…nald Trump is president because the Democratic base did not turn out in sufficient numbers in 2016. Obama voters didn’t switch to Trump so much as they stayed home. In Wisconsin, for instance, Trump got fewer votes than Romney; but depressed Democratic turnout and…
Spot. On. Because they had 3 choices. Trump, “that” woman, or stay home. So they stayed home. Because I heard a lot of that leading up to the election. A lot of people saying they don’t have a problem with a woman, but just with “that” woman. Won’t go into that here.
Point being it’s very lovely when you can vote for the candidate you “like.” But when there’s not a candidate you “like,” staying home is not the better option. Sometimes you need to vote for the sole purpose of voting against who should not hold that power.
I don’t know that Clinton would have been better. But I do believe we wouldn’t be seeing the surge in blatant racism and white supremacy that we’re seeing right now. The president sets a tone for the entire country of what kind of behavior is acceptable.