I look at it as a distraction and sadly, it's a distraction to the democratic party base, many who unlike you, don't see it as a big risk. They smell blood in the water but how much more productive would it be to focus on a strong candidate and a platform that will bring many folks I know back to the fold.
I'm an old school democrat from the Kennedy days. I think the new hardcore left is actually ruining the party. I know progressives will own it some day but the country as a whole, isn't ready for it.
See, this is the kind of exchange we need. I appreciate throwing barbs once in a while just to raise the spirit but good, open and honest debate is all that will get folks to some common ground.
I hope our buddy dee replies as well.