Bernie Sanders is the junior US Senator from Vermont. He’s a member of the Democrat Party and an avowed socialist. He’s a balding, white-haired gentleman and 74 years old. He’s nobody’s idea of a left-wing, radical revolutionary.
When Senator Sanders announced his candidacy for the Democrat nomination for President last May, it seemed to be a fool’s errand. Hillary Clinton seemed virtually unstoppable.
My first reaction to his candidacy was, “Awww–isn’t that cute? An elderly, white-haired socialist is running for President. Gee, it’s really true; anyone can grow up to run for President in the USA. Is this a great country, or what?”
Of course, I didn’t believe Bernie had a chance in heck of winning the Democrat nomination or even raising any funds. I kind of expected him to campaign from his walker, make a brave show of it, take a nap and quickly fade from the campaign.
I was wrong.