And boasting a following that can only be described as intense. “Preach!” shouted one woman. And when he started running, there was no indication he’d be working with the amount of money he has since raised. He is 73 years old, but Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders can fill an arena. “He has a fervor in his message that connects with people“.
Silver says the Vermont senator’s ratings have shifted dramatically.
Since launching her campaign in April, though, Clinton has slowly grown more in the media.
Bernie Sanders, the presidential hopeful and progressive challenger to 2016 front-runner Hilary Clinton, took the podium on Saturday at the Phoenix Convention Center to speak about income inequality and the need for education to the largest turnout of his campaign so far.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders earned cheers when he stated “No president can bring about the changes we need in this country unless there is a political revolution”. But I’ve spent 50 years of my life fighting for civil rights.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Clinton feels threatened by this unashamed social democracy, and her minions-and the Clintons have an abundance of such hangers-on, eager to wield the knife in exchange for the favour of our country’s political royalty-have been attacking Sanders.
“She’s got a deep well of support among New Hampshire Democrats”, Scala said.
In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor following the NPR incident, Sanders said he is “proud to be Jewish” but that he is “not particularly religious”. Asked what kind of pantsuit she prefers, Clinton said, “I never met a pantsuit I didn’t love” and linked to the merchandise section of her campaign website. She did so by blasting the Republican candidates for president, not mentioning her closest Democratic rival.
Before Sanders began his speech shortly after 7 p.m., supporters were buying buttons and T-shirts and taking their seats in the arena.
I want to believe… that we can have events like this and give each candidate their fair chance and that we don’t crown (Clinton) as our next victor.
During his one-hour event, Sanders spoke about issues that resonated with the crowd, which included college students and middle-aged voters. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, that she wants to raise certain capital gains taxes in part to encourage long-term investment over short-term profits.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hosted a rally at the Sheraton Dallas on Sunday.
“We live in a nation with a highly competitive global economy and if we are going to succeed into the future we need the best-educated workforce in the world”, Sanders said.
“We’ve all heard the shocking stories of misconduct by individuals and institutions in the financial industry”, Clinton wrote. The roar grew even louder when Joe Montemayor, lead organizer for the Texas State Employees Union, strode to the podium.
The presence of so many leftist activists in town for the conference no doubt spiked attendance for Sanders speech. “What you are seeing with Bernie Sanders is not unusual”, he said. How will she convince the base she is one of them? He said a $1 trillion federal program to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure would create up to 13 million good jobs.
The huge crowd came as a surprise for many in what is considered to be a reliable Republican state. Instead, Sanders’ campaign is built on ideology rather than personality.