France, Okay - but Could a Socialist Gain Power in the US?

Greg Mitchell, The Nation, May 6, 2012 French voters on Sunday elected a Socialist, François Hollande, to head their government, the first time that has happened in two decades. Could this happen some time soon in America, or ever? A stray Socialist might get elected to Congress - see Sanders, Bernie - and strong progressives, with our without the capital P, have occasionally taken the reins in a major city or small state. But for perhaps the leading example of a near-takeover in a giant state one has to go back nearly eighty years. It's an important example, too, as a new debate simmers over whether Occupy Wall Street activists ... France