Thousands of House parties will be held in all fifty states on Wednesday as Sen. Bernie Sanders will tell supporters that the most important goal of his presidential campaign is the creation of a movement to take down the billionaires and give government back to the people.
In statement, Sanders confirmed that the top goal of his campaign is to create a political movement, “This campaign is not simply about electing me, I hope we accomplish that, but that isn’t the most important thing. The most important thing is building a political movement in which millions of people who have given up on the political process, including a lot of young people, get involved.”
Bernie Sanders wants to win, but he also has his eyes on an even bigger prize. Sanders wants to shake up American politics by taking power away from the billionaires and corporations.
According to the Sanders campaign, tonight’s house parties will be largest single grassroots organizing event ever attempted this early in a campaign, “Grassroots organizing on this scale this early in a campaign has never before been undertaken by a presidential campaign. In his first run for the White House, Barack Obama hosted 4,000 online house parties in June of 2008, just a few months before Election Day.”
People are viewing the race for the Democratic nomination as strictly Sanders versus Clinton are looking at it too narrowly. It is possible for both Sanders and Clinton to be successful in 2016. Clinton could get what she wants by becoming the Democratic nominee, and Sanders looks to be well on the way to achieving his goal of building a politics changing populist movement that is designed to take down the Kochs and other oligarchs.
Both candidates want to be president, but Bernie Sanders also wants to empower people to fight back. Sanders could lose the contest for the Democratic nomination but still emerge as a powerful force in American politics.
2016 could end up being a win for Democrats of stripes, and the oligarchs should be very worried about what Bernie Sanders is building in states all across the country.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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