In several earlier articles, I’ve pointed out the many problems with Biden. A choice example?

I didn’t get into his dementia in this article because I referenced the article above numerous times in this and other articles I have written. It’s been done. And I understand that Biden has been accused of sexual assault. That’s something that Trump could survive in an election, but not Joe Biden. Still, I like to think, that despite all his flaws, he is still better than Trump.

When I voted for Bernie in the Utah primary, I was hopeful. But now that I see that Joe has a fair lead on Bernie, and that Bernie has suspended his campaign, and he endorsed Joe, I decided I need to reassess my plans and my objectives. I had to remember that identity politics is dead. Even Bernie is sacrificing his campaign for the policies.

Note how the two campaigns are forming committees to talk about what can be borrowed from Bernie’s campaign to get enough progressives on board to vote for Biden. We didn’t get that from Clinton. I don’t recall seeing that from Obama, either. Sanders is working hard to ensure that as much of his platform as possible makes it into the Biden campaign. Biden is, for all intents and purposes, an empty vessel, and Sanders is using his influence to pack that vessel bound for the White House.

That’s why I look at this election in terms of probabilities. If you want to wait 4 more years, go ahead. Vote for someone else. If Biden loses, the probability that you will see progressive policies become law in the next 4 years drops to near zero. The revolution is an eventuality. That fact is proven in the following article:

It’s your call. I was once Bernie or Bust, too. I still am in many ways. I voted for Bernie in the primaries. I am planning on voting for Joe, not for the person that he is, but for the policies that he will be promoting at the convention. I am Bernie’s policies or bust. And I am voting for better odds.

I won’t tell you that a vote for the Green Party is a vote for Trump. I disagree with that notion, too. I won’t tell you that a write-in vote for Bernie is a vote for Trump. I disagree with that one, too. I can recognize the intent.

I will tell you that a vote for anyone other than the nominee will reduce the odds of us getting progressive policies signed into law by the next president because no one other than the Democratic Nominee will have a better chance of beating Trump in November.

Good luck and good night.

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