Ex-Russian chess champion Gary Kasparov says that he likes and respects Bernie Sanders, but he disagrees with Sanders that socialism is as an effective means of addressing America's economic issues.
Kasparov lived under a socialistic regime as a citizen of the Soviet Union before it broke apart.
"Sanders's socialist policies would replace banks that are too big to fail with a government that is too big to succeed," Kasparov claimed.
Sanders, the U.S. Senator from Vermont and a self-described socialist, is running for president as a Democrat against Hillary Clinton. Although Clinton is still the odds-on favorite to win the nomination, especially since she has the so-called super delegates to this summer's nominating convention already locked up, Sanders for one thing achieved an upset victory in the Michigan Primary on March 8.
Some big states are up for grabs by both Democrats and Republicans this week in what is being billed as Super Tuesday 3.
Sanders, 74, has been a Member of Congress since 1991. Prior to that, he served eight years as the mayor of Burlington, Vermont.