Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bernie Sanders Outdrawing Hillary?

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attracted about 10,000 boisterous supporters at a rally in Madison to show that his bid to snatch the Democratic nomination from front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton isn't a longshot after all.
Sanders told the crowd they made history by being part of the largest audience to see a 2016 presidential candidate to date.
The 73-year-old self-described democratic socialist outlined his support for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, bridging the gap between rich and poor, and raising taxes on the wealthy.
Sanders elicited loud cheers when he spoke of union rights and sustained boos whenever he mentioned Republican Gov. Scott Walker, an all-but-certain presidential candidate.
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10,000 is a lot of people, especially when the election is still about 16 months away and about 6 months away before the first primary/caucus.
While Sanders is not really a serious candidate, he will make things interesting.
If Hillary wants to go even more left than she is now, she still will be a conservative compared to Sanders.

1 comment:

  1. Dan, this is Madison, any candidate offering free stuff is going to draw a crowd.