Run, Bernie, Run?
Thank you, John Nichols, for “Bernie Sanders Is Thinking of Running for President” [April 7], illuminating the senator for us. I’d vote for him in a second. As a progressive, I feel that Sanders understands what is right and, more important, what is wrong with our great country. I hope more people wake up and fight for a change, because “We the People” no longer have a say in what happens to us.
We need Bernie Sanders in the White House. He has a common-sense approach to democracy and leadership. The Democratic Party doesn’t know which way to turn. I’m fearful that we are looking at a rerun of 2010. According to the news, the GOP (Greedy Oppressive Plutocrats) is leading in the polls.
I deeply appreciate hearing about and from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. I’m thinking that if Hillary Clinton has the wisdom and courage to put him on the ticket with her, she’ll win.
Sure, Bernie Sanders would make a fantastic president, but America would wake up in November 2016 having elected some asshat like Rick Santorum. Back to the future: Hillary is not perfect, but she is wicked smart, experienced and tough.
Gary Edward Rith
It is exciting that the estimable Bernie Sanders is considering a run for president. In 2000, Ralph Nader gave us George W. Bush. If Sanders runs, who will he give us in 2016?
new york city
Bernie Sanders is an honorable man, but his concept of “political revolution” as a long-term educational tool will not translate into a 2016 win. Independents don’t revolutionize systems, but third parties might. Since Sanders’s values are already reflected in the Green Party platform, he should consider seeking its endorsement.
mt. tabor, n.j.
Have liberals and progressives learned nothing from the disastrous 2000 election? Do we want another hopeless campaign that will only put a right-wing Republican into office? Independent liberal candidates almost invariably sabotage Democrats. The notion that political campaigns are educational experiences has been disproved again and again.