Millions of voters support Bernie Sanders.
And then he didn’t win the primary and Stein came along, right to the Democratic National Convention, and some of them were persuaded to go along with the greens.
The thing is, the notion that voting for a third party for president is one that has been encouraged by such things as “voting your conscience”. But, one’s conscience – especially in this crucial election – might need to be re-examined. Because, at the end of that day – November 8th – if Trump is elected, it will be too late to turn back.
My conscience tells me to listen closely to Bernie Sanders. He is a brilliant politician and strategist who has fought for all of us his entire career. He did not sell out, regardless of what anyone says.
There is no armchair politician who understands politics better than he does. He is fighting the long game. I don’t like her, but I don’t have to. She’s not much more than a pawn in Bernie’s game.
The most progressive platform in history is at stake here, as well as blocking Trump. Blocking Trump in the short game – the platform and building a Brand New Congress is the long game. Bernie and others will be pushing her so hard, she won’t have much choice but to play his game.
There is no gain in immediate gratification. Either the Democrat or the Republican candidate will be elected and every vote helps one of them. Those votes not cast for Clinton help Trump. It is that simple. I do not want a Trump presidency on my conscience.
Millions of voters support Bernie Sanders. And yet, they question his judgement? His rationale? His clear words? Ludicrous.
“I’m the longest serving independent in the history of the U.S. Congress, but I think that before you cast a protest vote, because Clinton or Trump will be president, think hard about it.
This is not a governor’s race, it’s not a state legislative race, this is the presidency of the United States,” Sanders told the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday. “And I would say to those people out there who are thinking of the protest vote, think about what the country looks like and whether you’re comfortable with four years of a Trump presidency.”
“Let us elect Hillary Clinton as president, and the day after, let us mobilize millions of people around the progressive agenda,” Sanders said.
“This is not a governor’s race, it’s not a state legislative race, this is the presidency of the United States.” Let that sink in. Please.
Bernie Sanders: Think hard about a protest vote this year