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August 02, 2011


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Bernie came to my village in Thetford for a breakfast meeting to discuss health care. There were many thoughtful questions and he gave detailed answers which made his position absolutely clear.Bernie believes that government FOR the people does not mean government for the benefit of fat cats only.


Why on Earth would you poll Vermont and not poll the Governors race, aka the only possibly competitive race there will ever be in Vermont for the next 50 years?


Is it really surprising one of the few Senators that actually tries his best to represent the interests of the lower and middle classes would be well-liked? Bernie still owns.

I Am Iron Man

Vermont is awesome. If it werent for it being a bit too cold for my tastes, Id move there. All of these idiot commenters and their socialist nonsense... man. Socialist isnt a bad word. Its a good thing to be a socialist.


Back to the poll though, not surprised by these results.Bernies been in politics a long time, having been the at-large representative for 16 years til 2007, and the mayor of Burlington before that. Obviously his Fili-bernie last year only cemented his image with Vermonters.I imagine these Republican contenders would fare better in the gubernatorial race...but frankly, if Shumlin couldnt be beat in 2010, even less of a chance of him being beat in 12. Well just have to wait and see your results though PPP!


My dear Anonymous and Elaine:There are other states that have elected nuts. Those nuts are Republicans.Heh.


Elaine, Shh! Please dont let the cat out of the bag! Vermonters have been re-electing Bernie for 30 years because his politics are a BIG SECRET. He NEVER says whats on his mind or takes a position on anything, so how would anyone know???


Please....we are not all NUTS!! Unfortunately Bernie promises a chicken in every pot and folks are still buying it. The Sanderistas are a well oiled machine. Ive seen his people rousting drunks and homeless folks up and driving them to the polls and I kid you not!


News flash, oh fellow Americans. The time is fast approaching when you wont be able to use the label Socialist as a pejorative anymore. You just got sold up the river by the two mainstream parties, as will become obvious to all but the most tea-addled citizens soon enough. Socialism is going to start looking mighty good before you know it. Even to you.It doesnt matter if hes a Socialist, a Communist, or a Justin Bieber fan ... he happens to be the only politician who has YOUR interest at heart rather than the sarcastically-named job-creating rich.Besides ... what do you call a Socialist in the Senate? You call him Senator.


Too bad, I wish the good citizens of Vermont would wake up and see what is going on in the state (and counrty) and elect responsible people instead of socialists.....


Do you guys even know what socialist means? Bernie Sanders is the only US Senator who consistently makes sense and it pays off in his approval ratings. Too bad more of his colleagues dont follow his lead.


Are these people nuts? Do they realize Bernie Sanders is a self confessed Socialist. Or maybe just the entire state are all Socialists. Why didnt you mention that in your article? Are you trying to ignore it?


Vermont is where all the nuts go. Its safe to say they would elect a nut.

Dustin Ingalls

Why on Earth would you poll Vermont and not poll the Governors race, aka the only possibly competitive race there will ever be in Vermont for the next 50 years?Uh, we did, as you can see today. We release one set of results each day over the course of a week. Thats how we always do it.


I am reading some of the comments bashing Senator Sanders as well as those who live in Vermont. Whats interesting here is that Senator Sanders has been trying to raise the quality of life for every day people. And some still are afraid of him because he is socialist. Senator Sanders wants to close some of the tax loopholes for the wealthiest people who enjoy copious amounts of tax breaks. He wants to see the middle class relieved of some of the tax burden they now carry. He does not like corporate welfare. He wants to see corporations carrying their fair share. Instead of being dolled out subsidies that are spent foolishly on perks for employees and the such. People like Senator Sanders because of how he cares about the every day person. He cares about every day people. He truly and deeply cares about people.


Anonymous said:Ive seen his people rousting drunks and homeless folks up and driving them to the polls and I kid you not!Liar. Youve seen no such thing. Youre probably not IN Vermont, because if you were,youd know there werent enough of them in any one place to make the effort to round them up worth it.where, exactly, did you see this and when?Oh, excuse me. Its just that threadbare Republican fiction again.

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