What Buffalo does, Buffalo does. Since I can't vote in Buffalo, who they elect is totally and 100% up to them. If they like a socialist, I'm fine with that. I think each city and state ought to be left alone to vote for whoever they want with no, absolutely no outside interference. This also goes to the tons of money that pour into states from out of state.
My reference is those party animals who put their party first and high above the country. Where the R and or the D is much more important than the big A, America. Sanders is right in there with the other D's. He's no independent, all one has to do is look at his voting record and which party he ran in for the presidency. I'd expect an independent, well to be independent of both major parties, not caucusing with one, not voting one party's party line all the time. Yes, independent in name only certainly applies to Sanders. Under his unassuming mantle of independent, he's just another die hard progressive Democrat.
There's a certain ideological compatibility within all of us when it comes to voting. I'm certainly not a progressive and neither am I a far right conservative. Although I'll support some of the progressive's agenda and some of the conservative agenda depending on what that agenda is and if I think that part of their agenda helps.
I can call myself anything I want, but my actions and deeds will determine what I actually am.
Since here in Georgia we just register to vote, no party registration, I can pick and choose which primary to vote in. The only stipulation is that if there is a runoff, I can't vote in that runoff if the runoff is of the other party I didn't choose to vote in. The runoff must be in the party or primary I originally voted it.
And yes, I voted for Biden in the Democratic Georgia Primary. He seemed like the best candidate to defeat Trump which in fact he did. Look at the numbers, Trump would have beaten Sanders, probably fairly easily. Probably we had a matter of different priorities and goals. My goal was to get rid of Trump, yours may have been to get the Sanders the nomination. The numbers showed Biden was the best Democratic Candidate to do that at the time of the Georgia democratic primary.