EDITORIAL: Liking a different candidate is fine

The democratic presidential race is essentially down to two candidates now: former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. And democrats, particularly those on Twitter, are split on opinion.

Sanders has a very devout following and his supporters, especially those on Twitter, will defend him like an army on all matters.

There is nothing wrong with supporting a candidate and of course nothing wrong with debating other people about candidates, that’s what politics is. What people need to keep in mind however is that it is O.K. for people to like a candidate that you do not. But in the United States right now, people are getting very contentious on social media toward one another.

The debates taking place have gone beyond policy or ideas and instead are starting to get very personal.

For some reason every time someone announces their support for Biden, like Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg or Amy Klobuchar, Sanders supporters have taken it personally and in many cases have been a little  overdramatic in their reactions to the endorsements.

Remember people, this is politics and people are going to endorse candidates that aren’t yours and it’s O.K. for that to happen. That is how democracy works and looks.

It is also fine to be angry when someone endorses a different candidate, that is your right as a citizen, but there is a right way and a wrong way to go about being angry.

Politcians endorsing Joe Biden is not the end of the world, and it is not a personal shot at Bernie Sanders or his supporters.

The dramatics need to stop because at some point the democratic party will be turning toward beating Trump and at that point, they will need to be unified, not divided.