Socialist and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential campaign today on the shore of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vt., before an estimated crowd of 3,000 supporters. As Byron York suggests, Sanders’ speech was heavy on progressive politics: universal pre-K, universal health care, free college tuition, expansion of Social Security benefits, an increase in the minimum wage, no war in the Middle East, and so on.
Sanders kicked off his wish list, though, with a line which sounded awfully familiar, especially coming from a presidential candidate.
Would he call this a fundamental transformation?
Was this the moment when the rise of Lake Champlain began to slow and the Adirondacks began to heal?