Since you and your "first up C.D pals" who toss aspersions at Mr. Sanders have no other viable candidate stating anything remotely helpful to U.S. citizens, I think all of you should be called "to the mat."
This insistence that an individual who tries to work outside of Big Money interests, and IS speaking to what's important to U.S. citizens, and IS courageously exposing the dark underbelly of financial empire (hopefully with more emphasis on its martial component... to come) is nothing more than another Trojan Horse... is suspect.
Sanders is not a CIA clone. Sanders was not propped up at the Democratic Convention to serve as a "screen test" determining whether a new "star" would rise. He's been his own man.
And as has been explained what, 50 times thus far (?)... he assumed the Dem brand so that he can have a shot at the election AND be heard across media. In case you didn't notice, those who buck the duopoly's control system are not generally seen or heard. Ross Perot, due to his own mega money was an anomaly.
YOU and your pals work too hard to demonize Mr. Sanders. THAT is suspect.
Anyone with an operating brain knows that no politician is going to pander to the extreme left; that many U.S. citizens WANT small business/capitalism--along with fairer divisions made to the fiscal pie; and not all are ready to abandon the sense of macho strength attached (through decades of programming & conditioning) to a huge military.
Most of us would rather see a candidate do SOME good than pretend that perfection is possible, and that ALL of "our" interests will be granted at the toss of a presidential wand.
There is a tradition in this site's message threads that shows FAR more umbrage towards persons like Bill McKibben, Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, Dennis Kucinich, Naomi Klein, and now Sanders... than the REAL sellouts and dangers to all forms of life, human and ecological. Just as persons can be judged from "the company they keep," a lot can be determined from the particular targets chosen by this site's "regulars."