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Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:52 AM

I gazed at the empty ballot... and I made my choice.

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/6/1535318/-I-gazed-at-the-empty-ballot-and-I-made-my-choice

By Huginn and Muninn


There's no bad choice here. But you do still have to make a choice.

My California vote-by-mail ballot arrived early this week (I expected it earlier, but apparently so many people are now voting by mail that the Post Office is a bit overwhelmed). And with the California primary only a few days away, it was time to make my decision.

I was undecided for much of the primary season. For a while, I contemplated leaving the ballot blank on the Presidential nominee line as the vitriol of the primary season grew but I realized that my decision needs to be not a reaction to poor behavior (which was on both sides), but on both the issues and the ability to govern and be a strong executive. And on issues, I am most aligned with Bernie Sanders, and I was thrilled when his campaign grew beyond what many believed possible, and several weeks ago I resolved to support him. I was even polled a few days ago (Marist) and indicated that Id be voting for Bernie.

I dont dislike Hillary Clinton certainly I dont despise her with the burning hatred of a thousand suns, as seems to be de rigeur for many around here -- but I do have some reservations (primarily around her relative hawkishness). I should add that I have been and continue to be extremely impressed by her intelligence and command of the issues, even down to the fine details (something that actually seems to evade Bernie).

And yet

And yet.

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MrWendel Jun 2016 OP
One of the 99 Jun 2016 #1
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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:54 AM

1. That's exactly how I felt

when I voted for Bernie in the NY primary.

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Response to MrWendel (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:57 AM

2. KNR Thank you!

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