Sanders Shifts Democratic Party To The LeftPlay
From Philadelphia and the Democratic National Convention. We look at the Bernie Sanders factor and faction as the Democrats nominate Hillary Clinton.
Michelle Obama took the crowd to tears in Philadelphia last night, standing up for Hillary Clinton. But it was the name Bernie Sanders that was all over Day One of the Democratic National Convention. Shouted in the hall, shouted in the streets. Shouted when he stood up last night to ask his millions of followers to give their support to political revolution and to Hillary Clinton. Will they do it? Will enough do it to put her over the top? It could decide the election. This hour On Point, Bernie, and the fate of Hillary Clinton. -- Tom Ashbrook
Juana Summers, editor for CNN Politics. (@jmsummers)
Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate. (@jbouie)
Rep. Raul Grijalva, Democratic Congressman, serving Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District. Co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (@repraulgrijalva)
Ashley Andreas, delegate for Sen. Bernie Sanders from the state of Vermont.
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CNN Politics: Bernie Sanders tries to calm skeptical supporters: 'We have got to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine' -- "Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tried Monday to calm a crowd skeptical of Hillary Clinton, using a rally in advance of his convention speech to call for the party to unify against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump."
Slate: The Hillary Haters — "It might seem as though nothing much has changed in 20 years. Many people disliked Hillary Clinton when she first emerged onto the political scene, and many people dislike her now. She is on track to become the least popular Democratic nominee in modern history, although voters like Donald Trump even less."
POLITICO Magazine: What’s a ‘Democrat’ Anymore? — "Where does the Democratic Party go from here, and what will it look like years from now? Can it win back the white working class? Should the party even try to—or is it better off embracing diversity in a country on its way to being majority-minority? "
This program aired on July 26, 2016.