Don't Join the Democrats, Bernie
Mar 13, 2014 — The danger of Sanders joining the Democrats is the KUCINICH EFFECT: that Sanders will run as a Democrat and lose to Hillary Clinton in the primary. It would mean that all of Sanders's supporters would be herded into the Democratic Party, where they would end up electing Clinton, a powerful corporate neoliberal. It would mean that all of the people who invested money and time and energy in Sanders would ultimately be funding Hillary Clinton and more of what Obama offers: neoliberalism. This is not how leftist politics progresses. The opposite, in fact; it is how national leftists politics dies.
Bernie running as a Democrat would be a major strategic mistake.