Liberals might not like hearing this, but it’s going to be Hillary Clinton or a Republican in 2016. It really breaks down to these two options:
1. Either get on board with Hillary Clinton, even if she’s not everything you’ve dreamed of.
- or -
Whine and cry because Elizabeth Warren isn’t going to run, become apathetic, then let Republicans win the White House in 2016; likely replace four Supreme Court Justices over the following 8 years; start a war with Iran; ruin the planet; destroy our economy again; and undo all the good that’s been done these last 6 years.
Those are your choices. Period. No one else has a chance of winning. Every vote you idealistically hand over to the Green Party or your favorite independent is a vote the Republicans were praying wouldn’t go to Hillary Clinton. The two party system sucks. The Electoral College is ridiculous and needs to be done away with. However. If either of the major parties even has the possibility of fracturing, it will happen to the GOP first. The Batshit Crazy Terrible Republicans will split from the Just Regular Terrible Republicans and neither will have enough support to win an election. Then the Left can split into Actual Save The Country Democrats and Wall Street Democrats like Hillary Clinton. Until that happens, it’s just not safe to vote for a candidate who has no chance of winning because the alternative is a Republican.
So if you are one of those “but I want to vote with my heart!” people, save your bleating. Not here for it. I’m more concerned with you helping Jeb Bush or Scott Walker into office because you voted Green than hearing your list of grievances against Hillary that prevented you from pulling her lever. If the Republicans put someone in the White house in 2016, it won’t be because the majority of the country wanted them there. It won’t be because they ran the better campaign. It will be because too many people with an idealistic view of Democracy voted for their favorite candidate instead of casting a vote against the GOP. When I vote next year, I won’t be voting for Hillary Clinton. I’ll be voting to keep the least terrible option far away from the White House.