Class Warfare Blog

March 28, 2016

The Answer is Easy, Once You Know the Question

The primary season voting data we have so far clearly shows that Hillary Clinton is more popular with the old, while Bernie Sanders is substantially more popular with the young. Hillary Clinton’s message of slow, incremental, don’t rock the boat change appeals to an older audience. Bernie Sander’s message of “the system is broken, and we do need to fix it; we need a revolution” resonates with people whose lives haven’t yet solidified, the young.

So, the question is: do you want to vote for the past or the future?

This is a serious question. Those of you of a more conservative bent prefer to preserve the status quo; you are not that amenable to change. Change may be good, but…. Those of you of a more liberal bent, are more accepting of change. The only constant is change….

So, is the current status quo worth defending? Or is “better” still possible, possible enough to overcome your fear of change for the worse?

At this stage of my life (I will be 70 this year) I am inclined to cede to the will of the young. It will be their world shortly and no longer mine. They do not like what we have done to their country. They want something quite different from “you are on your own, get what you can.”

Vote for the future—vote Bernie.


  1. Shared ticket, perhaps?


    Comment by john zande — March 28, 2016 @ 11:10 am | Reply

    • And elect a team of two old farts, the lesser of which would have a heart attack if the greater of which did?

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 28, 2016 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  2. I’m 66 years old and I voted for the future. I just hope I can vote for him again in November!


    Comment by Sylvia A Anderson — March 28, 2016 @ 11:16 am | Reply

  3. I’m most definitely a Bernie fan … and I’m most definitely not a “spring chicken.” 😉

    I think we NEED change. It’s not a matter of don’t rock the boat anymore. It’s a matter of the world is changing and we need to recognize that if our nation is to survive. Now some would say tRump is change. But I hope you know from my blogs and comments that this is NOT the change I’m talking about!


    Comment by Nan — March 28, 2016 @ 3:23 pm | Reply

    • tRump would definitely be “change.” But as someone once said, “Change for change’s sake is the philosophy of a cancer cell.”

      On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 3:23 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 28, 2016 @ 9:16 pm | Reply

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