BURLINGTON, Vt. — Senator Bernie Sanders, in a striking concession for a leading presidential candidate, said on Tuesday that he planned to slow down his pace on the campaign trail after suffering a heart attack a week ago, and acknowledged that voters would likely consider his health when deciding whether to support him.
Mr. Sanders, whose liberal policy views on “Medicare for all,” income inequality
Speaking to reporters outside his home in Burlington, Vt., following a visit with a local cardiologist, Mr. Sanders gave no indication he was planning to drop out of the race and said he would continue to campaign actively.
“We were doing, you know, in some cases five or six meetings a day, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people,” Mr. Sanders said. “I don’t think I’m going to do that.”
“I think we’re going to change the nature of the campaign a bit,” he added. “Make sure that I have the strength to do what I have to do.”
Asked to clarify what he meant when he said the campaign would change, he replied: “Probably not doing four rallies a day.”