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in the gop establishment consider the only hope of stopping donald trump used his last events to tell voters they are running out of time and that we cannot nominate someone who cannot win if they can't unite us. despite rubio's urgency and the urgency of many in the party, it might be too little too late. listen to this donald trump remarked the donald trump made at this rally. trump: here's a guy throwing punches screaming and everything else. the guards are very gentle with them. smiling and laughing. i would like to punch him in the face. mark: i've been to a lot of donald trump rallies and that is not even in the top 10 of newsworthy things have heard him say. look at how much that one remark dominated the news cycle today.
>> donald trump unloaded on a heckler at a las vegas rally. >> he wanted to hit a protester who interrupted him. >> this is what happens with donald trump dictating our culture. mark: news coverage for the other republican candidates was pretty meager. marco rubio's getting some coverage for his endorsements. kasichy headline john was for some comments about women leaving their kitchens to vote for him years ago.
he got mostly unfair coverage. are the candidates not trying to fight trump? or is it just impossible to trump donald trump? you can't resist the man was about to give another man a punch in the lunch. so crazily done. when you think about the things that her genuine provocations. wanting to ban muslims. some of the things he has said about immigrants. donald trump saying in a flip way i would like to punch that guy, if that is going to dominate news that there is nothing those of the candidates can do it isn't going to break through. the news cycle is just too much donald trump's plaything.
mark: the only way to dominate the news is to get up in his face. if they let donald trump do what it won't get any coverage actually go to the national primaries next tuesday they will be lost. and nowhere because it will all be trump. cruz if marco rubio ted wanted to push on trump in the face, without the coverage? mark: particularly if they flew where he is and do that his event. john: because they are in the voting might not finish up until around midnight eastern time this evening.
entirely possible that results might not be tabulated until the wee hours of the morning. most of america likely won't untilho one and placed they wake up on wednesday. if all the morning headlines are about trump being the winner in nevada, second and let alone third place, does it even matter? mark: i think second-place matters if it is a strong second. especially for marco rubio. extend that narrative that ted cruz is a dead man walking. second for rubio would be a boost for him. second for ted cruz would be important but not as big. how close marco rubio comes in this contest it seems to me matters. i have been getting messages all when people said marco rubio
might finish second. i've had people suggesting to me that marco rubio could win the nevada caucuses. i have no idea. if rubio somehow did that it would be huge news. even coming close to trump in second would help rubio's cause in making that case that it is a two-man race and he is the only one who can take on donald trump. the consolidation you are seeing in fundraising make a big difference even though the results will come in late. i suspect, despite what the rubio people are saying, the trump will win by a big margin. john: yet another full week before there is another republican contest.
these results can sink in. mark: if that conventional wisdom holds that there is no one who slows donald trump down, that leaves a very narrow window for ted cruz and marco rubio to make any dent in the teflon don until the next voting. this week the campaigns of both senators put out competing memos with lessons learned from the south carolina primary. they list reasons why only their guy can be trump. they criticize each other more than the republican front-runner. they are pretending john kasich doesn't even exist. john: you suggested that the only thing that can take trump down
all of these republican candidates not taking on the front runner. i do think that in rubio's case at least the argument that ted cruz is making that you can't take out donald trump from the left is far weaker than the argument rubio is making which is the donald trump is havectable and you need to a mainstream candidate like me. i think marco rubio's making the better messaging argument. polling suggests that the best decision for ted cruz is ahead in texas. anywhere at this point is big news. the message of ted cruz to say i can beat him again i am the only one who was beaten them. a new poll in ohio today shows hasek is now behind trump and that is not good. he is popular in his home state and the fact that he is not ahead of trump there is bad news for him. florida votes later on.
rubio seems to be behind there. thing toifficult to t say where somebody is going to be trump. this ismessage is that a mistake for the party but is not being delivered very urgently or broadly or specifically in ways that will actually do much to slow donald trump down. john: it is the right message for the kind of people that marco rubio needs. it is well tailored to people that are on the fence. some of jeb bush's people. soon-to-be former supporters of john kasich. singing a song to them that they can hear. cruz'st sure the ted message is falling on the ears favorable to anyone who doesn't already support ted cruz. when we come back bernie sanders new message. gitmoent obama's plan for
john: this week we're seeing a more aggressive bernie sanders. strongly inaw more contrast with hillary clinton. issues like campaign finance, trade and her speeches to wall street firms. he was a heart of these issues a few months ago that sort of stopped. featuring phil maker spike seeking african-american votes.
a swipe hillary clinton. spike lee: when bernie gets in the white house he will do the right thing. he marched on washington with dr. king. was arrested a protest against segregation. fought for education equality throughout his whole career. no flipping, no flopping. enough talk. time for action. john: why is sanders starting to a little more negative on hillary? mark: the campaign is not stupid. they executed their first part strongly to come out of new hampshire with the momentum in the money in the message. here and they out lost almost all of their momentum. they still have a message and they still have money. what they need to do now is to change the narrative. they need to convince the press and the democratic party that there is still a chance for
bernie sanders. that requires getting attention. he has dropped off a lot of news coverage. he has dropped off the ability to shape a national message. this contest is going to go wide after south carolina. don't like to usurp the voter's prerogative i think it will be hard because this tosage is somewhat similar what he's been saying. not different enough to break through. john: after not ever going after hillary, he got a little sharper . it worked for him pretty well. and he does well in iowa wins in new hampshire. as the clintons are starting to hit him, he got annoyed by them attacking him and went back to his kind of pie-in-the-sky messaging. to come back now and do contrasts is the right move but he would have to go further than where he was in november october. i'm not sure he's going to do that. if he doesn't go further he will
get the coverage. mark: the clinton campaign is extraordinarily sophisticated. they study how barack obama used various methods of pr to drive hillary effectively out of the race in 2008. they're going to use all the same techniques and they have learned well. after some fundraising in california hillary is back in the palmetto state. she has a commanding lead in the polls. for scheduled campaign events and george on friday, she spending almost the entire week campaigning in south carolina. her rival bernie sanders is in south carolina tonight but then he is headed off to other states. kansas, oklahoma, ohio, michigan. is hillary trying to run up the score in south carolina or is she worried that sanders connection to the gap?
could close the gap? john: well the same tactics work for both. the sanders people say they think it is the latter that she is worried that he might close the gap. i think she is trying to run up the score. she would love to just clobber him here. capitalize on her momentum coming out of nevada and demonstrate her dominance particularly with the african-american vote. has a daunting advantage going into these march 1 states. a big punch to land on saturday. going for a tko on saturday. only focus on the next election, never look past that. all the national media on the democratic side is down in south carolina so she can get a national message out.
dominating the african-american vote. running up the score not just in a primary but with african-americans. that will be gigantic for her these upcoming contest. she's is not taking any votes for granted. john: i think that is correct. the sanders people say they have a much more sophisticated field operation. more volunteers on the ground. everything that i can feel is that hillary can land a big punch and she is going to swing hard. today president obama unveiled a plan to close down what time of day in cuba sending congress a proposal to transfer detainees to prisons here on domestic soil. toublicans were quick criticize this move.
marco rubio announced he is cosponsoring a bill to prevent gitmo from being transferred to cuban control without the approval of congress. declined to rule out the possibility of executive action. why is president obama doing this? mark: this is one of the important legacy issues. he thinks is always on this issue if he does the right thing in terms of public policy if he runs the numbers and looks at the law everything will come out just fine. i think he is very proud of the plan. the political reality is it is opposed bye pr republicans but also many democrats. including michael bennet of colorado. a metaphor for those aspects of president obama's original legacy that is not going to pass. not of consultation, not enough building of a bipartisan
coalition, putting something out that just becomes a political football. he is not going to" time obey even if he tries to do it by executive order. he's going to hand it off to the next president. john: i commend the guy for trying to make good on his campaign promise. he has failed utterly to deliver on that. part of the reason is because of congress. is not so much a failure of consultation as it is a failure to make a big public effort for this. we have to convince americans especially in states where those detainees are going to be going to convince them. not just play the inside game but play outside game. there is not enough time or that he really wants to do that. i have to have a commitment to really go big on this. mark: good luck after paris and
endorsed rubio. did you work on the romney campaign? henry barbour: i was a volunteer helper. mark: stuart levy start with you. appraise the state of the race right now. talk to me about the other three guys. what are their chances? stewart: this is a straight up cage fight and whoever is the most aggressive contender taking on trump is the most likely to win. it is not very complicated. has ay is ahead and he bunch of roads. you have to go out there and tell people why you should have those votes and he shouldn't have them. has been therace most peculiar where people of
been competing to see the order that they could lose in. instead of trying to win. guess what, the guy who has been trying to win has won the primaries. ted cruz was able to stop them and iowa and when the guy was stumbling out of iowa nobody took them on. hermann. on. donald trump had a terrible week in south carolina and yet nobody took advantage of it. you see this as a two-person race of using think i can senator cruz are also in the mix? henry: senator cruz has bet really big on march 1. he needs to dominate on march 1 to prove his campaign strategy. if he doesn't do that it doesn't
see mike senator cruz has a path. if he does dominate than he is in the game. governor kasich has got a tougher task. he needs to do better in nevada today and he needs to find somewhere on march 1 to get at least in second place. for him to think that he can wait until michigan or ohio just doesn't seem viable to me. can we stop trump? the key part of that is getting behind a conservative candidate who can win both the primary and the general. that is marco rubio. mark: if marco rubio doesn't win tonight and doesn't win any state on march 1 is that a problem? henry: this is about getting to 1237 delegates.
not just about did you win that state of this state? he has to stay just where he has been. i was in second place in south .arolina these next few states don't necessarily play to his strengths. he needs to stay in that range. within range of donald trump. stewart is right. marco needs to go after donald trump. make this contrast very plain. where rubio's big opportunities the fieldome is as thins he has a lot of upside. he has high favorable numbers he is the second choice for a lot of people. whereas donald trump is not. when we get into florida and and the north carolina 15th of march. most of those states become winner take all. that is when marco has an opportunity to pull away from
mark: we're back with henry barbour and stuart stevens. engaged in a multi-pronk tactical assault. there was paid media. you sent surrogates to his advance. are you suggesting that taking trump on requires that kind of effort? stuart: is the only way to be trump. it is the only way to run a modern campaign. it is how you win races today. when robbie got trounced by the in south carolina, he didn't pretend that he won. he adjusted and the campaign and they put together a really good conference of plan. is a much easier candidate to beat ben newt gingrich. he response to everything.
i have never seen a candidate where was so easy to get inside his head. i don't understand why these campaigns aren't having fun with teams going at donald trump. i can promise you, it is how you will take control of the race and get him responding to you. mark: what stuart says makes a lot of sense to me. henry: i think it is a given that he is going to win tonight. he's probably going to have a very good day on super tuesday as well. stuart and i have worked on some campaigns together. we usually agree. i don't disagree with him here. but i don't think that you have to decapitate donald trump today or tomorrow or next week. he needs to hang in there close enough.
where trump is wrong he needs to make a very plain. it would be smart for us to foreshadow what the democrats might do at their national convention. you can imagine that if donald trump is our nominee, the first they will talk about people with disabilities. then they will talk about donald trump hating women. and that it is casino night. mark: i spent the day after south carolina with your candidate. he did not mention donald trump. i don't think even referred to him. why is senator rubio sitting back and saying i will stay close? why not go directly at trump? henry: marco rubio has strong favorable numbers and a lot of
room to grow. he needs the field to win no to pass them or you've got to decapitate them. take your pick. mark: it seems to make sense to me. why is it that smart people working for these other campaigns aren't saying what you're saying? stewart: i suspect that they are in denial. i'm a guy that thought the donald trump would lose. he lost in iowa. candidate, look at what he did in south carolina. he called george bush a war criminal. and he attacks the pope. in one of the most religious states in the country. running in ay republican primary whose accommodation of michael moore and christopher hitchens.
that is an opportunity. you should be organizing faith leaders to go out and attack him for not respecting the role of faith in the public square. you should be sending iraq war vets to his rallies to confront him for calling george bush a war criminal and a liar. he's not going to self-destruct. you have to go in and frame the arguments. people will listen. has idea that donald trump 35% or whatever and most people are going to move. i don't buy that. he had 10% a few months ago. there is nothing magical about this. people will listen to arguments and whoever makes the most aggressive logical compelling passionate argument is going to win this thing. name three states were you think marco rubio can win. henry: midwestern states he could do well.
florida, virginia, colorado is a state where he can win. there are three for you. mark: who is the second most likely nominee now? stewart: i don't know. the races in a real state of flux. i am not a ted cruz guy. he has been well-positioned to do well in these primaries. he has been stumbling. i can't tell you the answer that. most presidential primaries come down to battles of wills. who will endure pain long enough and be willing to do it to win? state that this race is in now.
draw. matching katy perry and susan sarandon. spike lee is now feeling the burn. now he has a lethal weapon. last night i spoke with one of the stars of that franchise, danny glover. outside the american theatre on king street in downtown charleston. danny glover. i support bernie sanders because i think he is an andaordinary candidate extreme every citizen. i believe in his message. it is not as about his personality. he has a message that he brings here. knew something about them before he ran for president. as mayor ofim burlington. i remember him in congress. in on thisook on in order si
odds. john: which issues matter to you? glover: the inequities in our society. the prison system. the mass incarceration. the breakdown within the justice system. he is willing to tackle that. we know the numbers. the numbers don't lie. the number of african-american and latino men and women who are in jail incarcerated. what that means in terms of the being full-fledged citizens. we know that. for all the issues. he is not just the one issue politician. climate change and global warming. what is happening on wall street.
we saw the great recession and the impact that that had on families. particularly young and single black women who lost their homes. all these issues are on the table right here. issues that we can't run away from. the issue of race as well. dr. king identified this we talked about the privilege and the militarism and the racism and the materialism. his voice was prophetic. it is time we listen to it. sanders campaign for the white house is the appropriate time for us as citizens to take on our responsibilities. that is why i support him. statethis is the first where we will have a majority in the democratic caucus. of the reason people think
hillary is going to win is because she has so much support from african-americans. what is it that you think bernie sanders would be better for african-americans? glover: the issues that bernie sanders deals with are not just issues around african-americans. but all working men and women. participatory democracy. engagement. african-americans always been at the forefront of expanding the notion of democracy. take the civil rights movement. in mississippi and alabama in 1964. the voting rights act of 1965. all those things were put into action by african-americans.
they're certainly a sociology around our relationship with the clintons. this is not about personalities. we changeout how do the system that we live in. the system of politics, the way that we vote. disengaged as citizens. how do we engaged citizenship? her wanting innd some way? because of welfare reform of the crime bill? some policies that did not advantageous to minorities. or do you just think bernie sanders is better? glover: let's see what the
clinton administration did. nafta. hillary clinton has done a great deal of talk about gay rights and women's rights. i am not here to discuss what her foreign policy is. i know that i have a history of a man from the moment he was the of the city in vermont to the time he was a congressman to the time he was a senator. he has been consistent. froms taken his money small donations. havehose people who hijacked american democracy. john: the clinton campaign says
there was a time when bernie sanders said obama deserves a primary challenge. to incrementally has a gone far enough. hillary says i am with barack obama. have you feel about that? danny glover: i have doubts about obama. the candidacy of a black president is not a movement. it is just the candidacy of a black president. i think that bernie sanders is the one who exemplifies the king legacy. and the goldman. eugene debs. and the goldman. emma goldman. eugene debs.
he ran for president and wound up in prison. we have two candidates for president. they represent in some ways the desire a yearning for a greater potential for participatory democracy. that is what i am about. john: our thanks to danny glover. coming up william leach and alexander wagner. after this. ♪
will leitch and alexander wagner. we have a piece on bloomberg.com that we need to promote. tell us what happened there. >> it was the day after nevada. they basically, it was the day after that loss. the average bernie sanders volunteer are all firing each other out. they are so young and eager. they don't see. get out there and talk to some voters. this is very much a weekend
personally go out and do that. you also bad for them. almost felt bad for them. eggs are going against them right now. john: hillary's going to do a town hall event not far from here. a collection of female relatives of slain black teenagers. ,'m curious as to whether you what you think african-americans see in hillary clinton. i keep asking people who are supporters of hers what is the policy difference between her and sanders that matters to you? no them can really put their finger on it. they still are really loyal to her. two parts.
the clinton legacy in the south. african-americans of a certain generation. obama'sserved in administration. she was the secretary of state. has composed yourself as the emissary of his policies. it hard to get someone to pinpoint the thing is that excites them. there is such a world weariness with all the clinton support. i am 40 and i have given up. on voting for hillary. bottle that enthusiasm and sell it. john: he said to me at one point at this clinton field office it feels weird not to be with the kids. i was with the kids in 2008. to be with people my age and
older. alex: it is like that for obama supporters. the president has turned out to be a realist and a pragmatist. everybody has grown up through that administration. now it is hillary versus bernie. obama's supporters were saying yes we can. and now they are saying that we probably can. john: you met an actual socialist. up in greenville. will: his name is steve compton. he's been a socialist in greenville south carolina since 1970. all of a sudden 5000 people show up to vote. was he found fascinating while we talking about these kids they are going to realize is going to get harder.
he feels like these things come in cycles. to see what already he has done to hillary. he is probably not going to win. the math is against them. that is not a reason to be upset about this. it is a reason to be happy and excited about this. the nextut taking step. john: the generational story is interesting. the mother or the grandmother is for hillary. and the daughter of the sun is for bernie sanders. eric carter's family is maybe the most vivid example of this. african-americans are more attracted to sanders. if he has any traction with that constituency it is on the younger end of the scale. hehe loses big-time, but wins a huge percentage of young african-americans, is that something you can claim as a moral victory? alex: what it tells us about that generation is that they are more allegiant to youthful
lays a glove on hillary clinton and donald trump they are the winners. john: donald trump one this day so big-time. thisu can get away with colloquial humor about punching someone in the face, i don't get to be on cable news all day long. keeping your rivals that of the news. donald trump is the media. a master. west, up on bloomberg bill gates explains the difference between apple and the government. ♪
clinton aides should be questioned under oath about her use of a private e-mail service that should extend well beyond the limited explanations so far. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says they won't vote on any supreme court nominee submitted by president obama but will revisit the matter after the presidential election. senator mcconnell says the president is within his rights to nominate a replacement for the late justice antonin scalia. but senate republicans will exercise their right to withhold consent. despite fierce opposition from congress, president obama is sending lawmakers his plan for atsing the military prison one time away in cuba. transferring detainees to sites in the u.s.. says that undermines national security and american values. nevada holds its republican presidential caucus today. front runner donald trump is hoping for a third consecutive win. the battle for second place could be close.