From a lifelong Republican who has officially given up on his party and changed his affiliation last week, Bernie has my vote. Albert Einstein once said that problems could not be solved at the same level of awareness that they were created. In a way, that is similar to saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. Regardless of our party affiliation and socio-political bent, I don’t think it is a stretch to say that we all see the need for change (unless we are among that 1/10th of the wealthiest 1%). Other than Bernie Sanders, I do not see a viable candidate from either party who represents any real hope of change to the politics as usual of Washington. I would ask of all my countrymen to do their homework, search their hearts, hold the would be candidates feet to the fire of truth, and do what you can, one vote at a time, to change the direction in which our country is headed.