Verno wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 10:11:
That they are willing to overlook that he's an utterly vile human being, as I explained in my previous post, just because he's making crazy promises, and for many because he hates the same people they hate, makes Trump voters look like a combination of fools and vile human beings themselves.
Maybe but that's what people wanted, the chance of it happening. Certainly wasn't going to be possible under Clinton from their perspective. Trump will get a chance to make good on his promises and if he doesn't then he will be held accountable in the next election. In the meantime rather than blaming Trump voters I think there's a fair amount of blame to go around in the Democratic party.
You guys had a real shot with Sanders, not sure why the signs were continually ignored. Hell I would've voted for Sanders and I'm fairly right of center.
Bernie would have burned some of it down, and a lot of people weren't ready for that (particularly the Democratic Party, who he joined months before his candidacy and did not have a good relationship with.)
Plus, he had the stigma of "socialist," which would have resonated strongly in the midwest, particularly as much of Obama's policies they rallied against were ones framed as just that.
That said, I loved Bernie. Only politician I loved in this whole thing. Would have been super excited for him. I'm not as convinced as anyone else he would have won, because I think he would have drawn in the anti-establishment Trump fans while pushing some of the others, and some Hillary fans, away with his "socialist" rhetoric.
Also, in retrospect, he seems far more willing to play nicely with the Democratic Party than anyone expected.
None of this is excusing the choice to put someone so hated up, but I kind of get it.