Just a recommendation. I supported Warren because I felt tactically she supports capitalism but believes in regulation and integrity. And she does a pretty good job of living it and executing it.
The term socialist with any added word on it just won’t sell. If Bernie had never had the word socialist attached to him and said he was a capitalist but with the exact same policies how many percentage points difference would that make?
Obviously he can’t walk things back because of his age and feels no need to do so. But tying ourselves to the word socialism when honestly we just want specific policies is like adding a 50 lb weight you carry around. The labels are irrelevant.
Just under 50% of progressives voted for Warren.
If you are going to say you are a socialist it brings into question simply your sanity in this country. It sounds crazy to many people. That’s an issue. The fact you have to explain it also is a turn off. You have already undermined the conversation.
Please drop the word socialism. Reclaim capitalism but with strong labor voice like the Nordic model.
Missing things here are the fact we have no labor unions. And our unions are not very good. Progressives need to go to the Scandinavian countries, train, learn and maybe even ask for help. How do we import what works from them and is it even possible in our minority rule beat up republic?
All of these are discussions that progressives need to start having and finding targets that we as a society can agree to gravitate towards. Drop identity politics but call for the end of police abuse. If moderates claim police reform jump on it though they have lied and hold them to it. Where is the reform? Let’s go. They instead say defund constantly and do nothing. So reform and let’s go.
I say consider dropping the terms socialism. Aim for the Nordic model where they are happy. This requires long term effort to not only change the economics of the USA and the politics but also the fundamental republic we stand upon. But that foundation is closer to where we were compared to what we are in some ways.
For example a representative at one time could not have more than 30,000 citizens otherwise we needed a new rep. If we put that back into play right now for example there would no zero threat of republicans stealing power in this country. Because democracy works. They would never be able to capture the house of representatives ever as there would be to many voices to stop them.