In one very important way, the 2016 presidential race will be about much more than whether the country chooses the Right or the Left. The 2016 race will also be about Americans competing with the spending of the billionaire class. Bernie Sanders, having no Super PAC, collects the majority of his donations from comparatively small, direct contributions, making him the litmus test for whether the voices of ordinary people still have a place in our national discussion.

Thom Hartmann explains why Bernie Sanders’ campaign is so important in this segment.