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Sanders cancels U.S. presidential campaign events after heart scare

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Sanders should step back and throw his weight behind a more moderate, younger candidate.

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Sanders should step back and throw his weight behind a more moderate, younger candidate.

I agree totally. This is the end of Bernie's run. This will spook to many people and and it will be so hard for him to convince them that he is healthy and strong enough for the job. This will also hurt Bidden who is almost the same age as Bernie! Good news for those who support Warren or Mayor Pete.

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All of our candidates are older, but if you can't even make it on the campaign trail without suffering a heart attack, you are in no shape to occupy the White House. I don't wish ill on anyone and I hope he recovers, but he is done and needs to accept it.

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Get well, Bernie. Maybe this is a signal that you should focus on your health and drop out of the campaign nomination for the presidency. I do appreciate your beliefs and desire for a better America, but you aren't going to be the nominee.

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Get well Bernie. The Democratic Party nabobs that stiffed you in 2016 still need to be held accountable for having done so.

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The Democratic Party nabobs that stiffed you in 2016 still need to be held accountable for having done so.

In reality, they probably did him a favor. He may not have survived this long.

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"I'm fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover," Sanders said."

That's not accurate, of course, because the health care coverage that he enjoys is that of Congressional members and NOT Medicare nor Obamacare.

He should drop out and go back to one of his FOUR mansions and his millionaire lifestyle.

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@herve He should drop out and go back to one of his FOUR mansions and his millionaire lifestyle.

I've read he has 3, and calling them 'mansions' is an exaggeration, which is typical of those pushing agendas for anti-'west' states.

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3 houses worth 1.5 million in total including a “summer house”. Hope Bernie gets well soon, Hillary definitely in if he drops out.

It’s a “summer house,” reported Politico, purchased by Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, for $575,000 in cash. 

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"I'm fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover," Sanders said."

That's not accurate, of course, because the health care coverage that he enjoys is that of Congressional members and NOT Medicare nor Obamacare.

He never claimed it was Medicare or Obamacare, so while you have claimed that what he said is not accurate, you didn't actually show any inaccuracies in what he said.

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As much as I like Bernie, I wasn't planning on voting for him in this election for this reason. He's too old.

He should take it as a sign to step back and continue serving his state,

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Bernie Sanders is rich. He has worked his butt off for the people of his community and nation. He has worked smart. He has not screwed anyone over to get rich. I don't have a problem with someone worth millions who worked hard for it and did so morally and fairly. I have a problem with the super rich worth billions who were born with it or robbed and cheated to get it AND rob and cheat to get more, especially if its through military grade weapon sales. Those people are all evil.

Bernie should be our president right now. His homes are like cardboard boxes in the forest compared to Orthanc....I mean Trump Tower.

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@blacklabeThis guy is so rich he has a 

Isn't it great that it's so easy to find info on Sanders and his personal wealth. I recall when Sanders was running for president he released his personal tax info.

I remember Jimmy Carter selling off properties to show he wasn't going to profit from his presidency.

All politicians, especially those in US positions, should be transparent.

What all is trump hiding? Who all around the globe is he protecting?

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It's funny watching healthcare trigger our right wingers.

Psst. Healthcare for the people is awesome.

Watch the meltdown.

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Bernie Sanders is a decent guy. Hope he gets well soon.

He’s so honest he pays taxes and releases his tax returns. He didn’t scam anyone either.

A candidate for sainthood by today’s standards.

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Bernie needs to drop out and rest, not everyone has the luxury of spending half of their presidency golfing!!!

He was and is the most decent of the candidates, fought for what he truly believes in.

He has earned royalties from his books and declared his tax returns, so we know the sources of his incomes.

Now if someone else could release their tax returns.....

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Best wishes to the future President of the USA. Mr Sanders, you have our utmost love and respect.

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I wasn't planning on voting for him in this election for this reason. He's too old.

Donald Trump 73

Joe Biden 76

Bernie Sanders 78

How old is too old?

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3 houses worth 1.5 million in total including a “summer house”.

Oh yea, Bernie's Summer House puts Mar-A-Lago to shame.....

Hope Bernie gets well soon, Hillary definitely in if he drops out.

And Hillary continues her revenge by living in Trumpers heads 24/7...even after three years...

Never been a Bernie supporter but always admired his passion for helping the middle class and poor.

Best wishes for a quick recovery.

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This leaves Warren, Harris and Buttigieg in the top three ( yeah, I know Biden is still technically the front runner but when all the details of this Ukranian fiasco emerge, he's toast ) and Buttigieg's taken the lead over Kamala Harris in some polls. Wonder who his running mate will be?

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I know Biden is still technically the front runner but when all the details of this Ukranian fiasco emerge, he's toast

Biden is responsible for every time a helium balloon ever slipped out a child's fingers.

Except for the ones AOC is responsible for. Which is all of them.

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Too old to run. Same with Biden. Needs to be an age limit of 70 years to become president.

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Get well soon, Bernie. We need him back on the campaign trail ASAP. He is instrumental in reminding sane American voters that socialism is a failure where ever it's been tried.

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This leaves Warren, Harris and Buttigieg in the top three

According to whom?

( yeah, I know Biden is still technically the front runner but when all the details of this Ukranian fiasco emerge, he's toast )

Talk about beating a dead horse...no one talking about the Biden's except Hannity and the Internet Research Agency... On the other hand, everyone has seen Donnie's confession in the transcript - "I would like you to do us a favor though"...oh my....

and Buttigieg's taken the lead over Kamala Harris in some polls. Wonder who his running mate will be?

Gee, since they're both from Indiana, I wouldn't put it past Pence to throw his hat in the ring, once he turns on Donnie and takes his plea deal with the Dems....I'll give Pence credit for one thing, he knows when to abandon a sinking ship...

I can see it now - Buttigieg and Pence holding hands on the campaign trail....

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Get well soon, Bernie. We need him back on the campaign trail ASAP. He is instrumental in reminding sane American voters that socialism is a failure where ever it's been tried.

Right. Canada, Denmark, Finland, dirty disgusting countries full of lessers.

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Well that settles it. Looking more and more like a Warren/Buttigieg vs. Trump/Pence election next year.

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I can see it now - Buttigieg and Pence holding hands on the campaign trail....

Haha that's quite a stretch, lincolnman!

Well that settles it. Looking more and more like a Warren/Buttigieg vs. Trump/Pence 

You think the Democrats will be dumb enough to nominate Warren? Or Harris?

Look for Buttigieg/Williamson 2020. Heck, if Buttigieg actually defeats Trump ( not likely though you never know Trump will have a brain fart and invade Iran - again, not likely ) and then something happens to him, I'd rather see Williamson as president than any of these other lunatics.

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Look for Buttigieg/Williamson 2020. Heck, if Buttigieg actually defeats Trump ( not likely though you never know Trump will have a brain fart and invade Iran - again, not likely ) and then something happens to him, I'd rather see Williamson as president than any of these other lunatics.

Against Romney/Ryan? The SS Trump/Pence Titanic is already sunk...it hit an iceberg called Ukraine...

Yep, can see it now: Romney/Ryan 2020 - MAFT - Make America Forget Trump!

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I'd rather see Williamson as president than any of these other lunatics.

Buttigieg is a lunatic?

You mean he can string a coherent sentence together and not go for crackpot conspiracy theories?

Is that the line coming from hairy lunatics in basements these days?

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 He is instrumental in reminding sane American voters that socialism is a failure where ever it's been tried.

How has it failed in the Scandi countries, in Ireland and in the UK?

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The youth: Let's be socialist, like Norway.

Trump cultists: Haha, idiot, they're not socialist, they're social democracies with strong welfare policies.

The youth: Okay, let's emulate those policies.

Trump cultists: No, that's socialism.

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I'd rather see Williamson as president than any of these other lunatics.

Buttigieg is a lunatic?

No, actually there are a couple of the other Dems who aren't raving lunatics - John Delany and Tulsi Gabbard.

I believe Buttigieg is going to come from behind to secure the nomination.

Yep, can see it now: Romney/Ryan 2020 - MAFT - Make America Forget Trump!

I can't see that taking off. It would be a crash-and-burner.

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John Delaney is actually quite articulate and reasonable.

That's why he and Tulsi will never be the Dem nominee.

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John Delaney is actually quite articulate and reasonable.

That's why he and Tulsi will never be the Dem nominee.

Trump is completely inarticulate and prone to garbage conspiracy theories.

It sounds like you think the Dems want the same.

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Trump is completely inarticulate and prone to garbage conspiracy theories.

He was pretty clear when he called Kim Little Rocket Man. Brought him to the negotiating table.

He wasn't bamboozled by the Russia conspiracy theory like most of the Democrats were and some still are.

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Trump is completely inarticulate and prone to garbage conspiracy theories.

He was pretty clear when he called Kim Little Rocket Man. Brought him to the negotiating table.

Uh, he said they were "in love"...and all he's done is allow Kim to play him like a second grader - more nukes, more accurate missiles, and now an SLBM - all done while Trump was President...what a Loser....

He wasn't bamboozled by the Russia conspiracy theory like most of the Democrats were and some still are.

Bamboozled? He was a part of the Russia conspiracy - the conspiracy to attack our democracy. Just call it part of the Donnie and Vlad bromance... Remember the Trump Tower Moscow Penthouse?

But so much for old news - what's front and center now is "I would like you to do us a favor THOUGH"....

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Bernie looks like he won't have the health to run. This Ukraine mess has finished Biden. How long will the Hillary announcement be?

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He was pretty clear when he called Kim Little Rocket Man. Brought him to the negotiating table.

How’s that going? KJU launches missiles into Japan this week.

Quid Pro Joe is done. Facebook will prevent Pocohantas and Bernie is sick. Who is left?

Hahaha, Trump cultists think Facebook is relevant! This is the funniest post you’ve ever made. Keep it up, tell us about the MySpace demographic next.

Literally no-one cares about Biden. He’s better than Trump but he’s among the worst of the current candidates.

Bernie went through a procedure which does warrant concern, much as I love Bernie. But his physical health is vastly superior to Trump’s mental health.

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All this arguing about who will be running and no one agreeing is the reason that Trump will win again in 2020. Democrats need to stop bickering with each other and get it together if they want to have a chance in 2020. I don't want to hear another 4 years of #notmypresident but that's the way things are leaning.

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Hahaha, Trump cultists think Facebook is relevant!

So tell me... If Facebook is irrelevant, then why are so many Democrats upset about Russia buying campaign ads on Facebook...? (Psssst... you guys really gotta work on keeping your stories straight!)

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How has it failed in the Scandi countries, in Ireland and in the UK?

https://www.barrons.com/articles/the-myth-of-nordic-socialism-51554296401

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffreydorfman/2018/07/08/sorry-bernie-bros-but-nordic-countries-are-not-socialist/#6871cc4c74ad

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Bernie is a good man and has stood up for the common man and woman his entire life. I honestly think that he should take care of himself so he can continue to fight the good fight in the Senate and throw his support behind Elisabeth Warren.

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yea! another one down

the only thing the Dems now have to offer is this loon warren, because Biden has been exposed

if Trump can make it through this impeach conspiracy crap, and the next one, and the next one, he is sure to win in 2020

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yea! another one down

Sound familiar? Shoot Them! Trumpers are just poor excuses for human beings - just like their Dear Leader...

the only thing the Dems now have to offer is this loon warren, because Biden has been exposed

Been exposed as a compassionate, decent leader with integrity. On the other hand, why is it that The Trumpers continually evade the phrase; "I would like you to do us a favor THOUGH??????

if Trump can make it through this impeach conspiracy crap, and the next one, and the next one, he is sure to win in 2020

The next and the next? Did you have some whistle blower information? Maybe money laundering for the mob? The infamous "N" word tape? Your government wants to know....

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TheLongTermerToday  06:48 am JST

yea! another one down

the only thing the Dems now have to offer is this loon warren, because Biden has been exposed

if Trump can make it through this impeach conspiracy crap, and the next one, and the next one, he is sure to win in 2020

Riiiiiiight... you might just about convince yourself of that. Don't know about anyone else.

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So tell me... If Facebook is irrelevant, then why are so many Democrats upset about Russia buying campaign ads on Facebook...? (Psssst... you guys really gotta work on keeping your stories straight!)

I'm not a member of the Democratic Party, so I don't have to answer for them.

But yeah. Only grandmas use Facebook these days. Sorry to break it to you, obaa-san.

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