Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will challenge Donald Trump for president in 2020. Thanks to popular (rather than merely "populist") policies, and a strong primary run in 2016 against a Democratic party apparatus that did everything it could to stop him, he becomes an instant front-runner.
"We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward," the independent senator told Vermont Public Radio in an interview airing Tuesday morning. ... Sanders pointed to the Democratic Party's leftward shift as a reason for a second run. "It turns out that many of the ideas that I talked about – that health care is a right, not a privilege, and that we've got to move toward a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system: very, very popular. The idea that we have got to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour," he told Vermont Public Radio. "When I talked about making public colleges and universities tuition-free and lowering student debt, that was another issue that people said was too radical. Well, that's also happening around the country."
If he has a policy problem, it's that most of the other Democrats are already running with his ones. Read the rest
Bernie Sanders presented a large printout of a Trump tweet in the U.S. Senate, to remind that body that Trump is a dangerous moron. Remixes flooded the net, but what if you can't shoop? Bernie.gomix.me is here to save the day! Feed it a tweet ID and it will generate an image of Bernie presenting your tweet in the U.S. Senate. [via Anil Dash] Read the rest
Talking Points Memo:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave an impassioned speech endorsing Hillary Clinton on Tuesday at a joint rally in New Hampshire, saying “she must become our next president.”
Sanders officially conceded the race, saying Clinton fairly “won the Democratic nominating process” with far more pledged ...
“Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her here today,” he concluded, as they embraced one another.
Bernie's participation was successful beyond expectations and had serious, positive results that counterbalance all the Trump bullshit. He forced Hillary to a more progressive manifesto—and hopefully convinced her for good that the smarmy centrism that comes naturally to mainstream Democrats is cooked. Cheers, Bernie! Read the rest
My photographer friend Clayton Cubitt, whom I met here in the Boing Boing comments a decade ago, did an amazing project to support the campaign of U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
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