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For this week’s blog, I decided to not discuss a normal campaign that lead to presidency. I will be discussing a presidential candidate that did not succeed in his efforts to become the President of the United States. Senator Bernie Sanders declared to run as a Democratic Party candidate. He targeted college students during his whole campaign. How did he target college students? Well, the first thing Bernie did was mention that he wanted free college tuition for students. When he spoke about this, it drew a lot of people, mostly college students to research Bernie Sanders more. College students do what free college. College can get extremely costly, depending on the institution you attend, but if it was free, students wouldn’t have to stress over it.
Another thing that drew people in was the idea that Bernie wanted to legalize marijuana usage. This got the support of anyone currently illegally using the drug. There could be ups and downs if this law would have been put into place. An upside to this law would be that anyone in medical need of the drug could get it without any trouble. However, a major downside is that people would misuse or overuse this law. Individuals would show up to class or work high, putting their grades and jobs at risk. All-in-all, I believe this law would have been a poor idea to put into place.
Lastly, let’s take a moment to talk about Bernie’s campaign slogan. The slogan he chose to use was, “Feel the Burn.” Personally, I don’t what he wanted to achieve with this particular slogan. However, it was catchy, and extremely easy to remember. It also included a reference to his name, Bernie. Through repetition, it was easy for voters to follow, and helped them remember Bernie more.