The Vanity of Voting Your Conscious
The vanity of voting your conscious comes from being blinded by your own privledge that you actually believe that your choice is the right choice for all Americans. You can vote your conscious because you can survive the consequences of your candidate losing this election.
But you never asked who won’t survive the consequences of your actions — who and how many people are you willing to sacrifice to satisfy your own smugness.
When you are voting for the President of the United States of America, you are not just voting on who will be the leader of 300M+ Americans, but who will be the leader of the free world, all 7B+ of them. In one way or another, in a good or bad way, every person on this planet is effected by the actions or inactions of the President of the United States of America.
You must be pragmatic, not passionate, when voting in a leader who wields this much global power. Which canditate will do the most good for the most people? Which candidate will do the most harm to the most people?
Which candidate has political ability accompish, in the world we live in, the most good for the most people — that is who should get your vote.