Bernie Sanders has tapped into something new in this presidential race cycle that will ultimately change the way politics is run. He is reaching out to ordinary Americans and they have responded with record setting donations. By doing this he is taking the wind out of the sails of the super pacs that are formed from special interests. The American people are tired of the wealthy hijacking the political process with their massive wealth and this may be a way to even the playing field. He is one of the first to do this on such a grand scale and I'm sure it will be implemented going forward.
The way that Sanders is raising his campaign money is revolutionary. He's taking big money out of politics and running based solely on how much he is connected with the regular people of America. This allows his campaign to be ran free of big money's agenda and allows for a much more honest political campaign.
I believe that a lot can be told about a presidential candidate and his/her motives by his/her supporters. It takes a lot more effort, diligence, and sincerity to gain the trust and support of an educational program as opposed to a mainstream televised corporation. Whatever his/her supporters really breaks down his/her true values.
The feel of the country is that the special interests have too much stake in the lives of ordinary folks. We need the reassurance that a candidate is not owned by a certain people that will orchestrate his choices and focuses outside of the needs and wants of the average American. Although, it may seem more symbolic but it is important to all of us.