As we all know Bernie Sanders was treated unfairly by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment.
And he has every right to be bitter.
But with the shadow of the fascist Trump looming over America.
Bernie is hitting the campaign trail and urging his supporters to vote for Hillary.
I have 7 beautiful grandchildren and 4 kids. I do not want Donald Trump to be their president. pic.twitter.com/cXIoq1n5Po— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 17, 2016
As if their lives depended on it. And for very good reason.
Some of his millennial supporters are threatening to vote for third parties.
A wide range of polls have found Clinton losing votes to Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein. A new CBS-YouGov poll of Ohio showed Clinton winning voters under 30 by 32 points. But that amounted to just 51 percent of the millennial vote and represented a six-point decline since the summer.
Threatening to vote for the Green Party's Jill Stein who believes Clinton is a greater threat than Trump.
While she describes Trump as a danger she also believes he’s nothing more than a moron who has destroyed the GOP. Clinton, on the other hand, she considers a greater threat.
“Donald Trump, I think, will have a lot of trouble moving things through Congress,” Stein says. “Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, won’t … Hillary has the potential to do a whole lot more damage, get us into more wars, faster to pass her fracking disastrous climate program, much more easily than Donald Trump could do his.”
Even though Trump is a rabid climate change denier who believes that global warming is a hoax. And so much for the Green Party.
While other Sanders' supporters are threatening to waste their votes on the Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate, who has struggled in recent weeks to recover from a gaffe in which he was unable to identify Aleppo, in war-torn Syria, appeared to fumble once more on Sunday when he said no one had been injured in two violent events in New York City and Minnesota over the weekend.
Even though he is even dumber than Stein AND a hard right-wing radical
Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson has emphasized his support for marijuana legalization and touts an anti-war stance in an attempt to lure progressives to his cause. But progressives are likely less aware of his links to the radical right and the Koch brothers, as well as his billionaire-coddling tax policies.
Now I understand why some of Sanders' supporters find it hard to vote for Hillary Clinton. Especially as polls show, those between 18 and 24-years-old.
When you're that age you tend to be very idealistic.
And of course, Clinton is a flawed candidate who doesn't inspire the young, like Obama did and Sanders does. And Bernie would have had a much better chance of defeating Donald Trump.
But with the polls narrowing, casting a protest vote amounts to voting for that dangerous demagogue. Or cutting off your nose to spite your face.
And is as Charles Blow writes, absolute folly.
Clinton and Trump are not equally bad candidates. One is a conventional politician who has a long record of public service full of pros and cons. The other is a demagogic bigot with a puddle-deep understanding of national and international issues, who openly courts white nationalism, is hostile to women, Mexicans and Muslims, and is callously using black people as pawns in a Donnie-come-lately kinder-gentler campaign.
There is a simple truth here: Either Clinton or Trump will be the next president of the United States. Not Jill Stein. Not Gary Johnson. Clinton or Trump.
This election isn’t just about you or me, or Clinton or Trump. This election is quite literally about the future, all of our and our children’s and their children’s futures.
And the good news?
I'm pretty sure Bernie will be able to corral most of his wayward supporters. Now that he is making his feelings absolutely clear:
Warning them that him and his army of supporters would not be able to use their considerable influence to pressure Hillary Clinton into keeping her promises, if Trump is elected.
Or properly continue their revolution.
And by urging them to stand up for the values young people believe in, by helping to spread this video...
#WeTrumpHate from Tucker Walsh on Vimeo.
And of course we should help spread it too.
For Trump is a fascist who threatens us all.
And every progressive in North America must help to defeat him...