Friday, July 31, 2020
We have a binary choice and neither of the two-party options excites me; exhaustion is the best I can muster. On the one hand, we have an elderly white man with a history of bizarre public behavior, who has been accused of sexual assault, whose platform and track record contain plenty of reasons to give progressive voters pause. On the other hand, we have President Trump.
Our country is in burning turmoil, and the White House is eagerly fanning the flames. If we are to have a shot at quenching them -" let alone beginning to repair the damage left behind -" we, the voting public, will have to play the two-party game to its conclusion in November. And that means rallying behind Joe Biden.
Many progressive voters I know have already decided to grit their teeth and back Biden; they don't need my persuading. But we cannot afford a repeat of 2016, when would-be Democratic voters chose to sit the election out or cast purely symbolic votes " protest, third-party, write-in " because they could not stomach the thought of voting for Hillary Clinton.
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