(Salon) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a talented woman with tremendous leadership skills and keen sense of purpose. She’s survived decades of criticism from Republicans, in addition to the political baggage associated with her husband, and helped create a powerhouse within the Democratic Party. Although I’m the biggest Bernie Sanders booster on the internet, I appreciate the fact Hillary Clinton endured the sexism of the 1990s and once courageously battled Gingrich and other Republicans. She’s earned a great deal of what she’s built, and alongside Bill Clinton, helped redefine American politics in many respects.
However, what drives me to advocate a Bernie Sanders presidency in such a passionate manner can be summarized by the astute political evaluation of both Clintons from Joy-Ann Reid. In an interview with Amy Goodman on “Democracy Now,” Ms. Reid explains a central theme of her book titled “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide:”