Civil rights activist Al Sharpton talks about ''collective leverage'' on presidential candidates after meeting with Hillary Clinton and other African-American leaders. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Civil rights advocate Rev. Al Sharpton said his meeting with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other African-American leaders should not be seen as an endorsement of the candidate, but an opportunity to share with Clinton some of the key issues at stake in this election for African-American voters. "None of us deliver a black vote individually," Sharpton said. "We are about collective information, so we can put collective leverage on those that seek to be the first white successor to the first black president in this country," he added. Bernie Sanders had breakfast Sharpton, just hours after trouncing Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential nominating contest last week. The meeting marked a recognition by Sanders that his campaign must swiftly broaden its base of support if he has any chance of mounting a long-term challenge to Clinton, who consistently polls better among African American voters.