Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Senator Sanders Did Good

I wanted to avoid any kind of "He's with Her" title because this was a good competition that did a lot more to focus on policy and vision than, well, you know.  Senator Bernie Sanders ran a campaign that did inspire a lot of people, and in endorsing Hillary Clinton, he's letting us know that with her as president, the country will be closer to his vision, than with the alternative.  He said:

I have come here today not to talk about the past but to focus on the future. That future will be shaped more by what happens on November 8 in voting booths across our nation than by any other event in the world. I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president.

During the last year I had the extraordinary opportunity to speak to more than 1.4 million Americans at rallies in almost every state in this country. I was also able to meet with many thousands of other people at smaller gatherings. And the profound lesson that I have learned from all of that is that this campaign is not really about Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, or any other candidate who sought the presidency. This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing the very serious crises that we face. And there is no doubt in my mind that, as we head into November, Hillary Clinton is far and away the best candidate to do that.
"This campaign is about the needs of the people." Exactly right. His campaign focused on the people of this country and the government and economy they deserve and need to thrive. Backing Clinton is another way to do that, because the campaign he ran has kept the Democratic nominee's vision on progressive goals.   Although there may be some people on one hand who feel sore that he waited so long and on the other who were probably more "Never Hillary" than "Feeling the Bern" who consider him a sell-out, I have a lot of respect. The differences between the candidates was real, but the choices in front of us are clear. He stayed in the fight to lend a progressive voice. Endorsing Clinton isn't selling his values out, but reaffirming them.

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