Skip to comments.For millennials, Sanders is a grandpa who gets them
Posted on 01/17/2016 9:55:39 PM PST by TigerClaws
Bernie Sanders is no one's idea of a camera-ready presidential candidate. He's a "democratic socialist" running against an icon of the Democratic establishment. (And as satisfying as anti-establishment sentiment may feel for some right now -- the establishment is still pretty damn important.)
His white hair is kind of wild, he's awkward, doesn't smile much, he hunches over and waves his arms when he speaks. He campaigns in rolled-up shirtsleeves and has pens in his shirt pocket.
When it comes down to it, his radical policy positions and general cranky-grandpa vibe don't exactly scream "President of the United States."
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
We’ve all had that silver-haired grandfather, grandmother, aunt, uncle ... that we just loved to see and hear stories from. But how many of us would get in a car with them driving cross country? I have some great relatives from that generation, but by the time they were Sanders’ age they were just plain scary at times - I wouldn’t let them drive me or my family across town. No way I’d let them lead the Country. This is not a great selling point for him. (nor Hillary either)
Think of where millennials come from...mommy and dad did everything, then public took care of all needs and they just “followed the rules”. When they finally get out of parents’ home they go to college where everyone gets rooming, food and medical care with little to no responsibility of their own. Sanders world just offers a continuum of that life. After they experience the real world for awhile, they either get bitter and support Sanders more or grow up and realize nothing is really free.
Yep ... just like ol’ “Uncle Joe” (Stalin).
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