Bernie Sanders is never going to be president. America was ready for a black guy and now possibly a woman, but it sure isn’t ready to for a 74-year-old Jewish socialist with a thick Brooklyn accent. I don’t mean to sound shallow, but America has repeatedly demonstrated it has an image of its presidents. It may finally be expanding that image to include women, but in the era of TV, it is not going fat, bald or older Jewish socialist.
Don’t get me wrong, America loves its elder Jewish population. From “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to “Old Jews Telling Jokes” (an actual website and book), the market for older Jewish entertainment is bullish. So it makes sense in a year of entertainment-politics that the circus of the right is counterbalanced by the finger-wagging, disheveled-grandfather, yelling-at-the-TV, sitcom-character on the left.
That’s not to say that Democrats who are feeling the Bern aren’t serious. That is not to say that Sanders’ mission and message is not without merit or importance. For over a quarter-century in the federal government, Bernie has been a true warrior for the working class. The fruits of his tireless advocacy were felt as thousands prepared to feel the Bern at Waterfront Park this week.Read More ›