Over the past seven decades, this nation’s voter turnout has been dismal. The presidential election in 2012 had a voter turnout of about 57.5%. That means a little over half of the voter population did not voice their opinion on who should be the nation’s president for the next four years in the voting booth. If this continues, there will be a president whom the general public may not want but could have prevented if all they did was vote. However, the upcoming presidential election seems to be different from previous elections just due to the massive amount of attention it is receiving in the media. Fox news had their largest viewer turnout when airing the republican debate, hitting a record of nearly 24 million viewers and the same goes…show more content… He has expressed his beliefs on improving the middle class and disempowering the influence corporate America has in politics. The American people have seen this and it shows in the polls as well as the donations Bernie receives. His campaign is funded by the American people and is not funded by the billionaire class like other presidential candidates.
Bernie was invited to hold a convocation at Liberty University, a conservative university that is normally visited by Republicans who share the similar views to the students. During the event, he states: “It is very easy for a candidate to speak to people who hold the same views. It’s harder but important to reach out to others who look at the world differently.” This is the type of attitude that is required for a president, or arguably any person in life, since not everyone in the world will hold the same viewpoint as you. It is through discussing each person’s view that some common ground can be made and only then can progress can be made on the issues that matter.
In 1962, Bernie Sanders was arrested for protesting segregation in public schools when he attended the University of Chicago. That was only the beginning of his fight against racial inequality in America and addresses this issue in four fields: physical, political, legal, and economic. One of the biggest issues outlined in this field is the level of incarceration this nation faces,