Jane Sanders on Bernie, Hillary, feminism, Donald Trump and the 2016 presidential race

Date: 28-02-2016 9:00 am (4 years ago) | Author: Opeyemi Oladipupo
- at 28-02-2016 09:00 AM (4 years ago)
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Forget what the pundits say. Jane Sanders, the wife of
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, says her husband — not
Hillary Clinton — has the momentum in the race for the
Democratic presidential nomination.
“There’s no doubt he’s got momentum, and momentum
counts,” Jane Sanders told Yahoo News’ Katie Couric in
an interview from Cleveland, where she is campaigning
with the self-described democratic socialist.
But the woman whose husband wants to start “a
political revolution” and hopes to pull off “one of the
great political upsets in the history of the United States”
says they aren’t in it for the so-called horse race of
American politics.
“We’re interested in getting out and talking to people,”
Jane Sanders said.
Still, she knows Bernie Sanders has an uphill battle,
particularly among African-American voters, as the
campaign moves toward Super Tuesday.
“I think they don’t know him as well,” Jane Sanders said.
“He’s from the state of Vermont and he isn’t known
around the country. He needs to get to know them and
they need to get to know him.”
“The enviable position to be in is his,” she continued.
“The more they get to know him, the more they like
him.”
Jane Sanders also weighed in on the recent controversy
sparked by Clinton’s prominent feminist supporters,
including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright,
who suggested young women should do their part to
help elect the first female president in U.S. history .
“I’ve never done gender politics — I think our vote is
too important to give away on any single issue,” she
said.
And while Jane Sanders admitted that, as a woman, she
likes “the concept of a female president,” it’s not the
most important thing when choosing the next occupant
of the Oval Office.
“What we’re looking for in a president, most
importantly, is leadership,” she said. “A person that will
actually stand up and fight for the middle class. At this
point in time, I think that’s Bernie.”
“It’s been exhilarating,” she continued. “The young
people get this, they feel this. They have been very
hopeful and they’re energized to turn this country into
what we want it to be.”
Jane Sanders said both she and her husband would
stand behind Clinton if the former secretary of state is
the Democratic nominee.
“It is extremely important that the Republicans do not
win this presidency,” she said.
She called GOP frontrunner Donald Trump a “very
smart man” but a dangerous candidate who has been
given a free ride by the political press.
“The media has given Donald the bully pulpit like
nobody else,” she said. “If I were a Republican running
for president, I would be furious.
“He’s giving voice to bigotry and intolerance,” she
continued. “The more people are exposed to the same
thing, the more it seems acceptable. It’s not
acceptable.”
The 65-year-old would-be first lady was once a
president herself, serving as the head of Burlington
College from 2004 to 2011.
Jane Sanders (née O’Meara) met Bernie Sanders in
Vermont in 1981 on the night he was elected mayor of
Burlington. (“We met at the victory party, and that was
the beginning of forever,” she once told Vermont
Business Magazine.) They married seven years later.
The pair have four children, each from previous
marriages, and seven grandchildren.
Jane Sanders was asked by Couric how she fell in love
with Bernie.
“I listened to him. He embodied everything I believed
in, everything I was taught,” she said. “I fell in love with
his ideas before I fell in love with him.
“Thirty-five years later, he’s never let me down,” she
added. “I think I’m more in love with him now than I
ever was.”

Posted: at 28-02-2016 09:00 AM (4 years ago) | Hero
- emma4love3 at 28-02-2016 11:51 AM (4 years ago)
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mmm no wahala....we just hope they wil
deliever America.....and i even want them
to really work on those political nigerian
thieves not to find comfort in America....
Posted: at 28-02-2016 11:51 AM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- nonsovin at 3-03-2016 10:02 AM (4 years ago)
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Rubbish!!!
Posted: at 3-03-2016 10:02 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nonsovin at 3-03-2016 10:03 AM (4 years ago)
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phyuk trunk! phyuk his supporters! phyuk America! phyuk dem all!!! Mtcheeew
Posted: at 3-03-2016 10:03 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- vickie_guz at 3-03-2016 01:20 PM (4 years ago)
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I just pray donald trump does not win this election
Posted: at 3-03-2016 01:20 PM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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