“Look at my record,” Sanders said, wagging his finger for emphasis, “and look what I have campaigned on.” Afterward, several attendees described Sanders as “agitated,” “frustrated,” and seemingly underprepared. “He was the same cantankerous person that he always is,” said Marsha Jones, 58, who runs a reproductive health organization in Dallas. “If he could just work on his — if he was a doctor, they’d say his bedside manner — it would probably help him a lot.” Sanders, 77, has never worried much about “likability,” a vague term that is often lobbed at female candidates, to question whether their personality and demeanor can win over voters. In fact, to many voters, his gruff manner is evidence of his authenticity and deep commitment to his convictions. “In some ways he’s always taken ownership of that and has made it his effective way of communicating how … [Read more...] about Is Bernie Sanders likable enough to become president?
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By Dana Milbank | PUBLISHED: April 3, 2019 at 11:40 am | UPDATED: April 3, 2019 at 11:44 am WASHINGTON — In politics, as in physics, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Hence, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ emergence as the Donald Trump of the left. Fundraising and polls show that many Democrats think the best answer to an angry old white guy with crazy hair, New York accent and flair for demagoguery is, well, another angry old white guy with crazy hair, New York accent and flair for demagoguery. It’s not difficult to picture a scenario in which Bernie captures the Democratic presidential nomination with the same formula that worked for Trump with Republicans in 2016. On paper, the independent from Vermont doesn’t make sense: Democrats are a party of youth, and he’s 77; they are majority-female, and he’s a man; they represent the emerging multicultural America, and he is white. Statistically, he is the worst option against Trump: An NBC News … [Read more...] about Milbank: Is Bernie Sanders becoming the Donald Trump of the Left?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Pindell Globe Staff March 08, 2019 Less than four years ago, Bernie Sanders arrived at the New Hampshire State House with his campaign lawyer to register for the state’s presidential primary. At the time, state election officials had signaled they might not let Sanders on the ballot due to his longtime affiliation as an independent. “I am a Democrat now,” Sanders proclaimed to reporters at the State House in November 2015. And when asked whether he would run as a Democrat in all future elections, Sanders responded, “yes.” Except, in the future, he didn’t. And as Sanders begins his second campaign for president — including, this weekend, his first trip to New Hampshire — he continues to contend with his party affiliation, or lack thereof. Advertisement Four years ago, Sanders ran in the Democratic primary, … [Read more...] about Is Bernie Sanders a Democrat? It’s complicated
NEW YORK — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his chief lieutenants are offering contrition as some of his 2016 campaign staffers face allegations of sexual harassment that threaten to derail a second White House bid before it begins.Hours after a New York Times report detailed allegations of unwanted sexual advances and pay inequity on his first campaign, Sanders apologized late Wednesday "to any woman who felt that she was not treated appropriately.""Of course, if I run again, we will do better next time," Sanders told CNN. Colorado Springs News Elizabeth Warren takes big step toward 2020 presidential bid By ELANA SCHOR Associated Press Yet there were immediate signs that the allegations, which did not directly involve Sanders, could hurt the self-described democratic socialist's 2020 ambitions in the midst of the #MeToo era. In the wake of the report, some Democratic activists and operatives complained about the aggressive culture during the first campaign when male … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders contrite as 2016 aides face harassment allegations
By Megan Henney Published October 31, 2018 Politics FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print Walmart is the latest target of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders , who called on the nation’s largest employer to pay its 1.5 million workers more money. “The wealth of the Walton family, the owners of Walmart, increased more than 9,000% since 1982” the self-identified Democratic socialist wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. “Walmart still doesn’t pay their workers a living wage. This is what a rigged economy is all about." Continue Reading Below But in January, citing President Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (which notably slashed the corporate tax rate more than 10 percentage points), Walmart announced that it was raising its minimum wage to $11 per hour. The mandated federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 per hour. Still, Walmart's new hourly wage trails some other large conglomerates that pay $15 per … [Read more...] about Walmart is Bernie Sanders’ latest pay target