Overcoming the embarrassment of recent efforts of Democratic National Committee officials to sabotage his presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders still made sure to deliver an enigmatic speech to the Democratic National Convention last night [Monday, July 25].
Met with Sanders supporters and Hillary Clinton supporters alike, Sanders utilized his platform to help diffuse the anti-Clinton energy and sway his reluctant supporters towards voting for the female democratic nominee. Assuring his supporters that their political concerns would continue to be addressed moving forward with Clinton, Sanders stated,
“I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process. I think it’s fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am. But to all of our supporters – here and around the country – I hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishments we have achieved.
Together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America and that revolution – our revolution – continues. Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1 percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues. And I look forward to being part of that struggle with you.”
Making his support known for his former competition, Sanders listed several reasons for voting for Clinton including fair wages, closing the middle class gap and supplying a fruitful future for upcoming generations, but also pointed out that this election is much bigger than any candidate: “Let me be as clear as I can be. This election is not about, and has never been about, Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump, or Bernie Sanders or any of the other candidates who sought the presidency. This election is not about political gossip. It’s not about polls. It’s not about campaign strategy. It’s not about fundraising. It’s not about all the things the media spends so much time discussing.”
Watch Bernie Sanders’ speech at the DNC below.