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.