Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver is exactly the type of regular guy that the Sanders’ campaign is all about. What could be more regular — and more American, according to recent box office data — than loving superheroes and comics? Weaver owns a comic book shop in Virginia, just outside DC. (Meaning he is an expert in both kinds of DC Comics, the printed kind featuring superheroes, and the congressional kind featuring things like filibusters.)
Weaver has been with Bernie Sanders for more than two decades, meeting him when Sanders was mayor of Burlington, VT. He’s been Sanders’ chief of staff in both the House and Senate. Sanders’ is running as a plain clothes superhero to the beleaguered middle class. Weaver is trying to put Sanders heroic image in the front of the store, where everyone can see. By the way, Weaver’s store is called Victory Comics. He likes to back winners.