Unlike Republicans, who stand by their more extreme candidates and love politicians like Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum, Democrats for some reason always jettison their most noble and unapologetically progressive icons.
In the endless whirr of 24/7 corporate news, the people who actually make a difference are often trampled in the stampede to the next forgettable news-nugget like Lady Gaga's meat-dress. Let's look at five people who deserved more attention.
Sometimes it's worth taking a stand. Sanders didn't just do that. In pointing to the gross disparities in wealth in the United States, he did something else. He told the truth. The contrast with President Obama could hardly have been starker.
You can call what I am doing today whatever you want. You can call it a filibuster, a very long speech. I'm not here to set any great records. I am simply here to explain the fact that we have got to do a lot better than this agreement provides.