Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is sending shock waves through the 2016 presidential election with a $2 million television ad that takes his message of change to the masses.
Transcript of the ad:
The son of a Polish immigrant who grew up in a Brooklyn tenement.
He went to public schools, then college where the work of his life began.
Fighting injustice and inequality.
Speaking truth to power.
He moved to Vermont, won election and praise — as one of America’s best Mayors.
In Congress, he stood up for working families and for principle
Opposing the Iraq War.
Now, he’s taking on Wall Street and a corrupt political system.
Funded by over a million contributions.
Tackling climate change to create clean energy jobs.
Fighting for living wages, equal pay and tuition-free public colleges
“People are sick and tired of establishment politics and they want real change.”
Husband. Father. Grandfather.
An honest leader — building a movement with you, to give us a future to believe in.
“I’m Bernie Sanders and I approve this message.”
Notice how the ad specifically mentions building a political movement. Bernie Sanders isn’t only interested in winning the Democratic nomination. He is trying to build a movement that will change the United States of America.
Sanders campaign manager John Weaver said, “Thousands of Americans have come out to see Bernie speak and we’ve seen a great response to his message. This ad marks the next phase of this campaign. We’re bringing that message directly to the voters of Iowa and New Hampshire.”
The Sanders campaign is growing. The movement is evolving. Bernie Sanders isn’t going to be stopped by politics as usual. Whether or not he wins the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders is sending shockwaves through American politics with his movement to change America by handing political power back to ordinary Americans.
The message that Republicans, their billionaires, and the corporate interests don’t want people to hear is now being broadcast over the mass media. The Sanders call for taking the country back has gone mainstream.
Bernie Sanders has changed the race for the Democratic nomination by making it more liberal and giving voice to issues that would not normally be discussed in primary campaigns. Sanders is also impacting the Republican contest. Republicans are getting debate questions about income inequality. The impact of his message is sending shock waves through our national dialogue.
The senator from Vermont is changing the political conversation in the United States, and taking his message to television will only expand his reach.
The fact that Sanders can spend $2 million on ad buy for Iowa and New Hampshire is a tribute to the 750,000+ Americans who have donated to his campaign.
Bernie Sanders isn’t just out to win an election. He’s out to change a country.