I'm going to work my tail off to get Hillary Clinton elected. I'll do phone banks, I'll go door to door, I'll organize in my community. I'd accept a paid position on her campaign.
But I'm going to vote for Bernie Sanders.
I can't deny it. I've denied it for eight years, but I'm going to be 100% honest right now: I'm a socialist.
I'm way to the left of the Democratic Party. I have little respect for the Democrats in the Senate. The only Democrat I really respect is my House Representative, because he is so left wing that he's essentially a socialist too. (But he's fucking awesome.) I don't support Obamacare because I feel it doesn't go far enough. (I would vote in favor of it though, because it's literally better than nothing. It's the only reason I have something resembling health insurance; until my job's health insurance kicks in) I do support the nationalization of all major industries including steel, trucking, health care, mining, farming, etc. I do not support a brutal dictatorship overseen by a single party leader, nor do I support a single-party system. I am not a communist, nor a stalinist. Nor am I a trotskyist. I'm not a communist. Communism doesn't work. But I do support more money to help poor people and old people. I am in favor of having enough money to live above the poverty line when I am too old to work. I'm in favor of treatment instead of imprisonment for those who commit drug crimes. I'm in favor of doctor-assisted suicide.
Pretty much, my position can be summed up.
Government Involvement in Business: Maximum
Government Involvement in Personal Lives: None
So that's why I'm going to vote socialist in the upcoming election.
Unless it looks like the vote in my state is going to be close. Because there is no chance of victory for a third party in the United States.