I don't know about you but I have had a wonderful time watching the 2016 election cycle unfold. It's been more entertaining than a circus. Never could any of us imagined it. It appears all rules have been tossed out the window and tradition be damned.
Unfortunately my fun time is about over. Serious is about to take over but before that happens I want to say a few things about Uncle Bernie. Isn't he a hoot? His hair causes me to think of him as the mad scientist or the mad professor.
The Burrow's post A Woman and a Jew Run For President brought to my attention that I have heard no mention of religion by either Democrats or Republicans. I don't think Uncle Bernie considers himself to be a religious man but I think we can assume it is now all right to be a Jew running for President. It wasn't all right for JFK to be Catholic, and there was muttering about Romney being Mormon but we've heard nothing about being a Jew.
Uncle Bernie has grown on me and I am glad he is running. In the beginning I considered him a light weight but I am not so sure now. He has done better than anyone expected.
I am very grateful for the care he has given the younger angry middle class Democrats. Much nicer than Trump has done with that group of Republicans.
The Republicans have had a field day over Uncle Bernie being a Socialist. It is true his support is not from older Americans because they remember Marxism. For them Socialist/Marxist will always be interchangeable.
Dissecting Leftism says Socialism is getting a second life. If you are in your 20s or 30s Marxist Socialism is ancient history. These people have only two things than guide their thinking, the financial crash of 08, and income inequality.
I am enjoying Uncle Bernie. I feel like he opened a window and let in some fresh air. I think it is a positive he is in the race.
I like the statement that Bernie Sanders is the eccentric uncle on the porch for Democrats while Donald Trump is as familial as a vacuum cleaner salesman to Republicans.
What do you think about Bernie Sanders or the 2016 election cycle in general?