Bernie Sanders Will Announce On Thursday That He Is Running For President

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On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders will officially announce that he is running for president and will be challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

Vermont Public Radio reported:

VPR News has learned from several sources that Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday.

Sanders will release a short statement on that day and then hold a major campaign kickoff in Vermont in several weeks.

Sanders’ entry into the Democratic race ensures that Hillary Clinton will face a challenge to win the support of the liberal wing of the party.

Sanders’ basic message will be that the middle class in America has been decimated in the past two decades while wealthy people and corporations have flourished.

Sen. Sanders has said that his campaign will be focused on issues including trade agreements, income inequality, breaking up the big banks, and Citizens United. The potential for a Sanders 2016 candidacy grew after his top adviser suggested that the Vermont Senator was leaning towards running for the Democratic nomination.

After Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) rebuffed all efforts to draft her into the race, it was clear that if Sen. Sanders (I-VT) didn’t run, Hillary Clinton likely would not have any serious opposition for the Democratic nomination. Bernie Sanders is better known to activists than Martin O’Malley or any of the other potential candidates, but the odds of Sanders winning the Democratic nomination are slim.

While Sanders would like to win, the purpose of his campaign will be to provoke a conversation on critical issues that Republicans and some Democrats ignore. A candidate that will force the nation to discuss income inequality and Citizens United should be welcomed by the left. Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton will benefit from Sanders being in the race because she will get to run in an actual primary.

The news that Bernie Sanders is running for president is good news for every Democrat.

12 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Will Announce On Thursday That He Is Running For President”

  1. I’d love to see a Hilary/Sanders ticket. “Frothing at the mouth” rage would engulf the Right Wing.

  2. I doubt that he can compete with the Hillary mountain of cash. But he can bring ideas and issues important to the poor and shrinking middle class to the fore. He will speak for us and hold Hillarys’ feet to the fire. His announcement is good news for dems and Americans. Competition is good!


  4. I’ve been saying all along, a Clinton/Sanders ticket for the Democrats is a total win. With that ticket, I don’t believe Republicans stand a chance. I also think it would get out more Democrat and Independent voters to the polls which would be a big help in the Congressional elections.

  5. I said on Twitter. Someone please explain. Sanders doesn’t like Democratic Party enough to belong to it. Yet he’s running as a Democrat?

  6. I love Bernie! He is one of the few in congress unafraid of speaking the truth. However, we know this country is not about to elect a Jewish socialist. That’s worse than either black or female. Besides, we need him in the Senate, just like Elizabeth Warren.

  7. That’s wonderful news. Against a field of GOP idiots, Bernie and Hillary will be like a breath of fresh air and remind us of what intelligence, common sense, compassion and sincerity look like again.

  8. I’ll repeat…………….Bernie will not receive bucks from corporations, banks, and thank goodness,not from the Kochs,,,,……..ssssooooooooo it’s up to us to fund his campaign. My checkwas in the mail on Friday. Check out his website for address. DO IT FOR U.S.

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