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Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton

Updated on April 12, 2016
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Lilith Fair is a freelance writer living in the Southwest. Her articles often address issues of race and the nature of politics.

Dueling Democrats

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A Match Made In Political Heaven

Senator Lindsey Graham once stated that choosing between Republican candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, was like deciding whether you wanted to be stabbed or shot. The choice for Democrats may not be quite as dramatic, but for some there is no question that Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is the only choice. Senator Sanders brings a certain folksy charm to the Party. He is the epitome of the wise Jewish grandpa, full of wisdom and chutzpah, the Yiddish word for guts. Sanders also brings with him what many see as a socialist agenda, something a number of Americans are not so eager to embrace. Sanders talks of goals such as free college for all, single-payer healthcare and massive wealth distribution. While his ideas are well-intentioned, many Americans may not be ready for such drastic social change, regardless of who may benefit from it.

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has suggested that some of Sanders ideas are unrealistic pipe dreams. While Clinton remains the Democratic front-runner, she struggles with a high unpopularity rating, as it applies to her trustworthy factor. Clinton has not been able to shake the controversy surrounding her emails as well as her Benghazi legacy. Mrs. Clinton has however garnered huge support from minorities, blacks in particular, while Sanders has struggled unsuccessfully to latch onto the same demographic.

Sanders and Clinton's relationship has grown increasingly hostile, with each of them questioning whether the other is qualified. There should be little question that Hillary Clinton is qualified to be president. Her political background and vast experience proves that she most certainly is. Bernie Sanders on the other hand has not had his trustworthiness called into question, at least not to the extent of Clinton. Sander's appeal, much like his slogan "A Future to Believe In", is reminiscent of President Obama and his promise of "Hope and Change", a promise that some believe fell short. So while the choice of Sanders may be clear to some, it is much more likely that Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. Pie in the sky may be a wonderful thing, but dreams are not what politics are made of.

Show Me The Money

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It's All About The Benjamins

Bernie Sanders has repeatedly chastised Hillary for a Wall Street ties as well as the where her donor contributions are coming from. Sanders has argued that Clinton's donations are coming from gas and oil companies which Clinton has vigorously disputed. Senator Sanders has also accused Clinton of receiving $15 million from a super PAC. Sanders on the other hand has raised millions from supporters with donations as low as $1.00 and $2.00. Sander's campaign was said to have raised $5.6 million in less than 24 hours at one point. Senator Sanders is said to have raised enough in contributions to go all the way to the end. And may the better man or woman win.

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Bernie Gets Heckled at the Apollo

Bernie Sanders went head to head with a heckler, during a speech at the renowned Apollo theatre in New York City on Saturday. The exchange reeked of anti-semitism as an irate attendee shouted out, accusing Jews of running Wall Street. Luckily for Sanders, most of the audience seemed to have his back.

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