One of the greatest things about our modern political world is that you and other progressives can have an impact on elections even if you live thousands of miles away.
Michael T. Hertz: The message delivered by Daryl Davis and Bernie Sanders is a simple one. Don’t spend your time “preaching to the choir.” Reach out beyond the group that will readily agree with you.
Michael Hertz: Although the Clinton sources have denied that Bill Clinton urged the Donald to run, if Bill presented in favorable terms a Donald White House run, then he was basically supporting that option.
Michael T. Hertz: Don’t be fooled into thinking that you must vote for Hillary if you live in a state like Hawaii, California, New York, Rhode Island, etc. A vote for Hillary or Trump in those states is meaningless. Hillary is going to sweep those states.
Michael T. Hertz: I’d prefer to vote for Bernie Sanders, but at least if I vote for Stein, my vote will be counted and will have some impact on perceptions of the race. If I vote for Bernie, at best he will be lumped in with “other.”
Michael Hertz: I talked to a very low-level person volunteer who said that he thought that this would be a good idea but he would have to talk to the higher ups. The higher ups never called me back, and so far as I know, there wasn’t a really good sharing system ever set up.
Michael Hertz: If the polls are basically the same in October, Sanders supporters will figure out that they are free to vote their conscience without any real danger that Trump will take their state.
Michael Hertz: Sanders plans to support at least 100 candidates running for a wide range of public offices—from local school boards to Congress—at least through the 2016 elections.
Michael T. Hertz: We must decide whether there is a way that we can defeat Donald Trump without having our movement slide into the maw of the Democratic Party. Like Bernie Sanders, I believe that we can.
Michael Hertz: Trump cheats poor students and rips them off in the same way that he intends to rip off the entire country if he’s elected President. There’s only one problem: Bill Clinton has been similarly involved in rip-off private education.
Michael T. Hertz: A substantial part of the Bernieites will either sit out the election, vote Green, or write in Bernie. The independents will vote Trump or follow the Bernieite lead. Democrats will vote Clinton reluctantly.
Michael T. Hertz: In the upcoming election, we’ll have a choice between a potential Hitler and a woman who is a narcissist and lies consistently. What has happened to Bernie’s revolution, and is there any way to save it?
Michael Hertz: The one thing that Bernie has going for him is boots on the ground, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see 100,000 marchers or more in Philadelphia.