Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich has endorsed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary.
I endorse Bernie Sanders for president of the United States. He’s leading a movement to reclaim America for the many, not the few. And such a political mobilization – a ‘political revolution,’ as he puts it – is the only means by which we can get the nation back from the moneyed interests that now control so much of our economy and democracy.
This extraordinary concentration of income, wealth, and political power at the very top imperils all else – our economy, our democracy, the revival of the American middle class, the prospects for the poor and for people of color, the necessity of slowing and reversing climate change, and a sensible foreign policy not influenced by the ‘military-industrial complex,’ as President Dwight Eisenhower once called it. It is the fundamental prerequisite: We have little hope of achieving positive change on any front unless the American people are once again in control.
I have the deepest respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton, and if she wins the Democratic primary I’ll work my heart out to help her become president. But I believe Bernie Sanders is the agent of change this nation so desperately needs.
Sanders said he was proud to be endorsed by Reich, “Bob Reich was one of the most effective secretaries of labor in modern American history. He is one of the foremost economic thinkers in this country focusing on income inequality and the needs of working people. In 2002, he ran a great campaign for governor of Massachusetts. I am proud and delighted to have the support of Robert Reich.”
While there are some Sanders supporters who are vowing “Bernie or bust,” most of the Sanders folks are like Sec. Reich. They understand the value of keeping a Democrat in the White House. If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, it is certain that Sen. Sanders will do his part to motivate his supporters to vote for her.
Former Sec. Reich is one of the top liberal economic thinkers in the country. His books have helped to shape and define a generation of economic thought on income inequality. The endorsement of former Sec. Reich is a big one for Bernie Sanders, as his support adds a powerful voice to the Sanders political revolution.