Virginia is a passionate progressive and now leads a group of women activists in her retirement community. It's not safe to ignore politics.
I'm Obsessed with Bernie Sanders
A politician in his 70s seems like an unlikely love interest for thousands of women across the United States. I'm not the only one nurturing a crush on Bernie. Little girls, college students, middle-aged women and even women older than him become obsessed with him.
Watch Senator Bernie Sanders call for a revolution that will get big money out of politics and provide health care for all. You'll feel your heart melt and you'll long to be part of the crowd. You see their hands reaching out to him and wish you were there.
If you're wondering why this candidate has this effect on people, read on to see the tributes and love notes from his fans.
Hopelessly Devoted To Bernie Sanders (YouTube Video Featuring Jaime Lyn Beatty)
Are You In Love with Senator Bernie Sanders?
A Photo of Bernie Sanders from Early in His Career
Here's a Sample of Chatter Among Bernie's Fans
Natalie R. - "I have such a crush on this man! It's ridiculous."
Carole R. "OMG - me too. I sometimes dream about him!" She said that the night of the Iowa caucus, she told her husband and kid, "No dinner tonight. Mom's got wine and nachos and she ain't leaving the couch or the TV. Consider this my Super Bowl."
Natalie R. posted a picture of Bernie from the 1970s. "I mean, look at him!! And he cares!? Total Hottie."
Carol T. - "OMG...hysterical. All those single guys out there need to take notice..Social justice is sexy!! #FeelTheBern
Roxane T. "Isn't it funny? So true that social justice is sexy."
A Valentine for Bernie
Why I Love Bernie Sanders
Comments from his fans during the 2020 campaign:
Diane B. - "I love his wild messy gray hair, his frumpy clothes, his worn shoes, his Brooklyn accent...why? Because I overwhelming love his honesty, his integrity, his straightforwardness, his compassion, his knowledge, his empathy and I really really love his big heart that beats even better now over this last month."
Patricia G. - "A once in a lifetime politician, I'm glad he was in my lifetime."
Dolores C. R. - "So true. He cares about us. No one else cares that much. I love Bernie."
I honestly love him so much he makes me cry. CRY, ya'll. He makes my heart ache.
— Melody W. of New York State
30 Years of Bernie Sanders Speaking
Mary C. from Missouri Says:
"You are just the cutest thing....just imagine a teddy bear like you sitting in the oval office...it would be a wonderful thing and I would try like hell to get to meet you, cuz I gotta crush on you."
— Mary C.
We Love Bernie's Smile
Women from All States Love Bernie Sanders
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"If I didn't have so much respect for Bernie (and for Jane), I'd totally try to take him away from her."
"I have a lot of respect for his wife. I definitely adore him. I wake in the night thinking of new ways to spread his revolution. I #feelthebern!!!"
"He is just cool. He doesn't even have to try."
"Bernie, you have won our hearts and minds."
"I ADORE Bernie Sanders!! I love his big heart, his intelligence, and his kindness. He is a good man. Jane is the luckiest woman alive!!"
"Bernie, Bernie, Bernie can't you See, Somehow Your Words Set a FIRE in Me"
"My heart berns for you!"
"Actually, I am in love with hearing him talk and his passion for making the world a better place, but that adorable package doesn't hurt either."
"I can see your soul shine right through your eyes and that gives me more hope than you will ever realize. We are here standing by your side Bernie. Thank you for loving all of us. You are the man!! "
"So sorry Hillary, I'm in love with someone else, someone who makes me feel good about myself and about the future, someone who won't cheat or lie, someone who really cares for me. Love, America"
"Bernie is so huggable"
*sigh* I love them, I love how much admiration, respect & love she has for him- that's the kind of love I want. True love story right there.
I think Bernie speaks to the best part of us where compassion and empathy lives. Connecting with this part of ourselves is an emotional experience. I believe this is part of the reason so many of us feel so strongly about him. When we feel compassion for others we inadvertently feel it for ourselves as well and most of us could use a little more self-compassion!
— April Melissa H.
This Senior Loves Bernie
Kathy M. Tells How Bernie Has Taken Over Her Life
"I have no life anymore. All my time is going to Bernie. If I'm not phone banking, I'm playing around with Bernie groups on facebook, if I'm not on Bernie groups, I am watching the Young Turks or Tom Hartmann or Robert Reich. If I'm not watching them, I am working with my local Bernie office. If I'm not working with my local Bernie office, I am gathering various memes and information bits to make kits to share to use as resources for all of us.
I stayed up and watched the whole caucus in Iowa.
And In between all that, I have to make time to babysit my grandson for 8 hours 3 days a week. I have no clean clothes. I don't have time to cook. I'm living on Cheerios, canned soup and Pizza Hut.
And I am loving every minute of it. I'll bet I'm not the only one."
I Love Bernie Sanders
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2016 Virginia Allain
Tell Us What You Love about Bernie Sanders (comments are moderated and hatefulness deleted)
carole belew on February 10, 2016:
Glad to see I'm not the only one feeling a little TINGLE along with my BERN! He's like a really awesome professor that totally gets it!
Laura on February 07, 2016:
He is just a all around good guy that every girl wants. I love you Bernie!!
Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on February 05, 2016:
Homeplace Series - I hear where you are coming from, but don't think it is just a fantasy. When all European countries have universal health care, why can't we? Of course, the answer is because we've allowed insurance companies and drug companies to make big bucks on the health of our citizens. I'm sorry, but the gravy train is over if we can get Sanders into the presidency.
It won't happen overnight, but we have to try, and we have to have a goal. Settling for the same old politics as usual, means that Americans continue to suffer just so big business can get rich.
William Leverne Smith from Hollister, MO on February 04, 2016:
Bernie tells us, those of a progressive inclination, all the things we want to hear. It is a Wish List far exceeding any Christmas. I love to hear him share these wonderful, delightful fantasies. This is why he has so much appeal to the young, as well. The world he seeks is that of the idealist, without concern for the pragmatic realities he has faced all his life. 'Feel the Bern' while you can, and enjoy every moment. One day, in the not too distant future, this idyllic adventure will end. We need more 'good feelings' these days. Thanks to Bernie for providing them. What fun! ;-)