Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) has suggested that he could run for president in 2016 if there was enough support from a grassroots movement, and has been a strong voice for workers and the middle class for years. During an interview Monday with Yahoo News, Sanders was asked what he thought about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the possibility of her running for the White House in 2016. "What is her agenda? I don't know. You don't know. She hasn't said," Sanders stated, stopping short of a direct criticism of the proposed Democratic front runner.
Sanders made sure to back peddle and give credit where credit was due of Clinton, but left the door open for his own possibly entry into the race where he drew a clear line between himself and other candidates.
"She has accomplished a lot of very positive things in her career, but I'm not quite sure that the political process is one in which we anoint people...I don't know that she is running, and I don't know what she will say if she runs...And I'm not running against Hillary Clinton. I'm telling you is this country has more serious problems today than any time since the great depression — those are the real issues."
Sanders considers himself a Democratic Socialist and maintains that biggest problem facing the United States and the American people is the growing gap between the wealthy and the rest of the country. Sanders notes that income inequality has widened in the United States that it's quickly becoming an oligarchy.
“You have today in America more income and wealth inequality than any time in this country since 1928 and more than any major country in the world...So, you got the top one percent owning 38 percent of the wealth in America. Do you know what the bottom 60 percent own? 2.3 percent...You know what that is? That's called oligarchy."
Sen. Bernie Sanders has held that position since 2007, and before that was the Representative of Vermont's At-large district since 1991.