One of my FB friends expressed puzzlement at how 15% of Bernie supporters said they would vote for Trump rather than Biden, given that Trump is so opposite Bernie when it comes to social welfare programs. This was my response.
I know from having read the comments of Tulsi supporters, who were big peaceniks, like me, that their primary concern was Biden's hawkish record. One thing that was cited to me was his strong support of cluster bombs, which often mutilate innocent children. This was a concern that many Trump supporters had with Hillary as well, that her record was hawkish.
One thing that frustrated me with Tulsi's exclusion from the debates was how that kept the debates focused on domestic policy. The parochial myopia of many Americans with respect to our disastrous foreign policies, particularly with respect to military activities, is very disturbing. Moreover, the Iron Triangle wants it that way. They want everyone arguing about health care -- not about the kids we are killing in other countries, which is a profit center for big corporations.
Bernie was not just a socialist. He was also anti-war.
Many Trump supporters are anti-war as well. Some of them have been really disillusioned by his taking on military adventurism in Iran. Anne Coulter said "We thought he was different, but he isn't different." I feel that this was a highly significant statement.
People who are opposed to Trump would do well to recognize that the way he has been attacked is not reaching the voters who support him. We need to look more intelligently at what groups we can lure away.
Nominating someone who vigorously supported cluster bombs was a mistake.
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