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OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 10/6/16

Bernie Expects a Progressive First 100 Days Under Clinton

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Message Scott Galindez

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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

The room at Drake University on Wednesday would not have been large enough for a Bernie Sanders campaign rally. While the crowd was supportive, the excitement of a Bernie Sanders campaign event was not present. There were no shouts of "Feel the Bern" or even "Bernie, Bernie, Bernie." No, this event was about Hillary Clinton, and it had the feel of every Clinton event I have covered. I'll just leave it at that.

Bernie campaigned on the behalf of the Clinton-Kaine ticket in Des Moines, Iowa, where he discussed his and Hillary Clinton's shared belief that we need an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.

Sanders also urged Iowans to turn out to vote on November 8, telling the audience, "I ask all of you, in the next five weeks, not only to come out and vote, not only to get your friends to come out and vote, but to do everything that you can to make certain that Hillary Clinton is the next President of the United States."

Bernie did not leave it there, he also encouraged people to join him after the election in an effort to implement the most progressive democratic platform ever. He told the cheering crowd, "Our job is not done just by electing Secretary Clinton. On the day after, we continue the movement. Our job under President Hillary Clinton is to see that that platform is implemented."

When asked how he would hold the Clinton campaign accountable, Sanders replied: "I think it's not just me. There are millions of people who understand that we need to create a government that represents all of us and not just the 1 percent. I think the Democratic platform is a very strong platform and provides a blueprint for moving in that direction. That's what we've got to do. We've got to rally the American people to demand that their government represents all of us and not just the people on top."

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