First things first: I have read Plato's dialogues, some of them many times, but I do not by any stretch of my imagination consider myself a serious student of his thought, so I am happy to bow to the superior wisdom of those who have objected to my offhand remarks about him. As they say down here in North Carolina, but do not say where I was born, brought up, and lived most of my life, I do not have a dog in that hunt.
About Bernie: I agree that he would not be nearly as effective a President as Clinton, and if it were not for her hawkishness, which will, I fear, get us into more wars, I would perhaps concede that we would do better with her in the White House and Bernie raising hell in the Senate. But I am truly fearful of what military adventures she will launch. As for domestic policy, neither she nor he will get anything done unless he can spearhead a movement to change the composition of the Congress.
I like the current boomlet for Warren as VP. That might be the best of both worlds.
On another matter, I am getting a malicious pleasure from the audio recording that has just surfaced of Trump calling into a TV or radio station under a phony name pretending to be his director of public relations so that he can brag about himself. The man is pathological, and apparently everything is recorded or filmed. He may yet self-destruct. I would take it as some evidence, however scant, for the existence of a benevolent God.