Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., two days before Super Tuesday, held two massive rallies on Sunday in delegate-rich California, drumming up enthusiasm before a combined crowd of nearly 25,000 people, the campaign estimated.
More than a third of all delegates are on the line Tuesday, with 14 states and American Samoa holding primaries. Of the roughly 1,350 delegates up for grabs, 415 are from California, which is why Sanders’ campaign is hoping left-wing enthusiasm there can carry them to a big win.
“Our campaign has built a multiracial, multigenerational working-class movement across California,” said Rafael Návar, the campaign’s California state director, in announcing the crowd count. “Our supporters and our volunteers across the state are what drives this campaign, and we have the energy and excitement to do very well here in California.”
Sanders has been hitting the Golden State hard ahead of this week’s primaries. A campaign press release stated that volunteers made more than 6.5 million phone calls and knocked on more than a million doors. Fox News
Sanders is not just another liberal Democrat who wants to expand social programs, in the tradition of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. He is the most radical candidate in American history with a real shot at winning the presidential nomination of one of our two major political parties.
While candidates have run for president in the past on radical platforms under the banners of socialist, communist and other fringe political parties, they have drawn only tiny percentages of the vote.
Sanders thinks that by sticking the word “democratic” in front of the word “socialism” he can trick millions of Americans into supporting the horrific philosophy he espouses.
As the old saying goes, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Communism and socialism give government far more power than our capitalist system does, enabling leaders to become tyrants. This has been proven the case again and again in dozens of nations that have abandoned capitalism for communism and socialism.
The truth is that more than 167 million people were exiled, imprisoned, or killed by socialist and communist parties in the 20th century. Yet somehow, Sander’s is gaining popularity and younger Americans are jumping on the Socialism train.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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