A Revolutionary Thinker Does Not Require an ID Check for Presidency

— It’s the quality of the Sanders executive, judicial and diplomatic appointments that counts!

Michael Weddle
4 min readNov 11, 2019


Unless you vote for Bernie Sanders!

Still sickened by Reagan-Bush and Bush-Cheney, come 2020, the electorate wants to elect the outsider candidate who will serve its needs, someone who will govern for the people and not for aristocracy.

Think. Had Hillary Clinton been elected in 2016 America would have seen a Bush or a Clinton in four of five presidencies. Looked at another way, had she won re-election in 2020, America would have seen a Bush or a Clinton at the top of 10 of 11 presidential administrations: Ex-CIA chief George H.W. Bush served two terms as Reagan’s vice president and Hillary Clinton served one term as caretaker President Barack Obama’s secretary of state.

Now do you understand why the electorate wants an outsider?

No wonder America officially has become rated as a “flawed democracy!” We Americans live within an oligarchy (see 2014 Princeton Study on Oligarchy).

Donald Trump masquerades as an outsider and his battles against the media and the deep state help to improve this image. But any true analysis of his behavior as president shows him governing as an authoritative billionaire-insider who 100% sides with the corporations.

Don’t believe me? Go to any ham and egg diner on Main Street, Everywhere USA and start up a conversation or listen to one already in play. Ask the waitress or the cook who are working two or three low-end jobs just to pay the bills and raise a family!

The electorate wants the system changed!

More and more, especially among those on the Internet or those who consistently listen to drive-by radio, folks are sick and tired of traditional Republicans and Democrats. This is precisely why Independent voters comprise 44% of the electorate!

The last thing the electorate wants is an elite pedigreed politician beholden only to a donor class, such as a member of Congress who generates a 15 to 20% approval rating but a 95% re-election rate.

This is why 2016 saw the masquerading Trump defeat the penultimate insider Hillary Clinton and it’s why the newly-minted Barack Obama defeated penultimate insider John McCain in 2008.

Bernie Sanders would have defeated Clinton had her political operatives not rigged the 2016 primary. As all 2016 polling proved, Sanders also would have defeated Trump in the general election.

Bernie would have won!

Sanders has on his side the issues, the power of delivery and knowledge of outside experience to make Trump appear like what he really is: A Sarah Palin-type candidate.

Some folks complain about Bernie’s age. But this is more a media manifestation. Keep in mind the main media is an oligarch protection unit component and it staunchly opposes Sanders. It was a combination of a media blackout and DNC shenanigans that held Sanders back in 2016. Still, against all odds, he was able to erase a 60-point deficit and come very close to defeating Clinton. Many political thinkers think he actually did win. There was a reason why exit polls were discontinued in the 2016 Democratic Primary!

In point of fact, we need the strongest revolutionary possible to lead us in a government turnaround. We are up against Big Money! When it comes right down to it, in a political revolution, we do not need an ID check at the gates of the presidency.

A true revolutionary leader like Bernie Sanders will make a steady and qualitative appointment for his vice presidential choice. I’d actually advice him to select two vice presidents: One who specializes in domestic policy; and the other who would specialize in foreign policy. One would hold the constitutional position, while the other’s role would be functional.

But the greatest contribution of a Sanders presidency would not be the glamour of his holding the office. Rather it’d be the contribution he’d provide by his executive, judicial and diplomatic appointments. It is the quality of these appointments that will be key towards actually turning our government around.

As much as we’d be electing Bernie the man, we’d also be electing the wisdom of his presidential appointment capability, as it is this which actually runs government!

As a final note, a healthy attitude from you and others who think like you would help a lot! We the people, via the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, deserve a landslide victory!



Michael Weddle

Founder of Boston’s Climate Change Band; former NH State Representative; Created Internet’s 1st Anti-War Debate; Supporter of Bernie Sanders & Standing Rock!