In this clip, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gives one of his most powerful speeches yet, with passion and energy that is a rare sight during this campaign cycle. He speaks on the rejection of establishment politics by members of both parties, and that the people are recognizing that we desperately need a change:
“The media often asks me why it is we seem to be generating so much enthusiasm and why we have so much energy on this campaign. And my answer is that the American people are sick and tired of establishment politics, establishment economics, and establishment media. They fully understand, and this runs across the political spectrum, that corporate greed is destroying our economy, that almost all of the new income and wealth being generated is going to the top one percent. They understand that American politics is now dominated by super PACs and big money interests and they understand that the mainstream media is prepared to discuss everything except the issues facing the american people.
Let me tell you something that no other candidate will. No matter who is elected, that person will not be able to address the enormous problems facing the working families of our country. They will not be able to succeed because the power of corporate america, the power of wall street, the power of campaign donors is so great that no president alone can stand up to them. That is the truth.
It’s an incredibly moving speech that represents the Sanders campaign in a microcosm. It’s a must-watch.
Watch it here:
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.