Now, in social networks, they are wondering what a 77-year-old politician will attract young voters: Fortnite or “Solitaire”.
Vermont State Senator Bernie Sanders, US presidential candidate in the 2016 and 2020 elections, has created a channel on the Twitch streaming platform. This caused a great surprise in the media and social networks: streamers on Twitch are mostly video games that do not really fit in with the image of a 77-year-old Democrat.
The main reason for creating a channel on such an atypical platform for politicians is the desire to win votes from the Internet. “This is part of our campaign to attract new people to the political process. We are connecting to the audience on the sites where there is no dominance of political content yet, ”said the representative of Sanders.
In 24 hours, the channel of the US presidential candidate gained more than 55 thousand subscribers. So far, Sanders has not conducted a single broadcast, but the chat is always on. At the same time, unlike Alexei Navalny before the Russian elections, the 77-year-old senator is not going to play Fortnite or PUBG. When the presidential campaign picks up speed, Sanders will hold talk shows on Twitch.
In 2018, another presidential candidate Andrew Yang created an account in the same service. But Jan is only 44 years old. And if Sanders wins the 2020 election, he will become the oldest president in American history.
In social networks, Sanders’ deed reacted with jokes and assumptions as to whether he would ever stream the games. And if there will be, new or more appropriate to his age?
Now that Bernie Sanders is on Twitch what games you think he gonna play? He gonna kill it on Solitare/Minesweeper 😳😳😳— T1 ANTi (@Anti) 27 June 2019
(Hes really gonna be talking debates on Just Chatting)
Now, when Sanders is on Twitch, what do you think, what will he play? He has to break in Solitaire “Solitaire” and “Saper”. (In fact, he will simply debate)
Bernie Sanders really has a Twitch channel now? I’m ready for these Pong & Asteriods speed runs.— EE »idk« (@ThePhenomenalEE) 27 June 2019
Did Bernie Sanders really start a channel on Twitch? I am ready for these speed passes of Pong and Asteriods