I think that even Bernie Sanders was surprised at how much money his campaign raised. While he was not able to secure the nomination for president, he continues to draw an enthusiastic group of supporters to him.
He would like to leverage that support into a continuing political movement. However, this week half of his staff became disillusioned and walked away from his new outreach project.
Their disillusionment was not that they stopped believing in the cause … or in Bernie. The problem was that the man that Bernie put in charge of the political outreach is older and steeped in the politics and technology of yesterday. His idea was to solicit donations from large corporations and other rich donors, and then use the funds for an extensive television ad campaign. He was unwilling or unable to understand what had made Bernie’s run so successful.