There's a plethora of challengers in the 2020 election. One is reprising his role from 2016: Bernie Sanders. The Vermont Senator is one of the most popular Democrats, and may just be the man who can get Trump out of the White House. Here's twenty reasons why Bernie is the one to beat.
20. His Social Media Presence
Donald Trump is the most internet active president in recent history. A strong contender needs an online presence to rival the beast's in order to beat it.
Bernie and his media producer, Armand Aviram, have an online savvy that expands their reach. For example, the Sanders team struck viral gold by sharing a video of Jim Carey discussing the benefits of universal healthcare. They were able to edit it and post it in such a way that the message got out to many people.
19. His Grassroots Origins
Sen. Sanders ISN'T a part of Trump's “swamp”. He's a political outsider, and his funders aren't huge corporations. As a matter of fact, his grassroots army of donors is one of the most impressive in all of American political history.
The people who donate to Bernie are regular folks. Sanders's campaign has origins outside the political and corporate, and that's what makes him a massive threat to Trump.
18. His Plans For Education
Bernie wants to forgive student loans. He also wants to ensure free and universal public college education.
In an economy that requires at minimum a bachelors' degree to get a decent paying job, ordinary folks who can't afford expensive higher education definitely appreciate this.
Also, don't forget that he wants to forgive student loan debt – something that will most definitely need to be addressed before the bubble pops. That's why he's popular not just with people who are trying to go to university, but also those who have graduated and are being overly burdened with student loan debt.
17. His Stance on Marijuana
Sanders wants not only to legalize marijuana, but to also decriminalize it. Millions suffer for small amounts of the drug, especially the African American community.
Bernie's plans to commute drug sentencing and legalize pot would help millions and alleviate overcrowding in our prison system.
It's a win-win for everybody except for the private prison industry.
16. He's One of the Few Democrats who can Resonate with Trump Fans
There are two types of Trump supporter-those who actually support him and those who are simply done with feeling as though the establishment has forgotten them. Trump's empty promises to the downtrodden working class can be answered by Bernie.
He advocates student loan forgiveness and a higher minimum wage. He's also floated the idea of a federal job guarantee – meaning that anyone who wants to be employed would be able to find work.
That's a great deal for a lot of people out there.