There are two frontrunners in the race to become the presidential candidate for the Democrat party.
Whoever wins this race will then go on to campaign against the winner of the Republican nomination to decide the next president of the United States. Those two frontrunners are, of course, Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton. But what are the differences? Let’s take a look.
Hilary is More of a Democrat
The biggest difference (other than their genders) is that Bernie is technically not a Democrat. He’s just choosing to run with them to increase his chances of success, and because his ideals are closer to theirs than to the Republican Party. Hilary is a democrat through and through. If what you want is someone who is definitely a democrat then Hilary is your choice. If you’re getting tired of both parties and want something a little different (but not as extreme as Donald Trump) then Bernie is your man.
They Have Different Funding
Another fundamental difference between the two is where the money for their campaigns come from. Bernie Sanders has earned a lot of love from people by being funded almost entirely by the general public. Hilary, on the other hand, has received many large donations from corporations and private interests. This means that she has a lot more money to play with than Sanders, but people trust her less. They know she owes a lot of favors to these donators. Bernie, on the other hand, has very few corporate interests.
They Have Different Ideas About Trade Agreements
Trade agreements are kind of a complicated issue. The TPP has attracted a lot of negative attention recently and it is only one of many trade deals. They open up the potential for a lot of money to be made but they also tend to favor corporations far more than people. Bernie Sanders is against the idea of these trade agreements and believes that free trade has ruined America. He also feels that the support Democrats have shown for these deals has been a reason that they have lost a lot of public support. Hilary has avoided the subject and never really given clear answers one way or the other. Given her corporate interests though, it’s almost guaranteed that she would be in favor of such trade deals.
Clinton Will Be Harsher With Foreign Policy
A major issue facing America right now is that of foreign policy. Some Americans are getting sick of the idea that America is some kind of “World Police” and feel that America should step away from fights they have no interest in. Sanders is definitely a candidate that supports that idea. He’s voted against the Iraq War and many other things. He also wants to cut the military budget. Some may feel that he is a little too soft because of this. Hilary, on the other hand, has voted for the Iraq War and wanted to arm the rebels in Syria. It took a while for Obama to agree to that. If you feel that America should step back then go for Bernie. If not, then go for Clinton.
Even though they are part of the same party there is definitely a difference between the two candidates. So do a little reading up to decide which one is right for you. Then give them your full support and help out where you can.