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Pilots For 9/11 Truth Forum _ Political Candidates _ Bernie Sanders Presidential Candidate

Posted by: Truthissweet Jun 19 2015, 08:20 PM

I would absolutely love it if someone like Sanders could win. Hopefully Sanders has no skeletons in his closet. Even if he doesn't Karl Rove will make up a couple to get Sanders out of the race in due time. Rove was like a sniper as he took out the Tea Party candidates in '12. He will do that again in the next 17 months.;_ylt=A0LEVjgvUYRVO5kAFFsnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw—

Washington (AFP) - Bernie Sanders, the rumpled American rebel running for president, has been greeted by swelling numbers of supporters at campaign stops, a development which has stunned observers, especially Sanders himself.

The two-term Senator from rural Vermont hits the stump Saturday in swing-state Colorado, where more than 5,000 people -- believed to be the largest campaign trail crowd for any candidate in 2015 -- have registered to attend, aides said.

"I really was surprised. We've had very, very large and enthusiastic crowds," Sanders told AFP in a brief interview as he emerged from the US Capitol between campaign trips.

"I think we're touching a nerve."

Sanders, an independent seeking the Democratic nomination, has called for a political revolution, warning of America's creep towards oligarchy where candidates are "beholden to the billionaire class."

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has the name recognition and the infrastructure. Republican Jeb Bush is winning the money war.

But "Bernie-mentum" has seen unprecedented numbers of voters lining up to hear the mantra from Sanders, a self-described Democratic socialist who in the 1980s served as mayor of Burlington, where he nurtured a progressive environment that lives to this day.

He is capitalizing on disillusionment with America's weak economic recovery and an ever-widening rich-poor gap.

More than 800 people turned out for him at a university in Iowa, the state that votes first in the 2016 nominating process.

In Minnesota some 4,000 people heard Sanders rail against income inequality, a message the 73-year-old has been promoting for decades.

"I think the American people are sick and tired of an economics in which 99 percent of all the money is going to the top one percent," he said in the interview.

"They want fundamental change in the way we do economics in this country and they want fundamental change in a political system which allows billionaires to buy elections," he added.

"So I think the message that we're bringing forth is resonating."

Polls suggest he may be on to something.

The Wisconsin Democratic Party convention's straw poll last week put Sanders at 41 percent support, eight points behind Clinton, the candidate long seen as immune to challenges from a thin Democratic field.

In a Suffolk University poll of Democratic New Hampshire voters, Sanders drew 31 percent to Clinton's 41.

"I'm not surprised" about Sanders's rise, Senator Patrick Leahy, a fellow Vermonter, told AFP. "He speaks out to issues."

- From sideshow to contender? -

Whether Sanders can shift from political sideshow to national contender is perhaps the biggest question in a candidacy driven less by corporate and special interests and more by blunt messaging from a largely unscripted grandfather who looks and sounds like he is speaking through a megaphone, even when he's not.

"They think he's credible," Tad Devine, a Sanders advisor and strategist, said Thursday in explaining the crowds.

"Bernie is in... the voter zone," urgently addressing wealth distribution, campaign finance, climate change, and paid worker leave, Devine said.

"Those core issues that he's been talking about are the reason he is resonating so powerfully with people."

Sanders has little campaign infrastructure, and prides himself on having no so-called super PAC, which can raise unlimited funds to support a candidate.

But the money is flowing in, mostly from small donations. Sanders set a goal of raising $40-$50 million before next year's New Hampshire primary in order to be competitive.

"We're on track to raise that much," Devine said.

Despite the poll bump, Bernie's energetic campaign vibe and his willingness to address hot-button issues head on, experts hesitate to place him in the top tier with Clinton.

Ultimately he is an "outsider in what is very much an insider process," according to the latest assessment by the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.

And Bernie is going up against perhaps the ultimate Washington insider: ex-secretary of state Clinton, a former senator and first lady.

"It's going to be a tremendous challenge," Devine conceded.

"There's a story to tell, and as we tell it powerfully, and he performs at a presidential level, we're giving people an alternative to her."

Even if Sanders fades, he has already affected the race by pressuring Clinton, currently neutral on trade, to oppose legislation that fast-tracks a huge accord being negotiated with Pacific nations.

"It is a failed trade policy, and I would hope that the secretary joins... the vast majority of Democrats in the Congress in saying 'no,'" Sanders told CBS Sunday.

Posted by: Truthissweet Jun 20 2015, 10:08 AM

In a mock one-on-one interview I am representing a mock independent on-line news site, 'People Who Have Their Sh*! Together'.

"Mr. Sanders, nice to finally meet you. Lets get straight to the heart of the matter. How can you ever expect to compete without considering using a super PAC?

Your intentions as president are noble. Do you honestly think Congress would ever agree to give up their cozy relationship with corporate America to change the financial culture of this country?

In your campaigning, will you attack those actually responsible in our government and allies for the planning and execution of 911, and will you name them to the public?

As president, will you replace federal judges appointed by W. and appoint judges who will allow legitimate 911 cases to move forward through the federal system?

Will you come out and say that Sandy Hook and the Boston Bombings were false flag events designed to promote a neocon agenda in regards to gun control and terrorism within our borders?

Will you allow the World Court to act as a new 911 commission to finally get this dilemma resolved? It is insane to think an independent commission could ever be chosen from within our borders.

If you say no to any of my questions then I can't vote for you. If you say yes to my questions, what is your date of birth so that I can use it in your obituary at a certain point in your presidency?

Thank you very much for your time. Go for the jugular, sir, and you have my utmost respect."

Posted by: Truthissweet Jun 22 2015, 04:31 PM

On Youtube, Sanders has a weekly show called Brunch With Bernie. The video is 31'09".

Brunch With Bernie 6/18/15

Posted by: Truthissweet Jun 25 2015, 06:55 PM

Sander's early numbers are getting noticed.

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