Even if Bernie Sanders doesn’t actually win the Democratic presidential nomination, actor Danny Glover thinks the Vermont senator has already won in other ways.
Glover said that Sanders campaign has sparked a national movement that will not end simply because the election ends, likening the campaign to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.
“I don’t think the movement is just going to just evaporate after this electoral process,” Glover told Dailymail.com. “It’s not just simply about the electoral process.”
“When Dr. King went on the Poor People’s Campaign, I think that’s what the movement is more connected to,” Glover said, then added, “Dr. King talking about militarism, talking about racism and the connection with materialism. He talked about equity, we’re taking about 50 years ago, they were taking about those particular issues.”
“We have this extraordinary view where we often think that a process, an election in itself, is a movement, the election itself is not a movement,” he added.
“What Bernie Sanders has been able to do, what the senator has been able to do is to bring forward more people into the process,” Glover continued. “People who had given up on the system itself.”
Going forward, Glover said that no matter the results of the election, he hopes the movement continues.
“And hopefully, whether it’s Bernie, whether it’s Hillary, whether it’s Donald, that the movement itself moves forward, you know?”