“To have a head of our party who is sensitive to the plight of working people is the order of this day,” Jackson said. “Don’t forget — when you lose, you tend to amplify ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda.’ When you win, you cover up your sins. Don’t let anybody fool you, we worked last year, we won the election. It was stolen.”
A hesitant and mild applause followed — and Jackson continued:
From John F. Kennedy to Nixon to Carter to Ford to Clinton to Barack, if any of them had to face the impact of … Russian interference in such a bold way … the foolishness of the Electoral College and the interference of the FBI … none of them … Hillary won in spite of having a 3-million vote lead. So we’re not gonna let anybody break our spirit. We’re gonna keep fighting back. A big election is coming up this year, and we intend to win.
With that, Jackson introduced Perez.