There are a few words which could describe Bernie Sanders: a man who owns the spotlight. He is not liked by everyone, not everyone agrees with his views and, like everybody else, he still is under Trump when it comes to poles, but he is a trustworthy man and we can see that in each and every one of his apparitions. He is one of the people who actually deserves a shot.
Just like everybody else, Sanders participated in a lot of comedy talk shows. Needless to say, he is going to all the big names like “Ellen”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. His most recent encounter was with Ellen and what is most important is that he can show his human side as well, not only his political way of getting things done. This certainly does him well.
But Sanders’ best superpower is not talking right or making funny moments happen. It is staying strong against the massive tide of nay-sayers and non-believers who want to take him out of the race. It is quite a challenge to face such a large population on a daily basis and not be taken down by it. He has demonstrated that he believes in himself and the opinions of random people are not going to change his approach.
In his talk with Ellen, Sanders expressed his pride by saying that he had “never run a negative political ad” in his entire life, but he was the target of several ones. He was referring to the situation in which he defended Hillary Clinton about her “damn emails”. It was a very smart move made by Sanders, who realized that if you want to play a good game, you have to play it fair and clean.
Ellen also brought up the subject of drama in Sanders’ campaign: that there is none of it. He casually avoided everything dramatic that has occurred in the campaign so far and, truth be told, this is one of the reasons he is so successful. Critics are debating whether this is one of his advantages or a considerable drawback, but if you pay attention, his game is really smart.
First of all, drama is not something that should be part of a political campaign. Yes, people do make mistakes and get criticized for them, but the email issue has been going on for quite some time now. It is time we got over it. Yes, emails over emails over some other emails, but isn’t there anything else we should be talking about in this campaign apart from them? This is only an example for the major small talk that is going on in a presidential campaign.
So this is Bernie Sanders: a man who owns the spotlight. Not by major drama or mischievous plays, but by playing it right.
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