I stole the above chart from Kay’s blog. The thought of Bernie Sanders challenging Barack Obama for the presidency made me curious about the answers to a number of questions.
For instance: I can easily believe Obama is to the right of most Americans these days, but is Sanders still to the left of most Americans? Or has he moved right like all the other politicians? And, if so, is he now in the middle?
Wouldn’t it be funny if Bernie Sanders is closer to mainstream public opinion in this country than either Barack Obama or the Republican members of our National Corporate Party?
I don’t suppose Sanders has a chance, but that’s not the same as saying Sanders would make a bad president. If you feel like encouraging the old guy, you can sign the “Draft Bernie Petition” here.
UPDATED: Post corrected to reflect the fact Sanders is not in the same party as Obama.