Buttigieg wrote in his memoir that he decided to switch his focus to Senator Sanders, whom he “found even more interesting, if a little more edgy politically…
‘Socialist’ was the dirtiest word in politics, yet he won because people saw that he came by his values honestly.
He also succeeded in quietly persuading reluctant Republicans and President Clinton to ban the import of products made by under-age workers.
Sanders drew some criticism from the far left when he chose to grudgingly endorse President Clinton’s bids for election and re-election as President.
Cramer was honored at a luncheon on May 19 at the John F.
Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum where he was presented with a scholarship award. Kennedy Library Foundation’s May Dinner, at which Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi received the 2019 John F. .pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . From left: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, winner Elazar Cramer, Jim Gallagher from John Hancock Financial and Martha Minow, chairwoman of the selection committee. Elazar Cramer, a senior at The Maimonides School in Brookline, Mass., and a grandson of Ann and Sidney Cramer of Niskayuna, has been named the winner of the John F.Kennedy Library’s “2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest.” Cramer was one of 2,515 students from 50 states and three countries who entered the contest, which was established to help high school students appreciate the importance of public service and the difficult choices that politicians often face.Even though he has lived through a time in which an admitted socialist could not act in a film, let alone hold a Congressional seat, Sanders is not afraid to be candid about his political persuasion.“Sanders has used his unique position as the lone Independent Congressman to help Democrats and Republicans force hearings on the internal structure of the International Monetary Fund, which he sees as excessively powerful and unaccountable.Buttigieg had told a crowd in New Hampshire that he could understand that frustrated voters would “want to vote to blow up the system” and that both Sanders and Trump represented that type of mindset.Amid criticism, Buttigieg later clarified that all he meant was that Sanders and Trump were both considered political outsiders.Sanders explained that while he disagreed with many of Clinton’s centrist policies, he felt that he was the best option for America’s working class.Sanders’ positions on many difficult issues are commendable, but his real impact has been as a reaction to the cynical climate which threatens the effectiveness of the democratic system.