Bernie Sanders is a self-described "Democratic Socialist" that wants to completely change the system. His bold policies and clear stance on hot-button issues have made him a target for critics who call his ideas "unrealistic", "radical", and "crazy". They say that his plans don't add up and will never pass through Congress. When he first entered the race, most pundits referred to him as a "fringe" candidate. Previous generations would be absolutely right about this because of the corrupt relationship between politics and the media. However, just like Obama's historic run for president, Sanders has gained millions of supporters due to his overwhelming popularity in the digital space.
Without the influence of share holders and corporate ad revenue, average citizens are able to share their views and start an unbiased conversation online. All this attention, which is only happening on the internet, has given Sanders a real shot at the presidency. His rise in popularity among voters under the age of 45 has sent a clear message to the political establishment. The people want change.
Despite his growing popularity, the rigged electoral system is ensuring his rival, Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination. Sanders is projected to lose even though every poll has him beating Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders has exposed a real problem in our electoral system through his growing support among voters across the country.
Bernie Sanders is a candidate that I can believe in. His honesty makes me proud to be an American. No matter what happens this election season, I will never forget the message of the Sanders campaign. I resolve to stand up for democracy for as long as I am a United States citizen.
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