Posted by Jack
Not feeling the Bern? You’re not alone.
A new NBC/WSJ poll has revealed what Americans don’t want as president – a socialist or a septuagenarian over 75. Unfortunately for Democrats, their two front-runners each possess at least one of those two qualities. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, 77, is an avowed socialist, according to Bloomberg. Though former vice president Joe Biden is yet to declare his candidacy, he is 76.
Specifically, the poll found that only 37 percent of the respondents found a presidential candidate over 75 desirable. Majority of voters, in fact, indicated they would be enthusiastic or comfortable with a youthful president. According to the survey, 58 percent of the respondents would be accepting of a candidate under the age of 40.
Socialism was also seen as a ‘dirty word,’ according to the poll. Just 18 percent of Americans had a positive view of the term while 50 percent viewed it negatively, according to NBC News. With regard to capitalism, 19 percent viewed it negatively while 50 percent had a positive view. END
The above pretty much mirrors my feelings too. I’m repulsed by politicians who spend 30-40 years in office and refuse to step aside, even when they are pushing 80! Next, I don’t want socialists in government, because I’ve seen what socialism does to otherwise good economies. You would have to be an idiot to want socialism. I’m also not comfortable with Muslims in high office, if all they can focus on is hating our best ally in the Middle East, Israel.