Literally why would you ever go for Bernie when Elizabeth Warren is RIGHT there
A vote for Sanders is a vote for Trump. All he can hope to do is spoil the Dem’s chances.
VOTE BERNIE IF YOU WANT 4 MORE YEARS OF TRUMP
FUCK THAT NOISE HELL NO.
We are not doing this again.
Lobby hard for your choice in the primaries, but do not insult the other options.
I like Warren a lot more than Sanders. I like Klobuchar and Harris better than either of them. Right now, Gillibrand is my top choice.
BUT I WANT TO BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE IN NOVEMBER, whoever that turns out to be.
And since I want to be able to get behind them, I want to know what their good points are. I want to know what I can expect them to do, and – this important – what issues aren’t on their top priority list, so I can let them know what matters to me.
All of them are smart, decent people. All of them want a better country, a better world. All of them would, on their worst day, be better than Trump at his best, assuming he has something a sane person could call “best.”
No infighting this time. No circular firing squads. Do not insult, denigrate, discourage, or bully people who are supporting the candidates you dislike. WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THIS.
Before the primaries, figure out who is the best representative for your interests, and promote the hell out of them. Encourage people to vote. Get people registered. Tell everyone why you like this one better than that one – based on policies and history, not “he’s a lying scumbag” or “she caters to corporate greed.”
None of them is perfect. ALL OF THEM ARE BETTER THAN WHAT WE HAVE – do not help the Republicans (and the Russians!) suppress progressive voters by badmouthing other people’s choices.
I don’t want Sanders. I think he’s too old (and so is Warren) and we need people whose understanding of business and social dynamics are based on recent trends. I think Sanders is too caught up in social class as the only real axis of oppression; I don’t think he understands intersectionality. I worry that he favors gun rights more than is safe.
I’m not voting for him in the primaries. But if he gets the nomination, HE HAS MY VOTE IN NOVEMBER. And not in a “ugh, holding my nose and voting against Trump” way – he wants medical care for everyone; he wants college to be available to all; he wants strong unions and worker support. I can get behind those policy plans.
No litmus tests this time. No single issue that convinces people to stay home in November 2020. Pick one you like, or pick a few that you’re deciding between – but don’t convince yourself that any of them are evil incarnate and must be stopped at all costs.
Because we have that. And Republicans know damn well that they only win elections by splitting and suppressing votes for Democrats – so they’ll be hyping “this candidate is too terrible to vote for!!! Just stay home!” for the next year and a half.
We do not shoot down any decent, viable candidate this time.
america if yall start infighting about this again and it results in trump winning bc yall vote blank bc yr fav didnt win ill 100% never feel sorry for yall ever again and you will be dead to me
this is way too important to do the infighting shit the left is known for