I have completely been enamored with Bernie Sanders since the late '80's when I first became aware of this Politician who defied all of the odds and won elections. First locally, then up the chain until he was a very well respected Independent Senator.
I liked that he really seemed to believe in what he voted for. He took some pretty difficult stances on things I agreed with; War, poverty, environment, incarceration, corporate welfare, and just people's issues. He seemed like a breath of fresh air!
I always imagined a day when Bernie could run for President and win! Then the unexpected happened and someone finally talked him into it! He said if Elizabeth Warren wouldn't then he felt compelled to do it. He didn't want Hillary. He didn't want whomever the likely candidate would be from the Republican side. So, he rolled up his sleeves and went to work.
I personally believe that the whole thing was rigged from the "get go," with the DNC insiders and the Clinton's deciding just how to rig it to win it. I will always believe this. So when I hear that Bernie endorsed her but did not concede to her I imagine that he's still hoping for an upset at the Democratic National Convention. As am I.
Listen, I get it! Everyone is terrified of Trump (or should be.) I get that you think that, at least with HRC, we'll get a better chance at a more liberal SCOTUS. We should all "plug our noses" and vote for her at the polls come November........lest Trump the racist, homophobic, narcissistic misogynist get elected. WWIII may very well start. He'll have the codes after all.
So what do you see happening if HRC gets elected? She is Pro-Military Industrial Complex, Pro-Isreal, likes private prisons, thinks black males are "Super Predators" and will do just about whatever her Corporate Masters ask of her....including passing the illustrious TPP.
If you are unaware what the TPP is, then you need to find out as much about it as you can. It will basically strip every inch of our constitution away from us. Selling us down the rest of the river that NAFTA (you remember, her HUSBAND'S pet project?) didn't. It really does gut the constitution completely.
Obama is already fracking in the Gulf all over the place. If climate change isn't addressed immediately we will have NO world to govern (think Hunger Games on steriods) but I should vote for Clinton because she's better than Trump?????????????
I can't do it. I cannot in good conscience vote for someone because they are a little less terrifying than the other guy. I really do not think it matters anyway as my vote has as much chance of counting as Melania Trump has of staying Donald's wife after the first crow's feet show up on her face.
I am hoping the DNC sees that Bernie can beat Trump and HRC can't. Short of that I will vote for Jill Stein. I am tired of losing friends over this and I am tired in general and I think I need to disappear for a while. You vote for whomever you want. It's your right. For now.