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Sen Bernie Sanders has six words for voters who doubt he is lively enough to run for President a second time: “follow me around the election campaign.”
The 77-year-old Vermont senator is one of the oldest candidates to enter the 2020 race, but Sanders, age is just a number.
“It is a fair question. It is a fair question,” said Sanders, during a Monday night Fox News town hall to Martha MacCallum asked what he would say to his constituents, saying he is “too old”, President.
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The audience applauded, as Sanders rose from his stool.
“If it’s the wood here, I’d knock,” joked Sanders. “Thank God, my health is good.”
Sanders then pointed to his track record — literally — considering that he’s a long-distance runner, like a child, and one of the “better milers” in New York City, where he grew up.
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“I continue to have my stamina,” he said.
But Sanders said his experience in government is really all that matters.
Sanders has served as Vermont’s senator since 2007. Prior to that, he spent 16 years as a member of the U.S. house of representatives. His combined years of service in the government, he is the longest-serving Independent member of Congress, according to his official bio.
His political career began in 1981, when he was elected mayor of Burlington by only 10 votes.
“I have to talk to the whole world, the heads of state. It is a combination of factors. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter whether you are young or whether you are old — it’s what you believe,” argued Sanders.
“There is too much focus on individuals and not enough focus on the Americans, and what their needs are,” he added.