As has been pointed out, Trump gets 100X the media time/coverage that Mr. Sanders obtains.
Imagine if Sanders was able to REALLY speak to the American public... and not in 2-minute sound-bytes?
What individual does not want to see:
- The big banks roped in
- Fairer tax policies
- Wall St. transactions taxed to produce money for lower college tuition (if any)
- Protections to the Social Safety Net
- Decent treatment of ALL citizens--starting with Black Lives Matter
- Universal health CARE as opposed to complicated forms of extortion led by Insurance companies
- A viable minimum wage
If Mr. Sanders got that mandate (presuming the vote count isn't mickey-moused, or his life put in jeopardy)... from THERE, he could begin to challenge the hegemonic controls of the Big Energy oligarchs and the MIC, as well.
No one is saying what needs to be said, and certainly not on ALL counts. But Sanders says a LOT that's overdue, worthwhile, and would vastly improve the lives of countless U.S. citizens.