- Jonathan Tasini: Bernie Sanders' story is powerful appeal to working class voters
- New polls show Sanders is a stronger candidate than Clinton against Trump, he says
Jonathan Tasini (@jonathantasini) has been a frequent commentator on CNN and is a Bernie Sanders supporter. He challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Senate primary in New York in 2006. He is the author of several books, president of the Economic Future Group and the publisher/editor of Working Life. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Many observers may scratch their heads wondering how a crass billionaire can make inroads with working-class voters, but their confusion misses a critical point: The political revolt that benefited Donald Trump is not limited to the Republican Party, but is also in full fury inside the Democratic Party. Democrats, by embracing in the 1990s a series of bipartisan policies geared toward corporations at the expense of American jobs, have since failed to adequately defend America's working class, and those voters are making their presence felt at the ballot box as a result.