Even though Hillary Clinton eked out a victory over Senator Bernie Sanders in the Nevada Democrat primary, I think that Sanders would still be a stronger candidate this November. Although 74 years old, Sanders exhibits a youthful energy and enthusiasm so lacking in Mrs. Clinton who appears as an old school marm totally lacking in charisma. Moreover, Sanders has touched on a couple of issues that have a great appeal to younger voters. One of these is "fairness."
In his speech following his primary victory in New Hampshire, Sanders claimed that America was all about "fairness", and that his revolutionary agenda was also about fairness. For example, he thought it was unfair to require people to pay for their own college education, or have to take out loans to complete their education. I wonder if he thinks it unfair for people to have to take out mortgages in order to buy their homes?
Nevertheless, when politicians like Sanders speak about fairness, they usually overlook the special privileges and benefits that they enjoy. Does Sanders really think it fair for him and his family to retain his Federal medical insurance program even though everyone else has been forced into Obamacare? Members of Congress were supposed to be covered under the Affordable Care Act but then somehow got exempted. Even though ordinary people who liked their medical insurance plans were not allowed to keep them, Senators like Sanders as well as most other Federal employees were allowed to keep their plans.
Moreover, Members of Congress get a substantial subsidy to cover the cost of their Federal medical insurance plan. They make at least $175000 per year and still get a subsidy even though ordinary people making $75000 per year do not qualify for a subsidy. Is that fair?
Also, the pension plans that cover Members of Congress and other Federal employees provide far greater lifetime retirement benefits than the Social Security system that covers the rest of us.