As primaries proceed — or are pushed back — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is no doubt weighing his options. It may well be time for the senator, whose formative political experience came in the 1960s, to follow the advice of Timothy Leary: turn on, tune in, drop out.

Turn on: Leary suggested that Americans activate their neural equipment — and become sensitive to the many and varied levels of consciousness and the triggers that engage them.

Doing so should stimulate Sanders to focus on the message Democratic voters have been sending. It now seems clear that:

a majority of these voters (52 percent of whom describe themselves as either moderate, conservative, or very conservative) do not endorse a “revolution” in American politics — and many of them prefer the candidate best positioned to defeat President Donald Trump to one who is most closely aligned with their views on policies;
younger voters are not turning out to vote in the numbers Sanders expected …

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