Bernie Sanders’ campaign has a Tumblr, where they post information about the campaign and jokes about the campaign, including a Vine where Sanders winks after saying “socialist.”
Though some of the posts on the Tumblr are pretty serious, the majority are pretty lighthearted. The Tumblr also combines official statements from Sanders and his campaign with photos from supporters and other fan-made posts.
Beyond Sanders’ official Tumblr, he has a very large presence on the website. As the general reputation for Tumblr users is liberal-minded young people, it’s no surprise Sanders has become a huge hit on the website.
Many posts regarding Sanders have become extremely popular on Tumblr. However, often these posts revolve around showing Sanders in comparison to another candidate–usually either Trump or Clinton. Many Tumblr users clearly feel strongly about supporting Sanders, but also feel it necessary to vehemently attack the other candidates. This can be constructive, such as drawing attention to Trump’s racist comments in relation to Sanders’ support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but it also runs the risk of putting Sanders on a pedestal. Sanders, as presented through the Tumblr lens, seems to be more of an idea than a man, and idealizing any candidate can be problematic.
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