[Marxism] The electoral opening for the left | SocialistWorker.org

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Dec 16 13:44:51 MST 2013

On 12/16/13 3:30 PM, shacht at aol.com wrote:
> OK. But a little overdone in its attack on Sanders. It is the refusal of groups such as ISO to engage with Sanders that ensures his disutility.

People have to understand that what Ralph Nader or Bernie Sanders "stand 
for" is much less important than the act of running an independent 
campaign. Henry Wallace's "program" in 1948 was the conventional wisdom 
of the liberal wing of the New Deal but that doesn't explain the ganging 
up on him from their co-thinkers in the media. The bourgeoisie is 
absolutely committed to keeping liberals corralled in the DP because a 
breach to its left, even if tepid, threatens to open a hole in the dike 
with the possibility of drawing in the working class. If Sanders runs as 
an independent, he will get my endorsement.

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