trippathis might be the dumbest take ive ever had, but I think trump might actually be the better choice if you want a progressive president asap (im not gonna vote for him or anything though)
after 4 more years of trump + another moderate losing the general, there’s a chance to get a real progressive elected in 2024, since electability concerns are more minor in elections with no incumbent. if biden gets elected that could be 8 years of him, and then 8 years of a republican swing after biden doesnt get anything done
of course 4 years of biden would be better than 4 years of trump, but it sets up american politics to continue being shitty for a long time
Yea I'm gonna vote for biden anyways if it comes to it in the general, but I lowkey hope he loses so they will finally realize the 'safe choice' doesn't win elections when you have to inspire new people to get out and vote. Granted, I'm sure whatever happens they *will* blame it on bernie and anyone who voted 3rd party, and their collective cognitive dissonance will prevent them from ever admitting any fault of their own for alienating all of the young people who wanted Bernie.
My hope is that if he doesn't get the nomination, Bernie can at least talk with Biden and get him to shift his platform further left on certain issues at least. If we can get him to budge on tuition free college, or legalizing marijuana, or maybe $15/hr minimum wage, I can see Bernie getting the left to unite behind him. But the sad thing is this probably won't happen, ironically the exact people who use the buzzword 'unity' every other sentence in order to try and smear Bernie seem to be completely against compromising and uniting around core progressive policies.
The unfortunate thing is that Biden's record on TPP and cutting social security and voting for the iraq war (and on and on) is so bad that even if he claims to support whatever progressive policies Bernie gets him to, it will be a pretty hard sell. The thing with Hillary was at least people believed she would do some of the things she ended up claiming once they shifted the platform further left, and she was a woman so naturally she would fight for women's issues (whereas Joe said he thinks a woman shouldn't have control over her own body and roe v wade went too far....)
Hopefully enough people realize how dangerous Trump is that they don't let him win again, but honestly 4 years of Biden-supported fracking and lack of real mobilization to address climate change would potentially be worse for our environment and progressive issues in the long term, cause it would most likely follow with another republican in the future. Even if Trump can't run, he can endorse whoever does and campaign hard for them and pretty easily rally all of his supporters to get behind them. Moral of the story is young people need to get the fuck out and vote, disenfranchisement and voter suppression is a big obstacle but we have the numbers we just need to turn out. Hopefully we can avoid all these nightmare scenarios and not have to vote for either Biden or Trump lmao.