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Bernie Sanders Biography

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Bernie Sanders was born on September 8, 1941 in Brooklyn New York. Growing up, he attended James Madison High School then went on to Brooklyn College, and then the University of Chicago. Thereafter he graduated and he became a carpenter and a documentary filmmaker in Vermont. In later years, in 1981, he was elected as the mayor of Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, by 10 votes. During his term he made significant strides in affordable housing, progressive taxation, environmental protection, childcare, women’s rights, youth programs, and the arts. He then went on to become Vermont’s Congressman in the House of Representatives. There, he was known for advocating for working families. He was given the nickname the “amendment king” for passing…show more content…
He often is behind Hilary in polls. Though not recognized for is, his loss to Hillary in Nevada was actually more impressive than his near win in Iowa and his smashing win in New Hampshire. This is because he came so close when the demographics were not in his favor in Nevada. However, he is coming up short from where he should be on Super Tuesday, he is also coming up short on the major industrial states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania where he will run against Hilary neck to neck. His loss by so little in Nevada showed that he has made up ground with Hispanic voters, a group that is not associated with Bernie often. Thus meaning that Bernie must win the major states in-order to win the democratic spot in the election. Things are no different when it comes to a general election either. Many political analysts believe that if Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic Nominee, that he would get crushed in the general election. One argument supporting this fact is that though Sander’s holds up well in head-to-head polling against the republicans, he has never had to handle billions of dollar’s worth of attacks from the right. He has been involved in many lefty politics, meaning that if he were to become the democratic nominee, there would be a treasure trove of opposition research waiting to be unleashed. Another argument for this fact is that people want significant change, but when faced with the unknown they become risk-averse, meaning that Sander’s ideological ideas would bring him down a couple points, while with Hilary since she has been in the public’s eye for many years, it would be hard to come up with something new that might persuade voters who don’t already see her as a
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