|Bernie Sanders looks happy|
If you have the people you have the votes and this is just what Bernie Sanders is doing. Bernie “has broken the record for the number of individual contributions received at this point during a presidential campaign,” as reported Monday by the Huff Post. He hit 2.3 million contributions during last Saturday’s debate, breaking Obama’s record of 2.2 million donations in 2012. It is significant to me that he broke the record of the man who beat Clinton in 2008. People were pissed off by Sander’s treatment by the DNC and its chair, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
So far I cannot find Hillary Clinton’s number of individual donors, but that may be withheld due to the fact that she is funded by many corp. donors and PACs, unlike Sanders. Individual donors translate into voters, as compared to large PAC contributions; I would hope individuals who are committed by their money given would also tend to go to the polls. Obviously Bernie’s $41.2 million doesn’t match Clinton’s $76 million, but there is something to be said for those who donate what they can to the man they are convinced represents their best interests.
It seems Wasserman-Schultz DNC has lit a fire under Bernie Sander’s followers with $1 million raised just during the Friday before the debate when the rumpus was going on. You see, Bernie’s supporters know when he needs them and they come to his aid with what they can give. I’m pretty sure the candidate can depend on those same followers to come to his aid in November of 2016.