Independent Vermont senator and self-proclaimed ‚Äúdemocratic socialist‚ÄĚ Bernie Sanders officially declared his candidacy in the 2016 election Thursday. Here‚Äôs what you need to know about the presidential hopeful:

  • Given name: Bernice
  • Nickname: The Vermont Bonecrusher
  • Media Strategy: Name plastered all over countless rejected Senate bills
  • Biggest Political Liability: Completely out of touch with the average American corporation
  • Campaign Promises: Let‚Äôs not get ahead of ourselves here
  • Key Endorsements: Burlington Free Press; Brattleboro Reformer; Vermonters for Schools and Community
  • Campaign Slogan: ‚ÄúOne percent of this country owns 38 percent of the wealth. The bottom 60 percent owns 2.3 percent. We are essentially living in an oligarchy, one that is headed for the edge of the cliff if we do not address the social and economic inequalities that are propelling this downward spiral. How can we ever expect to reclaim the respect and support of the international community when we are starting wars in the name of democracy? When in our own country we are handing out $285 million-dollar severance packages while millions of Americans, even with the Affordable Care Act, remained uninsured? I‚Äôm telling you, the warning signs are here, and we must act. My name is Bernie Sanders.‚ÄĚ
  • Previous Occupation: CEO of Altria
  • Potential Forthcoming Signature Ben & Jerry‚Äôs Flavor: ‚ÄėCorporaisins Are Not Pecan-ple‚Äô Crunch; Single-Payer Heath-Care; Undelectable Candydate
  • Daily Workout Routine: 180 lbs. deadlift (3 sets x 10 reps); 160 lbs. shoulder press (3 sets x 10 reps); 90 lbs. bicep curls (5 sets each arm x 12 reps); 110 lbs. skullcrusher (2 sets x 10 reps); 320 lbs. bench press (2 sets x 8 reps)
  • Campaign Donations: Non-refundable
  • Vermont Public Radio Show: Power Of Darkness Bernie Sanders Metal Hour
  • Dangerously Radical Fringe Views: Reform Wall Street, avoid costly and ineffective conflicts in Middle East, help working families prosper

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