Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-proclaimed Socialist from Vermont, said he may indeed make a run at the White House in 2016.
He’s mulling the decision now and will announce “in a short period of time,” he said, the Hill reported.
Among his concerns: whether he can raise the necessary massive amounts of money to launch a “credible” campaign, he said. If so, his platforms will focus on income equality, joblessness and climate change.
“It has to be done well,” Sanders said, of any campaign he might launch, during a conference call with Democracy for America. And to supporters on the call, he asked: “[Are you] prepared to get actively involved in this campaign by taking on the most powerful people in the country and the world? … It’s not about me, it’s about running a campaign with the support of the American people.”
Sanders also said he probably wouldn’t need the $1 billion spent during the 2012 election by President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, mostly because he would focus on door-to-door, grassroots campaigning.
If Sanders runs, he will face staunch opposition from the Democratic Party’s more recognizable Hillary Clinton, who announced her candidacy over the weekend.