The following are not reasons to vote for your candidate:
1.) Because there have been sexist attacks leveled against Hillary Clinton– Yes. There have been sexist and nasty attacks leveled at Hillary. There may be a group of people who are not voting for her because they are sexist, misogynist, choose your word. But just because there are those folks out there, it does not mean I have to vote for her to make up for it. Additionally, just because I am choosing to vote for someone else does not mean that I am a sexist womyn hater.
2.) The media has an anti-Clinton narrative– I would agree with that aspect of Krugman’s column. There is an anti-Clinton narrative out there. But the fact that many in the media hate the Clintons is NOT a reason for me to vote for them. if anything, it is a sign of what will come should Clinton win. And while we are at it, check out the following equations:
Vote for the Republicans or the terrorists win.
Vote for Hillary or the media wins.
I don’t find either one to be very compelling.
3.) Some Obama supporters are fanbois and he has a cult of personality– Undeniably true. Some Obama supporters are way over the top. I have, myself, mocked the magical unity pony and the Jonestownesque followers. But why is this a reason to vote for Hillary?
So if all you can do when you come in here, pitching a fit about my refusal to support Hillary in the primaries (knowing full well I will vote for her in the general election should she win the nomination) is to list these three things- “ZOMG Hillary is the victim of sexist attacks” or “ZOMG the media is unfair” or “ZOMG Obama has fanbois,” just please spare us all the time and effort of reading your drivel. If you can give me some reasons why I should choose Hillary over Obama other than the previously listed items (offenses?), have at it. Otherwise, put a sock in it.