It’s been a long, strange trip for Bernie Sanders, and now the U.S. Senate’s most outspoken independent is considering a run for president. How did he get this far? Retrace “Bernie’s Journey” — from mayor of Burlington, Vermont, to skilled senatorial soloist — through the eyes of the state’s independent alternative media. Original material from more than 30 years of Bernie-watching tells the real story of the outsider who would be president. Browse this timeline for a virtual whistle-stop tour of Bernie’s colorful political career.