Taking President Sanders Seriously

As Bernie Sanders continues to win primaries, it becomes increasingly likely that he will be the Democratic presidential nominee. Of course, it isn’t yet inevitable that he’ll be the standard-bearer, as Joe Biden could conceivably use a strong showing in South Carolina to jump-start his campaign. For now, however, Sanders must be regarded as the front-runner.
This forces us to consider what Sanders’ prospects in the general election might be. I’ve long thought that he should be regarded as a wild card. It would not be surprising if we wake up on Nov. 4 and find that Sanders has won a large…