“I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.”
Bernie Sanders was seriously thinking about challenging our first African American president in a primary,
When it comes to building on president Obama’s legacy Bernie Sanders just can’t be trusted,”
The ad is part of a broader $600,000 digital buy in South Carolina that the campaign is considering spinning into a broadcast ad.
The Sanders campaign has denied that Bernie, personally, planned to primary President Obama in 2012 but The New Yorker claims differently.
“This never happened. Bernie Sanders never considered a primary challenge to Obama,” deputy campaign manager Ari Rabin-Havt said in a statement. “Bernie was running for reelection in 2012 and that’s what he was focused on.”
In 2013, Senator Sanders proved quite effective in getting President Obama to relent on the chained Consumer Price Index and drop the idea completely.