It’s an election year in the United States and once again everyone is choosing a candidate and arguing as to why they are the only choice. The three frontrunners this time are Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders. Everyone knows about Trump and Clinton, but not enough know about Bernie Sanders. Here is what you need to know about Bernie Sanders.
Anyway, so what You Need To Know About Bernie Sanders.
He’s Technically Not a Democrat
Senator Sanders may be running for the Democratic nomination but that doesn’t make him a Democrat. He is what is known as an independent. It’s the same position that Donald Trump has, except Trump is running for the Republican nomination. An independent is essentially neither a Republican nor a Democrat. Sanders is running for what he believes is right, rather than trying to tow a party message like other nominees in the Democrat Party.
Sanders is Left Leaning
Sanders is what we call a left leaning politician. This means that he’s a lot more liberal than other politicians. He’s actually the most liberal person running this year, if not in the entire senate. Basically Bernie is against money in politics and believes that the government should do more to help the people. He prides himself on not being sponsored by corporations. The only people who owes “favors” to are the American people. He also believes in social benefits such as welfare, education, and a public health system. He’d like to make college and healthcare free through taxation. It’s something that his supporters love and his opponents hate.
Sanders is Funded By the People
Unlike Hilary Clinton, and many other politicians, Bernie doesn’t receive large donations from corporations and businessmen. Instead he receives most of his funding from the people. So instead of getting half a million dollars from one person he would get fifty dollars from ten thousand people. A lot of people disagree with buying politicians so they are wholly on board with a senator like Sanders who doesn’t really owe anyone anything and they feel that Sanders can end corruption in politics. Doing so is one of his main goals after all.
Bernie is Constantly Bypassed
Despite the success that Bernie Sanders has seen the mainstream media continues to bypass him, and pretend he doesn’t have a chance at winning. This lack of a media presence is something that is both helping and hindering Senator Sanders. On the one hand, it does limit his exposure. Not enough people know about him, or they genuinely believe he doesn’t have a chance. On the other hand, it further fuels his supporters. They try even harder to spread the word about him and ensure that he has a chance at winning.
Bernie Sanders is especially popular with the younger voters. He may be the oldest person in the race but he definitely has the youngest supporters. Perhaps it’s just that young people are more idealistic and older people are too bitter to believe in the changes Bernie is promising. He would hardly be the first politician to promise change and then fail to deliver on it. Time will tell if Sanders will hold the Democratic nomination and enter the White House. For now he’s hope to a lot of people, who see him as the only one that could stop Donald Trump. Some Bernie supporters have gone as far as to say they wouldn’t support Hilary Clinton after all.