Bernie Sanders: Break the corporate duopoly: Run for president in 2016 with nominations from the Green Party, the Vermont Progressive Party, and perhaps another left-wing alternative party
We Are Interviewed by the Magazine "In These Times"
May 22, 2014 — The magazine In These Times interviewed me on the question of Bernie Sanders and under which banner Bernie should run. Excerpt:
"'Over 80 percent of Democrats want Hillary Clinton to be president,' says Trudeau, referencing recent polling data. “I think that says volumes about the character of the Democratic Party. And that someone like Bernie Sanders, I don’t think he will have rank-and-file Democratic support, let alone super-delegate support.'
'The exercise of him running as a Democrat, in my mind, would really just be an exercise in bringing in progressives, liberals, people left of the Democratic Party into the Democratic Party, because he’s there,' Trudeau continues. 'And then all these people end up voting for Clinton, neoliberalism, Wall Street, corporatism, everything that she stands for … He talks about this political revolution—it’s not going to happen with the Democratic Party. It’s going to be shut down.'"