Trump may act badly, but he is also an entertainer. A week ago, I saw a video of Jesse Jackson praising Donald Trump back in the 1990s. How could this be if Trump is indeed so racist? I have to wonder how much of the image he presents is an act and how much is not.

If Bernie and Hillary truly want us to vote for her, then Hillary needs to make concrete commitments to follow through on the progressive agenda put forth by the DNC. I read about the fighting over the platform and I’m not convinced that the DNC is serious about that platform. The documents released as a results of the hacks of the DNC suggest far more pay-for-play than anyone has imagined. Are we really supposed to vote for someone who actively promoted such behavior? Can anyone vote for her with a clean conscience?

I can’t. So I’m voting Green and I am not doing so not as a protest vote. I want an alternative and for the moment, Jill Stein is that alternative. If Hillary drops out due to health reasons, then I can seriously consider the Democratic ticket again because then Bernie Sanders will be the most likely leader of their ticket.

There are plenty of Berniecrats running and more than 60% of them have won their primaries. I’m voting for them, too. But Clinton? Neoliberal Clinton? I just don’t think so.

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