november pledge

Yet it has been a trend on the left in both the UK and the U.S. to suggest that any black eye given to “the establishment,” even if it’s from a decidedly rightward hook, is a victory for all. The group of voters in the U.S. who have vowed to support Bernie Sanders until November, pledging to vote for him in a write-in campaign, think in similar terms. So flawed a liberal is Hillary Clinton, they say, that even a nightmarish term under a President Trump is preferable, because at least his campaign is also “anti-establishment.” Still others think it is precisely Trump’s capacity for mayhem and destruction that makes him an asset to the left: His tenure will be so destructive that the people will at last rise up in a glorious revolution in response, and then we’ll get real change.