Bhaskar Sunkara: An Electoral Middle Ground?

More or less along the lines of the previous posts, Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara on KPFK’s Beneath the Surface with Suzi Weissman (4/1/16).

“I think there’s a tough decision that people are going to have to make with the Clinton campaign, particularly if she’s going up against someone as reactionary as Donald Trump and the social forces that he represents. I think there will be two dominant positions at first: one will be an unfortunate ‘Progressives for Hillary’ (tendency . . . arguing) that we all need to unite around Hillary Clinton to beat the far right which will neutralize a lot of what was unique about the Sanders campaign, the unique message and the battle against the democratic establishment.

“On the other hand, I think there’s going to be a move to just dismiss people’s fears about Donald Trump and to encourage them to go down the avenue of just voting their hearts, even in swing states, and not considering the option of going with Hillary Clinton. I think our position should be not to rally behind Hillary Clinton but also not to tell people that no matter where they should under no circumstances-Virginia, Ohio, Florida-consider voting for her tactically.

“We should have that middle ground where we are not aloof from the concerns of people but that we’re also aware of dissolving the energy and message of the Sanders campaign into the Clinton campaign.”

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