Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) raised “only” $25 million for his campaign for the White House and almost every political pundit is acting as if some sort of tragedy has occurred. When a political campaign has collected “just” $25 million that’s chump change. By Sanders’ standards it’s “low.” By the standards of money in politics in America, it’s not all that exciting. That we could say this tells all how completely crazy the American political system is — particularly after the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision.
According to the New York Times over 2.4 million donors have given money to Sanders’ effort. The total raised is now $210 million. Few could have predicted this when the professorial Senator from Vermont announced he was running last year.
Over 540,000 people contributed to Sanders during April, an unthinkable amount back when he entered the ring.