Thursday, September 22, 2016

What Will Bernie Do?

FOR THOSE "Third Party" voters who insist on a "My Way or the Highway" candidate,  a commenter on Mr. Blow's call for sanity (given the folly of the protest vote) in today's NY Times has this to say, and it's spot on.  Maybe this is a good time to stop and ask ourselves what our vote really means.

pat knapp
 milwaukee 29 minutes ago
"A vote is not an endorsement. It is not a recommendation. It is not taking a stand. It is not going out on a limb. It is an agreement to participate in the process of building and maintaining a really great country. Yes, it is a great country, where you actually have a role to play in the governance. So vote with anger and disappointment if you'd like. You can't always get what you want. That, too, is a part of the American process. You don't even have to tell people who you voted for, if that gives you comfort. It's between you and the voting machine. So you were hoping for something better. Well, so do all of us. But there are very few saints among us -- and that includes us. Democracy doesn't guarantee perfection or your own preferred outcome. It does guarantee your right to participate. So don't throw your vote away. That's worse than voting for somebody who, in your opinion, doesn't fully measure up."

So 'My way or the highway"? Or cutting off nose to spite face?

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