Published On: Fri, Jan 29th, 2016

Robert Reich, MoveOn.org video attacking Bernie Sanders skeptics goes viral

A MoveOn.org promotional featuring Clinton-era Labor Secretary Robert Reich attacked the top six reasons Democratic skeptics feel Sen. Bernie Sanders can’t win the presidency has been watched 3.34 million times on Facebook in just one day, the latest evidence the Vermont Senator’s support is greater than portrayed by many analysts.

Check out the clip at the bottom.

The one-day total is 1 million more views than the 2.3 million “likes” Hillary Clinton has on Facebook. Sanders also has more Facebook likes than Clinton, 2.4 million, showing his social media popularity.

Bernie skeptics How to respond to Bernie skeptics? Watch our latest video to find out.Posted by Robert Reich on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

 “6 Responses to Bernie Skeptics” has exploded on Facebook, and there have been nearly 100,000 shares and over 42,000 comments.

Reich uses a whiteboard to knock down everything from claims Sanders can’t beat Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz in a general election to his age.

“Bernie Sanders’ political revolution has stirred up a lot of people, including some who are skeptical,” wrote Reich on Facebook. “In my latest video with MoveOn, I lay out six responses to Bernie skeptics—along the way tackling shortsighted myths about Senator Sanders and his game-changing ideas.”

Here’s one example:

3. “America would never elect a socialist.”

P-l-e-a-s-e. America’s most successful and beloved government programs are social insurance – Social Security and Medicare. A highway is a shared social expenditure, as is the military and public parks and schools. The problem is we now have excessive socialism for the rich (bailouts of Wall Street, subsidies for Big Ag and Big Pharma, monopolization by cable companies and giant health insurers, giant tax-deductible CEO pay packages) – all of which Bernie wants to end or prevent.

6. “He’s too old.”

Untrue. He’s in great health. Have you seen how agile and forceful he is as he campaigns around the country? These days, 70s are the new 60s. (He’s younger than four of the nine Supreme Court justices.) In any event, the issue isn’t age; it’s having the right values. FDR was paralyzed, and JFK had both Addison’s and Crohn’s diseases, but they were great presidents because they fought adamantly for social and economic justice.

Bernie Sanders photo/Donkey hotey

Bernie Sanders photo/Donkey hotey

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