition major corporations into worker owned cooperatives. @georgepor @funwhilelost https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/05/28/bernie-sanders-backs-policies-dramatically-shift-corporate-power-us-workers/

GP

George Pór Wed 3 Jul 2019

Yes, i bet that the DSA would support whichever wins the nomination. I’m a #StillBernie and Warren is my second best.