Will Bernie run?
Senator Bernie Sanders 'thinking of running for president' in 2016
Sanders, an independent from Vermont, could pose a challenge from the left to the former first lady and secretary of state, who is widely seen as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. She has not officially said she is a candidate but has acted very much like one.
“I think anybody who speaks to the needs of the working class and the middle class of this country and shows the courage to take on the billionaire class, I think that candidate will do pretty well,” Sanders told NBC.
Sanders is serving his second six-year term in the Senate. A self-described socialist who caucuses with Democrats, he has cultivated a following among some American liberals, especially on economic issues like the growing income disparity between rich and poor and corporate greed.
“I am thinking about running for president,” Sanders said, adding that he must decide whether to run as an independent or wade into the fight for the Democratic nomination.
Sanders – like Clinton – spent the weekend testing the waters in Iowa, a state that holds an important early contest in the nomination process.
Sanders said he has “a lot of respect” for Clinton, but said “the issue is not Hillary”.
Sanders said that he has “a lot of disagreements” with Obama, adding: “I think he has not tapped the anger and the frustration that the American people feel on many, many issues.”
I have to agree with Sanders emphatically on that last line.
Sanders should run as a Democrat
Sanders should run as an Independent
Sanders shouldn't run for President as either
Sanders should run even though I support Hillary
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