Would You Vote for Harvey Clinton or for Bernadette Sanders?




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This question is primarily for Democrats and Independents, but Republicans and others are welcome to answer as well.

If Bernie Sanders had been born a girl named Bernadette and Hillary Clinton had been born a boy named Harvey, but everything else about them and their positions were the same, would you support “moderate/progressive” Harvey Clinton or Democratic Socialist Bernadette Sanders?

(Obviously, “Harvey” couldn’t have married Bill Clinton 40+ years ago, so let’s posit that he was Bill’s brother rather than mate and that they had a close consulting “JFK & RFK” sort of relationship.)

Would the swapping of their genders, but not their resumes or character attributes, make you more or less likely to vote for either?  And by all means, let’s say that Harvey had long been championing women’s and children’s issues and that Bernadette had focused much more on class issues, like Elizabeth Warren or Seattle’s *truly* Socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

I think that it’s an interesting question, if people answer honestly, so I look forward to seeing those honest answers.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-disabled and semi-retired, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally ran for office against jerks who otherwise would have gonr unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.) His daughter is a professional campaign treasurer. He doesn't usually know whom she and her firm represent. Whether they do so never influences his endorsements or coverage. (He does have his own strong opinions.) But when he does check campaign finance forms, he is often happily surprised to learn that good candidates he respects often DO hire her firm. (Maybe bad ones are scared off by his relationship with her, but they needn't be.)