I don’t know if it’s because I’m that damn cynical and jaded, or that people are just that damn naive; But why am I one of the few people out there that thinks Bernie Sanders doesn’t have a chance in Hell of winning the nomination for the Democrats, much less the Presidency?
I see a lot of people that I normally would consider worldy, wise, and intelligent people rooting for Bernie, and all I can do is sit here and think, “Have you not been paying attention at all?” Look, Bernie has some great ideas, some I don’t agree with I’m sure, but he really is one of the last truly noble and idealistic people left in Congress, an organization that is so generally despised by the American populace, that the only reason it hasn’t been dragged out into the streets and shot, is the fact we would have to stop bitching about them on the internet long enough to do it.
Okay, that and the fact we all like our guy in Congress, it’s all those other assholes out there.
Still, Bernie Sanders won’t win, because he can’t win. The system is just too busted for him to even have a shot. First off, he’s not the “right” kind of Socialist to Socialists, but he’s also too far Left for the Democrat establishment. Additionally, when almost 2 billion dollars was spend on the last Presidential election, you think he’s gonna raise that money? Cause I know you aren’t gonna raise that by selling buttons and chocolate bars. The man is strongly anti-Wall Street and Big Business, so he ain’t gonna raise the money necessary.
He also is simply not gonna win because he just won’t pull enough votes. Sorry, but recent polls, say that Americans are more likely to vote for a Evangelical Christian or even a Muslim than a Socialist. Think about that. Both a Muslim AND and Evangelical is more appealing sounding than a Socialist. A gay candidate out polls a Socialist by over 20 points. Additionally, to win he has to win in the Primaries. Oh yeah, you forgot about those didn’t you? In 2012, only 15% of eligible voters voted in them. Quick, name the date of your state primary. You had to go Google it didn’t you? You suck, you fail, and that’s why your Bernie loving ass won’t see him win.
On top of that, think about this for a second: For all the shit Obama has had to put up with, even when they weren’t making it about his race, you know Sanders would have it worse. The guy is further to the Left than Obama…by far. See what I did there? Seriously though, he supports Universal Health Care, wants to break up the “Too Big To Fail Banks” (that spend all that money on politicians), tax the wealthy (who like those banks), regulate Wall Street (who like those banks and spends those millions on politics), clean up Campaign Finance (Did you read all the stuff in the parenthesis before? It all lead up to this), opposes all sorts of Free Trade (which nets huge profits for all the other things I mentioned), on and on and on. This guy basically wants to undo the entire way our national politics and economy works. You think the Congress was cancerous before? Just imagine a guy wanting to raise taxes and regulate business siting in office. Thank god Sanders is actually not anti-gun…but then neither is Obama, but who cares about that, right?
I’m not saying this is a bad thing. Hell, I agree with all of it. I’m just saying Congress isn’t going to do any of those damn things; not in four years, and not in eight. Unless we end Gerrymandering, that loads up Congress with extremist ideologues (good luck with that, Gerrymandering is as old as the country almost), chip away at businesses that write their own regulations and their control in Congress, Sanders doesn’t have a chance of winning, and if he did, he would be completely ineffectual to the point of being a Liberal Warren G. Harding. You don’t even know who that is do you? See my point?