THE SANDERS EFFECT
Former presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’ hefty memoir “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In” is now No. 3 on The New York Times best-seller list, right behind “Killing Japan,” Bill O’Reilly’s latest historical extravaganza, and “Settle for More,” Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s memoir, now No. 1. Mr. Sanders has not abandoned his role as plainspoken outsider, however.
“The Democratic Party has got to very fundamentally rethink who it is and where it goes. It has to shed the current situation where it’s a party of the liberal elite, a party of wealthy people,” the Vermont independent wrote in a recent Facebook post.
Democratic voters may agree, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey: 57 percent say their party should be “more like Bernie Sanders,” while 26 percent think the party should stay “more like Hillary Clinton.