They are going to be called socialists no matter what its just a question of whether you can actually sell any of these plans. Maybe Warren can but it comes back to there being too many people running and nobody really is having their feet held to the fire over what could be some real election losing policies.The problem is that the right will use people like Yang and his universal basic income (even long after he drops out) as "evidence" that we're all crazy socialists.
What's hilarious is that his idea isn't really all that different than the so-called conservative tax cuts.
Even though Yang has done a great job of explaining his policy, facts don't matter.
Bernie is an idealist, and that's where he struggles on the big stage. A modern politician needs to have some pragmatism.I love Bernie, but I honestly think only Biden and Warren have a shot. I think Bernie just comes off as too far left, fair or not.
I honestly feel like I would bet on Mayor Pete before I would bet on Bernie. Just feels like he can't build on his base and he doesn't have the luxury of being "Not Hillary" this time.I love Bernie, but I honestly think only Biden and Warren have a shot. I think Bernie just comes off as too far left, fair or not.
Bernie is an idealist, and that's where he struggles on the big stage. A modern politician needs to have some pragmatism.
The problem is it comes down to branding more than actual policy. Warren says she's a capitalist and not a socialist, then tells you how she wants to tax the rich to pay for healthcare and education. That's smart, and that's what you have to do to win. She's really probably not that far off of Bernie on policy, but she looks a lot more centered.
I think to win you have to make it look more centrist. I like Bernie and feel like he's been a good for the party overall, but he needs to stay out of the big elections because all he does is muddy the waters and hurt the party long term.
Probably would have backfired if the opponent wasn't also historically disliked.Wasn't Trump pretty far from any kind of a centrist message? His ridiculouos Wall carried him with a lot of people.
What if big ideas or a little grandiosity get votes?