Bernie is neither a New Deal Democrat nor a full blooded socialist. He is, in his words, a democratic socialist who is pushing the political needle about as far as it will go without it ricocheting back on him.
If elected he would, provided the Congress is willing, make the country more just, egalitarian and fair. Unlike Trump he wouldn’t lay waste to our democracy, constitution, institutions and rule of law. In fact, he would defend and breathe life into them. While I favor Elizabeth Warren, in part because I find her more electable than Bernie, I would gladly support and canvass here and in some battleground states if Bernie is the nominee.