Will Bernie Sanders REALLY Parachute Into His California Rally?

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff, Ariz., Thursday, March 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it might be Bernie Sanders!

The president of a California-based skydiving company, NorCal Skydiving, said he received communication from Sanders’ campaign and that Sanders’ staff will offer him the shot to skydive into his campaign rally at an airport on Friday, according to The Press Democrat.

“I’ve been told they will run the idea by Bernie,” president Jimmy Halliday said. “I can’t confirm that’s the plan. I know that’s a possibility.”

The manager of the Cloverdale airport said that he has heard Sanders will make a “grand entrance” at the rally, but made no mention of dropping from the sky.

Halliday told The Press Democrat that he took a Sanders staffer on a tandem jump on Thursday but had not heard about any decisions from the Sanders campaign. While he said he is hopeful for the exposure of a Sanders jump, he acknowledged it may not come about.

For those who are skeptical because of the 74-year-old senator’s age, Halliday said never fear, he’s led jumps for people into their 80s.

“If he feels like going skydiving, I will personally take him,” Halliday told the paper.

The Sanders campaign did not respond to The Press Democrat’s request for comment.

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  1. But who is going to bring the shark?

  2. Nice move by the Skydive company. Very good publicity for them. From the candidate’s perspective, a skyjump looks more like an over-the-top (literally!) response to his opponent’s very big speech yesterday. She’s winning, by the way.

  3. Months ago, I really liked the guy, even though I’m a Clinton supporter. Now I find him rage-inducing. Every day he hangs around is a day that increases the odds of a Trump win. Dude needs to go away yesterday.

  4. Nice metaphor for a campaign in free fall…

    Notice how they haven’t released any May fundraising #'s yet – while the Clinton campaign is boasting about having raised $40 million during the month and $42 million in cash on hand. (Oh – and with more than $16 million raised for down-ticket races during May, I’m sure the super delegates are anxious to jump ship. / snark )

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