An impressive amount of people are lining up to stop Trump, but his far-Right agenda could thrive under Clinton too. Without a doubt, the forceful protests in Chicago, Albuquerque, throughout California, and those planned at the RNC are an important part of rejecting his candidacy. But too often their substantive message gets buried by louder voices — including those of Bernie Sanders, a handful of GOP defectors, trade unions leaders, liberal pundits like Arianna Huffington, and cultural icons of the Left like Tony Kushner — who profess the solution is at the polls: with a victory for Hillary. Unfortunately, that will not be enough to eliminate Trump’s appeal or his enduring power.
The message of stopping Trump is too narrowly focused on electing Clinton to be useful in the long term. Instead, we should expand the scope of “stop Trump” to mean “social movements against the Right.” This means fighting Clinton as well.