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  •  I like Bernie too (0+ / 0-)

    His intelligence, his independence, and his policy approach.

    I also like the way he disproves some stereotypes that one sees from time to time. Here are some interesting, even surprising, excerpts from the Wikipedia article on Bernie:

    Sanders, the son of Jewish Polish immigrants to the United States, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn and later attended the University of Chicago, graduating with an B.A. in political science in 1964.[4] After graduating from college, Sanders spent time on an Israeli kibbutz, an experience which shaped his political views.[5]
    Sanders is one of two sitting U.S. Senators who went to James Madison High School in Brooklyn (the other being Chuck Schumer). Before Sanders became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, his roommate was Richard I. Sugarman, a professor at the University of Vermont. Coincidentally, the only other Independent currently serving in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman (I-CT) shared a suite with Professor Sugarman when the two attended Yale University in the 1960s.[50
    It would be fascinating to know what Sanders, Schumer, Sugarman and Lieberman had to say to each other - so much in common and such a range of different views.

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