Pundits all across the land have been talking about the Republican base and the core values it seeks for its party.
Meanwhile, the Democratic base has been relatively quiet … until now.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, is going to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Hillary Rodham Clinton will get her first real challenger in her campaign for the same nomination.
Sanders will run from the far left wing of his party, kind of like the way Ted Cruz is running from the far right wing of his Republican Party.
Wow! Think about this: What if Sanders and Cruz win their parties’ presidential nomination next year?
Sanders is a hard-core socialist. He favors wealth distribution, wage equality, marriage equality, universal health care and massive cuts in defense spending.
He thinks Hillary Clinton is too cozy with Wall Street and likely is going to hold her Senate vote in 2003 in favor of going to war with Iraq against her.
Does the maverick independent stand a chance at winning the Democratic nomination? You have to say “no.”
Then again …