Bernie Sanders is confident about his chances of actually winning the Democratic Party’s Presidential nomination for the 2016 elections. He said so on CBS’ Face the Nation yesterday.
Well of course he said so. What else is he going to say? I’m running but I haven’t got a snowball’s chance in hell of winning?
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Sanders may actually believe that he has a chance, but no one else does. The most that he can do is embarrass Hillary Clinton with a strong showing in large states.
Sanders said, “I will be able to deliver in Washington; I will be able to win the election.”
He intends to take his campaign everywhere, even the more conservative Southern states where the Senator may not have a chance of winning any delegates.
“I’m going to be going around the country not only to blue states…but to red states, conservative states. We’re going to go to Alabama, we’re going to go to Mississippi, ” Sanders said. “I think the message that we have is resonating. People are going to get involved in the political process, we’re going to drive turnout up and when we do that we win.”
Sanders also said that he was mistaken when he tried to work with the Republicans in the Congress. The Vermont Senator feels that they are simply not interested in any compromises.
“The truth is Republicans never wanted to negotiate, all they wanted to do is obstruct, ” Sanders said. “What I have said throughout this campaign is electing Bernie Sanders as president is not enough. Not going to do it. We need a mass grassroots movement that looks the Republicans in the eye and says, ‘If you don’t vote to demand that your wealthy people start paying their fair share of taxes, if you don’t vote for jobs, raising the minimum wage and expanding Social Security, we know what’s going on, we’re involved, we’re organized, you are outta here if you don’t do the right thing.'”