My favorite description of the Democratic Party is Woody Allen's restaurant; you know the one, “such bad food and such small portions”.
The American political system is corrupt and both political parties are part of the problem and in my opinion only a massive citizen’s movement similar to the Civil Rights struggle could ever change it.
To expect the system to reform itself, is like looking for true love in a brothel or as the Spanish say, “you don’t go to an elm tree to pick pears”.
Still there are some significant differences that justify a tactical vote for the Democrats.
The first one is that the Democrats have no interest in keeping black people from voting. For me this by itself would justify voting Democratic.
Next; Democrats do not favor deregulated campaign financing, for the simple reason that there are more crazy Republican billionaires than crazy Democratic billionaires.
So, please, all those who four years ago thought they were voting for Mahatma Gandhi and have discovered that they elected a moderate 1970s style moderate Republican, please stop pouting and keep Ayn Randian, Tea Party crazed, new-breed Republicans, Willard and Ryan out of the White House. DS