Another, help me understand your political system question. What happens to Bernie if he loses the nomination narrowly ? Say 47-53 percent nationally on the primaries. Does he just go back to being a senator? Is he likely to be appointed a cabinet position if Clinton wins?
In Australia a politician with as much support as Bernie has would be an important part of government one way or the other. He could run as “The Bernie Party” in our senate and since we have proportional representation and preferential voting, if he got 25% of the senate votes nationwide he’d have 25 percent of the senators. He could then form a coalition government with one of the major parties. In your winner takes all system is he likely to have any influence beyond just a senator in a Clinton government?