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powered plane. >> good luck with that and hope it all goes well. make good memories out there today. >> inside politics with john king starts right now. martin o'malley asks democrats to consider a younger and fresher face. >> i am a candidate for the president of the united states and i am running for you. >> hillary clinton remains the faraway frontrunner, and uses his experience as a punch line. >> i have been coloring my hair for years and you are not going to see me turn gray in the white house. >> rand paul blames gop hawks
for isis. >> it's about the law. >> and a crowded republican race has no clear frontrunner. "inside politics," the biggest stories sourced by the best reporters, now. welcome to "inside politics." i am john king. thank you for sharing your sunday morning. with us to share their reporting, lisa layer of the associated press and jeff zeleny. if the democrats want to keep the white house, it's time to try somebody new. >> he would be fine with either bush or clinton. i bet he would. i have news for the bullies of
wall street, the presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families, it's a sacred trust to be earned from the american people and exercised on behalf of the people of these united states. >> the former maryland governor and baltimore mayor made things official saturday and that means hillary clinton has two declared rivals for the democratic nomination. bernie sanders had a big rally at home to explain his rational. >> today with your support and the support of millions throughout our country, we begin a political revolution to transform our country economically, politically, socially, and environmentally. >> are there big jitters in camp clinton? not really. the poll, clinton at 57%, and sanders at 15%, and o'malley
with barely a pulse at 1%. at this point in 2007, barack obama was real. in a cnn poll it was 38% to 34%. and o'malley is at 1%. what is the rational for them? barack obama did have a difference with her over iraq, and on health care and wanted single payer and to the left of her, and she is a clinton and we don't want to go back, and is she is a clinton, we don't want to go back all they have? >> we heard bernie sandals and he will be the vessel for every liberal hope and dream and he may be a candidate for the summer of 2015 which is a different thing than being the nominee. they are going to push her connections on wall street and talk about how genuine she has moved on some of the positions, gay marriage and she has evolved over the last couple weeks as
well, and what they have focused on, iowa, they need to win the iowa caucuses. no winner of the iowa caucuses over 50% if they were not already a sitting president. somebody may want to send hillary clinton a message to make sure she is not ready for a core anation there. >> i want to get to that in more detail in a minute. to your point, if they are worried about bernie sanders, what does it say about o'malley? he is doing what you do if you are going to run for president, and he is at 1%. he just announced he will get attention this year, but he is at 1%. >> the joke in washington is he is mounting a big presidential campaign for omb director or some kind of cabinet post. it's unclear. i think a lot of people are
questioning where his space is, and sanders is catnip for liberals and giving them everything they want to hear, and o'malley can't be more of a left version of hillary clinton, and that doesn't win you votes especially since he will have an awful hard time raising money, and one donor said pointblank, why would anybody give to martin o'malley unless he is going to give vp, and it costs money. >> a lot. >> maybe he won't be omb and be on the short list of the vp candidacy. what he is trying to do, you hear him and people around him, compare him to gary hart. he is the i am the data-driven progressive, and that doesn't really excite anybody, and sanders has the progressive market covered. i think he will try to frame himself as the big city mayor, but, again, baltimore is good
but also bad over the last couple weeks. >> and i think they have to worry more about bernie sanders, he could be the candidate of the summer and potentially the fall of 2015. when we were giggling about the thoughts of bernie sanders doing this, and he was making trips to iowa, and he said i know how it works, and i know how to talk to these people. >> you hit double digits in presidential polls and anything you ever said or done becomes relevant and he hits double digits and starts moving up, and then you see an article about the vermont statesmen, where he talks about women fantasizing about rape. i didn't even want to speak that sentence, but i did. if you are a young person going to work for bernie sanders and hearing this is what he did 40 years ago? >> his base was going to be young folks and probably women, and at this point it was so
distasteful and there is no response to it. they responded and said it was an attempted satire, and -- we have seen it play out before rape comments can be disqualifiers, and we saw that with todd akin, and how he can smooth it over he will have to say something. >> i am not sure it's going to be that lasting, because people don't have an image of him. we don't know anything else if this is a pattern of behavior or not. he is speaking to the sort of liberal dreams of people, and as hillary clinton said it famously in '08, when it comes time to pick a president, will he be there person? i am not sure he will be. >> if you look at the poll, is she honest and trustworthy or not?
yes, 39%, no, 31%, and you can't go 20 minutes in this town where the clinton foundation story gives you the creeps. the sponsor of the event gives $500,000 to the foundation, and then clinton shows up to the event. and then is this just stuff that makes you cringe a little bit or is this potentially the trap door. >> the credibility questions are following without a paid advertisement. and the republicans are going to try and take her on as well, and that is why martin o'malley is this in race. you need four hands to count the republicans who are running or likely to run for president, and why not? even a guy named bush can barely crack double digits in the polls, and politicians say or in
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republican presidential frontrunner, some day, just not today. maybe the calendar will help us. if you watch this play out may 31st, we are now just 68 days from the first republican presidential debate. that will be on fox news, and a about a month later a second debate here on cnn. look at the national quinn pea acpoll. no frontrunner. you see a bunch down here, and these are not nobodies. a sitting united states governor and two former governors and a senator that won 11 states last time he ran for president. so the question is, why not? we may have 18 or 19 candidates, and if jeb bush can barely crack double digits, why not? >> exactly. that's why george pataki, who we
all forgot about jumped in, and he said a good showing in new hampshire is all the more reason to do it, and john kasich is going to get in, because ohio legislators looking to move the primary to march 19th. if he wins the buckeye state on the same night that marco rubio wins the sunshine state of florida, you are setting up one of the crazy geographic situations. >> in a party that usually has a nominee essentially after south carolina, just one or two more contests to put the stamp on it, and a lot of people will say we are going to california, and i sat with republicans who do what democrats do, talk about a broke convention. rand paul has had a niche on the idea of the big fight and more of this to come on "state of the
union" today, about whether the patriot act will expire, and look at the little video they produced. >> the head of the washington spy machine, barack obama -- >> i don't know -- >> that's not real. >> thank you for that. yeah, okay. did he go too far on the issue of surveillance, big brother, government, it helps him with his dad's old libertarian base and a lot of republicans agree that we need stricter rules on the warrants, and the hawks in the party are partly responsible for isis, all the weapons they sent to iraq got into the wrong hands and did he go over the line and blur the niche. >> i think he did, given the
republican factor as we know it. he could really have something going on here, and in the early states in the republican electorate as we are used to every cycle, he did. he does not have much room for growth. it's impressive what he has done for a small group of people, raised some money and not sure he is ready to be president. >> he is clearly trying to have a moment with the nsa debate and the question is whether the clock has moved on and we are in a world where republicans are headed into a foreign policy election and islamic state militants running rampant. there was a time when it felt like the party might have been shifting for less intervention and this may not be that time. >> is he going to be able to get the big money everybody else has got. everybody has their personal millionaire, and he is going back to his dad, and is he going to be able to grow beyond that. >> if that was rand paul calling
card, so be it, and let's go to christie's thing. what about this, in 2013, less than two years ago, chris christie talked about common core in the national education standards and said they were a building block for the system, and he said this is an issue where the republicans were wrong and just because president obama was for it you should not be against it, and this week as he begins to run for president, never mind. >> it has been five years since common core was adopted and it's not working, it's brought confusion and frustration to parents. >> now, you are allowed to change your mind in politics and it has brought confusion to some parents, but does this undermined the christie calling card, i call them like i see them? >> he says it has been implemented for five years and
he backed it 18 months ago, and in 18 months i guess he found out something is not working, and he can speak the truth to the base and party and they are going to like it, and like him as a result, and what we have seen so far that has not happened. he said, like you said, the more you get to know him the more you will like him, and it has not happened, if you look in iowa and new hampshire, the more he is there the more his poll numbers plummet. >> it might help him, but i think others will look at this and say he is just like everybody else. jeb bush had a interesting call and he seized on not only christie but walker and rubio switching positions on education and immigration, and faulted them for being in the wind eventually, and he is trying to step into the straight talk standing by my views, like it or hate it i will keep with them
m mantra. >> and the knives are getting a little sharper because of this, people trying to distinguish themselves. >> no doubt. jeb bush is not a candidate yet. he is going to get in at some point. >> good point. >> the reality is, he is not in, and the summer is beginning with a weaker jeb bush than we could have ever imagined. in 1999, this coming june, really right around this time when his brother got in and consolidated virtually everything, and the party is different but he has not been as impressive as they hoped he would be. >> tomorrow's news today next. our reporters share from their notebooks including all eyes on the new all-american power broker. no sudden movements. google search: bodega beach house.
let's head around the "inside politics" table and ask them to get you out ahead the big political stories around the corner. >> a woman, she was a former executive director of the cbc, and i got calls from the grassroots activist the ones helpful in helping obama to get to turn out the black vote. how could they turn out the
cussin pookie votes. the clinton campaign says they have a new strategy, and it's part cbc and partly grassroots strategy as well, to motivate cousin pookie, and that will be important in the general election, crucial for the candidacy. i have been with jeb, as we talked about, and notice the subtle tweak to his sales pitch, and he talked about a tale of two cities, tallahassee, and washington, d.c. over the last six years with president obama. his argument is as a conservative governor he got a lot of things done and work with democrated and the economy grew, and here in washington, obama has been bucking, democrats, the
economies in the mess, and over the last several weeks since he stumbled on iraq, he said don't compare me to when my dad ran or my brother ran, focus on me right now. he is going back with his old history and concern the history, and perhaps there is a contrast. >> can you sell the republican base on effective governance? some don't want washington to do very much. >> it took a court order to finally begin hillary clinton's e-mails to be released in a timely manner, and they said they must release batches of the e-mails, and that's bad news for clinton which will face a slow drip of e-mail news coming up, and every month there will be stories. clinton aides argue that would
be fine, and any voter influenced was not that gettable, and republicans see this differently, and they are salacity at the prospect of these things coming out and we will have to see what happens in the next few months. >> wouldn't be an issue for them if they operated within the way the government preferred you to operate. just sayin'. >> there are a few political events across the country, and the harkins steak fry ppl joni, she will play a central role in the iowa nominating process for the next six months. she probably won't endorse and all the candidates will be seeking her endorsement to stand at her side, and keep an eye on joni and her roast and ride. >> shoot a gun and ride a harley if you want to stay her favorite. i will close with this.
we were reminded of november's growing role in the nominating process, and mark yo rubio spent time in tphnevada and promised return often. keep an eye on that. truth is team rubio knows it needs an early win to be viable by the time florida rolls around, and team rubio believes new hampshire and south carolina are in the reach for targets, and nevada is emerging as the rubio firewall state and he was a member of the mormon church before choosing to be catholic, and he hopes his spanish language skills and cuban roots will help him. rubio won't come out of iowa, new hampshire and south carolina 0-3, and he dialled up the nevada work, because it makes
sense, and just in case. that's it for "inside politics." "state of the union" starts right now. this is cnn's breaking news. >> good morning from washington. i am jim scuitto. the breaking news we are following this morning, secretary of state john kerry cutting short a crucial diplomatic trip to europe after breaking his right femur in a biking accident in the french alps. this is right after cancer claimed the life of vice president joe biden's son, beau biden. the state department released a statement saying secretary kerry broke his foot in a biking accident this morning in france, and g