With Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (a Socialist) fighting to be the Democratic nominee to take on Donald Trump my memory goes back to when I served as counsel of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
At that time the senior senator on the Senate Agriculture Committee was crusty old Senator George D. Aiken of Vermont. No one would have ever accused him of being a socialist. His most famous quote was about the war in Vietnam “let’s just declare victory and get out”.
When he retired he was replaced by Patrick Leahy, a moderately liberal Democratic. He also became a member and eventually the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
My point is that it is amazing that the little rural State of Vermont would elect a Senator who is campaigning to be the Democratic nominee to Defeat Donald Trump.