Here we are, twelve months before the presidential primary and we're already hearing talk of potential candidacies. As of right now, the top three hopefuls that the media is talking about are Joe Biden, Beto O'Rourke, and Bernie Sanders- the last of which receiving the least amount of media coverage.
The things that make me cringe: talk of celebrities running for president, bipartisan tickets, and conspiracy theories. That last one especially bothers me, though. Have you ever witnessed two people talking about something that never happened (outside of any religious context) with such fervor?
He not only brought in more young people, he brought in more independents that often spoke of revolution against the two party system. He made people who felt alienated belong again, much the same way Trump had with his voters. If Sanders can ward off the mudslide of propaganda about socialism, he can defeat Trump. However, a hammer and sickle won't do the Democrats any favors in swing states.