As Sen. Bernard Sanders is inspiring some to “#FeelTheBern” of his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president, his leading rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton, might be feeling a bitter Northeastern chill.
On Monday, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield — the founders of the ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s — announced their support for the self-described socialist who identifies as an independent from Vermont, pointing to his opposition to the influence of corporate money in politics. “Essentially what Citizens United has said is that a person who has a lot of money can stand up on a soap box, buy the biggest sound system in the world and drown out the voice of everybody else. For a business it is the best investment you can make. The return on investment is thousands of per cent,” Cohen told The Telegraph . “Politicians sell out pretty cheap.”