Category: Anecdotal Evidence
Anecdotal Evidence is a regular cultural feature by PrairieKid.
Winter has fallen on the Midwest. Temps are dropping, snow is impacting travel, and the nights are at their longest. We find ourselves at an undeniably harder time of year, but also a more ruminatory one. Everyone agrees 2016 was a lot to swallow, now it’s time to digest it.
At this point I’m not interested in imagining some alternate timeline in which Bernie beat Hillary, or Hillary beat Trump, but politics aside, Trump’s election proves that the electoral system—which was designed to stop populist candidates from hijacking the government—is broken and must be reformed or reimagined.
So it’s next to official: barring some major twist, Bernie Sanders will not be the Democratic nominee for president. His campaign soldiers on, focused on the Democratic National Convention next month and the progressive platform he hopes to build there, but in all likelihood, the time has come for us Berners to start weighing the next role we take in the presidential election.