“I wouldn’t say I support him. I would say I will vote for him.” – Michael Moore [Washington CBSLocal]
THESE TYPES of comments, like what Susan Sarandon said as well, are actually helpful.
If you know any progressives, but especially if you know anyone inside the Democratic institutional base, many are anything but enthused about the President’s first term.
However, the thought of Mitt Romney winning is totally unacceptable for obvious reasons: his embrace of the Paul Ryan budget; his pledge to get rid of wind subsidies; his threat to women’s freedoms; that he’s against marriage equality; and then there’s his spoon fed foreign policy neoconservatism, just to name a few examples.
This reasoning is just as valid as people who are refusing to play the “lesser of two evils” game anymore, because the country continues to end up with corporate politicians who protect the status quo. The current duo will both likely move on entitled “reform” and we all know what that means.
People who feel like Moore and Sarandon, which I know many of you do, wouldn’t be the first to have to hold their nose to vote Democratic. Believe it or not, many liberals did that very thing when voting for William Jefferson Clinton back in the ’90s, though I wasn’t one of them.