In the coming days, I will also provide a series of reforms to reinvigorate the Democratic Party. I believe strongly that the party must break loose from its corporate establishment ties and, once again, become a grass-roots party of working people, the elderly and the poor. We must open the doors of the party to welcome in the idealism and energy of young people and all Americans who are fighting for economic, social, racial and environmental justice. We must have the courage to take on the greed and power of Wall Street, the drug companies, the insurance companies and the fossil fuel industry.
When my presidential campaign came to an end, I pledged to my supporters that the political revolution would continue. And now, more than ever, that must happen. We are the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. When we stand together and don’t let demagogues divide us up by race, gender or national origin, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. We must go forward, not backward.
Democratic leadership is there to pick up. So far only Bernie has stepped forward.
Polls suggest that Bernie would have easily won against Donald Trump. For this reason alone, he is the presumptive party leader.
While his endorsement of Hillary Clinton and campaigning vigorously for her disaffected many on the left, it cemented his position as a party loyalist signaling that he had decided to work within the party rather than bolt.
Now Democrats have to chose between continued triangulation and recovering their roots as a grassroots party. After having alienated the grassroots, it is going to take some convincing that the tiger has changed its stripes.
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