Bernie Sanders Supporters Film Themselves Doing Painful Things for the #BernChallenge

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Dec 03, 2015 5:15 PM
Bernie Sanders Supporters Film Themselves Doing Painful Things for the #BernChallenge

In the summer of 2014, one couldn't swing a cat on the internet without seeing someone dump a bucket of ice water on themselves as part of the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association. Now, Bernie Sanders supporters are trying to capture that same momentum with the #BernChallenge. The #Bern explaining what they like about Bernie Sanders, filming themselves eating a very spicy food (or doing some other painful activity), "tagging" a few friends to do the challenge in the video, and posting the video online.

According to Yahoo! News, the first official #BernChallenge video was posted on Monday, Nov. 28th.

How to accept the #BernChallenge (full details can be found at www.FeeltheBernChallenge.com)Step One: RECORD – Take a...

Posted by Feel The Bern Challenge on Monday, November 30, 2015

Here are some of the videos:

Zak Kilberg accepted the #BernChallenge! You can too! Check out our website feelthebernchallenge.com, accept the challenge, and then make a donation to Bernie at berniesanders.com/bernchallenge - GOOD LUCK!

Posted by Feel The Bern Challenge on Monday, November 30, 2015

While I don't really see the #BernChallenge getting as big as the ice bucket version, it's still an impressive display of dedication for a candidate and relatively entertaining. Politics can be boring and "blah" at times, and this is a fun event to drum up support for a candidate with an already-nontraditional campaign and support base.