When rumors swirled about Ben & Jerry’s releasing a Bernie Sanders-inspired ice cream flavor, the Internet went nuts. While this is the first time co-founder Ben Cohen has directly supported a presidential candidate, it’s not the first time that the popular ice cream brand has been connected to prominent public figures, including the 2016 GOP candidates and the Kardashians. Even Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert’s faces have graced the front of the popular ice cream cartons.
In the spirit of tradition, here’s what the current democratic candidates would look like reimagined as Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors.
This one’s pretty much a given, but if anyone deserves it, Hillary does. She was the first woman to win the Iowa caucus and the third woman to serve as the U.S. Secretary of State, and according to the White House’s website she was the first First Lady to be elected to Senate and the first woman to be elected statewide in New York.
If things go her way, she’ll be the first woman president too.
Bernie’s considered as the pie-in-the-sky candidate who’s high in hopes and low in practicality; he receives a lot of criticism as being the candidate who makes lofty promises that he may not be able to keep. Be that as it may, Bernie’s campaign, one of the more idealistic, is dedicated to bringing people together in order to enact a political revolution and create a world of difference.
Hillary is all over her Twitter almost as much as Donald Trump is, and in a few tweets in early 2015 she accused Republicans of a “trifecta against women,” which included arguments over a human trafficking bill, failing to confirm Loretta Lynch, Obama’s choice for attorney general, and threatening women’s health and rights.
She has since made women’s rights a central issue in her presidential campaign, creating a trifecta of her own and focusing on equal pay, reproductive rights, and paid family leave.
Fans of Vermont’s finest ice cream and Vermont’s finest senator may find this one particularly apt. Recognized by his crazy hair and think New Yawk accent, Bernie Sanders has gained a yoooge support base among American voters. Surprisingly, this could be, in part, because of his accent.
According to this article in New Yawk Magazine, “Americans have come to associate New Yorkers, and so New York accents, with saying what you mean, intense emotional talk, and not worrying too much about whom you offend.” In other words, people trust what Bernie Sanders says not only because of what he says but how he says it.
Hillary has been literally everything but the president. She’s been a two-term senator, the First Lady, the Secretary of State… what’s next for her list of accomplishments? Sure, she’d like to be the first Madame President, but will that happen?
We’ll have to see how well she does in South Carolina.
Bernie Sanders is known for his stance on poverty in the United States, a catchphrase of his being that nobody who works 40 hours a week should be living in poverty. Sanders himself is an example of the American dream, growing up in a poor part of Brooklyn with an immigrant father and second-generation immigrant mother.
Catch a video of Bernie talking about his stance on poverty and other issues on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert here.