Transcript for Bernie Sanders's Opening Remarks in ABC News Democratic Debate
Good evening. All I am running for president of the United States. Because it is true late for establishment politics. And establishment economics. I'm running for president. Because our economy is richt. It's working people are working longer hours full low wages. And Noble's all of the new wealth and income being graded it's going to the top 1%. I'm running for president because I'm gonna create an economy that works for working families ducked just billionaires. Are running for president. Because we have a campaign finance system which is to rot. We have billion as a spending hundreds of millions of dollars to buy candidates will represent their every addressed. Rather then the middle class and working fat. Are marauding because we need. To address the planetary crisis of climate change and take on the fossil fuel industry. And transform our energy sizzle. Away from fossil fuel energy efficiency and sustainable energy. I'm running for president if I want a new foreign policy. One but takes a lot crisis one that destroys license. But one does not one that does not get us involved in perpetual. War fail in the quagmire of the Middle East. But Robert works around a major total which shouldn't. All wealthy and powerful nations supporting Muslim. Troops on the ground. That's the kind of coalition brigade and that's the kind of coalition I will put together.
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