Friday, February 26, 2016

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

He posted at Facebook, via Memeorandum, "I endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States":
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.
And watch Reich's interview at CNN, "This campaign is 'almost unimaginable'." He shows grudging admiration for Donald Trump, simply because, like Sanders, Trump is mobilizing generations of the disaffected. It's an interesting segment.