Originally Posted by Robert Schunk
Ain't these young people today terrific:
I don't dislike Bernie Sanders. He would probably be a fun guy to have a couple of beers with. But my youthful idealism has long since faded. To anyone who thinks Sanders has a chance in hell of being president, I give you these two words: George McGovern. The parallels are striking: Nixon was a vulnerable incumbent. But McGovern was seen as way too far to the left, and Sanders is even more extreme. Anyone who calls himself a socialist isn't going to be elected president, at least not at this juncture. In fact, assuming Trump really gets the GOP nomination and survives an assassin's bullet, I think he could actually beat Sanders--and that is a very scary thought. Hillary Clinton is far from perfect, but I think a lot of the GOP tirades against her are overblown and hypocritical. As for Bengazi and the email "scandal", these would have been one day stories had she been a Republican-- as to the former, an underling would have said "The Secretary Of State can't micromanage the huge number of US diplomatic locations" and "her private server is much more secure and efficient than the inefficient one the government uses" as to the latter, and it all would have been over. Yeah, her ill advised trade agreement support is a negative, and she's not exactly free of fat cat influence. But the lesser of two evils is a very valid concept. We know she won't appoint Scalia types to the SCOTUS, wage war on women's reproductive rights, and will seek to improve on the Affordable Care Act, etc. And IMO, of all the candidates, she's the only adult in the room. Plus, she'll have Bill's help when he's not chasing interns. So my vote will go to Hillary.