Bernie Sanders’ interview with the New York Daily News editorial board is a stunner. Jaw-droppingly bad for Bernie. For someone who has been calling for years for the prosecution of the banksters, the breaking up of the banks, he has no real plan or process in mind as to how that can actually been done. And it gets worse from there.
I don’t know how anyone can read this transcript and think Bernie Sanders is really prepared to be President of the United States. By his own admission, actions he has demanded for years, breaking up the banks, for instance, he has no actual plan or legal knowledge as for how it can be accomplished.
A number of times in the interview, when pressed multiple times for ‘how’ he would do what he says he will do, he either backs down, or says legislation will be passed, or worse, he hasn’t really thought about it.
In so many areas, it is clear that he has not thought his policy proposals through, or worse, would just sort of wing it (as in the case of what he would do with captured terrorists).
As Melissa McEwen writes at Shakesville:
He cannot provide details on how he will enact his proposals; he admits he has not studied relevant law; he exhibits aggressive disdain for a candidate who does know these things, and in fact treats her admirable ability to navigate these processes and institutions as a disqualifying feature; and he believes, despite all evidence to the contrary, that he can single-handedly inspire a revolution that will defeat entrenched Republican obstructionism.
This should be very worrying indeed to Sanders supporters, who want and expect Sanders to actually deliver on his promises. The fact is, he can’t. He doesn’t know how.