On Bernie Sanders
Excellent, excellent write up on the Bernie Sanders lowdown. This guy just did my work for me, and he’s done it better than I ever could.
The point is that Bernie Sanders is a movement candidate, which is rare in American politics; but when political movements do happen, they are powerful and, indeed, revolutionary. Sanders is far from a protest candidate Eugene McCarthy, and he’s not just another Howard Dean either. A lot has changed even since 2004, and Bernie Sanders is not a standard cult of personality candidate.
Barry Goldwater is really the political model that is happening here, just on the Democratic side. Conservatives loved Goldwater because he defined what conservatives wanted in their politics: someone who was honest, and someone who would fight for their interests. It was not about Goldwater personally. Likewise with Bernie.