Bernie believes that the Ds are the only game in town for leftists.
That we have no where else to go.
But over the last eight years, he’s been proven wrong.
Voters can stay home on election day. They can vote third party. They have the option of leaving parts of their ballot blank. In Nevada, they can literally vote ‘None of the Above.’ This has been happening–in 2016 it happened in notably high numbers.
Another trend: registering as Independent. This is an indication that voters have had it with the two-party farce.
You’re right, the shift to other alternatives is a long game. The Rs and Ds love their donation gravy train, and they won’t give it up without a fight. However, I’m not going to help them maintain their oligarchic status quo.
Like Bernie, I struggled through a decades long embrace of the Ds. Never again.