It’s all about consistency on the issues, really:
Although the 2016 campaign may no longer “feel the Bern” after tomorrow’s primary, hundreds of supporters at the Sanders’ DC rally last Thursday feel that Bernie has something that the other two candidates lack — consistency.
“The reason that we are still Sanders, the reason that we still ‘feel the Bern’,” said former NAACP President Ben Jealous, “is that if you roll the tape on Bernie and you go back five years or fifteen years or fifty years, he has always given the same damn speech.”
This statement sets Bernie apart from the other two candidates. Donald Trump is notorious for changing some of his stances within the same sentence. Hillary Clinton has changed her position on many issues including immigration, gay marriage, and the trans-pacific partnership. Clinton has justified her inconsistent record as an evolution of ideas over the years, but Sanders’ supporters do not buy it.
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