Yes, I’ve already ascertained that you need to blame Hillary in order to exonerate yourself from…
Tom Christy

First, personal attacks and the usage of second person language is ineffective at winning over voters. Second, I did vote Hillary despite my criticisms of her platform (and it didn’t have any impact in my deep red state-another reason why I’m frequently disappointed with Democrats who don’t run on election reform). That being said, I wholeheartedly reject that Hillary voters are somehow culpable for Hillary’s loss. I also reject that her voters are responsible for campaigning on her behalf or obligated to refrain from being critical of her policies. I would contend voters have an obligation to be critical of their candidate’s policies in order to yield the highest caliber platform. I would also contend that alleviating the ultimate responsibility from a candidate is morally problematic as it would essentially involve advocacy of candidates regardless of their own views or personal decisions.

I would note that the dismay/toxicity expressed in such responses only increases my sympathy for third party voters as it is made increasing clear that some Democrats have a reduced interest in addressing the concerns of Americans outside of their own party. Lastly, I agree with a former point made about inefficiencies with fact-based arguments and their tendency to cause individuals to see these presentations as attacks against themselves, but when compared to personal attacks — the consequences only grow more disasterous. I hope Democrats will be able to reform their messaging so as to win over more voters in the next election.

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