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It's Time To Take Bernie Sanders Seriously

A grassroots campaign is growing by the thousands, and people are starting to take note

It's Time To Take Bernie Sanders Seriously
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If you have seen any online comments section about the upcoming 2016 presidential elections, or you have that one friend who is ultra engaged in "Facebook politics," then you have likely seen that hashtag again and again.

To quickly acclimate you to what it means, it is the chant for presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, an independent Vermonter senator who is vying for the Democratic presidential nominee. For some time, until recently, he is been in the shadow of the likes of Hillary Clinton, as some feel he's "too liberal" or "too extreme" to be observed as a legitimate candidate.

His platform is easily seen as a Republican nightmare and a European dream. This includes, but is not limited to, paid maternity leave, wealth equality, paid vacation up to a month and free college education. Such a lofty platform is quietly awakening a sleeping giant: the Millennial vote, otherwise known as the group that is to apathetic to vote.

What has also make Sanders a likable candidate is that he's appealing to a mass of voters who are opposed to politics due to the oligarchical nature of lobbying as of late. His vocal stance of opposing, and even killing PACs has drawn individuals to listen, and it is by the thousands.

For awhile though, most news media outlets corned him away, perhaps, as conspiracy theorists would say, because the "media giants" do not want Sanders being exposed, as it would mean they would only make a couple billion less than what they already do. The horror! Whether or not that is true, many polls are now picking him up as a candidate, and he is starting to even outpace Clinton.

The grassroots campaign may not be enough to sustain the Democratic ticket, but above all else: he's getting people to listen and react. And perhaps that might be enough for him to be elected into office.

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