The media has portrayed the Sanders campaign as immensely popular among the youth – and judging by the election results thus far, that’s the only group he’s popular among.
Mitt Romney took a lot of flak last election for his comments on the “53%” dependent on government, but his comments aren’t too off base. In fact, they’re the only people who can rationally support a socialist like Bernie for president.
A major chunk of Bernie Sanders’ record fundraising is coming from an unlikely source: people without jobs.
Sanders raised more than $16 million in 2015 from more than 235,000 people who identified themselves as either unemployed or retired, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Almost all of it has come through ActBlue, an online platform for making political donations to Democrats.
Sanders has raised more money than any candidate—Republican or Democrat—except for Hillary Clinton. And he’s done it while railing against the billionaire class and their influence on politics. Nearly three-quarters of the $73 million that the self-declared democratic socialist has raised has come from donations of $200 or less. In contrast, of the $108.9 million Clinton has raised, 17 percent has come from small donors.
H/T Allen West
Well, someone had to win the deadbeat vote.
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