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Bernie Sanders has some explaining to do

Bernie Sanders has some explaining to do

Bernie Sanders, the insurgent candidate for president, says he plans to give "a major speech" soon explaining what he means when he calls himself a democratic socialist.

"I think there are a lot of people who, when they hear the word 'socialist,' get very, very nervous," Sanders told reporters in Iowa this week. He's right; a recent Gallup Poll found that 50% of voters aren't willing to vote for a socialist.

But it's a little puzzling why Sanders thinks he needs to give a stemwinder on the subject. He's been explaining his definition of socialism almost nonstop since he declared his candidacy in April.

"To me, democratic socialism means...