After my two articles on Bernie Sanders, I thought this was an interesting coda.
In 2011, Sanders gave an interview to The Guardian. You can read the whole thing here, if you're interested, but I mention all this because one passage stands out --
But, he explains, he is not interested in the White House. '" would likely end up causing a right-wing extremist to be president of the United States. That is not something I would be happy to do," he said.
Clearly he feels differently today, and that's fine. We're all entitled to change our mind. But I do think it would be appropriate for him to at least be asked about this quote, perhaps even during a debate, and let him explain what did change in his thinking.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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