In an article published today, titled "America is ready for socialism! Massive majorities back Bernie Sanders on the issues — and disdain Donald Trump," Salon made the case that most Americans want socialist policies in place.
"Sanders speaks to America's soul — and our values," the article's author, Paul Rosenberg, claims. Rosenberg also writes for Al Jazeera.
It continues, "Sanders is right to think that Scandanavian socialism would be popular here in the U.S., if only people knew more about it. And he’s right to make spreading that awareness a goal of his campaign. In fact, on a wide range of issue specifics Sanders lines up with strong majorities of public opinion—and has for decades."
He also claims that, based on another poll, "Americans preferred Sweden over the U.S. by 92-8%" based on wealth distribution.
"Sanders is not simply cherry-picking a few popular ideas here and there. He’s tapping into a broadly shared set of inter-related attitudes and ideas about closely related issues," Rosenberg writes.
Further, Sanders "ought to be taken a lot more seriously than he has been so far."
In the end, however, Rosenberg is not sure that Sanders will be elected. That said, he writes, "the question is not “Will Bernie Sanders be elected president?” ...The real question is, “Will the Sanders campaign change the course of American history?” And that question is one that every citizen can help answer, by how they engage in the months ahead."