Yes, Bernie Sanders Is Actually Doing This To Seem “Less Radical”

Yes, Bernie Sanders Is Actually Doing This To Seem “Less Radical”

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders gets big crowds at his events in his quest to win the 2016 Democrat Presidential race.

Too big, apparently-at least in the eyes of some.

The large crowds are bolstering the image of Sanders as a radical Socialist too extreme to beat Hillary or the Republicans, so Sanders is now holding smaller rallies to seem more “Presidential.”

According to The New York Times:

“Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont started a new phase in his presidential campaign here on Sunday, when, after a summer of holding huge rallies, he began using smaller-scale events with voters to make the case that he would be electable as the 2016 Democratic nominee because his liberal views could attract broad political support. He also announced that he would soon deliver a speech describing why he is a democratic socialist, a political ideology that some Democrats fear could be easily caricatured and ultimately derail his candidacy.

Speaking to 200 people on a front lawn in this college town, Mr. Sanders, one of two independents in the Senate, sought to frame his call for trillions of dollars in new federal spending and higher taxes on the wealthy as fair-minded proposals to support widely popular ideas. He argued against a likely freeze for cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security benefits in 2016, for instance, saying that retired and disabled Americans deserved more generous benefits and that he would finance them by raising payroll taxes on wealthy Americans.

He said his ideas were hardly “radical,” noting that he had attracted a record number of donors – more than 650,000 so far – and raised $26 million from July to September without having a “super PAC” that could take huge sums of money.

Advisers to Mr. Sanders said the smaller events were critical to addressing doubts about whether he could win the presidential election – a challenge that isn’t well suited to the frenzied environment of his rallies. While Mr. Sanders is not a huge fan of the schmoozing that is a staple of smaller events, he is well aware that he stands to gain if he can go into yards, living rooms and other small settings and persuasively allay concerns about being a democratic socialist or having ideas that congressional Republicans would never support.

Mr. Sanders is focusing on Iowa and New Hampshire because victories in those two states – which hold the first nominating contests, in early February – would give him political momentum against his leading opponent, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of state, while raising doubts about her as a prospective presidential nominee. (Mrs. Clinton is running ahead of Mr. Sanders in Iowa opinion polls, while he has a small lead in New Hampshire.)”



  1. Bernie: “Give me your slobs, your lazy folk, your vagrants…and I’ll…I mean we’ll give them money for laying on their backsides all day!” “ASK NOT, what you can do for your country; ASK, what you can get for free”

    Hillary: “Vote for me and I’ll see you’re released from prison. Vote for me, and I’ll see you become legalized. Vote for me, and I’ll raise you from the dead! Donate to me, and I’ll like you. Donate a lot, and I’ll make you an ambassador…no, nix that ambassador part or the Republicans might bring up Benghazi again…so let’s just say part of my cabinet!”

  2. Hillary has no business running for office when she’s under investigation! As for Sanders, taking from the rich to give to the poor is not exactly the best thing to do. The best thing to do would be to get people working for a decent amount of Pay. Now that doesn’t mean giving $15 an hour to fast food workers. If that’s done then you need to give a massive cost of Living increase to all those who spent years working up to that 15 an hour.
    Stop outsourcing our jobs! Bring those jobs back to the American people. Money hungry companies don’t give a rats ass about us. Only want our money.

    • “Only wants our money!”
      That is what Bernie Sanders is all about. He keeps reminding us how the United States is the richest country in the world. Bernie Sanders is focused on only one agenda….stuffing his pockets with taxpayer’s money. He figures if he can raise the taxes on the wealthiest people, he can get his hands on more of their money.
      What about the issues of protecting the people against the nuclear threat of Iran, or the terrorist threats of ISIS, or controlling and protecting our borders from the invasion of illegal immigrants, or helping the private sector produce more jobs to keep the middle class working? Bernie Sanders couldn’t care less. He is obsessed with feeding at the public trough and taking whatever money the government has….mostly for himself.
      Bernie is a stereotypical communist….confiscate the money from the people by distributing their wealth and taxing them more, with the people in power (the government) taking the biggest cut.

      • Against Hillary, I would vote for ANY of the Republican candidates…even the RINOS if it came to that.

        But, I’m primarily a Cruz supporter.

  3. Government consists of those who have no special talent for the business
    of government; only for getting and holding office. Their principal
    means is to find those who want something they can’t get, then promise
    to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing.
    The tenth time it is made good by looting “A” to satisfy “B”.
    Government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of
    advance auction on stolen goods.

  4. Seems to me, during this recent Democratic Debate, that Sen. Bernie Sanders was hoping that Mrs. Clinton would keep him in mind as Her Veep…& was congenial towards her, (most of the time)!?! Just guessing here!!! Mr. Dana R. Daffin 1:06AM (Tuesday) 10-20-2015

  5. The only ones listening to him are the handout crowds. The problem is there are a helluva lot of them.

  6. Check out the Internet: Bernie Sanders in a 1985 interview said he admired Castro for taking control. This Country doesn’t need another Democratic Socialists, as he calls himself. The Liberals are full of them.

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