Spike Lee Endorses Bernie Sanders, Says He’ll “Do The Right Thing”
While Hillary Clinton is projected to win the South Carolina primary this Saturday in a landslide (Five Thirty Eight says she has a 99% chance of winning), Bernie Sanders isn’t going to give it up without a fight.
The Sanders campaign is running a radio ad in South Carolina right now featuring the endorsement of director Spike Lee.
“Wake up! Wake up, South Carolina! This is your dude Spike Lee. And I know that you know the system is rigged. For too long we’ve given our votes to corporate puppets. Sold the Okie-doke. 99% of Americans were hurt by the Great Recession of 2008, and many are still recovering. And that’s why I am officially endorsing my brother Bernie Sanders.
Bernie takes no money from corporations. Nada. Which means he is not on the take. And when Bernie gets into the White House, he will do the right thing.”
How can we be sure? Bernie was at the March on Washington with Dr King. He was arrested in Chicago for a protest of segregation in public schools. He has fought for wealth and education equality throughout his whole career. No flippin’ no floppin’.”
The spot references Lee’s seminal film Do The Right Thing–which is one of the movies I will literally yell at you about if you haven’t watched.
Sanders has lagged far behind Clinton in African-American support during this campaign, despite endorsements from Nina Turner (who is working on the campaign as a Sander surrogate, is the actual best ever, and who will hopefully be President herself someday), Cornel West, Shaun King, Erica Garner, Natalie Jackson and others–so it’s unlikely how or if the Spike Lee endorsement will affect his campaign.
Clinton, meanwhile, has two spots running in South Carolina featuring endorsements from Morgan Freeman–and it’s pretty tough to compete with the voice of God.