Bernie Sanders, likely presidential hopeful: ‘I’ll probably run’
Sen. Bernie Sanders has a new book arriving on Tuesday titled “Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance,” which publisher Thomas Dunne Books says is a reflection of the fact that Mr. Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign was “a beginning, not an end.”
That could be accurate. The Vermont independent and self-described Democratic socialist writes that the future of America is “dependent on our willingness to make a political revolution.”
At age 77, Mr. Sanders still appears game to be in the middle of it.
“He still thinks he should be president,” reports New York magazine.
“I’m not one of those sons of multimillionaires whose parents told them they were going to become president of the United States I don’t wake up in the morning with any burning desire that I have to be president,” Mr. Sanders told the publication.
“If there’s somebody else who appears who can, for whatever reason, do a better job than me, I’ll work my ass off to elect him or her. If it turns out that I am the best candidate to beat Donald Trump, then I will probably run,” he said.
Mr. Sanders has respectable standings in the polls, meanwhile. A recent CNN survey found he placed second behind former Vice President Joe Biden in a list of possible Democratic candidates for president. A Gallup poll found Mr. Sanders with a 53 percent favorability rating, while a Morning Consult survey found him to be “the most popular senator” on Capitol Hill.