Capitalism vs. socialism: Ohio Dem debate attendees react (VIDEO)

  • Campus Reform spoke with Democrats outside of the CNN Democrat debate in Westerville, Ohio.
  • Voters in the key swing state refused to embrace Sanders/Warren style socialism.

Campus Reform Digital Reporter Eduardo Neret spoke Tuesday with demonstrators and attendees at Otterbein University in Ohio ahead of the CNN/New York Times Democrat presidential debate, asking them about the current divide in the Democrat Party when it comes to capitalism versus socialism. 

After Sen. Bernie Sanders attacked Elizabeth Warren for being a capitalist over the weekend, Neret asked voters in the key swing state of Ohio where they stand on the split between the two economic systems. 

“No country that’s embraced socialism has ever been successful"   

[RELATED: POLL: Students prefer Dem candidates with most socialist policies]


“No country that’s embraced socialism has ever been successful,” one individual wearing a Tulsi Gabbard T-shirt said. 

“I don’t embrace socialism,” another person in a Biden shirt stated. “I live in a capitalist society. The United States is based on capitalist ideals and I think it’s brought us to this point in time to be in such a great nation.”

“The modern world, like with Venezuela, has been a huge failure with socialism,” yet another person told Campus Reform

Many Democrats said that they do not agree with Sanders and Warren’s socialist vision for the party. 

Others added that the rise of socialism in the party concerns them. 

“If it were to be a wholesale adoption of socialism, that would be problematic," one person responded. 

Hear what others had to say by watching the video above. 

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Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel,, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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