Anybody who is not currently a Bernie Sanders supporter should watch this new campaign ad, created by one of the Vermont Senator’s supporters, right now. Be prepared, though, it will definitely bring tears to your eyes.
This ad, courtesy of br luck via YouTube, compiles several incredibly moving moments from Sanders’ speeches and combines them with images that really hit home for viewers. As if Sanders’ messages weren’t effective enough, hearing him talk about how hard so many Americans work only to take home meager wages while seeing images of these hardworking Americans only makes the message stick more.
Some of Sanders’ best quotes and promises are included in this 4-minute ad, including “There is no justice when so few have so much and so many have so little,” and “We can be a nation, where everyone, no matter their race, their religion, their disability or their sexual orientation, realizes the full promise of equality that is our birthright as Americans.”
Sanders’ discussions of the high rates of child poverty in the United States were also made even more powerful when paired with images of struggling children living in cars and sleeping outside. The ad pairs these images with Sanders saying,
‘How can we talk about morality and justice when we turn our backs on the children of our country? We have in this country sufficient amounts of money to put more people in jail than any other country on earth but apparently we do not have enough money to provide jobs and education to our young people.’
In the description of this ad, the creator describes it as an “unofficial campaign ad.” They then go on to say, “Bernie’s message is a deeply moving and inspiring one. I hope this video does him justice.” Based on the way that it combines some of the best moments of Sanders’ best speeches with images that are both inspiring and heartbreaking, it seems safe to say that this video definitely does Bernie justice.
Bernie Sanders’ campaign should look into taking this ad from an unofficial one to an official one.