Question: Is the American political system broken?
Dennis Kucinich: The American political system works; but the question is, “Who is it working for?” It’s working for the auto companies. It’s working for the mining companies. It’s working for the banks, and it’s working for the utilities, and it’s working for the insurance companies. And it’s certainly working for the pharmaceutical companies. So the system works. The question is, “Who does it work for?” Now I can tell you who it doesn’t work for. It doesn’t work for middle America. It doesn’t work for working families. It doesn’t work for single mothers. It doesn’t work for small business owners. There’s a lot of people it doesn’t work for. And what I’m determined to do as President of the United States is to make sure that we have a government that works for everyone. Now one of the reasons why government doesn’t work for people is there isn’t much of a difference between the two political parties. You know the Democrats and the Republicans at the top really are pretty much the same.
Recorded on: 10/19/07