This Is The Major Reason Democrats Should Be Thanking Bernie Sanders

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The CNN Democratic debate in Brooklyn on Thursday was extremely substantive, albeit heated at times.

The moderators asked a lot of tough questions, and it was perhaps the best presidential debate I've seen thus far.

Both candidates were pressed on important issues, and when they didn't fully address the questions, the moderators called them out.

But one of the questions Senator Bernie Sanders was asked didn't quite make sense. He was essentially asked why he wasn't doing more to help the Democratic party.

The fact of the matter is it's crazy to ask Bernie Sanders what he's doing to help the future of the Democratic party when he's inspired millions of Millennials to vote.

He's helped make the generation seemingly disinterested in all things political excited about an election and the direction of this country.

Shouldn't Democrats be happy young voters are excited about the political process? Shouldn't Democrats be happy young voters are enthusiastic about one of their candidates?

Shouldn't Democrats be happy young voters are pro-choice, pro-campaign finance reform, anti-war, pro-LGBTQ rights, pro-clean energy, pro-universal health care and so much more?

The simple answer is: yes.

Indeed, Bernie has helped ensure the next generation of leaders, thinkers and voters will be among the most progressive the US has ever seen.

If anything, the Democratic party should be thanking Bernie Sanders.