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Bernie Sanders Hints He Might Challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016

By    |   Monday, 15 Sep 2014 07:51 AM

Bernie Sanders, the liberal independent U.S. senator from Vermont, hinted he might challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

Sanders said while he is proud to be what he claimed to be the longest serving independent in the history of the U.S. Senate, he wanted to be realistic about running a successful presidential campaign as an independent.



"The truth is, profound anger at both political parties, more and more people are becoming independent, the negative is, how do you set up a fifty-state infrastructure as an independent?" Sanders said on "Meet The Press."

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While Clinton has not officially announced she is running for the Democratic nomination, it is widely assumed that she is and no other Democratic as stepped into the field with about two years left before 2016 election.

"I have a lot of respect for Hillary Clinton," Sanders went on to say. "The question is: At a time when so many people have seen a decline in their standard of living, when the wealthiest and largest corporations are doing phenomenally well, the American people want change. ... Let Hillary speak for herself. I know where I'm coming from."

Sanders has developed a loyal following among liberals nationwide while serving his second term out of Vermont, known for railing against the wealthy and corporate giants, according to the Huffington Post. He has called himself a socialist and constantly addresses issues such as income disparity, noted the website.

"Anybody who speaks to the needs of the working class and the middle class of this country and shows the courage to take on the billionaire class – I think that candidate will do pretty well," Sanders said on "Meet The Press."

Sanders said on the show that he was disappointed in how President Barack Obama has handled Congress over his presidency and that he has "not tapped the anger and the frustration that the American people feel on many, many issues."

Sander went on to say on "Meet the Press" that he believe Obama faced a "level of obstructionism" that will prove to be "unprecedented in American history."

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Bernie Sanders, the liberal independent U.S. senator from Vermont, hinted he might challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
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