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Response to longship (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 10:24 AM

10. Pointing out where the candidates stand on the issues and stating that you prefer one or the

other candidate on the issues (in this case I prefer Bernie) is not "tearing down one candidate to raise another." It is considering the issues and picking a candidate based on that. That is what Bernie says we should do. And I agree.

I agree the most with Bernie on the issues, and that is the main reason that I am voting for him.

I also think he will make the best candidate and be most likely to win and my opinion in that respect is my subjective opinion. But the most important reason that I think Bernie will win is that he is right on so many issues and has the courage to follow through.

It doesn't take much courage to be right on the Citizens United issue, to have the right opinion, even to say the right things about Citizens United. Hillary has done that to some extent.

But it takes ENORMOUS COURAGE to run a presidential campaign relying mostly on donations of $2,700 or less and without encouraging or having people organize super-pacs on your behalf. That takes ENORMOUS COURAGE.

And it is there at that point -- where actions like running a campaign on smaller donations -- back up a candidate's words, that who the candidate is and what the candidate does become important factors to consider in deciding who to vote for.

And when it comes to his actions -- his wise votes in Congress, his stances on things like gay marriage and race and police brutality and women -- Bernie has acted in support of the issues, the people, the morality and values that I care about, that I think most Democrats care about. And that is also why I support him.

But basically, my support for Bernie is always based on the issues. Not so much on his rumpled suits or his smile or his hair -- although I like those things about him, I certainly would not vote for him based on those things. Besides, much as I like Bernie, in the end, Hillary has better hair-cuts. So if I were basing my vote on things other than the issues, who knows, I might prefer Hillary. I just haven't thought about it much.

Bernie is a great speaker. Hillary not so much. They are both nice people I am sure.

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