Maher is a supporter of Bernie Sanders and he had him on his show to try and make the word socialism not be so scary to many people. It actually was a good discussion that got into some real details about what Sanders means by socialism, something that has been discussed in the comments on this blog. I liked the fact that towards the end Sanders emphasizes that Democrats should not write off the large numbers of working class people all over the country who traditionally vote Republican but actually support his policies.
Following the interview, Maher had a good segment on how Republicans and their media allies re-interpret Sanders’s words to make them seem far more scary.
Meanwhile, Martin O’Malley’s proposal for immigration reform is winning a lot of support from influential Hispanic groups as the most detailed and comprehensive plan that goes well beyond what Sanders and Clinton have proposed.