The strategic objective in this election isn’t to bring the country to the doorstep of socialism. The political conditions doesn’t exist for such a leap, notwithstanding the popular interest in more deep going reforms and, to a much lesser degree, socialism as a socio-economic system.

What then is the objective? Simply put, to defend and expand democracy that is presently under a sustained, furious, and unprecedented assault at the hands of Trump and his right wing authoritarian movement.

Storming heaven, metaphorically speaking, will have to wait a few moons! On the other hand, successfully blocking Trump and gang in their sordid effort is a BFD and would create a more favorable terrain on which the struggle for reforms can begin anew.

Not everyone agrees with this approach.