If Things Are So Great, Why Is Bernie Sanders Doing So Well?
Bernie Sanders message is rather stark. America is victimized by the rich, who buy political power and use it to maintain their domination of the finances of the society.
A lot of young people like Sanders, meaning they buy Sanders message. The Nevada voting for the Democratic candidates is taking place today, and I hear one report that the over 45 vote is splitting roughly evenly between Sanders, Biden, Buttigieg, Warren and Klobuchar. But Sanders is going to win this Nevada election very easily, because he is getting overwhelming support from people under 45 year old.
The under 45's are the main people looking at the future. They dont see a bright future for themselves in a Donald Trump style economy, mainly because they dont see a bright present. A large majority of college graduates under 45 cannot find a job in their field of training. They see no path to universal health care in the near future, and that is something young people overwhelmingly want done. They see nothing being done about the cost of college, which is another political item they want addressed immediately.
And of course, the young see that the person leading the nation is a dishonest ignorant buffoon. Being so fresh or relatively fresh out of school makes them more idealistic in terms of what leaders should be according to American tradition, and Trump ain't it.
The ideological contention is not just about capitalism vs democratic socialism, it is about the failure to achieve a promising future for America's young.
Hillary Clinton beat Trump in the under 30 vote by 18 points in 2020, a spread that almost certainly will be wider this year in favor of the Democrat.
The country should be concerned with what their young are concerned with.