1. He has the most otaku-ready name of all the candidates.
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anime bernie sanders

 

2. Every anime needs a crazy-haired protagonist.
(art by @Faustian_Rubble)

Bernie Sanders as Anime Waifu

 

3. We'd be lying if we said he wasn't adorable.
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Bernie Sanders as Anime Waifu

 

 

4. Faces off against an extremely charismatic antagonist. 
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Bernie Sanders as Anime Waifu

 

5. He has a ringing endorsement from Sailor Moon.
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Bernie Sanders as Anime Waifu

 

 

6. Gaining support from the all-important AMV scene.

 

7. As well as the weird DeviantArt fanart community.
(artwork by VioletCLM)

Bernie Sanders as Anime Waifu

 

8. He's even gaining fans in Asia. 
(artwork by Sima Naoteng)

Bernie Sanders as Anime Waifu

 

9. Two Words: BODY. PILLOW. 
(artwork by Banzchan)

Bernie Sanders as Anime Waifu

 

10. Grows in strength the longer the fight goes on.
(artwork by Jason Robinson)

Bernie Sanders as Anime Waifu

11. Isn't concerned with appearances, you could say he's "a hero for fun".

 

 

12. Honestly we have no idea if his policies are particularly enactible, we just find the idea of politics and anime to be too weird to ignore? 
(Comic by CR Bergen)

Bernie Sanders as Anime Waifu