I welcome women and people of color to challenge Bernie in the primary. And if they have policies I like better than Bernie’s, then I’ll vote for them.
But Bernie should not be disqualified just because he is a white man.
You should not vote for a woman or a person of color solely on the grounds of skin color or what’s in their pants. It’s their policies that matter, and if they don’t support the new progressive push that many Democrats are making, then they’re not worth my vote.
Which is not to say that I’m leaning toward Bernie. I’m not. I like a lot of his social policies, but his trade policy sounds a lot like Trump’s, and I don’t like that one bit.
At the moment, my pick would be Elizabeth Warren, but that’s subject to change, depending on what other candidates jump into the race.