Forty seven percent of Americans say they would vote for a socialist president. Well, yeah. As more and more people become dependent on everything from government housing and health care to government groceries and glue sticks socialism will increasingly sound appealing. Hand outs breed bigger hand outs. I don’t think anyone thinks that gifting a sixteen year old a BWM for his birthday teaches him the value of hard work and smart investments. It probably teaches him to pout for a Porsche when he turns eighteen.
As America drifts toward r-selection, more and more politicians will be like Bernie Sanders, that is, openly admit to being a socialist.