FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, Bernie Sanders isn’t going to get the Democratic Nomination. What’s perhaps most frustrating about this — for those of us who weren’t totally feeling the Bern — is that the Sanders campaign whipped up one of the most exciting, passionate progressive campaigns in years. Even Obama couldn’t make people excited about European-style democratic socialism. The idea of that excitement leaking out of the current Presidential race is depressing, and not just because we desperately need the political revolution to continue.
It’s because we need progressives to still vote in November. And not because Hillary is the “lesser of two evils,” or because we need to do everything we possibly can to stop a Trump Presidency. It’s because American democracy is infinitely more than a single elected position.
Even if you don’t vote for Hillary, your vote is important.