This is an excellent assessment. And to those who use the media's magic for making significant persons and issues disappear, you might want to take this analysis into account. Ultimately, those who say that there is no protest, and that people don't care DO the mainstream media's work for it... by adding their view to a manufactured consensus that shuts out any voices contrary to that which is preferred by 1% interests:
"Bottom line, until Sanders, the terms of the national debate were dictated by the Plutocracy, and there was no way to pierce the carefully constructed interlocking web of money, media, and myth the Oligarchs constructed. Oh, there were voices – but they were largely consigned to the fringes of society, with little or no chance of breaking through to reach the masses of people who’ve been duped, fleeced and fooled into believing that government is inevitably inept, taxes are a curse, and an uber-free market our salvation."
In a functioning Democracy (and it's debatable if the U.S still qualifies as such), this premise would be operational and offering a solution to the plutocratic controls of the nation's political processes, assets, media, and military:
"...if we stand together, we can put this evil genie back in its bottle, and we can take back our country and make government work again, and make it work for us.
"That is the source of our power. And it is the only power that can take on the confederacy that is gathering now, to hold on to what they’ve taken."
Vote count anomalies don't just happen in 3rd world countries, after all.