First, in regards to your comment about Sanders not transitioning his supporters. Many of Sanders supporters were independent voters to begin with, who due to closed primaries chose to register within the democratic party to vote for a candidate they could really behind. Since he did not win the nomination, those same supporters have now chosen to back other candidates who did win their party nominations, such as Jill Stein with the green party and Gary Johnson with the libertarian party.
It’s not about continuing an “intraparty fight”, but voting for ones self interest.
For me, I’ve been a long time democrat (since 1985) who was born into a long time democrat home (mother registered to vote in 1953, dad in 1945, and 4 grandparents who registered before the 1930s for the youngest of my grandparents).
And now, here I am in 2016. I’m faves with an election that gives me the choice between a woman whom I have no trust in. Too many inconsistencies have surrounded her, too many bad decisions made by her, and when questioned about it, she comes off as being flippant over it. These are the reasons I don’t trust Hillary to be president.
On the other hand, we have an orange and yellow baboon spouting off with bigoted, racist, sexist and misogynistic comments. However, being a New Yorker, what I see of Trump on TV and what I see of him behind the cameras are two different men.
For instance, did you know that Trump was a registered democrat for many years before registering as a Republican to run for the Republican nomination this year? Did you know that Trump hires predominantly immigrants to work for him? Did you know that he has donated money to women’s abuse shelters to keep their doors open? There’s actually so much that trump has done for the good of people, that he has never ask, nor sought, recognition for.
Now, that’s not to say his rhetoric doesn’t scare me. When he begins talking about shipping millions of undocumented aliens back to their countries, or banning all Muslims (including american citizens who choose to have the Muslim faith and are serving in our military), yes, it scares the dog crap out of me. Because I’ve learned that even if a person doesn’t believe something when they begin saying crap like Trump has when they start, after they say it long enough it becomes what they believe.
However, Clinton should have remembered that she’d need the 46% of voters that Bernie for during this campaign if/when she did receive the nomination, and not labeled us all sexist, white, privileged, “Bernie bros” who were too lazy to do their research.
Unfortunately, some of her supporters still haven’t gotten the message that if you want us to vote for “your candidate”, trying to convince us to do so without scare tactics of Trump or talking down to us, isn’t the way to do it.
That’s why I posed the question to Femina Fera to convince me to vote for Clinton without mentioning Trump. And she’s not the only one I’ve asked that of either. You are the *only* person who has responded with an intelligent, nonjudgmental reply, even though it didn’t really try to convince me to vote for Clinton. You simply stated “what can I say that hasn’t been said before”, which really doesn’t address any issue.
But thank you for the intelligent reply and college try.