On Monday morning Democratic candidate for President Bernie Sanders appeared at Liberty University before a polite crowd of 12,000 students. He used the bible to tell the students that we need to fix income inequality and poverty. Sanders is the first Democrat candidate to reach out to evangelicals. Few minds were changed by Sanders visit to the campus. While Sanders thinks the government is always the answer to helping people, students at Liberty disagreed, but always in a polite and respectful way.
Later on Monday, 2,000 people turned out in Manassas to ‘feel the Bern’. He called for a minimum wage of $15 an hour, more paid family leave for new mothers, and free tuition at public colleges and universities.
He got a big response when he said,
“It’s not a radical, left-wing idea to say if a person works 40 hours a week, that person should not live in poverty,”
Sanders also called for medicare for everyone under a single payer system, and he talked about the threat of Global warming.
In other words, Bernie Sanders covered everything we would expect him to cover, saying the things we would expect him to say. His visit to Virginia would not be a cause for interest or concern if he were not continuing to rise in the polls, making him a serious candidate and one we need to pay attention to. It’s almost unbelievable but we could be facing a choice between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.