Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) new ad shows why he is so popular with liberals and why his campaign message is so important.
In his new ad, Sanders points out that his campaign is funded by over a million contributions, and that people want real change. People are sick of getting screwed over by an out of touch establishment, and he is taking on Wall Street and the political system that protects a rigged economy.
“People are sick and tired of establishment politics and they want real change.”
Husband. Father. Grandfather.
He’s taking on Wall Street and a corrupt political system that keeps in place a rigged economy.
Bernie’s campaign is funded by over a million contributions — people like you who see the middle class disappearing and want a future to believe in.
The message of the Sanders’ campaign is vital, and he’s helping to shine a spotlight on issues that in previous elections have been ignored. It’s not that other Democratic candidates haven’t spoken about these issues or even that their platforms are so different from Sanders’ platform. It’s that Sanders has presented himself as a Democratic socialist, and so he doesn’t need to try to appeal to the “middle”. (Never mind that Americans actually like Democratic socialist ideas so long as it isn’t called socialism.)
One of the thing that makes Bernie Sanders so charismatic is he is not watering down or meeting in the middle when he speaks about issues that impact everyday Americans. Sanders doesn’t apologize for being for the workers, he can rail on and on about Wall Street, and he doesn’t need to play nice with big money. He is free to say what he really thinks, and it’s compelling and needed.
Sanders is a needed voice for the 98%, and with each speech, interview, and ad he puts out, he mainstreams liberalism a little bit more.
Bernie Sanders will begin airing his new 30-second television ad on Saturday in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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