Ashdod saidwell, this time they will fail. a politician that calls himself a socialist in the u.s?? no way
Democratic Socialist*, there is a big difference between Socialism and Democratic Socialism. But I understand you probably meant more of a "someone calls himself [with socialist in the title, and people are so shallow they don't actually do any research, so] no way". You'd be surprised though, the word "socialism" is not longer viewed as the proverbial boogie man by most younger individuals.
Conversely, the term "Capitalism" now polls rather poorly, so much so that you might notice that conservative republicans and fox news now avoids using the term "Capitalist".
Anyways, this is what happens when you have the vast majority of wealth redistributed from the middle class to the most wealthy individuals and corporations through legalized corruption. Of course, I am sure I am going to get a lot of flack on here for saying that.