Bernie's bold ideas reflect the same spirit as the New Deal and Great Society, which produced victories over the Great Depression & World War II, the Space Race, the expansion of America's middle class and such social advancements in civil rights, justice and equality.
The appeal of Donald Trump shows there is a trend toward fascism in America today largely due to Reagan-Bush Republican policies but also in part because our own leadership let us down. Like Gary Hart, the Clinton era represents Democratic Party values in retreat. After Reagan, 'liberal' & 'government' were treated like dirty words by some.
Bernie Sanders is the strongest candidate to lead Democrats to victory in November and he would be the best president.