The Nation Endorses Bernie Sanders

The Nation loves The Bern.

The Nation has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. This is a rarity for the magazine; it has endorsed a president only twice before in its 150-year history — Jesse Jackson in 1988 and Barack Obama in 2008.

He has summoned the people to a ‘political revolution,’ arguing that the changes our country so desperately needs can only happen when we wrest our democracy from the corrupt grip of Wall Street bankers and billionaires,” explained Nation editors. “We believe such a revolution is not only possible but necessary—and that’s why we’re endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.”

The Nation editors bring up Hillary Clinton, but only to go through her flaws. “Her talk of seeking common ground with Republicans and making deals to ‘get things done’ in Washington will not bring the change that is so desperately needed,” reads the piece.

“Whether his candidacy, and the inspired campaign it fuels, will spark a ‘political revolution’ sufficient to win the Democratic nomination and the White House this year remains to be seen,” continued Nation editors. “We do know that his run has already created the space for a more powerful progressive movement and demonstrated that a different kind of politics is possible. This is a revolution that should live on, no matter who wins the nomination.”