purplehaze posted:thistlintom posted:
I don't really think about it in sides taken.
Unfortunately, it is ultimately about sides taken.
It's about attempting to return to something approaching normalcy in our Federal government or 4 more years of idiocy.
You either choose to re-elect Trump, or you choose "NOT TRUMP," and then try to patch it up from there. I disagree very strongly with Sanders and Warren, and don't see a "can't lose" pairing for a Potus/Veep from the weak Democratic field either.
That said, whoever the Dem nominee is, I will vote for him or her. Or her or him. I will do actual work to help them get elected. I will give whatever funds I can afford to assist the Democratic nominee in what is the most important election in any of our lifetimes.
Oh... What am I drinking? A randomly found 2001 Neal Cabernet. Quite good. Glad I found two.
This sums up my attitude exactly. I'm not optimistic about Sanders' chances against Trump -- and I think his nomination would damage the Democrats' ability to retain control of the House, irrespective of if he wins -- and I could go on and on for days why, in a vacuum, Sanders should not be President. But dealing with a Sanders Presidency is immeasurably preferable to dealing with the Trump one.
And 2001 Neal! Wow. That brings back memories of this board at its pinnacle. Powell really rang the bell and we all jumped. Glad to read it is doing well!