|Sanders ("Democracy Now!"),|
Clinton (Minh Ngo / Dept. of State)
With so much of the national spotlight on Sanders, he is skillfully utilizing his opportunity to do something that is of great importance not only for his candidacy but for future left-wing candidacies across this land and that has been done by others but not, in recent years, by anyone with as prominent a platform: boldly advocate liberal stances, concisely explain their wisdom, sharply defend them, and mention that a strong majority of them are popular.
The propaganda according to which liberalism (despite its responsibility for the foundation of this country and for every progression in its history) is generally opposed by the public has persuaded most liberals to drop -- or never develop -- the confidence required to maintain this nation's course toward the ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution. The example the former mayor of Burlington now sets is likely to encourage many liberals to (re)gain such confidence.
The widespread support for leftist ideas is evident in statistics such as the following.