Are pundits right to portray Sanders as a less moderate Clinton with policy ideas cut from the same cloth?
[James Nevius thinks] (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/13/hillary-clinton-henry-kissinger-harms-her-campaign) Clinton’s Kissinger embrace signals a meaningful difference from Sanders.
… [W]ill voters realize she could be the next Henry Kissinger, and thus turn to Bernie Sanders’s idealism instead?
“I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend,” Sanders said on Thursday night.
When Clinton clung to her Kissinger connection during the debate, Sanders reminded her of the Cambodian genocide and good jobs lost to China.
Maybe the Kissinger conflict between the candidates mostly meant nothing.
Or maybe claiming or rejecting Kissinger’s realpolitik legacy signals deeper, systematic differences between democratic socialism and Third Way programs — especially for trade deals like NAFTA and TPP.