So then you don't think Sanders is "hypocritical, dishonest, or paid-off".
To quote myself: "Definitely lost my support and respect. This endorsement makes Sanders come across as a hypocrite, liar, paid off, or all the above."
How is me not pretending to have a crystal ball a weasel word? What non-weasely word would you prefer?
Because all you need to do is add the word "not" and the meaning does not change. Clinton could have horrific consequences. Or Clinton could not have horrific consequences. It is the same meaningless diatribe whose meaning does not change.
Outside of very specific circumstances in a national US election voting 3rd party is effectively a half-vote for each party.
Care to back that up? Because last I checked one vote = 1 vote.
potential cost to exercising your principle in this way
And? There is potential for anything. There is a cost in blood for the rights we enjoy. How does it feel to argue against principles? I feel pity for you.
And if Trump wins because of your decision I believe that makes you accountable.
And? Trump > Clinton. Accountable in what way? Do I need to pay reparations to your feelings? Does that mean you are accountable for Clinton when she uses her known poor judgement?
Don't imagine I'm some hyper-partisan,
could have fooled me.
Too bad democrats rejected him. He was more appealing across the aisle as opposed to "doing what is necessary" for the good of The Party.
Trump is unknown only in the sense of how many of his terrible ideas and habits he'll bring to office.
And there is nothing wrong with the status-quo. Right? Actually, you don't know what ideas and habits he will bring if elected. That is the whole point. He is a complete unknown with no political history. All you can do is say "look at what he said on twitter, that's bad.". Clinton is different, you know exactly what you are getting and forgive me if I don't like poor judgment with "should have known better" excuses in a Machiavellian twist.
The only possible "good" outcome I can see is that the political system will unite against him and basically have a reformation of some kind. But that's a bit like drinking sewer water to give yourself an awesome immune system.
"a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."