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If Warren sits 2016 out, an unelectable longshot may be liberals' only hope. Let's take a lesson from Pat Robertson

With the 2016 elections still two years away, and Elizabeth Warren saying that she will not run, the most likely challenger on the left appears to Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont socialist, re-elected with 71 percent of the vote in 2012, who caucuses with the Democrats. Forget the White House, some critics would say: Sanders doesn’t even have a shot at giving Hillary a strong primary challenge, should he choose to run as a Democrat, so why bother?

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) isn’t currently running for office. He was elected for a second term in 2012 and isn’t up for re-election for another four years. Sanders did, however, announce on last Sunday’s Meet the Press that he was considering running for president in 2016, as a Democrat. With the election still more than two years away, no candidate from either party has officially announced they are running for president, although both the Democrats and the GOP have their frontrunners.
Appearing at a fundraising event for outgoing U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Sunday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the gathered crowd of Democratic Party supporters, "Hello, Iowa. I'm baaaack!" Regarding the widely held assumption that Clinton will run for president in 2016, she addressed the issue most directly by saying, "It is true I am thinking about it."
Monday, 15 September 2014 23:50

Bernie Sanders fires up devotees in Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa — On the same day retiring Sen. Tom Harkin’s Democratic Steak Fry became a de facto Hillary Clinton campaign rally, another group of Iowa progressives gathered in a church basement to hear from a potential presidential candidate who’s not sure he actually wants to be president. That would be Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has belonged to one political party in his lifetime: the anti-war Liberty Union Party.

That was back in the 1970s. Since then, Sanders has forged his own political path, caucusing with Democrats in Congress but remaining independent on the ballot.

On Monday, the Senate's only self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, hinted again that he might run for president in 2016. In an interview when Jeff Zeleny of Yahoo! News, Sanders said the US was now in an oligarchy, and that if the public understood how the social welfare state worked in countries like Denmark and Sweden, they'd strongly support it. Asked if he was offering a possible platform for a presidential run, Sanders said, "I think it's a damn good platform."

Rand Paul is the two-word answer to the question “Why should the Democrats hope Bernie Sanders runs in the Democratic primaries?”

A small group of progressive activists will meet Tuesday to form a "Draft Bernie Sanders for President" steering committee in Johnson County, Iowa, to persuade the Vermont senator to run as a Democrat in the 2016 Iowa caucuses.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont politician who is a self-described democratic socialist, is the focus of a draft for president committee in Johnson County. A press release from the group says it wants him to run for president as a Democrat in the 2016 Iowa caucuses.

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