Ah, have you actually listened to this guy? No disrespect meant, but he’s NOT a centrist by any stretch. His ideas on single payer are complex, but mostly sounds like he’ll support it. Overall he’s WAAY more of a progressive than a centrist.
In any case, there are a shit ton of people trying to get up on that stage - many of whom will clearly crash and burn as they are SO out of touch - and they are not getting the DNC’s nod.
A few will get a decent listen by the American Voter, and unfortunately he/she that is bequeathed the president-ship will be anointed/selected - as was miss H. I hope I’m wrong about the last comment regarding the DNC’s thumb on the scale. But I’ve learned my lesson. Don’t for a minute think the powers that be have ANY interest in putting up the best candidate for the people.
Bernie is either profoundly naive when he says “We’re going to win this time!” or he’s got some other issue. I think we all know the DNC is in charge and won’t give up that power. Sure, they made some superficial changes but have retained ALL capacity to be the decider in this upcoming primary.
Our best energy would be put forward in trying to kill the filibuster (without which NONE of the urgent things that are needed will EVER be done) and also in pressuring the DNC to give up ALL control and leave it to the people. Without either of the above, we’re liable for a 2016 repeat of the orange turd.