Why Did Bernie Sanders Put an Obama-Hater on the Democratic Platform Committee?

The liberal case against Hillary Clinton rests in large part upon her associations — people she surrounds herself with and whose judgment she relies upon. She has caught an enormous amount of flak, some of it fair, for her ties to figures in the finance industry or advisers with morally questionable worldviews. By the same token, what should we make of Bernie Sanders’s decision to appoint Cornel West as one of his advisers to the Democratic Party’s platform committee?

Publisher: NYmag | Author: Jonathan Chait

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2016-05-25 (Modified: 2016-05-25)

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