Bernie Sanders: I’m not running against Hillary Clinton. I am running for the democratic nomination for president of the United States. Hillary Clinton is a candidate. I am a candidate. I suspect that there will be other candidates.
The people in this country will make their choice. I have known Eleizabeth Warren for many, many years. I think Elizabeth Warren is doing a great job in the Senate. She is a good friend of mine. And I think our views parallel on many, many issues.
But we are going to take our campaign to the American people. I think we are going to have the support of a whole lot of working people in this country, people in the middle class, people concerned about the environment, people concerned about women’s rights. And I think that we are going to do just fine.
I am not going to have a Super PAC in this campaign, We have up to this point—we have only been in for a couple of week—received over 100,000 individual donations. And you know what the average donation was? About $42 a piece. That’s the world I live in.
I don’t go to fund raisers where millionaires sit around rooms, saying here’s a million, here’s five million for your Super PAC. That’s not my life. That’s not my world.
And I think the American people are saying that is not what our politics should be about; that is not what our democracy should be about.
I think we have a message that resonates. It resonates in Vermont, and I think it is going to resonate all over this country. Don’t underestimate me.