As this writer expresses, I'm glad Bernie Sanders is not only in the race but in it to win it—he has already pushed Hillary to the left, which is what one hopes will happen with frontrunners who are challenged by appealing contenders, that he or she will get the message and evolve—but I believe Hillary Clinton should win the nomination and the presidency.
So congrats to Bernie Sanders on winning New Hampshire, and I am hopeful Hillary will win the Nevada caucus (that would probably seal the deal, and if not ...) and South Carolina and eventually take the whole thing.
But I am embarrassed by the Hillary Clinton supporters who are skeeved out by the Socialism scare tactics, and repeat them, just as I think too many of Bernie's supporters are crowding the low road that he himself vowed not to use.
Speaking of Bernie: His breakfast with Al Sharpton in NYC definitely grabbed some attention! The sight of them together could be enough to induce heart failure amongst many right-wingers ... and far too many self-proclaimed liberals.
Anyway: Good luck to both, and may the better man or woman win.
What this campaign is about is ending a corrupt campaign finance system, a rigged economy and a broken criminal justice system. If there is a high turnout tomorrow in New Hampshire, I think we are going to win. Come out and vote and let's transform America. Thank you
Today is the New Hampshire primary, and voting is underway! Why so much value and important is placed in Iowa and New Hampshire, two non-representative states, I'll never understand. But that's the game! Results will be in later tonight.
I emerged on the national scene in 1992, and I have been under relentless attack ever since. Now, just read behavioral science, read psychology: Even when all the attacks prove to be unfounded, untrue, it leaves a residue, right? People say, “Well, why is she being attacked so much? Must be something there.”
That is 100% true. I fought with a crazy dude on Mamie Van Doren's wall (I need new hobbies) who despises Hillary, will not vote Democrat if she is the nominee, and his argument boiled down to, “Well, why has she been in the middle of so many attacks and scandals since before I was born?”
First, he was older than I am, so he needs a calendar. But I also hope—hope!—people like him, who probably have many very valid criticisms of Hillary, will at least take a step back and consider that she is being attacked not because she deserves it, but because she represents a huge threat tot he status quo. Yes, she is more status quo than Bernie Sanders, but he is not a woman (sorry, it does make a difference) and he is not the front-runner anywhere except in New Hampshire. He will be just as unfairly tarred and feathered if he miraculously out-maneuvers Hillary—and he will not deserve the abuse either.
If you're gay and need any more encouragement to vote for the Democrats, compare Hillary Clinton not mincing words about putting the Equality Act at the top of her list of priorities (and Bernie is pro-gay, too) with Marco Rubio's anti-gay approach, in which he reveals he has no idea that same-sex marriage is legal everywhere in the U.S.