(The Federalist) -- Do you #FeeltheBern? If you’re a conservative, watching Democratic primary results probably gives you #HeartBern. After all, a socialist has taken four of the previous six primaries and is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money. Bernie Sanders’ huge takes among millennials and the general voting population are no comfort even when he’s narrowly lost primaries to Hillary Clinton, who has been supposed to be able to defeat him in a landslide.
If you’re scratching your head at Sanders’ continuing popularity, you’re not alone. Even reporters steeped in a left-leaning worldview have felt compelled to investigate and write countless articles trying to explain why women and young people turned out en masse to support a septuagenarian man in Iowa, New Hampshire, and beyond.
From the outside, it may all look radical, or even loony, to conservatives. After all, calling Sanders a socialist isn’t about hurling a twentieth-century epithet. It’s a term Sanders proudly uses to describe himself.
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