Director Spike Lee Send Out "Wake Up" Ad For Running Candidate "Bernie Sanders"
|Director Spike Lee Send Out "Wake Up"|
Ad For Running Candidate "Bernie Sanders"
Mr. Lee, who has spent his career making films about race and discrimination, may help Mr. Sanders as he struggles to cut into Hillary Clinton’s support from black voters.
“I know that you know the system is rigged. For too long we have given our vote to corporate puppets,” he says, echoing Mr. Sanders’s crusade against a “rigged economy.”
“Ninety-nine percent of Americans were hurt by the great recession of 2008, and many are still recovering,” Mr. Lee says in the ad.
“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?” he says, rattling off Mr.
He fought for wealth and education equality throughout his whole career. No flipping, no flopping. Enough talk. Time for action.”
Mr. Lee, a Brooklyn-born artist and provocateur, joins a growing phalanx of high-profile African-American celebrities trying to break Mrs. Clinton’s grip on what is for the Democratic primary – and, likely, for the general election – a crucial voting bloc.