Bernie Sanders: Not Socialist Enough

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Robert Schroeder writes: Self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t socialist enough for many socialists.

“He is really a lot closer in ideology to Hillary Clinton than he is to me….I don’t think he is a socialist. He ignores socialist countries.”

— Stephen Durham, the 2012 presidential nominee of the Freedom Socialist Party

“He is for reforming capitalism, not changing capitalism,” Stephen Durham, the 2012 presidential nominee of the Freedom Socialist Party, told Bloomberg. “He is really a lot closer in ideology to Hillary Clinton than he is to me.” Bloomberg speaks to others and finds an endless debate over whether the Vermont senator challenging Clinton for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination is a bona fide socialist.

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“I don’t think he is a socialist. He ignores socialist countries,” said Gloria La Riva, the 2016 presidential nominee for the Party of Socialism and Liberation. Sanders will debate Clinton and three other Democratic presidential hopefuls Tuesday night….(read more)

Source: MarketWatch



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