"....where he offered caution about the political consequences should Democrats move to a very liberal program, like universal health care."
That's what independents want!, real meat and potatoes type stuff. They're exasperated with the obsession of identity politics, that have very little to do with their lives. The Democrats need to embrace their more populist side.
Affordable healthcare, affordable college educations, no more "McJobs"
We need a 21st century FDR. Bernie's too old, but I'm sure there's a smart 40-something millennial out there, somewheres, that can do the job