Bernie Sanders after the February 1, 2016 Iowa Caucus —
Tonight we accomplished what the corporate media and political establishment once believed was impossible: after trailing Hillary Clinton in Iowa throughout this entire campaign, it looks as if we will leave the state with roughly the same number of delegates.
I want to be clear with you about what this really means. Tonight's result is a victory for our political revolution. We have proved that when people come together, anything is possible.
New Hampshire votes next, where we have a slight lead in the polls. If we win there, we'll have all the momentum. What counts now is how we respond in this moment:
When we started this campaign, almost everyone wrote us off. We were down 41 percent in the polls... and those were some of the good ones. They said our ideas were radical and that we could never compete with the big-money fundraising of Hillary Clinton and her super PACs.
Well, you showed them tonight.
Victory is within our reach. But winning will require the active participation of millions of Americans in every community across the country — nothing less than a political revolution.