Danny Glover's introduction said it all
Danny Glover gave a rousing speech before introducing Senator Bernie Sanders in Greenville, South Carolina that touched on the rational for his candidacy. Glover gave the introduction in front of over 5,000 enthusiastic supporters.
ABC reported the event as follows.
Actor Danny Glover introduced Bernie Sanders at a large rally in Greenville, South Carolina, Sunday night. Glover endorsed Sanders earlier this month, but this appearance onstage was his first side-by-side with the Vermont senator.
"What a moment, what a moment," Glover said as he took the stage. "You can feel the Bern, don't you feel it?" ...
With more than 5,000 people in attendance, the evening rally was Sanders’ biggest in the South Carolina to date. The actor and long time activist for progressive politics was the highlight. Glover spoke about South Carolina's history with slavery and ongoing struggle against institutional racism and poverty. ...
"We know that is the reality. We want to change that. This is why this movement is here," Glover said. "It is amazing to know that you are building not only a movement, but you are building that movement on the stage of a presidential election. We have never had that opportunity before. We are going to change this country." ...
"What Danny has done is use that celebrity status to fight for race and economic status in our country and I thank him," Sanders said. He added during his remarks that his campaign is "gaining momentum every day."
Danny Glover's presence may help dissuade some older black voters from their unfounded belief that Hillary Clinton is the only candidate that cares about their interests. One must ask who best has ones interests in their hearts.
Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are good people. Only Hillary Clinton has received millions of dollars, directly and indirectly from Wall Street. This is the same Wall Street that indirectly pilfered the middle-class and specifically minority communities when they discriminated against them during the real estate boom by giving them criminally higher mortgage rates than they gave to white Americans. Wall Street does not give if does not expect something in return. And that something in return is definitely not middle-class centric or poor centric policies.
One hopes that South Carolina listens to the messages objectively of both candidates. One hopes South Carolina will vote their interests and not their fears.