glen a richter wrote:
I just can't bring myself to vote for Hillary. I mean if she gets the nomination, which isn't as foregone a conclusion as everyone is making it out to be, I'll probably do a hold my nose with one hand, vote with the other, but she's as bad as everyone on the right. I guess it ultimately depends on who the running mate is and also there is the whole supreme court thing. I think turnout will be huge for both parties simply because both candidates, whomever they end up being, will repeatedly drive home the point that there's wedge issues at stake depending on who gets on the bench.
The thing I like about Bernie is he's not babbling on about those wedge issues. I'm sick of hearing about abortion and gay marriage. I want to hear someone talking about what they're going to do for the middle class and the only one who's being genuine about that is Sanders. He's on point, he's honest, he cares about America and working class Americans and unfortunately all people give a hoot about in this country are abortion and gay marriage... and guns.
I keep going back and forth about Bernie. I really want to get fully behind him. He talks about all the right topics. I just don't think his ideas are realistic or sustainable.
A few examples:
-Cost of education is a big problem. Education is such a needed thing that it allows for costs to become borderline predatory. But I don't agree with making it free either.
-Widening wealth gap is a problem. Along those lines, inflation has grown faster than minimum wage. But, while a corporation like McDonalds could stay in business with $15 minimum wage, the mom n pop sandwich shop next door might not, not to mention the likely raise in unemployment.
-Health costs are an issue. It's a travesty than in a society as prosperous and advanced as ours that people can't afford healthcare. While I'm open to socialized healthcare, a single-payer system doesn't attack the real problem: the out of control costs due to a for-profit health industry and doctors that have to order needless tests to avoid being sued.
I really like that he makes discussion on a lot of these issues that many candidates would rather ignore. But, I wish his solutions were scaled back a bit.