I don’t know how I could possibly have said it more clearly; I said that Sanders’ positions are closer to my own than any other candidates’, I think he’s a good man. I said it about seventeen times. Come on, man.

The only anti-Bernie aspect of my little article is that I find the use of his first name instead of his title undignified and annoying. I thought “feel the Bern!” was just stupid. I call him Sanders or Sen. Sanders, the whole “Bernie” thing is just too cute. “Ike” was a recently successful general.

What my article derides most clearly is the shallowness of so many American voters, people who will vote against their own interests because a candidate isn’t telegenic enough, or handsome enough, or young enough. People who were manipulated by the ongoing vilification campaign against “Hillary” and saddled us with a senile toddler. People who want the president to be a chummy drinking buddy.

I said it as clearly as I know how. Getting Trump and the GOP out of power is vital to the survival of our world and species. Too important to hold out for the ideal progressive. I’m a Socialist. I’d do cartwheels if Sanders won the presidency. I just don’t think he can.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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