Liberal commentator Chris Matthews had Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as a guest on his show and asked her some questions about Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is a self proclaimed socialist. Sanders has been gaining on Hillary Clinton in the polls.
First, Matthews asked Wasserman-Schultz if Sanders would be given a prime time speaking slot at the convention if he fails to get the nomination or if he would be given a less substantial role since he is a socialist. Wasserman-Schultz ducked this question a bit and instead focused on the “big tent” of the Democratic party.
Matthews then asked the Chairwoman of the DNC what the difference is the between a Democrat and a socialist. And she was unable to answer the question.
Is there a difference between Democrats and socialists? Please comment below.