Odds and Ends
18 6, 12:03am
Bernie was certainly better than the two we ended up with. But the deck was stacked against him from day one -- the DNC machine was in it for Hillary.
In addition, there were some serious issues with the Sanders platform. His policies would have dramatically increased the national debt -- the assumptions made in his manifesto were based on a ridiculous annual 5% GDP growth, which is something the US hasn't seen since the 1960s -- and he wanted to tackle climate change but was opposed to using nuclear power, which at the moment is the only low-carbon method to generate industrial-scale baseload power.
I still would have voted for him had I been given the chance. (NB: I tried to vote by mail-in ballot and my ballot never came, even after multiple requests from my municipality).