There is no doubt that Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination is a long shot. His primary opponent, Hillary Clinton, is both well know and well funded.
Sanders has the classic chicken and egg problem. In order to get enough funding, he needs to get a large amount of supporters. But in order to get a large amount of supporters, he needs to get enough funding. The good news is that it looks like he might get enough supporters to attract some attention.
Sanders packed the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison, filling its 10,000 seats to show his bid to snatch the Democratic nomination from front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton isn’t a longshot.
“Tonight we have made a little bit of history,” the white-haired Sanders said at a podium positioned between Wisconsin and United States flags at the outset of his hourlong speech before a boisterous crowd. “Tonight we have more people at any meeting for a candidate of president of the United States than any other candidate.”
I can only hope that his stances on the various issues is what is attracting the grassroots support.
Sanders has built his underdog campaign to succeed President Barack Obama on blunt talk about the economy. In addition to advocating a $15-an-hour minimum wage and raising taxes on the rich, he also supports a massive government-led jobs program to fix roads and bridges, a single-payer health care system, an expansion of social security benefits and debt-free college.
We’ll have to wait and see how the fundraising goes before we can determine just how much of a chance Bernie Sanders actually has at winning the Democratic nomination.