Bernie Sanders is tapping into the feeling a lot of people have that the game is rigged in America, that middle-class people are working harder and making less. Meanwhile, the top 1% is reaping huge profits. Wall Street is flying high while the average guy is struggling.
Sound familiar? This is the same theme the Occupy Wall Street people used to such great effect. Only the Occupy folks had only anger and no plan. Sanders has plans. He wants to break up "too big to fail" banks. He wants to get big money out of politics by overturning the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. He says climate change is real and wants to tax carbon and methane emissions.
These are liberal positions and there are lots of liberals on the democratic side. Sanders is attracting large crowds: more than 5,000 people at a recent rally in Colorado.
Hillary has all the campaign machinery but so far I'm not seeing a passionate base of supporters.
If Bernie springs a surprise in New Hampshire, what then?