When Sen. (I-Vt.) announced last week that he would be making a landmark speech on “” on Wednesday, reporters and Democratic campaign strategists collectively scratched their heads.
Why would a candidate give a about an ideology for which his bona fides are already second to none?
After all, the voters who already identify with Sanders’ democratic socialist vision are almost certainly already aware that he is a professed adherent.
What’s more, Sanders already delivered a similar address in . He defined democratic socialism then in much the same way he did on Wednesday: As a completion of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, which set out to house, educate and provide medical care to every American as a matter