Thursday, April 20, 2017

Heart, Not Head

As noted in the prior post, Democrats seem to be turning to Bernie Sanders as their standard-bearer. This seems similar to what Labour did in the U.K. after losing to Cameron, they veered left and picked Jeremy Corbyn as their leader.

We said of Labour at the time that they'd given up on winning national elections. They had, we wrote,  chosen someone whose politics they admired, not someone who could be elected.

Why shouldn't we say the same thing about a Democratic Party which chooses Bernie Sanders, however informally, to be their leader? It seems to me they admire his unabashed socialism without making reference to his dubious electability.

I'm just sayin' ... isn't it the same syndrome at work?