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Bernie Sanders Says He Has a 'Damn Good Platform' to Run for President in 2016 (TEXT and VIDEO)


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CarrieSIC
- 79 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders isn't afraid to be called a socialist. In fact, the Vermont Independent proudly labels himself a Democratic socialist. Sanders described his credo as a fight to protect America's working class from what he sees as the threat of an...



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Freya H. (304)
Monday August 11, 2014, 3:21 pm
He's got my vote! As soon as headquarters open in the Atlanta area, count on me to volunteer.
 

Val R. (246)
Monday August 11, 2014, 6:46 pm
Hey - let's go - thanks.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Monday August 11, 2014, 6:59 pm
I would love to see him as president, but am afraid that he will be too easy for the Teapublicans to attack, here, in the land of idiots, sometimes known as sheeples; damn, they call Obama a Communist! And, I'll bet many of these sheeple believe it.
He may not be afraid to be called a socialist, but the crazies will go to town on his (wonderful) progressivism, and we'll wind up with a full blown crazy in the White House, owning both houses of congress, no less!!!!!!!
 

Natasha Salgado (546)
Monday August 11, 2014, 9:06 pm
Good luck Bernie!
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 4:00 am
Bernie Sanders would be a great president for the US, especially for the poor, the marginalized, those on welfare, those out of a job, those with a job that doesn't earn a living wage, the middle class, the sick, women, LGBTs... come to think of it, for everyone but the 1%, the large corporations, the talibangelists and the Teabaggers, so for more or less 90% of the country.
But if he makes it to the next president of the US, the voters better make sure that Democrats and Progressives have the majority in the Senate and the House by 2016, otherwise Bernie hasn't got a chance to do any better than Obama did, despite his best efforts and best intentions for the country.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7:59 am
If he runs and the states elect reasonable (not tea party) Congressional reps, Bernie would be allowed to have a formidable voice for change...Said in the past...he would have my vote.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 8:10 am
ps...primaries today in Wisconsin today...please vote
 

Jason R. (61)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 9:55 am
Be still my beating heart!
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 10:06 am
Thanks Carrie.
 

Dave C. (216)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 10:27 am
sadly, agree with Lona....its not the president its too many repugs elected and blocking and going so far in the conservative direction than any moderation looks horrible.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 11:56 am
He'd have my vote!
 

Heidi Wood (16)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 12:15 pm
I agree with Lona as well. I would vote for him for sure. How much % do we need to get out the not so good republican (the party that gives everything to the corporations) party? I know here in Weld the whole district is republican I am not sure if that is a part of gerrymandering or not.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 2:59 pm
Noted. Of course, Bernie Sanders would have my vote, too. But, I love watching him speak truth to power as a member of the Senate. I would not want to lose his voice.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 3:00 pm
Thanks.
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 3:11 pm
Damn right it is a damn good platform.

Sorry Bernie, too many people have been trained to treat the word Socialism like the boogyman. People are too easily brainwashed. If you ran as a Democrat, I would vote for you. You are one of my top two politicians.
 

CarrieSICK B. (311)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 3:54 pm
Unfortunately, as president Bernie would run into the same obstructionism Obama has. We have to get rid of the teabaggers in congress too!
 

Penny C. (79)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 4:55 pm
Noted.
 

Susan Allen (218)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 5:30 pm
Noted and shared
 

Julie C. (18)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 5:31 pm
Never happen, but I love the sound of words, "President Bernie Sanders."
 

S J. (117)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 6:20 pm
Viva socialism! noted with hope, good luck Bernie
thanks Carrie
 

A F. (132)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7:55 pm
thank you
 

Pat Cunningham (144)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 7:59 pm
noted. he sounds like a good man
 

Sharon Wood (17)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 8:31 pm
I hope he does!
 

Edith B. (141)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 8:45 pm
I love Bernie and wish he could be President, but I agree with others who have said he would face to much obstruction. As soon as he is labeled socialist the right will be on him as hard as they can. He is what we need, but not what we will get.
 

Laurie H. (720)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 9:44 pm
Bernie is quite a force to be reckoned with!!!! I would vote for him in a heartbeat!!! Thanks Carrie!!!~
 

Krista Slavin (184)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 1:08 am
Noted
 

Sandra Ferri (257)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 1:09 am
Noted Thanks for sharing xoxo
 

B Lewenza (76)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 3:08 am
Noted and thanks for sharing Carrie I DON'T WANT TO BE A SKEPTIC BUT THE SHAPE OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO NEED SOMEONE A LITTLE YOUNGER TO TAKE ON ALL OF THIS PRESSURE. There is a lot more to the Us's woes then one even realizes and I like Bernie Sanders if he would have ran early in his years who knows thinks may have been different.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (45)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 5:28 am
Noted. Thank you Carrie.
 

Jeaneen A. (148)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 5:30 am
Noted He is a fresh breath in today's politics.
 

Diane O. (161)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 5:32 am
The majority of Americans won't vote for a socialist....socialism kills jobs, innovation and motivation and it brings an economy down. Equalizing wealth doesn't work. With our borders wide open and thousands of illegals skipping across every day without penalty of any kind, it won't take long for a socialist country to use up all of its taxpayer resources to give them free medical care, homes, cars and an education. Eventually you would see hard working Americans paying upwards of 50% of their income to the government to take care of those who don't work or can't work. The rich people will leave this country and move to a more tax friendly environment taking their businesses and jobs with them. Then what?

Bernie Sanders may be a nice guy. There's no way he can win IMO.
 

Dawn W. (106)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 5:46 am
Good men with progressive ideals for the disenfranchised and marginalised are always hindered if they don't get good like minded people elected with them .I don't know why some people we elect wherever we live are such incompetent fools? I think from where I sit President Obama has been hindered by ignoramuses and incompetency in the ranks of power.

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Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 6:06 am
Well wouldn't you know already got one of them Teapublicans on the thread. Look at the 1% talking points. They certainly don't want things to change it works nicely for them and the few that are up near the 1%. It fails to come into their view that some of the happiest citizens who enjoy a better quality of life are in those areas of the world that adhere to democratic socialism.

Go Bernie....as Freya said, if an Office opens nearby I'm there. I will continue to vote in the direction of what is in my heart. What we've had is not working.
Vote With Your Heart
 

Linda Rust (69)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 6:38 am
I too would vote for Sen. Sanders in a heartbeat. President Sanders, with Sen. Warren as V.P., ready to run for president when Bernie's terms are up. That would bring change to this country if the people were able to elect a White House that actually cares for the concerns of all our citizens. If the spirit of populism truly took hold of the country, surely some Congressional candidates with more progressive views would be elected as well?!
I hope Hillary Clinton is not the Democratic candidate, as I wouldn't be comfortable voting for her. To me she's just another corporate Democrat and war hawk. I would vote Green Party-but then you get caught in the syndrome of voting Democrat because you have to block the election of a much worse Republican. Think McCain/ Palin or Romney/Ryan. I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils! I hope Sen. Sanders does run--I could truly support his platform.
 

Winn Adams (195)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 6:45 am
Go Bernie Goooooooooooooooo
 

Marianne R. (100)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 6:49 am
Noted
 

Angelika Kempter (82)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 7:40 am
Noted
 

Heidi Walderra (134)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 8:05 am
Noted
 

Janis K. (102)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 8:19 am
Thanks for sharing, Carrie
 

Kathleen Mireault (74)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 9:08 am
Noted with pleasure! Thanks for sharing, Carrie. Bernie would have my vote in a heartbeat! Democratic Socialism beats oligarchy hands down. Make room for ordinary people, 1%!
 

Angelus Silesius (66)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 9:58 am
Bernie is really the only politician out there standing up for american freedoms and privacy
 

Diane O. (161)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 2:32 pm
Yes, thanks for sharing. Bernie Sanders doesn't stand a chance of winning.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 3:40 pm
Being from Vermont,he makes me proud,but I wonder if the rest of America can even understand his intelligence?
 

Ashley heffner (458)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 4:52 pm
Probably not Diane, but that's not a good thing. Bernie is an endangered species, an honest politician that gives a bleep.

 

LaurenSICK Kozen (160)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 2:56 am
Noted & Shared. Thanks Carrie.
 

Evanola Davis (73)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 8:24 am
Go Bernie!!!!!
 

Rhonda Broes (73)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 3:20 pm
He tells it straight. If I was American he'd have my vote! The media does have role to start talking much, much more about this inequality, but then who are they owned by!!! Social Media may help to fuel the grassroots movement that is so needed! Bernie you're a ray of hope:) Thank you, Carrie for this post.
 

Brad H. (26)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 3:48 pm
thanks
 

Joy T. (283)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 1:05 am
Interesting.
 

Brenda P. (154)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 1:15 am
noted love Bernie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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