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.