"There have been socialist candidates for President every year since the 1900s.
Not one of them has ever won so much as a state let along a majority of the electoral college."
Sanders is no more Socialist than was FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Clinton and Obama. Nothing he proposes is any more radical than the things all of those socialists proposed, did you know that not long before he died Roosevelt wanted to propose a second bill of rights:
"In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all"regardless of station, race, or creed.
Among these are:
The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
The right of every family to a decent home;
The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
The right to a good education.
All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.
Don't let them scare you with the empty word "socialist." No one is proposing or even wants the government to take over businesses and manufacturing, the Republicans will try to fool us with scare tactics but we should defend against them by remember FDR.