Wednesday, April 18, 2012
They used to tell me I was building a dream
Joan Walsh Johnathan Bernstein [thx janinsanfran for correction--can't believe I spaced!]:
Supporting a candidate who you know will let you down is a lot harder than supporting one who you can pretend will be perfect if the impossible happened and she was elected, or just sitting out the election entirely because neither candidate measures up. It may take some courage to support someone despite important, serious, substantive reservations. It is, however, what needs to be done in a democracy.
Yeah, that's pretty much it. I think that's why people who support Nader, Paul or even my man Kucinich are so rabid: they have the luxury of going all-in because their candidates will not win and thus never have a chance to disappoint them.
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Posted by: doug r | Apr 18, 2012 9:50:24 AM
Glad you shared that quote, but it is not from Joan Walsh, but from Jonathan Bernstein.
That said, I am thinking about reposting it myself.
Posted by: janinsanfran | Apr 19, 2012 12:21:12 AM
I would not vote for Obama the drone bombing sanctioner, nor of course Romney, the Russophobic defender of the Iraq War atrocity, because I don't want blood and potential blood on my hands. Very potential in Romney's case.
OTOH, Obama has legion who won't even admit he let them down, having the escape valve of claiming, as in droning, "he must have a valid reason" etc.
Posted by: amspirnational | Apr 19, 2012 3:37:50 PM
Posted by: NTodd Pritsky | Apr 19, 2012 4:16:00 PM