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    If Sanders is the nominee, will you vote?

    If Sanders Is The Nominee, Will You Vote?

    This question doesn't apply to those solidly in the Trump or Sanders camp. Most of you will be voting. I'm asking those, like me, who see Sanders' flaws as potentially prohibitive of casting a vote in his name.

    I've never been good at holding my nose and voting. I've never done it. I've never had to. We have "none of the above" here, and I've selected it three times: 2000, 2004 and 2016.

    Those choices were easy to make. This year, I'd vote for an indicted ham sandwich over Trump. I just don't know if I can vote for Bernie. If I allow myself to vote for someone I find seriously flawed, for the sole purpose of defeating the opponent, then I become part of the problem. I don't believe I can do that.

    My question revolves around turnout. If Sanders isn't the nominee, we can expect some Bernie supporters won't be voting. If Sanders is the nominee, how will that effect turnout among moderates who aren't voting for Trump? Will they hold their noses or stay home?

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    Re: If Sanders is the nominee, will you vote?

    Having seen a few elections where the pool of candidates didn't offer a single soul I approved of, I have always fallen back on the idea that I'm not voting for a person, I'm voting to preserve certain principles I hold dear. No politician, no matter how horrible a human being, can take away my liberty unless I allow them to.

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    Re: If Sanders is the nominee, will you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Cole View Post
    If Sanders Is The Nominee, Will You Vote?

    This question doesn't apply to those solidly in the Trump or Sanders camp. Most of you will be voting. I'm asking those, like me, who see Sanders' flaws as potentially prohibitive of casting a vote in his name.

    I've never been good at holding my nose and voting. I've never done it. I've never had to. We have "none of the above" here, and I've selected it three times: 2000, 2004 and 2016.

    Those choices were easy to make. This year, I'd vote for an indicted ham sandwich over Trump. I just don't know if I can vote for Bernie. If I allow myself to vote for someone I find seriously flawed, for the sole purpose of defeating the opponent, then I become part of the problem. I don't believe I can do that.

    My question revolves around turnout. If Sanders isn't the nominee, we can expect some Bernie supporters won't be voting. If Sanders is the nominee, how will that effect turnout among moderates who aren't voting for Trump? Will they hold their noses or stay home?
    That's the difference between liberals and conservatives. Conservatives even got behind Hitler.

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    Re: If Sanders is the nominee, will you vote?

    I've already early-voted for Sanders but I'm not a Sanders fan. I did it because I think he delivers the best shot at beating Trump.

    Trump is such a disaster and he is so dangerous to America, posing an existential threat to our democratic institutions, that this is no-brainer. Never the lesser of two evils has been clearer.

    So, original poster, I invite you to pinch your nose this time and vote for whoever is the Dem nominee, even if it is Sanders.

    At worst, if he wins Sanders will be an ineffective president for 4 years, obstructed by Congress, then will be too old and frail for a second term. But at least, he will have kicked the Trump Crime Family out of the Oval Office.
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    Re: If Sanders is the nominee, will you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Cole View Post
    If Sanders Is The Nominee, Will You Vote?

    This question doesn't apply to those solidly in the Trump or Sanders camp. Most of you will be voting. I'm asking those, like me, who see Sanders' flaws as potentially prohibitive of casting a vote in his name.

    I've never been good at holding my nose and voting. I've never done it. I've never had to. We have "none of the above" here, and I've selected it three times: 2000, 2004 and 2016.

    Those choices were easy to make. This year, I'd vote for an indicted ham sandwich over Trump. I just don't know if I can vote for Bernie. If I allow myself to vote for someone I find seriously flawed, for the sole purpose of defeating the opponent, then I become part of the problem. I don't believe I can do that.

    My question revolves around turnout. If Sanders isn't the nominee, we can expect some Bernie supporters won't be voting. If Sanders is the nominee, how will that effect turnout among moderates who aren't voting for Trump? Will they hold their noses or stay home?
    If Bernie Sanders is not the nominee, I shall not vote for any Presidential candidate in 2020, just as I refused to do in 2016.

    If Bernie Sanders is the nominee, I shall vote for Donald Trump.
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    Re: If Sanders is the nominee, will you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Cole View Post
    If Sanders Is The Nominee, Will You Vote?

    This question doesn't apply to those solidly in the Trump or Sanders camp. Most of you will be voting. I'm asking those, like me, who see Sanders' flaws as potentially prohibitive of casting a vote in his name.

    I've never been good at holding my nose and voting. I've never done it. I've never had to. We have "none of the above" here, and I've selected it three times: 2000, 2004 and 2016.

    Those choices were easy to make. This year, I'd vote for an indicted ham sandwich over Trump. I just don't know if I can vote for Bernie. If I allow myself to vote for someone I find seriously flawed, for the sole purpose of defeating the opponent, then I become part of the problem. I don't believe I can do that.

    My question revolves around turnout. If Sanders isn't the nominee, we can expect some Bernie supporters won't be voting. If Sanders is the nominee, how will that effect turnout among moderates who aren't voting for Trump? Will they hold their noses or stay home?
    The amount of times I heard will you vote for such and such candidate in February has been 3 and only one of them had any chance of winning the nomination at that point which was Mitt Romney in 2012. Sanders was winning this same time four years ago. He peaked and then Hillary ran away with it. I see no reason why he won't do something similar this time.
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    Re: If Sanders is the nominee, will you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by j brown's body View Post
    That's the difference between liberals and conservatives. Conservatives even got behind Hitler.
    FDR was no conservsative but he backed Hitler. His economy and Hitlers were darned near mirror images.

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    Re: If Sanders is the nominee, will you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    If Bernie Sanders is not the nominee, I shall not vote for any Presidential candidate in 2020, just as I refused to do in 2016.

    If Bernie Sanders is the nominee, I shall vote for Donald Trump.
    Thank you. I was thinking of this possibility; just had trouble putting it into words.

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    Re: If Sanders is the nominee, will you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robertinfremont View Post
    FDR was no conservsative but he backed Hitler. His economy and Hitlers were darned near mirror images.
    Well, except FDR didn't ban labor unions...

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    Re: If Sanders is the nominee, will you vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrump View Post
    The amount of times I heard will you vote for such and such candidate in February has been 3 and only one of them had any chance of winning the nomination at that point which was Mitt Romney in 2012. Sanders was winning this same time four years ago. He peaked and then Hillary ran away with it. I see no reason why he won't do something similar this time.
    We can only hope, but I think this year is different. Tonight's debate may be crucial. 30 minutes away. I'll be back.

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