Sanders delivers campaign-defining speech

in an address to Georgetown University, Bernie Sanders described his vision for democratic socialism in America.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was at the center of Sanders’ address, citing his policies during the Great Depression as “we have to do today.”

“In his inaugural remarks in January 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt looked out at the nation and this is what he saw,” Sanders said to the packed auditorium.

“He saw tens of millions of its citizens denied the basic necessities of life.”

Students at Georgetown University lined up for hours in the pouring rain to hear the Senator and presidential candidate speak.

“These are not radical, extremist ideas,” Senator Sanders said. “I am not coming before the American people saying, ‘Look I am this wild-eyed socialist.'”

You can see Sanders’ full speech on the C-SPAN website.

One Reply to “Sanders delivers campaign-defining speech”

  1. It was a very compelling speech. Looking back from a vantage point of the near future, Bernie’s Georgetown University speech will be seen in retrospect to have been one of the early defining moments of the political revolution. During both of Bernie’s major media events of the past week – the second Democratic presidential debate on Saturday, as well as yesterday’s speech at Georgetown University – I’ve never before seen him more authoritative and more statesmanlike.

    This is leadership – to articulate a clear and compelling vision of progress, combined with the moral authority and the moral courage necessary to bring it to fruition. This is why Bernie Sanders deserves to become the 45th President of the United States.

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