Sanders began the year with this:
He's spouted too much rhetoric that turns off too many voters. He makes MAGA's salivate. So many juicy soundbites. "You'll be seeing Beto again."- This was the Beto who didn't just want gun control laws enforced, but he said "Hell yes I'm going to take your AR's..."
As for me with only a B.A. in Economics, and living on money somebody else made the old fashioned way, I think the reason America, the richest country in the world, does not have affordable health care for all of its citizens comparable to what other "civilized nations" provide, is because America spends a great deal more money on its military industrial complex and war.
I think the esteemed pirate captain's words contain much wisdom. I also think Donald Trump raises gobs of money much the same way, telling and promising what mostly white, conservative, Christian Americans most desperately want to hear, accurate or not. And, I think if Sanders was not financially subsidized by his wife and a career government job and accompanying benefits, he would not be able to do what he does and reach such a huge audience and rock the conservative white American boat so thoroughly. Yet, Sanders does not seem to have much support in non-white America.
What I want to know from Sanders, yesterday actually, is who is his first choice for vice-president? That will speak volumes. As for Joe Bidden picking for vice-president running mate, that looks kinda like a damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. Trumpdom is gonna make Bidden and his son's profiteering in Ukraine an endless campaign war cry! Sanders on the Dem ticket will generate endless communist war cries! Sanders not on the ticket might result in his legions not voting, or writing in Sanders. Trumpdom thinks it wins either way.