Bernie Sanders is known for several things: Being a Senator from Vermont, a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist and one who is currently challenging Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination. But what might surprise some is that he’s found a fan base in an unlikely source: Tinder.
The famed dating social media app, along with Rock The Vote, gave their users the option to swipe and pick which candidate was the closest to their ideology preference. Sanders came out on top with over 37 percent of the vote.
In order to “Swipe the Vote,” you have to swipe right if you agree with the candidate on a particular issue or swipe left if you don’t. Not all Millennials are Feeling The Bern, however, as Bold Business Editor David Grasso reported earlier this year.
Social media has been a tool that many politicians have tapped into, especially to appeal to millennials. And it also looks as if the social media marketing is always in the business for creating new techniques to catch voters by surprise.
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Demetrius Minor is the author of “Preservation and Purpose: The Making Of A Young Millennial and A Manifesto for Faith, Family and Politics.” He is a member of the national advisory council of the Project 21 black leadership network. He serves as a pastoral assistant at Calvary New Life Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA.
In addition, Demetrius is a former conservative talk show host, blogger (demetriuspeaks.com), former White House intern in the Bush administration, preacher, and graduate of the Pentecostals of Alexandria Minister’s Training Center (POATC).
Demetrius’s writings have been featured in Independent Journal Review, The Washington Times, FreedomWorks and Downhill.