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The Woman Behind That 'Obama Girl' Viral Hit Is Now A Dancing 'Bernie Bae'

‘Cause she’s got a crush…on Bernie Sanders.

Leah Kauffman is feelin' the Bern.

The songwriting sensation, previously known for writing the viral hit, "I've Got A Crush...On Obama," has released her newest political pop jam, and it's a catchy and witty endorsement of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

"From start to finish, it took less than a month to bring 'Bernie Bae' to life," Kauffman told HuffPost.
"From start to finish, it took less than a month to bring 'Bernie Bae' to life," Kauffman told HuffPost.

"I've been a Bernie supporter from the beginning of his campaign," Kauffman told The Huffington Post. "Accessible college education, women's rights, civil rights, worker's rights, and LGBT equality," are some of the many reasons that Sanders has Kauffman's vote. 

She uses the song and music video to do more than share sweet Bernie terms of endearment. "I wanna feed you Ben and Jerry's" and "You're much more than a human Birkenstock" are two particularly creative lyrics, but she also nails the major talking points of Sanders' campaign with lines like "You believe the middle class deserves a great big voice" and "Your hair's messy and white, but you fight for civil rights."

Kauffman honors the Vermont senator with a Ben and Jerry's shout-out in the song.
Kauffman honors the Vermont senator with a Ben and Jerry's shout-out in the song.

Kauffman tells HuffPost that she expects "a range of reaction," to the video, especially after recent comments from Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem about why young women might vote for Bernie Sanders rather than Hillary Clinton (reminder: it has more to do with our brains than our vaginas). She continued, "Many Americans are passionate about their politics and that is something I choose to respect, rather than worry about."

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