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Albert R. Hunt

Win or Lose, Sandersism Isn't Going Away

The Vermont socialist's message and appeal to the young will be forces to be reckoned with.
His ideas will endure.

His ideas will endure.

Photographer: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Senator Bernie Sanders is waging an improbable presidential campaign, but he won't disappear after this election. Nor will his followers: Perhaps they'll be called the Bernie Brigade or Sanderistas.

The Vermont socialist probably has no more than a 10 percent shot at winning the Democratic nomination -- and that's if something bad happens to Hillary Clinton or, less likely, if after winning in Wisconsin this week, he scores a huge upset in New York two weeks later and transforms the race.