Hysterical rubbish is exploding around the candidacy of Bernie Sanders in the US presidential election. It’s led off here today by an apoplectic Greg Sheridan:
Could Bernie Sanders possibly be president? He’s 78, a self-declared socialist who wants a revolution in US politics, a left-winger who wants to abolish private health insurance, make tertiary education free and forgive all student debt, who wants to raise taxes, who damns all fossil fuels in the crusade against climate change.
He recently had a heart attack and has never been a member of the Democratic Party. He went to the Soviet Union for his honeymoon and extolled the Soviet system’s strengths. Sanders is the American Jeremy Corbyn. A Sanders presidency would be disastrous, geo-strategically and in every other way.
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