Buttigieg: The Word Socialism ‘Has Lost Its Power’

Posted on February 10, 2019 9:15 am

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Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” South Bend, IN mayor and potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said the word socialism had “lost its power.” When asked about President Donald Trump saying America will never be a socialist country, Buttigieg said, “I think he’s clinging to a rhetorical strategy, but it’s just a little different right now. If you grew up during the Cold War period, then you saw a time in politics when the word socialism could be used to end an argument. Today I think a word like that is the beginning of a debate, not the end of a