- Socialist Appeal
Bernie Sanders’s campaign has electrified millions and shown the potential for socialist ideas to get a mass echo. The idea that socialism is somehow “un-American” has been replaced by growing enthusiasm and interest. Most people are concerned about the economy and feel betrayed by the establishment. The Democratic Party clearly cannot serve as a vehicle for fundamental change. The only way forward is to break with both big-business parties and to begin building an independent socialist party, and Bernie should run as its first presidential candidate. Polls show that a majority of young people consider themselves to be working class, oppose capitalism, and are in favor of socialism. With this base of support, such a party would turn US politics upside down!