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out? and i hope you have -- you want to have someone that actually has proven skills of leadership through life. my life is really organized in a couple of ways. one, before i metly wife culumba in the 44 years in the time i did meet her, she changed my life. it's a transformational part of my existence. i've been married now 42 years and am blessed to have a great family. my life also has been formed by the 32 years in the private sector where the world doesn't work exactly the way the central planners want it, right? anybody in business will tell you it's not always one step forward, left-right, left-right. we don't march in place in a dynamic world. we have 10 steps forward and then a five-step setback. you dust yourself off and move from it and move on. it's called life. then i had eight years as governor of the state of florida where i got to learn about leadership as well. i want to tell you three stories of leadership. this, by the bay, is not my stump speech.
i didn't want to honor the row theriens with something a little less political if you don't mind. when i was governor of the state of florida, i had a chance to serve in a way that was really important. it's easy to serve when things are going great. it's a little harder when things get tough. in our case, one of those tough challenges was eight hurricanes, four tropical storms in 16 months. eight hurricanes, four tropical storms in 16 months. anybody in the insurance business here? we had 1.2 million property claims, property losses, 1.2 million. that's double the number of homes in new hampshire just to in perspective. uninsured and insured losses of $150 billion, there was a point in time we could not find commercial insurance, property insurance, it did not exist. we wiped out the entire capital structure of the reinsureance business and the insurance businesses. and if you can't get insurance, you can't get a loan. if you can't get a loan, you can't expand the business.
the state was in a perilous place for sure. and if you don't get power, you lose your food. if you don't have food, your children go hungry. people were losing their jobs. it was a great challenge. and it was the greatest joy of my life to be a servant at that time. i'll never forget working with the salvation army all across the state or the red cross, the people that just acting on their hearts showed up to be able to work. we mobilized it and made it efficient and we were there on the ground within 24 hours. one time i went to a place called bare foot bay. have you been there? it's the largest mobile home manufactured home community in the world. it's like 5,000 units. and the storm, francis or eugene hit it, hit it hard. more than 3/4 of the houses were completely destroyed. i show up at the community center and this woman wearing a salvation army t-shirt comes and hugs me. i'm a hugger. i like hugs. but she kept hugging me and
hugging me and she didn't want to let go. i mean, she literally just wanted a long embrace by someone who was a leader. and it worked. we recovered faster than anybody could imagine. she actually was a volunteer for the salvation army even though she had her house completely wiped out, she lost everything. and her response was to be able to help other people that were in even worse conditions than she was. i was inspired by this. a leader that has a servant's heart, that has the skills of organization. no one ever heard me complain about fema. there were reasons i could have, trust me. no one ever heard me say the dog ate my home work. it was my successors fault, my predecessor's fault. no one heard the outrage in florida because we were all in. and we helped our state rebound. and when katrina hit, it hit florida first.
and then it grew into the gulf and created at one point the largest storm in american history, it was a cat-5 storm. as it was heading north, headed to pensacola where the year before we had hurricane ivan, a cat-3 storm that devastated pensacola and we mobilized 500 people heading west and then the storm waggles further to the west. so craig fugate now the director of fema, the best choice barack obama has made of any of his appointments called me up and said what do we do? the storm is going to hit mississippi. i said keep going. we'll figure it out later. the rules didn't allow us to do this but we went and were the first responders to save people's lives. we were the ones that created the emergency rooms out of nothing. we were the ones that were the police officers, the city managers. we were all in. 2,300 volunteers over the next two months were in southern mississippi taking care of mississippians. we ended up getting reimbursed
$143 million. i didn't ask what the rules were. i did what was right. and that's the kind of leadership we now need in washington, d.c. i don't know about you, but i'm really kind of tired of politicians that blame their predecessors. i have a personal feeling about this just having watched it kind of for a while. in my place to you, when i'm president of the united states, i will not blame barack obama for a single thing because the day i'm sworn into office, it's on my watch. whatever it is. [applause] >> the second story is, the story in a world where strength is measured by the volume of your voice these days or how profane you can be or how you insult somebody. this is a story of real strength. and it's the story of a leader that listens first and learns along the way. what i've learned in my life experience is the greatest insights i get is when i'm not
talking. when i'm listening. and i decided as a governor that i would create a system where i could listen to people. there is a lot of discussion about emails these days. go to jebemails.com and there are 30,000 emails. you can get them if you want. they are all the interactions between constituents and me. some of them let me have it. some were not happy with their governor at the time. others were asking me for all sorts of things. a lady in delray beach sent me an email saying there's a varmit in my attic, what are you doing about it? lo and behold i got up at 10:00 at night the next morning and sent her an email saying i'm on it and the next day i called the city manager of delray beach and said there's a varmit in this lady's attic, what are you going to do about it? and by 3:00 the animal control folks were out and got the varmit out.
small things like that to other things. but it's important to realize if you don't have a human contact through all this stuff, it doesn't matter. if you don't have a servant's heart, it doesn't matter. it's not about the people we elect, it's about the people that are there to serve. they set up an elaborate system to make sure i constantly was listening to people. i met through the internet literally thousands of people that didn't get their -- wasn't working, life wasn't working well for them or they had an interaction with the courts that wasn't right or the child welfare system wasn't broken. it allowed me to understand that people didn't think that everything was going right because it wasn't. i'll never forget getting emails from women who were not getting court ordered child support payments. man, i got more of those than -- it just was mind-numbing the number of people, mostly men, who just abandoned their commitments to their children. and so i ended up creating a consee argee service -- concierge service inside the
department of revenue and the woman in charge pounded these guys to submission. she'd chase them down around the country. it could have been a great reality tv show. i admired her so much. and we kept tabs of the results. more importantly, by listening to these women that weren't getting their children's support, court ordered support, i learned our system was completely broken. so par from having a concierge service, we transformed our system of child support by using technology better , by changing the laws and creating more penalties for men that could have paid but didn't. and the net result was because i took the time to listen first. and then using my business experience, develop a strategy to implement a different approach.
two armed camps. we've got the red camp and blue camp and they don't talk to each other and there's no personal trust, there's no friendships, there's no assumption that someone that might not agree with you might be wrong. they might not be bad. in fact, the whole game now is played where you demonize people that disagree with you rather than respectfully say maybe have you thought about it in a different way? and even when there are wins, which is the first step we need to get back to where even when eople agree, they don't agree. their country is much better than this. we need a leader that focuses on accepting personal responsibility, having a servant's heart but also having the creativity of leadership to solve problems again. because people in this country are deserving far better than what they're getting today.
i laid out all sorts of detailed plans and don't recent on nate in the world in-- don't resonate in the world that these guys cover when you're focused on the process. detailed plans require a leader that brings people along. the big three accomplishments of this president have been obamacare, dodd-frank and the stimulus where he worked with congress. he would add a few things that he's done unilaterally through executive orders for sure. those three things did not have a single republican vote. you cannot do this without a single vote from the other party. it never creates a stability in our process. we've got to figure out using the nixon to china moment how we get back to fixing things, whatever it is. it could be addiction which is a significant problem in this state and across the country. my wife and i have firsthand experience of what it's like to be a mom and dad of a child who
spiraled out of control because of her adetections -- akicks and challenges in a -- addictions and challenging in a highly public way. i know a lot of people are suffering. it's not a republican issue or democratic issue. there's a way to forge a consensus on this and the next president better work on it because our country is lagging behind and we don't zeve it because we're still the most extraordinary country on the face of the earth. my place to you is i will use every ounce of leadership i have to use a consensus. it's not a sign of weakness to say i want to find common ground. it's not a sign of weakness to have the creativity to get others to get to yes. you don't violate your principles by doing this. i was a governor of a state, the most conservative reform minded governor probably in the country in the last 30 years. we eliminated affirmative action and replaced it with a leadership model that brought more hispanic kids it our universities. i created the first and second and third statewide voucher
programs in the state. we privatized, if you will, we moved to a community based model for our child welfare system with a far better result. we led the nation in job growth seven out of eight years. we were one of two states to go to a triple-a bond rating. i'm a kevintive and we disrupted the old order. you can fire government workers in florida for cause. there's no lifetime protections of employment. during my time we led the nation in job growth but 11% fewer workers in the state government were there, 13,000 fewer government workers. we can do these things. but it's going to require leadership, not a talker. and at the end of the day put aside all the records. there's going to be something that's going to happen. i don't know what it is. but i hope you want someone that has a steady hand, who loves this country, who is focused on serving people, has the steadiness to stay the course when necessary and will inspire us to all try to be better, to be better and do better and keep us safe.
that's my mission. and i hope that you'll consider supporting me tomorrow. i'm excited. the final thing i'll say is how much i've enjoyed campaigning here. if a while i was kind of -- i didn't want to show up in new hampshire because i didn't want any speculation about whether i was going to run or not. i didn't know if i was going to do it but since i've gotten here, i've been all in. and i've enjoyed interacting with people that really love this country, that ask the right questions, that challenge the candidates. i'm a better person and i'm certainly a better candidate because of the near hundred events i've done and i appreciate the fact that you all have created the first in the nation primary in a way that does challenge us all. so i'm humbly asking for your support on tuesday and will not let you down. thank you all very much. [applause]
>> we'll take questions from members of the rotary club of nashua. jim mccormick? [inaudible question] jeb: the ideal situation would be to overturn the supreme court ruling that allows for the unregulated money to be inent and regulated money for the campaign. i would turn that on its head if i could. i think campaigns should be personally accountable and responsible for the money they receive. i don't think we need to restrict it. voters will have the ability to say i'm not voting for you because schmlak gave you money. but the key is transparency over the amount of money and who gives it and have it with 48-hour turnaround. that would be the appropriate thing. then a candidate would be held accountable for whatever comes to the voters through the campaign. unfortunately, the supreme court ruling makes that at
least temporarily impossible. so it's going to require an amendment to the constitution. there's a growing sense we need to amend the constitution, though. there's a growing sense. because of the lack of a balanced budget. because of giving back the power of line item veto power. i would support term limits. florida has term limits and works really well. you have young, dynamic people that emerge. i don't know if will weatherford is here, my good friend. will was speaker of the house for two years when he was in his early 30's and there hasn't been anybody -- there's been really good speakers but no one as good as him. he never would have been a speaker had there not be term limits because he rose and he's an extraordinary leader. he'd be a back venturer in some states where there is not change. he certainly would be a back venturer in the congress. so the possibility of a state driven convention process is growing. and i would encourage it
because i think forcing the federal government to do what states have to do to balance the budget, giving the executive the power to use line item veto power to bring discipline is a good thing and term limits would be. so that's the fourth possibility could be overturning the supreme court decision and creating greater transparency for how you raise money and how you spend it. yes, sir. m i doing this or you? i'll keep my mouth shut. [laughter] jeb: good judgment, though. >> here in if new hampshire we're having to grapple with underfunded federal mandates once again. as govenor, you have the unique perspective of having to deal with that issue, so i'd really love to hear how, one, what your position would be on under funded federal mandates and two, how being a govenor gives you a very unique perspective.
jeb: it makes my head explode when you bring up the subject at least because it's almost every one of the mandate is underfunded. and the better -- and because washington doesn't change, we have a 20th century set of rules on top of a 21st century world. so the opportunity here is to say if we weren't doing it this way, how would we do it? that's another sign of leadership, by the way, is to force that conversation to take place because if you get comfortable with what you have, it gets pretty ugly pretty quick. do you think we would organize w we educate children with 13,174 government run highly politicized unionized monopolies as the means by which children learn? do you think it's appropriate how our health care system exists where it was designed after world war ii and the korean war as an inducement to hire g.i.'s so there was an
reduction in health care for companies but not one for individuals so you have this big dislocation that's grown and grown. so one of the great opportunities is to say how do we create the environment where you get to start over again and renew these important programs? and the best way to do it is to shift power back to the states. so i've laid out plans on medicaid, on transportation, on education. in florida, we have the largest universal pre-k program. it's a voluntary program for 4-year-olds. 80% of kids go to literacy based programs as 4-year-olds. it's a high priority. and we have the greatest learning gains for the little kids in reading because of this and no social promotion policy. but we have 22 federal programs with all sorts of rules on top of it. 44 programs, $22 billion. i would take the money and say florida, you want to create your early literacy program? then take the money, no rules, you go do it. we just want better outcomes.
transportation. e.p.a. should delegate authority back to the states as it relates to managing water and air, making sure that the outcomes are there so that, you know, you're serious about this. but that would save billions of dollars and it would be the best means by which to deal with these unfunded mandates. if you eliminate the mandate and allow states to create it, no one can be complaining. so i will be a 10th amendment president. our bill of rights is a packaged deal, by the way. if you like the first, then you kind of have to go along with the fourth and the second and the 10th and all the rest of them, too. >> before we take the next question, if you are parked on the street coming into the country club, you are parked in a fire zone and you need to move your car immediately so we can get deliveries in and we don't have a safety issue, these. last question. jeb: it's my tendency to do
that, i apologize. [inaudible question] >> my baby will be a graduate of the naval academy. jeb: congratulations. >> so i'm asking this question not only as a citizen, but what are you going to do to give our military and leadership the tools that they need to keep our country safe? jeb: great question and it's one that's been at the core of my campaign, to be honest with you. i had a chance to give a speech at the citadel which is a phenomenal school in charleston, south carolina, where i laid out a strategy of eliminating the sequester first and foremost. it's devastating the cuts that have taken place in the sequester are disproportionately hitting the military.
and it's short term so people can't plan. we're not long-range planning anymore in the department of defensened they are using contingency money to fill gaps and there isn't strategic investing going on over the long haul. eliminating the sequester and rebuilding the army back up to a 490,000 troop level, one of the challenges is someone who is about ready to enlist as four years out but as an officer, you'll know this is the deployments are too long, whether you're a reservist or guard member or enlisted, the deployments are too long and puts real strains on family life because as we cut the military, the mission still exists and the support and training subsides, the equipment gets older but the mission still exists and we're putting people in harm's way for an extended period of time. building the marine levels back up to where they were and the army back to 490,000 is the first step. secondly, we need major procurement reform. we have airplanes that are
older than the pilots, a lot older. to b-52, talk about nixon china with eyes glazed over, mention harry truman, we're talking about their grandparents. and we're not modernizing the equipment necessary to fight fiercely and fight in a way 5 -- in a way that protects the recruits. donald trump was asked about the nuclear triad and he clearly had no clue what he was talking about. it was obvious beyond belief. it was so scary because we need to modernize that effect as well. across the specter we need to rebuild the military. then we need a commander in chief that won't impose political considerations on top of the department of defense. in return for reform and modernization, which is essential, we ought to have the backs of the military. the commander in chief should not try to politicize things
and centralize power inside the national security council. when i'm president, i will have the backs of the military and i'll ask for options. you don't outsource this and say the military says this. you accept responsibility. but you're there to provide support. all the support necessary to achieve the mission. and i think we need to be very strategic about when we use force. it can't be at the drop of a hat. but it can't be never. there has to be some feeling the united states will act in the security interests and there's doubts about that. we talk a good game but then don't back it up. if you're looking for someone who is maybe less verbose, who won't talk about red lines without backing it up or talk about russia being a regional power and allow ukraine to be invaded 30 days later or talk about isis being the j.v. team, yeah, really, that didn't work out so well. maybe less talk but an assurance that our friend know they have our back and our enemies fear us a bit. that's how you create stability
and security. the greatest victory would be that your son in service to his country, which he'll be an extraordinary officer of the greatest fighting force known to man, that he's never engaged in that battle. that would be the ultimate measurement of success, not because we cut and run but because we were so strong and sure of america's leadership in the world that others feared us when it was appropriate to fear us, and our friend knew we had their back. we've got to get back to that. it's called peace through strength and it's not a cliche. it used to be the bipartisan consensus in this country. and i hope we get back to that. finally, the best way to assure that you have the support of the troops outside of the military context is to reform the department of veterans' affairs. it's unconscionable we've allowed that to run down. and the best way to start that process of reform other than career civil service reform where you fire incompetent people is to also give veterans choice cards, choices so that they can go to their private
doctor or clinic where a hospital here, you know, in nashua, instead of having to go down to boston -- in these town hall meetings i've heard so many stories of people just getting the runaround, including two days ago in bedford, i think it was, there are 700 people and the last question, thank god, i asked this woman and she said i've got a complicated story but i've got to tell it. my dad who is here had a -- i got a bill eight years after he had a procedure for $2,000 more i think she said than what we paid before. so eight years later they get an invoice and then shortly thereafter, they get a death certificate. her dad apparently, according to the department of veterans' affairs, is dead and i promise you he was there. and the benefits outside of the department of affairs get cut off like social security, maybe medicare and others, they stop. but the benefits inside the department of veterans' affairs continue.
which is like one bad -- like one nightmare after a nightmare and it took them nine months to fix it. this is a real story here in new hampshire. i can promise you the best way to show respect outside of rebuilding our military to the men and women in uniform is to fix that mess as fast as i can. applause jeb: that's it? thank you. you're kicking me out the door? [applause] >> governor, thank you very much for joining us today. i believe your schedule has a hard stop. there are more than a million rotarians around this globe and we all share four tests that guide our daily interaction with each other, with our friends, with our co-workers. this club has added a fifth test. and before you run, i would invite you to join us. i will gavel the meeting closed
afterwards, ask rotarians to stay on so we can conduct a little bit of business. so as row theriens and -- so as rotarians and members of this club, there are five things to keep in mind. is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned? will it build goodwill and better friendships, will it be beneficial to all concerned? and will it be fun? [applause]
>> in our live road to the white house coverage continues here on c-span. this time we are in nashua, new hampshire. this is the nashua community college, you probably guessed. this is the gym at the community college. florida center marco rube row is set to speak to reporters ere. it was scheduled to start in 6:30 but pushed it back to 6:45. and open here live the line, 202-748-8920. and for all others, whether you're supporting republican candidates or democratic candidates, 2012-748-8921. we'll look at twitter as well. you can post up your comments at c-span and read some of those and tweets from reporters in new hampshire and covering not only this event but a number of the events throughout
the state. some of which we covered. and still more to come tonight. we'll have bernie sanders tonight at 8:00 eastern, what's described as a concert and rally for bernie sanders at 8:00. that will be live here on c-span and hope to follow that with your calls as well. so there you see the numbers on the screen, 02-748-8920. rubio supporters. and for all others, even if you're not going to vote, 202-748-8921. performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp.2016] >> we'll show you the rolling average, at least of this afternoon from real clear politics, here's how things stand. they show donald trump with a 15.9% edge. there he is, 30.7% over marco rubio's 14.8%. this is a rolling average of
polls from real clear politics. john kasich, 13%, ted cruz, 12.7%. jeb bush, 10.5%, chris christie, 5.3%. carly fiorina at 4.3% and ben carson at 2.8%. there are other polls coming out. we saw a few minutes ago another poll pop up and we'll get that on the screen. as we wait to hear from marco rubio in nashua, new hampshire. let's hear from rubio supporter mitch in paris, florida. good evening, mitch. mitch: yes, as far as rubio being scripted, as far as rubio repeating the same things over and over, that's what they all do. here's trump, i'm going to build a wall and mexico is go to pay for it. i'm going to build a wall, mexico is going to pay for it. here's christy, i'm the only one on the stage as having the experience and blah, blah, blah. they're all the same.
so to try to pen it on rubio, he's the only one that's robotic. they're all the same. and i think what it is, is the mostly liberal media, they don't want rubio to win because he's the biggest competition to the liberal candidate. >> what about his performances of the florida senator, the other criticisms, some of the other candidates have made is his inexperience and he's kind of in the same situation, they say, as barack obama was as a freshman senator. you're in florida, what do you think of his role as a senator so far? caller: you rarely read anything negative about rubio in the state of florida. the bottom line to that is when the candidate for the democrats eight years ago ran for president, he didn't have the experience, the leadership skills that rubio had already shown in the house here in florida. he also was not in the foreign relations committee situations. it was rubio, by the way, in a debate that said what russia would do about syria.
and he pinpointed it and he laid it out and told everybody on the stage and in the debate exactly what russia would do and two weeks later, russia did exactly what rubio said he would do. so you know, as far as age, i was a youngster when john fitzgerald kennedy was elected president and i'm not comparing rubio to kennedy but i can only say this, i'm not afraid of youth. i'm in a business that youth have a tremendous amount to do with the success and failure of. and when a man nps his middle 40's, he's what he is. and i think rubio is going to be one outstanding person. and the thing i like about him, he's a kevintive with warmth. he doesn't come across cold as a conservative. he's more -- i don't even like to use the term reaganesque so many years ago but he has the warmth more of a reagan and i think that's what it's going to take to win on the republican side. you can't just be against everything. you have to have some warmth for humanity.
and i think rubio has that warmth and genuineness and i think his background of where he came from, his family heritage, etc., so forth, and of course i'm not hispanic. but frankly, i have to be honest with you. they're making a big deal out of a black being elected president, a big deal about a woman being elected president. where are the big deals being made of a hispanic being president. you hardly hear that mentioned. host: we go to james next who is on our others line. james, your call from augusta, georgia, so far from what you've seen in iowan and new hampshire, who do you support, republican caller? caller: right now i support donald trump. and the thing about donald trump is that i'm -- frankly, i'm fed up with washington politics. politicians in general. and especially washington politicians. and i like the fact that donald trump is a businessman.
donald trump has been the -- he's been there, he's done that. and he's been very successful in the business world. and while these politicians have spent billions and billions of dollars raising our tax dollars to put earmarks and things like that, donald trump has made billions and billions of dollars over the years. so, you know, instead of wasting our money, donald trump made money. donald trump nk is flogged by -- and you can say the same thing about carly fiorina. but, you know, i just don't think she has a chance for the nomination. host: by the way, we covered both candidates, carly fiorina
on an 8:30 eastern breakfast and middle of the day donald trump in a rally in new hampshire and both of those, all of our coverage available at c-span.org. just to reset and let you know, in about 10 minutes we expect to hear from marco rubio, speaking before a crowd at the nashua community college in new hampshire, gathered in the gym here, later on tonight at 8:00. it will be bernie sanders. we'll cover that live as well, 202-748-8924 rubio supporters and 8921. all others to los angeles. and howard is a rubio supporter there. caller: yes. i just have a simple question, a short question. what's rubio's plans for space? does he have any programs coming up? host: have you heard anything? caller: me? he said he would put money into it but i do not know if he has a plan to go to the moon or what his -- if he has a set plan, a goal.
host: let's hear from columbus, ohio. this is davis in columbus, ohio, a republican caller there. who do you like so far? caller: i like kasich. my name is ms. brown. yes, i would like to pay the $134 million to make john kasich president and c-span has my money. and i wanted to give $60 billion for programs and projects. and to put this country back in working condition. we need john kasich because he's a good republican govenor of ohio. host: thanks for your call on john kasich. a tweet here from dan tuey who writes for "the union leader" in new hampshire and here's his tweet, former senator gordon umphrey will be in dixville,
knox. the primary gets underway. as a programming know, mr. tuohy will join us from our set in manchester, the morning of the primary and washington journal gets underway at 7:00 eastern and he'll join us at 7:45. raleigh, north carolina, ethan is a rubio supporter there. good evening. go ahead. caller: good evening. so there was a comment made earlier, i think the first caller on rubio's experience. first of all, the whole debate that happened is really kind of sad to see christie being kind of like that tough guy mafioso, a person -- i don't want a person to remind me of the godfather be a president of my country. the whole way that debate went out in terms of that brutal attack i think was completely unprofessional. but in terms of the comment
that was being referenced to experience, i would ask why isn't anyone asking about donald trump's experience and who is the frontrunner. donald trump has experience in terms of running a business but that's not the kind of experience you need to be president of the united states. he has zero experience to be president of the united states and neither does ben carson but yet nobody is talking about that. that would be my biggest -- biggest question and probably what rubio could have answered is he doesn't have any experience but yet he does have experience in the senate, he ran a full term in the senate and worked in the florida legislature and been in politics for a long time so why does that not count towards experience yet donald trump and rubio they have zero experience and nobody is saying anything. host: we are waiting to hear from the candidate here in nashua, new hampshire. let's hear from our -- the others line, an independent in missouri. it's pat. good afternoon. caller: good afternoon, thank for you taking my call.
i want to say the gentleman previously said marco rubio has no experience and he's absolutely right. and as a floridian, i just want to say he won't win the republican primary down here much less take the country. but i think people ought to be asking what has he done? what has he done for florida and what has he done as a senator? as far as i'm concerned personally, he's done absolutely nothing. thank you. host: your primary is coming up the middle of march. i appreciate your call, pat. let's hear from phyllis who is in new hampshire in dover, new hampshire, and is a rubio supporter. caller: hello. host: hi, phyllis. caller: hi. you know, the comments that were made during the debate, what marco was trying to clear to us.
the supporters and people in the state that listened to him got the message loud and clear that it was not because of obama's lack of experience in the senate that we feel he ailed so missably -- misserably as president but because of his policies. and marco rubio has the policies that we are supporting as republicans and that we feel he can -- he would be able to be an excellent president. he has the momentum and the charisma and the integrity. host: phyllis, what do you hear of after that debate saturday night and the confrontation between chris christie and marco rubio among your fellow supporters of rubio and your neighbors in new hampshire, what do you hear about the
aftermath, the fallout from that? caller: we put it in a much different perspective than perhaps they did the people that haven't had weeks and weeks and months of seeing him on the ground and needing him -- meeting him personally. that one compressor part where he seemed to be repeating himself was a little bit of frustration that they weren't really getting, that it was not because of obama's lack of i erience and lack of -- mean, obama was never considered to be an ignorant or clueless person. he's quite bright. and what he did he did deliberately. it wasn't because of his lack of experience. and i think the rest of the debate, he's head and shoulders
on national security and so many of the other issues that are important to us here. he's really bright. i think he's made a lot of contributions in the senate. too bad we didn't have an opportunity to list. host: thanks for calling in. we are live on c-span waiting to hear from marco rubio. don't know if this is his final event of the fight here, just bout 6:45 on the east coast. a reminder we'll be with bernie sanders at 8:00 eastern. phones are open, 202-748-8920 or 8921. this is the depim at nashua community college. and a tweet from the reporter george bennett of the palm beach post and a photo outside the no dribbling policy outside the marco rubio event at nashua community college in new hampshire. i don't think they have to worry about that this evening.
let's go to maine and a independent supporter there. who do you like? caller: right now i'm torn between bernie sanders and donald trump. i can explain that by saying if you're headed for going over a cliff, you either have to make a course correction by going left or going right. either way you'll be safe and on land rather than going off the cliff. i just want to say that right w senators marco rubio are undermining u.s. policy against israeli settlement expansion. they have a bill that they're utting over in congress. to defend activity. so much for national security. that's just going to escalate further problems. between israel -- in israel.
so wake up, people. please. thank you. host: jacksonville, florida. let's go to our rubio line. jacksonville, florida, william. go ahead. caller: good evening and thank you for letting me get on. i think if you were to line up all of the candidates and actually listen to them hit on the points, the major points of their pulse -- host: we'll let you go, sir, looks like he's coming in. marco rubio live here on -span. [crowd chanting "marco"] >> polo. >> marco. marco: polo.
host: we saw marco rubio come out momentarily and may have seen fox news' megyn kelly. they're going to do an interview and we'll let that happen and stay here live in nashua on c-span waiting live for senator rubio to address his supporters and we'll open up our phone lines for your thoughts and comments. we have set aside a line for rubio supporters, 202-748-8920. all others, whether it's democratic or republican candidate you support or no candidates, that line is 202-748-8921. mention some polling coming out, wmur tweeting final wmur democratic poll, sanders continues to hold a huge lead. and emerson polling, a republican poll, new hampshire g.o.p. poll results, all of
this after the saturday night debate. the results, trump 31%, bush 16%, kasich at 13%. marco rubio 12% and ted cruz 11%. again, polls ahead of the primary tomorrow. and it won't be -- it will be some 24 hours or so from now that the polls will be closing up in new hampshire. your calls momentarily here on -span. >> can you come over and stee me in the studio? >> can i have a picture of the two of you? >> were you on air last night? >> yeah. >> was that live? >> yeah. i heard them announce it. >> i hope you weren't watching it. >> i was watching to see who was going to be on and i thought it was live. >> it was if youy, the most
bizarre experience. he was out of character. t's like the real him. marco: the one on nbc, "fallen." megyn: he's genuinely warm. he seems edgier. marco: i've done fallen and he's great. megyn: i'd like to see you on that show. marco: i'm sure i'll have to do t. megyn: hi, guys. host: megyn kelly taping an interview for her program later on. marco rubio will be speaking to reporters here at nashua community college shortly. stay on live with c-span and continue with your calls and comments. we'll go to the rubio line and this is albany, work and claudine. caller: i wanted his mailing
address so i could send him some money. host: i'm sure there's a website or toll-free phone line. caller: i don't have a computer so it has to be done by phone. can i share with you one reason i like rubio? host: of course, yes. caller: i'm a christian, i'm not jewish but i love his attitude towards -- and his what dge of what is real, he's going through. and he understands israel. that's one thing i like about him. he's also knowledgeable about other things. and i agreed with him when he said that obama knows exactly what he's doing. i think a lot of people forget that obama was mentored for 20 years by a man who does not like america.
and so i think rubio is right on. and anyhow, i need his address because i want to send him a little money and a little encouragement. host: you never know. there may be a rubio supporter that calls and gives us the number. i unfortunately can't do that for you. we appreciate your comments this evening. let's go to madison, connecticut. and owen, a democrat there. who are you supporting so far owen? owen: oh, hi. i am a bernie sanders supporter, strong supporter. and we've been traveling around new hampshire on behalf of bernie going door to door. we met a lot of actually supportive trump supporters. i think they both speak to the same concern and that is there's too much money and too much corruption in politics and a lot of candidates such as rubio come across as very polished and have a lot of strong financial supporters.
but they really don't represent the people. so, you know, i have a little bit of sympathy for trump supporters if not for trump because i think they are on the same path as bernie supporters. host: are you back in connecticut now or staying in new hampshire through the primary? caller: back in connecticut. i was up there yesterday. host: ok. got it. and after new hampshire, bernie sanders has a strong lead, assuming he does win by whatever, how do you feel about his chances in the southern primaries in particular in south carolina and out to nevada. how do you think bernie sanders will fare in those primaries? caller: i feel pretty good despite initial numbers, if you look at the initial numbers that were out there for new hampshire or iowa, he was 50 points behind before they got to know him and see him and i think his numbers have been rising. so i think more people see him and a decisive win tomorrow will help. we will see his support rise greatly in the south and elsewhere.
he's got a lot of young people who are coming out and first time voters coming out and it's a lot like the phenomenon that helped elect obama in 2008. host: here's troy in alabama. it's bert who is a marco rubio supporter. caller: hello, how are you doing today? host: fine, thank you, bert. caller: i appreciate you taking my call. i'm a rubio supporter and have been ever since the day he announced to be president. i live in alabama. i'm 75 years old. i've been a republican all my life. i was born in indiana and i lobbied for small business in the state capital in georgia for 25 years before i retired. rubio is consistent, he's conservative. the other night on that debate, everybody is just not paying any attention to the other six
or seven questions that he answered that night and he gave great answers. his comments to chris christie were right on. i don't see anybody in the news media repeating what rubio said because it's the truth. and they're not putting his comments back on the air because what he said was the truth. obama is ruining this country. and rubio can save it. and he's a young man but he's got vision. he's looking to the future. you've got to remember, he's only going to be president for eight years but he's got a lot to do and he's a policymaker. he's not a politician. and that's what we need. we need a policymaker. that's the problem with obama. he's never said a policy in his life. he's always got politics involved in everything. and we need a policymaker who
will sit down with everybody and figure out what to do to solve the problems of this country. host: that's bert who is a marco rubio supporter calling us from alabama as we here on c-span wait for the event to get underway. marco rubio is in the room and you saw moments ago they're getting prepped to be interviewed by megyn kelly of fox news, likely airing later on tonight. we expect the senator to speak to supporters here in just a few minutes and we'll stay here live and take your calls and comments at 02-748-8920 for rubio supporters. for all 8-8921 others. i think do we just see george pataki in the audience, the former governor of new york who dropped out a month ago or so. let's go to helen who is in greensboro, north carolina. an independent there. good evening. caller: yes. i'd like to make a comment.
talking about bernie sanders and what he's going to give free college and free this and free that. would like the young millenia s to study history. the government doesn't give you anything free. they take it from you. i'm leaning towards rubio. we need a young person that has young ideas, get rid of some of those phonies in wark and put in some new faces. all they do is take money and dislike social security. we don't even get a raise. they make $144,000 a year. get a million dollars for travel. while the social security people, they struggle to make ends meet. so you young people, you need
to wise up, study your history. thank you. host: mckean, pennsylvania, also an independent there. steven. welcome. caller: hey, thank you very much. trump said it first. everybody else was the politician normal stuff that you hear that just brain-numbs your mind. you have no idea what they're talking about. we'll do this, we'll do that. trump said it first. in call cases they're responding to trump. and i'm a vietnam veteran and haven't voted for over 10 years cause i have been so, so, so angry, angry. you've got to address the issue. trump is addressing the issue. trump is addressing the issue.
host: looking for comments on twitter too at c-span. one from original writing. trump has executive experience domestically and internationally. he sounds radicals when dealing radicals. to nevada next an independent there, it's linda. welcome. caller: yes, thank you mr. rubio. into's willing to check it. i think we'd all -- i'm 70 i of us, my age, -- manyyears ago, i wrote a leto he replied butnd nothing happened. i work for a doctor. we had a lot of patients. officere coming into our on thursday and on wednesday, -- come into the
auntry and they already had medicaid card. the: there was back in 1980's? thanks. rubiohear from a supporter in lancaster, california. there.you're on the air, go ahead. a 23-year-old in lancaster. i'm an independent. was a democrat after age of 18. watching obama and his administration for the past seven years, completely changed mind. now i believe that marco rubio is the only one who can beat the democrats. we cannot survive eight more years of a democratic
administration. have two young children, five and four. literally scared for their lives to live. debt is $19 trillion now. with hillary clinton or bernie sanders winning the election it probably will double. support calling to marco rubio. i believe he is the strongest them.ly candidate to beat host: marco rubio being interviewed by fox news megyn kelly. that should wrap up here at the national community college. marco rubio will be speaking with supporters. this won't end our live coverage this evening. plan to take you live to see bernie sanders. that's scheduled for 8:00 eastern. pushed back a little bit this evening for marco rubio. we'll see what happens. we'll stay here live as our road to the white house coverage continues.
the nashua community college gym. marco rubio in an interview with megyn kelly of fox. shortly andwrap up senator rubio speaking to supporters here. stay here live. looking for your comments as well. the reporting from new hampshire, boston globe tweets, arrives in time for the primary. msnbc, bernierom sanders as he's had over 3 1/2 million individual contributions to his campaign in the last nine months.
sign said. of there escorted out gymnasium. coveringhe reporters new hampshire met the huffing post. east last event -- obama's last event and he lost to clinton. your thoughts and comments at c-span. linda is in favor of marco rubio. fromng forward to hearing him tonight. looking forward to something optimistic with a great plan for the u.s.a. and the conservative movement. thet 24 hours away before polls will close in new hampshire. the first in the nation primary. here inbio is speaking nashua wrapping up an interview with megyn kelly of fox news. to bring you live coverage tonight of senator bernie sanders.