Plenty of folks here ain't gonna like this, but...
Sorry, but voting for Sanders in 2016 will be like voting for Nader in 2000/2004. Basically we handed Bush the White House. Yes Nader was the "better" person who 'knew' he would never win, and that he might give us the catastrophe of the Bush years.
Which he did. ...thanks.
Voting in the "General" is not like voting for the City Council or Congress. Your range, and freedom is far more restricted. The choices are always people you don't believe in, and you always have to choose the slightly less evil, and stupid. Still many vote for the "better" person regardless of the outcome.
In doing so they always by default elect Republicans.
Yeah yeah I know the whole program all the arguments...but facts are facts. Sanders 'can't' win the 'nation wide' General Election I don't care what the current polls say.
Not a Chance...Period...do a tad of research.
I remember McGovern getting only "ONE" state. Which gave us Nixon which gave us Reagan which gave us Bush One, and Two. Not voting will give the Tea Party the White House. Voting for Sanders...sorry folks...this will do the same thing.
He doesn't have Blacks he doesn't have Hispanics. He ain't getting them either...like McGovern didn't. I remember all that.
I'm seeing it again.
Sanders the liberal "Great White Hope" is the leftwing cultist white progressive's candidate like McCarthy, and McGovern were in 1968. I'm voting the straight Dem. ticket. You guys can do what you want, but I've lived 'long enough' to see us throw away too many elections on crap like this. Nice crap,...but crap.
As I told my commie pals "I don't have your freedom of choice".
I can't vote for my "pet" savior. I'm voting for Hillery because under her Administration I may get more years of life. It's that simple...no real politics no ideological mayhem,....just Life.
If we'd had just had two terms of a Republican President instead of Obama I'd be dead....you hear that "DEAD". Because they would have cut Medicare, and other humane programs to bits, and I would 'never' have got the Meds therapies or food that are now keeping me alive.
So for me, and tens of millions of others it's not an abstraction or ideological grab bag. It is literally Life, and Death.
That's fucked up, but that's life in 21st century America.