For the Bernie Sanders candidacy to really mean something is to continue to move beyond the elections corralling of issues.
One absolutely essential element is for the connection to be made between the media CATCH PHRASES used in obscuring the interconnections between treatment by media in thrall to machinations of expansionist empire of corporations and military adventurism.
For instance - "name recognition" is a marketing term for placing focus on a product - not the issues represented by public concerns."Name recognition" represents the power of media to make the electorate a 'mark'. This needs to be replaced by ISSUE RECOGNITION.
In the process of honing issue recognition, the insidious polarizing veils are drawn aside revealing the mechanisms used by what Matt Taibi referred to as "the giant vampire squid". This includes positing that it is necessary to look to the future and not bothering to make the effort to learn from the past.
The demonization of the public commons - our shared well being - which has for centuries been dangled as though it is something to be granted or taken away at will, clearly reveals the end of the predatory rope. That manipulation on one hand has preyed on community coherence with 'red baiting', now on the other as 'buck baiting' with "too big to fail" in the financial sphere where the rope has been tied the well being of the interconnected planet.