Americans have never voted for someone they don't like and don't trust, which says something about the Clinton and Trump campaigns. When only one candidate is trusted in a presidential election, and another remembers landing in Bosnia under sniper fire (that never happened), there's only one likely outcome.
In 2016, the irony of a hawkish Democrat possibly giving billion dollar weapons deals to donors, is lost upon the Clinton faithful. Party loyalty overshadows duplicity. Blind allegiance shields the inconvenient reality that Clinton has evolved even on guns, in addition to most other contentious issues.
Bernie Sanders offers a clear and distinct choice in 2016. If voters want to address structural issues leading to wealth inequality, for example, they'll choose Bernie Sanders, not Trump. If establishment politics is to blame for many of the dilemmas we face as a nation, then only Bernie Sanders provides Americans with a genuine choice for president.
The new fear tactic encouraging Democrats and progressives to vote for Hillary at all costs rests upon the frightening notion of Donald Trump as president. The reality is that both Clinton and Trump would make similar presidents. Pertaining to Clinton's record on key issues like foreign policy and war (presidents have the power of the AUMF, allowing a president to wage unilateral wars) and ties to Wall Street, Donald Trump wouldn't be an entirely different president.
Trump is a reflection of our society, as well as a mirror of what we're willing to tolerate, especially when "our" side is fighting for political power. The truth is that Hillary Clinton utilized race and Islamophobia against Barack Obama in 2008, even though Democrats aren't supposed to reach into this well of prejudice and ignorance.