Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders packed the 10,000-seat Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison, WI last night.
While Wisconsin has supported Republican governor Scott Walker with his election, recall defense and re-election, Madison exists as a hardcore liberal domain. Sanders, the 73-year old junior senator from Vermont, describes himself as a “social democrat”. He officially ranks as an Independent in Vermont, but joined the presidential derby as a Democrat. Accordingly, he scored points with local liberals while referencing several issues linked to major in-state political battle points.
“When you deny the right of workers to come together in collective bargaining, that’s extremism,” Sanders said to an enthusiastic crowd.
— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) July 2, 2015
Walker currently leads GOP polls, so Sanders’ appearance on Walker’s home turf provides political gamesmanship as the Democrats continue their attempts to re-gain a once solid-blue state.
Sanders offers an unabashed socialist message in comparison to Hillary Clinton’s moderate tones. Despite the ideological campaign tones, Sanders continues to gain on Clinton in Iowa polls.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) July 2, 2015