Our Revolution - On the Campaign Trail Summary & Analysis

Bernie Sanders
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Sanders dedicates this chapter to his experience along the presidential campaign trail. He was clearly the underdog, but came out of the race a nationally known figure who stands proudly for progressive politics. First and foremost, Sanders addresses the massive challenge of tackling the Clinton machine. An overwhelming amount of Democratic news networks, politicians, citizens’ organizations, activist groups, labor unions, and environmentalists had pledged their allegiance to Clinton early on. Furthermore, she had already received tens of millions in campaign donations by the time Sanders announced his run for the presidency. Sanders understood the importance of mobilizing grassroots support if he were to have any success on the national stage.

Sanders’ campaign hinged on early successes. He recognized the need to do well in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire if they were going to have any real success...

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