Democratic hopeful for the 2016 presidential election, Senator Bernie Sanders, the man who is leading in New Hampshire and giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money in Iowa, is now being taken seriously by the media. Since launching his campaign in May 2015, Senator Sanders has received vastly less media attention than his chief Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, while his chances of becoming the party’s nominee were largely dismissed by pundits and commentators — despite the fact that, like a certain senator before him, he draws far larger crowds, boasts a remarkably enthusiastic volunteer base, and, though he doesn’t have as much money as Clinton, set an all-time record with more than 2.3 million campaign contributions last year.
Sanders woo Alabama voters on King’s day
According to the CNN, Sanders is climbing in the polls two weeks before the Iowa caucuses and likely to maintain momentum after a strong debate performance on Sunday, hence, the mainstream media is racing to catch up to a phenomenon that has been abundantly clear to backers, donors and the progressive media for nine months.
As a result of polls results showing him running well in Iowa and New Hampshire, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took aim at what might be unusual territory for a self-described democratic socialist: the Deep South. A crowd of more than 5,000 packed into Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham, Alabama to listen to him: “There must be some mistake, I heard Alabama was a conservative state,” Sanders said to an enthusiastic welcome.
Bernie Sanders calls Jordan dictator a “hero”
Sanders is taking a very rosy view of US partnerships with Arab authoritarian states in the fight against ISIS: “We should learn from King Abdullah of Jordan, one of the few heroes in a very unheroic place.” Sanders believe ISIS should be fought by Arab countries, and not by American troops.