For the Democratic Primary, I am supporting Bernie Sanders for President because I believe in what he is campaigning on, but in reality, I know that the chances of him winning the nomination is a long shot. He’s been campaigning on strengthening labor unions, combating income inequality and pushing the dialogue to the left. Hopefully, hell be able to shift the Overton Window, like Elizabeth Warren has done, to the left on many issues.
Back in June, I wrote that I would not support a Hillary Clinton presidency, but yesterday, at the Benghaaaaaaaaaazi Hearing, I came to realize that I can stomach a Hillary Clinton presidency. The GOP pretty much gift-wrapped her the presidency with an 11 hour non-presidential presidential debate where she kept her cool.
This upcoming election is important for one reason and one reason only. The next president will most likely pick two Supreme Court judges, with the possibility of picking up to four new justices. Ginsburg and Breyer (two liberal judges) are 82 and 77, Kennedey, who has acted as a swing vote on many issues, is 79 and Scalia, one of the most conservative judges on the bench, is also 79.
A Clinton presidency can put younger justices on the “liberal side” of the bench and possibly swing the Supreme Court to a 5-4 or 6-3 court favoring Democrats.