Bernie Sanders Pt. 2

November 17, 2014 - Bernie Sanders 11/17/2014 Views: 49,174

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders describes the challenges he would face as a presidential contender in 2016. (3:16)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK.

WE'RE HERE WITH SENATOR BERNIESANDERS.

YOU'RE A GUY WHO'S A RABBLEROUSER, YOU WHIP PEOPLE UP.

(LAUGHTER)THAT MAY PLAY IN VERMONT, BUT

THERE IS TALK YOU MAY BETHROWING YOUR HAT INTO THE

PRESIDENTIAL RING.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)SIR, I ONLY HAVE 15 MORE SHOWS,

IF YOU WANT THE COLBERT BUMP.

(LAUGHTER)ARE YOU READY TO DECLARE TONIGHT

IN FRONT OF THESE GOOD PEOPLE --(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

I CAN'T CONTROL THEM!

THEY LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE ONMY SHOW.

(LAUGHTER)WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE SOME

NEWS?

>> THE NEWS IS I AM THINKINGABOUT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVE ACAMPAIGN MANAGER.

IS HE DOING NOTHING?

IS THAT JUST SOCIALIST HANDOUTS?

(LAUGHTER)>> WE HAVEN'T PUT ANYBODY ON THE

CAMPAIGN STAFF YET.

WHAT WE HAVE TO ASCERTAIN ISWHETHER OR NOT IN THIS COUNTRY

THIS IS THE APPETITE AND THEWILLINGNESS TO PUT TOGETHER A

STRONG GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT TOTAKE ON THE BILLIONAIRE CLASS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THAT'S A VERY DIFFICULT

UNDERTAKING, AND WHEN YOU'RERUNNING AGAINST PEOPLE WHO HAVE

UNLIMITED SUMS OF MONEY, THEQUESTION IS HOW YOU RAISE THE

$20 AND $40 CONTRIBUTIONS THEMONEY YOU NEED TO RUN A SERIOUS

CAMPAIGN.

THOSE ARE THE ISSUES WE'RELOOKING AT.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

YOU BELIEVE THE GOVERNMENTCAN...

ACHIEVE THINGS?

(LAUGHTER)A CONTROVERSIAL STANCE.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: CAN YOU NAME ACOUNTRY WHERE THAT'S WORKED OUT?

>> I THINK ONE OF THE SAD THINGSABOUT AMERICAN POLITICS IS WE

DON'T KNOW A WHOLE LOT ABOUTWHAT'S GOING ON IN A NUMBER OF

OTHER COUNTRIES.

IN DENMARK, FOR EXAMPLE, YOUHAVE A VERY GOOD HEALTHCARE

SYSTEM WHICH PROVIDES QUALITYCARE FOR ALL ITS PEOPLE WITHOUT

OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSE, AT A TIMEWHEN OUR YOUNG PEOPLE BY THE

MILLIONS ARE HAVING A HARD TIMEAFFORDING TO GO TO COLLEGE, ARE

GRADUATING DEEPLY IN DEBT, INDENMARK, COLLEGE AND GRADUATE

SCHOOL IS WITHOUT ANYOUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: I DO WANT TO POINT

ONE THING OUT TO YOU, SENATOR,IS THAT DENMARK HAS 5.5 MILLION

PEOPLE, AND I HAVE MORE THANTHAT ON MY TWITTER FEED.

SO I'M GOING TO TWEET SOMETHINGHERE TONIGHT.

HOLD ON.

SUCK IT, DENMARK.

(LAUGHTER)ALL RIGHT.

FOLKS, RETWEET THAT.

IF I GET MORE RETWEETS THANTHERE ARE PEOPLE IN DENMARK,

YOU HAVE TO MOVE THERE.

(LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

SENATOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FORJOINING ME!

SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS -- MAYBEFOR PRESIDENT!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!