Michael Kearns: Bernie Sanders & Cornell West

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Michael S. Kearns
Michael S. Kearns

Bernie Sanders & Cornel West: The radical alliance that could change everything

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“I love brother Bernie,” West replied. “He tells the truth about Wall Street. He really does.” But West, who feels burned and spurned by President Obama, his team, and the Democratic Party generally, then turned immediately to the specter of Hillary Clinton. Sanders, though an independent socialist in the Senate, is running for the Democratic Party ticket, and West worried aloud about submission to the party hegemon, Secretary Clinton. “I’m not a Hillary Clinton fan at all,” he said resolutely. “So if he uses his power to hand it over to her I’ll be deeply upset.” Read full article.