Not a good outlook for Trumpism or Clintonism

It has already started. The very columnist of the Washington Post who throughout the primary campaign lambasted Bernie Sanders as a grouchy old man with “pie in the sky ideas” and no chance to be elected is now claiming that the “socialist”candidate for the Democratic nomination will prove his worth by strongly supporting Hillary Clinton in the November…

An extraordinary election year

Electability. This is the mantra that exudes from the increasingly bitter contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, a mano a mano battle that is quite likely to go on until at least the end of March. Between the two, Sen. Sanders is the one who challenges the traditional definition of “electable.”  Starting with his…

Europeans watching U.S. race for President

Europeans, who are by far the foreigners most interested in American elections, are anxiously asking themselves: is a self-proclaimed socialist electable in the premier capitalist nation in the world? One would think that the answer would be a resounding “yes, why not?” And yet the conservative voters in Europe, who are still a thin majority,…