The Nation has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders( I-Vt .) in the Democratic presidential primary, the first major publication to take a stand in the nominating race.
“He has summoned the people to a “political revolution, ” arguing that the changes our country so desperately requires can only happen when we wrest our republic from the corrupted grip of Wall street bankers and billionaires, ” the publication’s editors told. “We believe such a revolution is not only possible but necessary.”
Sanders has gained on rival Hillary Clinton in early voting nations. In New Hampshire, the Vermont senator is ahead of the former secretary of state in several polls, while Iowa surveys present Clinton’s lead over Sanders lessening. Meanwhile, Clinton’s campaign has started to openly attack Sanders, blaming his votes on firearms as well as his health care posture.
The Nation, which describes itself as “the flagship of the left, ” endorsed President Barack Obama in the last two general elections. During the 2008 Democratic primary, the magazine’s editors praised Dennis Kucinich, then a congressman, as presidential candidates most in line with the publication’s values.( Kucinich fell out of the race after failing to make much of a dent in the early primaries .)
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