Why I Am Not Worried About the DNC.
Every time I check the news, I see the hand-wringing by the media and the Democratic Party.
“Oh, dear! Oh, my! How can we nominate a (gasp) Socialist?!”
I hear the arguments against Sanders’ nomination. A Socialist can’t win in this capitalist country. People will think that he is too radical to be a Democrat.
Former VP Biden spoke before the Nevada caucuses, stating that this election is “for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party.”
Well, guess what?
Most of us aren’t staying awake at night worrying about the health of the Democratic Party. We don’t see it as our responsibility to keep the DNC in power.
Instead, a lot of us lie awake at night worrying about the rising costs of our medication. We worry about our young adult kids, fearing that one of them will have an accident and need surgery that isn’t covered by insurance.
We worry that Boston is going to end up underwater. We’re afraid of hurricanes and tornadoes where they haven’t hit before.
We are concerned about coronavirus and we wonder if our insurance will cover all the charges if we catch it.
Most of us don’t sit across the table from our friends talking about the party. We do talk about how hard it’s been to save money for our kids’ education. We talk about how frustrating it is to have worked hard our entire lives, to have been frugal and yet to find ourselves unable to retire.
I will vote for Bernie Sanders because he has spent an entire career talking about the things that worry me. He talks about making life easier for me, my friends, my children, my siblings. He has plans to make this country a place where regular people can change jobs without fear of losing coverage for their pre-existing illnesses. He envisions a country that prioritizes education over war.
I don’t care if he’s a Socialist, or a communist or a freakin’ muppet. His ideas are good ones. I agree with them. I don’t find it radical to want a country that takes care of its citizens.
I hope the Democratic Party can get over itself, let go of its fear and support the candidate who has connected to so many voters.