tv Campaign 2016 NH Primary Events CSPAN February 7, 2016 1:26am-7:01am EST
megyn kelly and roger aeros. trump and roger aeros are good friends. chavez been pretty good to fox. he sat on the lead. just like a sports team, the game is a few days away, you rest him, i think the event he had for veterans was a great move, he raised almost $6 million. he called in on my show this week and pledged $25,000 for a radio fund we have coming up for veterans. he has been good on veterans. i think it was a calculated mood -- moved by his campaign. they want say they regret it he is never wrong. carly fiorina -- why is abc, and by the way, there is no book. you know this.n, there is no book where you can page two -- turn to page 232 and read were the criteria is for a national debate. there is none. they made up these metrics. fine, you have three criteria. they goes back a month or so. the votersng on is
voted in iowa in the caucus and they are about to vote in new hampshire. look at the current metrics -- who cares what you said a month ago? why is chris christie debating tonight? why is ben carson up there? she is tied or ahead of them. that is current. who cares what you said a month ago. there is no formula here. this is the new hampshire first in the nation presidential primary. it is not the new york city primary. it is the new hampshire first in the nation presidential primary. these candidates have been up for a year and a half working and campaigning. in the red arrow diner, having lunch, meeting voters. in homes, in shops on street arners, in events, they have working hard. carly fiorina is one of those people. she is polling, she is organized, she has money. she is being cut off the stage because two executives in new york city at abc made some rules. then some. i sat on my show the other day,
i don't know if your listeners -- maybe they have heard of a guy who plays football for the new england patriots, i said carly fiorina and bernie sanders in iowa, because i think bernie sanders one iowa, they must feel like when he goes off the line and two guys are hanging all over him and he is try to catch a football, and he gets called for offensive pass interference, she said of my show yesterday, the system is right. .t is rigged she should be debating. by the way, what are these rules? it is like the nfl, when you see a penalty, it is like they made it up last week. they are making it up as they go. they don't want as many people up there. she is the only she on stage. it is not just because of that. she is a formidable candidate. they are making a mistake. host: special and for new hampshire voters in this segment of the washington journal. eddie is on the line from some cold, new hampshire. he is a republican. caller: good morning, gentlemen. just to go back to what you guys were talking about as far as when you were interviewing mr.
sanders and you told him, and you had asked him about what his -- what would his plan b for personal taxes, and he didn't have an answer for you. that is what comes down to not being left or hard right. it is just a common question for a presidential candidate. if he can't answer that, the answer is because if he is going to go after all of the billionaires and all the corporations and then he is going to come after the middle expoundsd he openly that the middle class will play hard -- pay higher taxes, those are the real questions. we have to stop looking at populace to this, populist that. look at what the man will do across the board from the top to the bottom. much -- that is the answer there. i will take your answer out the air. guest: i don't think there is anything to add to what he said. i think you made his point.
i have nothing to add. i agree with him. these are questions this late in the game. think about that. what is your tax plan? you are running on economic warfare. big wall street, they have to much. you have enough. i am bernie sanders, like me. if i am making $92,000 a year, a new hampshire there's a question, you do not need a staff to figure that out. these candidates need answers. in fairness, donald trump has not had a lot of specifics on how he is going to do things, he just says we are going to do it. i think the caller has a point. host: you mentioned you plan to endorse. is that a possibility? guest: i think sometimes the moderators make it too much about themselves and that is
about ratings. franken is for c-span. -- frank goodness for c-span. i will vote, but i do not think it is up to me to tell my listeners if i'm behind one person or not. i do not get behind political stuff. i love talking about it and have newsmakers on my show, but i do not think that is my role. host: how would you prescribe -- describe your political -- we used to argue at the dinner table when we were 12 or 14 years old, i was like michael j fox in his sitcom when he was young. i have always been a fiscal conservative. even on the environment, i ski and hike and i like clean
rivers. somehow, if even question climate change and if it is real or not, people put you in a corner. i have my own views. we are a live free or die state. i think what people think socially and religiously it is up to them. what i love about my show in new hampshire, bernie sanders calls and and the governor is on my show a lot. i will have republicans calling in and that is why it works. my view is that i do not injected into my interviews, i do not argue with the people i'm interviewing. they are on there for listeners to make decisions. i will ask tough questions and give my own commentary, but it is not like i do three hours of what i think. host: 15 minutes left with jack heath. now's the time to call in. burial is waiting on the line for democrats.
caller: hello john and jack. opinion and i think you have explained your direction very well. hillary, supporting but i would like to get back to your criticism of the media. media,ne respect the honest to goodness. these people that are on television or even in the print media, they do their job. compared to what is happening in our congress with the republicans in the house and republicans running the senate, nothing has been accomplished. the only thing they wanted to do for the last eight years was to defeat our president in every
way they could. that was so stated by the leader of the senate, mitch mcconnell. opinion and an politics and what is fair is fair. all i can say is, i believe in the work ethic and do a day's work for a day's pay. the media that we have in our country is superb and i think they are very hard-working, they are out there in the snow in the rain and everything else to do their job. guest: thank you. i share a lot with what you are saying, i was one of them. i was out in the snow in the rain and i've been in media most of my life. we have free speech. unfortunately, today, my point
on this debate, it has become more about entertainment and not information. ago butears unfortunately, journalism died a long time ago in this country. yes, we still have journalist, but people in the media, and you know you are, the craft has changed. even some of the reporters he's to come up. , print has gone down as a medium. media is still about making money. the salary have to be paid, equipment has to be bought. in new hampshire, great that reporters would come up and cover these people, but today has become more of an entertainment game. there are good people in the media like every profession, that was not my point. i do not like manipulation and there's a process in place for reason. i think she made another point about hillary clinton.
-- it was appointed by congress. i agree with it. they have missed the chance even before the election took place and they put bills on the presidents desk like cutting americans tax rate or cutting some of the rifle spending, the health care. they talk about obamacare india filbert care -- and the affordable care act. what did they put on the table? not one republican voted for a obamacare and a government run program. the republicans failed by not putting a plan in place. i agree on what she said in that place. host: city on the line for independence. -- in thed the 7 1970's, a family of four could live off of $450 a month and that was all of your bills played -- paid including mortgage. now, a family of four takes over
$3000 a month to feed your and pay all of your utilities. raise,u ask for a pay they say no those are job creators. they are not asked for a raise. they wonder why so many people today are on food stamps, welfare. how do they expect the american people to live off what they get ?or what it costs now today i o most of the people that are running have been born rich. they have no clue how the american people live and they are paid by these big companies. the first time ted cruz was elected senator, he jumped in front of the camera. thing for done a damn texas. the only thing that did something for texas was perry
and they made a laughingstock out of him. i think she is expressing her point of view. i get it on the economic point and wage growth. that has been a big theme on this election cycle. it is true about how expensive it is to have kids today. the irony is what she was talking about how -- suppressed interest rate down to almost nothing. the fed finally increased that at the end of the year in 2015 by now they're talking about if they will keep it there. enough.t growing there are problems overseas and oil and gas is causing some of the energy sector big layoffs and problems. we do not have inflationary pressure and so the caller is right. why does it cost so much money to live? why is everything so expensive? she has a very good point.
i do not know the answer to that. i am not a candidate running for president and i do not know the answer. she has a legitimate frustration that people work hard, but they don't feel like they are keeping enough with what they're working from. if i was running, i do think that the growth comes from the private sector and companies have not had this urgency to plan because of politics in washington and overregulation. i'm not saying get rid of the over regulations. businesses will grow like a tree in the forest if you get out of the way and just water them and let them grow. that is where you get more money when people get to keep more of what they earn. i'm a fiscal conservative. not all these people running for president were born rich. it is ok to be successful in this country and have more than someone else if you work harder and you are blessed and good good fortune your way. there is no snap of the finger that will give people like this caller more money to run a
household. it is tough, i get it, but things are getting more expensive in this economy is not growing. government cannot make the economy grow, the government can stifle it more and more. host: the line for new hampshire callers, evelyn has been waiting as a republican. caller: this will be a good time for the candidates and the debate tonight to try getting together and boycotting this debate unless they allow carly fiorina to participate. stage, what ist the problem? guest: i agree. donald trump's campaign contacted me after at carly fiorina on my show and he said he should be there. i won't be there unless she is there because they're worried about trump's ratings. i did i said.
carly fiorina can easily be added to the stage. now, it is an insult if they do today by noon. ,he does not need to prepare but you need to get into a mindset before the debate. i stated why she should be there. well republicans have their path and if they do not end well in new hampshire? guest: possibly carson, possibly carly fiorina, i do not think jeb bush if he does not do well. he said he is in it for the long haul and he has raised a lot of money. i do not think ted cruz if he does not do well with drop out this early. trump certainly will not drop out this early. what is going to be the surprise three days from now? new hampshire is famous in history for always sending us a price for the rest of the
nation. ironically, what happened in iowa -- new hampshire has a different vote. i'm not sure that will happen this time. if hillary clinton defeated bernie sanders, that is a huge surprise. i do not see that happening. i think the only question is how big does sanders beat hillary clinton. host: the surprise is no surprise? guest: it is by how much. his bernie sanders going to win by eight or 10 points for 12 to 15 point? a lot of people say it is because he is vermont. vermont has very little interest. most people do not know he is from vermont. if use from massachusetts, a group with thousands of people moved, you might face because he is from massachusetts. more people live and work in massachusetts and new hampshire. new hampshire has a bigger influence on the net --
if trump does not win, that is a huge surprise. if you does win by little, the national media will say who was in second and the comeback kid? bill clinton finished second in his answer primary, but he finished second to paul simon. he did not win the new hampshire primary. the surprise i think will be on the republican side. i do not know what it is, but i think the polls are moving as we speak. i do not think it will be with the national polls are right now. that is another reason why carly fiorina should be on that debate stage. it is up in the air. i think the republican races up in the air. i still favor trump, but who was in second? i think it is rubio. what a john kasich comes in third? what if jeb bush comes in third? new hampshire will send as a
surprise on the republican side. host: we will show the viewers on where the candidates are in new hampshire. trump is that 30%, rubio moving up since it's finished in third place in iowa at 17%, and ted cruz at 13%. bush at 9%. just a couple minutes left with jack heath. ruthll try to get in with on the line for democrats. caller: good morning. i was calling in consideration of what is happening with our young people. hillarytalking about clinton in a way that she is so wrong. think about bernie sanders who has been in the senate for years. what has he accomplished? everything that bernie sanders did was after something else
someone else i created in the beginning. we cannot push that through. facts, i'm tired of hearing about facts. why hasn't someone thought to him about our economy go what are you going to do to help the people in the state? mike flint, michigan, what are you going to do in these crises happen? are you going to go back with facts? what is your plan? guest: i think i understand the callers point. bernie sanders is running as an outsider and appealing to young people as the oldest person running. he has been in the senate for decades. whens the mayor of vermont i went to college at the university of vermont. he has been in politics is whole life and coming off as a progressive rock star who has a part of washington. host: quickly on the pole, if
trump is that 30%, the winners will be in the mid-20's. guest: i think the winner of the new hampshire primary will be 25%. it will be interesting to see were the other numbers go. wgir jack heath with radio. you can find them online and on twit >> on the next washington journal, news correspondent has the latest from new hampshire as tuesday's primary approaches. esque recaps saturday's debate. a former speaker of the house talks about why she is supporting hillary clinton for president. washington journal live at 7:00
a.m. on c-span. >> one of the things i saw throughout this entire timeline of the founding fathers and the early presidents new and their mind that the slavery was wrong. they knew it. to, they were not willing inconvenience their own lives to make that come true. sunday night on cue and day, holland discusses his book. tracks the majority of the founding fathers were slave owners. they would bring in slaves from their plantations. george washington did this as well. from mountin slaves vernon and they served as the first a mistake staff to the united states president.
that senator paul wellstone held. and i can point to someone on this stage who i would not be senator from minnesota if it had not been or her and that is hillary clinton. [applause and cheers] my first election was close. i won by 312 votes. hillary clinton came twice for and then i october got a call from her the sunday before the election and she said, i am coming out. and we did a big rally in duluth than 312 votes at that rally, i've got to tell you. paul wellstone progressive. [cheers and applause]
sen. franken: and let me tell you what that means. paul said we all do better when we all do better. now, if i knew what a haiku was i would say that was a haiku, but evidently i have been told it is not. but paul knew that we all do better when we all do better. minnesota,n suburban neither of my parents went to college. my dad did not graduate from high school. werew up in a two-bedroom, one bathroom house but i considered myself the luckiest kid in the world. because i was. i was growing up in a class at the height of the middle class in america. that a lot of kids do not feel that way these days. got to restore that and hillary clinton will restore
that america. [cheers and applause] sen. franken: my wife grew up in portland, maine. down the east. i know that. as lucky.t her dad, a decorated world war ii veteran died in a car accident when she was 18 months old, leaving her mother widowed with five children at age 29. there was one younger than my wife. but they all made it. they made it because of the social security survivor benefits. sometimes, this is portland, maine, sometimes they turn the heat off in the winter and sometimes they turned the phone off.
there was not enough food, but they made it. college girls went to on pell grants. a pell grant been paid for 80% of a college education. grants and on pell work and scholarships. my brother-in-law went to the coast guard and became an electrical engineer and my mother-in-law, when the youngest was starting high school, she -- agi loan. $300. went to the university of portland, got three more loans, went to teach and because she was teaching kids, all of her loans were forgiven. [applause] franken: they tell you in yourself up to pull by your bootstraps and we all, we democrats, we believe that.
but we also know that first you've got to have the boots. [applause and cheers: sen. franken: first you've got to have the boots. the government gave my wife's family the boots and social security survivors and if it's. the g.i. bill. pell grants. that is why we are all democrats. that is what democrats believe in. [cheers and applause] governorken: and, your is here and your senator is here -- and senator shaheen, my colleague, and i, like the
only other democrats who have endorsed in this race, have endorsed hillary clinton for a reason. [cheers and applause] because this is serious stuff. this is serious stuff. this is cory booker. this is tammy baldwin. -- we aregressives progressives and we know what it takes to get things done and that is why we want hillary clinton as our president. cheering and applause] sen. franken:: and to along with
hillary clinton as our president, we wanted a democratic senate. cheers and applause] sen. franken: and if i am not wrong, there is something we can do about that here in new hampshire. state that has done some very odd things. it elected a woman governor and senator. that is so odd. i mean, what other state has done that? no other state has done that. i mean, that is so odd. could it happen again? [applause] sen. franken: how? oh, yes. i get it. i accidentally said something i was not aware of. maggie hassan will be your next u.s. senator. [applause]
sen. franken: and she knows they are different jobs. jeanne shaheen has told her they are different jobs. we need her in the u.s. senate. i give you your great new hampshire governor, governor maggie hassan. governor hassan: thank you, al franken. give it up for al franken, everybody. he is in the united states senate fighting for working families, just as hillary clinton has been her whole career, fighting for women and children. how many of you caught hillary's speech last night? [applause]
governor hassan: it was fabulous. hillary laid out her passion, vision, talked about bringing her heart and head. she talked about dreaming and doing. ever since she has been here in new hampshire campaigning, she has been talking to the people of new hampshire about what they dream about, what their concerns are. he people of new hampshire about what they dream about, what their concerns are, whether it is the opioid and harrowing crisis or college we willility, how it is move our economy forward, how we will wipe isis off the face of plan and thehas a capacity to listen and the capacity to learn and stake out a path forward. that makes her the best qualified person to be our next president of the united states. [applause]
gov. hassan: now, al talked about -- hillary"]" talkedssan: now, al about some of the reasons he is supporting hillary clinton for president and some of the reason his colleagues in the senate are. as for governor, i have lots and lots of reasons to support hillary clinton as your next president. i want to talk to you about why my husband, tom, and i support hillary clinton as our next president. as many of you know, tom and i have two kids, ben and meg.
have severeto physical disabilities. he has cerebral palsy. while he understands everything going on around him, he cannot speak or walk. most of his nutrition comes through a feeding tube. ben communicates by raising his hand or using facial expressions. three, a school bus pulled into our driveway and lowered a wheelchair lift. he went to his first day of preschool. i sat on our front stoop thinking about the fact that, ad ben been born and in generation earlier, we would have been advised to put him in an institution. earlier, hillary
clinton had graduated from law school and went to work for the children's defense fund. one of the first assignments they gave her was to knock on the door of families whose kids were not going to school. as hillary knocked on the doors, she learned that many of those kids were not going to school because they had disabilities and the schools did not know how to provide an education for them. son were very locked in but very cognitively able. they didn't understand that kids like that could learn. what did hillary, with her colleagues at the children's defense fund, do? along with advocates and elected leaders? they rolled up their sleeves and went to work. weimately what happened is passed a law in the united states of america that says every child has the right to a free education. [applause]
gov. hassan: but it did not stop there. because you can pass all the laws you want, but you have to win over the skeptics about whether or not a kid like ben hassan can learn. you have to work with schools and teachers to provide them the resources and training and support to make it possible to include a ben hassan in their classroom. it is ongoing, difficult work that takes patience and collaboration. but because of that earlier he -- early work and hillary toham's clinton commitment all of our children, all of our families, all of the working people in this country, today, ter high school
graduate and a member of his community. [applause] gov. hassan: that is the makesence a progressive in real people's lives. [applause] gov. hassan: so i am honored to support hillary clinton as president. i know that many of you here today have been out working for hillary, knocking on doors for hillary, making phone calls for hillary. you keep at it. and talk to your friends and neighbors about why you support hillary clinton. for those of you who are not sure yet in this audience, please talk to your friends and neighbors. you will hear from senator shaheen and secretary clinton, but think about the fact that we make progress in this country
by bringingtion people in from the margins, working together, including new people in the heart and soul of our community so that everyone has the opportunity for the american dream. do, is what progressives and it is hard, ongoing, but incredibly rewarding work. it is the story of our country. [applause] gov. hassan: i am proud to be here. i urge each and everyone of you not only to go vote for hillary clinton but find some more people who have not made up their mind and get them to the polls on tuesday too. [applause] it is my honor to
introduce a woman who has served as our governor, who has served with such compassion and common sense and forward thinking in the united states senate. friend, my colleague, my mentor, the best u.s. senator, and only woman to be governor and u.s. senator -- jeanne shaheen. shaheen: thank you all very much. thank you. thank you. to governor maggie wonderful that introduction and being such a great governor for new hampshire. isn't she going to be a great united states senator? [applause] shaheen: i know you heard from my daughter stephanie earlier.
did they get you fired up? it is always fun to be here with my colleague, al franken. caucusnto the democratic and have lunch every tuesday, democrats in the senate. you never know what al is going to say. mr. franken: that is good, right? al.tor shaheen: very good, it is great for me to be here with all of you. this is a wonderful community college in new hampshire. to be able to talk about what we need to do in the next couple of days and also introduce our friend, hillary clinton. [applause] shaheen: al talked about how we believe in democratic
values. we believe in hillary. [applause] [chanting "hillary"] senator shaheen: because of the great work of so many of you doors,ne here and on making phone calls, talking to your friends and neighbors, we will send hillary out of new hampshire with good, strong momentum. she will surprise the pundits on tuesday. we will just have to keep at it, right? [applause] now, you heard: aggie talk about the
democratic values they believe in and the difference hillary made for families on those values. i want to talk about why i support hillary clinton. i have had the chance to know her since before i became governor. lady, i got airst chance to work with her as first lady. got a chance to see what she did for she was in the senate the people who responded to the 9/11 disaster and what she did to help rebuild new york. [applause] senator shaheen: i got a chance to watch her as secretary of state, when she said women's rights are human rights. we are going to make that a fundamental axiom of our foreign
policy. [applause] senator shaheen: you know what? if she did not back down on women's rights around the world, she will not back down on women's right here at home. and i think that is really important. [applause] but i have also had a chance to sit on the senate armed services committee and the foreign relations committee. and i know this is a very dangerous world. knowswant somebody who not only what we need to do here at home, but what we need to do around the world. inebody who has credibility the global community, who can talk to other world leaders and build international coalitions we need if we are going to defeat isis. if we are going to stop the threat of russian aggression, if we are going to deal with north
korea and its nuclear weapons, if we are going to make sure we implement the iran nuclear treaty, nuclear deal. [applause] know, ishaheen: you love the rhetoric from all the candidates in this race. tohink it is important remind people what we stand for as democrats. but i want a leader who is ready to go on day one that does not need any on-the-job training. that is hillary clinton. [applause] ms. clinton: thanks so much, everybody. thank you so much. it is great to be back here at fort smith, great bay, to have
this chance to be here before you with my friends. i am thrilled to have al franken here. it is saturday night, and he is live right here in portsmouth. i am so proud of your governor and so excited about her joining the senate. thankour help, maggie, you for your leadership and all that you are doing. thank you. i am also really grateful to have jeanne shaheen's support. as she was talking towards the the need to really consider that you are voting for both the president and commander in chief, i was thinking about the portsmouth shipyard. i was thinking about the national guard base and how much this community has contributed
to our national defense and security. and i want to thank the people of portsmouth and new hampshire for that. [applause] ms. clinton: we are getting down to the point before the first in the nation primary when i see go doorike this, when i to door, as i did in manchester, or stop at a restaurant, where the seriousness of this process has really gripped the people of this state. you have the first in the nation primary for a reason. granite staters pay attention. you follow this, you care about it. you give a candidate a first look, maybe a second, third, even a fourth.
because you want to get it right, no matter what your views or how you think about the future. you take it seriously, and we are the better for it. very grateful for the support that i have gotten in this state, for the wonderful experiences bill and i have had going back to 1992. the friends we have made, how we have gotten to know this state. webster, ite daniel is a small state, but there are those that love it, including me. being here as we move towards the tuesday primary is a great privilege. minuteyou to think for a about what this election should be about. it should be about all of us
of future do kind we want for ourselves, our families, our communities, and our dear country. anger,there is a lot of venting and frustration, among people today. and i get it. things need to be better. we need to get our political system working, get out of the gridlock, start rolling up our sleeves and solving problems again. [applause] indeed,ton: that is, what we have always done better than anybody else. earlier today in concord, i was with one of our great senators supporting the, the senator from new jersey, cory booker.
cory was talking about the generation after generation of americans have had to face. he went all the way back to george washington. he said, you know, george washington got driven out of new york by the british and had to go to new jersey to reconsider how he was going to get back. we have always faced obstacles. we have always had challenges. what sets us apart is our belief in the future. better are, as al said, when we are all better. that is why we continue to widen the circle of opportunity and rights. why we keep moving towards that perfect union knowing there is no perfection, just the journey. to keep doing better every single day.
i said last night in manchester that my husband and i think a lot about the fact that, you know, there are probably more tomorrows inan our lives. but i've looking out there and see so many of you with more tomorrows. what we have to do together is imagine what that tomorrow can and should be. tomorrows -- the tomorrows where we will have more good quality jobs with rising income, where people will be working to fix and build the infrastructure we need for a competitive economy, where advanced manufacturing will once again be given the incentive to come back to new hampshire and combat, where we will
climate change by becoming a clean energy superpower. not germany, not china. the united states of america. [applause] theclinton: imagine tomorrows where small businesses will be growing again. where the minimum wage will no longer be a poverty wage, where women will finally get equal pay for our work. [applause] i appreciate the sign about believing in me, but ultimately, i believe in you. i believe in us. i believe in what we are capable of doing together. and i believe that the only way we can make those tomorrows what we imagine they can be is by deciding we are going to come
together, find ways to work with theanother, and create future that our children and we deserve. i get the anger. i get the frustration. but anger is not a plan, and venting is not a strategy. [applause] chanting "hillary"] ms. clinton: once we express our disappointment and our determination, then we have to roll up our sleeves. and as you heard from the governor, as you heard from the
two senators, we have work to do. the tomorrow when we finally get to universal health care coverage. 100% of all americans able to afford quality health care. [applause] ms. clinton: imagine when we in the predatory pricing of drug companies so they cannot rip off patients any longer. imagine when we take mental health as seriously as every other kind of health problem. [applause] imagine when we have enough treatment for every wants to geton who into recovery and get on with life. [applause] ms. clinton: imagine when we
take seriously alzheimer's and autism and other conditions that we can help families with and give young people a better future. [applause] ms. clinton: all of that, my friends, is not just possible. it is doable. it is what we can do together. everything i have just said the republicans disagree with. they do not have a jobs program. they want to take us back to trickle down economics. if failed not once, not twice, but three times. and they want to impose it again. that is their policy. we cannot let that happen. do not believe in raising the minimum wage or equal pay. and they want to repeal the
affordable care act. the affordable care act is one of the greatest accomplishments of the democratic party and of president obama we have ever had. [applause] that is why i so strongly support it. and i want to make it better. and why i will not let the republicans repeal it and why i orink it would be a grave err to start over again and try to achieve 100% coverage from the very beginning. [applause] ms. clinton: you know, it is so interesting to me. senator sanders and i share many of the same goals. we know we have to get the economy working for everybody. it is tilted towards the top.
that is not the way we succeed together. i want you to feel your hard work will be rewarded. we have to change direction, rein in the special interests. we have to make sure that wall street never wrecks mainstreet again, and we will. [applause] but setting the goals is an essential first step. but it is just the beginning. it is the beginning. i will get to that, but do not block other people. come on, be respectful. we will get there. everyone has an issue, i love it. thank you. is figuree have to do out how we continue to make progress. we had a little back and forth in the debate the other night about being a progressive.
i do not know. maybe i am sort of simple about this. i think a progressive is someone who makes progress. [applause] and for me, there is so much progress to be made. by tearingot start down the progress we have already made. we need to keep and fight for the affordable care act and make it better. we need to take on those are undermining the quality of care and the price of care, and we will. have an energy policy that moves on from fossil fuel to clean, renewable energy as quickly as that is possible. [applause] ms. clinton: that is why i have set some big goals. n want us to have a half billio more solar panels installed by , enoughof my first term
to power every home in america in eight years. [applause] ms. clinton: when i think about standing i think about on the shoulders of so many who have come before. people who have sacrificed, who have worked, who have given the ir all to move our country into the future with confidence, with optimism, with broad-based prosperity and with the expansion of our rights. at the root of that is education. and i know we have some teachers and retired teachers here. that iant you to know want to be your partner. i want to support teachers, not scapegoat teachers. i want to be someone who works with you to educate our
children. to imagine a tomorrow where we have enough early childhood education so every single child is prepared to go to school and achieve. [applause] and i imagine a tomorrow where you can actually afford to go to college and not come out with so much debt that you cannot get on with your life. [applause] ms. clinton: you know, i think about this college issue all the time. how many of you have ever had student debt? i did, ok? i mean, it used to be you would have student debt, you would pay it off, you would go on. when i borrowed money, i did not have a big interest rate on it. i was able to pay it off. took a while, but i did it.
so did it -- my husband. i was just act new england college and asked about student debt. i asked if kids knew what kind of interest rate they had. a man raised his hand and said 8%. a young woman said 11%. there is something seriously wrong when we are mortgaging the future of our young people and we are not giving them the resources you need to get your education. [applause] ms. clinton: we are going to have affordable college, debt free tuition. we are going to pay down those debts. we are going to read it -- refinance them. i want people to get out of high-interest debt. the federal government is not going to be making a profit off of lending money to our students anymore.
[applause] there is so much we can imagine together. then we can get to work to make it real. that is what i care about. of the speeches, the end of the voting, the way i want to be judged is, are you better off when i stop than when i start? is our country better off? are we growing together or splitting apart? are we reaching out, one to the other, to find ways to lift people up? when you run for president, it can be exhausting. it is an endurance test, all the things you read about. it is one of the most emotionally involved experiences i can imagine. because in short encounters with
people, they sometimes tell you the most personal things, just wanting you to know, here is what is happening in my life. here is what i want the next president to do. can you do anything? when i was canvassing manchester , a young man came up to me and said, i am supporting you. i said, thank you. why? because you have been talking about addiction. i said, you have a personal experience? he said, yeah. i was a student athlete. i got injured my senior year in high school. i had to have surgery. pills, a a lot of pain lot of opioids. and i got hooked. then, when they cut them off, i turned to heroin. it was cheap. it was readily available. i said, how are you doing now?
the said, i am 2.5 years sober. it is hard. every day is really hard. he said, i want a president who thinks about somebody like me. you know, i think we all want a president that things about us. we want a president that not only thinks about the big issues like the economy, going after the bad actors, making sure they do not hurt us anymore. let's make us safe at home. we have to. that is part of the job description. this is really a job interview that i and the other candidates are asking you to think about hiring one of us for this job. world, we also need a president who thinks about those issues that do keep you up at night. that you worry about. nobody else is really concerned.
you know, i started my work many years ago with the children's defense fund, dealing with was saying,e maggie kids left out of school because of disabilities, or juveniles incarcerated in adult jail in south carolina. in alabamacover trying to stop segregated academies that were trying to evade the law. what can we do to make life better right now? when i think about the many tomorrows ahead of us, the tomorrows the next president will have a hand in helping shape, i want you to know that i will get up every single day thinking about what i can do to make a real difference in your life. you know, the work of making progress can be frustrating.
can be disappointing. remember the day when we lost the health care battle in 1993 and 1994. before it was obamacare, they called it "hillarycare." we got beat. insurance and drug companies, they beat us. when you get beat, you have a choice. every single one of us gets knocked down. the question is, are you going to get back up? that is as true for a country as it is for an individual. are you going to get up and keep moving forward? are you going to make a difference? [applause] ms. clinton: and what i knew that day is that i could not quit. i was not going to have to worry
about health insurance. hen,i had met, by t thousands of people who were. you know, one story i could never get out of my mind was at a children's hospital in cleveland. i was sitting in a conference room talking to parents who had very sick children, who were telling me they could not get insurance. back in those days, you had a pre-existing condition, you were out of the insurance market. this one man said to me, i am a successful business owner. i provide insurance to my employees. i cannot get insurance for my two little girls, who have cystic fibrosis. i tell them, i can even pay. i said, what do they say to you? the last conversation i had, this man just looked at me and said, you do not understand.
we do not insure burning houses. the man i was talking with had tears in his eyes. they called my little girl's "burning houses." arenaou are out in the trying to make progress, it is not just heart or head. it has to be both. isse stories in your heart what gets you up. i said, this country of ours should insure every child, at the very least. that is when i went to work with republicans and democrats to create the children's health insurance program that ensured 8 million kids. [applause] ms. clinton: was it everything that we wanted? no, it was not. mind andve peace of
guaranteed health care to 8 million children and their families? yes, it did. there is that old saying attributed to different folks in the past. somebody says he will never settle for half a loaf. are going we say we to take back our country inch by inch, step-by-step. back thoseg to beat special interests and forces that want to have it all for themselves. we are going to make progress together, defend our rights, and we are going to once again be the country we know we can be. when i think about the rights that we have been able to extend across our country, it makes me so proud. republicans do not believe in nearly anything we have done. and i want you to know where i stand. i will defend a woman's right to make her own health care decision. [applause]
ms. clinton: i will defend planned parenthood against these partisan republican attacks. [applause] ms. clinton: i will defend marriage equality and moved to end discrimination against the lgbt community. i will defend voting rights. i want every 18-year-old to be automatically registered to vote. [applause] ms. clinton: i will make appointments to the supreme who will do what they can to overturn citizens united. [applause] ms. clinton: and if that cannot appen, i will lead constitutional amendment to get rid of that pernicious influence in our politics. i will defend social security against ted cruz and all the
others that want to end it by privatizing it. i will defend the v.a. we will not let the koch brothers run some phony campaign to privatize the v.a. [applause] ms. clinton: i will work for criminal justice reform and to end the era of mass incarceration. i will work for immigration reform with a path to citizenship. lobbywill take on the gun to get common sense gun safety reform. [applause] this is very personal to me because one of the other things you do when you have had the positions like i have, you go to a lot of very sad, tragic places. you go to columbine. you meet with the parents of
sandy hook victims. church inemanuel charleston for the funeral of the pastor.i -- havet loved ones looked into the eyes of those who have lost loved ones to gun violence than i can bear. we must do it we can to save lives without interfering with constitutional rights. the law i have drafted closes loopholes and ends immunity for makers and sellers. putting people on the no-fly list on the prohibited list for buying guns that is supported by 92% of americans and 82% of gun owners. [applause] ms. clinton: so we will work
together to push forward and implement a progressive agenda. , i will dothe world everything i can to keep our to give the kind of leadership that is needed for our men and women in uniform and their families, and to thank them every single day for the service that they provide. to take on a lot of these really tough issues, as senator shaheen said. i know we have to defeat isis. we will do it. we will do it without sending american troops into combat in syria and iraq. leading andt by to support syrian
fighters using trainers and spotters and others, because we have to. this is a threat that is not just over there. it is a threat that we know is here and is metastasizing like a virulent, fast-moving cancer. we have to go after their foreign fighters, their presence online. we have to recognize our first line of defense against terrorism is right here at home. we need to all be on the same side, united. , one of the really successful programs that was implemented was a program saying , if you see something suspicious, report it. we were united. all religions, all races, all people. that is what we have to be to defeat these terrorist threats. when i hear republican candidates in salting and
demeaning american muslims and muslims overseas, it is not just shameful. it is dangerous. it is a real assault on our common defense. and we cannot let anyone here at home or around the world believe that those candidates speak for us. i know a little bit about creating coalitions because i put the coalition together to oppose the sanctions on iran, to drive them to the negotiating table, to put a lid on their nuclear weapons. you do not form a coalition with muslim nations by insulting their religion. that is absolutely wrong. [applause] ms. clinton: so here is what i want you to know. that i reallyknow
believe in our tomorrows. i really know that the nation we imagine is within our reach. i want you to know that i will work my heart out for you. find common ground where it exists and stand my ground when i must. i cannot do any of that without you. new hampshire has been very kind to me. i know i am running against a neighbor. and i know how neighborly granite staters are. but as you take the second, third, fourth look at us as we move towards tuesday, i hope you will imagine who can be the next president and commander in chief. i hope you will imagine what we can do together. i hope you will believe that we can wage and win the fight for the future.
secretary clinton has left. we are going to talk with some folks at event. first up is chris. where you from? >> danville. >> why did you come tonight>? >> it is a great opportunity living in new hampshire, seeing these candidates face-to-face. it's a great opportunity to be able to ask them questions, if that arises command to get close up to them. , get close-up. host: have you made up your mind for tuesday? guest: yes i have.
i am voting for hillary. host: why are you doing that? thing the most important is who is the most qualified, who can go to the white house and hit the ground running. by far, she checked the box is boxes forhecks the me. she was passionate, energizing, and i think she is the right person for the job. host: what are your top two issues? guest: the economy is important, college education expenses, care,t loans, health prescription drug expenses are important. this is a global world and we need somebody in the white house who has the experience she does with foreign policy. host: thank you for talking to us. guest: thank you.
sunday. we have been traveling around in vans. we knew and have known for now, 40 years. host: how did you put the script together?-- this group together? guest: we are all friends of the clintons and have continued with bill in 1996 and hillary in 2008 and 2016 now. of canvassing, a lot of knocking on doors, talking to everyone we can. we do phone banks. we knock on a lot of doors. i have walked over 1300 sets today. 1300 steps this is lot of interesting, they ask us why i would come up. i told them it is because we
believe in hillary clinton. my daughter and her daughter were in the same softball league. people.to know she is probably the most qualified person to ever run for president, but as a human being, she is also real. we love it. host: how may people are here with your group? guest: 87. we took off from work and pay our own way. what do you know about hillary clinton. that people around the country don't know? guest: she is really genuine. she is really smart, everybody knows that.
one-on-one with her, she laughs like everyone and holds her hand -- your hand when you are crying. just like you would with your high school friends. host: have you seen her during this trip? after the debate, she ame by when we were having party with a group of democrats. we happened to be standing outside when she got there. i could not go back inside. she came over and hugged me and gave me this button. that's just the way they are.
she started in arkansas, but we are still getting from those programs. the education program, she will make a great president. host: i can hear the pitch you are doing on the phone. you're staying until to send -- until tuesday? guest: we're leaving on wednesday. host: thank you for your time. [indistinct chatter] host: ellie, what brought you here?
guest: i'm concerned about environmental protection and fracking, which is a big issue. in vermont, we are fighting high plains-- pipelines. i want to make sure that she stands up to the fossil fuel industry. as a young person, that is a big issue. we have put up signs to pressure her to talk about renewable energy solutions. she gave me less than a sentence about that. it reinforced for me that bernie sanders is the candidate that we need to see come out of the primary, to be elected president, because he is willing to stand up to the fracking -- and thes a fossil fuel industry. host: have you been to bernie sanders events? guest: i have not, but i will be
voting for him, coming from vermont. host: how do you see his message? guest: lovely, carrying the strong energy i've seen in the northeast how to south carolina and the bottom, with the social media support, we are getting amazing turnout. were you really open-minded about hillary clinton when you came? is this an super you intellectually -- is this an explanation for you intellectually? she doesn't speak about this as much as i would like. it is critical to me, and i think if she had been a little more open about it, had not taking fossil fuel -- taking fossil fuel
host: what appeals about her? guest: i'm particularly interested in her college affordability and gun safety and then control. host: is this your first event? guest: we went to the new hampshire democratic convention in september. this was the first besides that. host: what adjective would use to describe the way she approaches the crowd? guest: she is more dynamic in person then i felt, just sitting at home and watching on tv. she is compassionate. i don't know. your 13-- you, are 13. are you interested in politics? guest: a little bit. she is a really good public speaker and it was fun to see
someone so strong speak in front of so many people like this. host: are there things that she is talking about that you care about as a 13-year-old? guest: yes, like women's rights and disabilities, how she is education andwith disabilities and fossil fields. -- fuels. that strongly impacts my future and how ongoing to live my life later on. vote.you're too young to are you going to help other people get to the polls? guest: maybe. [laughter] host: are you following the election closely in class? guest: sometimes, yes. in social studies, we talk about it a little bit. host: when people say new hampshire should not have this primary anymore because the country is too big and too diverse, what do you say? guest: i would echo what hillary
said. new hampshire folks take politics. seriously. seriously. very we have people in our living rooms. not at this stage, of course, but we meet with people and listen to them. i have made up my mind. there a lot of people that haven't -- there's a lot of people who haven't yet. it's an opportunity to talk to the public on personal level. host: pick your first to talk with c-span. -- thank you for staying to talk to c-span. [indistinct chatter]
a couple ohost: there are more s to meet here. griffin is from durham new hampshire. is this your first vote, on tuesday? guest: yes. first presidential vote. host: what does this mean for you? guest: i couldn't ask for a better election to cast my vote in. this is an amazing race with fascinating factors. host: who are you supporting? bernie sanders, mainly because of his financing. kelly clinton says many great things, but often times, her hillarycontradict-- clinton says many great things, but often times, her donors contradict her policies.
i want her to talk about those fossil fuel contributions. if she is willing to give them back. host: did you interact with the crowd? i didn't interact with her directly, but we held up her, stop taking fossil fuel money. there's a lack of legitimacy in her campaign and politics. host: what is your sense about what tuesday will be like an turnout for people your age? guest: i have tons of friends planning to get out and vote. there will be a massive turnout at unh and most of the people i think that are turning out, this is their first time they have been politically engaged. i think a lot of them are supporting senator sanders. host: thank you for staying to talk. i appreciate you talking about this on your first election. chatter]nct
with my class from georgia. who are you supporting? guest: hillary clinton. i believe in her fight for women's rights and human rights in general. host: what are you getting out of this experience that helps education? -- your education? guest: i'm thankful to be a part of a school that allows me to do this, to experience different candidates and hear what they say they want to do as a president. it solidifies my view, why i am going to vote for hillary clinton. host: what are you doing here in addition to the event? guest: experiencing everything. today,igned for hillary
going door-to-door, trying to get the word out. host: thank you for talking with us and being part of the production here. we appreciate it. guestour coverage of the primary continues with more like events tomorrow and monday. find all our coverage announcer: here is a look at some of the political advertising being aired by the republican presidential candidates in new hampshire. >> i think you might want to say
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and we have donald trump at a rally in holderness. that is live beginning at 1:00 p.m. eastern. road to the white house courage today here on c-span. republican presidential candidate ben carson met with volunteers at his campaign headquarters in manchester, new hampshire and. he discussed of the third devices, the national debt come assistance for veterans, and helping individuals out of lives of dependency. this is 30 minutes. is 30 minutes. [applause] >> without further do, i don't want to take any time away from him. honey, come on in. [applause]
dr. ben carson: so nice to see you all. i wanted to come by and expressed my great gratitude for all of the work people have been doing. and one of theob things that really kind of disappointed me about some of the events in iowa this week was the fact people would actually think i was the kind of person who, after so many workers, college students who come in and volunteer to work their tails off, one even lost his life, people would say i do not care about you guys, they be some other people would do that. i would never dream of doing something like that. that is absurd. i'm saddened by the fact that so many people just do not really have the kind of ethical base where they understand that concept.
but that decides the point for me. right now, what we have to do is save this country. [applause] this is going to be a very uphill battle. people obsess over polls. they say, you have risen in than fallen. you have to understand that at that point, i was the flavor of the month. [applause] [laughter] >> you still are! [applause] carson: a lot of things
happened. along came a lot of terrorist activity. people bought into the narrative but a nice person cannot be tough on terrorism. that is total nonsense. teddy roosevelt said, talk softly and carry a big stick. that is what it is all about. been able to understand the issues. articulate them, and do what is appropriate. i was noticing as i was reading paper today, the president is now getting a lot of pressure to do what i have been talking about for the last several months. look at what is going on in libya. libya is going to be a huge problem if we allow isis to gain control of it. libya is a very large country. it is situated in a perfect location. you go north across the mediterranean. you get into southern europe.
you go south and you are into sudan, chad, and niger. they have a lot more oil than they have in iraq. we cannot allow that to happen. you know, what it comes to foreign policy, we have be able to think strategically, ahead of time. our foreign policy right now is to wait until somebody else does something and then react to it. that is not what a leader does. a leader has to understand what is going on and lead. they need to create the various situations and control them. that is something we used to do. that is something we are not doing now. as a result, those who oppose us have gained much more prominence in the world. that is going to jeopardize our future. the other thing jeopardizing our future severely is our fiscal irresponsibility. you know, this is the first generation expected not to do
better than their parents. it is the beginning of a trend. there are those who say to us that it is the new normal. there is nothing normal about it. it is very abnormal. that is not the united states of america. we are an exceptional nation. will we have to stop doing is driving up the depth which has -- what we have to stop doing is driving up the debt which has multiple ramifications. you know, it it keeps people from being incentivize to put money into a savings account, because you do not any money into it. same thing in the bond market. the average person does not have a good mechanism for increasing their money. that was part of the american dream, that the government is destroying with its reckless fiscal policies, the other thing that i think really threats to destroy us is the divisiveness that is going on in our country.
jesus said, it was echoed by abraham lincoln, a house divided against itself cannot stand. it never has, it never will. one of the things that is causing a lot of division is political correctness. political correctness is into cynical twist founding principle of america. freedom of speech. freedom of expression. it is evil. it keeps you from talking. which is really what allows you to resolve problems while under the covers, they are changing everything. so, you look at all of the social things, all of the moral things that have changed, but you are never supposed to talk about them. you know, it was joseph stalin who really set the map out for
the destruction of america. he said that to you needed to undermine these three foundational pillars of america in order to destroy america from within. our spiritual life, our patriotism, and our morality. have you noticed that those are the things they have been working, the secular progressives, so hard to destroy and our country? as far as i'm concerned, they are not good people. idealave a very different of what america should be. it started several decades back with the baby and society. fabian society. notice they keep changing their names. progressives, liberals, whatever.
socialist, what have you. it is all a similar agenda. it is all and agenda of fundamentally change in america. they a different vision of what we should be. the problem with their vision, their utopian vision is that all those places always end up looking the same way. a small group of elite at the top of everything, in control of everything. rapidly vanishing middle class, and a vastly expanding lower class. there's no reason in a country like this that we should have a vastly expanding dependent class. we only have 330 million people. that sounds like a lot, it is not. compared to china with 1.4 billion people. india with 1.1 billion people. those places have a lot of people. we need to develop all of our people. we need to develop pathways for success for all of our people. we certainly have the ability to do that. we have a government that understands that making people
-- we simply need to have a government that understands that making people dependent is not doing them a favor, but creating letters of opportunity so that people, through their own efforts, can't climb out of dependency and become part of the fabric and the strength of america. that is what it is all about. [applause] ben carson: one of the things that is so disturbing about right now is what is happening to our veterans. -- know, we this country, since it's an has been involved in some kind of conflict at average every 15 or 20 years. we would not be a free country if it was not for our veterans. [applause]
dr. ben carson: so, we clearly have an obligation to take care of them. the fact that 22 of them commit suicide every day, that is probably an underestimate because not all of the states are involved in the gathering of the statistics. you know, that is a row problem and that is just the tip of the iceberg. obviously, we are not providing them with the support mechanisms that they need. what i would propose is that when people volunteer and are accepted into our military, and that is another issue altogether and i will come back to that in a minute. but, they should have an external support group associated with them which although some throughout their career,ilitary particularly when they are in combat. continues with them after they are discharged for several years. ptsd showst is when
up and begins to work on their placement back in society one year before they are discharged so that they leave military on friday and they start work on monday. health andhould have empowerment accounts which are subsidized which allow them to go to any health care facility in the country and we should be delighted to take care of them in depth they want to do to a v8 facility they can but they don't have to. the kind ofovide competition for the v.a. system that will provide improvement because nothing approves when there is no competition, generally speaking. those kinds of things, i think, would begin to make a real dent. let me just mention what i was talking about with the voluntary army. voluntary military. first of all, the percentage of people applying is down 14%. that is a real danger to us. but here is what is really
alarming. 24,tween the ages of 17 and 17 -- 71% of the people who applied for the voluntary military are rejected. either for mental, physical, or educational reasons. the biggest category being educational reasons. so many of them are in capable of passing a basic examination, looking at math skills and communication skills. and, these are people who are all at least graduates of high school. what we have done to hurt ourselves is to dumb down the requirements. everybody is a winner. everybody is spectacular. what about your craft?
you know? [applause] dr. ben carson: and this really, you know that is really hurting us as a nation. the thing that made america into such an amazing country is the can-do attitude. and now we are replacing out what-can-you-do-four-me attitude. it starts early in our schools. it infiltrates our society. i do not believe it is too late to stop. that is why i'm willing to go through people asking me all the time, is it worth going to everything you have to go through? having people attack your character. attack your family and everything? the answer to that is no. >> thank you.
[applause. carson: not if you're doing it for yourself. the answer is a resounding yes if you are doing it for others. [applause] >> my entire professional career oriented around saving children. and giving them an opportunity at life. giving them an opportunity for the quality-of-life. that is the reason for doing this now. recognizing that if we continue along this path, that the american dream is going to be extinguished for this coming behind us. -- for those coming behind us. and i do not see anybody, republicans or democrats, doing anything about it, quite frankly. and, you know i am not a highly partisan person, but i had to be either a democrat or a republican, i feel, to run. muchthe republicans were closer to my philosophy than the democrats for because my life is also oriented around saving lights and the culture of life, not death.
[applause] dr. ben carson: my philosophy was oriented around my role model who is jesus christ. [applause] dr. ben carson: that means i believe the things that are in his words and i do not try to redefine them and change the basis of what morality is. believe, however, that america is a place that is for the people and it is a place where we are to live and let live. i do not think we should never try to force people to believe the way that we believe, but by the same token, we should not be forced to believe the way they believe. you know, that is really the truth. [applause]
dr. ben carson: so, i say all of that to say i am in this. i am not leaving. i am not going anywhere. [applause] dr. ben carson: you know, maybe i should never go home for another change of clothes. [laughter] i. carson: but the way believe, you don't just throw your clothes away and buy a new set. my mother was the master of thrift and she taught that to us. put me god sees fit to in the presidency, america will learn what thrift is. in the right way. [applause] carson: and, it does not mean that we are going to suffer.
it just means we will do things in an efficient way. american people deserve that. and they also deserve honesty and integrity. thank you very much. [applause] candy carson: i just want to come in and say, i am candy carson and i approve this message. that our oldest son is here. i wanted to point that out will you very much. -- i wanted to point that out. you very much. many people here going door-to-door with you. they're out here doing do with the phone backs. right after this event, folks are heading out there getting doors today. there will also be working all these phone lines.
just wanted to give you a little time today to talk to them. carson: we appreciate that. do not let anybody. i do not care who it is. do not let them convince you that i'm going anywhere. [applause] haveen carson: they written my obituary every day for the last week and a half. then they say, he is still here? i cannot believe he is still here. you know, it is not about me. it is about we the people. this whole campaign is about we the people. we are supposed to be at the pinnacle and the government is supposed to be there to serve us. not the other way around. and i am going to make sure we restore that relationship. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. [conversation]
>> it is an honor to meet you and a pleasure. dr. ben carson: thank you. [indiscernible] carson: all right, thank you. hello, how are you? rags these are my children. this is hank. .e want to give you a challenge dr. ben carson: i bet they are good students. >> they are in a montessori school. so they are doing it well.
[indistinct chatter] dr. ben carson: it you have half of the whole groupware. >> i appreciated. dr. ben carson: absolutely. >> good luck. this? i get you to sign dr. ben carson: absolutely. i am going to have to use one of these. >> your wife signed that one. can i get a picture? dr. ben carson: yes. hi, how are you. absolutely.
city, they town and brave bitter snow and sleet to cast their vote. >> thanks to the people of new hampshire. the nation's primary. >> new hampshire. >> new hampshire. >> hey, he's from new hampshire. >> is great to be back in new hampshire. >> new hampshire's primary, most tribaled of american rights. >> governor, thank you so much for coming to new hampshire. you -- is a place when where you can observe a candidate in the heat of having dialogue, in the heat of getting tough questions on the issues. it is not just a place where they come to preach. first in the nation primary
status, new hampshire takes it seriously. >> this is my 20th town hall meeting. >> welcome to our 115th town hall meeting here in new hampshire. announcer: governor john kasich of ohio held a door-to-door campaign lunch at his headquarters in manchester, new hampshire. he spoke for about 10 minutes. [cheering]
governor kasich: listen, it gets down to the grass roots now. i started as a kid running for the legislature and i spent a lot of time in people's homes. we called them coffees. now we call them town halls here in new hampshire. we just finished our 100 last night. in doubt our 101st it will be with arnold schwarzenegger and he said, we will go all the way here. he is in terminator mode, just so you all know. listen, this is critical because every single vote matters. it is a perfect day for door knocking. i have worn out more shoes knocking on doors than anyone you can imagine but it is what makes a difference, because when people get that smile, that
voter contacts, and they have a sense of something special that is how we're going to put this over the top. look, bizarre isn't it? very strange to show up there and see so many people. i can promise you i will continue to do the best i can. i received a beautiful e-mail less eye from a great friend of mine in cleveland, albert radnor , who said, ohio is proud of you. you have raised the bar. you have kept your wits and integrity about you. i have done that because of all of you and because of my wife and children. listen, folks, this is a movement more than it is a campaign. we are going to slow down and listen to one another. we are going to shrink the size of the federal government and empower people where we live and all of us together will rebuild our schools, fight the war on drugs, connect with one another, strengthen amylase, we willing
to stand with somebody in their victory and somebody in their pain. that is what this is all about. bringing everybody together in america and restoring america from the sense we are all connected. we believe again, we have our spirit back. when that happens, there is no stopping our great country for future generations. so, let's go knock on some doors. [applause] governor kasich: there is my best or knocker, right there. >> thank you. thank you. good luck. devon: we have to get out there and not on doors.
take you all. -- thank you all. thank you for coming out. [indiscernible] >> thanks. >> governor, how did you feel about the debates? [indiscernible] >> hey, i want to get through here. how are you doing? [indiscernible] >> thank you. >> i came from chicago. >> thank you. >> i am from tampa, supporting
it. thank you. do well tonight. >> do a little loop here. thank you. >> that you have got to come to the town hall. governor kasich: ok. thank you. thank you very much. >> thank you. good luck. >> can i ask you a question? who would you rather run against, bernie sanders or hillary clinton? governor kasich: it does not matter. ladies, how are you? >> governor. nice to meet you. good luck. governor kasich: nice to meet
announcer: here is a look at some of the political advertising being aired by the republican presidential candidates in the hampshire in advance of the state's first of the
nation primary on tuesday. happened to jeb bush? he spent millions praising himself and his campaign tanked and then jeb spent millions more tearing down republicans and fell even further. jeb bush's ideas are old and wrong, from wall street alehouse to calm -- wall street bailouts to common core. he did some good things in the past, but he is not the answer for america's future. conservative solutions pack is responsible for this advertising. >> what do you list as marco rubio's top accomplishments that make you adore sam? -- endorse him?
of accomplishment that marco rubio has done in four years in the senate? >> this guy has been able to, number 1 -- >> he didn't get accomplishments done. neither did president obama. nearly $2 million in spending. cut taxes by $19 million. 1.3 million jobs. eight balanced budgets. that is a conservative record. >> i was a reform minded conservative. i cut taxes every year. i balanced budgets every year. when i left, there were $9 billion in reserves and we reduce the state government workforce by 19,000. and my record in government of what i can
do in d.c. announcer: nh one news landriganent kevin has a latest in new hampshire. new levesque recaps
saturday's republican debate. as always, we will take your calls and you can take the conversation on facebook and twitter. >> election day is exciting. we will be live in new hampshire. we will be showing our viewers what is happening at the polling places in a couple of key parts in the manchester area. since 1992, we have had a really good partnership. once again this year, as we have done in the past, really show a national audience how this race is unfolding in the eyes of the local media. what is going to be different is we will have the results and we will be showing the speeches. but we will be showing speeches
in their entirety. and are talking heads will be the viewers. as we hear from the viewers, we will take calls and tweets and get a take on what they are saying about this race. announcer: steve scully visited the ernie sanders for president manchester, new hampshire field office to talk about volunteers -- to talk to volunteers about what motivates them. ers campaign. he wanted to see what motivated them. on this weekend before the primary, we are a couple blocks from downtown manchester. this is the headquarters. we're going to walk inside and talk to some of the volunteers. your title is volunteer for the volunteers. what is that? tags i am am part of the comfort station. this is the base where volunteers come in, come off the road.
i'm here to get organized. they come to talk with people about ernie and so when they come in, when they need a place to regroup, this is where they come. we need to have coffee and sandwiches and donuts and things. so i have to make sure all of that is going and i have to make sure we are doing a good job. particularly, the young people. we have people my age and younger. a wide range of people who are volunteering and that is wonderful. >> the people who are working,
who are actually volunteering and work for bernie work on the campaign. they are the ones who have organized this, it seems to have worked. they know what they are doing. i am part of that. >> you are part of manchester, right? sanders?e >> well, i think for the first time we have got someone who is just saying what a lot of people are thinking. governing our country. that is the overall underpinning of what is going on. rid of that, get rid of that influence and i think bernie could do that. >> have you been involved in campaigns or is this the first time? went out when i was younger, but not to this extent.
for your time. we going to walk around you and go to the canvassing area students talking to from the university of south florida. i want to know why you came and ?hy bernie sanders >> first of all, compared to florida saying how much campaigning there is, why -- the was because i environmental issues. he is the candidate i believe will help the most. so that is why bernie. you decide to come up here. i am excited to be here.
we do not have this experience in florida. we are students of a class called road to the white house. course credit for coming up. and working on campaigns. so i am excited to be here. doing this you afternoon and what are you doing tomorrow? be canvassingll and trying to get people to turn out for the election. >> when you call people and ask them to phone for bernie went is >> we get college credit which is really nice. workingce to be
it's been really fun canvasing and meeting all sorts of people in the area. i don't normally get that kind of exposure in florida. >> there are people going through looking at it through the canvasing area to determine where to go next, which area is targeted and what is left to be done. >> it has the street names, what they are registered as, if they voted in the last election. right now we're in the stage where we're trying to make sure people know where to vote. >> you're also up here. what is this like? >> it's been really fun so far. we've gotten to all the different events. we've gone to see trump. we've gone to see hillary. we've seen marco rubio. it's just been really interesting so far to see how
huge the props esis over all. >> and one more time, why bernie sanders? >> why bernie sanders? i actually, you know, my views of bernie, i really think he is your every day candidate. he is not some big, rich politician but a man of the people. i think he is an honest leader and that is what it boils down to for me. >> you are all volunteers pretty well organized this weekend before the primary? >> oh, yes. a whole system. it's really great. >> what is the system? >> there are signs everywhere so you know where everything is. you walk in. you get greeted. you've got canvas training over there. then you come in here. you got your packet. you find out where you're going to go. you follow, go out that way. you follow the tape. you go out that way. you pick up some literature to drop off at people's doors. if we need coats or gloves we
have them by the door and we head out. >> you like the snow up here? >> yes. i like it. >> love it. >> real change of scenery. >> my first time ever seeing snow. very first time. >> thank you all very much for your time. we appreciate it. how road to the white house coverage continues. be in bedford.l and donald trump will be in holiness. road to the white house coverage here today on c-span. >> and the citizens of the granite state are not easily won. the meeting places are hot beds of political discussion.
billings town and city, voters brave bitter snow and sleet to cast their vote. things to the people of new hampshire. >> good to be back in new hampshire. hampshire. >> new hampshire. >> hey, he is from new hampshire. x it is great to be back in new hampshire. one reporter has called new hampshire's primary one of the archival rights. >> governor, thank you so much for coming to hampshire. >> this is a place where you can observe a candidate in the heat of a dialogue, in the heat of getting tough questions on the issues. new hampshire takes its first
in the nation primary status seriously. >> this is my 20th town hall meeting. >> welcome to our 115th town hall meeting here in new hampshire. announcer: now a look at the history of the new hampshire primary. this documentary is courtesy of wmur-tv in manchester, new hampshire, and is 45 minutes. >> it's been a hundred years of tradition. a hundred years of close calls. and landslides. >> this is a first. and it sure is the best. >> 100 years of campaigning in
the granite state door to door. town halls to diners, back yards to living rooms. >> all of these are vital ingredients in the political process and new hampshire has made it over the years. that in itself is a miracle. >> this will be the first in the nation. nauch. make no mistake about it. >> the primary is important to the state and to the nation undeniable. >> very critical as a picture for the country. >> it is not good for the country that everything is on television and -- here we have people -- >> now perhaps more than ever the new hampshire primary is under attack. >> i've never been more worried
about the early primary than i am today. >> what has happened and what may happen? tonight on first in the nation. 100 years of tradition. >> thank you for joining us for a primary anniversary special. for decades candidates come to the secretary of states office in concord to get their names on the new hampshire primary ballots. despite the rich history and tradition of all of this our hold on the primary is tenuous. perhaps more than it ever has been. let's take a lack now though at some of the pressure we've seen over the years to change the system and the calendar. >> you know, tonight we celebrate. tomorrow we go back to work. no question about it. for a few months every four years new hampshire is the center of the political universe. on election night the eyes of the world are upon us. >> john mccain wins the new hampshire primary. >> tonight we sure showed them what a comeback looks like. >> with that attention comes something else. it is -- it has grown along with the primaries. >> not surprising that there may be some jealousy or envy. >> welcome to the democratic headquarters. glad to have you here. >> terry shoe maker cut his political shots with the bill clinton primary. he was there in 1991 and he was there 24 years later when hillary clinton filed her own paperwork in november.
he has seen first hand the chael ention the primary has faced. >> almost every cycle going back to the early 1980's when one or more states decided to try to move up on us making an argument new hampshire is too small, too northeast, too white, too rural. >> it was only last fall the current governor demanded an apology from fellow democrat harry reid after the senior senator slammed the first in the nation primary. >> you go to new hampshire. there are not any minorities there. nobody lives there. you go to iowa, and there are a few people there but again it took place. >> in 2011 in harry reid's nevada they jumped the calendar by putting the caucus in early january forcing the new hampshire secretary of state to threaten a primary date before christmas. ultimately the boycott of nevada
as john hudson was the first in the field to pledge to ignore the state entirely. >> if you are going to boycott nevada for their insane attempt at leap frogging the primary process which is bad for the people in new hampshire, bad for american democracy, bad for the candidates trying to make some sense out of the pathway forward, you ought to boycott it in total. >> nevada wasn't the first state to try to bump new hampshire only the last. delaware tried to do it twice. >> new hampshire for 70 years has taken pride in the fact that they have been the nation's first primary. delaware wants to play a leading role in the process. >> again, a threat of a candidate boycott was the difference. in 1996 it included sitting president bill clinton. it was a wmur political reporter that passed a note to then governor steve merrell telling him delaware had lost. >> exciting gnaws from the new hampshire primary front.
>> he also correctly predicted candidates steve forbes and phil graham would pay for failing to join the boycott to defend the new hampshire primary. >> it is clear those who try to change the primary dates or process for their own personal reasons will not prevail. >> we are here to stand. shoulder to shoulder with our friends in new hampshire. >> the new hampshire only stands a chance to yet again serve an important role in the american democracy by letting the candidates learn from us as well as we learn from the candidates. >> in fact, it was former state rep jim splaine who authored the 1975 law that requires the new hampshire primary be held at least seven days before any other similar contest. for that reason secretary gardner said new hampshire will always be first. the candidates have to realize and value what voters have -- what voters here have to offer. >> as voters, as residents, as members of the media to give them the opportunity to make their case in our living rooms, on our streets, and in meeting rooms.
>> when they come to new hampshire, their experience -- >> i just placed a phone call to my friend john mccain. >> i want to congratulate senator clinton on a hard fought victory here in new hampshire. >> they went through it. they understand the value. they understand they're connecting with real voters, hearing what they're concerned with, not what the national pundits think the concerns ought to be. not what some focus group in washington says their concerns ought to be but what their real concerns are here on the ground. >> all right. i am joined now by two people who are very involved in new hampshire politics. one rene plumber and two eddie everetts. thanks for joining us. we talked about the new hampshire primary and all the challenges it faces. a lot of people say bill gardner's got this. that couldn't be further from the truth. how important is it that we are collectively engaged?
>> when you think of new hampshire you think of a few things. general john stark live free or die and then you think of the new hampshire primary. it is vital. it is so important that we keep this here and like you said a hundred years. what do we do when this goes away? and you know every other state wants this. and i don't want it to leave. this is new hampshire. >> we just heard about people who criticized the diversity of new hampshire, eddie, and that's an argument we've heard a lot, but you have an interesting counterpoint to make. >> absolutely. i think new hampshire has the type of diversity that matters. that's political diversity. that is what people are selecting. based upon your political ideology is what new hampshire has. not your racial views on public policy but your political ideology. that's the type of diversity new
hampshire has. we have that better than anyone else. >> go ahead. you wanted to jump in. >> what i am very nervous about with the primary now is the d.n.c., the r.n.c., then the national media. it seems that they 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. >> obviously this is a generational fight for new hampshire. i mean, our people, the next generation, the younger voters engaged in the way that you guys are? >> absolutely. i think they have to be. i think as rene said new hampshire is the spirit where we believe in freedom and opportunity. we 'vette your character when you come to new hampshire. that is important. you can't get that type of vetting anyplace else. that's why folks at the national level whether a national republican party or national democratic party, they want to take it out of here because you can't control the process of new hampshire. if you're going to speak to people, people have freedom of speech, people practice their individual thoughts and they'll challenge you in a way that you won't be challenged anyplace else. that is scary for people who used to be able to control messages. >> well, you know what? new hampshire will always be first, state law. but the question is will it always matter? engagement is the key point you're trying to make. >> we have, i mean, as far as voting for the people here in
new hampshire, we are one of the highest for the state in the country for our voting. >> turnout is important. got to keep it that way. all right, guys. thanks very much. >> thank you. >> first in the nation granite staters really take pride in vetting presidential candidates and do it in a way no other group of people can really offer. joining me now wmur political reporter adam sexton with more on how the voters really seem towns the role this of process. >> there is tradition here but at the core of that are voters themselves. steeped in a political culture of town meetings and driven by the belief that government should be as close to the people as possible. >> the granite state. they got to come here. the road to the white house begins on new hampshire's main streets. but why? why is it that a small, new england state plays such an outsized role in deciding who becomes president? we decided to ask the voters, themselves.
>> i think we're leaders within the nation and i really enjoy the fact that we bring up the questions and the points that really need to be discussed. >> granite staters want more than just bumper stickers. they want access to the candidates. >> there are jokes about if i haven't met them three times how die know if i should vote for them? but really it gives you an inside window to how candidates act.
>> for many in new hampshire automated phone calls and campaign ads are just bull. >> there isn't any human contact or look 'em -- look in the person's eyes. >> it is not always about what is on the media. if you can go and see them in person, it is great we have the opportunity in new hampshire. you can get to know more about them. >> here the old ways survive like a good old fashioned yankee ability to sign people up. >> i like to get a feel for whether they're really genuine and passionate about what they're doing. and whether they're nice. >> not every granite stater is a fan of the primary. some think the idea that new hampshire has a knack for spotting leadership is just spin. >> i'm not convinced that we're so good at picking presidents. i'm not sure we're so different. i think it is probably related to tradition. >> sometimes it gets carried to extremes. >> true believers point to the nature of citizenship here, the importance of the town meetings. >> i think we feel we're responsible for what goes on in our town. >> new hampshire voters are personal, on the small town. they know the trustees at the cemetery, you know. and we expect that, look in my eyes and tell me what you really mean. >> the result? an electorate unimpressed by titles or political acclaim. people quite willing to challenge those seeking to lead the free world. >> kind of the way we are, you know. born and raised in small communities. you're not afraid to talk to your neighbor. you please, so you just kind of treat those guys the same way.
>> a lot of the wanna-bes, because i think new england people in general kind of see through a lot of the curtains they have up. >> a lot of the candidates go to individual homes so you can get a one-on-one perspective of what they're doing instead of going to a large auditorium. >> 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. >> i think it's a privilege. >> if you're not involved you can't complain about the results. >> from big rallies to intimate house parties, the granite state campaign trail includes a variety of stops. we'll show you the events that give voters unique access to candidates, plus there are few candidates who have mastered the modern primary the way former president bill clinton and senator john mccain have. the qualities that made them so successful here.
>> welcome back. obviously campaigning in new hampshire is about much more than just holding a few big rallies. the candidates spend their time walking down main street talking one-on-one at small, intimate house parties and eating at diners just like this one. the red arrow in manchester. here's wmur's adam sexton again with more on the importance of grass roots campaigning granite state style. >> you're the candidate and the easiest way to meet people in the granite state is by simply walking down the street. if you get mobbed, that's a good sign. >> put the beans in there. >> yes. >> all right. >> stop by the country store but don't just wander around. introduce yourself. jimmy carter did that in 1975
and the rest is history. >> he came up in back of me and he said, good morning, mr. robie. i'm jimmy carter and i'm running for president of the united states. i turned around quick and looked at him and said jimmy who? >> pop in for meet and greet at any of the diners like this one where presidential politics is always on the menu. >> this is where the politicians meet the real people. >> you probably need to march in a parade and if that doesn't work out you can try to make one of your own. be sure to stop by a classroom, a college campus, and don't try too hard to impress us. that can very easily go wrong. >> ah! >> next up, the house parties. before you can shine on the national stage, you've got to do it in somebody's living room. but these days it's getting harder and harder to maintain an intimate setting.
>> we had them packed in. almost hanging from the rafters but not quite. >> if you hold a town hall meeting, be ready to listen. eventually, it's time to go big or go home. bring your famous friend and an overflow crowd of granite staters and hope they don't all change their mind in the voting booth. >> you know, champions of the new hampshire primary often point to the granite state voters as the greatest asset. they take part in the town hall and do the diner stops but there is always a new generation of voters who learn first hand
who learn what it is like to take part in the first in the nation primary. >> they may have decades between them but voters dedication to the grass roots tradition of the new hampshire primary appears to be as timeless as ever. >> it has developed into something really special and unique. i am definitely excited to be in this state when this is all happening. >> i got to eat with the president of the united states. one of these people are going to be president and that is overwhelming. >> leonard and caroline have lived through many new hampshire primaries. they often sit in on our candidate cafe series and use that unique one-on-one time to really feel someone out. >> this is the only way you really get the chance to hear a candidate more than once, to know whether they're changing their mind or whether they're -- whether it is a canned speech or what they really believe in. >> some of the newest primary voters are learning how the process worked and how it changed. >> one of the questions we have to ask is does online politicking get more people to take part? >> inside st. and sempervivum college's new hampshire primary class a discussion on how candidates reach voters. come february many of the students will take the classroom experience straight to the voting booth. >> it's exciting. kind of like a next step in life
and an opportunity to have my voice be heard. >> years after getting her first taste of the new hampshire primary process priscilla mills 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 the person and so you're vote -- your voting should change as well you would think as you change as a person. that's how it is for me every time i'm going through something different or, you know, like this, starting a business, so now my outlook is different. >> coming up, combined, the veteran journalists have covered nearly two dozen new hampshire primaries and hundreds of candidates. the changes they've noticed in the first in the nation state. and getting the most votes doesn't always guarantee a candidate is considered the primary winner. the election night victories that aren't remembered that way. >> how's the gravy? >> delicious. >> they look good. through the years presidential candidates come and go but one of the constants are the
journalists who remain persistent and engaged and come into places like this for obvious reasons. gene introduces us to those who covered the granite state primaries for decades. >> if you want a snap shot of the new hampshire primary, just look through the lens of associated press photographer jim cole. he's been preserving the primaries frame by frame for decades. >> this makes 11. i started with ronald reagan, howard baker, george bush. >> did we mention he has a photographic memory?
he picked up the camera at 14 with a childhood dream to be published in "life" magazine. he's done that three times. now he's focused on this primary. known for capturing the extraordinary moment out on the campaign trail. jeb bush stretching before a campaign event. chris christie staring down a bull. >> one thing i always try and do is come up with something that is more new hampshire primary than not. do i have great shots of all of them? no. not yet. >> covered just about everyone who has run for the last 30 something years. >> wmur political reporter john distaso is considered the most experienced political writer in the state and is moving into double digit primary territory. this will be his tenth.
>> and on to the democratic convention. >> so many memories of a candidate. >> he is noticing more of a national press presence and how technology is speeding up the political presses. >> it is so much different now because of social media, because of the internet, because of the constant dead lanse. there is no deadline and yet every minute is a deadline. >> candidates for president -- >> i think new hampshire has been a very interesting phenomenon to watch over the decades. >> cokie roberts with abc news has covered her share of primaries and sees a trend in recent cycles. >> the old days you'd come up and it was a lone candidate wandering into coffee shops and talking to individuals. now it tends to be a huge staff and cameras following everyone around. >> on the hunt for that perfect primary moment. >> i've never been more worried about the early primary states than i am today. >> coming up the threat to new hampshire's first in the nation status. the alternative primary plans that have been pitched and the
effect they might have on the way candidates campaign. >> 100 years after ballots were cast in new hampshire's first presidential primaries the tradition under fire again. despite recognition of its importance from many. >> i like new hampshire. you have to be -- >> and now the duty to protect it is being passed on from the former guardians. >> this is it every four years. you have to work at it. if you don't work at it you're going to lose. >> to the new protectors of the primary. >> in the end elections are about the voters. and new hampshire brings that front and center.
that's why it is important that we continue. >> continuing with something that made new hampshire so special as we now continue with first in the nation. 100 years of tradition. >> welcome back to "first in the nation, 100 years of tradition." for the past half hour we've been talking a lot about how important the new hampshire primary is. more now on what it would mean if it became regionalized or one-size-fits-all national election and why sony people here are so dedicated to defending it. >> i don't mean to denigrate new hampshire or iowa. >> we know how harry reid feels about the selection process. we also know there is very real new hampshire primary is under direct threat. >> i am not more worried about
the early primary states than i am today. for getting rid of new hampshire's first in the nation status. >> i think that is absolute lunacy. >> last fall, the outgoing chairman of the republican national committee cause-based or when he said he was open to the idea of regional primaries. one idea breaks the country into quarters, in the order that would take place would rotate. no matter whose turn it is, it would be a ground to cover and many believe it would completely change the complexion of the presidential race. when they are national primaries or regional primaries, the big money in politics shines. not the individual voter like it takes place here in new hampshire. so national parties who want to gain that power would much rather have that power rest with them and with the big many
people in politics and with the television advertising and with the candidates that are picked by the establishment. new hampshire does a good job at it. >> in a regional primary setting, intimate house parties would likely be thing of the past. the vetting that comes with the rigors of honest town hall meetings would likely often be replaced with big tarmac rallies built on flash over substance. sure, new hampshire is not immune to star power, but also knows when it is time to get down to business. >> new hampshire voters are coming to these events because they are doing their civic duties. questionsrying to ask and ask follow-up questions and that is good for the american process. that is good for the other 49 states. >> but to understand and role, we need to go back to what harry reid said a minute ago. obviously, no one has ever been sworn in right after winning a
new hampshire primary. history shows that the primary winner is no lock to the white house. >> you remind everyone that politics isn't a game. >> what new hampshire does do is repair candidates to make their case to the rest of the country. >> you made it clear that come at this moment, in this election, there is something happening in america. >> there is no state like new hampshire. hampshire arenew educated and understand the importance of their vote and to have any other state be first in the nation would be a dramatic mistake and a grievous error.
>> they are remembered as two of the most successful candidate in the new hampshire primary. a look at what set apart at the campaigns of john mccain and bill clinton. ? >> winners of new hampshire primaries past. on election night, the winners don't always have the most votes. >> bill clinton was in single digits in the polls and leading up to the primary. >> we are joined now by the new hampshire members and their respective national parties. it seems like the latest threat is coming out of the rnc. how real is this threat to our 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. 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 ago, gregg came by my office and 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 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. on the democratic side, 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 three of those. acquire the party at reed's 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. a look at what set apart at the campaigns of john mccain and bill clinton.
? >> winners of new hampshire primaries past. on election night, the winners don't always have the most votes. >> bill clinton was in single digits in the polls and leading up to the primary. he finished second but did better than expected. he came downstairs and proclaimed himself the comeback kid. 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 moments in presidential campaigns, by acting to narrow the field. some move on after strong showings. those will underperform head home. david is a republican strategist involved in six presidential primary campaigns and says getting the most votes doesn't mean you have one.david carney n strategist that his and involved in six presidential campaigns, and says getting the most votes does not mean he has one. the audience that sets the expectation is the media. hampshirer new democratic primary chairman involved in presidential whenigns started in 1972, he witnessed part of the expectations game firsthand. >> i listen to frank mankiewicz to convince george mcgovern to
go down to the phone room and accept victory. >> he convince the media he was the effective later, despite losing to add musky. the governor did go on to win the democratic nomination. >> 20 years later, i decided i thought the clinton would do the same thing. my recommendation to the campaign, i harassed them with my suggestion that clinton come down and claim the same thing. so the stations would go alive and he would get the lead at that point in time. this day, many people remember clinton as the winner even though paul tsongas beat him. carney was right in the middle of it. >> we can show it has been done -- we have shown it can be done. bush lost the primary by winning.
more damaging with the exit polls, shum of which showed bush barely leading buchanan and some of which showed buchanan ahead. actuality on election day when the votes were counted, bush had one. >> the damage had been done. >> the national reporters were already their stories and what a setback this was for bush. mccarthy8, eugene essentially ended the reelection hopes for lyndon baines job than amid the backdrop of the vietnam war. mccarthy one by losing to johnson. that it is not a big enough when and therefore you lost. >> two of the biggest names that helped shape the history of the new hampshire primary our candidates who spent timeless hours working and new hampshire, and banked on success. talking about will clinton and
john mccain. >> they may have come from different parties but the common thread uniting clinton and mccain, a relentless 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 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. >> take a look at all the vacant property. >> they have over 150 resumes. >> they say one thing, it's like watch my lips. people are losing their homes. >> i think they woke up just a little bit too late and it is going to hurt him. >> we were looking for survival, for somebody with answers. >> like john kennedy in 1960, arkansas governor bill clinton used nashua city hall us a place
to kick off his new 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. i think i know what it takes to restore the middle class. never turned away from a person who wanted to shake his hand. >> i was happy when we went to first place in the polls, and i was fairly young and naive in those days. the national advisors including george stephanopoulos said 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 an extramarital affair, governor? >> i would not tell you. leakinging governors of his secret service file, he talked about the letter he wrote in 1969. >> it was a very difficult time,
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 never forget who gave me a second chance, and i will be here for you until the last dog dies. >> we knew maybe we did not have to be first, we just needed to be in the hunt. >> the evening is young, and we don't know what the final tally will be. i think we know enough to say with some certainty that new hampshire tonight has made bill clinton the comeback kid. >> the roar was incredible. we were delirious. >> this was our candidate and we were going to stick with him. the dog dies story goes two ways. we stayed with him. >> there is nothing that can possibly compare to the 1999-2000 john mccain presidential campaign.
>> mccain's name is not well-known. he believes there is lots of time, and the pool of available activists agree. 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 about 2% in the polls. governor bush had just swept the table with all of the republican activists and most of the elected officials. >> we know first that the place we could grow -- go to have success. >> 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 could win.
and i think that rubbed off on a lot of us. >> 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 and single-digit unfavorable. i have never seen anything like it. you just don't get something like that. it is just unnatural. >> 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. >> i was involved in it.
>> 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. look, win or lose the rest of this campaign, the greatest critical experience of my life is right here in new hampshire. >> there were no low points in 1999 and 2000. it was such a gradual increase moving up in the polls 3% to 5% month to the point where he finished at 49%. there were no lows in that race and in 2007 and 2008, there were constant ups and downs. >> senator mccain won the 2000 new hampshire primary going away but he says that was before 9/11, before the war and before , he supported the president's controversial escalation plan. >> he had more money than he had before, he had a huge staff in washington, and they were vetting him like he was the incumbent. >> he got so far off track as a
candidate that he started to plummet in the polls. >> we went down to a one state strategy and laid off 300 staff. >> it took him almost to hit rock bottom before he -- john mccain's idea of saying, we need to go back to basics, we need to stop campaigning everywhere else except new hampshire. we need to bring the campaign to new hampshire and make the case for the surge in iraq. >> senator john mccain almost blended in with the other passengers. >> he just would not quit. >> four town hall meetings a day, which you might examine is exhausting. >> i was skeptical about whether it was going to be effective or not, but 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. [applause] >> this is what we like to think of a new hampshire primary as it should be. a lot of people in new hampshire feel that way, that we are involved with his campaign. >> new hampshire voters have been shaping presidential politics for 100 years. >> we went for the gold, and we want it. -- we won it. >> next, a look back at some of the iconic moments from the last century of the new hampshire primary. ♪
>> finally, the new hampshire primary has certainly evil from its early days into the influential progress we have come to value. over the years, there have been moments that have changed the course of campaigns, elections, and as a result, the history of presidential politics. we leave you tonight with some of those moments. >> it was never planned to be this way. we got it sorted by default. >> new hampshire with general eisenhower as a presidential candidate is the arena for the most hotly contested primary in the history. >> the ballot just contained the names of those that wanted to be delicate, and next to the name it would include opposed to or favorable to. >> the role of the primary is to let people decide. there was an effort to democratize the process of selecting a president. >> i remember when we could not
find a microphone. >> attacking me, attacking my wife. he has proved himself to be a gutless coward. >> when more and more hopefuls got tv, more people begin to learn about the new hampshire presidential primary. green, i am paying for this microphone. >> new 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. because a few of you are trying. keep it up. >> you have to be able to answer and on staged question in and on staged lace with a real answer.
manyhave had so opportunities from this country, i do not want to see us fall backwards. >> new hampshire's role is to provide the broadest possible opportunity for the broadest range of candidates, to test their message. >> we are going to reclaim our political system. >> a major new commitment to support environmental restoration. >> 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. >> we are different than the other campaign. i stand alone among all candidates for president. >> i want to be the president that reminds you of the guy that you work with, not the guy that laid you off. >> the state is going to play as huge and prominent role as it always has. >> in the end, our future is tied to people. >> let's bring back america! god bless you, new hampshire!
>> i am voting for bernie sanders because he is 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. our country has never been more polarized so if you do not participate, you do not really have a voice. >> i am participating because this year is going to be historic. either side could give us the first female president. >> the most important issue to me is our national growing debt -- growing national debt. >> here's a look at some of the byitical advertising aired the republican presidential candidates in new hampshire in advance of the state's first in the nation primary on tuesday. heartelieve
with all my that our children and grandchildren will be the freest
and most prosperous americans ever. i believe history will say of this generation that we lived in an uncertain time but like the generations before us, we rose to the task, embraced our opportunity and because we did, our children inherited a single greatest nation in the history of the world. >> it takes a lot of courage
to run for president, especially if you are a non-politician, which i am proud to say i am a non-politician. the journey has been an unbelievably interesting one and fascinating. i have met so many great people, so many people that want to be a part of government and they want to do such wonderful things for our country. america has been great to me.
i want to be great to america. i want to do something that really is going to put us back on the right
course and make america great again. i am not, and will never support any effort to grant blanket legalization amnesty. >> marco rubio was part of a gang of eight trying to secure amnesty. >> one of the architects of the plan, senator marco rubio. you are giving legal stylists -- status to those who were not. >> i am ted cruz and i approve this message. >> on the next washington journal, news correspondent kevin landrigan has the latest from new hampshire as tuesday's primary approaches. neil levesque, recaps saturday
nights republican debate. no really, former new hampshire speaker of the house talks about why she is supporting hillary clinton for president. we will take your calls and you can join the conversation on facebook and twitter at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> one of the things that i saw throughout this entire timeline is that most of the founding fathers and early presidents knew in their mind that slavery was wrong. they knew it, but they were not willing to inconvenience their own lives to make that come true. >> tonight, associated press reporter jesse holland discusses his book "the invisible," the old told -- untold story of african slaves in the white house. >> they were all slave owners so they would bring in slaves from their plantation.
george washington did this as well, he brought in slaves to new york city and philadelphia for mount vernon. they served as the first domestic staff to the united states president. >> tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on cue and day. >> every election cycle will remind us how important it is for citizens to be informed. home for c-span as a political junkies and a way to track the government as it happens. are going toues say, i saw you on c-span. >> there is so much more that c-span does to make true that people outside the beltway know what is going on inside it. >> republican presidential candidate carly fiorina held a campaign town hall in goffstown, new hampshire. following the event, she took questions from reporters.
this is about an hour and 40 minutes. >> good morning, everyone. thank you so much for being here. i hope you all enjoyed the beautiful drive this morning. i did. i appreciate you coming out. my name is mary lynn the garcia. i was the former state rep for eight years for the towns of 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 carly supporter since may, and she announced her candidacy, and i just 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 up to me 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 on alll the time and be different sides of an issue? wouldn't it be great if we had one with experience in the private and public sector, one that understands the global economy, one that understands 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, for example? as i was observing carly answer questions and give speeches and whatnot 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. number one, a lot of times now as we go up to this february 9 primary, people say there's all these polls and you hear this speculation and prognostication, 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? my answer to that is, you can answer your own question. if you vote for carly, she will win. we can send her out of new hampshire with mental. that is really the only thing you need to think about and it's within your power to control that process. as you all know we have a little , bit of a situation which is really unfortunate, wherein the media and the political
establishment and polling cabal and whatnot, they 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 earned, has just as many delegates as governor bush, and she has 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. what we need to do you might've , noticed this 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 me. 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 hampshire today and in advance of our primary. i want you to tweet if you will, #let carly debate. tweet a photo. obviously directed at abc news, abc networks abc politics, wmur, rnc, whoever would like to
hear you, please make your voice and displeasure about the situation known. the last thing i would like you to do is when carly comes in, if you could all pick up your rally sign and shake it and wave it and cheer, that would be fantastic because we want her to know that we are here supporting her, and she really appreciates it. without further ado, i want to carly's new hampshire chairman. [applause] >> thank you. 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. did mary lynn do talk to you about the smart phone? i'm kind of old school. some of you have seen the union leader. frontpage, 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 carly, for those of you who are 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 supporting carly in april. 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 i want 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. -- ended upnd it not being a good year for republicans or conservatives. there is no margin of error in 2016. 2016 as to be a great year for republicans and conservatives and it starts right here in new hampshire, don't you agree? i am supporting carly because i see in carly a principled,
passionate, and positive conservative leader, someone who has the world experience, the business experience to be our commander in chief and our president of the united states. someone who has a blueprint she will talk to you about. she is about action. she is about having us take back control of our government and our country. now, before carly comes in here, let's, since we are mostly new hampshire oh, 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 new hampshire at saint l some college? never. 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. we have never done that. it is time, citizens 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. after we leave here, call, send e-mail, send the hashtags, whatever it is -- i'm a person who believes in the long shot , the 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 first opening scene of the debate. after you leave here, if you like carly, if you want to support carly, please talk to your friends. talk to your neighbors, talk to people at work on monday, after church services or synagogue. talk to your friends. tell them who you are supporting and why.
because that's how we make our decision here in new hampshire. we don't do it through the filter of media. we do it -- whoops, somebody is calling me. as it turns out, i have an iphone. talk to everyone you know. make sure you make it your purpose to cut through the media 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 gathering should, we are honored to have a cub scout troop here, 99, who will present us the colors and leaders in the pledge -- and lead us in the pledge of allegiance. cub scout troop 99, would you please.r, and all rise
president of the united states, carly fiorina? [applause] [chanting "carly"] carly fiorina: thank you. good morning. my husband frank is here somewhere. where's frank? there he is, in the red shirt. he wore 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. i started 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 first and the nation primary -- first in the nation primary responsibilities very seriously. but ever since i started running for president in may of last year, i have been telling you, the game is rigged. the media establishment, the political establishment, the special interests tangled up in the vast bureaucracy that has become our government in washington, d.c. all of these things are not working for us and he or, they are working for themselves. anymore, they are
working for themselves. if you ever doubted the game was rigged, look at what is going on on that debate stage tonight. sorry, i thought votes counted in elections. i thought delegates counted in election. apparently the media and political establishment have decided they know better than you. [boos] ms. fiorina: i will not falter. i will never stop fighting, and neither can you. [applause] i will never stop fighting because what we are fighting for is incredibly important. we are fighting for our politics 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. we used to be certain that our children and grandchildren's futures were going to be brighter than ours, but we don't know that anymore. it has been a nation of possibility for me and my husband frank. frank started out driving a tow truck for a little family-owned autobody 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 1970's. i have traveled and lived and worked, done business, charity, and policy work all over the world for decades. i can tell you with absolute certainty that it is only in this nation that a young woman can start out the way i did in , that receptionist 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, ladies and gentlemen 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 except it the way it is, even if you know you could make it better. i have ignored that advice all my life. but i am running 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. we are destroying more and more small and new and family-owned businesses each and every year, and it is those businesses and farms that create 2/3 of new jobs in this country and employee half the people. meanwhile while all of that is , going on, the rich get richer, the powerful get more powerful, and the well-connected get better connected. 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. our government has turned into a 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. under republicans and democrats 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. we are right, corrupt in that it picks winners and losers. pick your example of ineptitude. the latest one is that the department of homeland security admits they cannot keep track of people who have overstayed their visas. meanwhile they also admit they , were given a bunch of money and a mandate 12 years ago to fix that system. and guess what 12 years later, , there is no money, there is no system, and they are in the planning phase. why do we accept this? why do we accept this? and meanwhile, you guys are pretty sophisticated consumers of politics and politicians. you see candidates come through
here every four years. ask yourself 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 reform the tax code. we are going to reduce the size of government and lower the debt. how many times have you heard that? folks, you have heard it for 30 years, and it is not 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 single one of these problems, but 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. so citizens i am running for , presidency of the united states because i think it's time that we take our future back.
i think it is time we take our politics and our government back. citizens, stand with me. 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. look, there are a bunch of guys on that stage who lobbied hard to keep me off. stephanopoulos itwork, we may as well call 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. i will go all the way to 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 ground games in 12 states. 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. applause] i rolled out a blueprint. i wrote it down. because you know, i come from a world like you do 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. but you are going to hold me accountable. i want you to walk out of here today and carry that blueprint with you. hang on to it, full, because we need to get these things done in the first term. i will come back here and we are going to 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, before i wrap it up and take your questions. but let me tell you a story of first, your power because we, i must restore your power. remember when we learned that veterans were dying waiting for appointments in phoenix, arizona? do you remember that? and 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 congress, this whole loosely divided -- hopelessly divided do-nothing congress actually 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 cannot fire anybody in the federal government. 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 lives, because we believe the 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 -- 307,000
veterans have died waiting for health care. the v.a. handed out bonuses for superior performance. we cannot settle for this 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. ask yourself a question. how is 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 care for our veterans. we need more money. 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. the way they budget is this, 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. in the end of the year you spend it all and then you go to congress and ask for more. he they own the money, we don't. , how do you budget? how do we all budget, except in the federal government? i will tell you how we budget. we examine every dollar, right? we can cut any dollar. we can move any dollar. that's how we all spend less when we have to and still have
enough money for our priorities. we can cut any dollar. we can move any dollar. the fancy word for that is 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 quit spending it on silly, wasteful, corrupting things. now 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? special interests. everybody is tangled up. it is going to core everybody's axis to get control of the money, but you are going to help me get that money past. 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] the point is this -- i will ask you to take out your smart device of choice and i will say, my fellow citizens, do you agree with me 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. you see, ladies and gentlemen technology is a tool. , it is an incredibly powerful tool, and we use it for foolish things. people off of violence, we vote people off islands, 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. it takes somebody who can unify the party, not divide the party, it takes 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. 80% tells you what? it's everybody. it is everybody. citizen government we all agree with. you also have got to have somebody who will be a fearless fighter on that debate stage. whether or not you decided to support me, i hope you will by the time you leave here. if you haven't, 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 is going to happen. i'm going to beat her. you know 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 lacks a track record of accomplishment. 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. [applause] but you know what? we have to do more than win. politics is covered like a game now, it is covered like a sport. who is up, who is down? how is the horse race going? except it's not a game or a sport. in your bones you know this is a
very 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. because new hampshire picks presidents. i think it takes somebody who understands how the economy actually works, who has created a job, saved a job, protected a job. i think it takes a leader who understands how the world works, and who is in the world. the truth is 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, but she did photo ops and i have had private meetings with allies and adversaries alike about charity, about business, about policy. i have held the highest clearances available to a civilian. i chaired the advisory board at the cia. i have advised the nsa, two
secretaries of state, and a secretary of homeland security. i know our military capabilities well. i know our intelligence capabilities well. knowing all these things, i know that when the united states of america is not leading, and we are not leading now, the world becomes a very dangerous place. when we do not stand with our allies, when we do not confront our adversaries, when we do not respond when provoked, the world becomes a very dangerous place. as commander in chief, i will lead. [applause] we better have a president who understands bureaucracies. because our 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. technology is an incredibly powerful tool, ladies and gentlemen. i will use it to restore power.
but it is also a weapon that is being wielded against us by our enemies, and we are losing the war in cyberspace and we cannot lose that war. so we better have a president who understands that and understands what to do about it. finally and perhaps most importantly of all, we need somebody 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. sorry, a tough vote isn't a tough call. we have to have somebody who understands that leadership is about challenging the system. we have loads of people who are the system. we have politicians who are the system. we have a crony capitalist named donald trump who is the system too. he is not going to challenge the system. he has made billions of dollars 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. a leader challenges the system, because that is the only way 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. 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 settle. 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. because citizens, it is time. we must take our future back. we must take our politics and our government back. citizens, join me. we must take our country back. [applause] thank you. thank you. ok, who has a question? yes, sir. and i come to the gentleman in the red jacket. >> ted cruz recently said he does not believe that atheists are fit to be president. i'm an atheist, so i was
offended by that. i wonder if 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 that 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. look this is a nation founded on , individual freedom and religious liberty. we have to protect religious liberty and by the way, religious liberty is under assault. truthfully, christians are under assault in this nation. of course i respect you, and of course you have the capability and the potential to do what ever 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 every of us can one fall, and everyone of us can be redeemed. my faith gives me optimism. i know there is a better way, a 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. ms. fiorina: that is right. >> 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] ms. fiorina: 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. do not sit down and be quiet. you stand up and make a lot of racket, all right? >> what is your position on women registering for selective service? ms. 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. so since women now are able to serve in combat positions, they
have to sign up like the guys. we cannot lower the standards. we have to apply the same standards to everybody, men and women, so they have to sign up. if they can meet the standards, they can serve. [applause] >> thank you, carly. >> i'm going to read the question. ms. fiorina: i always get nervous when people read questions. >> it is a short one, i just want to get it right. i'm interested to know what it is you are going to do about helping the growth of small businesses. small businesses are the economic engine of the u.s. ms. fiorina: thank you. that's why the 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. but the nine person real estate firm, they can't. so they are getting crushed. my husband frank and i have been 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. i don't have a clue what i'm signing. i hope they do. i am always convinced they do. my point is this -- when government is complicated, big, only the big, the powerful, the wealthy can handle it. the bigger government gets, the more complicated it gets, the more true it becomes that it favors the big and powerful.
we are crushing 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. dodd frank is a complicated bill, but the wall street banks who helped to write it are doing fine because 10 wall st banks have now become five, even eger, more powerful, more entrenched wall street banks. but, we have destroyed community banks. we have destroyed a 20% of the credit union industry because they are little and they can't handle all that complexity. 1591 community banks, that matters to small businesses because that is where small businesses get their loans. so when government gets big and
complicated, the small get crushed. we've got to go from 73,000 pages down to 3. a three page tax code. why three? there's no place to hide in three pages. 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. 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. we cannot do that unless we change the way that government budgets money. thank you for the question. yes, ma'am? >> 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?
two, isn't 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. we 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. mrs. clinton famously asked, what difference does it make how four americans died in benghazi? this is the difference it makes. when terrorists purposely attack an american embassy and murder four 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, mrs. clinton, 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 gimmicky red button is not going to work. vladimir putin has been provoking this nation for years now, provoking us by invading crimea and ukraine, by not telling us he is sending his fighter jets and ships into iran, syria, the middle east, because he, the russians, and
the iranians are locked together in an unholy alliance right now in the middle east, trying to lead that region. i have said that i'm not going 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 sixth 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. i will also say, because russia and iran are linked in an unholy alliance, they are creating a great deal of difficulty for us in the middle east. let me tell you what i'm going
to do in the middle east. we have to defeat isis. on day one in the oval office, i will make two phone calls. the first phone call will be to my friend bibi netanyahu, to reassure him that we will stand with israel always. [applause] having been in that region a long time, i know that even our arab allies who disagree strenuously with israel watch how we are treating israel. they say if the united states is prepared to treat their friend israel that way, our friendship doesn't mean very much. the second phone call i am going to make is to the supreme leader of iran. i have never been in his country. i have never met him. i am not quite his cup of tea. so he may not take my phone call. but he is going to get my message. the message is this. new deal. new deal with a new president. until and unless you open every military and every nuclear facility everywhere and anytime inspections by our people, not yours, we, united states of
america, will make it as difficult as possible for you to move money. i know how to do that. we don't need anyone's permission to do that. we must do it. we must stop the money. hundreds of billions of dollars of money that is flowing into iran is being used to fund terrorism, fund a military buildup, and fund a nuclear buildup that is most definitely not these will. peaceful. i know that because i sat in israel with the head mossad and looked at the data. with those two phone calls, the message is going to go around the world they united states of america is back in the leadership business. we will also reassure our arab allies in the middle east whose help we need to defeat isis. we have to defeat isis. they are an enemy. they are our most pressing security threat. not climate change. it is actually isis followed by iran. we have to deny them our territory. our sunni-arab allies can help us do that.
the jordanians, kuwaitis, saudis, egyptians will of iranians, kurds. i have been in these nations. i know these leaders. i know they are prepared to help us defeat isis and deny them territory. not unless they know that the united states of america will confront our adversaries, iran, russia, and stand with our allies, kuwait, jordan, egypt. i'm a commander in chief who will lead. [applause] >> i like what you say, no doubt about it. carly fiorina: here comes the "but." [laughter] >> my question is, after being president for four years, how do you continue?
i have been around for a while. for 40 or 50 years, we have had a war on poverty. i don't see anyone winning that war. how do you plan on getting people off of this situation so that they can -- carly fiorina: yes, we have spent trillions of dollars on the war on poverty. we have more people living in poverty today than 25 years ago. guess what? this isn't working. i will give you two answers to your question. number one, if you look at the programs of assistance that we have in this nation, they do not encourage people to move forward in their lives. they discourage them from doing so.
[applause] if you are a single mom and you have two kids and you are working 20 hours a week and you depend on food stamps and you are fortunate enough to get a 40-hour a week job, we take all that away from you like that. as a single mom, you said there and say what if i get fired? which you might? what happens to me and my kids? you say the risk is too great and you fall back instead of moving forward. we have to revamp these programs so that people are motivated to move forward and their lives, not discouraged from doing so. more fundamentally than that, i want to tell you the fundamental difference between a conservative point of view and a progressive point of view. this is the discussion we have to have with the american people to win. forgive me, but let me tell you a story. before i ran for president of the united states, i was chairman of an organization called opportunity international.
we are the largest micro-finance lender in the world. what that means is we lend a small amounts of money to really poor people. we have lent $8 billion, $100 at a time. 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'd traveled in january of last year to meet with some of our clients. if you have ever been in the slums of new delhi, they are desperate places. mountains of trash, marauding animals, people piled on top of each other, sewage in the streets. i climbed the top of a tall ladder to stand, to sit, on top of a rooftop with 10 of our clients. i expected to see the desperation in their eyes that i saw all around me. it is not what i saw. we had given these women, all women, a helping hand.
we had given them tools, training, credit, support. what i saw in their eyes was focus. determination. pride. hope. because, you see, we had done more than give them $100 and training. we had said to them you are gifted by god. you have potential. you have the opportunity to live a life of dignity and purpose and meaning and we will lift you up. that is where i start. that everyone is gifted by god, that everyone has this capacity. it is not what progressives believe. recall what the head of the chicago public teachers union said in the middle of a strike. the issue is teacher accountability in the classroom. in chicago.
this president of the teachers union took to the microphones and said this. we cannot be held accountable for the performance of students in our classroom because too many of them are poor and come from broken families. what was she saying? if you are poor and come from a broken family, you can't learn and we don't need to teach you. when we create programs that reflect 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, some of us are going to take care of others, we hold people back. we cannot leave a single person in this nation behind because everyone is gifted by god. let us lift people up. so that they can make the most of their lives. [applause]
>> hold on one second. wait for the mic. >> i think you are a really talented, really inspirational lady. i think you would be a great president. what would be the first thing you would do in office? >> thank you. [applause] maybe you want to be president some day? i could warm up the chair for you. [laughter] >> there are several things that have to be dealt with immediately. one of them, which i spoke about a few minutes ago, involves sending a signal to the world that we are 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 will lead. we need a real reset in how the world views of this nation. the second thing i will do on day one is start a conversation about this blueprint. because we don't have a lot of time. this is urgent. you know that. you feel that. you feel that unless we get this nation headed in a different direction, we will continue to lose something important. get the smartphones ready. we will go to congress, talk about it. the third thing, early on, is to start to roll back this web of complexity that has been rolled out. we have become, ladies and gentlemen, a nation of rules, not a nation of laws.
think of all the rules coming from washington, d.c. in the last 50 years. can you think of a single rule, regulation, that we have repealed in the last 50 years? the last thing we repealed is ronald reagan repealed the 55 mile per hour national speed limit. we talked about we have to repeal obama care. the fcc rolled out 400 pages of rules over the internet. it is not helping us. the epa now controls 99% of the water in this nation. we saw how well that worked out for flint, michigan. the point is, ladies and gentlemen, we have to start right away. it is urgent work. we have to restore possibility for every american. we have to cut government down to size and hold the government responsible. we have to put citizens back in charge. that work starts on day one and
must continue every day. your work starts on tuesday -- actually, it starts now. walk out of 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 individual and life. we are exceptional because we know each of us are gifted by god. we are exceptional also because we know in 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 hands of the few. 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. it is time. we must take our country back. god bless you. thank you for being here. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> come on up and have a picture. i have one rule. one picture, one vote for me. all right.
ok. you have got to get your dad to vote for me, right? that is the deal. and your mom, all right? thank you. help me out. we will see you at church tomorrow. looking forward to that. nothing is happening there. you have got your flashlight on there or something. thank you. >> thank you for running, carly. >> good luck. >> thank you. good. you help me, all right? you help me. ok. i'm counting on you.
hi. you're probably not quite old enough to vote. maybe you can get your dad to vote for me? all right. there you go. thank you. >> hello. >> hi. where's your camera? >> you definitely have our vote. >> thank you. >> that's how it happens. >> good. >> nice to meet you. are you going to vote for me? >> of course. >> good. thank you. thank you. >> hi, nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. who is got a camera? that means i got a vote.
you want me to sign your book? that means your mom and dad are going to vote for me. spell your name. ok. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. that was an awesome question. what is your name? my granddaughter's name is morgan. morgan's best friend is madison. are you sisters? >> yeah. >> i got a call morgan, my morgan. i met a morgan and a madison today. my morgan and madison both wear glasses. ok. and here is dad. >> thank you. >> here's your pen. nice to meet you. all right.
ok. do we get mom and dad's vote? >> absolutely. >> thank you very much. talk to everybody you know. goodbye morgan. goodbye madison. and this is emily? >> thank you so much. >> thank you, emily. i am counting on you. i'm counting on you. >> hi, nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> we saw you at the winery. you got my vote today.
thank you for showing up. what is your name? >> sophie. >> ok. what your name? >> ava. >> thank you. make sure your mom both on tuesday. bug her. you want in? we are doing a selfie here. >> thank you. >> you're the first candidate i have felt compelled to give money to. >> well, thank you. >> thank you for your service. >> talk to everybody you know. hi, colleen from rhode island. are you on board? >> thank you for doing that. >> thank you for coming today. >> thank you. >> and now press one for yes. that will work. >> we appreciate that. >> thank you. >> you do everything you can do and i won't falter, all right? hi, nice to meet you. all right. >> i am rooting for you.
>> ok. keep going. well, you can help me. you keep going. >> thank you so much. >> i'm counting on you. i'm counting on you too, sir. >> i enjoyed hearing you talk. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> spread the word. >> thank you. you talk to everybody you know. that is how it's going to happen. i will keep going. ok. >> thank you.
how about that. ok? >> i was too embarrassed to mention it during the question-and-answer. what would your position be -- are college kids are getting out of school with no jobs. >> that's part of why we need to get small businesses going again. we need to make sure that this is the best nation in the world for a job. we have to fight for all of the jobs. we are not fighting for our jobs. >> i don't know if it had to do a taxation. >> if we would tax less with less complexity, the jobs would
go up. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> jim. how are you. made a convert. >> you have my vote. >> thank you for putting up with everything. >> all right. i'm glad you converted. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> spread the word. hello. what is your name? >> hannah. >> you look very beautiful today. what is your name? hannah and liam.
>> ok. now i know why it is hannah and liam. sure. >> one for me and one for hannah. >> ok. your job on tuesday is to make sure that mom and dad go to vote, ok? that's right. you have to hook up that dogsled, talk to everybody you know, ok? talk at church tomorrow. ok. there you go. now we have a picture, ok. thank you so much. >> we will get everybody in.
>> mom, don't disappear there. >> perfect. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> awesome. it kind of clarifies what is going on. >> it does. >> thank you for the opportunity to hear you speak. >> thank you. i hope i have your support. yes? >> i am still thinking. >> that is my rule. one picture, one vote. >> smile. >> thank you. >> two of your answers were the best i have heard from anybody. >> thank you. >> foreign leadership and
helping people, beautiful explanation. >> thank you. talk to everybody you know. >> i will. >> thank you. >> national review is having a debate watch party. i'm just saying. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> am i going to be your first vote? i am honored to be your first vote. thank you. hi. >> thank you so much.
>> thank you. talk to everybody you know. how are you? >> hold it down. there. >> there you go. thank you. >> you're voting for me, right? >> absolutely. >> that will count. all right, just talk to everybody you know in new hampshire, all right? >> best of luck. >> thank you. >> i can't wait to see debate hillary. >> ok. are you going to vote for me? are you going to talk them into it?
>> i'm still holding out hope you will be in the debate tonight. >> votes are more important than even a debate. thank you very much. how you doing? >> good. >> oh, i got it. >> ok. good. >> i can't believe you have a christie sticker. you know the rule here. you're going to change her mind. there you go. take that one off. you make him change his mind. >> thank you so much. >> you welcome. >> i appreciate you being a great role model for all of us. >> i'm going to count on you. don't let your mom forget. all right.
>> thank you very much. >> you're welcome. hi. nice to meet you. all right. thank you. i'm counting on your help. >> thank you very much. >> you're welcome. thanks a lot. i'm counting on your help. you help me win, all right? >> thank you so much. >> even if i don't, i can win, so help me. >> i'm converted after bringing her here today. >> thank you. that's fantastic. i'm honored. >> that was fantastic.
>> thank you. i'm counting on your help. >> thank you for being here this morning. >> it is the little things, right? >> thank you. >> thank you. help me. how are you doing? good. >> thank you. >> i hope you will support me. thank you. sure. are you get a vote for me? are you old enough? can you make your mom vote for me? thank you. ok.
i hope you will help me. >> i would do my best. >> all right. thank you. have a great day. hi. how are you doing? did you wear your special earings? >> i am brook's dad. >> you have to get your dad to vote for me, ok? i'm counting on you. get your dad to vote for me. thank you, dad. >> thank you. >> of course. you're welcome. hi. how are you doing? >> thank you very much. >> thank you.
>> 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. >> let me ask you this -- you have had all of these insiders and the nation is more divided than ever. go to carly for president and get more information. ehe american people hav found common ground. it is not working for any of us anymore. no picture until you decide to vote. that is the deal. >> one basic question. were you a girl scout? >> i was a brownie. and then we moved a lot and so i 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? >> the game is rigged. 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? >> i think it is shameful that a bunch of executives in new york and washington, d.c. have decided that they can determine who the people of new hampshire hear 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. >> what is your strategy? talking to voters. the last time i looked, voters mattered. last time i looked, it is roads that determine elections. debates are important, no doubt. but a debate does not an election make. voters can make a president so i will put my faith in the first of the nation primary in new hampshire. thanks.
country back. the game is rigged. i will not be on the stage but vote for me. >> carly fiorina makes her way outside this elementary school. we are in hillsboro county, west of manchester. i want to share with you the front page of today's union leader. donald trump is blasted for taking a snow day. he was supposed to be here 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? >> i have been with carly for 34 years. i have seen her do amazing things. from the time she left business school all the way up to becoming the ceo to the largest tech company in the world. i know for a fact that thinks she did as a ceo are unprecedented and unique. >> as her husband, what has this experience been like for you? >> it is grueling. long schedules.
we frequently split up. i will be in new hampshire 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 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? >> she is an inspiring motivator for any girl my age. she is so inspirational. i was looking forward to seeing her. >> are you and your family supporting her? >> yes. i am 12 years old. i go to sanborn regional elementary school and my favorite things to learn is 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. she 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 wavering independent? >> it was hard to tell. i heard a few people who came to watch. she 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 you came out today. >> my name is joe and i came out because i support carly. i love her business experience and her focus. she is very prepared. i like that she is not your 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 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. that 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. i get at least five calls each day from pollsters. i have only recently started to answer them. >> a lot of ads on television. >> and in the 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. >> when i first heard about her 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. she tells me that she is capable 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. and i like her knowledge of technology. i think she has what it takes to 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 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,
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inconvenience their own lives to make that come true. hollandon q&a, jesse discusses his book "the invisibles: the untold stories of the african-american slaves in the white house." they were all slave owners. iny word -- they would bring slaves from their plantations. george washington did this as well. he brought in slaves to new york city from mount vernon. they served as the domestic staff to the united states president. 8:00 p.m. q&a at eastern. the executive director of the new hampshire institute of politics recaps saturday nights republican debate. later, the former new hampshire
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