“He wasn’t cryptic or deceitful; he said what he meant, and everyone heard something else.”
I disagree. Obama said he would renegotiate NAFTA on the campaign trail and then never did. He said an individual mandate for health care was a bad idea and then made it the centerpiece of his health care plan. He lied a lot; he misled people; and yes he was vague and non-committal as well. All are tricks in the bag of the fraudster.
In many ways Sanders is the guy people hoped Obama would be: straight-talking, no nonsense, no drama, and most importantly, not bought-and-paid-for. Watching them speak together makes for an interesting contrast.