As the longest-serving Independent in Congress and a self-identified “democratic socialist,” Sen. Bernie Sanders has built his political career outside of traditional party politics.
It's an approach that has served him well in independent-minded Vermont, a state he has called home for decades. Now Sanders is considering whether that approach would win on the national stage - the 2016 presidential campaign.
His message: that big money interests have perverted America's political process and that it's time for the voters to stand up to the millionaires and billionaires. Sanders hammers it home in an accent that owes more to Brooklyn than Burlington. He’s a gruff, unflinching advocate for working men and women.
“Are my views different than Republicans? Absolutely they are. Do I disagree with President Obama on some very important issues? Yes, I do,” Sanders told “Power Players” during a recent trip to Iowa. “And I think among Independents in this country, there would be aRead More »from Could self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders become president?