Statistically, I'm not a very good independent.
Am not and will never be a Democrat, yet I vote for them 100% of the time.
I'm also white, southern and rural...or was before they forced me to move out of the swamp.
I'm uneducated. Worked in construction.
I live in the deep south.
And I am a socialist with a fondness for Marxist philosophy.
The path to social democracy lies through the Democratic party, not around it.