But Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, cannot be bought. And as president he can bring helpful, healing answers to address that dissatisfaction. Recently I talked with him about health care reform. He had just gotten off the Senate floor after another attempt to instill some thought into a debate. The issue was whether large employers should be able to avoid providing health coverage to employees by changing the definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week. Senator Sanders — forceful, energetic, full of camaraderie and common sense as always — declared that in other countries people would not have the faintest idea what the senators were talking about.