It took a small army of politicians and pundits to stave Bernie Sanders off.
Timothy Faust is touring the country promoting health care reform with a mix of impassioned f-bombs and unrepentant eggheadedness.
"It's about showing we have a vision of a better future in a time when there’s an overwhelming sense of despondency," said a Harris County judicial candidate and DSA member.
Half of the state’s congressional Dems have not signed on to Medicare for All legislation.
Organized by the Democratic National Committee, the "Come Together and Fight Back" tour aims to unify the party after the fractious 2016 primary and energize the progressive grassroots.
By embracing Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Socialists of America reaped the harvest of politicized young people no longer afraid of the s-word.
With the GOP in Trump-afflicted disarray, the Dems have wrested the mantle of strength, security and stability away from the right with ease.