Recursive acronyms can be fun and clever. Not everyone immediately groks the concept, but that's no reason to beat ourselves up.
Let us drink water to that.
Napoleon was the best general in the world because he bought the Newspapers.
He was the best general because of his military genius. Leading an army has nothing to do with newspapers. If you're saying he was the best statesman, now that's something else.
The key word here is seems. Deception is the primary skill for a politician. None succeed without it. You just happen to be a member of the crowd to which Bernie is playing. And, obviously, he is doing a good job of it.
Don't ever make the mistake of trusting him. Every action he takes that is not subject to public scrutiny will be a betrayal, as is true of every politician (that succeeds).
I do actually agree with you here and especially after '08 I can't ever trust a politician ever again. Yet when presented the option, I'd still rather vote for the guy saying the right things (but perhaps not doing them afterwards) rather than the guy who outright says the wrong thing from the get go. Now while I don't believe in the lesser of two evils strategy so I would normally advocate to vote independent but Bernie Sanders WAS an independent until right before the election.
Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting. -- Billy Rose