Bernie! Bernie!! Bernie!!!
Just learned I'll be having dinner with National Nurse Teri and Jim Dean next month…!!! Kind of excited about that!!
Oh, fie!! Both NPR and VPR have reported this hour that Bernie will be endorsing Hillary, apparently next week in NH while Hillary is in NH. =HEAVY SIGH= (NPR said NH, VPR just said it was going to happen.)This means I will need to leave the Presidential choices blank come November. I had really wanted to vote for Bernie. I imagine that Bernie is thinking less about the Presidential race and trustworthiness, and more about how to give the new (and old) Bernie-friendly Congressional candidates the best legup possible, going into their first (next) term in House and Senate. Even so.
No, no. Not voting is never an option! Vote for Jill Stein, or write in Snoopy, or something! I would recommend Stein, since she is an established candidate and the Green platform is highly satisfactory. To tell you the truth, a sizable vote for Stein might give Bernie pause as well as HRC...always assuming the reports are true. They might not be.If it is true, does that mean he would throw his deligates to HRC? What a betrayal! I won't believe it unless and until it actually happens.
Jill Stein for President - Click
A quick check reveals that the Green Party doesn't [yet] have ballot access in Vermont, but they are working on it. Here is the Green Party Vermont Ballot Access Petition [Click]--Alan
Love the photo!
Yup, voting for Dr. Jill Stein. If Hillary thinks that maneuvering Bernie into endorsing her is going to garner his voters she has a very big surprise coming.
Jill Stein here, too--IF she is the Green Party nominee and her running mate is OK. She probably will be the nominee, but the nominating convention isn't until the first week of August. Greens got on the ballot in Illinois, and have a shot at getting on the Georgia ballot. Stein has qualified for federal matching campaign funds. I am thinking of leaving my Bernie 2016 bumper sticker where it is, and putting the Green bumper sticker next to it rather than partly over it. Maybe add an arrow pointing at the Stein/VP sticker? Alternatively, get one of those HRC "I'm with her" arrow stickers and have it pointed toward the Jill/VP sticker? Well, there is time to think about it. I don't want to get on HRC's mailing list, which I would if I ordered a bumper sticker--but a photo of such bumper sticker pointed at a Green bumper sticker would be pretty good to include in the return envelopes. Even if HRC makes noises about supporting some of Bernie's campaign planks, I remain skeptical about her "commitment" to any of them. She has been the "steady hand" and "no you can't" candidate, and temporary political expediency is different from commitment. I remember the old line about how the chicken is interested in a ham and eggs breakfast, but the pig is committed. So maybe I am wrong--maybe she can read the tea leaves and adjust. But I will believe it if I see it. I voted to re-elect Nixon figuring that maybe the leopard could change its spots--and I have no intention of repeating that mistake. BTW, I remember jokes about the Nixon re-election campaign manager for Massachusetts (the only state to go for McGovern) being called in to give an explanation...--Alan
I'm waiting for the Republican convention to be over to be sure Trump is the nominee. If he is I'm ordering a "Nope/Noper" yard sign and stickers. It shows Trump on one side and Hillary on the other.
Please send us a link so we can see the sign, Susan. [Pardon me, but I recall the story from a few years ago about the preacher who was getting his congregation worked up, and called "Give us a sign, O Lord; give us a sign!" whereupon the church steeple was struck by a bolt of lightning and caught fire. (The fire department kept it from spreading to the main part of the building.)] Jill Stein was/is soliciting input on VP choices, but I didn't have any ideas.--Alan
Six 2016 presidential yard signs [Click] I vote No. 6 for design, No. 2 for timeliness.Trump NO, HIllary NO, Stein YES yard sign [Click] Not bold enough IMO--Alan
Mah*Sweetie makes the excellent point that Bernie is going to win in Vermont anyway, and we are not a battle ground state. So he plans to write in Bernie's name (even if he endorses Hillary), and let Vermont say loudly that Bernie was the best choice, just as we voted for Dean anyway. I have the luxury of telling any Hillary supporter who fusses at me that Vermont is Bernie's and we're not going to make or break the election anyway, so they can just like it.
You're long suffering. If Bernie endorses HRC, he's off my good guys list. I'm sorry. Voted for Kerry because Howard told me to. Voted for Obama because Howard told me to. In all fairness, voting for Obama the second time was a lot less anxt ridden. But I AM NOT going to vote for HRC even if Bernie tels me to. As far as I'm concerned, endorsing her is a betrayal of all of us who supported him and got jeered at because of him and gave him money. And it is a particular betrayal of the people who became his delegates. No.If he does that, he's blotted out as far as I'm concerned. Had enough lesser evils. Had enough meely mouths and wheedling and expediency. If he endorses her, it's Stein for me and then I think I may swear off partisan politics for good. Stick to things like Code Pink and Labor Against the War. You can't trust politicians. They always turn out to be nothing but snakes. Not even lizzards,* snakes!*Gotta vote for the lizards to make sure the wrong lizard doesn't get in.
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