Realistic is, what, something handed on a Trump stamped silver platter? Or does realistic sometimes take some work (and not by importing domestic help, being so hard to find the local variety while claiming to be making America great again).
While his message is hardly before its time--one of my ancestors was a socialist organizer in the earlier 1900s in America, though capitalists can relax for another relative founded a respected financial firm--America has fallen behind the times on social issues for decades now.
The middle class built this country up from the 1% debacle of the Great Depression and through the efforts of the middle classes made America great again. Finances were distributed accordingly. But then through all sorts of machinations, the wealthy stole more than their fair share of what the middle classes built, redistributing the wealth of the nation away from the middle class into the hands of the less than 1% while bribing the top 10% with just enough money to protect their scam.
This has been ongoing for nearly 50 years now. Two generations of theft by the 1%, aided by their 10% court jesters as it was done in the days of kings, as it was done today. Undeniably, absolutely, clearly the Great Robbery. The math shows it:Distribution of the Wealth: The Great Depression through Circa 1969Redistribution of the Wealth to the Wealthy: Circa 1969 through the Great Recession
Sanders was 20 years younger 20 years ago. I'm not sure why you think he's not electable when polls currently have him blowing Trump away 17.5 points on RealClear and 13 on Huffpoll.
I said from the start that I'd be surprised if he got the primary but I'd not be surprised if he got the presidency.
Why? Because as much as I am critical as fuck, I do believe in people. The truth Sanders speaks may take a while to sink in for some, may be obscured by Republican bullshit, but also:
"There exists an obvious fact that seems utterly moral; namely, that a man is always a prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them
Whether or not he gets the nomination, I thank Sanders for giving truth voice, which is quite remarkable for a man at any age in this age of televised GOP deceit.