Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has officially entered the 2020 race to the White House. He announced his run this morning on "CBS This Morning" where he confirmed that he intends to win the Democratic nomination in addition to the White House next year. As everyone can remember, Bernie Sanders unfairly lost the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton back in 2016 and ever since then there has been speculation as to whether he will give it another go. After all Bernie Sanders isn't a spring chicken. He is 77 years old. Despite the fact that he lost the 2016 Democratic nomination, Sanders has consistently carried a big following. The fact that within the first 4 hours of him announcing his 2020 run, his campaign raised more than $1 million, speaks for how popular he is. He is not a candidate to ignore. Just for comparison, Senator Kamala Harris raised about $1.5 million within the first 24 hours and Senator Amy Klobuchar raised more than $1 million in the first 48 hours.
Bernie Sanders is the pioneer of proposing medicare for all as well as free college tuition across America. These staples of Sanders are still very much a part of his overall agenda and message. See here the video Bernie Sanders released this morning about his official entering of the race:
Sanders in the past and the present has captured a lot of young voters which is fairly interesting considering the fact that he is 77 years old. I can say, one big draw for the young voters is the idea of free college tuition since the cost of education is crippling to many students who are in debt for years and years to come, far into their careers. Sure, the idea is great and I'm all for it too but the bigger question is how are we as a country going to pay for the education of millions of students? That's what I want to know. You'd be stupid to not want free education but not at the cost of the country's overall bankruptcy!
I leave you with Bernie Sander's call for you to "join the fight".