. . . Furthermore, it looks like 2017 may be his moment,
even more than 2016. After all:
- He’s still in the Senate, with much higher visibility;
- He campaigned fair, and most of his main rivals self-destructed;
- His integrity is intact: (Tax returns? Naddadamthing; he & Jane are comfy, but not millionaires. He kept his word & supported HRC after the primaries; he still works nonstop.)
- His message of fighting oligarchy to save democracy is not only consistent, but it’s also reinforced daily by every billionaire appointment & crazy tweet from On High;
- Those who can’t see past his being an old white guy from a mostly white state with a 1950s Brooklyn accent, are now outnumbered by many more who see that he’s just about a model white ally; and
- He still understands it’s not about him, but a diverse, dedicated movement, which he’s working every day to build;
- A movement we need even MORE than we did when he started his “quixotic, doomed” run for the White House.
And whichever progressive runs in 2020, she/he will be stronger as Bernie’s movement building gathers momentum now, next year, in 2018, and after.
Besides, any candidate who can stop in mid-speech to more than 10000 people to commune with a tiny bird — that’s a big old bird I want on the side my grandkids’ future. And he is.