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Thu Oct 15, 2015, 01:33 PM

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Clinton won the debate, but Sanders made it interesting

WASHINGTON -- At some point during Tuesday night's Democratic debate, many people in living rooms across the country undoubtedly turned to each other with the same basic thought about Hillary Clinton: Oh, so that's why she's the front-runner.

They also experienced something historic: For the first time in the modern political era, Americans got to watch leaders of a mainstream political party debate the relative merits of capitalism and democratic socialism. And for once, socialism was cast not as the ideology that produced a brutal dictatorship in the old Soviet Union, but as a benign and, yes, democratic outlook that has created rather attractive societies in places such as Denmark and Sweden.

Whatever happens to Bernie Sanders' candidacy, he will deserve credit for having widened our political horizons.



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Thu Oct 15, 2015, 01:36 PM

1. We know the 20% of the electorate, the extreme racist haters, i,e. teaparty

cant and wont vote for any Democrat ever, they are simple minded people who have been brainwashed and they simply cant .

But what about the others?

Can they be educated to understand their lives will be ten thousand times better with Democratic Socialism?

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