“I think this election is really about how we’re going to change the world, and we’re not going to do it by getting our way,” said Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who served as the first African American elected to Congress from Georgia.
Lewis is among several prominent figures, including former President Obama, who have come out in support of a Sanders presidency.
“Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination.
But the Democrats, especially in the House, will not be able to have the majority for another decade, and he’s got a chance to get them there.”
*Sanders campaign has taken aim at ‘corporate media’ // WaPo // Sam Stein and Josh Dawsey – August 14, 2015 * The Sanders campaign has focused on the corporate media’s role in shaping perceptions of the candidates, and Sanders has taken shots at their reporting.
“They have taken a special interest in this election, they are the ones that have taken the money, they have put the time and the money into this election,” Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Sanders’ comments come as Sanders has been heavily criticized for his tone, which some argue has alienated a portion of the media.
Sanders said the media’s reporting has been “corrupt.”
“The corporate media is the most corrupt establishment in the history of the United States of America,” Sanders told the AP in an exclusive interview that was conducted before the weekend release of a new video from the Sanders campaign that features his wife, Jane, and his daughter, Malia, who has not participated in the Democratic primaries.
“I want you to go back and look at the coverage of me and the Sanders’ campaign, and you’ll see that the corporate press has gone into overdrive, they’ve taken a Special Interest in this campaign.
The corporate media have made it their goal to distort the outcome.”
The new video, released Friday by the Sanders family, shows Sanders speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire and then later talking about how much he cares about “women and children.”
Sanders said that his wife’s comments about “raising wages for working families” have made her “worried about what’s happening to our economy.”
“She’s worried about what we’re doing to women and children,” Sanders says in the video.
“She doesn’t like that I’m talking about women and families.”
The video also shows Sanders talking about his experience as a “working class” senator.
“That’s what made me so determined to run for president,” Sanders added.
Sanders, who is the first Black American elected president of the U.S. Senate, is running against Clinton, who won the New Hampshire primary with 62 percent of the vote, and her rival, former Maryland Gov.
Martin O’Malley, who received just 28 percent.
O’MALLEY, who was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2008, has since dropped out of the race.
“The truth is, our economy and our country is not going in the right direction,” Sanders tells the AP.
“And it is time to bring that message to the American people.”
The AP interviewed Sanders about the video, which is the latest in a series of attacks Sanders has made against the media and corporate America.
Sanders told reporters he believes he is “totally on the side of the American worker,” who “deserves a lot of credit for the way that we have done this country, and they deserve credit for doing what they have done.”
Sanders’ wife, a former White House aide and senior adviser to his 2016 presidential campaign, is featured prominently in the new video.
In it, Sanders talks about his desire to create a “political revolution” that would overturn decades of corporate power and lead to a “socialist nation” based on a “fair and just society.”
Sanders also talks about the need for a “massive mobilization of the working class.”
Sanders, speaking on the campaign trail Saturday in Pennsylvania, said he is working with the Democratic National Committee to “make sure that we can win this election.”
The Sanders camp also released an audio interview with Sanders’ daughter, Masha, in which the couple talks about her father’s message to voters.
“He’s got an opportunity to put the whole country at risk by trying to take the power away from the corporations and give it back to the people, and I think he is going to get a lot more support than we think,” Masha Sanders said.
“There’s a lot that people don’t know about Bernie Sanders and that we’re bringing to the campaign.” *A