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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 12:29 AM

 

Bernie Sanders: 'NOT For Sale, NOT For Sale'



PRESS RELEASE

‘Not for Sale, Not for Sale’


DECEMBER 22, 2015






COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – “I am getting a very good feeling about Iowa,” Bernie Sanders bellowed to a roaring crowd of 1,800 supporters packing an arena at the Iowa Western Community College on Tuesday.

Midway through the senator’s remarks, the crowd began to chant “not for sale, not for sale,” a rallying cry for Sanders’ people-powered presidential campaign and a rebuke to politicians bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires.

Sanders’ grassroots campaign has been propelled by a record 2.3 million donations averaging less than $30 each. Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Tuesday tried to cash in on Sanders’ success by making the unlikely claim that Sanders might raise more campaign cash than her. “Probably not,” a Sanders’ spokesman said, “but what is certain is that they will have more total money because they have established super PACs.”

Sanders has rejected super PACs, which may accept unlimited sums and are the key part of a corrupt political system that props up a rigged economy.





Addressing the crowd here in Pottawattamie County, Sanders welcomed the “fantastic” turnout three days before Christmas and 41 days before the Iowa precinct caucuses. All told, more than 31,000 people have filled school gyms, convention centers, churches and other venues for rallies and town meetings. “So keep it a secret. Don’t tell anyone, but I think we’re going to win here and make history,” Sanders said.

Earlier Tuesday at a town meeting in Storm Lake, Iowa, Sanders brought up an exchange during last weekend’s Democratic debate when David Muir of ABC News asked the former secretary of state, “Should corporate America love Hillary Clinton?” Quipped Clinton, “Everybody should.” In Iowa on Monday, Sanders was blunt. “I do not want to be liked by everybody. I want to be liked and supported by the middle class and working families because I am going to take on Wall Street and the billionaire class. They do not like me today. They will like me even less if I am elected president. I welcome their dislike.”

The rallies and town meetings on Sanders’ latest swing through Iowa came on the heels of a new CBS News Battleground tracker poll released on Sunday which found that Hillary Clinton is leading Sanders by only five points here in a state where pundits once deemed her the prohibitive favorite. He was 14 points ahead in New Hampshire.

This Iowa swing came in the wake of major developments in the Sanders campaign. Last Thursday he won the endorsement of the 700,000-member-strong Communications Workers of America. The same day he won the backing of the progressive grassroots group Democracy for America. Sanders was favored by 88 percent of those participating in an online poll.

Sanders will wrap up this trip to Iowa on Wednesday but return next week.



https://berniesanders.com/press-release/not-for-sale-not-for-sale/

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Segami Dec 2015 OP
Uncle Joe Dec 2015 #1
CoffeeCat Dec 2015 #2
Segami Dec 2015 #3
Punkingal Dec 2015 #4
Live and Learn Dec 2015 #6
Segami Dec 2015 #8
Live and Learn Dec 2015 #5
Segami Dec 2015 #9
kenfrequed Dec 2015 #7
JDPriestly Dec 2015 #10
Betty Karlson Dec 2015 #11
Divernan Dec 2015 #12
AzDar Dec 2015 #13
nc4bo Dec 2015 #14
bigwillq Dec 2015 #15
ljm2002 Dec 2015 #16
NCTraveler Dec 2015 #17
KittyWampus Dec 2015 #18

Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 12:32 AM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Segami.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 12:59 AM

2. Wow 1,800 people in Council Bluffs!

That is amazing! His crowds are consistently growing. He's going to have to move to even larger venues.

And this is the week of Christmas. People are busy.

Sanders has 7 events in Iowa this week, and he'll be back for more next week.

He's working very hard in Iowa and he's drawing large crowds. Lots of enthusiasm for Bernie.

Thanks for posting!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 01:02 AM

3. Oh look,....not an empty seat available.

 

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 01:03 AM

4. Segami, Your posts are awesome!

They so often just make my day! Thank you.

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Response to Punkingal (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 01:28 AM

6. I second that. nt

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Response to Punkingal (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 01:40 AM

8. Thanks!

 

Much appreciated.....

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 01:27 AM

5. K&R nt

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 01:40 AM

9. Thanks!

 

Much appreciated.....

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 01:29 AM

7. Wonderful!

Bernie seems to be picking up steam!

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 03:01 AM

10. K&R. Feel the Bern!

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 03:02 AM

11. "I welcome their dislike"

 

someone is channelling his inner FDR...

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 03:20 AM

12. CBS Poll: Sanders gaining to within 5 points of HRC in Iowa


The rallies and town meetings on Sanders’ latest swing through Iowa came on the heels of a new CBS News Battleground tracker poll released on Sunday which found that Hillary Clinton is leading Sanders by only five points here in a state where pundits once deemed her the prohibitive favorite. He was 14 points ahead in New Hampshire.


Now that's within the statistical margin of error to my way of thinking.

His win in New Hampshire will carry a surge into Iowa as well.

Lookin' good, my man!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 03:28 AM

13. Bernie!!

 

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 07:45 AM

14. Iowa is going to be very competitive! ! Go Bernie! nt

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 08:44 AM

15. K and R (nt)

 

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 12:07 PM

16. I like that chant...

...hope it will catch on and be used a lot going forward.

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 12:47 PM

17. Someone forgot to tell Lockheed Martin and Schumlin. nt.

 

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Wed Dec 23, 2015, 12:49 PM

18. Except he recently had to stop railing against PAC's when he started getting help from them.

 

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