.@HillaryClinton thanks @BernieSanders for his endorsement, lifetime of fighting injustice https://t.co/165hovNOIh pic.twitter.com/JocYWbY2PD— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 12, 2016
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.