“On the other hand, maybe Bernie’s myopic disinterest in racial issues and women’s rights altogether alienates these voters.”
You’re kidding, right? Disinterest? I mean, the handcuffs he was wearing when he got arrested protest segregation weren’t part of a Halloween costume.
I think he’s been fighting for justice so hard and for so long — his entire adult life, that he took it for granted that people already knew that about him. It really surprised him when he realized he had to actually make a big deal about it while campaigning.