Q&A: Thom Hartmann Explains How His "Brunch With Bernie" Segment Started


From C-SPAN's Q&A, Brian Lamb asks Thom Hartmann why he gives an hour to Sen. Bernie Sanders every week on his radio show and why does Sen. Sanders agree to do it. Hartmann explains that he's willing to put Sen. Sanders on because he's one of the only politicians out there willing to take unscreened questions and answer them honestly. He feels Sanders does it because he actually cares about representing the voters in his state and truly believes in his message.

Isn't it amazing that somehow a dirty stinking hippie self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist can manage to win redder than red parts of his state with the W signs formerly posted all over it as Hartmann noted that Bernie somehow managed to do? Gee, I wonder what the Democrats could learn from this if they decided to quit trying to either act like or appease Republicans?

If you want to watch the rest of this hour it is available at C-SPAN's web site.


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