My head wants a pragmatic leader capable of taking charge in cases of foreign relations and national security. This president would be enough of a centrist to accomplish some things I want for this country while making concessions in other areas, allowing for bipartisan reform with serviceable congressional relationships.
My heart hurts for the victims of the welfare gap, born into a persistent social class system designed to profit off of their collective labor and talents. My heart also wants a charismatic leader who governs with transparency and has the ability to draw out more of the >40 percent of the electorate who didn’t vote in 2012.
So which do you trust? The empathetic side led by a growing concern over social issues or the pragmatic centrist who may be able to actually push legislation through? Why do they two have to be mutually exclusive?
It’s been said that Bernie Sanders is the best thing to happen to the Clinton campaign. His far left rhetoric is forcing Hillary to adjust in ways inconceivable a year ago. And while Sanders is still a consensus 10 points behind Clinton, 10 percent of the party is undecided – leaving the candidates virtually neck and neck. This sort of competition is driving Clinton to call upon her dedicated voter blocs, like blacks and older women,while altering her positions just enough to appeal to the far left. Meanwhile Sanders is drawing in groups that don’t trust Clinton into the progressive fold and conversation.