We Berners can be a defensive lot. Some might call it paranoid, but I think in view of the fact that the primaries in 2016 WERE rigged against him, and in view of the fact that the DNC not only has never apologized but gives every indication of doing the same shit again, I consider a bit of defensiveness justified.
On the other hand, I’m a short attention span sort of news junkie, and often make assumptions based on a headline or a very quick perusal of the article, sometimes just of a synopsis of the article.
Still, when Time Magazine wrote an article on Bernie Sanders, and put his picture on the cover, and a lot of Berners attacked the article, saying it was a hit piece, I defended Time. Partly because hey, they gave him space and put his picture on the cover. That’s got to be good, right?
They persisted, so I read the article. While it is a bit passive aggressive and implies that Bernie should try to be something he’s not, I think overall it showed why Bernie Sanders will be a great president.
The article said he cared more about policy than actually trying to relate to people, which is kind of a strange thing to say of someone who draws overflow crowds wherever he goes, but I’ll entertain the thought.
If you want somebody who’s good at shmoozing with the crowd, or making babies smile, you might go for Biden, or Harris, or Warren. But, we’ve tried the experiment of a president ‘you’d want to have a beer with,’ and it did not work out so well.
Bernie’s got the right policies. He’s got policies that will get people back to work, and at decent wages. He’s got policies that will clean up the environment, and improve American schools, and roads, and bridges. He’s got policies which will make the world a safer place.
Voters want that more than they want a selfie.