Hypertrophile saidIn the online forums, and among callers on Washington Journal, I hear a lot of Sander's supporters claim Trump is their second choice. I find this pretty unbelievable, except for those who only want a non-establishment candidate. There might be some overlap between the two policy-wise, but they would be completely different presidents, obviously. And, I say nobody knows Trump's real position on most issues. He has done no deeds with which to compare to his words. Sander's we know has been delivering the same message consistently for as long as he's been in public service.
That all said, if there is polling data that shows Hillary will lose to Trump because of support from Sander's people, I am sure she'll take steps to negate that.
The Sanders/Trump hybrid people also boggle my mind. The only way I can justify their existence is to think them morons. My only hope is that they are the hybrid parrot which doesn't reproduce a next generation and not a hybrid wolf (I've raised one) which can produce a following litter.
I get the points made elsewhere about socialism but Sanders is about democratic socialism, so all the tingeing of communism has been a load of malarkey.
The weird thing (to me) is that changes Bernie might have seeded (and I hope he already accomplished that) even as president would take generations to affect the building up of what must come from the base. Whereas, typical of authoritarian destruction, the detrimental effects of Trump could ravage this country in one term, toppled from the top.
But you are wrong on a point, that "he has done no deeds with which to compare to his words" unless by that you mean his deeds counter his words because it isn't just that his deeds have not lived up to his words but that his words lie about his deeds. Bring back American jobs that he himself exports? Perhaps you were being diplomatic.
Whereas Sanders was not simply delivering the same words consistently throughout his career. He lived his words. His actions matched his words. This is a man of integrity. He worked tirelessly. His wife was a college president. They've purposely lived a middle-class life, staying in touch with the people.
For what I've been shown so far in the press about what seems like email nonsense, I have no issues voting Clinton, not Trump, should she get the primary (Sanders got my primary vote, of course). But to the political me, either Trump or Clinton is a Corporate win, a 1% win. Clinton maybe somewhat a social win. But neither an absolute American win with America working for its people, for its working class, and not just for the profit of international investors using the blood of young American soldiers, the sweat of American labor to open new & maintain markets for their meaningless widgets.