The Young Turks: Bernie's Success Is Much Bigger Than Just a Protest Vote (Video)
While some may argue that the Democratic race has always been rigged in Hillary Clinton’s favor, voters may recall six months ago when the race also included Jim Webb, Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee.
“My favorite thing is, ‘it’s a protest vote; they’re trying to send a message’ and that’s why I bring up Jim Webb," said Young Turks host Cenk Uygur. "Why didn’t people want to send a message through Jim Webb or Lincoln Chafee or Martin O’Malley?”
It’s because Bernie Sanders has spoken out against so many political decisions long ago that were fundamentally wrong.
Many of Sanders' policies took his opponents decades longer to adopt.
Said Uygur, “On the Panama trade deal, Bernie Sanders was one of the few guys who came out and said, no let’s not do that deal, it’s not about free trade, Panama’s economy’s microscopic, it will add nothing to the American economy; the real reason we’re doing that deal is so rich people can hide their money in offshore tax havens."
Hillary Clinton supported that deal, so it’s no accident that people are supporting Bernie Sanders. “The guy’s been right for 40 years,” said Uygur.