The United States would be a different place if Al Gore had become president in 2001. I’m not a lover of the Clintons, and Al Gore deserves a least a few years in purgatory for selecting Joementum as his VP, but it’s not about my feelings or about whether this or that Democrat is really a “good person”, it’s about the well being of the fucking country. Voting for George W. Bush because you were sick of the Clintons or wanting war with Iraq because you’re bored with the “bland comforts of peace” fall firmly in the category of “you might be a sociopath if…”.
So far, 2016 is deja vu all over again. Bogus Clinton scandals, check. Left-center wankers lamenting the fact that today’s politics “doesn’t quicken my pulse”, check. If you want to get a sense of just how morally bankrupt elite establishment media has become, I recommend this piece on George Packer by Corey Robin. Perhaps even more than Bobo, George Packer exemplifies everything about establishment media that will have to be eradicated when the revolution comes: he hated Gore, loved the Iraq War, is meh on Obama, and now is giving politics a GBCW until Both Sides join hands to fight gridlock etc.
There are no centrists in foxholes (there aren’t even many in campaign offices). No one ever gave their life to advance the principle that both sides do it.
A Hillary presidency will be very different from a Jeb or Rubio or Walker presidency, just as W’s presidency was very different from what Gore’s would have been. The fact that there are professional political journalists who insists otherwise is simply history repeating itself, this time as farce.