"He certainly seems like the person with progressive politics and integrity," Morrello said in an interview with Maxim. "But I worked as a scheduling secretary for Sen. Alan Cranston for two years, so I got to see how the sausage is made, and it's not pretty. My emphasis has always been on direct action activism, and the kind of change that comes from below, not from electing someone and crossing your fingers that they’re a messiah."
His former bandmate, Tim Commerford, was less optimistic. He recently told Rolling Stone electoral politics is "all bullshit" and Sanders is no exception. Whoever is elected, he said, is not "calling the shots. Whether it's the heads of the corporations or the military guys that have been in there for 30 years, there's no president coming in every four years and telling those motherfuckers what to do."