Bernie would have won ... a Grammy?
While Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) may not have won the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency in 2016, he'll be trying his hand at a slightly different race come 2018.
Sanders and fellow narrator Mark Ruffalo are nominated for Best Spoken Word Album at the upcoming 60th Grammy Awards for the book “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.” Sanders and Ruffalo will face off against Bruce Springsteen, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Shelly Peiken, and the late Carrie Fisher.
While Sanders is the only politician nominated for an award this year, he'd be far from the first to be awarded the gold-plated gramophone trophy.
Just last year, former President Jimmy Carter won his second Grammy for his audiobook, “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.” In 2007, Barack Obama's recording of “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream” beat out both Carter and former President Bill Clinton to win the then-future his second Grammy.
Clinton has won two Grammys, including one in the category of Best Spoken Word Album for Children. For that win, Clinton collaborated with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev on an audiobook of the “Peter and the Wolf” children's tale.
But before any of those men crossed the bridge from politics to star-studded music awards shows, Hillary Clinton won a Grammy in 1996 for her audiobook “It Takes a Village,” and unlike most politicians, she was on hand to accept the award in person.
Clinton won her award while living in the White House as first lady.
“As I said when I thanked everybody, I didn't even know that people who couldn't sing a note and were tone-deaf were eligible for any Grammys,” Clinton joked with the press after accepting the award.
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will be held Jan. 28. Will Sanders win this time around?