Atlantic Council Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for United Press International on the potential for a presidential race between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump:
Is it unthinkable that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump could win their parties’ nominations for president? In writing about the possibility of thermonuclear war, the iconic Cold War strategist Herman Kahn challenged his readers to “think the unthinkable.” In writing about politics, here is another “unthinkable” proposition to ponder.
Suppose Democrats reject Hillary Clinton (or Hillary withdraws over the email or other exploding political time bombs). And suppose celebrity status becomes the Republican metric for electability.
Further suppose that a majority of the American electorate, outraged by the failed politics and broken government in Washington, turn to non-traditional candidates. Is a Sanders versus Trump choice for president “unthinkable?”