Letter to a Bernie-or-Bust Voter

(Slate::Politics) – Darby Saxbe:

In the year 2000, fresh out of college, I cast my second-ever presidential election vote for Ralph Nader. Later that night, I watched in horror as the contest between Al Gore and George W. Bush ended in an unprecedented electoral college toss-up, leading to a messy recount battle and the infamous Supreme Court decision Bush v. Gore. The chosen successor of a popular incumbent administration, Gore should have sailed to victory on the strength of the economy alone, yet he conceded the election to Bush, a candidate initially considered too unserious to be a true contender. …

slate 2016/05 bernie or bust

Ralph Nader in 2000, Bernie Sanders in 2016

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