When Willie Nelson was Feelin’ the Bern


What do the National Nurses’ Union, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and Willie Nelson have in common? They are all members of the fast-growing Bernie Brigade.

Though Nelson has yet to officially endorse Sanders in 2016, Willie Nelson was On The Road Again for Bernie in 2006 – that road being Sanders’ senatorial campaign trail.

This “Sanders for Senate” commercial from Bernie’s 2006 re-election campaign features Willie Nelson praising the Vermont Senator.

The ad depicts local farmers and community members gathered at a campaign rally in rural Charlotte, Vermont. The 30-second spot highlights Willie Nelson praising Sanders for his support of the “small family farmer” which he claims is the “backbone of the community.”

(We’re pretty sure Willie Nelson is mainly concerned with a very specific type of farming; a type which he has been trying to legalize for years.)

Willie Nelson has a long history of endorsing Democratic presidential candidates over the years, including Jimmy Carter, Michael Dukakis and even a certain 2016 candidate’s husband. Will Willie Nelson stick with his 2006 endorsement of Bernie or will he go back to supporting the Clintons?

This article was originally published at I Agree to See


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