Robert Reich: Bernie has shown that it’s possible to win elections without depending on big money from corporations, Wall Street, and billionaires.
Stephen Fox: The worst of the worst of the mainstream full-scale articles in my estimation was Nate Cohn’s recent one in the New York Times, which I roundly and acerbically condemned on many many Facebook group pages.
Michael Hertz: The one thing that Bernie has going for him is boots on the ground, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see 100,000 marchers or more in Philadelphia.
Robert Reich: You’ve also inspired millions of us to get involved in politics – and to fight the most important and basic of all fights on which all else depends: to reclaim our economy and democracy from the moneyed interests.
Dick Price: A common theme in the responses is that rallies aren’t votes, that what counts is who and how many actually vote, not how many are up for a hootenanny with thousands of their friends.
Seth Abramson: The media taking a poll of all Democratic superdelegates on June 6th, and then using those poll results to declare that Hillary Clinton has (variously) “won,” “clinched,” “secured,” or “gained” the Democratic presidential nomination, is nonsensical
Robert Nelson: This year young people are particularly active. Democratic Party leaders seem not to care. They feel that the young enthusiastic voters who have gathered around the candidacy of Bernie Sanders can be taken for granted in the fall. Will Democrats Win
Laurie Agard: At a Bernie rally, something different is going on. People of all ages and nationalities are taking time off of work and talking about and focusing on some of their dearest pursuits, and what they want for others.
Peter Laarman: It is significant, even breathtaking, that as a consequence of the Sanders campaign AND as consequence of worsening job quality and rising debt, a majority of millennials now say that they prefer socialism to capitalism.
Robert Borosage: Sanders will push to have the platform lay out a bold populist critique of our corrupted politics and our rigged economy.
Robert Borosage: As movement builder, he has every reason to stay in the race. He’s still drawing stunning crowds. He’s still energizing a new generation. He has a responsibility to take his message across the country, to educate and proselytize.
Robert Borosage: Sanders is speaking to real pain in the country. He is rousing young voters, showing them that there is an alternative, that America is not limited to a choice between unbridled and increasingly unhinged reaction and incremental politics as usual. Bernie Wins Oregon
Ron Briley: Similar to Moses, Sanders may not be able to make it to the Promised Land in 2016, but his campaign demonstrates that Americans of a younger generation, unlike my late parents, are open to fundamental restricting of the system and moving beyond demagogic scapegoating.