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Fearmongering over Bernie Sanders is overblown, holds Matthew Yglesias of Vox. His record in Congress shows that he knows how to govern effectively and make compromises when needed. His policies, painted as radical by many, strongly reflect the values of President Roosevelt, who oversaw an era of American success. Sanders has a very good chance of beating President Trump in a general election. He has consistently overcome his "socialist" label in elections, whether that be in Vermont or the first three Democratic primaries, in each of which he won the popular vote. No other candidate creates the enthusiasm that Sanders does, which can be seen by his repeated victories.

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If the Democratic party chooses Bernie Sanders as its nominee, President Trump will be reelected, assert Jonathan Cowan and Matt Bennett of Third Way. His confidence in labeling himself a socialist is unarguably going to alienate a huge part of American voters. Republicans will run a huge campaign of attack ads that will exploit this major weakness. It is because of this that many of them hope he ends up being the nominee. Additionally, radical policies that Sanders has suggested over the years, from abolishing capitalism to halving the US military budget, will only come to haunt him. He is unprepared for the scrutiny that would await him in a general election.

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