Time to vote, and the choices are good. But it's starting -- the disparaging of whichever candidate you didn't choose. We can't do this - those are Republican tactics, not Democrats. We need to stick together behind whichever candidate becomes the nominee. And while we wait for those results, we need to respect our fellow Democrats decisions. After all, any of the candidates ( except Tulsi) is better by miles than the ignorant, unscrupulous, despicable criminal in the White House. And if you look deep inside, you know you'll vote for the D to get rid of the R. So make your decision and respect others.
Now for my choice. I am a staunch Progressive. So for me it was a choice between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Again, I felt like I couldn't go wrong with either. I also really like Pete. I felt like when he spoke, I was almost listening to Obama. But I ruled out Pete because I believe he could not go up against Trumps supporters without it becoming brutally homophobic. Biden was a choice at some point - we certainly need his foreign policy experience, but I decided he is not strong enough to withstand what Trump will throw at him. As for Bloomberg, he was never in it for me. I think he's just like Trump. When he bought himself a 3rd term as New York Mayor, that crossed the line. As for Amy, she just never worked for me. In some ways I think she divided the country when she spoke of her mid-western roots and values. As if everyone else in the country has different values. That just contributes to the "us versus them" mentality that we have to fight every day.
So it's Bernie and Elizabeth. I really want to see a woman President, but going against Trump will be very difficult. And I think Hillary proved the country is not ready for a woman. So for me, it's Bernie. I like his ideology. I realize he probably won't be able to get much of his agenda passed and paid for, but at least he has an agenda, and one that I support. I'm also very impressed with the passion of his supporters and surrogates. I love AOC and the fact that the Mayor of San Juan is Bernie's national co-chair.
Most important, we all have to get behind whoever the Democratic candidate is. I am tired of hearing how Bloomberg will bring in the Republicans. We don't need the Republicans, we need TURNOUT, from young people and minorities.
Here's the facts:
In 2016 Hillary had more money than Trump
in 2016 the Russians were helping Trump
I believe there are no new Trump voters now. Have you heard anyone say, "He's doing such a good job, I'll vote for him now."
The people who are benefiting from the stock market, already voted for him in 2016.
Hillary lost by 75,000 votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
300,000 less African-Americans voted in Wisconsin and Michigan than in 2012.
And the polls said she would win by a landslide , so why go vote?!
Do the math -- we need turnout from our base. So anything you can do to help that happen ........
Write postcards, canvas, make phone calls, give money. We can't take another 4 years of Trump, Barr, and McConnell's corruption. ANYONE is better