Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the Politics & Eggs at Saint Anselm College New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester, New Hampshire [File: Mary Altaffer/AP Photo]
Independent Bernie Sanders says he wants a “political revolution” in the United States to “transform our country economically, politically, socially and environmentally”. And if his popularity among young Democratic voters is any indication, so do they.
The senator from Vermont has become the walking embodiment of Democratic disenchantment with the status quo.
A self-proclaimed democratic socialist, the 78-year-old Sanders has railed against the country’s wealthy classes and called on millions of working Americans to help him change the face of the country’s politics. Issues once considered fringe – universal healthcare and free university tuition