Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist independent senator from Vermont, has expressed interest in a potential presidential run in 2016, and his travel schedule certainly indicates that he’s somewhat serious about it.
Sanders is heading to a couple of early primary states in the coming weeks: He will be in South Carolina next week and Iowa in mid-September. He will also visit Mississippi and North Carolina during that time.
The Vermonter visited Iowa earlier this year, as well as his neighboring New Hampshire, another early primary state.
He has repeatedly stated he is “prepared” to run if he feels none of the candidates are willing to address the issues he considers most important. He’s expressed reservations about the presumptive Democratic front-runner status given to Hillary Clinton.