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Bernie Sanders has the best policies. Will vote for Hillary Clinton over any Republican: Noam Chomsky

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:29 IST
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  • Every Republican candidate is either a climate change denier or a sceptic who says we can\'t do it, says Noam Chomsky.
  • Bernie Sanders has the best policies of the Democratic presidential contenders, but does not have a real chance to win: Chomsky.

In an interview with Al Jazeera's Mehdi Hassan, renowned US academic Noam Chomsky has supported US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for his well-thought out policies.

Chomsky said, "Bernie Sanders has the best policies of the Democratic presidential contenders, but does not have a real chance to win in a political system where elections are mainly bought."

In the second part of an interview with Hasan, the MIT emeritus professor said he considered Sanders to be basically a new leader. "I agree with him in a lot of things, not in other things," Chomsky further added.

"I frankly think that in our system of mainly bought elections, he doesn't have much of a chance. But if he were elected I think he would - of the current candidates - I think he'd be the one who would have, from my point of view, the best policies," he was quoted as saying about Bernie Sanders.

Though major polls support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enjoying a significant lead, Sanders has recently enjoyed a major gain in New Hampshire, with a CNN/WMUR poll pointing to a huge lead over Clinton.

On voting for Hillary Clinton:

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Majority of analysts believe Clinton to be the likely presidential nominee to emerge from the Democratic primaries. If that happens, Chomsky said he would vote for Clinton over any Republican. "Oh absolutely... My vote would be against the Republican candidate," he was quoted as saying.

On differences between Republicans and Democrats:

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"There are enormous differences. Every Republican candidate is either a climate change denier or a sceptic who says we can't do it."

"What they are saying is, 'Let's destroy the world.' Is that worth voting against? Yeah," Chomsky concludes.

First published: 26 January 2016, 3:39 IST
 
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