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Will Bernie’s Book Sales Put Him in the White House?

Bernie Sanders has again in 2019 declared himself as a candidate for President of the United States










Book Sales and Presidential Politics

In recent years, there has been some speculation among cultural observers that book sales can help predict, who the next president will be. If this postulation is true, Bernie Sanders may well have a very good chance on becoming the 46th POTUS.

The reasoning here is based on the current political observation that it is damn near impossible to take up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. without good book sales to pave the way. Just take a look at our last three presidents, Trump, Obama and G.W. Bush and you will find a highly successful author lurking in the background. While our current president, Donald J. Trump may be riding his earlier success of the Art of the Deal, his two predecessors both released hugely popular titles just a year or two before the won a national election.

Bernie’s Bibliography

Presently, Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, has four non-fiction books under his belt. The first title, An Outsider in the White House, which he co-wrote with Huck Gutman in 1997, was recently released in 2015, just as Sanders began to emerge as a national political figure. In 2016, Senator Sanders followed with Our Revolution: A Future To Believe In. And then after losing his White House bid, Bernie has published two more books, Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Political Revolution and Where We Go from Here , both coming with sizable advances. The last two literary efforts have both become national bestsellers, out earning the advances by a substantial margin.

A Nouveau Millionaire

Book sales have made Bernie Sanders a reluctant millionaire. Before becoming a millionaire in 2016, Bernie ranked in the bottom third of senate incomes. (by the way this distinction has been equally shared by Republicans and Democrats) But since his unsuccessful run for the democratic nomination, Bernie has put out a new manuscript that came complete with a high, six figure advance. Since its debut, the book has sold well, more than exceeding the advance in the process.

during the Watergate era Nixon masks were quite popular



















And Don’t Forget About Those Presidential Masks

According to Halloween costume retailers, the popularity of presidential costume masks are another possible way of predicting U.S. presidents. This is particularly convenient method because Halloween happens to fall just a few days before election day. So all one has to do is go out on All Hallows Eve and do a manual survey to determine who the next POTUS will be.

One notable proponent of such a method of predicting presidents is Bill Mitchell, San Diego radio host and Trump supporter. According to Mitchell, costume mask sales have successfully going all the way back to 1992 when Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush. Furthermore, Mitchell, has gone on record for predicting a Trump victory in 2016, based solely on the popularity of mask sales.

P.S. Already Bernie has a popular iconic image that by 2020 may well surpass Donald J’s famous hairdo. Just check out the cover of Bernie Sanders’ Guide To Political Revolution and you will see what I am talking about.

Bernie Sanders icon

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