If you are a registered Democrat and live in Iowa, please, please consider a vote for Bernie Sanders if you haven’t already. It is pretty rare for me to openly endorse any candidate, but I’m genuinely impressed by this guy because he’s so different from what we’ve had for the last 40 years in this country.
Some reasons to support Sanders:
*He has been more consistent on LGBT rights and the Iraq War; he was right on these issues before it was popular to be right. Clinton has flip-flopped and gone with the flow.
*He supports de-scheduling marijuana, which could potentially help thousands or even millions of people whose lives might be saved by this plant’s medicinal properties but who live in fear of federal raids and legal consequences for their chosen treatment. Clinton has been tepid toward reforming the laws at best and antagonistic at worst. In a speech a few years ago she admitted that the drug war was fueling violence in Mexico, then in the same breath she defended the drug war. Cognitive dissonance much?
*He supports a single-payer health care system, which is what we really wanted; we got the bloated and unwieldy compromise of Obamacare instead. Clinton, meanwhile, is dismissive of the whole idea of universal health care (probably because it would cut into her bloated defense budget).
*He is the only candidate in the entire race who is not accepting dark money donations. If he wins it would send a strong and unambiguous message that our democracy is not for sale. If Clinton wins, it won’t change a thing and in a country where certain powerful people feel like they ought to have the special right to buy elections, that’s bad.
*He has a better chance of defeating Clinton. In nearly every poll he is well ahead of Trump, while Clinton’s lead is a margin of error. A Clinton nomination could easily end up with a Trump presidency.
Tomorrow you can make history. Go for it!