Our Opinion: Sanders garnering unexpected support

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday by a wide margin, defeating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a whopping 60 percent to her 38. 

One year ago this was have been considered unimaginable to those who follow politics and to the general public at large. Why may you ask?

Bernie is for breaking up the big banks that were deemed “too big to fail” back in 2008. He’s also for our country switching to a single-payer healthcare system, a Medicare for all system if you will. Sanders also wants to make all public colleges and Universities free.

These policies have garnered Bernie broad support amongst millennials, winning New Hampshire by 85 percent of people under 30. He also has widespread support among women, a demographic most thought Clinton would have dominated.

Recently, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright stated that “there is a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women,” at a Clinton rally.

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem also stated that young women were essentially showing up to Bernie rallies because that’s where the boys are.

The Sanders campaign is showing the world that feminism has evolved. 

The struggle for equal rights goes on, but equality also means having the right to make your own decisions.