The 74-year-old milquetoast Socialist made his first public admission that he is unlikely to be the Democratic presidential nominee Wednesday on C-SPAN.
"It doesn't appear that I'm going to be the nominee."
The senator also said he was not being vetted to become the running mate of the sack of Russet potatoes with earrings. “It would be a terrible mistake for her to go to a candidate who has roots from Wall Street or has been backed by Wall Street,” he said.
Sanders added his campaign had been in regular contact with the target of an FBI criminal investigation and planned to push for “the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party,” including planks on campaign finance, health care, higher education and the minimum wage.
The senator also said he expected to address the crowd gathered in Philadelphia next month. “I’ve given a few speeches in my life,” he said. “It would be nice to speak at the Democratic National Convention. If they, for whatever reason, don’t want me to speak, you know, so what? But by the way, I expect that I will speak.”
The progressive political movement emboldened by Bernie Sanders' insurgent campaign of young “Berniecrats” is preparing to "crash" next month's Democratic National Convention, demanding the party establishment take steps to reject corporate influence and reform its nominating process.
"If the Democratic Party wants to put on a $50 million infomercial saying, 'Hey vote for us,' without committing to make this the last corrupt, billionaire-nominated voter suppression-marred election, then we're going to crash the party," said Kai Newkirk, director of Democracy Spring, a nonpartisan activist coalition dedicated to "mass nonviolent action" against big money in politics.
Hassle line exercise at the #PPLSummit. Training for the political revolution. #DNCDemocracySpring pic.twitter.com/dA5l17QpJx— Democracy Spring (@DemSpring) June 18, 2016
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A shuttered Philadelphia prison that was built 120 years ago and once used inmates as test subjects for biochemical research is being readied in case space is needed to hold protesters arrested during the Democratic National Convention.
Tens of thousands of protesters are expected at the July 25-28 convention.