Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders predicted on ABC’s This Week that he will win Iowa, New Hampshire, the Democratic nomination, and be the next president of the United States.
During an interview on ABC’s This Week, Sen. Sanders (I-VT) made series of bold predictions:
We are going to win New Hampshire. We are going to win Iowa, and I think we are going to win the Democratic nomination, and I think we’re going to win the presidency.
And I’ll tell you why, George, the American people are sick and tired of seeing the disappearance of the great middle class of this country. They’re sick and tired of working longer hour for lower wages while at the same time 99 percent of all new income generated is going to the top 1 percent and the top one-tenth of 1 percent now owns almost as much as wealth as the bottom 90 percent.
George, we have seen in the last 30 years a massive shift in wealth and income from ordinary Americans to the richest people in this country and the American people are saying, ‘Enough is enough.’ We need to create an economy that works for all of us and not just a handful of billionaires.
No political candidate is going to say that he/she has no chance of winning, but the confident attitude of Sen. Sanders is increasing justified by the size of the crowds coming out to support him, the millions of dollars he is raising from small donors, and the gains that he is making in the polls.
The reason Sanders has seen such a surge is that he is the only candidate in either party who is addressing the anger and angst of non-wealthy Americans. Hillary Clinton is talking about programs to rebuild the middle-class. Republicans are dropping the words middle and class into all of their speeches as if they are the secret passwords needed to gain entry into the White House, but only Bernie Sanders is expressing the emotions and feelings of those who have been battered by the Great Recession.
People are hurting, and they are angry at an unfair system that is blocking economic advancement for most for the benefit of the few at the top.
Bernie Sanders is speaking to and for those people, and this is why a small Senate very liberal senator has become a serious threat to business as usual in Washington.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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