Why in the world would staunch conservative, and Fox News host Tucker Carlson give a ringing endorsement for socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders?
Well, according to Carlson, Sanders may just be the most ‘credible’ and ‘formidable’ candidate the Democratic Party has to offer.
CREDIBLE? You’re probably thinking ‘huh?’
But Carlson makes a compelling point that Sanders sadly might be the most credible candidate in the Democratic Party… and it speaks to how the Party is in utter chaos.
Take a look at Carlson’s excerpts from his monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that aired this past Monday evening.
Meanwhile, in the rest of the media, this week's storyline -- and there's always a storyline -- is that Bernie Sanders is surging and in fact, in this case, there's some truth in it. There's some evidence that he is.
The most recent Des Moines Register poll, for example, shows Bernie Sanders with a three-point lead in the state of Iowa. Elizabeth Warren, Sanders main rival on the left, meanwhile, appears to be fading. Her fundraising has tanked. She's now in fourth place.
Carlson then went on to note that Democrats are starting to turn on each other… and that Sanders is taking a different approach.
As Democrats attack each other as immoral, the party discipline, meanwhile, appears to be disintegrating. And that's really a sign that things are falling apart.
Bernie Sanders, being older, is trying a different approach, a more substantial approach if we're being honest. Last week, Bernie Sanders did something unusual in this season. He attacked his rival, Joe Biden, on policy.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.: Joe Biden voted and helped lead the effort for the war in Iraq. Now, Joe Biden has been on the floor of the Senate, talking about the need to cut Social Security or Medicare or Medicaid. Joe Biden voted for the disastrous trade agreements like NAFTA and permanent normal trade relations with China, which cost us millions of jobs.
So it was an interesting moment. Unlike almost all of what you hear these people yell at each other and at you -- "racism!" "sexism!" -- those are legitimate criticisms, no matter what side you're on.
Carlson ended by saying that while Sanders and his views are outrageous, he’s filling a void many Americans have about the current political climate.
He is the least beholden to his own party. He's made it clear for years that he wants to overturn the entire American system.
Now, that's appalling. It's without precedent. But keep in mind, this is a country where a lot of people are suddenly fed up with the system.
And because of that, Sanders's position gives him power. In fact, at this point, he is the most credible change candidate in the Democratic Party. And in 2020, that could make him the most formidable challenger.
Do you agree?