Tuesday, February 9

Bernie and the Millennials

"On Tuesday night, Alexandra Schwartz, a critic at the New Yorker, posted a piece criticizing the young supporters of Bernie Sanders. Ordinarily, I’d be mildly irritated by an article titled 'Should Millennials Get Over Bernie Sanders?' In this instance, I’m grateful. It clarifies the dividing line between Sanders’s supporters in the electorate and the liberal journalists who can’t abide them. First, some context. Exit polls from Iowa, according to Vox, show that 'Sanders absolutely dominated young adult voters, in a way that even Barack Obama couldn’t in 2008.' Eighty-four percent of voters under thirty, and 58 percent of voters between thirty and forty-four, cast their ballots for Sanders. ..."