Bernie Sanders gets accolades (and permission) for Simon & Garfunkel song

Campaign spot trades hard facts for soft sell

Bernie Sanders’ latest campaign ad is a touching spot, devoid of copy, set to Simon & Garfunkel’s 1968 song "America" from their album "Bookends." A representative for Art Garfunkel said the campaign licensed the song, a legal nicety often overlooked by politicians. A quick-cutting montage of clips shows Sanders and his supporters at campaign events and meeting with enthusiastic voters. A brief glimpse of the Des Moines skyline is a sly wink at voters in Iowa, who caucus in 10 days. All the candidates have come to look for America, and they’ve found it here in the Hawkeye State. Or maybe New Hampshire. They look so similar this time of year.