Monday, May 02, 2016
Robert Reich: "If Bernie does not win....Hillary’s election to the presidency is absolutely essential to the future of this nation and the world."
This is a portion of what Reich wrote on Facebook yesterday:
If Bernie doesn’t win the nomination, you have to decide for yourself how active you’ll be in supporting Hillary Clinton. If Trump is the Republican nominee, my personal view is Hillary’s election to the presidency is absolutely essential to the future of this nation and the world.
Now if you visit the link that I provided you will see that Reich seems to think that Sanders still has a pathway to the nomination, which I find bizarre since he is considered an expert on the economy and should therefore be quite good with numbers.
However putting that aside he is certainly correct on the importance of making sure that Hillary beats Trump in November.
And even though I have recently shared some very good news on that front here on the blog, it still requires that we get up and get to the polls.
I would encourage ALL of you to engage in conversations about politics in every venue that you feel even remotely comfortable doing so, and perhaps in a few where you are not so comfortable.
I think EVERY election is important, but it is hard to exaggerate the importance of this 2016 race.
So yeah we need to help people get excited, inspired, and if need be a little frightened, to get them to take this whole thing as seriously as we all know it deserves to be taken.
I started this blog because before the 2004 election I failed to convince the people in my life the importance of voting for John Kerry.
That is NOT a mistake that I will ever make again.