It's no secret that I am a liberal Democrat, ... I have some very strong feelings, the most important of which at the moment is campaign finance reform because its tentacles reach into every other issue. I fear we're getting closer to a plutocracy than we want to, and I believe that deep down the people want to do something about that.
You and your tireless organizing have stood up to the arrogance of power and money and bullying and insulting disrespect of public servants and representative government and given this administration the massive enema it deserves.
I don't know if I will run, ... interestingly, politically, you have a kind of tactical advantage when you don't know. Because other people know. They have plans. They have exploratory committees. ... So when you don't know you have flexibility.
I knew Reagan and I was a friend of Reagan. I disagreed with many, many things that Reagan stood for, but I don't think that Reagan would have handled things this way. Well, Reagan did raise taxes when he had to and Reagan was never disrespectful to the legislature.
Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes.