Originally posted by Zahlanzi
"I think Clinton deserves a chance to show what she would do as president"
why? because she lost to obama once? because she is named clinton? because she is a woman?
you could have had elizabeth warren as the first woman president.
But Elizabeth Warren didn't run... Clinton did.
Clinton has resoundingly won the Democratic primary with a clear majority of support from that party.
She clearly has flaws, and the voters chose her anyway.
From where I stand she's a fairly standard centre right moderate fairly uninspiring manager politician.
The world is full of them, they tend to be forgotten by history due to not really doing a lot and being
boring, but that's no great evil. Obviously it's deeply frustrating for those who want great change,
particularly for those on the actual progressive left, given they now have a choice between a moderate
centre right president or a whacko-loonytoons-racist-sexist-mysogenist-loose-cannon president leading
a super crazy far right/authoritarian/regressive/anti-government party. Which isn't inspiring.
But that's what you get with a two party system.
If the people who want a real left of centre progressive got their wish the factions in the Democratic party
that want a moderate centre-right candidate will likely be equally upset. Both parties are made of coalitions
of people who really aught to be in their own separate parties but can't be as there are only two.
And the USA has a system designed to pretty much guarantee that that is always the case.
However, when it comes to voting in December, [and bearing in mind that the President doesn't actually
write the laws or the budget, although they do interpret and implement them] you have a choice of voting
for a boring mainstream politician.... Or a total and utter catastrophe.
There is no choice for any sane or moral person but to vote Hillary.
Anyone thinking those two are equivalently bad has gotten so deeply lost in the weeds that they just cannot