Impossible to believe, but it could be happening—Independent Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont as the Democratic nominee for President vs. Businessman Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for President OR Trump running on an independent or third party line, with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush as the Republican nominee!
How could this happen?
It is clear that there is an anti Establishment mentality at this time in America, and it is showing up in both political parties!
But the differences between Sanders and Trump are massive.
Sanders has no vast amounts of wealth or wealthy people supporting him, while Trump has his own unlimited resources for his campaign.
Sanders has never been a Democrat, but has served longer in government than any independent in the history of Congress.
Trump has never been a member of any party, but has flirted with Democrats before, and his views are unsettled, and not clearly Republican.
Sanders has set principles and ideas, while Trump has no ideas except to promote his own ego.
Sanders has run a positive campaign of ideas, and refuses to attack his opponents.
Trump has spent the last three months attacking the character and persona of all of his opponents.
Sanders has tried to expand his base to minority voters, while Trump has done everything to antagonize all minority groups and women.
Sanders is trying to stop the influence of billionaires, while Trump is a billionaire who is endangering the idea of a democracy with his encouragement of greed, selfishness, and egotism as a virtue to be promoted.
Sanders is a sincere, genuine, authentic person, while Trump is an egomaniac and narcissist.
It would seem that Sanders, running as a Democrat, would be favored over Trump in the Electoral College, but one could imagine the false charges that Socialism is Communism, and although Trump would not utilize it, it is certain that hate groups would promote antisemitism, as Sanders would be the first Jewish Presidential nominee.
It would be a contest between two different worlds, of a 75 year old Socialist, who would be the oldest elected first term President in history, vs a billionaire who would be past 70 and a half, and would be, if elected, himself, the oldest elected first term President in history, although four years and nine months younger than Sanders!