‘We need to have a deep conversation’: presidential hopeful wants to talk about democracy

‘We need to have a deep conversation’: presidential hopeful wants to talk about democracy


I’m just interested in speaking to
voters throughout the primary states and throughout the country. And my conversation with people is
the same, no matter where I am. Because I feel the most important
conversation we need to be having right now is an American one. I think it’s the state of the country
that we all need to be thinking about, even more than the state of
our own individual lives. I think we have a politics of
people-pleasing, where too often, politicians are trying to figure
out what this group wants, or what that groups wants. I talk the same whether I’m talking to
a black audience or a white audience, or a rich audience or a poor audience. I think that politicians often fail to
appreciate how intelligent Americans are. And I think people hear you
at the level you speak from. I think it’s time for Americans and for our generation to think nobly, to bring conscience to bear on our
view of citizenship and public policy. And to think about the future
of this country in a way that, too often, we don’t. We need to have a deep conversation
about the meaning of democracy itself at the beginning
of the 21st century. A deep conversation about what it
means to be a responsible citizen. A deep conversation about what
we owe to one another and how that relates to public policy,
if it relates to public policy. That’s why I love to talk in churches and
yoga studios and universities and colleges, where people are ready for a
deeper, more noble political conversation than we normally associate with
the political establishment. My strategy is radical truth
telling to the best of my ability. [BLANK_AUDIO]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *