Not triangulated at all, smart strategy. It's good strategy for the distance runner with a great kick to stay with the pack through three quarters of the race, and then use that kick to close it out. Mohammad Ali's rope-a-dope was brilliant strategy against big punchers, letting the big guys tire themselves out.
This is a marathon, and the right is doing a great job in their circular firing squad. Bernie is firing up the base, which will help Hillary in 2016.
I don't get the hate on the left around here for Hillary. As a senator she was ranked the fifth most liberal. Hillarycare was a lot closer to single payer than Obamacare. She has admitted that her vote on the Iraq war was wrong, but had she not voted that way we would have likely had a Senator Lazio. Don't forget 911 happened in New York, and the Bush cartel with the help of the right wing noise machine were able to tie the Iraq war to 911 by stoking fears of Islam. Yes she has business ties, she'll NEED the money from those ties to beat Jeb! I love Bernie too, but he has NO CHANCE. He can't come close to raising the money Hillary can, and she's getting pasted in fund raising be Jeb! Sure Bernie is turning on the leftwing base, but I don't see him holding the Obama coalition together. He will succeed in pushing her left, which is good, because polls are showing the country is drifting left.
Support Bernie all you want, but when he loses do what he tells you to do and support Hillary. We have come too far since the Republican collapse to go back to the policies that nearly destroyed the global economy. If Jeb! Is elected, look for another land war in the middle east, massive tax cuts for the rich, and another major recession/depression and a 6-3 or 7-2 SCOTUS.