Bernie Sanders, the two-term Independent-Democratic U.S. senator from Vermont, yesterday announced he’ll kick off in June his campaign seeking a third six-year term. A presidential run, which many Sanders supporters were hoping for, is not in the cards, the 76-year-old progressive said. Rather, he will continue pushing a progressive agenda.
Sanders desires to continue in politics but only in a fluid relationship with the Democratic Party. Both sides lose with this arrangement, says Leid Stories, but the Democratic Party and the people’s political agenda suffers even more.