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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders offer Democrats an imperfect choice

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders offer Democrats an imperfect choice

There have been candidates for president who were truly adored by Democrats. Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy are the prime examples, but also Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Other candidates in other times, however, made Democrats doubt they were putting their best person forward. Hubert Humphrey in 1968, George McGovern in 1972, Jimmy Carter in 1980 and Michael Dukakis in 1988 come to mind.

This year, there are certainly many Democrats who are passionate about Hillary Clinton, especially among those who were sick to see her lose to Obama eight years ago. And Bernie Sanders has surprised everyone by drawing unusually large and enthusiastic crowds and raising millions of...

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