Independent Sanders Invites Liberal Challenge to Obama in '12

Friday, 18 Mar 2011 04:05 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama’s move to the center is alienating some of his liberal base. And one of the Senate’s biggest liberals, Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who caucuses with Democrats, says a left-wing primary challenger for Obama next year would be a good thing, The Hill reports.

Bernie Sanders, Obama, Vermont, liberal, challenger
Sen. Bernie Sanders
"If a progressive Democrat were to run, I think it would enliven the debate," he said in an interview on WNYC Radio. "They are free to do that . . . In a democracy, I think it's worthwhile to have different voices out there."

Sanders has been critical of Obama’s moderation, particularly his December deal with Republicans to extend Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans. But Obama’s unlikely to change course, as the new centrist stance has boosted his approval ratings.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Report: Florida Dixiecrats Less Impressed With Charlie Crist

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 22:41 PM

Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist handily won Florida's Democratic primary Tuesday against Nan . . .

Florida's Gov. Scott Has Slight Edge Over Crist

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 22:09 PM

With the nominations of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Cr . . .

GOP Groups' Report: Women Consider Party 'Stuck in the Past'

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 21:53 PM

Despite a concerted effort to win back women after the last presidential election, female voters still view Republicans  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved