In this short clip from the second democratic debate, Sanders attacks Clintons’ response to questions about her relationships with Wall Street and big donors. When asked what he thought of her answer, Sanders replied, “Not good enough,” as the crowd cheered. His response to Clintons’ donations from oil and coal companies and Wall Street speaks to his firm stance on breaking up the big banks and fixing income inequality, a stance supported by his own list of donors and supporters.
In the first democratic debate, Sanders was asked, “How can any kind of socialist win a general election in the United States?” He proceeded to explain what Democratic Socialism is, saying that it is Democratic Socialism says it is immoral that the top 1/10th of 1% own almost as much wealth as the 90%. He talks about how every other major country, besides the United States, provides healthcare to all people, giving mothers paid leave, that these are some of the things he too believes in.
One of Sanders’ controversial and most talked-about stances is that of gun control. He says that he supports a ban on assault weapons, but because he is from Vermont, realizes that many rural places have people who own guns for hunting but are also law-abiding citizens. Sanders believes in instant background checks, eliminating loop holes, and addressing mental health problems by making counseling more readily available.