It sounds to me like you either just disagree with his positions or are supporting another candidate. Therefore, in your estimation, Mayor Pete’s positions don’t really count. Ninety percent of all the policy ideas from all 20 candidates are roughly the same. Perhaps the difference between someone like Biden and Bernie is more like 80% agreement vs. 20% disagreement, but still. So let’s be fair; if supporting background checks for gun purchasers doesn’t count as a policy position for Pete, it shouldn’t for any of the other candidates either. Same goes for Medicare for all.

As for a lack of “bold ideas”, bold doesn’t necessarily equal good or well thought out policy. Renewing nuclear testing and eliminating Social Security would certainly be “bold” and they would certainly qualify as policy positions, but does anyone really think they are good ideas? If Democrats are about to get into an arms race to see who can come up with the most original “bold ideas” just so they can say they have more of them than their opponents, I’m going to pour myself a stiff drink and start bracing for four more years of Trump and the existential crisis that will likely bring with it. As an aside, if you use the search option on meetpete.org — just enter a key word — you’ll be directed to the most relevant statement/policy position. This did, in fact, go live a few days ago.

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