Vote for whoever you want, but VOTE in November!
So what a lot of people were dreading, hoping that things never came to this, finally happened today when at an event, Bernie Sanders formally endorsed Hillary Clinton in her bid for President of the United States. Sure, there are a lot of rumors about what took him so long and that he was waiting for Hillary to face charges over that whole E-mail server deal. Of course, that didn’t become an issue as she was not going to face any charges. Big surprises.
I’m not going to pretend to be neutral in this. I am disappointed. I do not like Hilary as a candidate and I don’t like the way she got it. I think she had a lot of help from the chair of the DNC in getting this far. I certainly don’t think Donald Trump is a suitable candidate at all. He’s a racist, xenophobic, hate-mongering, homophobe relic of the 1980’s who is so out of touch with the world that he should be wiped from the public consciousness.
It is frustrating. It is infuriating and shows the weakness of our political system.
But I’m still going to vote in November.
No, I’m not going with “the lesser of two evils” that many elections have turned into over time. I’m not going to vote for “who I think will win” either. I’ve never understood that logic with elections. This isn’t a horse race at the track and hoping to get a triple and make a ton of money from. This is a vote for public office. The BIGGEST office at that. I will vote for who I believe. And I’m telling you to do the same.
You like Hillary? Vote for her. You like Trump? Vote for him. Don’t like either one, you have PLENTY of alternatives. It is not against the law to vote for Bernie Sanders as a write-in. There are a lot of third party candidates from Libertarian, Green, hell even the Communist party will have a candidate.
And if you’ve been paying attention, you can even vote for ME as a write in.
But my point is this. Even if the big time Presidential election might not be fielding a stellar two party choice. Go out and vote anyway. A lot of things people want in this country start at the state level, if not the city level. Big change has to start somewhere and they usually start with a vote. Nothing will change unless you start at the local level. That won’t happen if everyone sits home and doesn’t vote because the Presidential election doesn’t make you heart flutter.
Nothing changes if you do nothing.
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