When asked about the potential watershed moment of a female president in a recent interview with Little Village, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says, “I would hope that all of us want to break down every sexist barrier that exists. We wound like to see a woman in the White House, we would like to see more women governors, senators, and members of the House.”
And yet, according to Sanders, institutional sexism and the long-absent representation of women in the executive branch is far from the most essential issue at hand. “At this particular moment in American history,” Sanders says, “when the middle class in this country is disapearing and we have 45 million people living in poverty and massive levels of income and wealth inequality, [those] are the issues that have got to be addressed.”
And is his vision for America better than Hillary Clinton’s and Carly Fiorina’s?
“The short answer to your question is, obviously, ‘yes.'” said Sanders.
Video: Sara Tate, PATV Channel 18, Iowa City, IA
Interview: Stacey Walker, Friday Sept. 4, 2015
Location: CSPS/Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA