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server. i'm not going to over i don't like what ted cruz due to bernie sanders. my unequivocal support is with donald trump. can get the he nomination and win in november? my ambivalence is that i think he has leveled out at 33 or 35 percent of the vote among republicans. i think he can get some independence and some democrats to go with him. i think he can beat hillary clinton. i said to one of my constituents that if it looks like rubio will win i honestly believe that donald trump will go third party. many my friends in the law.
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let's move on to faith. faith: i am from a place called madison heights virginia. clinton will make a fine president. i think she is a fine person. i think she is very knowledgeable. i think she has learned a great deal for all her time and years in politics. i have supported hillary from the very beginning. a most forgiving and intelligent person. i think he will make the better president. we've got to have someone who has some real sense. we have to have someone who has
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the ability to step up and do things. i think hillary can do that. i think hillary will be a fine president. i think she will get to the white house. the networks are declaring that donald trump is the winner in the south carolina republican primary. trump getting about 33% of the vote. only about 1% reporting. this is a live picture from donald trump campaign headquarters. with jebee the results bush and ben carson rounding out the candidates.
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we will be hearing from all the republican candidates. also news of the republican national committee tonight announcing another republican debate for march 21. let's hear from lisa. lisa: good evening. i am a trump supporter. i have been voting republican for years. and not necessarily always happy with it. i am very excited about donald trump that he will do something. people are going to realize that our country is a business and we need a businessman. i thought we're going to do that with romney but it didn't turn out that way. i am amazed that people are still supporting hillary. the way i see it in the
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democratic party you have four tires on the car. you have to that are flat and you're still trying to go down the road. i don't understand how people could support her. that is why they have bernie sanders because there is no alternative. who is going to support hillary when this cloud around her that turns into something where she cannot continue to run. the going to automatically go to bernie sanders will be split somehow? there is no doubt in my mind that donald trump can win in november.
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mary: how are you? i have been watching anything very closely. i have been a huge supporter bernie sanders. there's a lot going on about cheating in the clinton campaign. there are videos of undercover people where they had hidden cameras and captured clinton's campaign staff in nevada. project veritas action. they were undercover with cameras and revealed that clinton were taking registrations and campaigning
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for her which is illegal. it was an attorney who was involved they have her on tape. >> the networks are declaring that donald trump has one the south carolina republican primary. the big question is who will come in second between ted cruz and marco rubio. each man has about 21% each right now. charlie: what a great evening. it was really important for hillary to win. i don't think this dramatically
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changes the dreadnought dynamics of the race but it was good news for hillary clinton because bernie sanders really had the momentum after the new hampshire primary. this was the same legs getting blown out and he really closed the gap. there lots of folks who thought that he might overtake hillary clinton. in the end her organization held. the polls are showing the hillary is up 20 to 30 percentage points in the next contest. the south carolina democratic primary. bernie sanders has improved yet is that he can attract african-american voters.
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entrance polls are always a little bit facing to begin with. i think was a little bit screwy when you look at the crosstabs. he is pretty clear that hillary clinton ran extremely well african-americans. when we get to south carolina on saturday the democratic primary electorate is more than half african-americans. yes to speak to the african-american community about why he is a better candidate. it is still early. we only had three states. the big march 1 super tuesday
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primary is coming up. is trump unstoppable? i don't think so. but he has shown everyone that he is a real candidate. he has got a base of support and he's one of southern state which is very important for him. northeast hethe won the south tonight. lots of other states he has real strength in the polls. also got some traction in nevada. he also took on governor branstad in iowa. he is the longest-serving
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governor in american history. a republican governor of iowa. he took him on. seeing is donald trump has broken every single rule that we know about politics and he is driving. every time donald trump do something that breaks the rules he is applauded by his constituency and nothing seems to be. and. ben carson and jeb bush are not faring well at the moment. night in south
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carolina especially for jeb bush. really really are early right now. he is in the kind of situation where you got rubio and cruise .nd donald trump: ahead of them not all of these candidates are going to make it out of the state. hasek and bush are fighting for the same kind of voters. i think jeb bush has more to lose you south carolina is a very conservative state with a history of supporting the bush family. bush and his h w firewall state in 1988. it was his brother firewall state in 2000. there is a tremendous amount of goodwill in south carolina for
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the bush family. brings what you saw bush out his family, his mother, his brother. he will feel strongly about the family. at some point you have to show the guys clearly competitor. your first reaction is not going to be to drop out. those aren't the only consideration to have been the polls.
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if he finishes at the bottom of this list tonight or somewhere near the bottom is going to be really tough calculus he's going to have to make about whether to stay in this race or whether to drop out. that is jeb bush. you see the establishment candidate and then you get the candidate who takes on the conservative insurgent role. here we have something new. unusual forceic in the primary. donald trump and then you have
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conservatives and search engine ted cruz we still haven't settled on an establishment candidate. a reflection of the evolution of the republic and party. this might be the norm new normal going forward. i think you can make that you would've had the conservative insurgent weighing and the establishment wing and then maybe there's this new wing of angry populists like donald trump. south carolina has successfully picked the republican nominee every year since 1980 except in 2012 when newt gingrich one. he's been a great indicator the republican party and something that republicans in south carolina take great pride in. thejust winnowing candidates. it is a place that actually takes presidents.
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we have heard had an evening where it's a multistate primary. we're going to see that for the first time on march 1. people traveling across the country making hard resource decisions about where to spend their money. that is going to be the real test. the other daily march 15. we are also looking at different rules that will affect the mounting process. right now we are still in what we call proportional allocation. people are unwilling or winning all the delegates from a single state. but later on the rules change and you have some winner take all states. if you win florida, it is the
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whole enchilada. i've seen some polling in florida. also does well there. for the amazing we look back at the six months or even a year ago you would've thought that this was ultimately going to end up as may be the final proving ground of marco rubio versus jeb bush. but trump shows just as much strength ears he does elsewhere. was that sound you hear? the republican establishment screaming.
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amerco: i am just salivating here. very clinton is going to become the first female president. trump is the republican's worst nightmare. i support hillary clinton 100%.
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after you saw hillary clinton supported the african-american community really hold a three well today and in nevada. she ran in a place where she really needs to win in clark county which is home to las vegas. as a result of that you want to sit there and bask in the glory of the victory. second is more important to ted cruz then to rubio especially because of how far behind jeb bush is.
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it is way too early and we can to hyperventilate about the order of finish and how important it is right now. i would say that marco rubio at some point he does have to win somewhere. he hasn't won a state yet. long you can go forward without having some kind of victory that you can point to. that is not just from a momentum and expectation setting. it is also true in terms of the rules of the nominating process. you have to have a majority of delegates in a certain number of states. it is very important for marco rubio to have some victorious performance and not just always be the candidate who is going to do well always hovering near first place are always the candidate in the days running up with a momentum.
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he needs to be the candidate who actually wins somewhere. i think you singled out a really important factor. in the end endorsed a legislator not a fellow governor. in the 2012 election cycle there was all this talk that it have to be a republican governor. not so many from congress to be the party nominee. in the end one of the parties leading lights nikki haley came endorsed the young senator from florida. in southortant to note carolina it wasn't just nikki haley. it was also tim scott.
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estate newest senator. those are two very important voices. to rising stars in the republican party. what shows a lot of republicans are excited about the prospect of this trio of young stars to show a diverse future for the party that is really struck to win outside of the white voters. on the one hand you got nikki haley with her interesting family background. have marco rubio. tim scott is african-american. all of a sudden you have this young group of people that reflects a certain kind of diversity a generational approach in the party that looks very different and much more forward-looking than we've seen that sometimes in the past. i think maybe nikki haley will be along the same lines. some of the remarks that she has made.
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we will have live coverage of the candidates remarks. charles: my family has been firm supporters of donald trump from day one. thecurious about why victims family of benghazi has to been presented publicly say their concerns of hillary clinton's actions. she should not be able to proceed to run in a presidential
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category. trump.ss donald i hope to god he is our next president. charlie: you see benghazi emerges a very important issue. in the republican primaries so far. we will see more of that going forward especially if hillary clinton is the nominee. john: connie: i would like to start by first of all saying a prayer for
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hillary clinton her family and everyone working on her campaign. she is an educated classy lady. she has the knowledge and experience. as the backbone. keep our country going in the right direction. i love you hillary. we can't wait to have he as our first woman president of the united states. so we as women can have a role model to look up to in our future generations. go hillary go. they god be with you. charlie: people were cheering and brooklyn tonight at hillary clinton headquarters. i think morale was down after new hampshire. there had been some reports about bernie surging in nevada. waso get a win in nevada
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very good for the morale on the clinton campaign.
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the you take a look at issues that come up with voters over and over. the integrity and the trustworthiness of hillary clinton. the report to cover her know it. is something of the campaign at some point is going to have to come to grips with. this idea that voters are made uncomfortable with the idea whether she is trustworthy or not. is going to be hard to move forward unless that gets addressed in some way. have you do that? i'm not quite sure. there are a couple of issues
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that the campaign probably needs to get some better resolution on. some kind of making of the message surrounding the e-mails. also you can see where the said his campaign season opening with this new question that seems to have erected surrounding the transcripts of hillary clinton's speech as the wall street. which she has not released and i think is getting some's fairly unsatisfactory public answers on. until those questions are answered. until they find a message that connects with voters the question is still going to be out there and it will be out there especially if she is the nominee. history may show that donald trump's spat with pope francis actually helped him. the issue is immigration.
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i think you probably read that two ways. on the one hand it is a good thing it happened in south carolina which is a state that doesn't have a huge percentage of catholics. had that happened in massachusetts or somewhere else it may not of been a great fight to pick. what must he took out of it was if you are trumped voter you saw donald trump will take guff from no one, including the pope. that is part of his brand. part of his authenticity and his appeal. and that ist back the kind of message is sending out which is that he is the kind of tough leader who make america strong again. that means he will take on any and everyone. there are no sacred cows. there is no one that he will speak his mind to.
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it is great for business. it is great for the media. more stories that happened like that the better. >> good evening. thank you all very much. just a brief comment. new face of to the the republican party and all that. therepublicans problem in habit with non-hispanic whites to. the working class. they simply don't have any plan to help average people. that is one of the reasons trump is doing so well is he at least addresses issues like trade and for working-class people of all colors.
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any of a number of republican candidates. they simply don't get it. they don't understand working people, they don't speak for them. i like both trump and sanders even though i disagree with both of them on some issues. this is far from over. what chances he think of either or both of them going third-party? if they do get the nomination what is the chance of bloomberg or somebody else or mitt romney getting it is a third-party candidate? charlie: i think glenn asked a great question. what happens if they'll get the nomination.
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bernie sanders has indicated he will not run as an independent. donald trump has been gone back and forth on this. he said he was considering it many rolled out. and he may raise the question again. one thing to keep in mind whether it is trump are sanders running routes is that it is incredibly difficult to win a presidential election as a third-party candidate. the reason is simple. there is a pool universe of people who can do is so limited. when many americans don't know the electoral system is rigged against independent candidates. the parties have designed it that way with on the ballot laws and all kinds of rules about getting on the ballot. if you are going to run as an independent the clock is ticking right now. you need to get signatures to get on the ballot. laws to get on the ballot in every single state. you need staff.
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keep in mind that are running as an independent you also don't have the support of a party. you don't have that infrastructure. you are doing it on your own. you probably have to be a pretty wealthy person to be able to pay for that kind of campaign. there's a small universe of people who are considered to be five options. michael bloomberg, donald trump, ross perot. michael bloomberg, the former mayor of new york city, is mulling over the prospects of having a third-party bid. we don't know where that would go. we don't know what the status of that clearly is but he is thinking about it. i think is more likely that he would do it in a situation where you have a trump sanders matchup.
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then at hillary clinton was the democratic nominee. imagine we didn't have a kind of situation we did have a three-way and all of a sudden the dynamics are all out the window. you not have a majority victory. some of you might be able to pull off a win with a plurality of the vote. is michael bloomberg that candidate? is hard to immediately envision because of the limits of his appeal and parts of the country where being mayor of new york city is not a story going to be an asset for him. he's not great at retail politics. what would his electoral map be? it's hard to imagine that he runs well in the south. you have to think about the places where he would build an electoral victory. is map of michael bloomberg very hard to envision. the polls in south carolina have been closed for just over an hour.
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it is just about 5:00 in nevada. hillary clinton winning in nevada. we also welcome our c-span radio audience. we have the results from south carolina. has aboutdonald trump 33% of the vote in south carolina. senator rubio in second place and it close behind him is ted cruz at third place. donald trump headquarters in south carolina. ted cruz headquarters. alsoor rubio headquarters located in columbia south carolina. polls showing that jeb bush is running a distant fifth right now with about 13% of the vote. we're also ben carson headquarters he is in greenville.
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the question is whether or not jeb bush will stay in this race. the clinton press plane is leaving las vegas. she was supposed to leave several hours ago. her event in south carolina will be several hours later than initially scheduled. we did hear from hillary clinton in las vegas. damien: i am very disappointed in the democrats that they chose political expediency over integrity. the bankruptcy bill. senator she voted for it.
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sanders represents a lifelong thanks of civil justice for the call. i think the caller gets to the heart of bernie sanders appeal. overlooked his clinical brand and what it represents. his support with millennial voters and young voters. it has appeal across the spectrum. it is an uncompromising message. is a clear focus message and when you look at his history he is somebody who is been something of an iconoclast and 70 was always gone his own way always seeks a different road. some of his colleagues. a perfect example is that he wasn't even a democrat, he was
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an independent until recently. himself asidentifies a democratic socialist which for many years in american politics was like touching the third rail. that is his style. is a very uphill slog for john kasich. we look at design logical profile the parties moved to the left or to the right. it is hard to see what lane he is in. is still tough going forward. only because he is alienated some segments of the party he may be at odds with people.
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part of the challenge is going to be raising the money and staying until the middle of march. after we get through south carolina today and nevada caucuses next week. the next big hurdle for the candidates on the republican side is super tuesday. that road goes through the south. you have about a dozen states that are going to be voting. that a midwestern governor like john kasich with his profile and some of his issue stances is not necessarily going to be a great fit for the south. it may be that his message catches on. if that is the case is hard for them to get traction have the resources to compete across a landscape of not just one state the 12 states.
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fourth-place tonight, how far does it get them? it is not clear. james: i would like to discuss the veterans. hiding the males and taking folders. in martinsburg west virginia in 2013 was article in the paper all black people are stupid dumb and ignorant and they could take all the jobs from the black people given to the white people. my daughter read that ended upset her. the veterans coming home. what is going on in america? i hope that hillary clinton does
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real well. i respect all other candidates. for later make that statement of paper. we have more than just voting. it about self pride and dignity. we've had a very vigorous debate over veterans issues. politiciansot of expressing support for veterans. not really in the great detail. we see from donald trump is a constant focus. he is raise the issue in such a hopefully what that means
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going forward is that we have a presidential campaign focusing more on the needs of veterans. certainly in a way that is elevated over past issues.
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you see the for various reasons may be some of those numbers were not exactly on the mark. lot in his entrance polls for hillary clinton to be glad about. or something is very promising. bernie sanders one among latino voters. read extremely well with young voters. we've seen in the past of bernie sanders. we will hear a lot about entrance polls in the day going forward. aboutht have a discussion how close to the mark they were in nevada.
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paul: good evening. it's a shame that some of the candidates have to use such lousy quickly and current language but i'm in negotiations and there's a lot of that the goes on. with andally done forgotten about what it is over. i look at this country right now with the infrastructure going to hell and the conditions of flint michigan with detroit falling the problems we had with health care to cater all the immigrants. is becoming more like a junkyard and not a nice place. it looks little messy. what we need is not a poodle to help protect us, we need a good junkyard dog. i think that is what donald trump is. canpe we elect him so we
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help us out. a lot of support for donald trump this evening. i think it reflects that he has connected and struck a chord with his message. he is really so unique. we have not had a politician who has been so unvarnished and stylistically so different from everyone else. i think it reflects some sort of evolutionary change in the republican party. the growth of a populist wing there. the residents of the situation that is particularly on the right. ofs tapped into a lot streams among american voters. the common denominator of a lot of it is anger and frustration. about the direction that the countries going. on a number of different fronts. make ae not just to different kind of candidate. from the clean break
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kind of candidates we elected to office in the past. you'll see the fox news channel in the monitors every time they go to the shot you see the crowd cheering. they are cheering in response to and still waiting to see if they came in second in the south carolina primary. this is a live picture. sean: thanks for taking my call. i was going to express my dismay about the amount of influence have wielded by super pac's.
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the citizens united decision needs to be overturned. c-span would do well to cover more deeply the various senate races as they come up these it looks like it's the senate and not the presidency that will decide the nature of the court. i also want to say that i don't see a world where the scared white people are lining up behind donald trump told for a person named ted cruz or marco rubio. that is your lead the democrats to a victory no matter how it shakes out. charlie: i think the callers will be happy to know we're going to have a pretty vigorous citizens united and what it means in terms of the death of justice antonin
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scalia. we've seen it begin to bubble up on the democratic side as bernie sanders and hillary clinton both indicated that it is almost a litmus test for anyone that they would choose for supreme court nominee. we're going to get a full airing of that issue and i think will be so central to bernie sanders core message of economic injustice and the role of wall street. i think the superdelegate issue is going to become a very big issue that people hear a lot about.
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superdelegates are party leaders their elected members of congress and folks like that. who count as votes but at its core is a very undemocratic practice. in many ways is anachronistic because it is a vestige of the system that was built decades ago. were to moveders forward get some traction. he's gettings delegates hillary clinton is this to grow her lead issue began to bubble up right he reallyhampshire did take a huge delegate to be an issue worth
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watching going forward. but first bernie sanders has to win a couple of states to get into the delegate hunt in the first place. a breakdown of the amount of money spent by jeb bush. than $13 million. the ohio governor is now saying it is a four-person race. charlie: i think you, wish all the things he wanted to do which was to throw an elbow at jeb bush. thosef folks have noticed two up and going at it hammer and tongs because they are both fighting for the same space. the other point he wants to make is that is a wide-open race.
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he is still around. regardless of what happens in south carolina it is not a race between donald trump and ted cruz and marco rubio. there is another candidate who may not be as well-known nationally yet but he is still in the race and wants to remind everyone that he is still around. john: good evening. i just wanted to say that i'm somewhat disappointed this year was one of the first years that i have really become involved as
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much as i have been with the political race. the thing is that i have heard a lot about issues with hillary's party and how she is running and the things that she stands for. bernie sanders has represented honesty. i know a lot of people are saying that. but it is true. he has 50 years of experience. he represents the working class. he stood up to segregation. all these different aspects. the question i have is if this being scaredxed on of having someone who is actually going to stand up like jfk did or are they more fixed on a gray area to where they feel comfortable instead of having someone with honesty and integrity that will echo through the whole entire country. and the world.
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and people stand up for something instead of just being for the super pac's and big money and things like that. >> will be with you through the evening as we show you the candidates remarks. governor kasich is in massachusetts. ben carson headquarters. carson: thank you for a wonderful supporters. all the staff who just an amazing job here. here who news people think that i'm going to make a concession speech. this is a just the beginning speech. [applause] interesting that when this thing started there were 17
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candidates. there are only six now and i'm still one of them. [applause] i'm not going anywhere. [applause] we have a little bit of a different situation than many of the other candidates who are funded in different ways we are funded by we the people. continue tofastly refuse to take money from special interest groups and billionaires who want to influence me. looking for are not the good of america. those of the same people i guarantee you will continue to influence america if we put
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people in office who are beholden to them. it will not change. we have to be willing to make dramatic changes we can just mess around the edges. we have to go to the heart of the matter our nation is very close to going off the cliff. aat i am attempting to do as true outsider. when i say a true outsider i mean i have never tried to buy anybody or sell anybody or do anything to influence what was going on. that is an insider. you can call them what you want. need is recognition of the fact that the way our , it waswas designed designed for citizen statesman not career politicians.
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[applause] now there is a political of thehat consists washington establishment and the news media and the pundits and they believe that they have complete control of our country. controly have complete if we give them that control. the problem people is if we don't exercise the power than they continue to have control. that i ame message going to be taking across the nation to try to help the people we still have the ability to
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dictate the course of our we still have the ability to save it for the next generation. we can do this. [applause] if we continue down this same path that we have been going down that will never happen. i never really actually intended to get into the political world i must admit. since i've gotten into it or have discovered is really quite disgusting. the engine that drives washington, d.c. and that drives is full of filth. favors and intricate relationships and they will do anything and i do mean anything.
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maintain their power and to maintain their position. however. god is in charge. [applause] i really thought about this long and hard before i got into it. after a long and arduous career in neurosurgery. and really wanting to relax. have a good sign for the rest of my life. and then those people started bothering me. every place i went to make a speech there were all these
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people out there with science, run.een ben all these people saying you can do this. and i said just ignore it will go away. but it did not go away. i don't think it is going to go away. [applause] i truly believe that as time goes on. more and more people will actually begin to get very serious and they will actually begin to look at actual policies. actual solutions to the problems. rather than just rhetoric and .oud boisterous speech i think you will start to see a significant change in what is going on in our country. the tide will begin to change.
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the situation that we're in right now is so serious. when you talk about the fiscal gap. the vast majority of americans have no idea which are talking about. the fiscal gap is what is going to destroy us as a nation. that is why no washington politician will talk about it. i am not a washington politician i can talk about it. the unfunded liabilities that we hold social security medicare medicaid. all the governmental programs. all the governmental agencies. wesus the amount of money have coming back in through taxes and other revenue sources. those numbers should be essentially equal if you are fiscally responsible. if you are not, a gap develops.
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than $200 trillion. it's only magically came along today and i will give you a check to pay off your national debt fact of the matter is, we would still be in huge trouble. this is not known by the american people. sot is why our founders were insistent upon a good education and a well-informed populace. they said, if we ever become anything that i well-informed populace, the nature of the country will change. people will be easily manipulated. this is exactly what is going on in our country today. people are being easily manipulated. and told what they are supposed to think, and who they are supposed to follow. thesein fact, we have
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tremendous brains. these enormous frontal lobes. have you ever stopped to imagine why the human being as these big frontal lobes? that is where you engage in rational thought processing. that is where you are able to extract information from the past and present, analyze it, and projected into the future -- project it into the future with rational thought processing and rational planning. you don't need those big frontal lobes if all you're going to do is listen to the pundits and have other people tell you what you are supposed to do. thinguld train some other to do that. okay? that we haved this in order to do that. and that's something i think we will have to begin to emphasize to people. we also need to understand the
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situation in terms of our educational deficit. we have an all-voluntary military right now. we depend upon the populace to volunteer. between the ages of 17 and 24, 71% of people that volunteer for the military are rejected. only 29% are accepted. the ones rejected are rejected for mental, physical, or educational deficits. of those three, educational deficits is far in away the biggest one. high school graduates cannot pass a simple examination, basic math skills, basic communication skills. what does that tell you about what is happening in our
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country? these are high school graduates. and what is happening is we are dumbing down our population. everybody is a good student, every bigots -- everybody gets a significant, everybody gets a gold star. this is killing us. we have to get away from this progressivism and political correctness and the stupidity. we have traditionally very smart and innovative people. we have to start finding a way to develop them, recognizing that we only have 330 million people. we have to compete with china at 1.4 billion. india with 1.1 billion people. we cannot afford to waste any of our people. we have to develop every single one of them. we can't have 20 plus percent of people entering high school and not graduating. we can't have 5% of the world
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publishing, and 25% of the prison inmates. we have to develop every one of those people. for everyone that we keep on the path to self-destruction, that is one less person we have to be afraid of or protect our families from. one more taxpaying member of society who may discover that your for cancer or a new energy source. we cannot afford to waste any of our people. this is absolutely essential. [applause] we must begin to understand what true compassion is all about. true compassion is not keeping people in a dependent position. true compassion is providing a ladder of opportunity so that people can climb out of dependent and be part of the fabric of america. [applause]
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that is what conservatism is all about. we must stop allowing progresses to paint us as people that don't care about other people in our society. that is absolutely the opposite. they are the ones that don't care. they are the ones that keep people enslaved so they can cultivate their votes. we have to tell it like it is. they are not going to like it very much. we will have to put in their face. because they are always putting it in our face. [laughter]
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.... most importantly, when we say the pledge of allegiance to the slag, we say we are one nation under god. we must not allow the secular progressives to remove god from our lives. [applause] that is a war i am very willing to fight until the last breath in my body. [applause] this nation rose to the pinnacle in the world in record time because we paid homage to god. we also recognize there were values and principles worth
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preserving. we recognize there is such a thing as right and wrong. we must get back to a point in this country where we recognize that we do have a culture, an american culture, an american way. not a republican way, not a democrat way. an american way. this is what we must come to understand. [applause] we have to stop fighting each other. we really need to do is start and have rational conversations about our differences. when you have a rational conversation, very often, if one side or the other is wrong, it becomes apparent. for instance, you sit down and have a rational conversation
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about free college tuition for everybody. [laughter] the rational side will say, who is going to pay for it? the irrational side will say, we have a lot of rich people. we can just take the money from them. say, whatal side will makes you think they are just going to fork their money over to you? the irrational side will say, we will make them do it. which side will win? do is help theo populace understand when someone comes along promising you pie in the sky, this is just a technique to get elected. when they promote class warfare,
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they know good and well that if they could take the evil 1% and ship them to another country, that would not solve their problem. everybody else could sing around the campfire. anythingldnt't be else left. the people creating things would be gone. >> hello dr. ben carson in south carolina. we take you to columbia, south carolina and jeb bush, who came in a distant fourth in the republican primary. [applause] [laughter] jeb: this is going to be short and sweet. --
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to those that work on behalf of of jeb, thank you very much. [applause] to jeb bush and his family, thank you for running a race for the presidency that we could all be proud of. [applause] jeb forham: thank you being one of the most decent thoughtful men i have ever met. ladies and gentlemen, my friend for life, jeb bush. [applause] jeb: thank you. [chanting "jeb"] jeb: thank you. when i began this journey in miami, i committed i would campaign as i would serve, going
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everywhere, speaking to everyone, keeping my word. facing the issues without flinching, staying true to what i believe. for the better part of the year, i have endeavored to do just exactly that. i have put forth a vision for america that includes all. because our country deserves a president for everyone. the presidency is bigger than any one person. it is certainly bigger than any candidate. this is not -- we are different in our country because our head of state is not above us. but because the head of state are part of the people. in the government of the people, by the people, and for the people, we elect the people -- a president like us. i've had a front proceeds to this office for most of my adult life. i've seen fallible men rise up to the challenge of our time with humility and clarity of purpose. to make our nation safer,
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stronger and, for your. i firmly believe that the american people must entrust this office to someone who understands that whoever holds it is a servant, not the master. someone who will commit to that service with honor and decency. our next president will lead an extraordinary country whose people have always made the improbable possible in big ways and small. every day, americans tested the boundaries of freedom and achieve more than what they could have ever dreamed. over the last 7 years, our nation's bright light has become a little more than a sliver. we have retreated from the world stage. the american values that have brought peace and opportunity are fading. that is not the america we know and love. america is a country that thinks big, act boldly, and leads without apology. it will be up to the next president to restore that kind of leadership.
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i am proud of the campaign we have run to unify our country. to advocate conservative solutions that would give more americans the opportunity to rise up and reach their god-given potential. but the people of iowa and new hampshire and south carolina have spoken, and i respect the decision. so tonight i'm suspending my campaign. [cheers] [applause] jeb: i congratulate my competitors that are remaining on the island on their success for a race that has been hard-fought. just as the contest should be, because it is a tough job. in this campaign, i have stood my ground, refusing to bend to the political win. we put forward detailed
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innovative conservative plans to address the mounting challenges that we face. despite what you might have heard, ideas matter, policy matters. [applause] and i truly hope that these ideas that we've laid out will serve as a point for a generation of conservative leaders at every level of government so we can take back our country. we laid out plans on everything from reforming attacks and regulatory system to revising our economy, to revising our military, and fixing the v.a. once and for all. [applause] finally, i am so grateful so senator lindsey graham of south carolina for his steadfast support. [cheers]
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and his amazing humor. [laughter] he stole the line that i am not saying, which is that he has become a friend for life. jebink the -- i thank the alumni who have put their lives on hold for this cause. i want to thank my mom and brother, who came here to south carolina. america truly loves them and respects them. so do i. [applause] 2.0 is always back there in the back. [applause] and to my dad, who has served as an inspiration to me. he is the greatest man alive. [applause]
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to thank all the volunteers and supporters that i have met along this incredible journey. and to all the fellow grinders in our campaign, out staff, who never gave her -- never ever. gave up [applause] had an incredible life. for me, public service has been the highlight of that life. no matter what the future holds, here is the greatest safety landing. tonight i'm going to sleep with the best friend i have and the love of my life. [applause] [laughter] [applause] and i'm blessed to be the father of 3 extraordinary children. and you might know, 4 near perfect grandchildren.
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i am blessed to be living in the greatest country the world has ever known. i remain optimistic. with the right kind of leadership that we need to make sure it happens, america's best days are ahead. with strong, conservative leadership, republicans can win will white house. we can get back to begin in the verge of having the greatest time to be alive. that is what i honest we believe. making it cometo true. i will do it as a private citizen, as you are. i love you all. god bless you. [cheering] ♪
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>> governor jeb bush defending his campaign in columbia, south carolina. now from massachusetts, ohio governor john kasich, who says it is a poor person waste. -- four person race. live coverage continues. gov. kasich: a lot of people say that you will never get in the race. july 21, with my wife karen and my daughters, we announced in columbus, ohio that i would run for president of the united states. then they said he could not raise the money.
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the doubters said he will not be able to do with. and then, you know, we got among the -- got a lot of money out of the piggy banks. we never really had the billionaires with us. we move forward. eren they said you'll never ev make it to new hampshire. it just simply won't happen. then guess what? we went to new hampshire. and yes, we started at town hall meetings with as few as six people in a room. but i love those six people. [laughter] because they were there. and they were listening. and i'm not sure we got all of them, but we got a couple of them. [laughter] then right before the new hampshire primary, i hada the reporter say, are you going to drop out before new hampshire? i looked at that reporter, i said, that is the single dumbest question i've had in my lifetime. [laughter] [applause] and then they said, no chance in
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new hampshire. money.oot no there have been millions of negative ads spent against him. but the people showed up. the people showed up in new hampshire and the people showed up from around the country. and of course, from my beautiful buckeye state. while we may not have won, we did beat donald trump index still not 56% of the vote. 56% of the vote. just don't tell anybody it was 3 to 2. it was still 60%. we came roaring out of new hampshire. and they said that in a week or so, he can't do very well in south carolina. he is just going to call it in. and tonight, one more time, we
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have defied and overcome expectations in the state of south carolina in about 6-7 days. [applause] and then for all the people watching, fast and your seatbelts, please. we came to relate last night to vermont. we had done everything we could possibly do in six ivan seven days, spending literally about 500,000 of the multiple millions of dollars spent by everybody else. and a big chunk of it to hammer me. as my friend arnold schwarzenegger said, john, love the beatings. and i have. and folks, this morning in vermont, burlington, vermont -- i saw richard dreyfuss over at
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the colbert show. i couldn't resist but say to him, we need a bigger boat. [laughter] >> ohio governor john kasich in wakefield, massachusetts. we take you now to columbia, south carolina. donald trump, the winner in the south carolina republican primary. u.s.a.]ng [cheers] well, i want to begin by thanking the people of south carolina. this is a special state. [cheers] mr. trump: thank you. these are special people. we got a little boost last week from the place we all remember, new hampshire. we can't forget it. special, we love it. they sent us in here with a good feeling, right? very good feeling.i want to
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thank you . all of these people, volunteers, they travel and go all over. i say, what are you doing? now they're going to texas. some are going to nevada. i will be going to nevada. we're making a big speech tomorrow in atlanta. then we are going right to nevada. i think we are going to do terrific there. the fcc is going to be very exciting. we expect to do very well. [applause] i want to just say thank you to my family. it's been not eas for them. they don't see me anymore. i making speeches all the time. i have a great family. i jjust wants to thank all of you. [applause] ivanka, we have a hospital ready just in case. in case we are going to have a baby, there is nothing wrong with that. [applause] it could be any second. it could even be before i finish. [laughter] but she insisted on being here,
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it was so important on ivanka to hbe here today. wonderful lieutenant governor, who backed us early in the process. [applause] you know henry, right? the lieutenant governor of south carolina. i will take him over the governor anytime, because we won. [applause] he can handle that very nicely. he is tough. tiffany, eric, laura, and millennia-- say something, go ahead. >> an amazing place, south carolina. my husband is working very hard. and he loves you, we love you.
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and to be going ahead to nevada. we will see what happens. he will be the breast president. -- the best president. trump: representing wonderful children, ivanka. >> thank you south carolina. this is an amazing, amazing night. the momentum since the beginning of this campaign has been unbelievable. that is because my father's message resonates so deeply with so many people. our family are incredibly proud. we are incredibly grateful to each of you. thank you for being here to support us. i will say this, my father is incredibly hard worker. he will be working for each and every one of you. [applause] together we will make america great again.
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trump: thank you very much. you know, i was watching upstairs. it was really amazing to be watching what i was watching. some of the pundits, overall fair. a number of the pundits said well, if a couple of the other candidates dropped out, if you add their scores together, it's going to equal trump's. [boos] these geniuses -- they are geniuses. they'd understand that as people drop out, i'm going to get a lot of those votes also. you don't just out of them together. -- just add them together. [applause] i think we are going to do very very well. i want to also congratulate the other candidate. in particular, i have to say ted and marco did a really good job. they did quite well, as i understand. [boos] eh, come on, just women it.
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-- just one minute. tomorrow morning we will be back. i just want to congratulate the other candidates. there is nothing easy about running for president, i can tell you. it is tough, nasty, it is mean, vicious. it is beautiful. [laughter] when you win it is beautiful. we are going to start winning for our country. [applause] our country doesn't win anymore. we don't win with the military, we can't beat isis. we don't win on trade. you look at what china and japan is doing to us. what mexico is doing killing us at the border, and with trade. mexico is killing us absolutely. we will do the wall, don't worry. we will do the wall. [applause] we will do the wall. and by the way, who is going to pay for the wall?
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"mexico"]eams >> they said, you can't get mexico to pay for the wall. 100% iw ill. the wall is going to cost 10-12,000,000,000 dollars. believe me, they will pay. one of the officials, the x officials from mexico had a news conference. he announced we will not be paying for the wall, who does mr. trump think he is? the press came to me. look at all those cameras back there. [boos] the press came and said they would not pay for the wall, do you have a comment? i said yes, the wall just got 10 feet taller. [applause] i love mexico. i love china. i love many of these countries that rip us off because we have
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leaders that are incompetent and don't know what they are doing. i love these countries, they are great. i have thousands of spent. -- thousands of hispanics. i lead with the hispanics in every poll. they love me, i love them. [applause] the problem is that the leaders of these countries, whether it's mexico or japan or the amount, which is doing a big number now -- or vietnam, which is doing a big number now. or china, the greatest abuser country that i have ever seen financially. but what they have done to us is the single greatest theft in the history of the world. they have taken our jobs, money, everything. we are bringing our jobs back, folks. we are going to bring them back. and i know how to do it. we've had so many incredible endorsements. to me, getting the greatest business people to endorse me is important. summary others have endorsed me.
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we are going to put these great business people in charge of trade. when china wants to come and negotiate, they are going to negotiate not with a political hack, which is what they have now, they are going to negotiate with the best business minds in the world. we have them in this country. [applause] we are going to do a lot of beautiful work. we are going to terminate obamacare. it's going to be over. it's going to be repealed and it's going to be replaced. you will have much better health care at a much smaller cost. obamacare, if you look -- look at the increases. 25-35, even 55%. it's dead. it's not working. we're going to get to a plan that is so much better and so much less expensive. [applause] way.d amendment, by the
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this is a room that love the second amendment. the secondherishes amendment. we are going to protect our second amendment. [applause] totally. we are getting rid of common core. we are bringing education to a local level. the people in this community, every time i see them, they want education locally. the parents, the teachers, they want to do it.they don't want bureaucrats in washington telling them how to educate their children. [applause] fortand as a nation more spend as per pupil -- a nation more for education per-pupil. second-place does not even exist, it is so different. and yet, out of 30 countries, we
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are ranked 30. you have china, norway, sweden, denmark. then you have number 30, the united states. we spent the most and we are at the bottom of the heap. not going to happen anymore, folks. [applause] ourre going to build military, which i thank. because a number of the pundits watching tonight -- we love our military. [applause] we love our military. by the way, we love our police. our police are terrific. [cheers] they are not being treated properly. we are going to build our military so big, so good, so strong, so powerful, that nobody is going to mess with us, folks. we are going to buy the equipment that our generals, soldiers, and everybody that in
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the know wants. we are not buying equipment because they have campaigns and give campaign contributions. we are going to get the equipment that they want, not the equipment they are told to have by senators and congressmen in washington. we are going to have great equipment. [applause] is i am can say that self funding my campaign. i'm not getting millions of dollars. i'm not getting millions of dollars from all of these special interests and lobbyists and donors. once they get it, they literally do whatever the politicians want. that's not going to happen. we're going to take care of our vets. we love them and they are being treated terribly. we are taking care of our vets. [applause] we're now off to nevada. it's a great state. we have great people.
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we have great people internation. no matter where we go. i went to mobile, alabama. 45,000 people. we went to oklahoma recently twice. 20,000 people. no matter where we go, we fill up the arenas. over here the other day we had a 9000, 10,000. we have people -- the only thing that off the crowds are the walls. we cannot get them in. we are to send thousands away. time magazine last week did an incredible cover story. they said it is a movement. and that is what is it is. an incredible movement with incredible people. [chanting u.s.a.]
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it's an incredible movement with incredible people. whether we go to dallas or anywhere -- l.a. -- anywhere you say, our people are incredible. what's orur theme? you know it right? our theme, which i love, may be the greatest theme of all times. the word eventually is going to come off. we are going to get rid of it. make america great again, right? i guess two weeks, illusions when you add them up --billions when you out of them up. the people are so incredible. i've been saying make america great again, and it's going to be greater than ever before. that's the kind of potential we have. greater than ever before. [applause] so i want to thank everybody.
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i love you all. again, south carolina, we will never forget you. we will never ever forget south carolina. we will never forget our great volunteers. we love our volunteers. we will never forget the people that helped us so much. folks, let's have a big win in nevada. let's have a big win at the fcc. let's make america great again. thank you very much. [applause]
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>> donald trump in spartanburg, south carolina, declaring victory in the south carolina republican primary. the other headline -- jeb bush dropping out of the race, now a
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5% raise. we will stay in south carolina, columbia, where marco rubio, who can second with the endorsement of governor nikki haley, will speak to supporters. you're watching c-span's live coverage of the nevada caucuses and south carolina republican primary. here is trey gowdy. trey: you proved it tonight. [applause] i have been given one job, and one job only, to introduce the most popular people in america, tim scott. i will take a second-- [applause] on the off chance, that you already know him i want to tell marco rubio how proud i am of the kind of campaign he has waged in south carolina. [applause] now i want to introduce you to into my best friend in all of politics. somebody i'm not just proud to serve with, but probably
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represents me and the rest of you. senator tim scott. [applause] sen. scott: hello south carolina! [cheers] it is a good night, i tell you what. thank you so much. we are looking not just at the gop, the grand old party, the great opportunity party. that's right. [applause] how many of you guys are excited like i am about marco rubio? [applause] it's been an amazing week because of you, the voters of south carolina. marco rubio finds himself in second place. some amazing finish. [applause] call it the cavalry.
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wednesday and thursday she came out with an endorsement. she heard the sound of the cavalry! our governor, nikki haley. [applause] haley: thank you south carolina! [applause] i first want to take a moment to thank all of the presidential candidates that came through south carolina. they were all gracious. they went to every corner of the state.that is what matters . find appreciate all of that. if you will give me a point of personal privilege, i want to say a special thank you to governor jeb bush. [applause] jeb bushny hesitation, has been one of the best governors this country has ever seen. [applause] he is a man of great class. and i wish his family well. now i want to say, it's a great
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night and south carolina. [cheering] you never gentlemen, disappoint me. the people of south carolina continue to show what they are made of. you did it this week. we just woke the country up. we changed this race. it is on the move. [applause] or timu see trey gowdy scott or me, we are the start, along with others, the new conservative movement. [applause] it's going to change this country for the better. help me welcome our leader, of the next president of the united states, marco rubio. ♪
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[cheers] sen. rubio: thank you very much. thank you. [chanting "marco"] sen. rubio: thank you. first of all i want to begin by congratulating donald trump. we have not had a chance to speak at. he won here tonight. this week am a three-person race. and we will win the nomination. [applause] ago, got few moments to see on tv governor bush in his announcement.
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i have an incredible affection and admiration not just for governor bush, or for his family and service to the country. [applause] jeb bush has many things to be proud of. he is an extraordinary husband, extraordinary father, he was the greatest governor in the history of florida. [applause] and pray that his service to this country has not yet ended. i thank jeb bush for everything he did for the state of florida and for running a campaign based on ideas. i pray for him and his family tonight as they move forward in other endeavors in their life. [applause] tonight in south carolina, the message is pretty clear.
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this country is now ready for a new generation of conservatives to guide us into the 21st century. [cheering] come, after now eight years of failure, to return to the constitution of the united states that made us the freest people that ever lived. [applause] the time has now come for leaders that will re-embraced free enterprise, which middle most prosperous people that ever lived. [applause] and the time is come to rebuild our military, because the world is a better, safer, and more stable place when we are the strongest military in the world. [applause] we as a nation have faced troubling times before. fact, 36 years ago, this nation faced a period of doubt. after a failed presidency, it
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felt like america was in decline. our economy stagnant, and the american dream felt like it was slipping away. we elected a president that inspired us. a president who asked us to remember who we were and believed, as we do, that america's greatest days always light ahead. ronald reagan-- [cheering] reagan made us believe that it was morning in america again. and it was. well now the children of the reagan revolution are ready to assume new leadership. [applause] those of us that grew up when it was morning in america and ronald reagan was in the white house are ready to do for our generation the next what ronald reagan did for ours.
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[applause] our principles remain the same. but who are we? the 21st century conservative is the son of a single mother who grew up in poverty and was almost lost. today, he serves this state as a senior senator, tim scott. [applause] [cheering] sen. rubio: the 21st century conservative movement is the daughter of immigrants from india, who wanted desperately for the children to have all the opportunities they never did.
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who faced a string of prejudice, and yet, because the greatness of our coach, today, nikki haley is the governor of a state where it's always a great day. [applause] 21st century conservative movement the son of a bartender and maid from cuba, who stands closer to becoming the fifth president of the united states of america. [cheering] "marco"] we are a nation and people that celebrate success. we are a nation that admire people that have worked hard and had. as conservatives, we will always celebrate success.
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we fight for those who are still trying to make it. if tonight, you are that single mother who has made it the purpose of your life to leave your children better off than yourself. in the 21st century, we conservatives will fight you. -- fight for you. ♪ if you are watching tonight enter that father that works 3 jobs so that your kids can have all the chances you never kid. we conservatives will fight for you. [applause] if you are his high school student that once a big future. you get up well before dawn to take buses to a school halfway across town, who gets home halfway late at night, because you know that god made you more
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then you do. we conservatives will fight for you. [applause] you.ill fight for him from where we live the way you do now.we know that limited government and free enterprise and a strong national defense is a better way forward for you, need, us, and the united states of america. [applause] tonight, for those watching at us., ias ask you to join this has been a long road. there have been many people on this campaign when it started. many of whom in any other year would have been a front runner. practically speaking it is down to 3.
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i know our campaign gives us the best chance not just to come together, to unify our party, but our country, and to grow this movement. [applause] go on our website. if you're watching tonight, go on her website right now, marco rubio.com and join our campaign. [cheering] years ago, a young couple from cuba came to america in search of a new beginning, a second chance. a precious. america change their lives. of course, i'm talking about my parents. [laughter] 10 days ago, their son arrived in south carolina, after a
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difficult selection in new hampshire in search of a new beginning and a fresh start. many thought it was over. some had doubts about whether we would wind up here, even now. for me, the state of south carolina will always be the place of new beginnings and fresh starts. [applause] d's hand is on everything. whatever god's will is what will happen ultimately to this country. if it is god's will that i should serve as the 45th president-- [cheering] sen. rubio: if it is god's will that we should win this election, then history will say that on this night in south carolina, we took the first step
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forward in the beginning of a new american century. thank you south carolina. thank you, god bless you. [cheering] ♪ [chanting "marco"]
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[cheering] >> florida center marco rubio with his wife and four children, governor nikki haley, who endorsed him in chapin, south carolina. c-span is the one place you can't see and -- can see and
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hear all of the candidates. earlier, john kasich, was in massachusetts. we have yet to hear from senator ted cruz. if you are just listening on c-span radio, the resulting south carolina are donald trump with 43%. marco rubio-- donald trump with 33%. senator cruz coming in third at 21.7%. former florida governor jeb bush, who officially suspended his campaign, getting a disappointing 8% of the vote. governor kasich at 7.9% of the vote. governor kasich saying that it is a four person race. you heard marco rubio, who said it was a three person race. gerald from rockwood, michigan on the republican line. your reaction to this? caller: i'm not really sure how to take it all. everybody says that trump is not
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doing very well, and that scared white americans are voting for him. i think it's just hard-working americans. my father is a retired air force person. my brother is a retired marine. i think we just want to see are people taking care of better. so much to take care of our nation. host: thanks for the call. ed o'keefe sent this tweet. he writes the following, "despite is committing financial edge and early lead in the polls, bush was a technocrat in a world of noise." texas,next from longview on the republican line. good evening. jim, go ahead you are on the air. we're going to move on to david, joining us from st. louis on the independent line. good morning. >> hello. theve been watching
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campaigns going on. i have a challenge out to all the presidential campaigners. i want to see a president that is willing to work with both parties to stream out the -- straighten out the problems of america for the people of america, not just for their party. host: who is your candidate? caller: at this point, i am kind of leading toward trump. but i'm still kind of undecided. host: okay, david from st. louis. by the way we heard earlier from hillary clinton and senator sanders. we will have a chance to hear from them tonight.in case you missed it , the message from jeb bush suspending his campaign. that following live coverage of senator ted cruz's speech. caller: thank you for taking my
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call. say, that weto need the bedbugs that shaken off the hill. if everyone remembers when our evern was started, nobody took pains to be in office. host: ok, thank you. did you vote today sir? who was your candidate? caller: ted cruz. he is a conservative, that the right-wing party has been supporting, for the last 8-12 years. here, and he is a constitutionalist. i think he will make america the best it can be. about 87%re getting of the vote reported.
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--looks like a second part he came in third. it doesn't make a difference? caller: i don't think so. when you look at nikki haley, tim scott, trey gowdy, he has fallen .4 behind marco rubio. i think it is still a win for ted cruz, and he goes into super tuesday very well. have live coverage tomorrow, and we will be picking up with ted cruz who will be in las vegas. and then donald trump on monday. from bellevue, michigan. mary is next on the democrats line. democrat, and i am overjoyed that hillary one. i think she is the best
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qualified. i hope that she has a good chance of winning, and i am very concerned about donald trump. i know a lot of people are for him, i respect that. but i find him to be rather dictatorial. i am afraid of what would happen if he became the nominee, if he became president of the united states. this is a country for the people, by the people. i respect that people are poor him, but i am not for him. i would not want the united states to be led by someone -- by the way, what qualifies donald trump, with all due respect? you need to be a governor, a senator, or a general. what qualifies mr. trump to be president of the united states? host: he would be the first
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nonelected official to be elected to the white house since dwight eisenhower. mary, thanks for the call. and from our reporters following the campaign, pointing out that tim scott in a second-place finish with rubio, saying this is an amazing finish. next from illinois. evening, id appreciate c-span having this coverage on a saturday night. that theo great libertarian party will have their debate on national television coming up. it is good to see a third-party, given the field. seeing thetriguing fall of jeb bush, the millions of dollars he put into his campaign. and seeing donald trump and a last week's attacking this bushlican sense of, oh,
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kept us safe during 9/11, and trump quashing that. hillary may have won the caucuses tonight in nevada, but she had a really low turnout for the caucuses. i would be interested in the republican turnout for that. perspective,ders being an independent, it is fascinating to see both establishment sides of the republican and democrat freaking out. the democrats, with the way bernie sanders has done, and the republicans, they are not all too pleased with the donald trump winning two key states. thew people say, oh, hispanic vote will turn away from trump, but there are a lot areispanic americans who enraged with the immigration again,itself during
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c-span a thank you for what you are doing on a saturday night. and for those watching, i tip my hat to you. take care. caller: -- in 2012, many people went to the caucuses. mitt romney one those caucuses. donald trump is ahead. governor kasich has no plans to be in nevada. jeb bush was supposed to be there tomorrow, but his campaign has been suspended. rubio wrapssenator himself in diversity and packagesnal change, his comeback as god's will. from florida, good evening to you on the democrats line. your former governor is out of the race. what do you think? caller: as a democrat, the
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comment i was going to make is, the republicans are wanting to get any of us to come over to their side, the only reasonable candidate that i is a democrat see on the republican side is john kasich. even-tempered,, he seems to be honest, forward. , we wouldio and bush not want them back here, and would not wish that on the country. as far as coming forward to the general election, for me, if the republicans want to get my vote, it would have to be someone like john kasich. i just wanted to say that, because i thought it was important to let people know that john kasich doesn't seem to be someone who can compromise. in,: i am going to jump just your clear, on the pronunciation of his last name.
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other people have also mispronounced it. just fyi. caller: the point i am trying to democrats,that we as if we want to get compromise and seemsith republicans, he to be the most even handled and willing to be able to work on issues. he said it is a four-person race with jeb bush dropping out tonight. hope he does well. it is the only thing the republicans can offer. the other thing interesting that the gentleman mentioned about the debate coming up on friday, john mcafee was talking about the apple situation with the fbi. that is when i first learned about him wanting to run. i think it is important that we
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try to get other people who do have good qualifications, and also good ideas, about what we need to do going forward, some exposure. politics, and watch msnbc and cnn, but nobody has ever talked about mcafee. so i wanted to bring that up so we have a little more diversity in our choice of elections. thank you for allowing me to make a comment. host: thank you for the call. we'll be covering the libertarian commission, the largest third-party in the country. harwood has this tweet, pointing out that trump winning by double digits is more significant than the outcome of the cruz-rubio photo finish for second. also in south carolina, we will take you there live to ted cruz. and we will replay the earlier
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remarks by governor jeb bush. is,headline there officially withdrawing his campaign and candidacy. his father and brother served in the white house. his mother and brother had been with him this week, but he came in in the low single digits. it looks like senator cruz is coming out momentarily. we will go to the republican line momentarily. caller: donald trump is a breath of fresh air, i think this country needs somebody to bring back jobs to this country. he has created businesses all over the world. tom, thanks for the call. ted cruz withator his wife and daughters. [applause]
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[chanting ted] god bless the great state of south carolina. [applause] sen. cruz: friends, once again, we have made history. you, the good people of south carolina, are incredible volunteers. all over the country, continue to defy the pundits, and to
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produce extraordinary results. [applause] sen. cruz: let me say a word about governor jeb bush. terrific record as governor of the state of florida, who brought job creation and education innovation to the people of florida. a man who ran a campaign based policy, basedd on on substance. a man who did not go to the gutter and engage in insults and attacks. [applause] sen. cruz: governor bush brought honor and dignity to this race. tonight, he has suspended his campaign. but heidi and i give our very best to jeff and columba and
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their entire extraordinary family. we wish them the best, and thank them for that remarkable campaign. [applause] sen. cruz: i want to thank our tremendous team here in south carolina. the congressman. [applause] congressman mark sanders. [applause] former attorney general. [applause] senator lee bright. [applause] and representative bill chamblee, and many others. [applause]
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sen. cruz: and ray nash, and pastor mike gonzalez. [applause] and heroic volunteers , all -- and all of their seven terrific kids. and the nearly 500 south carolina passengers that endorsed this campaign. [applause] sen. cruz: first iowa, the new carolina. now south we don't know the exact results right now, right now we are effectively tie for second place. but each time, despite
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expectations, causing the pundits -- [applause] 'ted"]ng indeed, the screaming you here right now across the potomac is the washington cartel in full terror that the conservatives grassroots are rising up. [applause] sen. cruz: but before we reflect, let's think of accomplishments. i would like to pause for a moment of silence in honor of the great man, an american hero, justice and tone and scully a -- antonin scalia.
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sen. cruz: today, i attended funeral.calia's i knew him for 20 years. he was brilliant, principled, faithful, and a ferocious defender of the constitution and the bill of rights. [applause] sen. cruz: as ronald reagan was too, was aident, so justice scalia to the supreme court. [applause] his passing one week ago today, underscores the enormous stakes of this election. twos not just one, but
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branches of government that are at stake. appointmentia's will not be chosen by the washington powerbrokers. [applause] decided byit will be we the people. [applause] sen. cruz: this election will be a referendum on the supreme court. i will tell you this, i cannot wait to stand on that debate stage with hillary clinton or bernie sanders, or whatever other socialist they nominate. [applause] sen. cruz: and make a case against their radical beliefs
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that would strip away religious liberty and the second amendment, and the basic rights of every american citizen. sen. cruz: in iowa, they said it could not be done, and we won. [applause] in new hampshire, they said a conservative, a bible believing christian, could not be. we defied expectations. [applause] sen. cruz: and tonight, despite millions and millions of dollars of false and nasty attacks, despite the entirety of the political establishment coming together against us, south
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given us another remarkable response. [applause] sen. cruz: together, iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina tell us three things. first, that conservatives continue to unite behind our campaign. [applause] sen. cruz: if you are a conservative, this is where you belong, because only one a strong conservative is in a position to win this race. [applause] [chanting "ted"] second, we are the
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beaten,paign that has and can be donald trump. donald trump. [applause] that is why donald relentlessly attacks us, and ignores all the other candidates. now i congratulate donald on his victory tonight, but i will say this to the people of america, if you do not believe that donald trump is the best candidate to run against hillary clinton in november, if you believe we need a strong ,ontrast with the democrats [applause]
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then we welcome you aboard our team. we welcome you to be part of the volunteers, and the over 980,000 volunteer cruz.org.ons at ted at tedcruz.org. [chanting "ted"] lessonuz: and the third about new hampshire and south carolina is that only one candidate remain as a consistent conservative. candidates engage in nonstop personal attacks. we have not and we will not respond. [applause]
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sen. cruz: there is a reason other candidates resort to insults, and it is that they cannot defend the substance of their record. [applause] there is only one candidate who has led the fight against sanders. [applause] who has led the fight against obamacare. [applause] who has led the fight to defend life and marriage and religious liberty. [applause] who has led the fight to protect our right to keep and bear arms under the second amendment. [applause]
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sen. cruz: who will fight to pass a simple -- and abolish the irs. only one candidate has stood up to the corrupt deal-making in washington, said no to the corporate welfare, and indeed, only one candidate took on the ethanol mandate in iowa, and won. [applause] as president, i will rebuild our military. [applause] stand unequivocally with the nation of israel. [applause] and utterly destroy
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isis. [applause] sen. cruz: together, we will secure the borders and keep america safe. [applause] sen. cruz: and i give you my solemn word, that every justice i appoint to the supreme court will be a principled constitutionalist who will be faithful and will vigorously protect the fundamental rights of our children and grandchildren. [applause] sen. cruz: when i look at our john daughters, caroline and willrine, i know that i
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fight with every breath in my body. enjoy thethat they same fundamental liberty that all of us have been blessed to inherits. [applause] sen. cruz: it is why i fight, it is why everyone here fights, because we love our children, and we will not go quietly into the night or give up on a brighter america. [applause] sen. cruz: and now, the race turns to nevada, and the super tuesday, and the so-called fcc primary. iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina have given the voters a
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defined choice. you could go with the washington or we can stand together with a proven, consisting, constitutional conservative, and bring back mo rning in america. [applause] [chanting "ted"] sen. cruz: each of you is amazing, and together, we will win the republican nomination. [applause] sen. cruz: we will beat the democrats in november. [applause] and we will restore this last, best hope of mankind
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that is the united states of america. thank you, and god bless you. [applause] host: senator ted cruz with his wife heidi, and holding one of his young daughters, declaring victory in what was a close third place finish for ted cruz over senator marco rubio. can see about 90% reporting, and only about a 1000 vote difference between the florida senator and the texas senator. lines to gethone your reaction to all of this, as the field continues to take shape. jeb bush, declining his campaign. ben carson will stay in the race. from the independent line, good
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evening. caller: how are you this evening? host: fine thank you. caller: i would like to add one comments. i believe that the press and the whole entire political establishment and the pundits have it wrong. ishink the american public so completely sick of usual,ians, business as special interest, and big business being represented, but i think trump is going to steamroll everybody. i have been saying this for months. choose, not be what i but i think it is going to happen. host: thank you for the call. donna from south carolina, independent line. did you vote today? caller: yes, i did. host: who was her candidate? caller: i voted for trunk. host: why? caller: i think for a lot of reasons.
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he is not a politician like the other ones are. i think he really cares about the people of the united states. he has no reason to be doing what he is doing. and yet, he will have to deal with a lot of politicians in washington. do you think is a be different if he is elected? caller: yes, i really do. i think he will put good people in charge of what you need to get done to make things right. the way things are going now, people are tired of it. they do not want what is going on right now. watchas we walk -- senator ted cruz, let me know how your thoughts on donald trump have unfolded, and other politicians here in washington. honest, ihave to be am tired of the people that want to be president just to say they are president. host: who would you put in that category? in there, andet they do everything the opposite of what they told the people. i think trump is the only one
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that i have ever heard that on everything will issue, he is willing to deal with it. i really honestly do believe he will be the best. host: donna, thank you for the call. wouldr cruz, mentioned he be here in washington, d.c. for the funeral services of antonin scalia. he talked about his friendship with him over the past two years. the funeral service that we showed live, is also on our website. ted cruz coming in third in the primary, josh is joining us from columbus, ohio, republican line. caller: hello. host: you are on air. i am interested in what trump and the other republicans had to say about gay marriage.
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like it has gone away. trump has not addressed this. host: ok, josh, thank you. let me show you a couple of tweaks. this is from world report, he said the john kasich calling in a four man race, and rubio calling it a three-man race, and ted cruz previously calling it a two man race. february 1, saying -- what isomberg, michael bloomberg thinking now? and that same question tonight. michael is joining us from flint, michigan. a lot of coverage over the last few weeks. michael, good evening. caller: good evening. i won it to say i have been watching these primaries pretty closely. i have been watching these candidates speeches pretty closely. i have been a democrat for 32
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years, and i live in flint, michigan, the water crisis capital. i am starting to lean away from hillary. i was going to vote for her, but i have been watching her, and she is coming across really dishonest to me. i had a chance to meet her here a few days back when she came up to flint. what struck me, is how she flew up here. we have had this water crisis for two years, and she flew here to pander to us. talk, she was pandering to special interests, me included, because i am lebanese, a lebanese immigrant. she focused her comments on me. i have been paying attention since then, how much her and bernie sanders are pandering to people like me, trying to get my vote because i am lebanese, and because i am a democrat. as i have been listening to donald trump closer, listening to him today, i really like his honesty. i wish we could see more of that
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in the democratic party. unfortunately, i think things are controlled behind the scenes by too much money, too much power, too much corruption. i think i am going to have to go with donald trump. i would like to see donald trump and ben carson team up. i would be fantastic to me. host: michael, thank you. ben carson was in south carolina tonight. we have a county by county breakdown of the vote in south carolina and in nevada. this is from dave, who makes an interesting point in terms of the delicate. it looks like donald trump will take the overwhelming majority in south carolina. he points out that trump winning every south carolina district, giving him every delegate, only narrowly losing in richmond and another county. we have another caller in colorado. caller: good evening sir, how are you?
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i am enjoying the clown show. as a libertarian, i am enjoying all of this. this is great comedy to me. i am seeing, by your vote totals, that clinton and sanders are knocking off 11,000 votes, and here is trump, with over 233,000. when it comes to general election, the democrats are staying home, because i have nobody to vote for. are: let me point out, you seeing the difference between a caucus and a primary. caucuses tend to be lower rate and we will probably see lower in nevada this tuesday as well, it is comparing apples and oranges. i just wanted to point out, that it is a different process between these two systems. caller: o sure, i understand that.
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but when you're talking 11,000 versus 233,000. is not the actual vote, but the delegates that go to the convention. they do not do a straw vote. the republicans will do a strabo, but they do not do that with a democrat. vote, but they do not do that with democrats. if trump goes independent, i think he will win this thing. whether i like trump or not, i am not saying i do. a long way tohas go to win my vote in the general. but still, i am seeing a real clown show, one of the best political entertainment in the world anywhere. sec primary, ahe lot more to come in the next
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couple of months. thank you for your call. just to follow up on the nevada see 10,000 orill 12,000 people going to the state party convention. nevada will award 43 delegates and three alternates for the democrats. this is a tweet that points out the amount of money spent by jeb bush, about $100 million in a super pac money could not save jeb bush. in case you missed it, the former florida governor, son of former president george walker bush,the brother of gw suspending his campaign tonight. ♪
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>> thank you very much. [applause] >> all right, absolutely. [chanting "jeb"] [applause] >> this is going to be short and sweet. those who have helped jeb bush , south carolina and wrap the country, thank you very much. [applause] >> to jeb bush, and his family, thank you for running a race for
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the presidency that we can all be proud of. [applause] >> thank you jeb, for being one of the most decent, thoughtful man i have ever met. ladies and gentlemen, my friend for life, governor jeb bush. [applause] thank you, thank you very much. you lindsay.ank when i began this journey in miami, i committed to campaigning as i served, going everywhere, speaking to everyone. keeping my word, facing the issues without flinching, and staying true to what i believed. for the better part of a year, i endeavored to do exactly that. i have put forth a vision for america that includes all,
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because our country deserves a president for everyone. the presidency is bigger than any one person. it is certainly bigger than any candidate. country,fferent in our as our head of state is not above us. the head of state, the people who aspire to presidency, or part of the people, part of a government by the people and for the people, we elect a president like us, imperfect under god's watchful eye. i have had a front row seat in this office for most of my adult life. i've seen fallible man rise to this office with humility and clarity of purpose, to make our nation safer, stronger, and for your. i firmly believe the american people have entrusted this office to someone who understands that lever hold is a servant, not the master. someone who will commit to that service, with honor and decency. our next president will lead an
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extraordinary country, whose people have always made the improbable possible. in big ways and small. every day, america sets the boundaries of freedom and achieves more than they ever could have drinks. but over the last seven years, our nations bright light has become little more than a flickr. we have retreated from the world stage. the american values that have brought peace and opportunity are fading. that is not the america we know and love. america is a country that thinks big, act boldly, and lead without apology. it will be up to the next president to restore that kind of leadership. i am proud of the campaign we have run to unify our country. to advocate conservative solutions, that would give more americans the opportunity to rise up and reached their god-given potential. but the people of iowa in new hampshire and south carolina have spoken, and i really
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respect their decision. so tonight, i am suspending my campaign. yes. thank you. [applause] gov. bush: i congratulate my competitors that are remaining on the island, on their success for a race that has been hard-fought. just as the contests for the presidency should be, because it is a tough job. in this campaign, i have stood my ground, we have put forward details, innovative conservative plan to adjust the mounting challenges we face. because, despite what you might have heard, ideas matter, policy matters -- [applause]
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--. cruz: gov. bush: and i truly hope that the ideas will serve as a template for conservative leaders at every layer of government so we can take back our country. we laid out plans on everything from performing tax regulatory system to reviving our economy, to rebuilding our military, and once ande the a -- va for all. toally, i am so grateful senator lindsey graham of south carolina here for his extensive work [applause] and his amazing humor. he stole the line that i am now saying, that he has become a friend for life. thatnk all of the alumni have helped going door-to-door
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across the country, who have put their lives on hold for this cause. i want to thank my mom and brother who came here to south carolina. america truly loves them and respect them, and so do i. [applause] gov. bush: i want to thank all of my family. [applause] gov. bush: and to my dad west served as an inspiration to me, is the greatest man alive. [applause] i want to thank all of the volunteers and supporters that i have met along this incredible journey, and to all the fellow grinders on our campaign, our staff, who never, ever gave up. [applause]
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gov. bush: i have had an incredible life, and for me, public service has been the highlight of that light. no matter what the future holds, this is the best landing you can imagine. i am going to sleep with the best friend i have, and the love of my life. [applause] gov. bush: and i am totally blessed to be the father of three extraordinary children, and as you might know, four near-perfect grandchildren. i am blessed to say i am living the greatest country in the world has ever known. i remain optimistic, and with the right kind of leadership we happen, to make it america will be safer ahead. with strong conservative leadership, republicans can win the white house, and we can get to having this as the best
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time to be alive. i look forward to working with you to make that dream come true. i will do it as a private citizen, just as you are. thank you for the opportunity to run for the greatest office on the base of the earth. i love you all, god bless you. thank you. [applause] ♪
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later on, when i got home, i flipped the tv on. there was that song, the twister tore apart. people came from miles around, just to help the neighbors out. myself, i amg to so glad that i live in america.
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prom, a high school ride in a chevrolet. moon, man on the fireflies in june, kids selling lemonade. arms, one nation under god. it's america now we don't always get it all right, there is nowhere else i want to build my life the ticket with a chance, a rock 'n roll band the summer wind over a fallen hero's grave, prom, high school
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a springsteen song, moon, man on the fireflies in june, kids selling lemonade. open arms, one nation under god it's america ♪'s america that seen with former florida governor suspending his campaign, and in his bid for the white house. the scene in columbia, despite efforts by his brother. who campaigned yesterday in the greenville area. suspending his campaign, coming
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in a disappointed fit with governor kasich, he essentially tied with governor kasich. the three cup winners and south carolina, donald trump winning the race, senator marco rubio second, and senator ted cruz a very close third. now calling this a three or four person race. you theto share with tweets, the race might still be tight, but senator cruz wins the money race, 7.6 million dollars, to rubio's core $.9 million. we will learn more just about how much of these candidates have raised in the last few months. donald trump loaning his campaign an additional $4.9 million in late january. he's already loaned his campaign a total of $17.5 million. jessica taylor saying he edges ruz by 24 votes.
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rubio super pac saying it will launch a multistage, multimillion dollar advertising effort to begin on tuesday. the campaign will head to nevada for republicans. the democrat were in caucus today. also, the democrats heading to south carolina, where an event in greenville, south carolina with senator bernie sanders. tonight, former secretary of state hillary clinton is in texas. earlier tonight, she declared victory in las vegas, nevada, winning by a 4% margin over bernie sanders. we will show you that earlier tonight. and we will continue with more of the speeches from the candidates. all of our results are on our website. from earlier in the evening las vegas, hillary clinton winning in the nevada caucuses. ♪
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sec. clinton: thank you. thank you, nevada. thank you so much. "hillary"] thank you, thank you so much.
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you know, i am so thrilled and so grateful to all of my supporters out there. doubted, but we never doubted each other. [applause] and, this one is for you. i want to congratulate senator sanders, in a hard-fought race here. i want to thank each and every one of you. you turned out in every corner of this state, with determination and purpose. hotel and casino workers who never wavered. [applause] students with too much debt, and small business owners who never go off the clock. [applause] sec. clinton: tens of thousands of men and women with kids to raise, bills to pay, and dreams of that won't die. this is your campaign.
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and it is a campaign to break down every barrier that holds you back. they are going to build place, soy in its every american can go as far as your hard work takes you. and for the thousands of volunteers and organizers that worked so hard in the state -- [applause] sec. clinton: to the more than 750,000 people who supported me , andllaryclinton.com contributed what you could, the vast majority of giving less than $100, and to the millions of people across our country, who are supporting our campaign, thank you from the bottom of my heart. [applause] sec. clinton: we hear you, we see you, we are incredibly grateful to you, because we are
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in this together. we look at our country, and see so much that is not working the way it should. we see grandparents forced to choose between paying rent and buying medicine, because a prescription drug company has raised the price is 5000% overnight. we see african-american families denied mortgages at nearly three times the rate of white families. we see small towns and rural communities impacted by lots jobs and lost hope. we see rising generations of young people coming of age in a world where opportunity things out of reach. worst of all, we see children growing up in poverty or pain or fear. nevada, a brave young girl told me how scared she is. that her parents would be deported. in south carolina, i met children trying to learn in
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crumbling classrooms and neglected communities. and then there is flint, michigan. where children were poisoned i toxic water, just because their governor one to save a little money. americans are right to be angry. but we are also hungry for real solutions. [applause] sec. clinton: in the campaign, you read a lot about washington and wall street. we also want to get unaccountable money out of politics, which starts with appointing a new supreme justice to the court. [applause] who will protect the right of every citizen to toe, not every corporation buy elections.
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and we also agree that wall street can never be allowed to threaten mainstreet again. no executives should be too powerful for jail. if we listen to the voices of flint, and ferguson, if we open , ifhearts to the families we listened to the openhearted of hard-working people across america, it is clear there is so much more to be done. the truth is, we are not a single issue country. [applause] we need more than eight plan for a bank, the middle class needs a raise. we need more jobs . we need jobs that can't be outsourced, jobs of dignity and a future. thean do this by unleashing
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innovation of our entrepreneurs and small businesses. newan do this with infrastructure, and clean energy, especially here in nevada. [applause] sec. clinton: somebody, some country will be the energy superpower of the 21st century. will be china, germany, or us, and i wanted to be us. [applause] sec. clinton: we also have to do more to make it easier for parents to balance work and family, and to break down barriers to keep so many people on the sidelines of the economy, especially women. don't you think we have waited long enough? it is time for equal pay for equal work. [applause] and all you think it is time to face head-on the reality of racism, and the
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community? behind, and left reforming our criminal justice system, our immigration system during ensuring that people with disabilities have the same fullyunities to work and participate in our society. [applause] it means, to make sure that nothing holds you back, not debt, not discrimination, nothing. get this done alone, not even the president of the united states. it has got to be the mission of our entire nation. i have never believed that dividing america between us and them. we are all in this together. we all have to do our part. [applause] so let me say this to the men and women who run our country.
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employees,t your exploit consumers, pollute our environment, or rip off taxpayers, we are going to hold you accountable. [applause] sec. clinton: but, if you do the right thing, invest in your workers, your community, helped build a better america, we are going to stand with you, and go into the future together. we need more jobs, more opportunities. and i want to say this to all the young people out there. i know what you are up against. if you let college, a kind of loans, it is not just about making college more affordable, you need help right now with the debt you already cap. [applause] sec. clinton: that is why i have payments so you never have to pay more than you can afford.
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[applause] sec. clinton: but i want you to think about this. it cannot be just about what we are going to give to you. it has to be about what we are going to build together. [applause] generation isyour the most connected our country has ever seen. wille days ahead, we propose new ways for more americans to get involved in national service, and give back to our communities, because everyone of us has a role to play in building the future we want. washington is never going to have all the answers, but for every problem we face, somewhere, someone in america is solving it. we need you to be part of that exciting journey we can make together. activistse community to decide about the school board. not leave aneurs do
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hometown that has seen better days. we need millions of teachers and nurses, police officers, make ourers, to country a safer, better place. each of us working together, growing together. looking out for one another, and lifting each other up. there is a basic truth about america, something that bill and i have been the beneficiaries of, that we have tried to contribute to, and while we could to continue. americans can only live up to their potential. each and every american has a chance to live up to your potential, too. upgine, no child growing with discrimination, or the
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specter of deportation. code child in every zip get the education he or she needs and deserves. [applause] sec. clinton: imagine a tomorrow where every parent can find a good where small businesses thrive and big businesses play by the rules, giving more back to the country that gave them so much. where hard work is honored, families are supported, and communities are strong. with your help, that is the tomorrow we will build our country. so please join us. toto hillaryclinton.com become part of this campaign. let's do this together. on -- am heading [cheers] sec. clinton: i am on my way to
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bill is on his way to colorado. the fight goes on. the future that we want is within our grasp. thank you all. god bless you. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ >> democratic presidential candidate vermont senator bernie sanders also spoke to supporters in nevada. he finished with 47% of the vote. his remarks are about 10 minutes. [cheers and applause]
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sen. sanders: thank you. [thread chanting "bernie"] sen. sanders: thank you. thank you. thank you. is -- the support we have received today. ago, we were 25 points behind in the polls.
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ago, i calledhile up secretary clinton and congratulated her and her staff on the victory here in nevada. they ran an aggressive, effective campaign, and i applaud them for their efforts. [applause] what this entire campaign has been about is the issue of momentum, the issue of bringing more and more people into politics. iowa, we werein 50 points behind. when we began in new hampshire, we were 30 points behind, and we were way behind here in nevada. what i think is happening, is
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that as people hear our message, it speaks to the truth of american society today. aat is, the fact we have corrupt campaign finance system which is underminind american democracy. [cheers and applause] allowanders: we will not billionaires and their super pac's to continue to buy elections in the united states of america. american people are catching on, that we have a rigged people, where ordinary working people working two or three jobs, longer and longer
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incomeand almost all new goes to the top 1%. vote, we can create an economy that works for all of us, not just the top 1%. [cheers and applause] and the american people are catching on, that we have a broken criminal justice saysm, a system which today that some kid in vermont or nevada gets picked up with some marijuana, that stays with him his entire life. but if you are a wall street executive and your illegal behavior destroys the economy and the lives of millions of people, somehow nothing happens to you. [boos]
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to. sanders: our job is bring justice back to the criminal justice system. [cheers and applause] i want to thank all of our supporters here in nevada. i want to thank our thousands of volunteers, including many of you, for working tirelessly. and i want to thank our staff for the great job they have done. [cheers and applause] here in nevada, like across the country, we are bringing working people and young people into the political process in a way we have not seen for a very long
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time. [cheers and applause] in a short while, i will be on a plane to south carolina, and then we will be competing in 11 states all across this country on super tuesday. that onlieve, i believe super tuesday, we have an excellent chance to win many of those states. [applause] but i also know that on super tuesday and before, we are going to be taking on a very powerful ad well funded super pac, super pac that receives significant amounts of money from wall street and wealthy
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special interests. [boos] sen. sanders: so as we had to super -- head to super tuesday, we would very much appreciate the support of the american people, who have been so kind and generous. we have received at this point over 3.7 million individual contributions. [applause] and if people want to help us out, they can do that at berniesanders.com. [applause] i think everyone knows, taking on the establishment, whether it is the establishment, the political establishment, the media establishment, is not easy.
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come a very long way in nine months. it is clear to me, and i think most observers, that the wind is at our backs. we have the momentum. and i believe, i believe that when democrats assemble in philadelphia in july at our convention, we will see the results of one of the great political upsets in the history of the united states. [applause] [chanting "bernie"] sen. sanders: nevada, our volunteers, our supporters, our
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staff, thank you all very much. to super tuesday. thank you! ♪ ♪ ♪ "]hanting "feel the bern
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[applause] ♪ ♪ >> c-span's "washington journal," live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. tomorrow, a national security and defense policy expert from brookings institution, joining us to talk about the cease-fire in syria and what it means for the region. watch beginning live at 7:00 a.m. eastern tomorrow. join the discussion. >> republican presidential
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candidate donald trump is the winner in the south carolina republican primary. he finished with 33% of the vote. atgave his victory speech his headquarters in spartanburg. this is almost 20 minutes. ♪ mr. trump: thank you. [applause] [chanting "u.s.a."] thank you so much, everybody. well, i want to begin by
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thanking the people of south carolina. this is a special state. thank you. people.e special we got a little boost last week from a place we all remember, new hampshire. we can't forget it. we love it. they sent us here with a very good feeling, right? [laughter] [applause] i want to thank all these people. volunteers. they travel. now they are going to texas, going all over. some are going to nevada. i am going to nevada. we are making a big speech tomorrow in atlanta, then going to nevada. we will do terrific there. the sec will be very exciting. we expect to do very well. i want to say thank you to my family. it has been not easy for them. they don't see me anymore.
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i am making speeches all the time. i have a great family. i really have a great family. i want to thank all of you. you know we have a hospital ready just in case. we are going to have a baby. there's nothing wrong with that. it could be any second. it could even be before i am finished. but you know, she insisted on being here,, it was so important to ivanka. wonderful lieutenant governor who backed us very early in the process. you know henry, right? the lieutenant governor of south carolina. i will take him over the governor any time, because we won. [applause]
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he can handle that. he is tough. he is very tough. tiffany, eric, and melania. melania, say something. anania: i just want to say, amazing place, south carolina. congratulations to my husband. he was working very hard. the loves you. we love you. and to be going ahead to nevada, we will see what happens. he will be the best president. [applause] and representing some very wonderful children, ivanka, just say a few words. ivanka: thank you, south carolina. this is an amazing night. the momentum since the beginning of this campaign has been unbelievable, and that is
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because my father's message resonates so deeply with so many people. as a family, we are incredibly proud. we are incredibly grateful to each of you. thank you for being here to support us. i will say this. my father is an economy hard worker, and he will be working for each and everyone of you. together, we will make america great again. [applause] mr. trump: thank you very much. thank you very much. andi was watching upstairs, it was really amazing to be watching what i was watching. a number ofpundits, the pundits said, well, if a couple other candidates drop out, if you add their supporters together, it is going to equal trump. [boos] these geniuses. they are geniuses. they don't understand that as people drop out, i will get a
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lot of those votes. you don't just add them together. so, i think we are going to do very well. i want to also congratulate the other candidates, in particular marco did a really good job. they did quite well. one second.t good. we go back to war tomorrow morning. but i just want to congratulate the other candidates. there's nothing easy about running for president, i can tell you. it is tough. it is nasty. it is mean. it is vicious. it is beautiful. [laughter] when you win, it is beautiful, and we are going to start winning for our country. we are going to start winning. our country doesn't win anymore. doesn't win. we don't win with the military.
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we can't be isis. we have a great military, but we can't be isis. we don't win on trade. look at what china does to us, what japan does. mexico is killing us at the border. we will do the wall. don't worry. we will do the wall. we are going to do the wall. and by the way, who is going to pay for it? >> mexico! mr. trump: mexico is going to pay for the wall. the other politicians say, you can't get mexico to pay for the wall. 100%. we have a $50 billion trade deficit with mexico. the wall will cost $10 billion to $12 billion. believe me, they will pay. one of the officials, one of the ex-officials from mexico at a news conference announced, we will not be paying for the wall, who does mr. trump think he is? the press came to me. look at all those cameras back
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there. the press came to me, and they told me he said he would not pay for the wall, do you have a comment? i said, yes, the wall just got 10 feet taller. [applause] and i love mexico. i love mexico. i love china. i love many of these countries that rip us off because we have leaders that are incompetent and don't know what they are doing. i have thousands and thousands of hispanics. we are going to nevada. i lead with hispanics. i am leading in every poll with the hispanics. they love me. i love them. the problem is, the leaders of these countries, whether it is mexico or japan or vietnam, which is doing a big number now all of a sudden, or china in particular, that's the big one. the greatest of use of a country i think i have ever seen financially, china.
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what they have done to us is the greatest single theft in the history of the world. they have taken our jobs, taken our money, taken everything. we are bringing our jobs back. we will bring them back. and i know how to do it. we have had so many incredible endorsements. and to be getting the greatest business people to endorse me is important. carl icahn endorse me. so many others have and doors to me. we will put these great business people in charge of trade, and when china wants to negotiate, they will negotiate not with a political hack, which is what they have now, they will negotiate with the best business mines in the world, and we have them in this country. [applause] we are going to do a lot of beautiful work. we are going to terminate obamacare. it is going to be over. [applause] it is going to be repealed, and going to be replaced, and he
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will have much better health care at a much smaller cost. obamacare, if you look at the increases in your obamacare. 25%, 35%, even 55%. it is dead. it is not working. we will go to a plan that will be so much better and so much less expensive. so, second amendment, by the way, this is a room that loves the second amendment. thank you. this is a room that loves and cherishes the second amendment. we are going to protect our second amendment. [applause] common core is gone. we are getting rid of common core. we are bringing education to a local level. the people in this community, every time i see them, they want education locally. the parents, the teachers.
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they don't want bureaucrats in washington telling them how to educate their children. [applause] nation more on education per-pupil than any other nation in the world. not even close. more per pupil. second place is even exist. and yet out of 30 countries, we are ranked number 30. you have china, norway, sweden, denmark, and then you have number 30, the united states. so we spent the most and are at the bottom of the heap. it's not going to happen anymore, folks. [applause] build ourng to military. a number of the people came down, a number of the pundits in washington -- we love our military. [applause] we love our military. and by the way, we love our
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police. our police are terrific. we love our police. they are not being treated properly. we are going to build our military so big, so good, so strong, so powerful, that nobody is ever going to mess with us. uy the are going to b equipment that are generals, our soldiers, everybody who is in the know want. we are not going to buy a equipment -- equipment because they take campaign contributions. we will get them the equipment they want, not the equipment they are told to have by senators and congressmen in washington. [applause] and the reason i can say that is, i am self-finding my campaign. i am not getting millions of dollars from all of these, i am not getting millions of dollars from all of these special
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interests and lobbyists and donors who, once they get it, they literally do whatever the politicians want. that's not going to happen. we're going to take care of our veterans. we love our veterans, and they are being treated terribly. now off to nevada. it's a great state. we have great people in our nation. no matter where we go. i went to mobile, alabama, 35,000 people. we went to oklahoma twice. 20,000 people. to matter where we go, we fill up the arenas. the other day, we had 9000, we had 10,000. the only thing that stops the crowds are the walls, because we can't get them in. we have to send thousands of people away. time magazine last week, they did an incredible cover story, they said it is a movement. that's what it is.
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it's an incredible movement was incredible people, incredible people. [chanting "usa"] mr. trump: it is an incredible movement, with incredible people,, i tell you. honestly, whether we go to dallas or anywhere, to l.a., anywhere, our people are incredible. you know, our theme, what is our theme? you know it. may beme, which i love, the greatest theme of all time, right? makes going to happen, america great again, right? the last few weeks, because i
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have gotten to see so many, i guess millions when you add them all up, all these rooms and all the speeches, meeting so many people. these people are so incredible. i have been saying "make america great again," and it is going to be greater than ever before. that's the kind of potential we have, "greater than ever before." so i want to thank everybody. i love you all. again, south carolina, we will never forget you. we will never forget you. we will never, ever forget south carolina. we will never forget our volunteers. we love our volunteers. we will never forget all the people who helped us so much. my family. let's go, let's have a big win in nevada, a big win at the sec. let's put this thing away, and let's make america great again. thank you very much. thank you very much.
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>> republican presidential candidate senator marco rubio of florida finished second in the south carolina primary. declared winner donald trump. senator rubio spoke to his supporters at campaign headquarters in columbia, south carolina. this is just over 15 minutes. ♪ >> please welcome congressmen trey gowdy, senator tim scott,
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and governor nikki haley. [applause] rep. gowdy: do you believe in new beginnings? senator rubio that we are a state of new beginnings and fresh starts, and you proved it tonight. i have been given one job and one job only, to introduce one of the most well-known and popular people in america, tim scott. just onl take a second, the off chance that you already marcoim, i want to tell rubio how proud i am of the kind
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of campaign he has waged in south carolina. now, i want to introduce you to my best friend in all of politics. somebody i am not just proud to serve with, but proud that he represents me and the rest of you, senator tim scott. [applause] sen. scott: hello, south carolina. [applause] it is a good night, i tell you what. thank you so much. we are looking at not just the gop, the grand old party, we are looking at the great opportunity party! [applause] how many of you guys are excited like i am about marco rubio? [applause] it has been an amazing week, because of you, the voters of south carolina.
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marco rubio finds himself in second place. this is amazing. this is good news! [applause] cavalry. the she came out with an endorsement. i heard the sound of the cavalry. our governor, nikki haley! gov. haley: thank you, south carolina! i first want to take a moment to thank all of the presidential candidates who came through south carolina. they were all gracious. they went to every corner of the state. that's what matters, and i appreciate all of that. but if you will give me a point of personal privilege right now, i want to say a special thank you to governor jeb bush. [applause] without any hesitation, jeb bush
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has been one of the best governors this country has ever seen. [applause] ands a man of great class, i wish his family well. so, now i want to say, it's a great night in south carolina! [applause] gentlemen, you never disappoint me. the people of south carolina continue to show what they are made of. you did it this week. we welcome country up. we changed this race. it is on the move. [applause] gowdy, when trey you see tim scott, when you see me, we are the start, along with a lot of other people, of the new conservative movement. [applause] that is going to change this country for the better. help me welcome our leader, the
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next president of the united states, marco rubio! ♪ [applause] sen. rubio: thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. "marco"]anting sen. rubio: thank you. byst of all, i want to begin congratulating donald trump. but aftere tonight, tonight this has become a
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three-person race, and we will win the nomination. [applause] ago got tow moments see on television, governor bush and his announcement. i have an incredible affection and admiration not just for governor bush, but for his family and his service to our country. bush has many things to be proud of. he is an extraordinary husband,. he is an extraordinary father. he was the greatest governor in the history of florida. [applause] that believe and i pray his service to our country has not yet ended. and i thank jeb bush for everything he did for the state of florida, and for running a campaign based on ideas. i pray for him and his family tonight as they move forward in other endeavors in their life. [applause]
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tonight, here in south carolina, the message is pretty clear. this country is now ready for a new generation of conservatives to guide us into the 21st century. [applause] the time has now come after eight years of failure to return to the constitution of the united states that made us the freest people that have ever lived. the time has now come for leaders that will be embrace -- re-embraced free enterprise, which made us the most prosperous people who ever lived. the time has come to rebuild our military, because the world is a better, safer, more stable place when we are the strongest military in the world. [applause]
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we as a nation have faced troubling times before. ago this36 years nation faced a period of doubt. after a failed presidency, it seemed like our economy was segment and the american dream felt like it was slipping away. and then we elected a president who inspired us, a president who asked us to who we were, and you believed, as we do, that america's greatest days always lie ahead. ronald reagan -- [applause] ronald reagan made us believe that it was morning in america again. and it was. well, now the children of the reagan revolution are ready to assume the mantle of leadership. [applause] now, those of us who grew up
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when it was morning in america, and ronald reagan was in the white house, are ready to do for our generation, ready to do for the next generation what ronald reagan did for us. [applause] and who is this conservative movement in the 21st century? our principles remain the same, but who are we? the 21st century conservative is the son of a single mother who grew up in poverty. state as serves the its junior senator, tim scott. [applause]
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the 21st century conservative movement is the daughter of immigrants from india, who wanted desperately for their children to have all the opportunities they never did, who faced a string of prejudices and yet because of the greatness of our country, today nikki haley is the governor of a state where it is always a great day. [applause] and the 21st century conservative movement is the son of a bartender at a -- and a maid from cuba, who tonight stands one step closer to being the 45th president of the united states. [applause] "marco"]
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sen. rubio: we are a nation, we are a nation and the people that celebrates success. we are a nation and a people that admire those who worked hard and moved ahead. as conservatives, we will always celebrate success. but we fight for those still trying to make it. tonight, you are the single mother who has made it the purpose of your life to leave your children better off than yourself. in the 21st century, we conservatives will fight for you. [applause] tonight, andtching you are that father who lost -- worked two jobs so your kids could have all the chances you never did, in the 21st century we conservatives will fight for you. [applause] if you are the 17-year-old high school student who wants a big future, so you get up well
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before dawn to take two buses to a better school halfway across town, who gets home late at night to do homework because you know that god has made you for more than what people around you tell you what you are made for, in the 21st century we conservatives will fight for you. we will fight for you, because we come from where you are now. because we live the way you live now, and we know limited government and free enterprise and a strong national defense is a better way forward for you, for me, for us, and for the united states of america. tonight, for those watching at home, i ask you to join us.
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this has been a long road. there were many people on this campaign when we first started. many good people. many of whom in any other year would have been a front runner. but now practically speaking it is down to three, and i know our campaign gives us the best chance not just to come together, not just unify our party, but to unify our country and grow this movement. [applause] website. to go on our if you are watching tonight, i ask you to go on our website right now, marcorubio.com, and join our campaign. ago, a young couple from cuba came to america in search of a new beginning, a second chance, a fresh start. and america changed their lives. of course, i am talking about my
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parents. [applause] 10 days ago, their son arrived in south carolina, after a difficult time in new hampshire, in search of a new beginning and a fresh start. many thought it was over. some had doubts about whether we would wind up here even now. for me, the state of south carolina will always be the place of new beginnings and fresh starts. [applause] hand is on god's everything. inwhatever god's will is this election is what will ultimately happen to us and to our country. but if it is god's will that i should serve as the 45th president, if it is, if it is
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god's will that we should win this election, then history will say that on this night in south carolina, we took the first step forward in the beginning of a new american century. thank you, south carolina. thank you. god bless you. thank you. [applause]
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>> republican presidential candidate senator ted cruz of taxes finished third in the south carolina republican primary, less than 1% behind marco rubio. senator cruz spoke to reporters at his headquarters in columbia, south carolina. this is about 20 minutes. [applause] [applause]
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[chanting "ted"] sen. cruz: god bless the great state of south carolina. [applause] friends, once again we have made history. you, the good people of south carolina and our incredible volunteers all over the country, continued to defy the pundits and produce extraordinary results. [applause] let me say a word about governor jeb bush, a man who had a terrific record as governor of whostate of florida,
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brought job creation and education innovation to the people of florida. a man who ran a campaign based on ideas, based on policy, based on substance. a man who didn't go to the gutter and engage in insults and attacks. [applause] governor bush brought honor and dignity to this race. tonight, he has suspended his campaign, but heidi and i give jebvery best to jab and -- and his entire extraordinary family. we wish them the best, and thank them for their extraordinary candidacy. to thank our tremendous team here in south carolina.
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congressman mark sanford. [applause] former attorney general -- [applause] senator lee bright. [applause] representative bill shanley and gary smith and mike burns and jay jordan. [applause] and ray nash, ed pastor mike gonzalez -- and the pastor mike gonzalez. volunteers like sean and kayand
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meyer at all seven of their terrific kids. [applause] and the nearly 500 south carolina pastors who endorsed and joined in this campaign. [applause] first iowa, the new hampshire, now -- and then new hampshire, and now south carolina. we don't know the exact results right now. right now, we are effectively tied for second place. but each time, defying -- ctations and [chanting "ted"] indeed the screaming you
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here now is across the potomac, the washington cartel in full terror that the conservative grassroots are rising up. [applause] but before we reflect what we together have accomplished, i would like to possibly moment of silence in honor of the great justiceamerican hero, antonin scalia. today, i attended justice scalia's funeral. i have the honor of knowing him for 20 years. he was brilliant, principle,
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faithful, and a ferocious defender of the constitution and the bill of rights. [applause] as ronald reagan was to the presidency, so too was justice scalia to the u.s. supreme court. [applause] passing one week ago today underscores the enormous stakes of this election. it is not just one, but two branches of government that are at stake, and justice scalia's replacement will not be decided by the washington power brokers. [applause] it will be decided by we, the people.
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[applause] will be aion referendum on the supreme court. and i will tell you this. i cannot wait to stand on that debate stage with hillary clinton or bernie sanders or whatever other socialist they nominate. and make the case against their radical vision of the constitution that would strip away life and marriage and religious liberty and the second amendment and the basic rights of every american citizen. [applause] they said it could not be done. and we won.
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[applause] they said ahire, conservative, a bible believing christian, could not compete. and we defied expectations. [applause] and tonight, despite millions of falseons of dollars and nasty attacks, despite the entirety of the political establishment coming together against us, south carolina has given us another remarkable result. [applause] gather, -- together, iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina
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tell us three things. first that conservatives continue to unite behind our campaign. [applause] if you are a conservative, this is where you belong. because only one strong conservative is in a position to win this race. [applause] [chanting "ted"] second, wesecond, are the only campaign that has beaten and can beat donald trump. [applause]
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that is why donald relentlessly attacks on and ignores all the other candidates. i congratulate down on his victory -- donald on his victory, but i will say this to the people of america. if you don't believe that donald trump is the best candidate to run against hillary clinton in november, if you believe we need a strong contrast with the emocrats, then we welcome you aboard our team. we welcome you to be a part of the over 200,000 volunteers and volunteer00 contributions at tedcruz.org.
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tedcruz.org. [applause] "ted"]ng lessonuz: and the third of iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina is that only one candidate remaining has a consistent conservative record. iner candidates engage nonstop personal tax. we had -- personal attacks. we have not and we will not respond in kind. [applause] there is a reason other candidates resort to insults, and it is that they cannot defend the substance of their records.
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there is only one candidate who -- led the fight [applause] who has led the fight against obamacare. [applause] fight to defend life and marriage and religious liberty. [applause] who has led the fight to protect our right to keep and bear arms under the second amendment. [applause] who will fight to pass a simple flat tax and abolish the irs. [applause] only one candidate has stood up
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to the corrupt dealmaking in washington, said no to corporate welfare. only one candidate took on the ethanol mandate in iowa and won. [applause] as president, i will rebuild our military. [applause] stand unequivocally with the nation of israel. [applause] and utterly destroy isis. [applause] together, we will secure the borders and keep america safe. [applause]
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and i give you my solemn word that every justice i appoint to the u.s. supreme court will be a principal constitutionalist who will be faithful and vigorously protect the fundamental rights of our children and grandchildren. [applause] when i look at our young daughters, caroline and i willne, i know that fight with every breath in my enjoyo ensure that they the same fundamental liberties that all of us have been bl essed to inherit. [applause]
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it is why i fight. it is why everyone here fights. because we love our children, and we will not go quietly into the night and give up on america. [applause] nevada, race turns to and to super tuesday, and the so-called sec primary. hampshire, and south carolina have given the voters a clear, defined a choice. you can go with washington dealmakers. [boos] or we can stand together with a proven, consistent, constitutional conservative and bring back morning in america.
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[applause] [chanting "ted"] sen. cruz: each of you is amazing, and together we will win the republican nomination. beat the democrats in november. [applause] and we will restore this last, best hope of mankind that is the united states of america. thank you, and god bless!
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♪ >> republican presidential candidate, ohio governor john kasich, finished fifth in the south carolina primary. the governor was in massachusetts as the results were announced, campaigning there in advance of that state's primary on tuesday. he spoke to supporters at a campaign event in wakefield. this is about 10 minutes. [applause] gov. kasich: ladies and
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gentlemen, you know, it took us a while to decide whether i would run for president of the united states. a lot of people said, he will never get in the race. wife,n july 21, with my my great wife karen and my inghters, we announced columbus, ohio that i would run for president of the united states. they said, he could not raise the money. the doubters said, he's just not going to be able to do it. then, you know, we got a lot of money out of a lot of piggy banks, because we never had the billionaires really with us. and we move forward. he will never, ever make it to new hampshire. it just simply won't happen. and then, guess what? we went to new hampshire. and yes, we started at town hall
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meetings with as few as six people in a room. but i loved those six people. [laughter] because they were there, and they were listening. i'm not sure we got all of them, but we got a couple of them. and the week before the new hampshire primary, i had a reporter say, are you going to drop out before new hampshire? i look at that reporter and said, that is the single dumbest question i have ever had in my lifetime. [laughter] then, then they said, no chance in new hampshire. he's got no money, there have been millions and millions of spents of negative ads again him. but you know what happened? the people showed up. the people showed up in new hampshire, and the people showed up from around the country. of course, from my beautiful buckeye state. while we may not have won, we did beat donald trump indic
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still -- with 60% of the vote. 3st don't tell anyone it was to 2. it was still 60%. but we came roaring out of new hampshire, and they said, he can't do very well in south carolina. he will just call it in. and tonight, we have defied and overcome expectations in the state of south carolina. [applause] and then, for all the people watching, we came very late last night from vermont. we had done everything we could possibly do, spending six or
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seven days spending literally compared to the multiple millions of dollars spent by everybody else, a big chunk of it to hammer me. as my friend arnold schwarzenegger said, "john loves the beatings." [laughter] and i have. now folks, this morning in vermont, burlington, vermont -- i saw a richard dreyfuss over at the colbert show, and i could not resist saying to him, we need a bigger boat. [laughter] and we have needed bigger venues. that is exactly what we have 700 able to get, with 600, people in vermont on a few days notice. and in worcester today a jampacked crowd. absolutely fantastic. [applause]
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iment do want to compl jeb bush and the bush family for the many years of great work and service to our country. jeb is a great guy. his brother, his family, his father, his mother -- they are the best. give them a round of applause for what they have done. [applause] this started as a 16-person race, and now it is down to the final four. travel allg to across this country. vermont, massachusetts, virginia, mississippi, louisiana, tennessee, georgia. and then, guess what? we are heading to the midwest. up in illinois, and one of my favorite states of all, michigan. and then ohio and pennsylvania,
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and all the way to cleveland, all the way to the nomination in cleveland, ohio. and i'm going to take you with me. [applause] but i need all of you. it's the only way we are going to get there, if i have all of you. and here's the situation. yes, within 100 days we can begin to rebuild the economy, we can begin to create economic opportunity for everybody. and at the same time, as we create this economic opportunity, we are not going to leave anybody behind. i don't care who they are. the mentally ill, the drug addicted, the working poor, the developmentally disabled, we will raise all of them. [applause]
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and we are going to march with the people who have come out from all over the country, and we are going to turn power back, we are going to ask everyone to assert themselves in the schoolhouse. fighting the curse of drugs. to be able to excel in a position where we can ignite again in our communities. the god-given purpose that has been planted in all of our hearts and souls can be carried out. whether we are teachers or nurses or entrepreneurs or somebody that lives next door. to visit the window that has been married for 50 years and people stopped paying attention to. america was never built great because of who was at the top. america has been great because of who was at the foundation in the families, in the neighborhoods, in the communities.
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we will learn new spirit of the united states of america. thank you all very much. dr. leslie. god bless you. [applause] [applause] ♪ ("beautiful day" by u2)
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ben carson: there are news
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people here who think that i'm going to make a concession speech. this is a just the beginning speech. [applause] when this thing started there were 17 candidates. there are only six now and i am still one of them. and i am not going anywhere. [applause] [applause] we have a different situation than many of the other candidates. they are funded in different ways. we are funded by we the people. i will steadfastly continued to refuse to take money from special interest groups and
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billionaires who want to influence me. looking for are not the good of america. those the same people i guarantee you who will continue to influence america if we put who wouldoffice beholden to them. we have to make dramatic changes. we have to go to the heart of the matter because our nation is very close to going off the cliff. do as a attempting to true outsider. i have never tried to buy anybody yourself anybody. or sell anybody.
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is, whatof the matter we need is recognition of the fact that the way our country designedned, it was for citizen statesman not career politicians. [applause] there is a political of thehat consists washington establishment and the pundits andnd the they believe that they have complete control of our country. controly have complete if we give them complete control. who reallye people have the power.
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this is a message i will be taking across the nation. we still have the ability to dictate the course of our country. if we continue down the same path that we have been going that will never happen. i never really intended to get into the political world. what i have discovered is really quite disgusting. the engine that drives and drives our.
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country is full of filth. i've corruption. and intricate relationships. they will do anything to maintain their power and their position. but god is in charge.
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everyplace i went to make a speech they were out there with ben run.ing run they do not go away. i don't think it is going to go away. [applause]
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i think you're going to start to see a significant change in what is going on in our country. the tide will begin to change. the situation we are in right now is so serious. when you talk about the fiscal gap. the vast majority of americans have no idea what that is. the fiscal gap is what is going to destroy this as a nation. no washington politicians talk about the fiscal gap. i can talk about it. the unfunded liabilities that we go. all the government programs.
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fact of the matter is, we would still be in huge trouble. this is not known by the american people. that is why our founders were so insistent upon a good education and a well-informed populace. they said, if we ever become anything that i well-informed populace, the nature of the country will change. people will be easily manipulated. this is exactly what is going on
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in our country today. people are being easily manipulated. and told what they are supposed to think, and who they are supposed to follow. when in fact, we have these tremendous brains. these enormous frontal lobes. have you ever stopped to imagine why the human being as these big frontal lobes? that is where you engage in rational thought processing. that is where you are able to extract information from the past and present, analyze it, and projected into the future -- project it into the future with rational thought processing and rational planning. you don't need those big frontal lobes if all you're going to do is listen to the pundits and have other people tell you what you are supposed to do. you could train some other thing to do that. okay? you don't need this that we have
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in order to do that. and that's something i think we will have to begin to emphasize to people. we also need to understand the situation in terms of our educational deficit. we have an all-voluntary military right now. we depend upon the populace to volunteer. between the ages of 17 and 24, 71% of people that volunteer for the military are rejected. only 29% are accepted. the ones rejected are rejected for mental, physical, or educational deficits. of those three, educational deficits is far in away the biggest one. high school graduates cannot pass a simple examination, basic math skills, basic communication skills.
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what does that tell you about what is happening in our country? these are high school graduates. and what is happening is we are dumbing down our population. everybody gets a significant, everybody gets a gold star. this is killing us. we have to get away from this progressivism and political correctness and the stupidity. we have traditionally very smart and innovative people. we have to start finding a way to develop them, recognizing that we only have 330 million people. we have to compete with china at 1.4 billion. india with 1.1 billion people.
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we cannot afford to waste any of our people. we have to develop every single one of them. we can't have 20 plus percent of people entering high school and not graduating. we can't have 5% of the world publishing, and 25% of the prison inmates. we have to develop every one of those people. for everyone that we keep on the path to self-destruction, that is one less person we have to be afraid of or protect our families from. one more taxpaying member of society who may discover that your for cancer or a new energy source. we cannot afford to waste any of our people. this is absolutely essential. [applause] we must begin to understand what true compassion is all about. true compassion is not keeping people in a dependent position. true compassion is providing a ladder of opportunity so that
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people can climb out of dependent and be part of the fabric of america. [applause] that is what conservatism is all about. they are the ones that don't care. they are the ones that keep people enslaved so they can cultivate their votes. we have to tell it like it is. they are not going to like it very much. we will have to put in their face. because they are always putting it in our face. [laughter] ....
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most importantly, when we say the pledge of allegiance to the we say we are one nation under god. we must not allow the secular progressives to remove god from our lives. [applause] that is a war i am very willing to fight until the last breath in my body. [applause] this nation rose to the pinnacle in the world in record time because we paid homage to god.
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we also recognize there were values and principles worth preserving. we recognize there is such a thing as right and wrong. we must get back to a point in this country where we recognize that we do have a culture, an american culture, an american way. not a republican way, not a democrat way. an american way. this is what we must come to understand. [applause] we have to stop fighting each other. we really need to do is start sitting down and have rational conversations about our differences. when you have a rational conversation, very often, if one side or the other is wrong, it becomes apparent. for instance, you sit down and have a rational conversation
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about free college tuition for everybody. [laughter] the rational side will say, who is going to pay for it? the irrational side will say, we have a lot of rich people. we can just take the money from them. the rational side will say, what makes you think they are just going to fork their money over to you? the irrational side will say, we will make them do it. which side will win? what we have to do is help the populace understand when someone comes along promising you pie in the sky, this is just a technique to get elected. when they promote class warfare, they know good and well that if they could take the evil 1% and
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ship them to another country, that would not solve their problem. everybody else could sing around the campfire. there wouldn't be anything else left. the people creating things would be gone.
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this country was designed so the and thet the pinnacle government beneath the people for the purpose of facilitating life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. the government has become the pinnacle power and it now dictates to the people. something that must be reversed. something that the political class is going to be happy about me saying. either republicans or democrats. that's why they try to act like i don't exist.
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you weist and along with are the people and we will take america back. thank you very much. [applause] ♪ ♪
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[applause] this is going to be short and sweet. -- to those that work on behalf of of jeb, thank you very much. [applause] to jeb bush and his family, thank you for running a race for the presidency that we could all be proud of. [applause]
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sen. graham: thank you jeb for being one of the most decent thoughtful men i have ever met. ladies and gentlemen, my friend for life, jeb bush. [applause] jeb: thank you. [chanting "jeb"] jeb: thank you. when i began this journey in miami, i committed i would campaign as i would serve, going everywhere, speaking to everyone, keeping my word. facing the issues without flinching, staying true to what i believe. for the better part of the year, i have endeavored to do just exactly that. i have put forth a vision for america that includes all. because our country deserves a president for everyone. the presidency is bigger than any one person. it is certainly bigger than any
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candidate. this is not -- we are different in our country because our head of state is not above us. but because the head of state are part of the people. in the government of the people, by the people, and for the people, we elect the people -- a president like us. i've had a front proceeds to this office for most of my adult life. i've seen fallible men rise up to the challenge of our time with humility and clarity of purpose. to make our nation safer, stronger and, for your. i firmly believe that the american people must entrust this office to someone who understands that whoever holds it is a servant, not the master. someone who will commit to that service with honor and decency. our next president will lead an extraordinary country whose people have always made the improbable possible in big ways and small.
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every day, americans tested the boundaries of freedom and achieve more than what they could have ever dreamed. over the last 7 years, our nation's bright light has become a little more than a sliver. we have retreated from the world stage. the american values that have brought peace and opportunity are fading. that is not the america we know and love. america is a country that thinks big, act boldly, and leads without apology. it will be up to the next president to restore that kind of leadership. i am proud of the campaign we have run to unify our country. to advocate conservative solutions that would give more americans the opportunity to rise up and reach their god-given potential. but the people of iowa and new hampshire and south carolina have spoken, and i respect the decision. so tonight i'm suspending my
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campaign. [cheers] [applause] jeb: i congratulate my competitors that are remaining on the island on their success for a race that has been hard-fought. just as the contest should be, because it is a tough job. in this campaign, i have stood my ground, refusing to bend to the political win. we put forward detailed innovative conservative plans to address the mounting challenges that we face. despite what you might have heard, ideas matter, policy matters. [applause]
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and i truly hope that these ideas that we've laid out will serve as a point for a generation of conservative leaders at every level of government so we can take back our country. we laid out plans on everything from reforming attacks and regulatory system to revising our economy, to revising our military, and fixing the v.a. once and for all. [applause] finally, i am so grateful so senator lindsey graham of south carolina for his steadfast support. [cheers] and his amazing humor. [laughter] he stole the line that i am not saying, which is that he has become a friend for life. i think the -- i thank the jeb alumni who have put their lives on hold for this cause.

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