I’m very grateful for this story because it profiles the kind of person who I talk to everyday. Actually I would say that there isn’t one type of person in this situation, but a very wide and varied range of people, including a lot of people who voted for Trump in 2016.
The Democrats have never given a reason for people to support them before. They’ve spent the last 40 years pushing policies that directly hurt people. Now, all of a sudden, there is a chance of eliminating all medical and student debt and push policies that actually directly impact people’s lives in ways they can easily see. It’s a new experiment.
At the same time I am dismayed by some of the empirical evidence that so far in the primary process there is not an especially large number of young voters or first-time voters.