As independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont announces his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, DemocracyNow! speaks to former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. “We don’t want a coronation of Hillary Clinton,” Nader says of Sanders’ run. We also talk about his new book, “Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001-2015.” The book is dedicated in part to the workers of the U.S. Postal Service.
We don’t want a coronation of Hillary Clinton. We want a vibrant debate in the televised primaries next year, and Bernie Sanders will provide an alternative view of where the country should be going. I hope he’ll be stronger on pulling back on empire. I’ve always thought his foreign policy and military policy were not up to his great domestic reforms and corporate accountability from Wall Street to Houston.