I strongly disagree with the bolded. Bloomberg wouldn't have even sniffed 1% of the vote, which is why Bloomberg isn't running now and we just saw that play out with Howard Schultz. Bernie had significant leads over Trump in every head-to-head poll I saw in 2016, while Hillary was around even to 3% lead over Trump. I mean, even as bad as a candidate as Hillary was, she only lost because of a combination of factors including her email scandal and Comey's bizarre reopening and reclosing of that case right before the election - and Hillary still won the popular vote. I think it's safe to say Bernie would have beat Trump in 2016 given what we know. But that also doesn't mean any progressive candidate would have beaten Trump or that a progressive candidate would beat Trump this time.