QQOTD: Matt Bennett and Lanae Erickson of Thirdway.org
“If Democratic voters, hungry for a winner, buy into [the] myth and believe that [Bernie] Sanders is the most ‘electable’ [presidential] candidate, they will be making a grave mistake that could hand the presidency back to Donald Trump.”
~ Matt Bennett and Lanae Erickson in Democrats court doom by backing Bernie Sanders. His ideas are toxic outside blue America (Des Moines-Register). Both authors are part of ThirdWay.org, a Democratic think tank funded by banks and corporations.
Are Bennett and Erickson correct in their assertion that a “socialist” cannot win the Presidency of the United States? Why or why not?
What is the difference between socialism in the old Marxist sense and the Democratic socialism practiced by Scandinavian countries and other countries?
Must some limited socialist structures necessarily preclude any kind of corporate or personal ownership?
Are all socialist countries led by authoritarian leaders? Why or why not?
Historical queries (To be determined in the near or far future):
Did Bernie Sanders win the 2020 Democratic nomination?
If not, who won the nomination?
If so, did Sanders defeat Donald Trump on November 3, 2020?
If he did defeat the incumbent, what does this suggest about the future direction of the United States and the huge payoff enjoyed by Sander voters?
If Trump won, how much can his win be attributed to the gamble made by Sanders voters to fracture the Democratic Party?
If Trump won, what does this mean going forward for the Constitution of the United States?