The Optics of Sanders: Is Bernie a ‘Gandalf’?

The media commentariat and political insiders seem astounded that Bernie Sanders is attracting vast support among young voters on the Democratic side. Setting aside Bernie’s views on government policies and social values, remember that people in their 20s grew up watching movies that featured a wise old man with special powers and elite fighting skills taking on the forces of evil in the world of Tolkien. They like Gandalf.