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Why is Bernie Sanders popular?

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What is up with this sudden popularity of Bernie Sanders?

He drew 11,000 in Phoenix, in a "red state", and over 10,000 in Texas!

I think the large crowds he's attracting are a sign that people are waking up and looking for better solutions.

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Americans have felt a malaise for some time as they've seen their standard of living decline and their economic opportunities dwindle.

Bernie tells people there's another way of doing things.

When Sanders talks about being a democratic socialist, he references Scandinavian countries for "ideas I think we can learn a lot from." He notes that in those countries:

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"Health care is a right of all people and their systems are far more cost-effective than ours."

"College education is virtually free."

"People retire with better benefits."

"Wages that people receive are often higher."

"Distribution of wealth and income is much fairer. "

"Their public education systems are generally stronger than ours."

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He says, "By and large, their governments tend to represent the needs of their middle class and working families rather than billionaires and campaign contributors."

Maybe this democratic socialist approach isn't so bad when compared with the alternative.

The way we've been doing things lately doesn't seem to be working out that well.

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Dr. Hine is a Tennessee physician who focuses on health promotion and wellness. His hobbies include producing video documentaries, producing a perfect spinach egg omelet, community volunteering and running with his golden retriever and chocolate (more...)

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