Also, an interesting thing happens when more people hear Bernie Sanders speak about issues pertaining to wealth inequality, healthcare, education, foreign policy, and other mainstream topics. In my recent Cleveland Plain Dealer op-ed, I explain that Bernie Sanders can win, primarily because America is ready for a true progressive who doesn’t need to defend against constant scandal. Polling trajectory shows that Bernie Sanders is on pace to overtake Hillary Clinton, and this surge is due primarily to greater name recognition, as well as the fact Sanders embodied for years the same values (voting against Iraq, being for gay marriage when it wasn’t popular, etc.) that Democrats like Clinton were supposed to uphold.

When voters hear Bernie Sanders speak, they like what he has to say and often times find Vermont’s Senator a better candidate than Hillary Clinton. Similarly, greater name recognition for Martin O’Malley also helps the former Maryland governor. As I illustrated in The Baltimore Sun several months back, O’Malley is better than Clinton in many ways.

Unfortunately, Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz still feels that six debates is more than enough for Democrats in 2016, even though Hillary Clinton is continually defending against an email controversy and Bernie Sanders has energized Democrats across the nation. As stated in a Hill article titled Activists turn up the heat on DNC for more debates, grass roots Democrats are demanding more debates and more dialogue in 2016…