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Eric J in MN

(35,619 posts)
Mon May 30, 2016, 01:33 PM May 2016

'Energizer Bernie: How does Sanders keep going, and going, and going?'

Let's keep going for him like he keeps going for us!


Sanders held one rally after another, interspersed with TV appearances. Ventura, Pomona, and Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday; Long Beach, Inglewood, the Young Turks and Bill Maher on Friday; Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Bakersfield on Saturday; Visalia and Fresno on Sunday; a few stops in Oakland on Monday.

...“Most candidates half his age would strain under the weight of that schedule. There was one day where he hit five or six states in a single day. I really don’t understand how he does it,” the staffer said.

...His wife, Jane, described her husband as “just one of those people who is built to keep going.” He has been sick fewer than half a dozen times in their 28-year marriage, she said, and she credits his endurance to the fact that he was a competitive runner in high school.

...But mostly, she says, he is fueled by a lifelong feeling that you have to cram as much into a day as possible. “I first met him when he was mayor of Burlington,” she says, and even back then “he was always saying, ‘We have to accomplish this now because we don’t know how long we’ll be here.’ So he’s always pushing for a fuller day” of events.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/energizer-bernie-does-sanders-keep-000000095.html
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'Energizer Bernie: How does Sanders keep going, and going, and going?' (Original Post) Eric J in MN May 2016 OP
There is a difference between a servant of the people, and wanting to libdem4life May 2016 #1
It's easy for him because erlewyne May 2016 #2
So true. Can just talk on the fly. libdem4life May 2016 #6
He's the candidate powered by the people. Jack Rabbit May 2016 #3
And he wasn't a sprinter, he was a long distance runner TexasBushwhacker May 2016 #4
I think Jane is right in attributing his stamina to having been a long distance runner. n/t eridani May 2016 #5
 

libdem4life

(13,877 posts)
1. There is a difference between a servant of the people, and wanting to
Mon May 30, 2016, 02:09 PM
May 2016

preside over them. One is democratic, the other is oligarchy.

One has coveted it for decades. The other kind of got "ooops ed" into it. What one might call a Reluctant Candidate...but once he engaged, it was pedal to the metal.

erlewyne

(1,115 posts)
2. It's easy for him because
Mon May 30, 2016, 04:40 PM
May 2016

he doesn't have to memorize. Just tell the truth.

When you lie you have to memorize the lies.

He has less work to do and is not scripted.

 

libdem4life

(13,877 posts)
6. So true. Can just talk on the fly.
Mon May 30, 2016, 11:12 PM
May 2016

He gets criticized for giving the same speech over and over. Well, that's what I like about him. He can give that speech every day...same reason...it doesn't change.

TexasBushwhacker

(19,829 posts)
4. And he wasn't a sprinter, he was a long distance runner
Mon May 30, 2016, 04:46 PM
May 2016

He knows the race is long, but he also knows not to quit until it's over.

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