Bernie still has big plans, just not as Prez
Bernie Sanders says he still has big plans to reshape American politics—just not as President
7/15/16 | By Rafi Schwartz | Source: Fusion | Photo: Getty Images
In an election year characterized by dark horse candidates, his was perhaps the most surprising success story of all: An avuncular democratic socialist from Vermont with little name recognition outside progressive circles, who gave his party’s presumptive nominee a marathon-length run for her money by tacking hard to the left, rather than playing safe in the political center. But with the top of the ticket sewn up, and his support thrown behind Hillary Clinton, the question surrounding Bernie Sanders has changed from “Can he win?” to “What’s he going to do now?”
As it turns out, he’s planning to do quite a bit.
In an interview with USA Today published Friday, Sanders detailed plans to launch a series of progressive organizations aimed at putting his brand of politics into the core of the Democratic party—and beyond.
“The goal here is to do what I think the Democratic establishment has not been very effective in doing,” Sanders explained. “And that is at the grassroots level, encourage people to get involved, give them the tools they need to win, help them financially.”