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ICYMI: USCC President’s Op-Ed in The Washington Times: “The Sanders Appeal”

posted February 4, 2016

February 4, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – US Consumer Coalition President Brian J. Wise last week penned an op-ed for The Washington Times on the rise and appeal of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic Presidential contest.

Read Wise’s op-ed in its entirety here. An excerpt from the op-ed can be found below:

The Sanders Appeal
The Washington Times
By Brian J. Wise
January 26, 2016

In schools across the country, student body presidents are elected by making pie-in-the-sky promises. Guarantees of longer lunch breaks, more games at recess, free snacks at the snack bar, and less homework very often lead to a win at the polls, even if the candidate’s ability to follow through on such outlandish promises is questionable.

Today in American politics, we’re seeing a similar type of campaign with a good chance of securing a much more powerful presidential office. By promising the American public they can have everything they want at no cost, Sen. Bernie Sanders could win the White House.

From Day One, the Sanders campaign was underestimated. It was considered a fringe campaign by the establishment, a bad investment by donors, and a non-threat by other candidates. It was seen as the JV team to Hillary Clinton’s varsity operation. In reality, it may prove to be the biggest threat to Democratic and Republican candidates alike.

Read more here.