To my fellow young Americans, especially those disillusioned with Joe Biden winning the Democratic nomination, I appeal to you to put aside ideological purity and vote for Biden this November.
I understand the temptation to say that there’s no difference between Biden and President Trump. Neither Biden nor his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, were my top choice for the nomination. I can assure you that it was not a pleasant experience watching my preferred candidate not win a single state on Super Tuesday.
That being said, now is not the time to try and make a grand statement about democracy by not supporting Biden. Our nation is in the midst of a five-alarm fire and the only way to start fixing it is to remove the incompetent president in the White House.
We have a chance to elect one of the most progressive governments in the history of our nation. With a Democratic Senate and House, we can achieve a public option for Medicare, suitable replacements for Justices Ginsburg and Breyer, and the reintroduction of ambitious climate policies to preserve and protect our planet. Joe Biden can and will be transformative.
Our choice this November is not among Biden, Trump, and some imaginary candidate who we agree with on every issue. No, our choice is between two imperfect men.
I’m voting for the one who’s going to try to bring our country back together. I urge you to do the same.