Simple. Just do it.
I heard an interview with Susan Sarandon the other day (she’s a huge Bernie supporter, nothing wrong with it), that, instead of discussing Bernie’s merits, detailed Hillary’s flaws. Bashing all the way NOT to the ballot, and I’m hearing a lot of that these days.
So here’s the thing. You have got to vote, especially if your little pet candidate doesn’t make it all the way to November. Because, you know what will happen if you don’t vote because you’re pissy? Other people will, and the worst candidate might get elected president because you couldn’t be bothered to put on pants and go vote for someone who wasn’t your favorite.
Put on pants and vote.
I know that your favorite idealistic wonderful candidate might not have made it this far, or might be dropping out at any moment. I also know that sitting about saying “no way xx will ever get elected, can you IMAGINE?” is not participating in your country’s future. It does not matter if your favorite isn’t on the ballot in November. It matters more that you vote for someone, the someone that you think is the best candidate of the options you are given on that day. That’s how it works, like it or not.
Also, if you think there’s a chance that you don’t really read much about candidates and instead share flashy headlines saying how evil someone may or may not be, please refer to snopes.com or any other number of websites that will tell you what is true and what is propaganda on both sides of the aisle. If you don’t verify things you are putting out into the world you end up looking foolish and I pity you.
Put on pants and vote! Someone make me a t-shirt that says that.