As Bernie Sanders inches closer and closer to upsetting front-runner Hillary Clinton, he just gained his most powerful supporter yet: Vice President Joe Biden.
In an interview with CNN’s Gloria Berger, Biden said that Sanders is doing “a heck of a job” on the campaign trail, and praised Sander’s authenticity and proven track record of sticking to the issue of income inequality. Biden said that Sanders is “speaking to a yearning that is deep and real.”
“There used to be a basic bargain,” said Biden. “If you contributed to the profitability of an enterprise, you share in that profit, and that’s been broken. Productivity is up and wages are stagnant.”
One of the biggest issues surrounding the Sanders campaign is the supposed “media blackout,” and Berger did little to disprove that perception. Berger only asked about Sanders in relation to Clinton’s campaign, and constantly tried to shift the focus back on Clinton. Biden kept his answer focused on Sanders while also carefully not saying anything negative about Clinton.
When Berger said that Clinton also is attempting to cover income inequality in her campaign, Biden responded that income inequality has always been Sanders’s focus, while Hillary only recently zeroed in on it after Sanders.
Sanders, the former dark horse, is now neck and neck with Clinton in the polls. In New Hampshire, Sanders is leading over Clinton, while he trails by just three points in Iowa.
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