tv Bill Clinton 1992 New Hampshire Primary Speech CSPAN February 7, 2016 10:00am-10:16am EST
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faced allegations of an extramarital affair and draft dodging during the vietnam war. he went on to win his party nomination and defeated george h w bush and ross perot. this 10 minute portion of his speech is courtesy >> the governor of arkansas is coming to the podium and standing by live. >> i can tell you that bill clinton has just entered to greet his supporters. what he has to do in this election is put aside character doubts, doubts that were put to the public in allegations like this. he has apparently done just that. those issues were not significant to those here in new hampshire. you can see the governor shaking hands. he is about to go up to the .odium
a rousing reception for bill clinton who is solidly finishing in second, what appears to be second-place. i have not gotten a glimpse of hillary clinton. mrs. clinton of some 16 years. they have one child, chelsea, aged 11. now you can see mrs. clinton. [applause] you can hear the supporters from new hampshire, arkansas, a contingent from new jersey, new york, chanting "we want bill." >> clinton gave me an exclusive interview. he is willing to take his message of reclaiming the middle class to the south. in georgia on march 3 and super tuesday, march 10. these reporters in this room
>> without whose love and years,hip over nearly 20 i would not be here tonight and would not be fit to be here tonight. [applause] say that i just can't wait now to take this campaign across the country. [applause] wait to win the nomination. [applause] you toand i want know that i know in november, we are going to win a great victory against that buchanan. buchanan.
[applause] >> thank you. me thank justlet a few people. , lee, my state cochairs eshelman, john broaddrick, anita friedman, risha mcmahon, who did such a lovely job, stephanie powers, terry shoemaker, and harry smith. i must mention a few. star dermer, nancy richard , billy cashin. thinkd me last night "i we are going to be all right, manchester."
the wholethank teaching family -- keating family. they are laced throughout the cloud. .ony karam we got more votes in claremont than the rest -- next three people put together. [applause] i want to thank my dear friends from arkansas, who have been up here for so long. thank the first, john and jan pascal. [applause] >> i want to say a word of
profound thanks to mitchell the whole headquarters and all the young people who worked hard. [applause] >> i want to thank my wonderful friend and senator david prior. i first met david and barbara 26 years ago and i don't know who is more surprised about this night. all of you from all across new hampshire and across this country to fight for the future of this country. this has been a tough campaign but at least i have proved i can take a punch.
[applause] >> i will tell you something else. when you look at the results of this evening, however it comes out in the later hours, it will not have been a very good night for the status quo crowd in washington and it will be the great night for those of us who believe in change. we began this campaign in new hampshire, fighting for the forgotten middle-class, the people who had been left behind here. people who never gave up on me or themselves or their country. you here in new hampshire have continued to fight in the face
of layoffs, cutbacks, foreclosures. and a president who hasn't cared. i want to say this to you. for the first time of my life in being in 17 other campaigns, three days in a row i met three americans who broke down crying about their problems. whatever the final outcome of the vote, unlike this president, i will never forget new hampshire. [applause] , some day, when the history of this campaign is written they might say "bill clinton took a lot of hits in this campaign." of course i did.
but i want you to know something. i want you to never forget this. but it's i took in this election are nothing compared to the hits that the people of this state and country have been taking every day of their lives under this administration. know about hits? asked my friend ron. where is ron? wave your hands. let's give him a hand. [applause] here is a man, a good man, who, because his beloved son had open heart surgery cannot get health insurance for his own family
even though his wife is pregnant with their second child. that is a hit. ask emily. here is a senior in high school whose daddy had to go all the way to north carolina to find a job in the last day of's -- last year of school. he lost his job 30 days before his pension. the people that sold him out sold their company out and bailed out with a golden parachute to a cushy life. anothero find a job in state and commute here on the weekends. want to know about him? go to nashville and talk to marianne and edward. who told me they were literally having to choose between her medicine and food in the refrigerator. those are the hits that i care about. if these people can fight that hard for their homes and their
health, their jobs and the future of their children, i can take a few hits and fight for them. [applause] >> these are the people. >> thank you. [applause] >> these are the people who deserve a president who will fight to get and keep good jobs to educate their children. to provide for health care in a new and decent energy and environmental policy. reclaime poverty and the future all our children deserve. most important of all, we have to have a president who fights to bring this country together
again. tomorrow morning i will carry this campaign away from new hampshire not before, in our state headquarters, we have an opportunity to thank you. [applause] i will go all across this country to the rest of this nation asking them to replace -- embrace the new covenant to restore opportunity and were creased -- increased possibility. we can no longer have a country where i worry about me, you worry about you, they worry about them. that is the kind of country republicans have given us for more than a decade. we have got to be one country
again, going up or down together again. >> there you have it, bill clinton. very happy with his second-place showing in the first of the nation's primaries. >> we are going to take a part -- quick break. wrote to the white house rewind continues with our look at the 1992 presidential race. next, campaign ads. candidates include george h.w. bush and pat buchanan. emma kratz bill clinton, jerry brown, and tom harkin. president bush won in new hampshire on his way to securing the nomination. becomeinton went on to the party's nominee.