A very popular political figure and former Labor Secretary to Bill Clinton has totally dissed Hillary in the 2016 primary election. One would have assumed that Robert Reich would have endorsed Mrs. Clinton for President this year, but after weighing the candidates, Reich came to the conclusion that the best leader for the free world would be Bernie Sanders instead.
Reich said this:
‘I endorse Bernie Sanders for president of the United States. He’s leading a movement to reclaim America for the many, not the few. And such a political mobilization – a ‘political revolution,’ as he puts it – is the only means by which we can get the nation back from the moneyed interests that now control so much of our economy and democracy.
This extraordinary concentration of income, wealth, and political power at the very top imperils all else – our economy, our democracy, the revival of the American middle class, the prospects for the poor and for people of color, the necessity of slowing and reversing climate change, and a sensible foreign policy not influenced by the ‘military-industrial complex,’ as President Dwight Eisenhower once called it. It is the fundamental prerequisite: We have little hope of achieving positive change on any front unless the American people are once again in control.
I have the deepest respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton, and if she wins the Democratic primary I’ll work my heart out to help her become president. But I believe Bernie Sanders is the agent of change this nation so desperately needs.’
Reich basically implies that, unlike Bernie, Hillary is only “reclaiming America for the few,” and it is Sanders who will bring the great change for ALL people, rich and poor. Reich then goes on to say that if Hillary happens to get the nomination, he would back her because she would be the only other Democrat left to vote for. Touching, right?
Many past Hillary fans have shifted over to the Bernie bandwagon, and with good reason. Mr. Reich is spot-on in everything he said about Hillary, and just like in 2008, she is simply still too Republican-like to continue Barack Obama’s legacy of change. Bernie, on the other hand, is the only candidate who does not want to continue the systematic greed and hatred that has brought the country to its knees.
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