Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bernie Sanders runs for President: he's running for a cause, not an office

The whole point of his running is to force Hillary Clinton, the presumed Dem party nominee, to (1) take stands on progressive issues and (2) come to the campaign with concrete plans for addressing those issues. So far, Sanders' and fellow Senator Elizabeth Warren's pushes on things like income inequality and campaign finance have gotten lots of (1) but Clinton has yet to follow through with (2).

Here is the story from Al Jazeera. See also AZBlueMeanie's recap of various opinion pieces on what Sanders' candidacy is about.

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