Bernie Sanders: ‘Everything I Am Talking About Is Doable’
A good candidate interview from the KC Star
The Star: It’s clear there is enthusiasm for your campaign. Do you ever worry that if you’re elected president you’ll disappoint the people who supported you?
Sanders: No. Because I will fight for them. I’m not guaranteeing that I can do everything. But what I have said over and over again, and what I’ll say here again tonight, is that no president alone can accomplish what has to be done. The powers that be, Wall Street, corporate America, the corporate media, large campaign donors are so powerful that the only way we transform America and make government work for all of us is when millions of people stand up and fight back.
Aren’t you worried that that gets lost? Particularly in presidential elections, there’s this cult that whoever we elect will do the things that he or she says they’re going to do.
That’s why this is a different type of campaign. I don’t say that. I say if I were elected president tomorrow, I can’t alone take on Wall Street, and corporate America, and large campaign donors. They’re too powerful. I think I’m being honest with the American people and saying, everything I am talking about is doable. It is mainstream, but we’re going to have to stand up and fight back against some very very powerful people who prefer an economy that works for the rich.