Why You Really Must Get Behind Hillary, Now

An impassioned plea on why America should elect Hillary

An impassioned plea on why America should elect Hillary
An impassioned plea on why America should elect Hillary

[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]C[/dropcap]an we have a word? I continue to hear from many of you who say you won’t vote for Hillary Clinton because, you claim, (1) she’s no better than Donald Trump, or (2) even if she’s better, she’s still corrupt, and you refuse to vote for the “lesser of two evils,” or (3) you don’t want to reward the Democratic Party for corrupt primaries that gave the nomination to Hillary instead of Bernie Sanders.

Please allow me to respond.

  1. Anyone who equates Donald Trump with Hillary Clinton hasn’t been paying attention. Trump is a dangerous, bigoted, narcissistic megalomaniac with fascist tendencies who could wreak huge damage on America and the world. Hillary isn’t perfect but she’s able and experienced. There is simply no comparison.

  2. Even if you see Hillary Clinton as the “lesser of two evils,” the greater of two evils in this case (if you see the choice in these terms) is seriously evil. You’ve probably had occasion in the past to vote for someone who doesn’t meet your ideals, when the alternative is someone who falls much further from those ideals. This doesn’t mean you’ve sold out or compromised your principles. You’ve just been realistic and practical. Realism and practicality are critically important now.

  3. I understand your frustration with the Democratic Party, and your reluctance to “reward” it for its bias against Bernie in the primaries. But anything you do that increases the odds of a Trump presidency isn’t just penalizing the Democratic Party; it’s jeopardizing our future and that of our children and their children. All of us must continue to work hard for a political system responsive to the needs of ordinary Americans. The movement Bernie energized must not and will not end. But Donald Trump, were he to become president, would set back the cause for decades.

There are just over 7 weeks until Election Day. My request to those of you who still don’t want to vote for Hillary Clinton: Please reconsider. It is no exaggeration to say the fate of the nation and the world are at stake.

ROBERT B. REICH is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century.

His new book, "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few," is now in bookstores. His film "Inequality for All" is now available on iTunes and Amazon streaming.
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  1. Clinton has no respect for law, failed in Libya and Syria, created the world’s biggest human disaster in modern times, accepts bribe from foreign countries and corporations as donation to Clinton foundation. On the top of all that, she wants to bring in hundreds of thousands of Jihadi muslims from middle east into USA. She has no regard for the security of the American people. Why is anybody supporting her?

  2. As an Indian I feel all N R Is must vote exclusively for Trump as President in their own interest.
    All those high achiever Indians have nothing to fear either for career or security.If at all Trump will act to discourage uncontrolled migration of unwanted elements in national interest, fine, Indians are legal residents or workers there with a source of income unlike illegal migrants.
    There is going to be great deal in common between the Indian P M and Trump in work and thought, policies,chemistry and strategies.India is no more a begging country any more, can work with U S on equal footing for mutual benefit and Trump is the answer.
    N R Is must take full benefit of this combination in their own interest and each others’.


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