With West Virginia voting in its primary Tuesday, Bernie Sanders appeared on Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” Monday night to make the case that he still has a shot. The whole skit took place around a vending machine that was denying Colbert his candy.
“Here’s the story,” Bernie told him about why he is not giving up. “It’s a narrow shot, but we still have a chance to win a majority of the pledged delegates. We’re going to fight for every last vote. And at the end of the day, I hope and believe that we are going to win this.”
His arm wedged in the vending machine slot, Colbert was skeptical. “But at a certain point, don’t you have to say, I’m not going to get the thing that I want?” he asked.
The 74-year-old Sanders is getting pretty used to questions like this.
“You’ve got to believe, Stephen. … You’ve got to rock the system,” Sanders said, jostling the machine and releasing the 100 Grand candy bar.
“I don’t take money from billionaires, but I do check every vending machine change slot,” the Democratic candidate joked. Well played.