Campaigns Bernie Run as a Democrat Bernie Sanders Says We’re in an Oligarchy, Hints at Presidential Run
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:21

Bernie Sanders Says We’re in an Oligarchy, Hints at Presidential Run

Written by  Andrew Prokop | Vox
On Monday, the Senate's only self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, hinted again that he might run for president in 2016. In an interview when Jeff Zeleny of Yahoo! News, Sanders said the US was now in an oligarchy, and that if the public understood how the social welfare state worked in countries like Denmark and Sweden, they'd strongly support it. Asked if he was offering a possible platform for a presidential run, Sanders said, "I think it's a damn good platform."

Sanders, though, made sure to offer some praise to the Democratic front-runner. "I’ve known Hillary Clinton for many many years," Sanders told Zeleny. "I have a lot of respect for Hillary Clinton and she has accomplished a lot of very positive things in her career. But I’m not quite sure that the political process is one in which we anoint people." Sanders will travel to Iowa this September. Head over to Yahoo! News for more.

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