One of the Democratic favorites in the presidential race Bernie Sanders suffered a heart attack on the campaign trail last week, and now he said that he is prepared to change the nature of his presidential campaign after he consulted with a cardiologist from his hometown.
‘’We were doing in some cases five or six meetings today, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people. I don’t think I’m going to do that. But I certainly intend to be actively campaigning. I think we can change the nature of the campaign a bit. Make sure I have the strength to do what needs to be done,’’ said Sanders.
Faiz Shakir, the campaign manager of Bernie Sanders also shared his thoughts on the situation.
‘’As Bernie said, we are going to have an active campaign. Instead of a breakneck series of events that lap the field, we are going to keep a marathoner’s pace that still manages to outrun everyone else,’’ said Shakir.
Sanders said he had no intention of giving up the race, but acknowledged the fact that the voters will consider his health condition when they decide for who they will vote.
‘’Everything that happens every day, weigh on how people feel about you, and my own view is that it’s the voters who view you look at the totality of who the candidate is. You look at what candidate stands for the integrity of that candidate, the history of our candidates, I’ve been fighting for working families, for my entire adult life.’’
According to CNN, Sanders said that he had been dumb to ignore the recent symptoms related to the heart attack last week.
‘’I must confess, I was dumb. During this campaign, I’ve been doing, in some cases three or four rallies a day running all over the state – Iowa, New Hampshire, wherever. And yet I, in the last month or two, just was more fatigued than I usually have been.’’