Three reasons to be glad Bernie Sanders is running

imageThe first thing that should be said about the Clinton-Sanders match-up is that it is a good thing that Clinton is being seriously challenged. It generates interest in the campaign and encourages discussions amongst voters that otherwis would not have happened.

The second thing is that having a candidate like Sanders raise so passionately the issue of income inequality in a presidential campaign is a really good thing. Hillary is now being forced to take this era defining issue more seriously than she is probably inclined.

The third thing is that if, against all odd and well beyind my own expectations, Sanders wins the Democratic nomination, that’s a great thing because it means America is that much closer to embracing a truly progressive agenda. And I say that understanding Sanders’ chances of winning the general election are virtually nil.

I know this frightens people but I think it’s best to consider the long game in politics. This means that having people vote for what they believe in is always better than having them vote for what is expedient.

Expediency rarely changes the world.

Having said that, Hillary Clinton is going to win the nomination.

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