Because I have.
I, as did Sarah Silverman, have been feeling the Bern for the last year or so, in large part because of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ attention to wealth and income inequality (and, ironically, a rigged system that didn’t work in his favor). Neither of these are conversations you got to hear much in the public realm, and they are conversations we really need to have.
I am OK if you don’t agree. This is ‘Murica, after all.
I’ve watched my fellow Bernie supporters boo at the DNC, give a thumb’s down to mentions of Hillary Clinton and I am in the unique position of feeling for everyone — both my follow Bernie supporters and for people who just want to get Hillary into the White House.
And now, after searching my heart, I’m With Her. I have some significant issues with Hillary Clinton’s political record, but I have far, far, FAR more issues with Donald Trump, both as a person and as a politician. I cannot even form my mouth around the phrase “President Tru…” Nope. Can’t do it.
I appreciate people who will vote Green, or Socialist, or you-name-it. I do. One must vote his/her conscience. I have done that, and then watched a man wholly unqualified to lead the country take the helm with disastrous results. My conscience tells me that in this particular political system, to vote Clinton.
And I will do that, with no more reservation than I have ever had when voting for a President. And I will encourage others to do the same.