The 78 year old US Senator is recovering from a heart attack…
It remains to be seen what will happen with his support….
But one would think this could benefit the Elizabeth Warren campaign effort…
Senator Bernie Sanders, in a striking concession for a leading presidential candidate, said on Tuesday that he planned to slow down his pace on the campaign trail after suffering a heart attack a week ago, and acknowledged that voters would likely consider his health when deciding whether to support him.
“I think we’re going to change the nature of the campaign a bit,” Mr. Sanders told reporters after a visit with a local cardiologist. “Make sure that I have the strength to do what I have to do.”
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.
Given Mr. Sanders’s influential role in the Democratic race, not only as a top candidate but also as a driving force in policy debates, his decision to pull back campaigning injects new uncertainty into the contest — both for the future of Mr. Sanders’s candidacy and the possible ramifications for other contenders.
image…Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a Democratic presidential hopeful, speaks to reporters outside his home Tuesday in Burlington, Vt. Sanders is recovering from a heart attack suffered earlier this month. …Wilson Ring/AP