Vermont's Favorite Underdog

As the sun sets Tuesday over Lake Champlain, Bernie Sanders plans to join Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race during a rally at Burlington’s Waterfront Park filled with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and music from Vermont’s best Cajun band, Mango Jam. It’s an unlikely, long-shot bid for the nation’s highest office—but it’s not entirely Quixotic. “Bernie,” as everyone in this state knows him, has after all made a career out of unlikely, long-shot bids for public office.