The promise of free stuff may enliven young voters and make them turn out to vote for Bernie. Those that actually do vote, instead of getting distracted and forgetting about it. Very distractable, the young. Like the old, oddly enough.
But, as The Washington Examiner‘s Hugo Gurdon writes, Trump really wants Bernie as an opponent. He wants to slay the socialist dragon once and for all, which he will because “Socialism is antithetical to freedom and freedom is the heart of America.”
Economist Thomas Sowell on Twitter: “Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”