“Let me count the ways,” an apologist for Bernie Sanders seems to be saying, as he outlines a couple dozen reasons to love Bernie for President. If you are a progressive, you’ll soak them up. If you are a liberal, you’ll cringe a little. If you are a conservative, you’ll wonder how serious can a Bernie Sanders candidacy be. Written by H.A. Goodman in the Huffington Post.

1. Bernie definitely the progressive Hillary’s not

2. Numerous ways to love Bernie:

The 2016 presidential election will be studied for generations, primarily because it’s a turning point in U.S. history. Will the Democratic Party shift even further to the right, or will Democrats nominate a true progressive? Below are 25 reasons I’m voting only for Bernie Sanders in 2016. And these reasons not only highlight my value system, but also what I believe (or assumed) the Democratic Party had always stood for as well.

1. President Hillary Clinton will have a neoconservative foreign policy. Bernie Sanders says “I’ll be damned” if Americans lead the fight against ISIS.

2. Bernie Sanders has always been against Keystone XL. Clinton once supported the controversial pipeline and now won’t answer questions.

3. Bernie Sanders has always been against the Trans Pacific Partnership. Hillary Clinton supported the trade deal 45 separate times according to CNN.

4. The Vermont Senator voted against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 and stood up for gay rights when polls were against this issue. Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, opposed gay marriage up until 2013.

8. Hillary Clinton is constantly involved in scandal and… or controversy. Bernie Sanders can type an email without a nationwide scandal.

9. Bernie Sanders will not take money from billionaires. Hillary Clinton accepted $100,000 from Donald Trump in donations for her foundation and Senate runs in New York.

10. Four of Clinton’s top five donors since 1999 are Wall Street firms. Bernie Sanders is running a grass roots campaign.

11. Hillary Clinton is against the decriminalization of marijuana. Bernie Sanders supports the decriminalization of marijuana.

20. Economically, Bernie is more progressive in tackling wealth inequality while Clinton addresses the issue, but continues raking in Wall Street money.

21. Bernie Sanders was active in the Civil Rights movement and also endorsed Jesse Jackson’s 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns.

24. I want a true progressive as president, especially in terms of the greatest powers of a president: getting America into wars and shaping foreign policy.

As for other key issues, Clinton sides with the GOP (and away from most Americans) on the most controversial topics, which is why polling trajectory shows Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination, in addition to the presidency. via Huffington Post

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