Progressive vs Center Left Not - It's Class vs Identity
If it were, Warren's faltering voters would all go to Sanders, not Klobuchar, and Biden's certainly wouldn't go to Sanders. It's class versus identity, and the good angel over my shoulder hopes class wins out. Policy wise Biden is a long way from Sanders, not a 180 degree difference but close to it, but Biden grew up working class and it shows, gaffs and all. People feel that in a gut reaction kind of way.
Class includes all races, all sexes, all ethnicities, orientations and favorite ice creams. Class is unifying except for billionaires, and quite a few of the 1%.. Identity breaks down into ever smaller divisions of intersectional entitlements, or appeals to all the various isms.
I get real confused when pundits start calling one portion of Dems left and the other portion not as left. Both Democrats and Republicans are neoliberals, except for Sanders, yet Bloomberg the oligarch has birthed the pre eminent anti gun group in America, and Warren puts an X after the word Latin, but Sanders ends every screed with a homage to the working class, and I'll tell you what, Sanders is believable.
My only reservation is that despite today's ever growing demographic of people who find themselves up against it, there is a large quotient of folks who figure it's all beneath them, because of education, or birth, they figure those of us who are the unwashed are not folks. Neoliberal economic policy has actually worked out well for those of us who own businesses via the stock market or otherwise. If your income is determined by how much publicly owned companies earn, well, you have done ok.
Today I voted for Sanders in Colorado via mail in ballot.