Hillary Clinton made history last night in her speech as the official presidential nominee for the Democratic candidate for presidency. There was some controversy in the nomination process, but Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary himself saying, “I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.”
I personally am excited and hopeful for her to become our next President of the United States. She’s experienced, she’s smart and savvy and, although her record may not be perfect on certain issues, she has made a lot of progress, has championed education and healthcare, and has spoken out for the rights of women worldwide, for a very long time. This is truly an historical moment in American and global history. Although can understand the appeal of a third party candidate like Jill Stein, at a certain point we have to look at the reality of the situation that a third party vote, as our political system currently stands, sadly, truly is a throwaway vote, (aka a vote for Trump.) This is particularly true considering Stein won’t be on the ballot in all 50 states (unless something shocking made it possible.) Rebecca Traister, writer for New York Magazine agreed, when speaking on Democracy Now today, that the best option is to vote for Hillary. And Gary Johnson; well, yikes. And Trump; that would send our country into a downward spiral that would threaten the stability of our nation. Check out the video below for a REAL clip of Trump requesting Russia hack into classified U.S documents. The added commentary is, of course, from the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah who humorously comments for relief to a horrific potential reality.
This election decision should be an absolute no brainer decision, and for many it is. But in case you’d like more comparison between the two main candidates, here is just a portion of facts assembled together by Ultraviolet, the petition organization fighting for rights.