Kathleen Parker thinks Bernie Sanders’ platform “should send shivers up the spines of most Americans.” (“Trying to comprehend Sanders, Trump,” July 8). Her example of his shiver-inducing platform: He “wants to break up big banks.”
Ms. Parker may shortly be forced to recognize that the spines of most Americans do not shiver at the thought of the same things that induce shivers in her.
Circumstances may also force her to admit that America is ready for what she thinks “America isn’t ready for.”
Nor is she going to get any traction with her attempt to dismiss Bernie Sanders by pairing him with a carnival attraction like Donald Trump.
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Sanders is attracting voters in droves because he’s telling the truth, he’s putting forward real solutions to real problems, and he brings a lifetime of obvious and authentic integrity to presidential politics.