I find I don’t really care one way or the other how Bernie Sanders runs: “Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is under intense pressure to run for president as a Democrat and not as a “spoiler” independent who could undercut support for the eventual nominee, according to several progressives.” …because either way it all ends in recriminations and tears for the progressive Left. If Bernie Sanders runs as a Democrat, he will be destroyed in the primary election by the Democratic establishment; and if he runs as an independent, he will be destroyed in the general election by the Democratic establishment. The Democratic party’s path to victory is sufficiently narrow* that they cannot afford even a traditional Nader-level of ineffectual third-party shenanigans; Bernie Sanders is a luxury that the Left should not indulge in… and yet, they will.
That is amusing. And I have no sympathy at all for Senator Sanders: he is, after all, as close to a Communist that one can be in this country and still plausibly manage to pretend that one is still a proper American. He’s also going to be 75 in 2016. Does the Left have anybody under the age of 55 who can realistically run for President? – And don’t say ‘Martin O’Malley:’ I specifically said realistically.
*I know, the media keeps saying otherwise. This is the same media whose members either scratch their heads at the sight of the phrase ‘reversion to the mean,’ or else immediately declare said phrase to be thoughtcrime – and then send it right down the memory hole.