Well, maybe not officially, but he might as well have.
UPDATE (Associated Press/January 12, 2016) MoveOn just endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The group says Bernie was supported by 78.6 percent of its membership in an online vote of more than 340,000 members — while 14.6 percent voted for Hillary Clinton — and less than 1% voted for Martin O'Malley. These overwhelming numbers favoring Bernie reflect what all other online polls have shown. Last year MoveOn tried to encourage Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president; but when she declined, many of her supporters got behind Sanders' campaign. MoveOn says it will mobilize nearly 75,000 of its members in Iowa and New Hampshire. Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, said: ""MoveOn members are feeling the Bern."
During an interview with CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden offered effusive praise for Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.
Biden described Sanders as more authentic on economic inequality than Hillary Clinton — and he defended Sanders' record on gun control. Weighing in on the Democratic race, Biden said he never felt Clinton was the prohibitive favorite to win.
Biden also lauded Sanders for doing a "heck of a job" on the campaign trail and praising him for offering an authentic voice on income inequality --- Read more here at U.S. News and World Report
A new Journal/NBC/Marist poll shows Senator Bernie Sanders polling better than Hillary Clinton against all the Republican candidates, and by wider margins. And Bernie is also leading Hillary in New Hampshire, while being in a virtual tie with her in Iowa.
UPDATE: January 12, 2016 — A new Quinnipiac University poll for Iowa shows Bernie Sanders at 49% to Hillary Clinton with 44% — and a new Monmouth University Poll for New Hampshire shows Bernie Sanders at 53% to Hillary Clinton at 39%.
Even Donald Trump has begun to say that he's looking forward to facing off against Bernie Sanders. The myth about Hillary being more "electable" than Bernie has finally been revealed. The Hillary camp has begun to panic ... and for good reason. Yesterday Hillary herself said "Anybody can win."
President Obama will not endorse Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Primary — and Oprah Winfrey will not endorse Hillary Clinton. (The Sanders campaign may be waiting for Senator Elizabeth Warren's endorsement.)
What happened at the recent Putting Families First Presidential Forum in Iowa?
Hillary Clinton was a "no show" at the recent "Putting Families First Presidential Forum" in Iowa — and it didn't go unnoticed — but Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley courted progressives in Des Moines last Saturday afternoon with a pair of stirring speeches that repeatedly put the crowd of more than 700 on its feet. (Story here at the Des Moines Register)
While the crowd gave O'Malley their attention and applause, it was clearly a Bernie Sanders day for most. The Vermont Senator received roaring applause and standing ovations multiple times throughout his time on stage. Focusing on immigration, as well, Sanders took his own jab at Trump. (Story here at NBC-WHOTV)
O'Malley and Sanders each spoke for over one hour, and the entire 3 hour forum can be seen on YouTube —> Martin O'Malley first takes the stage about 20 minutes into the video here — and then Bernie Sanders takes the stage about 1 hour and 20 minutes into the video here.
What happened at the recent Brown & Black Presidential Forum in Iowa?
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley were all at the 2016 "Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum" in Des Moines, Iowa. First Bernie Sanders speaks here — then Martin O’Malley speaks here — and lastly, Hillary Clinton speaks here. (Story here at the Des Moines Register)
Latest Poll: 2016 Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus (American Research Group 1/6-1/10)
Sanders 47%, Clinton 44%, Martin O'Malley 3%