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correct governor demanded an apology from harry reid after the senator slammed the primary. ,> you go to new hampshire there aren't any minorities there and no one lives there. you go to iowa and there are a few people there but again, it's a place that doesn't demonstrate what america is about. >> in 2011, it was the republican party that jumped the calendar by putting its caucus into early january, forcing bill gardner to threaten a primary date before christmas. it led to an effective candidate boycott of nevada as jon huntsman was the first to pledge to ignore that state. >> if you are going to boycott theda for leapfrogging primary process, which is bad for american become a for the candidates, you should boycott
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it. >> nevada was the first state to try to bump new hampshire. delaware tried to do it twice. >> new hampshire for 70 years been the nations first primary. delaware wants to play a leading role in the process. >> it was a political reporter that passed a note to the then governor, telling him delaware had lost. >> some exciting news on the new hampshire primary front. >> he predicted candidates would pay for failing to join the boycott. >> those who have tried to change the primary dates for the primary process for their own personal reasons will not prevail. >> we are here to stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends in new hampshire. >> new hampshire stands the
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chance of serving an important role in american democracy by letting the candidates learn from us as well as we learn from the candidates. >> it was a former state rep that requires the new hampshire primary be held at least seven days before any other similar contest. matter, the candidate have to value what voters here have to offer. of our way as voters, residents to give them the opportunity to make their case in our living rooms, on our streets. >> when they come to new hampshire, their experience is different. >> i just placed a phone call to my friend john mccain. >> i want to congratulate senator clinton on a hard-fought victory. value, understand its connecting with real voters,
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hearing what their concerns are, what the national pundits think their concerns should be, not what a focus group in washington says their concerns should be. joined by two people who are very involved in new hampshire politics. renée and eddie. primary andt the all the challenges it faces. some people say bill gardner has got this but that couldn't be further from the truth. >> when you think of new hampshire, you think of a few things. general john stark and the new hampshire primary. it is so vital we keep this here. we have had it 100 years. what do we do when this goes away? every other state once this and i don't want it to leave. story, we heard about people who criticize the diversity of new hampshire.
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you have an interesting counterpoint to make. >> i think new hampshire has the type of diversity that matters. it political diversity. they are betting you based on a political ideology. that is what new hampshire has. not your racial views on public policy but your political ideology. that is the type of diversity new hampshire has. i'm very nervous about what the primary now is the dnc, the rnc, and the national media. it want to take the control away from us. we have to be real careful. i don't think the people in new hampshire realize how important this is if we lose it. >> this is a generational fight for new hampshire will step are the next generation and gauche -- engaged in the way you are? like i think they have to be. has a spirit where
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we believe in freedom and opportunity and we that your character when you come to new hampshire. you can't get that anywhere else. that is why people at the national level what to take it out because you can't control the process and new hampshire. people have their freedom of speech, they practice their individual thoughts, and they will challenge you. that is scary for people who are used to being able to control messages. state law in new hampshire will always be first but will it always matter? engagement is the key point you are tried to make. >> as far as voting, we are one of the highest for the country. >> turnout is important. thank you very much. >> here in the first amendment in, granite satyrs take pride in leading presidential candidates. joining me now, adam sexton was
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more on how the voters seem to understand the role of this process. >> at the core of tradition are the voters themselves steeped in a political culture of town meeting and a driven by the belief government should be as close to the people as possible. the granite state is a great place. >> they have to come here. >> the road to the white house begins on new hampshire's main streets but why? why is it a small new england state plays such an outsized role in deciding who becomes president? we decided to ask the voters. >> we are leaders in the nation and i really enjoy the fact we bring up the question, the points that need to be discussed. >> granite stators want more than bumper stickers, they want access. really, it gives you an inside look into how the
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candidates act. >> for many, automated phone calls and campaign ads are just bull. >> you need human contact. >> is not always about what is on the media. if you go and see them in person , it's great we have but opportunity, you can get to know more about them. >> the old ways survive like a good old-fashioned ability to sign people up. >> i like to get a feel for whether they are really genuine, whether they're passionate about what they are doing, and whether they are nice. >> not every granite stators is a fan of the primary. some think the idea is answer has the -- has a knack for spotting leadership -- >> i think it's probably related to tradition. >> sometimes it gets carried to extremes. therue believers point to
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nation of citizenship, the importance of town meetings. >> new hampshire voters are personal on the small town. they know their selectmen, they know the trustees. to look in my eyes and tell me what you really mean. clean results, and electric unimpressed by titles or political acclaim, people willing to challenge those seeking to lead the free world. >> it's just kind of the way we are. we are born and raised in small communities. you are not afraid to talk to your neighbor. you just kind of treat of them the same way. >> it gets rid of a lot of the wannabes. i think newman england people in general kind of see through a lot of the curtains they have up. >> where is the first date they
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come to? go toof the candidates individual homes so you can get a one-on-one perspective of what they are doing. >> in a country plagued by voter apathy, new hampshire is tirelessly engaged and well aware of the responsibility that comes with being first in the nation. >> it's a privilege. >> if you aren't involved, you can't complain about the results. >> from big rallies to intimate house parties, the campaign trail includes a variety of stops. we will show you the events that give voters unique access to candidates. and there are few who have theered the primary the way clinton and john mccain have. the qualities that made them so successful here.
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>> welcome back. campaigning in new hampshire is about more than holding a few big rallies. candidates spend their time walking down main street, talking one-on-one and eating that honors like this one. here's adam sexton again with more on the importance of grassroots campaigning granite state style. way to meetst people on the grand estate is by simply walking down the street. >> put the beans in there. >> stop by ruby's country store but don't just wander around, introduce yourself. jimmy carter did that and the rest is history. >> he said good morning, mr. ruby. i'm jimmy carter. for some meet in and greet at any number of
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where presidential politics is always on the menu. >> for the politicians meet the real people. >> you'll probably need to march in a real parade or you can make one of your own. stop by a classroom or college campus and don't try too hard to impress us. that can go wrong. next up, the house party. these days, it's getting harder and harder to maintain an intimate setting. >> we had them packed in. a town hallld meeting, be ready to listen. ♪ >> eventually, it's time to go big or go home. or ignore famous friend and an overflow crowd of granite stators and hope they don't all change their mind in the voting booth. ♪
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champions of the primary point to granite state voters of -- as its greatest asset. every cycle, there's also a new generation of voters learn firsthand what it's like to take part in the first in the nation primary. they may have decades between them but voter dedication to the grassroots tradition of the new hampshire primary appears to be as timeless as ever. >> it has developed into something really special and i'm excited to be in this state when it's happening. >> i can say i got to eat with the president of the united states. one of these people are going to be president. >> leonard and carolyn have lived through many primaries. they often sit in on our candidate café series and use the time to really feel someone out. >> this is the only way you really get the chance to see a
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candidate and know whether they are changing their mind for it is coming from what they really believe in. newest voters are learning how the process works and how it is changed. politicking get more people to take part? >> inside the new hampshire primary class, a discussion on .ow candidates reach voters come february, many of these students will take this classroom experience to the voting booth. >> it's kind of like a next step in life and the opportunity to have my voice be heard. >> years after getting her first taste of the primary process, priscilla now sees the election through the eyes of a small business owner. her vote will be earned by the candidate who can best cover the needs of her current lifestyle. you change as a person and
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your voting should change as well. that's how it is for me every time. i'm going through something different or starting a business. my outlook is different. coming up, combined, these veteran journalists have covered more than two days in new hampshire primaries and hundreds of candidates. the changes they have noticed in the first in the nationstate and getting the most doesn't always guarantee a candidate is considered the primary one or. the victories that are remember that way. >> one of the constant here in
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new hampshire are the journalists who made -- remain persistent and engaged and they love coming to places like this. jean introduces us to those who have covered the primaries for decades. want a snapshot of the new hampshire primary, just look through the lens of the ap photographer jim:. -- jim cole. i started with ronald reagan, howard baker, george bush. >> he has a photographic memory. he picked up the camera at 14 with a childhood dream to be published in life magazine. he has done that three times. now he's focused on this primary. known for capturing the extraordinary moment on the campaign trail, jeb bush stretching before a campaign event, chris christie staring down a double. bull.n a
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>> i try to get something that is more new hampshire primary than not. cover just about everyone who has run the lost 30 something years. reporter johncal is considered the most experienced political writer in the state and is moving into double-digit primary territory. this will be his 10th. >> on to the democratic convention. >> so many memories of a candidate. he's noticing more of a national press presence and how technology is speeding up the political press is. >> it's different now because of social media, the internet, the constant deadlines. >> candidates for president -- >> new hampshire has been an
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interesting phenomenon to watch. >> cokie roberts has covered her share of primaries and sees a trend in recent cycles. >> in the old days, he would come up with a lone candidate wandering into a coffee shop and speaking to individual voters. now it tends to be a huge staff and boards of cameras. >> on the hunt for that perfect primary moment. [applause] >> i never been more worried about the early primary state than i am today. >> the threat to new hampshire's first in the nation status and the effect they might have on the way candidates campaign.
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100 years after ballots were cast in new hampshire's first presidential primary, the tradition is under fire again. >> i like new hampshire for that reason. you have to look people in the eye, listen to their story. >> the duty to protect it is being passed on from the former guardians. at it.ave to work if you don't, you will lose. >> to the new protectors of the primary. about the voters and new hampshire brings that front and center. >> continuing with something that made new hampshire so special as we now continue with first in the nation, 100 years of tradition. >> welcome that to first in the nation. past half hour, we have been talking about how important the new hampshire primary is and
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has been to the granite state and how it's also under attack. more on what it would mean if the thing became regionalized for a national election and why so many people here are dedicated to defending you. >> i don't mean to denigrate new hampshire or iowa but they shouldn't be the ones choosing. >> we know how harry reid feels but by the testimony of the candidates themselves, there is real concern the new hampshire primary is under direct threat. >> i've never been more worried about the early primary states. >> there are voices in washington that are arguing for getting rid of new hampshire's first in the nation status and that is lunacy. >> the voices are real and they are getting louder. last fall, the alkaline chairman rnc caused a -- stir.
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the idea breaks the country into quarters. they would rotate with each election cycle. many believe it would completely change the complexion of the presidential race. >> i may not have $1 billion in my pocket. >> one there are national or regional primaries, the big money in politics shines, not the individual voter like in new hampshire. national parties who want to regain that power would much rather have that power rest with them and with the big money people in politics and with the candidates picked by the establishment. hampshire supports that and does a good job at it. in a regional primary setting, intimate house parties would likely be a thing of the past. unscheduled diner stops would morph into stage photo ops and
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the that things that come with the rigors of townhall meetings with -- will -- replace voters also seem to know when it's time to get down to business. >> new hampshire voters are coming out because they are doing a civic duty. they are trying to ask the tough questions and that's good for the american process, the other 49 states. >> to really understand new hampshire's role, we need to go back to what harry reid said. obviously, no one has ever been sworn in right after winning the new hampshire primary and history shows it's no lock to the white house. >> remind everyone politics isn't a game. does do isampshire prepare candidates to make their case to the rest of the country. that at this clear moment in this election, there is something happening in america. >> there is state like new
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hampshire. the people are educated and understand the importance of othervote and to have any state be first in the nation would be a dramatic mistake. the race between the mainstream and the extreme. >> over the years, new hampshire has seen a lot, which brings us to experience and tradition. bill gardner is fond of saying new hampshire's place in the process will always endure as long as the people have the will to keep it. the kentuckyreason derby is in kentucky. there is a reason why the rose bowl is where it is, what all kinds of different cultural events are where they are. that is the same reason that new hampshire has the primary. it's a birthcause is here. joined by the new
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hampshire members of respective steve andarties, kathy. it seems like the latest threat is coming out of the rnc. to ourl is this threat place in the process? >> is very real. up until about 10 or 20 years ago, the rnc sat back and let states a jockey and bill garner did a tremendous job threatening other states. 10 years ago, the parties started to wake up to the fact they have to control the nominating process. if they ever really decided to do so, they could say any state that holds a primary before outside of our approved calendar forfeits the right to be nominated. i expect we will see that kind of proposal brought forward to our convention and we will do our best to defeat it.
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new hampshire isn't about picking the nominee, it's about giving that lesser-known candidate a real shot. >> kathy, obviously there are philosophical differences on the issues when it comes to parties that on this topic, how important is it? >> i always tell people when i first became party chair years my office ande by said your most important job is to keep the new hampshire primary first and that's coming from a former republican governor and he wanted to make it clear that that is very important and it does cross party lines. we need to work together as best we can to keep new hampshire first of the nation and to remind people we are not trying to pick a president, what we are trying to do is make a level
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playing field so that all sorts of candidates can come into the state and present their positions, themselves to the people of new hampshire at this national party level. we have to convince our committees not to do something that would get in the way of new hampshire being the first in the nation primary. about 10 years ago, we had some real threats toward new hampshire. people were saying it we enter diverse enough and what the dnc begin doing was having four states and having them go earlier to provide the diversity. >> this case is made and how important is it new hampshire, iowa are in lockstep. on the republican side, it's
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three of those. acquire the party at reed's assistance -- insistence. we all work together. we have to make our case. then it will carry over for another year and a half after that. when you are about two years out, it's too late. >> thank you. >> i will be there for you until the last dog dies. >> i think we finally have a poll without a margin of error. >> they are remembered as two of the most successful candidate in the new hampshire primary. apart at thet set campaigns of john mccain and bill clinton.
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>> winners of new hampshire primaries past. on election night, the winners don't always have the most votes. >> bill clinton was in single digit in the pole and leading up to the primary. he finished second but did better than expected. he came downstairs and proclaimed himself the comeback cake. many people feel he was the one who won the primary. >> for more than half of its 100 year history, the new hampshire primary has been a watershed moment in presidential campaigns . some move on after strong showings. those will underperform head home.
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a republican strategist involved in six presidential primary campaigns and says getting the most votes doesn't mean you have one. >> it's about perception and campaigns start to manipulate that perception. he witnessed part of the expectations game firsthand. >> i listened to frank. mcgovern convince the media he was the effective winner of the 1972 primary despite losing. the governor did go on -- mcgovern did go on to win. >> 20 years later, i decided i thought clinton should do the same thing. >> i will never forget new hampshire. that recommendation
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clinton come down and claim the same thing five minutes past eight. day, many people still remember clinton as the weather -- winner. kearney was in the middle of it. >> we have shown it can be done. >> he remembers it as the horrible night. more damaging for the exit polls, some of which showed bush barely leading. did would look close during the day and the reporters would say it's a great defeat for the president when in actuality, bush had one -- won. >> but the damage had been done.
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it brought back memories of 1968 when eugene mccarthy of minnesota essentially ended the reelection hopes for lyndon b. johnson. mccarthy one by losing to johnson and new hampshire. one of the reasons i think there is tension between the political campaign and the media, it is a win but not big enough so you lost. candidates who spent tireless hours working here in new hampshire and really banked on >> talking about bill clinton and john mccain. >> the common thread uniting relentless mccain, a focus on new hampshire voters and what mattered most to them. >> the unthinkable had finally happened. >> the whole state was devastated. >> nowhere is the situation
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worse than in new hampshire the question is when will thing stop getting worse. >> local coffee shop is offering out of work customers the recession special. >> they have over 150 resumes. >> they say one thing, it's like watch my lips. people are losing their homes. >> we were looking for survival, for somebody with answers. in 1960,ohn kennedy bill clinton used nashua city hall us a place to kick off his two hampshire presidential campaign, breaking free from news crews to take his reclaim the american dream campaign theme to the streets. mr. clinton: i have been a governor in a state that has gone through good and bad in this country. >> you never turned away from a person who never wanted -- he
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never turned away from a person who wanted to shake his hand. >> i was fairly young and naive in those days. this is not a good thing, being first place in the polls. >> i was bill clinton's lover for 12 years. >> have you ever had asked her marital affair -- an extramarital affair? >> i would not tell you. >> clinton talked about the letter he wrote in 1969. >> he signed a contract he did not honor. time,was a very difficult culminating in probably the greatest speech ever given. >> i will give you this election back, and if you give it to me, i will not be like george bush. i will be here for you until the last dog dies. new maybe we did not have to be first, we just needed to
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be in the hunt. and weevening is young, don't know what the final tally will be. i think we know enough to say that new certainty hampshire tonight has made bill clinton the comeback kid. >> we were delirious. was our candidate and we were going to stick with him. we stayed with him. >> there is nothing that can compare to the 1999-2000 john mccain presidential campaign. >> mccain's name is not well-known. those who know him describe mccain as a man of integrity who may not lead the pack now, but very well could in the end. >> mccain at that point was probably 2% in the polls.
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just swept thead table with all of the republican activists and most of the elected officials. we got good crowds almost immediately at the vfw's. >> i run for president of the united states because i want to return our government back to whom it belongs, the people. >> ultimately, the signature event is the town hall meeting. >> town hall meetings have boosted john mccain from nowhere to running neck and neck with george w. bush in new hampshire. >> he never lost faith that he would win. >> the media says character isn't important. in new hampshire, we are different. we say character is very important, and you have it, and we want you. jonathan was 75% favorable
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and single-digit unfavorable. you just don't get something like that. it's supernatural. >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you and god bless and welcome to our 115th town hall meeting here in new hampshire. >> we started at 3% last july. governor bush was at 61. people were willing to look at us and look at me and hear the message. of thisose the rest campaign, the greatest critical experience of my life is right here in new hampshire. graduals such a
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increase. moving up in the polls 3% to 5% each month. there were no lows in that race and in 2007 and 2008, there were constant ups and downs. >> senator mccain says that was before 9/11, before the war, and barth -- and before he supported the president's controversial escalation plan. he got so far off track as a candidate that he started to plummet in the polls. >> we doubt -- we went down to a one state strategy and laid off 300 staff. >> it took him almost to hit rock bottom before he -- john idea of saying, we need to go back to basics, we
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need to stop campaigning everywhere except new hampshire. we need to make the curse -- case for the surge in iraq. >> senator john mccain almost blended in with the other passengers. four town hall meetings a day, which you might examine is exhausting. >> it worked. past the age when i can claim the noun "kid," no matter what adjective precedes it, but tonight we sure showed them what a comeback looks like. [inaudible]
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>> a lot of people in new hampshire feel that way, we were involved in his campaign. >> new hampshire voters have been shaping presidential politics for 100 years. >> we went for the gold, and we want it. >> next, a look back at some of the iconic moments from the last century of the new hampshire primary. ♪ hampshire, the new primary has evolved from its early days into the influential progress we have come to value. over the years, there have been moment that have changed the course of campaigns, elections, and as a result, the history of presidential politics. >> it was never planned to be
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this way. we got it sorted by default. >> new hampshire with general eisenhower as a presidential candidate is the arena for the most tightly contested race in history. the ballot just contain the names of those who wanted to be delegates. >> the role of the primary is to let people decide. there was an effort to democratize the process of selecting a president. >> attacking me, attacking my wife. he has proved himself to be a gutless coward. more people begin to learn about the new hampshire presidential primary.
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hampshire voters are cantankerous, independent, they make up their own minds, and they are also smart. >> anytime you want to applaud, just let it rip. a few of you are trying. keep it up. >> you have to be able to answer an onstage question in an and staged place -- unstaged question in an unstaged place. role is toshire's provide the broadest possible opportunity for the broadest range of candidates, to test their message. >> we will reclaim our political system. >> a major new commitment to support environmental restoration.
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>> it is the sacred duty of the united states of america to defend freedom. >> i can't thank you enough for the dedication and love and concern you have shown for us. we are on our way because of you. >> i stand alone among all candidates. >> i want to be the president that reminds you of the guy that you work with, not the guy that laid you off. in the end, our future is tied to people. >> let's bring back america! god bless you, new hampshire! campaign 2016 is taking you on the road to the white house. >> thank you and god bless you. >> in iowa, c-span brought you , meet andspeeches greets, town halls, and life caucus coverage.
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the week, c-span is on ground in new hampshire following the candidate's leading up to the first in the nation primary. live election coverage starts tuesday at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio, and i'm voting for bernie sanders because he's honest and he has a good record, and he cares about the people and really wants to make changes. >> i think this election is really important to participate in because it is such a historic race. i am participating because this year is going to be historic. either side could give us the first female president. >> republican presidential candidate carly fiorina was in
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new hampshire today for a town hall meeting. the town is about nine miles east of manchester, which is where the republican candidates are meeting tonight for their final debate before tuesday's primary. carly fiorina was deemed ineligible to participate based on her standing in the polls. that is something to talk about at this event. this is just over an hour and a half. >> good morning, everyone. thank you so much for being here. i hope you all enjoy the beautiful drive this morning. i did. i appreciate you coming out. fors the former state rep eight years for salem and wyndham, and then i was the 2014 congressional nominee for the republican party in the second district. it's my pleasure to be here. i have been a curly supporters
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since may, when she announced her candidacy. i want to share a little bit why i was so compelled and confident that carly was the candidate i wanted to support and that i want to see in the oval office. when i talked to people, and i was running my own campaign, people would come a to b and say, wouldn't it be great if we could have a candidate that was so articulate when it comes to our conservative values, that was consistent from election to election, doesn't change their mind all the time and the on all different sides of an issue? haddn't it be great if we one with experience in the private and public sector, one that understands the global economy, national security, one that can push back on the liberal media when they go for those gotcha questions? when it be great if we had a candidate who could take on someone like hillary clinton,
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for example? give was observing carly speeches, i really came to understand that this is the candidate i have been waiting for in terms of someone that could best articulate the ideals and understanding of what america is all about, what has made us the exceptional country we are, and has a vision for what the future of america should be in its role in the world. i want to say a few things this morning that i think are important. we go lot of times now as up to this february 9 primary, people say there's all these polls and you hear this speculation, and i really like carly, she's amazing. i agree with everything she says, i think she's fantastic, but can she win? what's going on with these polls? you can answer your own question.
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if you vote for carly, she can win. that is really the only thing you need to think about and it's within your power to control that process. of ave a little bit situation which is really mediaunate, wherein the and the political establishment and polling cabal would like to basically tell us that votes are less important than polls. as you know, there's a debate tonight, and carly currently is being excluded from that debate stage. [boos] can you raise your hand if you think carly is one of the best debaters you have ever seen? i agree. and, do you also know that in iowa, she beat both governor christie and governor kasich, she has just as many delegates as governor bush, and she has
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been in new hampshire so many times, has met so many people and has such strong support, there's really absolutely no logical reason whatsoever why she should not be on that debate stage this evening. the only reason she is not is because abc network has decided they are going to use arbitrary polling criteria that they decided, and they are saying that polls are more important than votes. thisight've noticed enormous banner behind me. who has a smart phone? good. actually, a lot if you don't. those of you that do, you can do this twice for may. i want you to please, during the course of this event, take a photo of carly, take a photo of the banner. basically make manifest your dissatisfaction and displeasure with what is happening in new
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hampshire today and in advance of our primary. will, you to tweet if you #let carly debate. news,sly directed at abc wmur, whoever would like to hear you, please make your voice and displeasure about the situation known. comes in, if you could all pick up your rally sign and shake it and wave it and cheered, that would be fantastic. we want her to know that we are here supporting her, and she really appreciates it. dude, -- ado,r a i want to introduce carly's new hampshire chairman.
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[applause] what a great candidate for us in 2014. don't you want to see her on the ballot again someday? how is everybody doing this morning? it is saturday before the primary. how is everybody doing this morning? excellent. i'm kind of old school. some of you have seen the union leader. fiorina, i don't stop fighting, and she will never stop fighting for us. that is who carly fiorina is. i'm also old-school in this respect. this morning when you have a chance to watch carly, to hear arey, for those of you who
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not decided yet, visualize the next president of the united states. i would like to borrow something that my wife told me she did very early on when she started in april. carly she said she opened up a folder on her inbox and it is titled carly.potus. she said, we have to be thinking about carly as the next president. when carly talks about boots on the ground, she knows our sons and daughters are boots on the ground. we have a daughter in the army national guard in new hampshire, and what carly fiorina to be her commander in chief, not hillary clinton, who doesn't stand for our military and doesn't defend our country. carly fiorina will. i'm proud to be her state chairman. you know me from past campaigns, i was a republican nominee in 2012. good yearnot being a for republicans or conservatives. there is no margin of error in
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2016. a great year for republicans and conservatives and it starts right here in new hampshire, wouldn't you agree? because irting carly see carly a principled, passionate, and positive conservative leader, someone who experience, the business experience to be our commander in chief and our president of the united states. about action. she is about having us take back control of our government and our country. comes in here,ly can we have a little new hampshire conversation? since when do we allow outsiders to determine who is going to be on a debate stage in new hampshire? since one? never.
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we have never done that before. since when do we let the rnc, abc, or anyone else tell us who we are going to support? never. is time that we take back our primary. it is time we take back our state of new hampshire. whatever happens on tuesday, let us not stop there. we are going to take this primary back. are you with me? [applause] and you can do something right now about that. call, sendave here, e-mail, send the hashtags, whatever it is -- i'm a person who believes in the long shot impossible because nothing is impossible with the good lord, right? something can happen tonight. carly should be on that station night. we can still be heard until that
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first opening scene of the debate. after you leave here, if you like carly, if you want to please talk to your friends. talk to your neighbors, talk to people at work on monday, after church services or synagogue. tell them who you are supporting and why. that's how we make our decision here in new hampshire. we don't do it through the filter of media. somebody iswhoops, calling may. as it turns out, i have an iphone. talk to everyone you know. make sure you make it your mediae to cut through the nonsense, to let people know that carly fiorina should be the next president of the united states. please, talk, talk, talk. [applause] as every good new hampshire
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gathering should, we are honored to have a cub scout troop here, present us the colors and leaders in the pledge of allegiance. cub scout troop 99, would you all enter and please rise? [inaudible] [reciting the pledge of allegiance] >> thank you very much,
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gentlemen. cub scout troop 99. [applause] is everybody ready? everybody ready? for me toady introduce to you the next president of the united states, carly fiorina? [applause] [chanting "carly"] carly fiorina: thank you. my husband frank is here somewhere. where's frank? there he is, in the red shirt.
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he were exactly the right color this morning. i did not have to tell him to do that. thank you for being here, thank you for your support. ever since i started running for presidency of the united states on may 4 of 2015, everybody has counted me out. out 17 out of 16 candidates, less than 4% of you had ever heard my name. the pollsters would not ask my name. the pundits wrote me off. here we are, a couple days before the new hampshire primary, and there's only eight of us left. i've already beaten a couple of the guys who will be on this stage tonight and i'm already tied with jeb bush in delegate count, who spent tens of millions of dollars. i've made it all this way because of the people of new hampshire, because you take your responsibilities very seriously. but ever since i started running for president in may of last year, i have been telling you,
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the game is rigged. establishment, the political establishment, the special interests tangled up in the vast bureaucracy that has become our government in washington, d.c. all of those things are not working for us anymore. if you ever doubted the game was rigged, look at what is going on tonight.ebate stage sorry, i thought votes counted in elections. apparently the media and political establishment have decided they know better than you. [boos] i will notna: falter. i will never stop fighting, and neither can you. [applause]
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i will never stop fighting because what we are fighting for is incredibly important. our politicsng for now, we are fighting for our government to take it that. we are fighting for our future and our country and that is why i'm running for president. that is why you have to stand with me and fight with me and vote for me. i will never stop fighting, and neither can you. [applause] we used to think about this as a nation of limitless possibility. oursed to be certain that children and grandchildren's futures would be brighter than ours, but we don't know that anymore. a nation of possibility for me and my husband frank. frank started out driving a tow truck for a family owned auto shop. i started out typing and filing an answering the phones at a nine person real estate firm in the middle of a recession in the
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1970's. i have them work all over the world for decades. nation that athis young woman who started out the receptionist that job, go on one day to become the chief executive of what we turned into the largest technology company in the world and run for presidency of the united states. that is only possible in this great nation. [applause] but it is also true that all along the way, i have been told to sit down and be quiet. just settle. don't rock the boat. don't challenge the system. just accepted the way it is, even if you know you could make it better. i have ignored that advice all my life.
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i am learning, because the american people are now being given the same advice, we are being told to sit down and be quiet about our god, about our guns, about the horrors of the abortion industry. we are being asked to settle for a nation where record numbers of men are out of work, record numbers of women are living in poverty. our young people don't even believe the american dream is real anymore. despite all the promises of all the politicians through all the political cycles, working families' wages have stagnated for 40 years. it is those small and family owned businesses and farms that create 2/3 of new jobs in this country and employee half the people. while all of that is going on, the rich get richer, the powerful get more powerful, and the well-connected get better connected.
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we cannot settle for this. in the meantime, we are being asked to accept a system of government and politics that no longer works for us. ar government has turned into giant, bloated, inept, corrupt bureaucracy that does not work for the people who pay for it. [applause] and folks, it has been that way for a really long time. and democratsans alike, you can come up with any example you like of the ineptitude and corruption of this government. 80% of americans think the federal government is corrupt. in that itt, corrupt picks winners and losers. pick your example of ineptitude. the department of homeland security admits they cannot keep track of people who have overstayed their visas. they also admit they were given a bunch of money and a mandate 12 years ago to fix that system.
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12 years later, there is no money, there is no system, and they are in the planning phase. why do we accept this? meanwhile, you guys are pretty sophisticated consumers of politics and politicians. you see politicians come through here every four years. how often have you heard the same things? we're going to secure the border. how long have we been talking about that? 25 years. we are going to care for our veterans. we are going to reform social security. we are going to reduce the size of government and lower the debt. how many times have you heard it? years, and it isn't happening. none of this is happening. why are we accepting this? i'm frustrated, i'm fed up, i'm angry, and i think we can solve every one of these problems that
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we cannot do so unless we remember who we are. ours was intended to be a citizen government. we were never intended to have a professional political class. we were never intended to have a vast, bloated federal government. presidency ofor the united states because i think it's time that we take our future back. me.zens, stand with it is time. we must take our country back. [applause] come on. and folks, that starts here in new hampshire on tuesday night. this state picks presidents. there are a bunch of guys on that stage to lobby hard -- who lobbied hard to keep me off.
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george stepanov less, abc. we might as well call it anybody but carly. that's what they have done on saturday night. [applause] we can solve our problems, folks. but we have to remember who we are. the way toll cleveland. you send me out of here with the wind at my back. what the media does not what you to know is we are ready to go, we are funded to go all the way. we have leadership teams in 25 states. we had tremendous support in new hampshire and beyond. i can win this. so send me out of here with the wind at my back and we will take our country back. i rolled out a blueprint.
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i wrote it down. i come from a world where accountability matters, where we think that what you do is more important than what you say, and where we actually believe if you commit to do something, you are going to get it done. when was the last time we held a politician accountable for anything? when was the last time we held government accountable for anything? we don't. that you are going to hold me accountable. i want you to walk out of here today and carry that blueprint with you. we need to get these things done in the first term. i will come back here and we will talk about how we are doing early on in the first term. you are going to help me get these things done. let me tell you how you are going to help me. first let me tell you a story of your power. i must restore your power.
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remember when we learned that veterans were dying waiting for appointments in phoenix, arizona? we, the citizens of this nation, were so outraged by that that spontaneously we flexed our muscles, we used our power, and we flooded congress with pressure and e-mails and posts and tweets and phone calls. this hopelessly divided, do nothing congress did something. they actually did something amazing based on the power you exerted. they passed in three short weeks a bill that said you could fire the top 400 senior executives at the v.a. that is unprecedented, folks. you got that done, and it passed the senate 99-0 and president obama signed it. you got that done in three weeks. that is how much power you have. but then you went on with your we believe the
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pretty speeches by the politicians who said they would never let this go on again. three people were fired. two of them are suing to get their jobs back. 300-7000 veterans have died waiting for health care. bonuses forded out superior performance. for this settle anymore. it is a stain on our nation's honor. we have to take this government back. what do we learn from that little story? unless we keep the pressure on, nothing changes. let's talk about one of the items in this blueprint. the only way we take our government back is to get control of the money. this is why i am such a scary figure to the political and media establishment, because i know how to get control of the money.
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it that the government can spend more and more money each and every year and never have enough money? have you ever noticed that? the government spends more year -- more money every year for the past 50 years. every time we ask them to do something. please secure the border. we need more money. please protect our nation. we need more money. how is it possible to spend more money and never have enough? it has to do with how the government budgets. -- gov ernment budgets. if you are a government bureaucracy, you are given a budget. your job is not to explain how you are spending that money. your job is to spend it all every year. you are never asked to explain it. at the end of the year you spend it all and then you go to congress and ask for more. they own the money, we don't.
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how do you budget? how do we all budget, except in the federal government? we examine every dollar, right? we can cut any dollar. we can move any dollar. that's how we all spend less than we have to and still have enough money for our priorities. we can cut any dollar. we can move any dollar. that isy word for zero-based budgeting. i call it common sense and good judgment. we have to go to zero-based budgeting in the government to get control of your money so we can spend it on the right things and stop spending it on silly, wasteful, corrupting things. no other candidate out here is talking about this, but there has been a bill to go to zero-based budgeting on the floor of the u.s. house for a couple years now. nobody wants to vote on it. why do you suppose that is?
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special interests. everybody is tangled up. but you are going to help me get that bill passed. remember i told you about power and pressure. every week i'm going to go to the oval office. i'm going to ask my fellow citizens, please take out your smartphones. i have to pause and say there's a lot of flip phones in new hampshire. [laughter] you have an emotional attachment to your flip phone. i get it, but you might want to upgrade. i'm just giving you a warning. [laughter] will ask you to take out your smart device of choice and i will say, my fellow citizens, do you agree that we finally have to get control of the money so we can control our government once again and pass that zero-based budgeting bill? press 1 for yes, 2 for no. technology is a tool. powerfulincredibly
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tool, and we use it for foolish things. wii vote people often violent, we talk about our favorite songs islands,e people off we talk about our favorite songs. i'm going to use government for important things. press 1 for yes. before we get it done, we have to win. we have to win in november. ask yourself what it takes to win. somebody who can unify the party, not divide the party, and someone hunting -- someone who can unify the nation, not divide the nation. 80% of us have figured out the government is corrupt and we have a professional political class that cares more about its power, position, and privilege than getting anything done. it's everybody. citizen government we all agree with.
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havelso have got to somebody who will be a fearless fighter on that debate stage. whether or not you decided to haven't, youf you need to go see my husband frank, the closer -- whether or not you decide at this minute you are going to support me, in your heart of hearts you know you cannot wait to see that debate between me and hillary clinton. you cannot wait. [applause] you can't wait because you know what's can happen. i'm going to beat her. i'm the best debater on this stage and you know i have been fearless in telling the truth about mrs. clinton. she's a liar. she has been wrong on every major foreign-policy challenge and maybe that's the reason anybody but carly network does not have me on that stage tonight. but you know what?
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we have to do more than win. politics is covered like a game now, like a sport. how is the horse race going? except it's not a game or a sport. in your bones you know this is a serious time. i want you to think about more than what it takes to win. i want you to think very carefully about what it takes to do the job now. new hampshire picks presidents. somebody whokes understands how the economy actually works, who has created a job, saved a job, protected a job. it takes a leader who understands how the world works, and who is in the world. i have more foreign-policy experience than anyone running. i have been around the world for decades. i have met more world leaders than anyone, with the possible exception of hillary clinton,
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but she did photo ops and i have had private meetings with allies and adversaries alike about charity, business, politics. i have held the highest clearances available to a civilian. i chaired the advisory board at the cia. ahave advised the nsa, secretary of state and a secretary of homeland security. i know our military capabilities well. i know our intelligence capabilities well. , i knowall these things that when the united states of america is not leading, and we are not leading now, the world becomes a dangerous place. when we do not stand with our allies, when we do not confront our adversaries, the world becomes a very dangerous place. as commander in chief, i will lead. [applause]
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we better have a president who understands bureaucracies. government has become one gigantic, inept, corrupt bureaucracy, and it has to get cut down to size and held accountable. we need a president who understands technology. an incredibly powerful tool, ladies and gentlemen. i will use it to restore power. is it is also a weapon that being wielded against us by our enemies, and we are losing the war in cyberspace and we cannot lose that war. we better have a president who understands that an understands what to do about it. and perhaps most importantly of all, we need someone who understands what leadership is. a leader has to make a tough call in a tough time and stand up and be held to account. we have some people running in this election who have never made a tough call. a tough vote isn't a tough call. we have to have somebody who
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understands that leadership is about challenging the system. we have loads of people who are the system great we have politicians who are the system. we have a crony capitalist named donald trump who is the system too. of dollars billions buying people inside the system. he freely admits it. he cannot change the system when he is the system, and neither can any of the politicians. systemr challenges they because that is how you solve festering problems. you know how you go from secretary to ceo? you challenge the system. you produce results. you solve problems. you deliver. and finally, the most important thing of all about leadership, it is not about the size of your office. it's not about the shape of your office. it's not about your title. it's not about your ego. a leader is a servant. a leader serves.
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the highest calling of a leader is to unlock potential in others. my highest calling is to restore citizen government to this great nation, so citizens, voters of new hampshire, do not sit down and be quiet. do not accept a system that does not work for us anymore. instead, i ask you to stand with me. fight with me, join me, vote for me. it is time. our future back. we must take our politics and our government back. citizens, join me. we must take our country back. [applause]
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ok, who has a question? yes, sir. >> ted cruz recently said he does not believe that atheists are fit to be president. i'm an atheist, so i was offended i that. do you agree with him? if you don't, are you willing to say the ted cruz is a bigot? carly fiorina: i would love to debate ted cruz, but so far that hasn't happened. although i have to say i very much appreciate the ted cruz and ben carson said, yeah, carly should be on that debate stage. thank you, ted and ben. i don't know where the rest of the guys are, but ted and ben are stand up guys. this is a nation founded on individual freedom and religious liberty. we have to protect religious
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which is under assault. truthfully, christians are under assault in this nation. and ofse i respect you, course you have the capability and potential to do whatever you choose. i happen to believe that faith gives us important things for leadership. my faith has saved me over and over again. it saved me through a battle of cancer. it saved me when we buried our daughter to the demons of addiction. my life would be poor without my faith. i believe that my faith gives me humility, because i know that no one of us is better than anyone of us. and humility is important in a leader. my faith gives me empathy. i know that everyone of us can fall, and everyone of us can be redeemed. my faith gives me optimism. i know there is a better way, a
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better place, and i know that people can rise to the occasion. so for me personally, humility and empathy and optimism are vital to leadership. so, i'm grateful for my faith. go ahead, sir. saint a's is on the other side of town. the media said they will start coverage at 5:00 before debate starts. you gave me a sign. i'm going to be there. are you going to be there? [applause] i will tell you what, sir. so far they have not given me credentials to show up, but you can show up. i encourage you to show up and wave that sign. you stand up and make a lot of racket, all right? what is your position on
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women registering for selective service? carly fiorina: the military has made a decision that women now can serve in combat positions, and as long as we are not lowering standards in any way, i think that is fine. now are able to serve in combat positions, they have to sign up like the guys. sameve to apply the standards to everybody, men and women, so they have to sign up. if they can meet the standards, they can serve. [applause] >> i'm going to read the question. i'm interested to know what it is you are going to do about helping the growth of small businesses. small businesses are the
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economic engine of the u.s. why theorina: that's first item on this blueprint is to radically simplify our tax code. our tax code today is 73,000 pages long. let me tell you what that means. as chief executive of what we turned into a $90 billion company, i could hire armies of accountants and lawyers and lobbyists to figure out all of that 73,000 pages, and we did. estate nine person real firm, they can't. so they are getting crushed. have been frank and i fortunate, we can hire an accountant to do our taxes, and we do. every year the accountant puts our tax returns in front of us, i close my eyes, i sign, i pray.
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i don't have a clue what i'm signing. hope they do. when government is complicated, only the big, the powerful, the wealthy can handle it. government gets, the more complicated it gets, the more true it becomes that it favors the big and powerful. we are crunching small businesses with this 73,000 page tax code, just like we are crushing them with the complexity of obamacare, which is why we have to repeal it. just like we are crushing them with dodd frank. -dfrank is a complicated bill, but the wall street banks who helped to write it are doing fine. 10 wall st banks have become five. we have destroyed community banks.
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of the destroyed a 20% credit union industry because they are little and they can't handle all that complexity. banks, thatty matters to small businesses because that is where small businesses get their loans. when government gets big and complicated, the small get crushed. we've got to go from 73,000 pages down to 3. why three? there's no place to hide in three pages. [applause] if you have three pages, the playing field is level. not a single other candidate has talked to you about this, but there is a 20 year old plan for a three page tax code. nobody wants to vote on it.
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guess what i'm going to ask you to do? smartphones, right? we are going to go from 73,000 pages down to three. we need to get that 20-year-old plan for a three page tax code finally passed so we lift this weight off of small businesses. press 1 for yes. when we go from 73,000 pages to three, how many irs agents do you suppose we need? zero. today we have as many irs personnel as we have cia and fbi combined. does that strike you as a problem in a dangerous time? you bet it is. another reason why we have to go to zero-based budgeting. without being able to say we don't need all those irs agents, we are not going to give the irs all that money anymore. that, unless we change the way that government budgets money. thank you for the question.
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>> in the past couple of days there have been news stories i've been hearing about increased military action on the part of the united states with our nato allies. one, what you think about that? that what you started suggesting a long time ago in a lot of the early debates? carly fiorina: so let me start with the basic principle, and then i will answer your question specifically. must have the strongest military on the face of the planet, and everyone has to know it. we must respond when we are provoked. when we do not, there will be more provocation. this is clinton famously asked, what difference does it make how four americans died in benghazi?
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this is the difference it makes. when terrorists purposely attack an american embassy and murder 4 americans, including our ambassador, and the next morning the secretary of state stands up and lies about a video that does not represent our values, instead of saying, this was a purposeful terrorist attack and the united states of america will retaliate. the signal that goes out around the world to every adversary we have and every terrorist organization is open season on the united states of america. that is what difference it makes. vladimir putin is an adversary. i have met him. anyone who spent any time at all with him would know that a gim not going toton is work. vladimir putin has been provoking this nation for yeras now, provoking us
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by invading crimea and ukraine, by not telling us he is sending his fighter jets and ships into east,syria, the middle because he, the russians, and are locked together in an unholy alliance right now in the middle east, trying to lead that region. going said that i'm not to sit down and have a conversation with vladimir putin anytime soon. there are times when actions speak louder than words. the action i would take is to rebuild the six fleet right of vladimir putin's nose. i would build the missile defense system in poland. i would conduct regular military exercises with our nato allies so it becomes clear that we will defend ourselves and our allies against provocation. that signal, that action is vital right now.
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i will also say, because russia in an unholylinks alliance, they are creating a great deal of difficulty for us in the middle east. defeat isis. on day one in the oval office, i will goode first will be to my friend, netanyahu, to reassure we will stand with the state of israel, always. [applause] >> and having been in that region a long time, i know that even our arab allies who disagree streb wowsly with treatingtch how we are israel and say, wow, if the united states is treating israel then our friendship doesn't mean very much. the second phone call i will is to the supreme leader of iran. tea, soquite his cup of
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he may not take my phone call. but he is going to get my message. and the message is this. new deal. a new until and unless you open every military and every nuclear facility to open anytime, we thee inspections, united states of america will make it as difficult as possible for you to move money. i know how to do that. we can do that. we don't need anyone's permission and collaboration to do it. and we must do it. we must stop the money. because the hundreds of billions of dollars of money that is flowing into iran is being used to fund terrorism, fund the buildup and fund the nuclear buildup that is most definitely not peaceful. because i sat in israel and looked at the data. with those two phone calls, a message is going to go around the world, that the america is back in the leadership business. but we will also reassure our
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arab allies in the middle east, whose help we need to defeat to defeat isis. they are an enemy, our most pressing national security at the moment, not climate change, mrs. clinton. it's actually isis, followed by iran. we have to deny them our territory. allies can help us do that, the jordanians, kuwaitis, egyptians, the kurds. i have been in these nations. i know these leaders. arei know that they prepared to help us defeat isis and deny them territory, but not that theey know united states of america will adversaries, iran, russia, and stand with our kuwait, jordan, egypt. who a commander in chief will lead. [applause]
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>> i like what you say, no doubt about it. say, there'st you no doubt about it. here comes the "but." >> no. is, how do you, after being president for four years, how do you continue at this? how do you -- i've been around 50 yearsle, like 40 or we've had a war on poverty. see anybody winning that war. >> that's right. >> so how do you plan on getting of this situation so they can... [inaudible] >> it's a great question. by the way, ladies and gentlemen, we have spent of dollars on the war on poverty. and we have more people living poverty today than 25 years ago. so guess what? this isn't working. i will give you two answers to your question. look at theif you
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programs of assistance that we do not this nation, they encourage people to move forward in their lives. doingiscourage them from so. [applause] if you're a single mom and you have two kids, and you're working 20 hours a week and you on food stamps, and you are fortunate enough to get a 40-hour-a-week job, we take all of that away from you like that. single mom, you sit there and say, but what if i get fired? which you might. me? happens to what happens to my kids? and so you say, the risk is too great. instead ofl back moving forward. we have to revamp these program are motivated to move forward in their lives, not discouraged from doing so. but more fundamentally than that, i want to tell you the fundamental difference between a
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conservative point of view and a progressive point of view, because this is the discussion to have with the american people to win. tell youe, but let me a story. before i ran for president of i wasited states, chairman of an organization called opportunity. largest microfinance lender in the world. what that means is we lend very of money to really poor people. $8 billion, $100 at a time. and i have seen people in the most desperate and destitute circumstances. we have poverty in this country, but it is nothing like the slums of new delhi, where i traveled of last year, to meet with some of our clients. if you have ever been in the of new delhi, they are desperate places mountains of on top ofple piled each other, sewage in the streets. and i climbed the top of a tall to stand, to sit on top
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of a rooftop with 10 of our clients. expected to see the isperation in their eyes that saw all around me. but it is not what i saw. we had given these women -- they were all women -- a helping hand. them tools, training. we had given them credit. we had given them support. eyes wasi saw in their focus. determination. pride. hope. because you see, we had done $100 and give them training. you areaid to them, gifted by god. you have potential. have the opportunity to live a life of dignity and purpose will lift youd we up. you see, that is where i start. that everyone is gifted by god, that everyone has this capacity, what progressives
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believe. that?ubt recall what the head of the chicago public teachers union said in the middle of a strike. the issue was teacher accountability in the classroom, chicago. and this president of the teachers union took to the microphones and said this. we cannot be held accountable the performance of students in our classroom because too comeof them are poor and from broken families. so what was she saying? poor, if you come from a broken family, you can't learn you.e don't need to teach you see, when we create programs the progressive point of view, which is, folks, some of us are smarter than others, some of us are better than others, don't worry. of us are going to take care of others. then we hold people back.
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we cannot leave a single person in this nation behind, because gifted by god. so let us lift people up. so that they can make the most of their lives. [applause] >> hold on one second. for the mic. >> i think you're a really talented, like, really inspirational lady. a greatink you'd be president. and what would be the first thing that you'd do in office? >> well, thank you. [applause] >> maybe you want to be president some day? up the kind of warm chair for you. [laughter] >> so there are several things
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have to be dealt with immediately. about them, which i spoke a few minutes ago, involves the world,ignal to that we're going to lead. it is why i said on day one, i will make two phone calls. because the world has to know, loud and clear, that the united states of america will lead. we need a real reset in how the world views this nation. the second thing that i will do, start the, is conversation about this blue have abecause we don't lot of time. this is urgent. you know that. you feel it. you feel that unless we get this nation headed in a different toection, that we're going continue to lose something important. so we're going to start talking get those right away, smartphones ready. we're going to go to congress, talk about it. third thing, early on, is to
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roll back this web of rolledity that has been out. we have become, ladies and gentlemen, a nation of rules, nation of laws. think about all the rules that rolled out of washington, d.c., over 50 years. can you think of a single rule, regulation that we've revealed in 50 years? you cannot, because we haven't. the last time something was repealed was ronald reagan repealed the 55-mile-per-hour national speed limit. [laughter] >> we haven't really done it since. obamacare.peal of the f.c.c. rolled out 400 pages internet.ver the that ain't helping us, folks. technology moves like that. move like...cies this... the e.p.a. now controls 99% of
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in this nation. we saw how well that worked out for flint, michigan. andpoint is, ladies gentlemen, we have to start right away. it's urgent work. possibilitiestore for every american. we have to cut this government down to size and hold it accountable. we have to lead again in the world. we have to put citizens back in charge. one,hat work starts on day but it must continue every day. gentlemen,ladies and starts on tuesday. actually, it starts right now. this room. talk to your friends and neighbors. new hampshire picks presidents. pick a president. your work begins in earnest on tuesday. you know. you feel it in your bones. this nation is at a pivotal crossroads. this is an exceptional nation, not perfect. but exceptional. we are exceptional, because we believe in the value of every
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individual and every life. we are exceptional, because we know that each of us are gifted by god. are exceptional also, because our bones that power and money and decision making dispersed into the hands of the many is more competent, more compassionate, wise and just than power concentrated in the few. of the ladies and gentlemen, in this nation, we have too much power, money, decision making, concentrated in the hands of too few. so, citizens, stand up. fight. join. vote for me. time. we must take our country back. god bless you! thank you for being here! [applause]
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>> thank you! real quick. the mic come on up. have a picture, if you'd like. except i have one rule. rule. one picture, one vote for me. that's the way it works. [laughter] >> all right. okay. got to get your dad to vote for me. that's the deal. that's the deal. and your mom. go!e you all right. there you go. you! thank you. all right. help me out. >> we'll see you tomorrow. >> i'm looking forward to that! here. here. rebecca can help you. happening there. whoa! [indiscernible conversation] >> you've got your flashlight there or something.
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thank you! see you tomorrow! >> thank you for running, carly. my vote! >> good luck! you!ank good. all right. you help me. right? you help me. okay. i'm counting on you. >> okay. i'm counting on ya. >> hi! >> you're probably not quite old enough to vote. maybe you can get your dad to me. for oh, okay. well, we'll get there. all right. there you go. thank you! >> hello! >> how you doing? >> great! >> hi! >> all right. have our >> thank you! talk to everybody you know. all right? happens.w it >> we've got friends. >> well, good. >> nice to meet you!
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you going to vote for me? okay. three! two, thank you. >> thank you. thank you. >> oh! you. >> hi. nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you! who has got your camera? that means i got a vote, right? >> definitely. >> okay. >> thank you so much! welcome. hi! >> how are you? >> i'm good. how are you? >> good. >> fantastic! >> all right. vote! vote! >> absolutely. >> girls, how are you? look at this! love your t-shirt! where did you get that? youngest sister, carly. this is anna. >> hi, anna! look beautiful today! would you like a picture, anna? okay! smile! >> great job. >> all right.,
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hi! how are you doing? >> good. >> good! you want me to sign this book? >> yes. >> so that means your mom and dad are going to vote for me. me.l your name for m-o-r-g-a-n. >> do you know my granddaughter's name is morgan? i've only met one other morgan, you and her. you!ank >> you're welcome. that was an awesome question. name?s your that is so crazy! morgan's best friend's name is madison. seriously! are you guys sisters? >> yeah. >> wow! it m-a-d-i-s-o-n? okay. i gotta call morgan my morgan,
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a morgan and a madison today. my morgan and madison both wear glasses. have known. there's madison. and here's dad! >> hi! >> here's your pen. nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you! [indiscernible conversation] >> all right. okay. thank you. >> so we get mom and dad's vote? >> absolutely! >> smile! >> great! thank you! much.nk you so >> all right. talk to everybody you know. bye, madison! bye, morgan! have a great day! and this is emily? was emily,st friend so there you go. all right. much!nk you so >> we'll spread the word about you. >> you came as a baby. >> oh.
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on you!ounting counting on you! hi! >> nice to meet you. you!ce to meet you at the winery. today. my vote >> called the r.n.c. [indiscernible conversation] showing up!r hi, girls! name? your >> sofia. >> ava. >> oh, what elegant, beautiful names! >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> now, you know you have to make sure your mom votes on
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tuesday. bug her! thank you very much. good luck. okay. we're doing a selfie here. [laughter] >> thank you! >> all right. thank you. all right. girls! thanks! >> you're the first candidate i to... [inaudible] worry.t you don't you worry. all right. >> thank you for your service. >> thank you. to everybody you know. don't you worry. i'm keeping going. >> i'm from rhode island. you is for my son, when were... [inaudible] >> oh, yes! >> thank you very much for doing that. you!ank and i wish you all the best! >> get one of those flip phones. >> that will work. that will work.
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>> appreciate that. shaking the hand of the next president. >> all right. your do everything you can do, falter, all right? how are you doing? nice to meet you! you.ce to meet >> all right. >> i've been rooting for you. going! keep going! you can help me. you just keep going. >> thank you so much! >> all right. counting on you. counting on you too, sir! >> hi. i really enjoyed hearing your talk. you! >> thank you. [indiscernible conversation]
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>> thank you. thank you! all right. you guys talk to everybody you know, because that's how it's going to happen. i'll keep going. >> hi, so nice to meet you! >> thank you. >> you already have the vote. you!ank thank you, ann, for being here. project --g a school [inaudible] >> this means i get a vote. [indiscernible conversation] >> i talked too long. much!nk you very, very >> all right. >> thank you very much! for youed another vote
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yesterday at lunch. our waitress. >> fantastic! okay. >> my name is jan. >> j-a-n. okay. >> sorry. >> oh, no. you already had it. >> it's better in the black. >> oh. sorry. how about that? okay. embarrassed to mention it. workedson -- but i for -- [inaudible] >> our company has offshoring. to indiaally been eight times. your position be on, you know, our college kids are theyng out of school and don't have jobs. and a lot of the jobs are going overseas. >> we need more job creators here. part of why we need to get small businesses going. we also need to make sure that this is the best nation in the world for a job. it's not today. it's terrible, because of taxation, regulation. a good place to
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create a job. but we have to fight for all of our jobs. fighting for our jobs. we're kind of fighting like this. so... had to dot know if it with taxation. i think that's what -- would tax less, with less complexity, those jobs wouldn't go. so... you can also go to, because there's a lot of information there. >> hi! how are you? you made a convert here. >> you articulated in the debate between --nce [inaudible] >> thank you for putting up with everything! >> all right. i'm glad you converted! >> thank you so much. you.ank >> all right. good luck. spread the word. spread the word!
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waited patiently. >> well, hello! what's your name? you look very beautiful today! i must say. is her brother. >> hi! i saw you were back there in the back. your name? leo.m >> hannah and leo. and this is your mom and dad? to thank you so much for -- [inaudible] for my daughter and for my son. tonow you've been compared margaret thatcher. lot of joane also a of arc. >> thank you. hopefully i won't get burned at the stake. ha ha! and would you like it to you or... how do you want it? >> to the family is fine.
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>> st. francis xavier school. great school. [indiscernible conversation] why it's hannah and liam. >> can you sign one for each of them? l-i-a-m?am is >> yes. >> okay. now, liam and hannah. so your job on tuesday is to make sure that mom and dad go to vote. >> absolutely. to.e're going >> that's right. you've got to hook up that talk to everybody you know. go to school and talk about it on monday. okay? talk at church tomorrow. h at the end? an h-a-n-n-a-h? >> yes. >> okay.
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here you go. there you go. now we have a picture. okay! thank you so much. a sec.old that just for >> get everybody in. >> uh-oh. there!n't disappear >> beautiful! >> perfect! you very much. >> thank you! thank you. >> all right. conversation] >> it kind of clarifies what's going on now. >> it does. yeah. thank you. keep up the fight! >> thank you. worry. don't you >> thank you for the opportunity to meet you and hear you speak. you were very, very good. >> one picture, come on! >> you do make a lot of sense. >> smile!
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great. you! >> you know i'm going to get it done. >> i know you would. i know you would. thank you. of your answers were the best i've heard from anybody. and i know that... [inaudible] >> on leadership and the difference between conservatives progressives. beautiful explanation. won a vote here. >> thank you. talk to everybody you know. >> i will. >> okay? happens here. thank you! anybody has not come to their senses tonight, the national review is having a party. i would think you could get some pretty good press if you showed the national review debate watch party. i'm just sayin'. >> thank you so much! thank you. >> thank you so much.
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you.ank am i going to be your first vote? honored to be your first vote! >> thank you for running. >> thank you. >> spread the word. >> hi! [indiscernible conversation] >> you've got my vote. you!ank talk to everybody you know. how are you? >> i'm well. thank you. ha ha! there. >> there you go! thank you. >> you're voting for me, right? >> absolutely. on super tuesday in massachusetts. >> all right. well, that will count. >> all right. knowtalk to everybody you in new hampshire, all right? >> thank you very much. i have a sign on my front lawn. you.ank thank you, sir. >> best of luck! can't wait to see you beat
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hillary. [indiscernible conversation] >> okay. >> if you could sign that... we're still holding out hope that you'll be in this debate tonight. votes are more important even than debates, so... thank you so much! hi. how are you doing? >> good. >> oh, i got it. i got it. >> i can't believe you got a christie sticker on the back! come on! the rules here! [laughter] >> you're gonna change your mind. already beaten christie once. there you go. you make him change his mind.
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hi! >> thank you so much! >> you're welcome. said.ppreciated what you i appreciate you being a great role model for all of us. you.ank all right. i'm going to count on you. don't let your mom forget. thank you very much. tell her to get up. on, mom, you gotta go! hi! nice to meet you. you.ank >> i'm counting on your help. >> thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> thanks a lot. i'm counting on your help! you.m so proud of i hope you win! >> all right. well, you help me win. >> i'm a believer.
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>> yes. i'm sort of in a... >> even if i don't, i can win, so help me. >> carly, this young lady >> that is fantastic. thank you. your video, is fantastic. >> which one? >> thank you. loved theh that you buzz feed. >> we will take that under
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consideration. thank you. hello. thank you for helping me. >> you can be in the picture also. thank you. i am counting on your help, ok? counting on your help. >> thanks for being here this morning. >> it is the little things. >> good luck. >> ok, help me. hello. nice to meet you. i hope you will support me.
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sure, are you going to vote for me? are you old enough? can you make your mom vote for me? pen will workthis on here but i have one that will work. thank you. >> thank you so much for running. >> you're welcome. help me.
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hello and thanks for coming. how are you? >> keep spreading the word. i hope you will help me. >> i will do my best. >> thank you. have a great day. hello. how are you doing? what is your name? hello carly, i am ecstatic. brooke's dad. i appreciate you wearing the american pin. thank you, brooke.
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thank you, brooke's dad. >> thank you very much. very impressed. >> hello david. thank you so much for running. >> help me. thank you. i walked in voting for christie but now i will have two vote for you. -- have to vote for you.
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i have to say that i tear up when i think of you. you do a good job. >> thank you. help me. how are you sir? did i win you over? >> of course. do you have a camera? battery problem.
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>> thank you for your time. very encouraging. if you have a chance to sit in -- oval office --80% of the american people it is young and old, republicans and democrats. pressure --
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we have found common ground. >> you have to work with people who are already there. >> that is right. >> i will pray for you. >> and vote for me. i wanted to know more about how will you being an outsider translate once you are in the oval office. youet me ask you this -- have had all of these insiders and the nation is more divided than ever. to carly for president and get more information. it is not working for any of us anymore. no picture until you decide to vote. that is the deal.
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>> one basic question. were you a girl scout? >> i was a brownie. and so iwe moved a lot had to leave the brownie troop. >> brooke is a brownie. >> i was a brownie. what are your thoughts about not being allowed in the debate? >> a gang of three. i have beaten a couple of those guys on the stage. the people of new hampshire are being insulted. the voters of iowa are being insulted. we have to take our country back. >> are you worried it will be -- it will have a negative impact come tuesday? a i think it is shameful that
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bunch of executives in new york and washington, d.c. have decided that they can determine who the people of new hampshire fear from. there are eight of us left but somehow they think they know better in new york and washington, d.c. then the voters in new hampshire and that is shameful. do you feel you're still able to get your message out? >> were you here? were you here for the last hour and a half? yes, we are resonating with the voters. >talking to voters. the last time i looked, voters mattered. roadsime i looked, it is that determine elections. debates are important, no doubt.
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but a debate does not an election make. voters can make a president so i firstut my faith in the of the nation primary in new hampshire. thanks. >> do you have a message you would like to get out to voters? >> i just spent the last hour and a half getting out my message. boat for me. -- vote for me. >> you need to unite this
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country. i know you are listening. >> thank you. you vote for me.
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we have to take our government back and our country back. the game is rigged. i will not be on the stage but vote for me. fiorina makes her way outside this elementary school.
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we are in hillsboro county, west of manchester. i want to share with you the front page of today's unions leader. donald trump is blasted for taking a snow day. heres supposed to be yesterday but because of the weather, he could not get his plane here in new hampshire. next to that is jeb bush and the former first lady, barbara bush. i want to share this headline with you and carly fiorina made reference to it. i don't ever stop fighting. we want to introduce you to frank fiorina her husband. she calls you the closer. why? for 34ve been with carly years. i have seen her do amazing things. from the time she left business school all the way up to largest the ceo to the tech company in the world. i know for a fact that thinks aredid as a ceo
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unprecedented and unique. >> as her husband, what has this experience been like for you? >> it is grueling. long schedules. split up.tly i will be in doing after while she is in iowa or south carolina or vice a versa. but it has been an honor to be able to meet so many wonderful people in this country. it has been a joy. >> your wife made reference to her not being on the debate tonight. what are your plans this evening where the debate will take place? >> we are still looking at many options. i don't quite know exactly what we are going to do. we have so many people calling in to abc and the rnc to try to get them to change their mind
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but it does not look promising, but we will see. we are not going away. we are in this for the long run. we have built a campaign with a plan to stay in all the way to cleveland. we are not dropping out of this campaign under any circumstances. >> frank fiorina, thank you very much. a lot of people are still here including morgan. your question is what she would do as president. why did you come here? inspiring motivator for any girl my age. she is so inspirational. i was looking forward to seeing her. -- andyou and her family your family supporting her? >> yes. i am 12 years old. regionalanborn elementary school and my favorite things to learn is
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literacy in ms. walker's class. >> this is a whole new experience. >> it is really cool. >> morgan, thank you very much. are you supporting carly fiorina or are you still on the fence? >> my name is ed. i brought my daughter holly. is very excited about carly being the next president. she is strong on the issues and she is not afraid of speaking her opinion and she has plans, unlike some of the other candidates who do not have plans. we need to cut the size of government and she is plans to do that. we need to reform the tax code and none of the other candidates are talking about that. i came an hour up here to see her. >> there were some in the audience who were still undecided. do you think she closed the deal with those waving -- wavering
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independent? hard to tell. i heard a few people who came to watch. closed the deal with me. she has our boat in massachusetts. >> thank you. you asked the question about where you are going to be tonight. are you going to stand in front of saint anthems college? >> i came to find out why she is not going to be there. it is a travesty of justice. they are afraid of her. she belongs there. >> for those arriving at the college tonight, you will be there in front with your sign. >> i am from manchester. why did you come here and why are you supporting carly fiorina? >> she has so much experience. this country is on the precipice. she has a hopeful message. >> let me introduce you and why
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you came out today. and i came outoe because i support carly. i love her business experience and her focus. she is very prepared. not yourat she is typical politician because she is not a politician and she has compassion unlike some of the other non-politicians in the race. >> you are agreeing. why? >> she will make a great commander in chief. sometimes the best man for the job is a woman. in this case, it is carly fiorina. she has vast experience and has had a real job, not just titles. she will do a great job fixing our taxes. she is compassionate. she cares about children and those less fortunate. >> at what point in this campaign did you decide that she was your candidate? >> we saw her on july 30 in
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exeter. she was one of my top three. you know how new hampshire people are. i knew she had it. she was the right person for the job. >> quintessential new hampshire. we have not seen that retail politics with the other candidates. donald trump has not done a lot. will that hurt him? >> i think it might. i think mr. trump is entertainment. is why so many people go to his rallies. when it comes down to it, i think the new hampshire people want a real candidate who really cares about the issues, who has something to say about the issues and does not want to just talk about their polling numbers. it has been fun. exciting. five calls each day from pollsters. i have only recently started to answer them. a lot of ads on television.
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>> and in the e-mail. we get from every candidate, every day in the mail. it is fun to see. >> i am going to make my way over here. this is one of our regular c-span viewers. this is ken. and his children. you are an adamant carly fiorina fan. about herfirst heard several months ago, something attracted me to her. her message. i liked her motto -- take our country back. i know we are at a tipping point, a precipice. we need to fix or fall. me that she is capable
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of fixing that and i believe that. she has the wherewithal to do that. i like her experience in the private sector. i like her knowledge of foreign leaders. knowledge ofr technology. takes tohe has what it be our next commander-in-chief. >> i know you are supporting carly fiorina but have you gone to other events? if so, where have you gone? >> ted cruz. chris christie. at first, there was a lot of excitement but i have noticed that the excitement has been waning the last few weeks. i did that to measure and i see the crowds that carly is building. to answer your question, their message is not telling me what i
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need -- about where the country should head. >> thank you for being with us. a reminder. some of the events he has been talking about are all on our website. full coverage today, tomorrow, and wednesday. >> on the next washington lingered and has the latest from new hampshire as tuesday's primary approaches. levesque, recaps saturday night's republican debate. relli talks about why she is supporting hillary clinton for president.
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as always, we will take your calls and you can join the conversation on face up and twitter. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. the citizens of the granite state are not easily one they. the meeting places are hotbeds of political discussions. in village, town, and city, voters brave the weather to cast their votes. thanks to the people of new hampshire, -- >> it is good to be back in new hampshire. >> new hampshire. >> new hampshire. >> he is from new hampshire. >> it is great to be back in new hampshire. >> the new hampshire primary has been called the most cherished of voter rights.
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>> governor, thank you so much for coming to new hampshire. >> this is a place where you can observe a candidate in the heat of a dialogue, in the heat, getting tough questions. place wherest a there is a scripted speech. >> new hampshire takes its first in the nation primary status very seriously. >> this is just one of the town hall meetings we will be having. >> welcome to our 115th town hall meeting here in new hampshire. >> in his weekly address, president obama spoke about what his administration has been doing about climate change. congressman john cap go of new york delivered the gop response
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where he spoke about changes to the visa waiver program. president obama: hello everyone. when of the things that makes america great is our passion for innovation. of discovery and entrepreneurship that helps us meet any challenge. when of the greatest challenges is climate change. over the last seven years, we have made has stored investments --historic events investments. clean power from the wind or the sun is cheaper in many communities that dirtier, conventional power. it has helped grow our economy. leadership, helped bring nearly 200 nations in paris for one of the most ambitious climate agreements in history. mostso watched one of the
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important partnerships assembled. investors and business leaders including bill gates, meg whitman, and mark zuckerberg joint just pledging their own money to help advance new technology to the market. that is important because we will only meet this challenge at the private sector helps lead the way. as i said in my state of the union address, rather than subsidize the past, we should invest in the future. that is why the budget i will send to congress this tuesday will double the investment right 2020. this will include new investments to help the private sector create more jobs faster. lower the cost of clean energy faster and help clean renewable power outcompete dirty fuels in every state. while republicans in congress are still considering their position on climate change, many of them realized that clean energy is an incredible source of good paying jobs for their constituents.
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that is why we were able to boost clean energy research and development in last year's budget agreement and i hope they support my plan to double that kind of investment. it is making a difference across the country. in idaho, our battery test center is helping electric cars run longer any able charge. in ohio, entrepreneurs are pioneering new ways to harness wind power from the great lakes. in tennessee, researchers are partnering with utilities to boost storage of solar powered. the point is all across the country, folks are putting their differences a side to face this challenge as one. washington should do the same. that is how we are going to solve this challenge together and that is how we are going to give our kids and grandkids the future they deserve. one with a safe, secure, and prosperous planet. thanks everyone and have a great weekend.
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♪ interconnected world, hundreds of thousands of people enter and leave our country every day. securitye greatest challenges we face is illuminating vulnerabilities in our visa system so terrorists cannot slip into our country. sodecember, we passed a law terrorists could not use it to come to the united states. the program allows people from certain countries to come here for up to 90 days without a visa. will make it easier for towards and business people from friendly countries to come here. and the program works very well. isis has been recruiting people from the same countries are as a precaution, we added a new rule. if your travel to a country with significant terrorist activity,
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anytime after 2011, you're not eligible for the program and must of life for a visa. we negotiated this requirement with the administration. unfortunately, the puttingration is now loopholes in the law. last month, they announced it would grant waivers to people engaged in journalism, humanitarian work, or for people traveling to iraq and iran for business purposes. these waivers have no basis in law. in fact, members of congress explicitly rejected this idea when negotiating the bill with the administration. the bill we passed allows the secretary of homeland defense to offer waivers for national security reasons only but it is not at all clear how granting a waiver to a new york times reporter is in our interests. that is why congress is pressing this administration for its full report on who exactly are getting these waivers. we expect at a minimum the name and nationality of each
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traveler, the justification for granting the waiver and a number of former federal prosecutor. to startot a time lowering our guards. senseaw is a common measure we need to keep us safe, and we house republicans will do can to make sure it is enforced in full. thank you. on c-span, the communicators is next. at 7:15, we'll take you live to for aouth, new hampshire, campaign rally with democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies, 35 years ago, oud brought to


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