>>110074>America won't vote for a known fag pure and simple.
This is what my boomer lib dad who likes Kamala Harris thinks and his political predictions are usually wrong. I think America would surprise you, but I'd reckon we'd probably have a lesbian president before a gay male one. Tammy Baldwin, the progressive (D) senator from Wisconsin, is lesbian and I think has a strong chance of being in the running for VP under a Sanders ticket (she's broadly aligned with his agenda, Wisconsin is a swing state, and the Dem convention is going to be in Milwaukee). Buttigieg's problem is just that he's too fucking weird and corporate and is just way out of sync with the national mood. I keep thinking he's man-sized bug alien wearing a human skin suit and he'll have meltdown one day, causing the bug alien to violently vomit its way out of his throat while this music plays:https://youtu.be/MpyxQQB5N_U>>113479>Look, even michael roberts agrees that voting for bernie is the best option because he's going to make the crisis worse. JUST VOTE. Do it. vote for bernie.
He might be right. Now, Bernie and the rest of us might end up getting crushed anyways and we'll all die but at least it'll heighten the contradictions. Roberts (as a good Leninist) knows well enough that it's not possible for workers to not want things to continue in the same old way, but that the ruling class must also not want things to continue in same old way. If the ruling class faces demands from workers in such a situation, it can make concessions or launch an attack on workers and forestall the crisis (even for many decades) if it can afford to, but if the ruling class is paralyzed by its own contradictions and is either unwilling or *unable* to afford to make them, then its back will be up against the wall and you have a potentially revolutionary situation. You're not guaranteed to win it, though.
Main thing is that it's not like you can just pull the One Perfect Plan to make the socialism out of your ass, rather it's something that emerges dialectically with revolution being primarily a strategic and political question once you come to it. AS LENIN SAID!!1!