When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment. By the time Sanders' campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong.
"It's our future."
U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders (Independent Socialist - Vermont) and Sam Webb, Chairman of the Communist Party USA, discuss the 2004 Election as a part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Luncheon Series at the University of Maine at Orono.