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(71,780 posts)
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 08:22 AM Aug 2015

Jane Sanders recalls moment she became convinced Bernie should run

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.....a disabled veteran approached their table to thank the senator for the help his office provided in securing benefits.

Sanders' eyes welled with tears as she recalled what the man said next: "You've changed my life and if you run for president, I think that would be the best thing for the country."

As the man left, she remembered saying to her husband, "Okay, I think you have to do it."

Burlington Free Press

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Jane Sanders recalls moment she became convinced Bernie should run (Original Post) kpete Aug 2015 OP
A long, strong marriage, w/ mutual respect & TRUST Divernan Aug 2015 #1
K & R. Great to see a strong marriage, in politics or anywhere. appalachiablue Aug 2015 #2
This is priceless...and what it's all about...and why he will win. There is still libdem4life Aug 2015 #3
Drop kicked and recommended! Enthusiast Aug 2015 #4
Great Story - Thank You For Sharing cantbeserious Aug 2015 #5
Bernie!! AzDar Aug 2015 #6
Bernie! Plucketeer Aug 2015 #7
... AzDar Aug 2015 #9
Interesting comment following the 2nd OP's link: Divernan Aug 2015 #8
It all sort of just makes me sick to my stomach. SoapBox Aug 2015 #10
Guess our invitations got lost in the mail! Divernan Aug 2015 #12
Great article on Jane! SoapBox Aug 2015 #11
Bernie rings true at every turn navarth Aug 2015 #13
K & R !!! WillyT Aug 2015 #14
I loves me some Bernie Sanders. Best. Candidate. Ever! Feeling the Bern Aug 2015 #15
. libodem Aug 2015 #16
Great article! logosoco Aug 2015 #17
After his tenure as Prez is up, he will have done twice as much good for the American Zorra Aug 2015 #18
Locking thread. TexasTowelie Aug 2015 #19


(15,480 posts)
1. A long, strong marriage, w/ mutual respect & TRUST
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 09:16 AM
Aug 2015

Good, in-depth piece showing the quality of their long marriage. I'm glad for Bernie that he has a supportive spouse who is by his side as he fights the good fight for us. Liked all the pictures of her & Bernie at different times in their marriage. Caption on 1 photo: Jane Sanders serves as an advisor to her husband, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Their desks sits side by side at his campaign headquarters in Burlington. Seen on Thursday, August 6, 2015. (Photo: GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS)

When asked about her husband's ability to compete against the fundraising power of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-funner, Sanders seemed undaunted.
"We've been outspent many, many, many times," she said.

She noted that her husband's campaign has taken off faster than either of them expected.
She said one marked moment occurred as they arrived in Minneapolis with field director, Phil Fiermonte. She described seeing blocks of people lined up to enter the campaign event on May 31, less than a week after the campaign kicked off.

She recalled her husband saying, "Whoa! Are we competing with something Phil?" and Fiermonte's reply, "I think that's you, Bern."

An estimated 5,000 people showed up for that event, a number that would be dwarfed by the turnout for his latest West Coast rallies.


(40,820 posts)
2. K & R. Great to see a strong marriage, in politics or anywhere.
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 09:49 AM
Aug 2015


(13,877 posts)
3. This is priceless...and what it's all about...and why he will win. There is still
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 09:53 AM
Aug 2015

plenty of time for him and his values to be introduced to the Country.


(50,983 posts)
4. Drop kicked and recommended!
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 09:59 AM
Aug 2015


(13,039 posts)
5. Great Story - Thank You For Sharing
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 10:02 AM
Aug 2015




(14,023 posts)
6. Bernie!!
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 10:14 AM
Aug 2015


(12,882 posts)
7. Bernie!
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 10:20 AM
Aug 2015
AND Jane!


(14,023 posts)
9. ...
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 10:28 AM
Aug 2015


(15,480 posts)
8. Interesting comment following the 2nd OP's link:
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 10:27 AM
Aug 2015

"2 NYT pieces further demonstrate why he's running (7+ / 0-)article:

Mrs. Clinton, who wore a blue gingham blouse, talked to reporters on Saturday alongside Tom Harkin, a popular former senator from the state who recently endorsed Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy. (Mrs. Clinton said she was “deeply honored” by Mr. Harkin’s support. He stayed neutral in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.)

A brown cow mooed behind Mrs. Clinton as she answered questions about the private email server she used as secretary of state and criticized Mr. Bush, who attended the fair on Friday, about his views on the Iraq war and the rise of the Islamic State. Then, she and a dozen Secret Service agents and staff members headed to get a pork chop on a stick.

. . .But others seemed frustrated that they could not get close to the former first lady, who is trying to connect on an intimate level with Iowans who shunned her last presidential campaign. “I couldn’t hear a darn word she said,” one woman grumbled.

Soon after Mrs. Clinton left the fair for Martha’s Vineyard to attend the 80th birthday party of Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a close friend and confidant of the Clintons.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/us/politics/excess-in-iowa-90-a-butter-cow-and-rides-on-donald-trumps-helicopter.html?ref=politics&_r=1 *

And this article, http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/08/15/obama-power-foursome-hits-links-before-vernon-jordan-soiree/

President Obama’s golf habit on Martha’s Vineyard is so frequent that locals shrug it off. But there was nothing routine about his Saturday foursome, which included former President Bill Clinton, the civil rights activist Vernon E. Jordan Jr. and Ron Kirk, America’s former trade representative.

The high-profile golf partners were all slated to attend Mr. Jordan’s 80th birthday party Saturday night at the Farm Neck Golf Club. But they arrived early to get in a round of golf first. Mr. Jordan, a towering figure in the Democratic Party, was a top adviser to Mr. Clinton and is close to Mr. Obama, too.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is running to replace Mr. Obama in the Oval Office, was also expected to attend the party on Saturday night, officials said.

As per George Carlin in his epic final public riff, it's a big club, and you ain't in it. Sanders (thankfully) isn't in the big club, either.

While I never aspired to crashing any gates, I have a very hard time supporting candidates who are maintaining gates that are bigger and sturdier now than they were when I joined this site about a decade ago. Vernon Jordan has been an Akin Gump lobbyist since 1982. His presence as a towering figure in the party shows how far we are from real reform. I have no idea whether the ongoing Sanders surge can do much to induce real reform, but I'd sure as hell like to try."


(18,791 posts)
10. It all sort of just makes me sick to my stomach.
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 10:41 AM
Aug 2015

Yuk...all that rubbing of elbows by the rich and powerful...that are constantly jockeying to protect their money and power.


(15,480 posts)
12. Guess our invitations got lost in the mail!
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 10:51 AM
Aug 2015

And I had my private jet & crew on standby, too!


(18,791 posts)
11. Great article on Jane!
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 10:42 AM
Aug 2015

First Lady of The United States of America.

Sounds good to me.


(5,927 posts)
13. Bernie rings true at every turn
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 10:59 AM
Aug 2015

not ONCE has he tweaked my trusty bullshit detector. DAMN I want him for president.



(72,631 posts)
14. K & R !!!
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 11:07 AM
Aug 2015


Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
15. I loves me some Bernie Sanders. Best. Candidate. Ever!
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 11:08 AM
Aug 2015

Sanders/Kucinich 2016
Sanders/O'Malley 2016

Feel the Bern!


(19,288 posts)
16. .
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 11:09 AM
Aug 2015

Tears of love and joy!


(3,208 posts)
17. Great article!
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 11:17 AM
Aug 2015

Bernie and his wife seem pretty much like people I would run into around my community (okay, maybe closer to St. Louis, which is about 20 minutes away!). I hope the American people see this aspect of Bernie. Surely by now everyone can see that the class of people in politics now is pretty far removed from the average citizen (okay, Obama and his family are pretty down to earth as well).

I am remembering a quote from someone who said they voted for bush because he looked like someone you could have a beer with. This was not actually true so much, but hopefully many will see that with Bernie.

I enjoyed this article because Jane looks like she wears regular clothes and sits at a desk that looks like the average American could have in their home.

Elitism has not been good for most of the people in this country (or the world). I think this election has a good chance to stop all of that.

Go, Bernie!!!!!!!


(27,670 posts)
18. After his tenure as Prez is up, he will have done twice as much good for the American
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 11:21 AM
Aug 2015

people as FDR did.

And if we can keep neoliberal corporatist DINOS from stealing the party again, Democrats will have a half century dynasty of environmentally beneficial social and economic progress to look forward to.

But it all depends on us giving Bernie the chance to give us a chance.


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19. Locking thread.
Mon Aug 17, 2015, 11:41 AM
Aug 2015

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