You came out here dancing, Bernie, exclaimed talk demonstrate host Ellen Degeneres. That’s fantastic.

Thus began Bernie Sanders‘ appearance on Ellen , fresh off hisstandout performance in the first Democratic presidential debate of the2016 election cycle.

Much akin to Fight Club , if this is your first time on Ellen , you have to dance. And dance Sanders didto The Trammps 1976 reach Disco Inferno, which stimulates sense because the song’s refrain is burn, baby, burn.( Get it ?)

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Besides featuring The Trammps biggest reach, the segment also indicated the independent Vermont senator dedicating one his trademark impassioned arguments against income inequality and the shredding of the social safety net that’s turned Sanders into a strong challenger onHillary Clinton’sprogressive flank.

You would think that if one was building billions of dollars, that might be enough to take care of your family and your kids and your grandchildren, Sanders said. In corporate America today, you have incredible avarice. I don’t know when they think enough is enough. They want more and more and more.

You have multi-billionaires right now contributing money to nominees and what these candidates are doing at the behest of the billionaires is saying ‘let’s cut Social Security.’ You talk about health care for all, they want to throw tens of thousands of people off of health care and repeal the Affordable Care Act, he continued. They want to cut nutrition programs at a time when tens of thousands of families are struggling to put food on the table … for pregnant women and little babies. I can’t explain the reasons the mentality of somebody who wants to do that…That’s the kind of greed mentality we’re fighting.

That’s how a progressive presidential campaign is run in 2015: Come in like Saturday Night Fever, used to go like a Sunday morning revival.

Doing talk shows like Ellen has become de rigueur for presidential candidates. Clinton herself danced the whip and the nae nae on Ellen earlier this year. In fact, this practice has gone on for decades, at least sinceBill Clintonplayed saxophoneon The Arsineo Hall Show way back in 1992.

This election cycle, however, the practice has kicked into overdrive. The reason is likely because these sorts of appearances dedicate candidates aconsistent positive bump in public sentiment that’s difficult to achieve elsewhere.

According to data collected by the social media analytics firm Wayin, going on talk demonstrates has a propensity to increase the percentage of social media dialogues about the candidate that are positive. Right before Clinton shook it on Ellen , merely 38 percent of all the tweets mentioning her by name tested positive. In the hours following her appearance, that number jumped to 58 percent.

Will Sanders get a similar Ellen bump?

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