23 Crucial Differences Between Democratic Candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

HillDog vs. BernDaddy
• May 27, 2015 5:07 pm


Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, making him the first declared challenger to Hillary Clinton. The two candidates are not very similar. Here's a look at some of their key differences.

1. Bernie Sanders (net worth: $330,507) is not a multi-millionaire, unlike Hillary Clinton.

2. Bernie Sanders (73)  is older than Hillary Clinton (67), which makes him more experienced.

3. Bernie Sanders is not a close personal friend of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

4. Bernie Sanders has never been paid six figures to speak to a room full of Goldman Sachs executives.

5. Bernie Sanders has a clear position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

6. Bernie Sanders has a clear position on the Keystone XL pipeline.

7. Bernie Sanders' top campaign donors are labor unions, not Wall Street banks.

8. Bernie Sanders voted against the war in Iraq, unlike Hillary.

9. Bernie Sanders' old friends don't run freelance intelligence operations in Northern Africa.

10. Bernie Sanders' spouse does not funnel consulting fees through a secret shell corporation.

11. Bernie Sanders has no known ties to a "charitable" organization being sued for racketeering.

12. Bernie Sanders has no known ties to a "charitable" organization appearing on a transparency watch list.

13. Bernie Sanders has never deleted emails while the subject of a congressional investigation.

14. Bernie Sanders has executive experience (as a four-term mayor of Burlington, Vt.).

15. Bernie Sanders was actually born in New York, the state Hillary represented in the Senate after buying a mansion there.

16. Bernie Sanders doesn't do fake accents.

17. Bernie Sanders has never approved weapon sales to foreign donors to his family's charity.

18. Bernie Sanders has never been affiliated with the terms "Lolita Express," "Orgy Island," or "Air F–k One."

19. Bernie Sanders has never cried at the thought of Barack Obama becoming president.

20. Bernie Sanders' hair is already white.

21. Bernie Sanders would never confuse the name of a U.S. ambassador killed in a terrorist attack.

22. Bernie Sanders does not raise money by shamelessly appropriating standard female business attire.

23. Bernie Sanders (presumably) does not own a muumuu.