Why America Needs a Bernie Sanders Presidency
Bernie Sanders, that fiery, eccentric, independent senator from Vermont doesn't give a crap what you think about him.
He also doesn't care how his hair looks, which gives him that cool, Doc Brown "mad scientist" look.
Sanders, who's described himself as a "Democratic Socialist," is no doubt an underdog in the 2016 Democratic primaries, and that's putting it kindly.
With a lesser-known base and a fraction of the cash that Hillary Clinton has, the man is tossing up a Hail Mary with his bid to run for president.
But that isn't a bad thing.
Sanders is one of the most exciting candidates you'll ever see. He's stern, colorful, passionate, and as I previously mentioned, doesn't give a crap what you think about him.
He's the people's champion of the middle class. He has no problem taking on Wall Street, and he's staunchly opposed to anything that increases the infinite wealth gap in this country.
He wants so passionately to find a solution to climate change, and wants to make healthcare affordable for every American.
While Clinton remains the front runner for the Democrats, she hasn't struck that heartfelt chord within the rest of her party.
It's almost like..."Well, we don't have anybody else, so yay Hillary!"
Clinton belongs to the one percent, she was in favor of the Iraq invasion in 2003, and she just recently decided that gay marriage should be legal on the national level. While she is a Democrat, she's more of a populist than an actual liberal.
Sanders, on the other hand, is not a one percenter, he voted against the Iraq War, and he's always been for marriage equality. He's the anti-Hillary.
He also possesses the passion and charisma that Democrats so desperately need. While Republicans welcome the youthful exuberance of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul,(you know, those guys who deny man-made climate change and still think gays are icky) the Democrats have been entrenched in Hillary and her vanilla pant suits.
It's no secret that she's not the most exciting candidate out there. Nobody who wears pants suits is exciting.
The Democrats need someone like Bernie, and so does America, because America needs a candidate who calls it like it is, regardless of what the polls say.
The man described himself as a "socialist" for crying out loud. In America, the term "socialist" is about as favorable as the word "communist."
Though Bernie is a relative unknown on the national scale, his message resonates well with those who need help now more than ever.
Bernie Sanders doesn't give a crap what you think about him, and we're all better off because of it.