Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bernie Sanders: The Candidate of Rich, White Progressives

NBC's Meet the Press highlighted the demographics of the average Bernie Sanders backer and it was predictable to say the least.. Would you guess that the progressive supporters of the far left populist Bernie Sanders are well off, white liberals with a college degree.  Bernie is a democratic socialist and that mainly  appeals to a demographic called the Liberal Elite.

Here is a breakdown from the NYTMES
Barack Obama won a razor-thin victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primaries seven years ago in large part because black voters supported Mr. Obama by a 5-to-1 margin. Without their support, he would have lost, and lost big — probably by more than 20 points in the national popular vote. 
As a result, many have framed Mr. Sanders’s challenge in racial terms. But his challenge in getting the support of nonwhite voters is not simply a problem of race. It’s primarily a problem with moderate and less educated Democrats, regardless of race, which disproportionately affects his support among nonwhite voters. His challenge among black voters may be no greater than his challenge among ideologically and demographically similar white voters.
Meet the Press had a more straight forward infographic in this video.

The Democrats have spent decades dividing the country by age, race, income, religion and sexual preference so how can they run a campaign in 2016 with only old, white, rich progressives as the only choice to lead the party?