Can we PLEASE not make the 2016 campaign about Bernie Sanders’ 43-year-old sex fantasies essay?

Can we PLEASE not make the 2016 campaign about Bernie Sanders’ 43-year-old sex fantasies essay?
Credit: Greg Nash

The Media Research Center notes that Senator Bernie Sanders once wrote a bizarre essay about the divergent sexual fantasies of men and women:

In a 1972 essay, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) opined that men fantasized about women being abused. He also claimed that women fantasized about being gang raped. …

It is unclear where Sanders acquired his early expertise on male and female sexual desires. But what is clear is that had Ted Cruz or Rick Santorum wrote something along these lines — even 40 years ago — the media wouldn’t stop talking about it for weeks.

How true these words are. And it wouldn’t just be Ted Cruz or Rick Santorum who would be asked about the essay: it would be every Republican in the race. In fact, it would be every Republican not in the race, too. …

And here’s the thing: That’s bloody awful. …

Perhaps I’m hopelessly idealistic. But until I see any sign of actual wrongdoing I’d much prefer to slam Sanders for his dangerous and ridiculous politics than to delve back into his past and embarrass him with a long-forgotten opinion.

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