To be successful in a November general election, Sanders would need to address the fears of Trump supporters who, in Shavit's terms are part of a "conservative white population, which feels it's losing its hegemony over the land it has built."
It is the establishment candidate's task to persuade the voters that addressing their fears is best left to the establishment candidate.
Will a Clinton-Trump November race produce a winning establishment candidate named Clinton, or will passion provoked by fears produce a winner named Trump?
That is a question to ponder. There are still primaries and caucuses and two conventions ahead before we reach November 8.
On that date, voters must decide who best to lead this nation in a time when so many are gripped in a "quiet dread."
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