Bill Maher: Sanders campaign showed ‘how much of this country is left wing’ and that is ‘huge’
Saying he was in no hurry to see Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders end his campaign, Real Time host Bill Maher complimented the avowed democratic socialist for giving voice to a deep vein of passionate progressives who have felt left out of the political process.
“I don’t think it matters when he gets out,” Maher began. “You know they’re all shoving him saying, “Bernie, take all the time you want — do it today.’ As long as he does by the convention, at the convention. He revealed how much of this country really is left wing. We didn’t know that before this campaign. That is huge and historic.”
Former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello jumped in to point out how well a socialist did in the primary elections.
“People complained the other night that Bernie didn’t mention the sort of historic moment of Hillary Clinton being the nominee,” Morello began. “But Hillary Clinton did not mention the historic moment of a socialist, in the United States of America, winning twenty-two states — in the United States of America.”
According to Maher, ‘I also think he could have won too.”
“Because I think the people who worked for him worked really hard,” Maher explained. “He forced the centrists in the race to go way left. And by the way, since he’s not coming over immediately, forcing her [Clinton] to stay there, which I understand.”
Maher went on to pitch the fans of Sanders that Clinton won “fair and square,” before ticking off primary election results.
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