Senator Bernie Sanders has confirmed that he is considering running for President in 2016.
While the Seantor has gone so far as to say he is considering putting himself into the ring for the top job, he has however made it clear that a final decision on whether or not he will be running will only be made in March next year.
The Vermont independent could be considering turning to the democrats for their support but he has made it clear that backing from the party would not see him changing his views or becoming more leftist in his opinions.
Speaking to Associated Press, Sanders said: “I don’t want to do it unless I can do it well. I don’t want to do it unless we can win this thing.”
His tough upbringing forged a belief in a distribution of wealth which is key to his politics: “A lack of money in my family was a very significant aspect of my growing up … kids in my class would have new jackets, new coats, and I would get hand-me-downs,” Sanders said.
This could be the perfect time for Sanders to run as he has always preached a policy of giving more to the poor and giving less to the rich and in a society that is increasingly divided by wealth and poverty, his opinions may well ring true with many voters.
According to Associated Press, Sanders said the issues about which he’s been railing all these years are only becoming more dire. The wealth gap has grown, and the middle class, he says, is “collapsing.”
“You have one family, the Walton family of Walmart, owning more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of the American people,” he said. “We have 95 percent of all new income going to the top 1 percent. You have millions of families unable to afford to send their kids to college. People are desperately worried about whether or not they are going to retire with dignity.”
Part of his policy will include his 12 point plan to help restore a balance of wealth in the country with an especially strong effect on the middle classes who are the ones who have traditionally always felt the squeeze.
According to Associated Press, the Senator would be 75 in 2016, but “my health is good,” he said, knocking on a wooden conference room table. He said he couldn’t remember the last time he’d called in sick to work.