First NBC Question: Obama Came to Office ‘Swinging for the Fences’ — What About You?
HOLT: "The first question, the first question I’ll be addressing to all of the candidates, President Obama came to office determined to swing for the fences on health-care reform. Voters want to know how you would define your presidency. How would you think big? So complete this sentence: 'In my first 100 days in office, my top three priorities will be,' fill in the blank. Senator Sanders."
SANDERS: "That’s what the campaign is about. It is thinking big. It is understanding that in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, we should have health care for every man, woman, and child, as a right that we should raise the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour. That we have got to create millions of decent paying jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. So what my first days are about is bringing America together. To end the decline of the middle class, to tell the wealthiest people in this country that yes, they are going to start paying their fair share of taxes, and that we are going to have a government that works for all of us and not just big campaign contributors."