- Bernie remains consistent in his approach to addressing issues, while Hillary evolves.
- The Iraq War: Sanders was on the right side of history, while Clinton supported it.
- Clinton has neoconservative foreign policy that advocates for perpetual war.
- The Keystone XL Pipeline: Bernie Sanders has always been against it, while Clinton supported it.
- The TPP: Sanders has always been against it, while Clinton supported it 45 times.
- Big money interest groups cannot prevent Bernie from introducing much needed reforms, while Hillary would always bend before them.
- Clinton is an establishment politician, while Sanders is a lifelong progressive.
7 Reasons Explained:
1. Bernie remains consistent in addressing issues, while Hillary evolves.
Bernie Sanders has remained consistent with his approach to different issues. What he said back then in the past, he is saying them even today. Hillary Clinton always evolves. Today when presidential race is extremely competitive, she is quick to evolve usually following Bernie's lead on issues. How can a person who continually evolves based upon reasons unknown to the average voter be a better president?
Watch: Hillary Clinton’s Evolution in Motion
2. The Iraq War: Sanders was on the right side of history, while Clinton supported it.
Bernie Sanders voted against the Iraq War. He reached the decision to go against Iraq war using the same intelligence reports as Bush and Clinton. He also predicted the dire consequences of Iraq war. In contrast, Hillary Clinton voted for Iraq and now calls her vote a "mistake."
3. Clinton has neoconservative foreign policy that advocates for perpetual war.
America has suffered enough from a neoconservative foreign policy and one look at icasualties.org highlights this reality.
In contrast, Bernie says, "I'll be damned" if America leads the fight against ISIS. He calls for others to put ground troops in the region, not the US. He puts American soldiers and veterans first, as evident by his recent Congressional Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Some liberals hate Bush but love Hillary. They forget that Clinton and Bush aren't very different in terms of foreign policy. As Jacob Heilbrunn writes in The New York Times, "It's easy to imagine Mrs. Clinton's making room for the neocons in her administration." Also quoted in The New York Times, conservative historian Robert Kagan says, "If she pursues a policy which we think she will pursue, it's something that might have been called neocon, but clearly her supporters are not going to call it that; they are going to call it something else."
President Obama just sent American soldiers to Syria, and might even send more . Undoubtedly, a President Hillary Clinton would send more American soldiers to the Middle East and its tell-tale sign can be seen in her Libyan episode. Hillary made laughable joke, "We came, we saw, he died," and then helped usher a devastating civil war in Libya with her decision to oust the Libyan dictator Gaddafi. Had she been President, she would have pushed the US into the Syrian civil war too.
4. The Keystone XL Pipeline: Bernie Sanders has always been against it, while Clinton supported it.
The controversial Keystone XL may threaten water acquirers that irrigate much of the U.S. We know that Bernie Sanders will adamantly resist the Keystone XL. If elected, he will continue President Obama's vetoes of Keystone XL. Hillary Clinton once supported Keystone. As of today, although her decision on the issue has evolved, she cannot be trusted to veto Keystone legislation.
5. The TPP: Sanders has always been against it, while Clinton supported it 45 times.
But now she says she's against it. As POLITIFACT states, "It's up to voters to decide how they feel about her changed stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but we rate Clinton's reversal as a Full Flop."
6. Big money interest groups cannot prevent Bernie from introducing much needed reforms, while Hillary would always bend before them.
He could not be influenced by big money as he is running a grass roots campaign. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton will always have to bend before the demands of corporations as she is favored by Wall Street. Four of Clinton's top five donors since 1999 are Wall Street firms. Therefore, President Hillary would not be able to introduce reforms.
Bernie is a genuine reformer who eagerly takes on the "billionaire class." Bernie Sanders wants to break up the banks and reinstate a Glass-Steagall Act. Clinton does not advocate either policy objective.
Economically, Bernie is more progressive in tackling wealth inequality. Clinton also addresses the issue, but continues raking in Wall Street money. Deep rooted Wall Street ties would not be helpful in tackling wealth inequality.
7. Clinton is an establishment politician, while Sanders is a lifelong progressive.
Clinton represents establishment politics, while Sanders opposes it. If you're not voting for Sanders in 2016, forget complaining about Wall Street, perpetual wars, or money in politics. Bernie Sanders is a "once in a lifetime candidate."