Sanders is the real deal. He’s a talentless, bitter, angry loser that never held a private sector job that paid him anything above the poverty line.
He tried carpentry, but was horrible at it.
He rode around in a VW bug that had no windshield wipers and was covered in Bondo. It wasn’t to make a statement, it was because he never had 2 nickels to rub together.
There’s nothing romantic or bohemian about this. He was just an unemployable bum who lived in a messy apartment and lectured more successful people about how greedy they were.