Bernie Sanders Explains to Stephen Colbert How He Can Still Take Out Hillary Clinton

“You can’t give up on that contested confection. You’ve got to rock the system.”


Bernie Sanders has a response for anyone wondering why he hasn’t dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination: “It is not a lost cause.”

The Vermont senator shared that message with Stephen Colbert on Monday night, as the Late Show host struggled to get his hands on a much-desired candy bar that got lodged inside a broken vending machine.

“You can’t give up on that contested confection,” Sanders said, swaying the machine to successfully release the candy bar. “You’ve got to rock the system!”

As for today’s West Virginia primary, Sanders told Colbert he believed he had a good shot at victory against Hillary Clinton, because in West Virginia, and elsewhere, “too many people are working longer hours for low wages and they want change, Stephen.”

Sanders remains competitive in individual upcoming primaries—judging by polling numbers for todaybut he is still far behind in the number of delegates needed to overtake Clinton before the Democratic convention in July.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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