After much careful thought and a lot of agonized soul-searching I have decided to ask my many supporters in my bid to become the next POTUS to cast their votes, instead, for another candidate. This decision wasn’t easy for me, my fellow Americans. As you know, I have worked long and hard to win your vote for President…which… okay… maybe not so much long and hard… maybe more like sporadically and with good intention… or… okay, I’ve twice now written blog posts suggesting you might maybe perhaps consider my bid for the presidency. Anyway, putting my really serious… or… okay, mostly serious… alright, alright… half-assed… aspirations aside, I ask that you, please, dear God, do not vote for Donald Trump. I ask that you vote for the candidate who has pledged to do all she can to make the Democractic Platform a reality for Americans. Yes, that’s right, let it be known that I, The Great Wingoof, fully support the Democratic platform – a platform that seeks equal rights for all Americans – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, non-religion, or sexual orientation; universal health care; debt-free college; protection for our environment; and etc. And I support the candidate who has sworn to back that platform.
I do not support the candidate whom Tim Kaine so eloquently described for us in his DNC speech: “Do you really believe him? Donald Trump’s whole career says you better not. Small contractors… believed him when he said he’d pay them to build a casino in Atlantic City. They did the work… but a year after opening Trump filed for bankruptcy – he walked away with millions and they got pennies on the dollar… Retirees and families in Florida believed Donald Trump when he said he’d build them some condos… thousands of ’em… they paid their deposits. But the condos were never built. He just pocketed their money and walked away. They lost tens of thousands of dollars… Thousands of Trump University students believed Donald Trump when he said he’d help them succeed. They got stiffed.”
I do not support the candidate who wants to build a wall of exclusion and isolation; who has hated on disabled people, women, Muslims, Mexicans, and others. And no, this is not about people maybe getting their “feelings hurt” – this is about people being in danger of losing their lives. This is not about who is the most “politically correct” – people who brag about being UN-politically correct and then use their words to hate on others aren’t somehow braver or smarter or wiser than anyone else. They are haters, is what they are. And some other words that I will not use at this time.
So please – I’m begging you – if you were one of Wingoof’s many thousands of supporters… or… okay, I’m pretty sure I had at least two, right? One?! – anyway… please vote for Hillary Clinton this November.
“It can be frustrating, this business of democracy. Trust me, I know… when the other side refuses to compromise… (but) I promise you when we keep at it, when we change enough minds… then progress does happen. Democracy works, America. But we gotta want it. Not just during an election year, but during all the years in between. We all need to be as vocal and persistent as Bernie Sanders’s supporters have been this election… Feel the Bern! “
– Pres. Obama