Plus, nearly 3 millions Independants didn’t vote. It comes down to this, when the contest is not biaised, Bernie Sanders win. For Hillary to win, something has to be wrong. This has been the case in New York and previously, when GOP’s Republicans were authorised to vote in the South. Two standards, from one place to another. Anyway, let’s move forward.
Sisters and Brothers –
When we started this campaign, we were down almost 50 points in New York — the state where Hillary Clinton was elected to two terms in the U.S. Senate.
We didn’t get the victory we had hoped for this evening, but what’s important is that it looks like we’re going to win a lot more delegates in New York than any state that voted or caucused before tonight.
So what does that mean? Five important states vote one week from tonight, with more delegates at stake than Hillary Clinton led by coming into tonight. And if we do well next Tuesday, we remain in a position to take the pledged delegate lead when almost 700 delegates are up for grabs on June 7.
As you read this, thousands of supporters are responding to tonight’s results with contributions because they believe we can win. I need to know if I can count on you to add yours.
From the day we started this campaign, the corporate media counted us out. The political establishment and financial elite organized against us. But every great movement in American history faced many of the same obstacles and eventually won because of a simple, timeless human truth: when people come together, when they stand together even through adversity, they win.
And so will we.
Sisters and Brothers –
When we started this campaign, the very first letter I wrote said this country needs a « new path to the future. » I believe that very strongly.
Every vote for our campaign is a show of support not just for me, but more importantly for the ideas I am running on. That’s why competing hard for every vote is so important. Please donate $2.70 right now before the critical primaries on Tuesday to join me in this fight:
Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that so many people would come together in a way that is not only unprecedented, but is transforming American politics. Let’s keep going.
This is something quickly drawn yesterday on my desk. Just like that, this morning this is the Bing’s picture magnet. Appreciate it silently. New York’s results are excellent results, inside Wall Street’s and its affiliates territories. Now that we are moving on to neutral territories with those new data, the landscape has changed dramatically. Washington could well have been the epicenter of this campaign… The final victory is ahead. Let’s keep moving.
Many things are dysfonctioning inside the electoral process and it looks like it was on purpose.
At this turning point – HALF WAY OF THE CAMPAIGN – it is important to recount why Bernie Sanders is running for Presidency. Personally, I will always repeat to the Young People in particular and insist on it, that, in History, there have exceptionally been an example of a former failed politician inside the administration, running for any office afterwards, who got successful. It is not a Mystery. It is that politics is not a sport game where you look for some revenge on either yourself or against an opponent. Politics is not a personal property to sit in for half a century without corruption or censorship.
Second, if politics is about anything, it is about accountability and honorability. Leading by the power of example. This was a co-productive stance.
*** LEADING BY THE POWER OF EXAMPLE AND NOT BY THE EXAMPLE OF ADULTERATED POWER.
When we started this campaign, I emailed my supporters and said, « This campaign is not about Bernie Sanders. It’s about a grassroots movement of Americans standing up and saying: ‘Enough is enough. This country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires.' »
I believe that now more than ever.
We still have a path to the nomination, and our plan is to win the pledged delegates in this primary. Next week five states vote, and there are A LOT of delegates up for grabs. I am going to keep fighting for every vote, for every delegate, because each is a statement of support for the values we share. That’s why I have to ask:
Can I count on you to add a $2.70 contribution to our campaign – right now – to help us win this primary and as a way of saying you will never stop fighting for the ideas that have powered our political revolution?
The truth is that if we stand together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. We can bring hope to the political process. We can make real change. People should not underestimate us.
From: Bernie Sanders
Date: April 30, 2015
Subject: Are you with me?
I am writing to inform you that I will be a candidate for President of the United States. I ask for your support.
For many months I have been traveling from coast to coast across our country, and have had the opportunity to meet with thousands of good, hard-working, and remarkable people. Like you and me, they are deeply concerned about the future of our country.
They wonder why they are working longer hours for lower wages. They worry about whether their kids will be able to afford college or get decent jobs. They fear that they may not have the savings to retire with dignity and security.
The challenges facing our country are enormous.
It’s not just that, for forty years, the middle class has been disappearing. It’s that 99% of all new income is going to the top 1%, and the grotesque level of wealth and income inequality today is worse than at any time since the late 1920s. The people at the top are grabbing all the new wealth and income for themselves, and the rest of America is being squeezed and left behind.
The disastrous decisions of the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case and in other related decisions are undermining the very foundations of American democracy, as billionaires rig the system by using their Super PACs to buy politicians and elections.
And the peril of global climate change, with catastrophic consequences, is the central challenge of our times and our planet.
The middle class in America is at a tipping point. It will not last another generation if we don’t boldly change course now.
After a year of travel, discussion and dialogue, I have decided to be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. But let’s be clear. This campaign is not about Bernie Sanders. It’s about a grassroots movement of Americans standing up and saying: « Enough is enough. This country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires. »
I run not to oppose any man or woman, but to propose new and far-reaching policies to deal with the crises of our times. And I run because I know we must change course now, or risk losing the future for so many to the interests of so few.
A successful national campaign is a massive undertaking, especially when we will be heavily outspent. It will require the active participation of millions of Americans in every community in our country. In fact, it will require nothing less than a political revolution which combats the demoralization and alienation of so many of our people from the political process.
Let me be very honest. It may be too late to stop the billionaire class from trying to buy the Presidency and Congress. The forces of greed already may be too powerful.
But we owe it to our children and grandchildren to try. We owe it to them to make the fight and, through the power of our numbers, turn back this assault on the foundation of our democracy and our future.
We are at a moment of truth. We need to face up to the reality of where we are as a nation, and we need a mass movement of people to fight for change.
I believe America is ready for a new path to the future.
On May 26th I will formally launch our campaign at the City Hall in Burlington, Vermont, where I served as Mayor.
Senator Bernie Sanders
I BELIEVE AMERICA IS READY FOR A NEW PATH TO THE FUTURE. I BELIEVE THIS VERY STRONGLY (Bernie Sanders)
And, contrary to the naysayers, we still have a path to winning the Democratic nomination.
Sisters and Brothers –
Apologies in advance for the salty language used by the Clinton campaign, but we think it’s important for you to know this. Last nightPolitico reported that a « senior Clinton aide » said that if Senator Bernie Sanders didn’t « tone it down » in the campaign, then « f–k him. »
It’s outrageous. From day one this campaign has been about the very important, very serious issues affecting our country. We’re not going to stop talking about our corrupt campaign finance system, the danger facing our climate and our planet, and the influence of Wall Street. Bernie is not going to stop talking about how his vision for America differs quite significantly from that of Secretary Clinton.
Let’s send our own message back to the Clinton campaign in a language they’re certain to understand. Contribute $2.70 to say we’re with Bernie, we support Bernie’s issues, and we need to bring Bernie’s message to every state in America.
As Bernie told you last night and this morning, we still have a path to winning the Democratic nomination. Our opponents and the billionaire class know this, and they don’t want to hear it. So let’s send a message, loud and clear.
This is the quartet of passed politics : First, fail your mission while in Office. Second, last through corruption and censorship. Third. Cheat the next election with Big Money. Four. Threaten your opponents.
Bernie is not going to stop talking about how his vision for America differs quite significantly from that of Secretary Clinton.