There will always be people who will find reasons that Bernie may not be sufficiently progressive enough. It would be nice if those people didn’t feel the need to constantly berate the point however. That being said, there is one thing that I believe is actually MORE important than one’s level of ‘progressiveness’. That thing is ‘ETHICS’. There is not one single person currently serving in the House or Senate that has near the same level of ethics as Mr. Sanders.
I am absolutely proud to stand and say that I know with certainty that if Bernie says something, he means it. I also feel absolutely certain that he actually gives a damn about others. I can’t say that about the majority of elected leaders in D.C.
I want someone to take the lead who cares for the people he/she serves and can be trusted to say nothing but the truth when speaking.
With Bernie we have decades of his political experience to look through to find that evidence of ethics and empathy.
If ethics and empathy is not more important than a single issue, then I fear that we human beings can never elect a good leader.