Concerning: "Hillary Clinton, Empowers Sanders in One Masterstroke":
- Too soft on Sanders
- Giving him too much credit for a solid plan going forward (I'd love to be wrong)
- Engaging in wishful thinking that the Party might even consider yet going with him as the nominee
She has it locked up, and he knows it. He also knows why but doesn't say it anymore and never really said it enough anyway. He is now a national politician: deal-making compromiser concerning things that he ought not have and didn't have to, to win anything.
He didn't know the moment.He didn't realize how radicalized people could quickly become and that he should have left his options open to run 3rd-party. He also didn't understand how important foreign policy is to many who are well placed in alternative media of a more intellectual bent that influences other alternative media.
I always shook my head that someone his age and with his "socialist" background didn't understand what happened that brought in the New Deal and how well positioned he was to capitalize on the once-in-a-lifetime event in a way that would have made the New Deal look like chickenfeed. The same holds for foreign policy.
He's more conservative (staid) than most people seem to realize, not a firebrand. I mean the term "firebrand" in the positive sense, as in a person the plutocrats hate and call a trouble maker because he or she wants real democracy.
The monied interests are not going to let go of the top parties without a major fight. People will be bought if a firebrand doesn't rev them up against it to withstand the temptation.