Sanders Won’t Take up the Obama Mantle
Bernie Sanders made it clear on Friday that he wouldn’t continue President Obama’s legacy if elected.
“I think we’ve got to go further,” the White House hopeful said on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” on Wednesday night. “I think we need to stand up to Wall Street in a way that the president and the vice president have not.”
Sanders was careful when addressing Obama’s legacy, but suggested that both he and Vice President Joe Biden failed to start a “political revolution” and to topple the corporate hierarchy that controls the United States.
“We should give Obama and Biden credit for what they have accomplished, and understand that we need to go much further,” he said.
The Hill reports:
With the announcement that Biden will not seek the party’s nomination, there is no obvious successor to the Obama legacy in the Democratic primary field.
Front-runner Hillary Clinton, who lost to Obama in a combative 2008 primary, has been reluctant to run on the president’s record.
She publicly broke with the White House on several key issues, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement she helped broker while serving in the Obama administration, and the president’s foreign policy in Syria.
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