Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Why I Wasn't a Bernie Sanders Supporter

I’m a bit late saying this now that Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee, but I think it’s important that I acknowledge publicly why I wasn’t a Bernie Sanders supporter. This has confused many of my friends and colleagues, especially given my political leanings—after all, according to the website Political Compass, I’m much more aligned politically with Sanders than Clinton. So why didn’t I support Sanders as a general election candidate? There are several reasons, but in this post I want to focus mostly on two: electability and attitude.