I make this prediction now. Let’s see how it plays out.

7 Jul
I’m going to throw this out here now – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will win the Democratic nomination / U.S. presidency. Here are four reasons why this will happen.

Reason the first: he’s being honest about his beliefs. Most (all?) of the other politicians only say what they think the people want to hear. The people know in their hearts these other politicians are lying and these lying politicians will look like fools against someone who speaks the truth. This has always been a problem for Democratic candidates more than their Republican counterparts who are generally less apologetic about their beliefs.

Reason the second: what he’s saying is not that radical.

Sanders — pointing to high approval numbers for a higher minimum wage, pay equity for women and other issues — often argues his agenda is mainstream. “It is not a radical agenda,” he said at a breakfast for reporters last month. “In virtually every instance, what I’m saying is supported by a significant majority of the American people.”

Reason the third: he’s augmenting his words with actions (and actions speak louder). He’s not accepting any SuperPAC money – so when he says he wants to get money out of politics there is evidence that he’s being honest. If he calls his opponents on this, it should make for some interesting debates.

Reason the fourth: Americans LOVE an underdog. Rocky. The Rebel Alliance. John McClane. But the only time they get to support one in real life is when the men’s US soccer team plays in the World Cup.

So in conclusion, while he probably won’t go full Bulworth, he might go half Bulworth. And I, for one, think that is awesome.

Now go rewatch Bulworth (1998)

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Let’s get this done.

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