"Bernard Sanders (I) [Independent] is the first self-proclaimed socialist to become a U.S. senator. The eight-term congressman, known to voters as Bernie, ran on a populist platform, promising to empower farmers, veterans, the elderly and the indigent. […]
While campaigning, Sanders told reporters that the United States should learn from the democratic socialist models in Northern Europe."
Appropriately, Sanders’ opponent was a "near-billionaire" businessman who a ctually did call Sanders a "red." You can visit Sanders’ website, Bernie.org, here. Don’t miss the socialist video game. Who says they’re all humorless radicals?
Vermont is sort of like the Saarland of the USA, so don’t read too much into this story…