I’m conflicted, in case I haven’t already made that clear.
As I wrote earlier this morning when introducing Mimi Kennedy’s guest post, I can’t imagine myself voting for Hillary Clinton for president, but even more inconceivable to me is the idea of a Donald Trump presidency! The good news is that I still have about five months before I have to decide what I’ll do come election day.
This is the time for looking at the big picture, which is what Bernie Sanders did in an op-ed for the NY Times titled “Democrats Need to Wake Up.” I read the whole thing on the show this morning because I worry that Bernie’s most passionate supporters are more enthralled with the man than his message and, for some reason, they’re not hearing him.
It’s important to talk through these issues — the reasons we just cannot support Hillary Clinton and certainly fear for a future with D’ump at the controls. But in real life, things don’t fit into neat categories and in politics, it’s always a matter of compromise.
I’m seeing a change, though. Instead of one step up, two steps back, we could be going two steps up and only one back. Real change takes time and commitment, and we have a movement going. I do worry though that, to use another old adage, we might just let the perfect be the enemy of the good and (as my mother used to say) wind up cutting off our noses to spite our collective face.