Vermont's NPR News: VPR has learned from several sources that Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday and will release a short statement — and then hold a major campaign kickoff in Vermont in several weeks.
Fox News confirms: The Associated Press also reported that the self-described socialist was planning on announcing a bid for the nomination, but did not specify a date. A spokesman for Bernie Sanders told Fox News that an announcement was coming Thursday, but wouldn’t say what it was as “we have to keep some suspense.”
The libertarian website Reason.Com writes: Sanders is the second candidate for the Democratic nomination, following Hillary Clinton into the race. He's expected to apply pressure on Clinton to move to the left economically. Perhaps it's already working. In any case, Sanders will give voice to the faction of the Democratic Party that's all about naked class envy. How much support he gets could indicate how popular that faction's become among the Democratic base.
Huffington Post: Sanders has criticized Clinton for being too soft on Wall Street and has doubted whether Clinton can address income inequality ... Sanders has been an outspoken critic of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ... Sanders is also a critic of the controversial Citizens United Supreme Court decision ... According to a HuffPost poll, Sanders trails Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. [Either people are stupid, or don't know who Bernie Sanders is or about, or the HuffPost has a lot of Hillary fans.]
Other Posts About Bernie:
Senate Hearing on Social Security Disability: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), like many Democrats, wants to raise the income cap on Social Security payroll taxes.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Just One Reason why Bernie Sanders should Run
Monday, November 25, 2013: Senator Bernie Sanders Budget & Petition
April 12, 2013: Bill Maher, Bernie Sanders, Makes Fool of Stephen Moore
Friday, July 29, 2011: Bernie Sanders - Why Americans are so Angry
April 23, 2013: Bernie Sanders Is Right and the Tax Foundation Is Wrong: The U.S. Has Very Low Corporate Income Taxes