Sanders plans to 'change the nature' of campaign after heart attack

Nellie Chapman
October 9, 2019

Mr. Sanders's remarks stood in sharp contrast with comments in recent days from his campaign advisers, who have insisted that the Vermont senator was neither changing course nor easing his trademark intensity as a result of the heart attack. They've rescheduled an ad buy in Iowa that was postponed in the wake of the medical emergency.

According to Time, Sanders' campaign has said Sanders will be at next week's Democratic presidential debate in Ohio.

"[The strategy] is to show that this campaign continues to have momentum and energy and enthusiasm", says Rep. Ro Khanna, a national co-chair to the Sanders campaign. Sen. So we're gonna meet him.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) announced his intentions on Tuesday to slow down the pace of his presidential campaign following his heart attack.

Sanders said he plans to hold less than four rallies a day - as he was doing in the lead up to his heart attack.

His allies are trying to put the best face on the situation. "You look at the totality of who a candidate is". "I don't think I'm going to do that".

His campaign team said he would be at the Democratic presidential debate in OH next week.

'And yet I, in the last month or two, just was more worn out than I usually have been and I should have listened to those symptoms, ' Sanders said.

"I must confess that I was dumb", Sanders said in a video by CNN.

"I want to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center for the excellent care that they provided", Bernie said in a statement on Twitter last Friday.

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"If there's any message that I hope we can get out there, is that I want people to pay attention to their symptoms", Sanders said.

It remains unclear when Sanders will return to the trail outside of the campaign's commitment that he'll participate in the October 15 debate.

The health question will stick with him and it's something he has to be prepared to answer.

But Sanders has some leeway. People close to him have noted his personality does not mesh well with being sidelined.

He acknowledged that voters will likely take his age and health into account when they vote.

Levi Sanders, the son of Bernie Sanders, in 2018.

"It wasn't a major heart attack".

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"See you soon on the campaign trail", he added. "I'll make sure I have the strength to do what I have to do".

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