Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) mocked Hillary Clinton’s “Scooby van” tour and the horde of press following it while stressing that America has no idea what she’s running on.
“I’m sure there is great national interest about the Scooby van; I can’t think of an interest of more significance to the American people,” Sanders quipped yesterday on MSNBC.
The self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist wants the focus turned to issues such as super PACs and Keystone. “I would hope very much that serious debate on serious issues is what we do in any campaign,” he said.
Sanders promised to give a decision on his own presidential aspirations “pretty soon.”
“If I run, I want to run a serious campaign. I want to make sure that we have the financial resources to do it,” he said, noting that his money comes from small donors, “not billionaires.”
The “most important issue” for a candidate to focus on, he said, “is are we prepared to take on the billionaire class which has so much power over our economic and political life.”
Meanwhile, “Why don’t you tell me what Hillary Clinton is campaigning on? Do you know?”
“You don’t know and I don’t know and the American people don’t know,” Sanders said.
This morning on MSNBC, Sanders declared “no president, not Hillary, not Bernie Sanders, not anybody, will succeed unless there is a mass mobilization of millions of people who say enough is enough, Koch brothers and billionaires can’t have it all.”
“I’ve known Hillary Clinton for many years and I like Hillary Clinton very much and clearly this is a very capable person, but she has to answer some very significant questions.”