The November 2013 Playboy Interview With Bernie Sanders

"Don’t underestimate me." That's what a 73-year-old self-described “democratic socialist” from Vermont told a political reporter in April 2015 when he announced he was running for president of the United States. The reporter—along with almost the entire media and political industry—snickered. Bernie Sanders is a grumpy-grandpa fringe candidate going nowhere, they said. Besides, we’ve already decided that Hillary Clinton will be the next Democratic Party nominee for president. But Sanders and his little band of stalwarts pushed back. With that, one of the most audacious and fearless campaigns in U.S. history was launched.

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