George H. W. Bush pooh-poohed “the vision thing.” Bernie Sanders wouldn’t have a presidential campaign without it. True, the Vermont senator is not known for his grasp of policy minutiae, to which Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas says, in effect, so what?
In a Thursday post contrasting the political styles of Sanders and Hillary Clinton, Kos, long a staunch Hillary supporter, noted that Americans “have every reason to be upset at Wall Street” and argued, “Who cares if [Sanders’s] solution is or isn’t the best possible one…Point is, people know that Wall Street is in his crosshairs, and that’s all that matters. And that’s fine! Because that’s what people want—a president who will always cast a skeptical eye at Wall Street, and do everything within her or his power to make their lives a miserable hell.”
Kos implied that Sanders has caught a lot more flak for his vague answers than Republicans do when they routinely “promis[e] the world to their voters, like banning abortion, getting rid of The Gays, liberating the oppressed from the Obamacare FEMA concentration camps, finding Barack Obama’s true birth certificate, etc. No one asks those assholes how they’re going to accomplish any of it.”
As for Hillary, Kos claimed that she has “an impressive grasp of policy, perhaps the strongest of any potential presidential candidate since forever. Well, at least since LBJ. (Or Bill?)”