Bernie Sanders’ cult following among young people is driving his campaign.
But his campaign success could cause him big problems when it comes to elections.
Now Bernie Sanders is about to suffer one huge defeat. And no one saw it coming.
Bernie Sanders is the most radical candidate in the Democratic field.
While others like Beto O’Rourke said radical things like that he would support forced gun confiscation, Beto O’Rourke was trying to get attention for his floundering campaign.
The same goes for Elizabeth Warren with her promise to cancel out all student loans, without bothering to think how the government would pay for such a plan.
They were just looking for attention; Bernie Sanders truly believes in communist ideals.
He’s so enamored with communism that he even chose to honeymoon in the USSR after he married his second wife.
And recently he refused to fire a member of his staff that said Trump supporters should be sent to the gulags, claiming they were positive places.
Over a million people died in the gulags, according to the USSR’s records.
The communist ideal of stealing from the rich to give to the poor is only attractive to young people who haven’t had time to gain wealth and aren’t old enough to remember the horrors that Communism has caused.
But there’s a huge problem with having young voters as the major voting bloc, they aren’t good at getting out to the polls on Election Day.
That’s the problem with appealing to irresponsible people.
Bernie Sanders admitted that if there is low turnout he’s going to be in huge trouble.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday predicted that he would lose the Iowa caucuses if turnout was low.
“On Monday night, we will know very very early, who wins the Democratic caucus,” Sanders said, having returned to the state after time away due to the Senate impeachment trial. “If the voter turnout is low, we’re going to lose — simple as all that.”
However, he said, “if the voter turnout is high, if people throughout the state are prepared to come out, not just to defeat [President] Trump, but to transform this country. If working people and young people in all people who believe in justice — economic justice, social justice, racial justice, environmental justice — if they come out in large numbers, we’re going to win this caucus.”
Earlier in his speech, Sanders made turnout a central part of his electability case against Trump as many Democrats fret at his rise in polls out of fear that he would be too radical to win in November.
The problem for Bernie Sanders is that the polls clearly show that he is one of the less electable candidates.
He’d be a disaster for the Democratic Party which is why top Democrats like Hillary Clinton have been attacking him in recent weeks.
But the good thing about Bernie Sanders is that he’ll be easier for Trump to beat than a more moderate candidate.