In an interview this evening with Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks Channel, Cenk asked Bernie Sanders if Hillary becomes the nominee and the Democratic Party asked him and his supporters to support her--millennials among whom Cenk says Bernie is more popular than Beyonce--Sanders said
"Okay, we're campaigning to win this, but IF we fall short, we're going to ask for certain commitments in exchange for our support. If you want our support, here's what 'WE want':
Single payer medicare for all
15 dollar minimum wage
Vigorous effort to battle climate change
Plan to rebuild infrastructure
Make public colleges and universities tuition free
This was encouraging to me as it's always bothered me that he has said he would support the eventual nominee and has never listed conditions. This is the first time I've heard him say his support would be conditional.
Sounds like he understands very clearly how much power he has. Also clear to me that Hillary would never agree to what amounts to essentially his entire platform, so I'm hoping (in the event) that he withholds his support and carries on his movement outside of the Democratic Party, where he belongs anyway.