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and does deaf differentiate and there are benefits of having a big field and something to work to his advantage because he doesn't have to win a vast majority and needs to win a small number enough to get over the hump so having a big deal helps him. >> ladies and gentlemen, may i present to you the next president of the united states of america, jeb bush. >> good timing jeannie. that was great. jeb bush the former governor of florida officially declaring the
mom, can you ask them to sit down please? thank you all very much. you know i always feel welcome at miami dade college. [cheers and applause] this is a place that welcomes everyone with their hearts set on the future. a place where hope leads to achievement and striving leads to success. [cheers and applause] for all of us it is just the place to be in the campaign that begins today. [cheers and applause] thank you.
thank you. we are 17 months from the time for choosing the stakes for america's future are about as great as they can. our prosperity and our security are in the balance, so is opportunity in this nation where every life matters and everyone has the right to appraise. [cheers and applause] already the choice is taking shape, the party now in the white house is planning a no suspense primary for a no-change election, to hold on to power, to slog on with the same agenda under another name that is opponent's call to action this time around, that is all they got left. [cheers and applause] and you and i know that america
deserves better. [cheers and applause] they offered a progressive agenda that includes everything but progress. they are responsible for the slowist economic recovery ever the biggest debt increases ever a massive tax increase on the middle class, the relentless build up of the regulatory state and the swift, mindless draw down of a military that was generations in the making. [cheers and applause] i for one am not eager to see what another four years would look like under that kind of leadership. the presidency should not be passed on from one liberal to the next. [cheers and applause] so here is what it comes down
[cheers and applause] we will take command of our future once again in this country. we will lift our sights again, make opportunity common again, get events in the world moving our way again, we will take washington the static capitol of this dynamic country and turn it out of the business of causing problems and we will get it back on the right side of free enterprise and freedom for all. [cheers and applause] i know we can fix this because i've done it. [cheers and applause] here in this great and did verse state that looks so much like america, so many challenges
could be overcome if we could just get this economy growing at full strength. there is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 per a year and that will be my goal as president. [cheers and applause] 4 percent growth in the 19 million new jobs that comes wh it. [cheers and applause] economic growth that makes a difference for hard-working men and women who don't need a reminding about the stack market, growth that lifts up the middle class, all the families who have not had a raise in 15 years, growth is possible and it can be done. [cheers and applause]
we made florida number one in job creation and number one in small business creation. 1.3 million new jobs 4.4% growth. higher family income. eight balanced budgets and tax cuts eight years in a row that saved our people and businesses $19 billion. [cheers and applause] all this plus a bond upgrade to aaa compared to the sorry down grade of america's credit in these years and that is the commitment and the record that turned this state around. i also used my veto power to protection taxpayers from needless spending and if i'm elected president i'll show congress how that's done. [cheers and applause]
simple system and clearing out favor force the few reducing rates for all. [cheers and applause] what the irs, epa and the entire bureaucracy have done with overregulation we can undo by active congress an order of the president. [cheers and applause] federal regulation has gone far past the consent of the govern and it's time to start making rules for the rule makers. [cheers and applause] when we get serious about limited government, we can pursue the great and worthy goal has gone too long without, we can build our future on solvent instead of borrowed money and honor commitments on the strength of fiscal integrity
with american resources and american inguinity and with presidential leadership we can make it happen within five years. [cheers and applause] [chants let's go jeb] if we do all of this if we do it relentlessly and if we do it right, we will make the united states of america an economic powerhouse. [cheers and applause] we will also challenge the
culture that has made lobbying the premier growth in the nation's capitol. [applause] look, the rest of the country struggles under big government while comfortable groups in washington are thriving and i refused to accept that as a normal or right way of conducting the people's business i will not accept it as the standard in washington either. [cheers and applause] we don't need another president who holds the top spot of pampered elites in washington and we need a president willing to challenge the whole culture in the nation's capitol and i will be that president. [cheers and applause]
[chanting let's go jeb] because i was are reforming governor, not just another member of the club there is no passing off responsibility when you're a governor. no blending in to the legislative crowd or filing an amendment and calling that success. as our whole nation has learned since 2008 executive experience is another term for preparation and there is no substitute for that. [cheers and applause] we are not going to cleanup the mess in washington by electing the people who helped create it or are incapable of fixing it. [cheers and applause]
in government if we get a few big things we can make life better for millions of people especially for kids in public schools. think of what we all watched not long ago in baltimore where so many young adults are walking around with no vision of a life beyond the life they know. it's a tragedy played out over and over and over again. after we reformed education in florida, low-income student achievement improved here more than any other state. [cheers and applause] we stopped processing kids along as if we didn't care because we do care and you don't show that by counting out any one's child and you give them all a chance. [ [cheers and applause] here's what i believe, when a school is just another dead end,
every parent should have the right to send their child to a better school public, private or charter. [cheers and applause] every school should have high standards and the federal government should have nothing to do with setting them. [cheers and applause] nationwide if i'm president we will take the power of choice away from the unions and bureaucrats and give it back to parents. [cheers and applause]
we made sure of something else in florida, that children with developmental challenges got schooling and caring attention just like every other girl and boy. [cheers and applause] we leave them last in line and put them first in line because they are not a problem they are a priority. [cheers and applause] that is always our first instinct in this nation filled with charitable hearts yet these have been rough years for religious charities and right of conscious and leading democratic candidate had resent trouble to come secretary clinton assists when the progressive agenda encounters religious beliefs to the contrary those beliefs quote have to be changed. that is what she said.
[booing] that's what she said and i guess we should at least thank her for the warning. [cheers and applause] the most galling example is the shabby treatment of the little sisters of the poor a christian charity that dared to voice objections of care the next president needs to make it clear great charities like the little sisters of the poor need no federal instruction in doing the right thing. [cheers and applause] it comes down to a choice between the little sisters and big brother and i'm going with the sisters. [cheers and applause]
[chanting jeb] it's still a mystery to me why in these violent times the president a few months ago thought it relevant at a prayer breakfast to bring up the crusades. americans don't need lectures on the middle ages when we are dealing abroad with modern horrors committed by fanatics. [cheers and applause] from the beginning our president and his foreign policy team have been so eager to be the history makers that they failed to be the peace makers. [cheers and applause] with their phone it in foreign policy the obama, clinton carry team is leaving a legacy of
crisis uncontained, violence unopposed, enemies unnamed, friends undefended and alliances unravelling. [cheers and applause] this supposedly is running us straight in the direction of the greatest risk of all, military inferior ty and will go on until a president rebuilds our forces and takes care of our troops and veterans and they have my word i will do it! [cheers and applause] [chanting usa]
we keep dependable friends in this world by being dependable ourselves and i will rebuild our vital friendships and that starts by standing with the brave democratic state of israel. [cheers and applause] american-led alliances need rebuilding too and better judgment is called for in relations far and near. 90 miles to our south there is a talk of the state visit by our outgoing president but we -- [booing] but we don't need a glorified tourist to go to havana in
support of a failed cuba. [cheers and applause] we need an american president to go to havana in solidarity with the free cuban people and i'm ready to be that president. [cheers and applause] great things like that can really happen and in this country of ours the most improbable things can happen as well, take that from the guy who met his first president on the day he was born and his second on the day he was brought home
[cheers and applause] so back to my family just for a second. [chanting [chanting we want jeb] look, i think mom i kind of lost my train of thought here. long before the world knew my parents' names i knew i was blessed to be their son and they didn't mind it at all when i found my own path. it led from texas to miami by way of mexico. in 1971 eight years before then
ronald candidate ronald reagan en said not to think of foreigners and i was across my time in border outreach. across the plaza i saw a girl she spoke only a little english, my spanish was okay but really not that good. with some intensive study we got that barrier out of the way in a hurry. [laugher] in the short version it has been a gracious walk through the years with the former [speaking spanish] whatever else whatever else i
might or might not have going for me i've got the quiet joy of a man who can say that the most wonderful friend he has in the whole world is his own wife. i love you. [cheers and applause] and together we've had the not so quiet joy of raising three children who have brought us nothing but happiness and pride, george, noelle and jeb. [cheers and applause] the boys have also brought us more bushes and their wives mandy and sandra and our grandchildren, the near perfect georgia, prescott vivian and jack. [cheers and applause] campaigns are not easy and they are not supposed to be. and i know that there are a lot of good people running for president, quite a few, in fact. and not one of us deserves the job by right of resume party,
seniority, party, family or family narrative, it's nobody's turn and it's everyone's test and it's wide open just like the contest for president should be. [cheers and applause] the outcome is entirely up to you. the voters. it's entirely up to me to earn the nomination of my party. and then to take our case all across this great and did verse nation as a candidate i intend to let everyone hear my message including the love of country in a different language. [speaking spanish]
world, that chance, that hope requires the best that is in us and i will give it my all. [ [cheers and applause] i will campaign as i would serve. going everywhere speaking to every one, keeping my word facing the issues without flinching and staying true to what i believe, i will take nothing and no one for granted. i will run with heart and i will run to win. [cheers and applause] it begins here and now and i'm asking for your vote thank you
and god bless you. love you. ♪ jeb bush at miami dade college saying i will take nothing for granted and i will run with heart and i will run to win. 25 minute speech there from the former florida governor and talked about his record and family and his mother barbara bush and in attendance just as he was pointing her out there was some demonstrators who interrupted and bush seemed to get as fired up as he would during the day and talked about comprehensive immigration reform and solving problem and the protesters were raising their voices and we are joined from michael from the washington d.c. bureau, what did you think of the speech? >> it was a passionate jeb bush and have not seen a lot of david and it with was a jeb bush who spoke slowly and known for quick speeches and that was not one of those and he paused and listened to the crowd and what stood out to me is how he differentiated
his experience and not naming them from opponents and talked about executive and being synonymous with preparation and a way of differentiating himself from president obama who didn't have executive experience and also differentiating himself from rand paul and rubio and others and that is what he was brandishing and did it with good effects. >> what do you think in studio in new york? >> i thought it was he got very fiery at certain points and usually do not see him and says he is a shy guy and he doesn't get very emotional and he did in the speech and thought it was a od speech and what stood out to me was his direct attack on democrats particularly president obama, particularly hillary: clinton and a subtle attack only the people he has got to beat
quote unquote before he gets to the general election so that is something of a concern i would have because we see this time and time again where candidates feel they are just going to run in the general election and well first really big and as he mentioned the tough field for be on republican side and has to go harder at some of the folks on republican side and lose to the democrats and i thought to a certain extent from start to finish in this speech he wanted to skip the primaries and go to general and i don't know if it was a good strategy. >> trying to remind people he is an eligible general election candidate as opposed to some of the more rightish kind of republican candidates they have whether it's a rand paul or rick santorum or marco robio and he wants to say immature and i'm in general election mode taking the obama clinton kerry policy and going above the republican primary challengers he
reenforces the image and strength that he is the most electable in his mind in the fall of 2016. >> yeah, i mean i think it's a tactic but i think it's a dangerous tactic when you have to win the primaries and caucuses first and needs votes from republican and if he is in the middle too much it could be a potential problem for him and these people get beat up as we saw with mitt romney before he gets to the general so i think it's a strategy and i think it's fraught with trouble if he pursues it too far and has to run the election and become the republican nominee and he could do both in my mind or focus on republicans and i think trying to skip the caucus and primaries is a little danger zone. >> would you agree with the overall message today and certainly trying to portray himself with a general election candidate and a few references to his republican challengers but a lot more aimed at the obama administration and clinton than any of the republicans who are vying with him for the republican nomination.
>> well, if this proves as sort of an enduring theme of the bush candy candy candidacy but you get the roars of the crowd mentioning obama and clinton and not saying the arena and carson and santorum and this was the day and setting himself apart from the other party and that is an h and george w tactic to say it's a us and them and us and them all the way that was a political tactic of his father and brother and something he adopted in the speech talking about us and them dealing with israel and problems in america and so i do think that that's part of it but i think on the day like today you go after the things that are going to get you the biggest applause lines and that worked well by mentioning obama, clinton and kerry but she is right, if that is all he runs against for this next little while that is going to prove to be problematic.
>> one of the big elephants in the room of course is the fact his brother george hw bush was president and older broth george bush was president and unpopular and there was interesting moments he dealt with that and a point at which he was talking about the government and if the government could force hospitals and certain way with respect to religious freedom and made the point about florida and sisters of the poor and while he was talking about this he delivered a sound bite that may get picked up in a clever way to dismiss or clever way to address how people may think he feels about his brother and says if it comes down to a choice between a big brother and sisters of the poor there is no choice i'm going with the sisters. now out of context, one would think there is jeb bush dismissing his brother and people don't have to worry about him being like his older brother but, in fact, it's a totally different subject he was talking about and you think it was a clever thing to put it out there for the media?
>> i'm going to play dumb because it did not dawn on me and you are good david and did not think of that and thought about the sisters and thinking he is running against running against a woman, if i was going to push the metaphor and who he would side with. he would side with the sisters. but, in fact that could have been you know that could have been slipped in there, it could have been playful, it was the elephant in the room though and it will be throughout his campaign especially if he were to get to the general election because he is going to have to answer about his brother and big brother is an important part if he wants to go adam or not big brother is a big part of bush candidacy. >> there was jeb bush when he talked about the president and his family he said that he met the first president the day he came, the day he was born being his father and met the second when the day he came home from the hospital and nobody knew 62 years ago hw would be president and the other is president and is that to say i had no control
what family i was born into and they had their decisions and their career i have mine. >> it was an interesting way to do it. part of me was sitting there thinking who could say something like that except this man and what an incredible life he has had and did it but didn't name them by name and did it in a way you mentioned and i think it's probably a good tactic because he has to distance himself as much as possible but michael is absolutely right and only so much distancing you can do before you address it. we saw in the last few weeks and months we had trouble addressing the issues regarding his brother and the war in iraq for instance and got a little tripped up there and may see more of it and i think it's an interesting way to handle it and i also thought he did a really good job of you know introducing his mother introducing his wife and his three children i think that is you know, something when you think about barbara bush everybody has very fond feelings toward her and besides his son who is a texas commissioner who has been a little bit more quiet
certainly his wife it was good to see him introduce them the way he did and came through and he does want to show a little more about his life than he has. >> you mentioned the issue of legacy and him getting tripped over his brother and the war in iraq and a few weeks ago when he was asked to it and we will get to the issue on the other side of the break and get to political issues and the risks and also the benefits but we go to this break with a moment in a speech and about just after 4:00 when jeb bush made his announcement official. >> our country is on a very bad course and the question is what are we going to do about it? the question for me the question for me is what am i going to do about it? and i decided i'm a candidate for president of the united states of america. [cheers and applause]
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♪ when we get serious about limited government we can pursue the great and worthy goals that america has gone too long without and we can go on solvency and honor commitments on the strength of fiscal integrity, with north american resources and north american inguinity we can have security for the nation and with presidential leadership we can make it happen within five years. >> jeb bush part of the presidential announcement speech in miami, florida today and that was news to come out of that jeb bush saying the united states under the president like him would be energy important within five years and we are joined in studio by a political strategist and teaches politics and michael shore in washington d.c. and michael is it possible
in terms of fact checking here is it possible for the united states to be energy independent within five years? >> well i don't know that i'm the right guy to ask but i do think that it's important to be focused on a little bit of meat of what jeb bush was saying 4% growth, 19 million new jobs as you say and energy independence in five years and his stand on cuba where he said we should engage cuba only when there is a free cuba. as far as your question about energy independence you know what it does when he talks about energy is it takes an issue away from the democrats and takes an issue from opponents so that is what he is trying to do coop some issues and to speak to specifics and i'm not qualified to do that but in terms of the tactics it's smart for him to do it. >> and he was speaking in south florida and had a reference to cuba and of course the united states and cuba are set to announce the restoration of formal normalization of diplomatic relations any day, here is what jeb bush had to say
about that. >> we need an american president to go to havana in solidarity with a free cuban people and i'm ready to be that president. >> give me a few seconds and said a glorified tourist and president obama would be if the president goes to cuba now. >> absolutely and we will hear more about the substance of the issues as he moves through the next 3-4 days and hit iowa and new hampshire and nevada and south carolina and each day taking on one of the big themes because one of the questions that comes out of any of this in terms of the substance is how are you going to achieve energy independence, obviously this is not the foreign language to give us those details but we do need those details. however, you have 19 million new jobs, this is the first time in the last few days we heard that number come out of the bush camp so we have a lot more details that we need to hear and hopefully as we move through the states we hear them and cuba being one of them and has
attacked obama and clinton and john kerry on policy and what is he going to do differently, how would he for instance handle the issues going on in the middle east. we don't know those answers yet and so i think we have to take a wait and see approach and need to fill in the details here. >> one issue we know jeb talks about is the trans pacific deal they are trying to negotiate and get through congress and has been unable to do it and it has been a decisive issue in the democratic party with progressives against the trans pacific partnership and while hillary clinton was talking to reporters she was also asked about jeb bush look. >> he is running and going to announce and say his last name doesn't matter any piece of advice for him on that? >> i have to say that is a very tempting question to answer but i won't. i will let the republicans
decide who their nominee ends up being and i'm running on my record and my positions but i'm very proud that i have experience alongside my husband and the white house and serving as secretary of state for president obama that i think will really be helpful as i both campaign for and serve as president. >> hillary not taking the bait for giving advice as very a familiar name in terms of the u.s. politics and speaking of it we mentioned at the other at the previous break and want to get to it there is both a reward and a possible risk for and given the legacy we had. [switching captioners]
according to one recent poll 71% of americans and a majority of republicans believe the iraq war was not worth it and yet, jeb bush's record in florida and perceptions he's more like his father than his brother have made him one of the favorites of the national republican establishment. in the race for the democratic presidential nomination the establishment favorite is hillary clinton. she was first lady when her husband, president bill clinton, led the nation to record-setting economic growth.
she then served as a u.s. senator and spent four years as president obama's secretary of state. >> she's somebody who has, you know, been in so many different roles that we've gotten to know very well, and that can be great, but it's also a drawback because this is somebody who our view of her is kind of cemented at this point. >> hillary clinton has been trying to chip away at the idea that all clintons are political moderates by running against some of her husband's own policies. she has taken positions to the left of the last clinton administration on criminal justice, marriage equality and trade. she's also trying to explain away what has been described in the political world since the 1990s as clinton drama. >> we're back into the political season and therefore, we will be subjected to all kinds of distraction and attacks, and i'm ready for that. >> some of those distractions though, were self-inflicted from
for donation to the clinton foundation and reliance on a personal e-mail system conducting government business. >> looking back it would be better to use a second e-mail account and carried a second phone, but at the time this didn't seem like an issue. >> to the exat the particular time hillary clinton appears to be playing by her own rules, it could remind voters of her husband's scandals and the actions that led to his impeachment by the u.s. house of representatives. there's the key issue for hillary clinton and jesh bush both 2016 candidates fair or not have a last name that brings potential promise and peril. the challenge is leveraging what voters like about the presidential history and breaking away from the embarrassment that some americans cannot forget. >> joins us from washington, d.c., michael shore. in terms of the clintons trying to deal with what republicans describe as their weird marriage, and then the bush family trying to deal with what
democrats describe as an unnecessary war in iraq how does that cut for those of these two campaigns? >> it cuts very differently. there's not a similarity. hillary clinton has so many people that made up their minds about her. it's very difficult to find someone who doesn't have an opinion of hillary clinton, and that's separate from bill clinton. the problem that jeb bush has is that some people are forming opinions about jeb bush right now, and they can't do that independently of his brother. so he's forced to carve out that separate path. it's a little bit more of a challenge for him, but hillary has the challenge to woo voters. >> the best thing for both of them is if they both get the nomination. if that happens, it somehow mitigates this issue of their last names and these relationships and you know the issue of the marriage and the war that could be problematic for them. the best thing that happens is they're both nominated and americans are forced to go to the polls once again for what
the last two decades again and stroet for a clinton or bush. vote for them and their campaigns. it helps them if they run against each other. if you imagine scott walker or bernie sanders or o'malley it's something to use against their opponent. >> we'll talk about the challenges they face on the other side of the break. you're watching the live coverage of jub bush's announcement. it's official jeb bush is running for president of the united states. more after this.
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our country is on a very bad course, and the question is what are we going to do about it? the question for me is what am i going to do about it? i've decided i'm a candidate for president of the united states. [ cheering ] >> jeb bush made it official an hour ago. in terms of his challengers for the republican nomination where do you see jeb bush fitting in and what's his biggest challenge in terms of dramatics or issues he will face? >> i see him sitting in now. he has to run against moderated and people. they have to go tough against walker given the race against marco rubio and potentially chris christie and others that get in. i think some of his challenge is going to be trying to overcome this idea that he's somehow entitled to this and really as he tried to stress and i think
he did well in the speech saying he's going to work really hard. it's an open field, and he'll fight for every vote. i think he has to work hard to woo more conservatives over at least enough to get a stay in this thing until march and get the votes he needed. >> michael shore, taking the three genie mentioned and that's scott walker and marco rubio and even chris christie are in their 40s. is there an vibrancy issue jeb bush has to deal with where he represents nostalgia in the party and these are the fresh faces as you'd like to say? >> the vibrancy issue is keeping himself in check. that's a knock on him in the past. he isn't as vibrant and exuberant that he doesn't want to run for whatever office he's running for at the time, and that's where he has to challenge that. talking about walker and rubio and others rubio is the one you have to concentrate on. the most encouraging thing that jeb bush heard today were the votes of viva bush viva bush
viva jeb is how they said it. that's important. for jeb bush and marco rubio, too, this is about the florida primary and whoever wins this winner-take-all primary, i think that is going to determine which one of the two of them will go on and neither of them can do it without florida. >> there you have it. 11 declared candidates. a few more expected to get in including scott walker chris christie and john kasich. a lot thil he'd be a top tier candidate. bobby jindal and donald trump will make an announcement tomorrow. there's an indication trump will indicate he's not entering the presidential field and he'll be a king maker. that will do it for our coverage of jeb bush. he's formally a declared candidate. we will have a formal -- our own formal update in two hours at our news at 7:00. i'm david shuster, and thanks for watching everybody. see you in a couple hours on our
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