Full interview: Bernie Sanders meets with the Des Moines Register's Editorial Board Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks with The Des Moines Register Editorial Board in Des Moines on Thursday, December 31, 2015.
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He won’t be spending as much time in Iowa as he would have liked but he joked it means his campaign slogan (Not me. Us) will need to be literal in the homestretch of the first-in-the-nation nominating caucus.
"Ironically, the ‘us, not me,’ is becoming very much a reality in the last two weeks of this campaign, because I'm not going to be able to be here as much as I would like."
Citing Iowa’s unprecedented role in American politics how a victory here will have a domino effect in early nominating states and through Super Tuesday. Sanders noted his Iowa supporters have knocked on hundreds of thousands of doors in their January push. He urged attendees to continue that outreach in their own day-to-day lives.
A Grinnell couple said they were “mostly yes” on Sanders before the event. Seeing the audience enthusiasm and the focus on human rights the introductory speakers tilted them further.