Home | About | Donate

Because America Needs an Electoral Left: Why Bernie Sanders Should Enter the Presidential Primaries


#1

Because America Needs an Electoral Left: Why Bernie Sanders Should Enter the Presidential Primaries

Tom Gallagher

So Bernie Sanders has posed us – the American left – the question: Should he run for president? Well, let’s imagine what we will likely do in 2016 if he doesn’t run for president. Barring the appearance of some other surprise candidate of the left, we will, in our various ways, bemoan the inadequacies of the politics of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, or whomever else the Democratic Party establishment puts forth, while also being alternately horrified and amused by the Republican contenders. We will lament the fact that our point of view remains absent from the televised debates and, for th