Originally Posted by Piobaire
Don't be surprised if more than a few Bernie supporters go for Trump. I still maintain part of Bernie's appeal was that he spouted all kinds of protectionist/anti-globalist rhetoric too and that's Trump's forte. As much as the MSM/left (@erictheobscure
) don't like to admit it a material number of likely Dem voters are very protectionist/anti-globalism. This means Trump just might get their vote if that is their priority.
That's a point I have made before. I have said numerous times that Trump's positions and Bernie's positions are very similar. The tax issue is a bit different, but Trump was for raising taxes on the rich. They both sling very populist messages - less immigration, less global trade, higher taxes on the rich, etc.
Originally Posted by the shah
this isn't an unfair assessment, but i think the reasoning behind the positions are very likely to be unrelated.
I think the reasoning is similar. They're both populist positions about how the working class is getting screwed over. Obviously Bernie goes further and wants to make the US like his fantasy version of Denmark. Trump's version comes from a more base instinct of the people that don't look like you are screwing you over, but the anti-trade rhetoric of Bernie isn't much different (it just is pointed more at the rich rather than the Chinese or Mexicans).