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"q&a" with wisconsin senator tammy baldwin. at 9:00, we take you to east los angeles. then we look at three possible vice presidential picks. ♪ "q&a," wisconsin senator tammy baldwin. talks about her career and wisconsin political history. brian: senator tammy baldwin, go back to that apartment, that empty apartment on convention night, 1984, in wisconsin. what is the story? sen. baldwin: i was fresh out of
college, had yet to land my so the ink partly dried on the diploma, double major in mathematics and government, and michael future was ahead of me. my first efficiency apartment, sparsely furnished, mattress on the floor, little tiny television on the ledge, and i watched the democratic national convention. i watched geraldine ferraro take the stage, and with my whole life ahead of me, i said to myself, i can do anything. i can aspire to anything. woman for thea first time being nominated to one of the highest positions in the world, it was a transformative moment for me. brian: let's watch that moment. we have video from 1984.
[video clip] >> as i stand before the american people and think of the honors this great convention has theowed upon me, i recall words of dr. martin luther king jr. he said, occasionally in life there are moments which cannot be completely explained by words. their meaning can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. tonight is such a moment for me. brian: anybody tell you that you looked a little bit like her? sen. baldwin: not at the moment, because i was a 22-year-old college grad at the time. brian: what was the inspiration, other than the obvious? sen. baldwin: it was the obvious.
, thenk it matters contribution that women make substantial he, but i think there's an element of symbolism that we many times ignore, the idea that i had never seen somebody who looked a little bit like me in a role such as that, the nominee for vice president. beginthink that when you to see people have shared life experiences, especially when there are glass ceilings, when there are barriers and obstacles, i think when you see that, it opens up doors of possibilities that you felt didn't exist, you weren't able to open them before. madison, you are in graduated from the university of wisconsin. sen. baldwin: smith college actually. brian: what was the atmosphere at the time and what did you do
from there? sen. baldwin: i had just graduated from college. i took a year off from school before beginning law school at the university of wisconsin and it was a fascinating time. i launched fully into local politics. i volunteered for, not every activist organization, but a lot of advocacy organizations. internship in the governor's office. initiativeking on an in state government where we were looking at whether we compensate fairly between not just people who work side-by-side, but employee classes that were female-dominated for mail-dominated or mixed. it was perfect for a math and government major because a lot of it was numbercrunching and
statistical analysis and calling for policies to create fairness and equity across state government. thatbination of doing during the day and following the city council and county board in the evenings kept me out of trouble. campaigns,people's demystifying the process, i think between that and watching that convention, i had this inkling that first of all, this brings me great joy, working to better people's lives, but maybe i might run some day. it wasn't long after that, that i entered law school. i started studying law. before you knew it, there was an empty county board seat. my county board supervisor who
represented the campus district announced she was retiring and all of a sudden my hat was in the rain. brian: how long are you on the county board? sen. baldwin: eight years. that spanned the time from 1986 to 1994. advised by a wise professor that i should think carefully before i ran while in law school, but he got a glimmer in his eye and said, if you decide to do this, you will have my full support. the county board, it was dangerous for a law student, because i could write local laws foundould study law and i the work that i did on the county board to be so exciting and so wonderful.
i did finish law school. brian: while you were on the county board? sen. baldwin: yes. brian: what was the first year you got elected to the house of representatives? sen. baldwin: 1998. between that service in local and federal government, i did serve six years in the state assembly. brian: and the first time you ran for the senate was what year? sen. baldwin: 2012. brian: so this is your first term. sen. baldwin: this is my first term. then senior senator herb kohl, after many years of exemplary service to the state of wisconsin, announced his retirement. it was a veryd exciting race. brian: let's go back to madison, wisconsin. by who? raised there
sen. baldwin: my maternal grandparents. i'm were -- first of all, very lucky they were there for me when i needed them. my mother was very young when i was born and going through a divorce. i was lucky to have them there for me when i needed them. my grandfather was a professor at the university and my grandmother was on staff at the university has a costume designer and the university theater. my grandfather, a biochemist. so i would go from costume to biochemistry lab and look at the fascinating work that each of them were doing. upbringing,derful interesting, and again, i was so lucky to have them there for me.
my grandmother was 56 when i was born. women had06, before the right to vote, and lived to 94 years old, which meant she got a chance to vote for me for congress. brian: what was your relationship with your mother over the years and is she still alive? sen. baldwin: she is. madison. was always in after having me, she was able to complete university education. i'm actually up to about her shoulder in her graduation picture. i would often see her like aekend, almost custodial relationship divorced parents might have if you can imagine that in today's terms.
years,ely, in my adult she had an employment opportunity in the twin cities area of minnesota. so that is where she is. brian: how would you describe wisconsin? it inaldwin: i think of sort of three respects. one is the people. hardest work ethic you look fine. -- you will find. incredible group of people. descendents of immigrants who built a state that makes things, builds things. very impressive. also a strong agricultural tradition. oftentimes, artisan methods that were brought from europe, , a lot ofaces norwegians, swiss, german , sogrants across the state
i think a lot about the people. i think about our natural resources. we are a state that is blessed with freshwater sources. we have three coasts. our east coast is lake michigan. our north coast is lake superior. our west coast is the st. croix and mississippi rivers. inland, we have these incredible natural resources that we cherish. and then, i think about it history and political figures of great stature. i think about the progressive tradition, the involvement of people in the democratic and political process, and i think about our policy legacy, whether the mark that we made on
national policy by helping draft the social security law that still stands to this day, one of the greatest things we ever did in this country. it was two economists from the university of wisconsin who went out to be part of that drafting process. i think about all of our firsts in a look -- in education, in labor law, and civil rights arenas. i think about the historic figures who shaped those. today, ive to say, think about how we lost some of that, and it concerns me greatly. somewhere that wisconsin was responsible for the first statewide primary? sen. baldwin: for example, bob latta followed senior helped
shepherd the change whereby senators were not appointed by the legislatures, but demanded elections. so i guess -- i don't know if it was the first, but the idea that it wasn't going to be the party bosses that made the decision of who the nominee's were, but rather the people, who were going to get a chance to vote in free and fair elections. brian: we need to go back to the at bob900's to look lavelle it senior. here's a minute of it. [video clip] passive citizenship is not enough. men must be active for what is right if government is to be
saved from those who are aggressive for what is wrong. there is work for everyone. the field is large. it is a glorious service for the country. the call comes to every citizen. struggle tonding make and keep the government representatives. have a patriotic duty to build at least a part of his life into the life of his country. to do his share in the making of america according to the plan of the fathers. brian: he was a republican. sen. baldwin: yes he was. brian: but a progressive. sen. baldwin: he founded the movement. brian: put him in perspective in your life.
when did you learn about him? sen. baldwin: i don't remember when i didn't know about fighting bob. we had a high school named after him. we had lots of ways to remember him growing up. i don't remember not knowing of him. i do remember learning more about him, especially some interesting things when i became a member of the senate. i admired his political legacy. i'll give you an example of something very small that i learned about him. there's a tradition in the senate of making a big deal about your first floor speech. you are supposed to wait a few months. many of your colleagues sit and actually listen, which doesn't happen very often when people are getting floor speeches. study what my
predecessors had risen to talk about before i gave mine. i learned that fighting dog had given his maiden speech on opposing a railroad regulation bill because it didn't go far enough. fighting thefor monopolies of the day. on forden speech went three days. , let's say antagonized some of his colleagues by taking such a long time. he wasn't filibustering, but he was making his point. the galleries were filled. somestarted, noting progressive and populist themes, i promised my colleagues that it would not take three days. brian: so a progressive you are.
what does that mean? give us a couple major issues. sen. baldwin: i do think of a lot of overlap between populism and progressivism. i think it really is about restoring power and a voice to the citizenry and having a check on unfettered power, unregulated power, especially of monopolistic like entities. ,e went after the railroads went after the power plants, the ones that almost controlled washington and at the time almost controlled madison, which is the capital of wisconsin, always arguing for a stronger voice for the people. you raised this issue of the
first primary. bossesit was, do the decide who these people are or , athe citizens play a role meaningful role of deciding who these candidates are going to be? i do see it as a real next of populism and progressivism. brian: the other senator from wisconsin is ron johnson. sen. baldwin: today, yes. brian: at one point, "the new york times" did a piece where they said you disagree with each other 75% of the time. how can one state have somebody who is progressive and somebody who is very conservative both being senators? sen. baldwin: we can add to that
mix our governor. then you can reflect on other folks that wisconsin has elected over time. senator,or, my senior is a product of the 2010 election. i think that was known commonly as the tea party revolution. so was our governor, scott walker. where perhapst president obama's most significant achievement, the affordable care act, had recently passed. there were folks storming town hall meetings and saying that the sky is falling. office ainto significant number of people who know, an ideology
that i think was common among them, and it was a national election. it was not played out necessarily on local state issues. i think that is one way in which havean explain how we can senators who are so strikingly different in much of our outlook. that said, i will say that there are specific issues that we have worked on that shouldn't have and don't have a partisan element. i would give the recent example, last friday, senator johnson and i, who both of us sit on the homeland security committee, had a joint hearing in wisconsin on the opioid and heroin epidemic.
we took testimony from a couple of panels, wide range of perspective. i think we both acknowledge over and over again that this is an epidemic that sees no partisan lines and that we must work together to face this. brian: i looked at some statistics about the election in wisconsin back in 2010 when ron johnson was running. there were 2.1 million votes cast. in your election, there were 2.8 million votes. one was a presidential election and one was not. in 2018,are up again no presidential election. does that worry you? thatbaldwin: i would note it would also be a gubernatorial
election. it will be interesting from the perspective that another candidate, scott walker, was also elected in the 2010 tea party revolution, will also be standing for reelection should he choose. i think there will be reason for wisconsinites to participate in perhaps unusually high numbers for nonpresidential election. i think this variation in voter turnout probably exists in every state, but it has been pretty profound in the state of wisconsin. especially given what we've been through as a state in recent years, which i've been calling regard toally with funding for our university system, and policies that are increasing the level of poverty
in our state in astounding and frightening ways, i think that there's going to be a great interest in participation in that election, fighting for the very soul of our state. brian: here's another wisconsinite who is still very prominent in history. what do you want to tell us about this guy, joseph mccarthy? [video clip] \ >> just what do you believe you symbolize? >> [indiscernible] let's put it this way. waitingple have been for someone to expose the extent of which our suicidal foreign policy has been dictated from the kremlin. they've been waiting for someone to get up and fight corruption. wisconsin people in
were voting in approval of a fight against communism, corruption. they weren't voting for joe mccarthy. i happened to be the recipient of the votes and i appreciate it a great deal. brian: didn't turn out well for him. what impact did he have on you growing up? do you know much about him? sen. baldwin: i certainly had heard from so many felt like careers were threatened, lives were harmed, by the sort of witchhunt that occurred during his tenure. academics, other community leaders, i think there's agreement that that was a very dark time for our nation's politics and for our
state. in the mccarthy seat. it was bombed the follett senior, then junior, then mccarthy, and now i have the honor. on thehave sat chaired,tee that he where he so abused his authority's and privileges. it is one of the few sub committees with sabina power and he abused that power. i remember when i came to the senate and met with our subcommittee chair, carl levin, and it was a private meeting between the two of us, but he showed me his gavel and he said, i take this responsibility very
seriously because it has once been abused and i will never oversee that happening again. it was a very moving moment for me. communists inere the government. wonder, where do you draw the line on this? should it have mattered back then? what would you have done if you knew there were communists actually working in the state department? sen. baldwin: you know, i can't was beforethat time i was born. the blackmail, the tactics, were despicable. lives were ruined.
there was innuendo. people were sort of caught in a illegitimately. there are orderly and better i think appropriately not with any money who is loyally serving this country and their government. brian: how did you beat former governor tommy thompson for the united states senate seat? sen. baldwin: i would not like to think of it as that, other than making my case in 2012, address, andd to we still need to address
reviving the american dream. thatealing with the fact when you work hard and play my the rules, you should be able to get ahead, but today you are not. many are unfortunately too struggling. this was a couple of years post recession. people in wisconsin were really hurting. we have a significant manufacturing base as i mentioned earlier when i told you about our work ethic and what we're so proud of in wisconsin. but it has really taken a hit. it is because in my mind the rules are -- it is rigged and we need to fight for fairness and economic justice. sides say it is rigged. sen. baldwin: the prescription
is different. ad that you ran in the 2012 campaign. [video clip] >> tommy thompson left wisconsin for washington, boy did he. working for george bush, tommy cost deal making it -- it taxpayers $156 billion. then, tommy made millions working for a firm that represents drug companies. tommy thompson. he's not for you anymore. when did you make the him on the go after
basis of him being a lobbyist? sen. baldwin: it is the issue. medicare should be able to bargain for better prices for american seniors. v.a. bargains with drug companies and medicare, which covers over 40 million americans, and doesn't. meaning seniors need to shoulder these costs. it costs government a lot more money and it costs medicare a lot more money. him on the basis of him being a lobbyist? sen. baldwin: it is the issue. medicare should be able to bargaini was in the house of representatives at the time the medicare part d, medicare modernization act as it was called, that the program was donated and passed. i voted no. that weery strongly should not be forbidding our government huge savings for the american people. tommy thompson was secretary at andtime that bill advanced in my mind, it was a good
example of the system being rigged to benefit the drug companies and other people. brian: why then, when president obama had a chance to change it with obamacare, that they capped the inability of the government and medicare to negotiate for prices on drugs and this was a one-sided vote. why did the not change it then? sen. baldwin: they should. we still showed. -- showed. i was involved in the crafting of that legislation on the outside, sitting on the energy and commerce committee. intention of advancing the measure that would create opportunities for lower drug prices through bargaining. freestanding legislation, i also
supported the right of citizens, especially in northern states like wisconsin to purchase from canada. i remember a whole time when people were taking buses to the canadian border in order to fill their prescriptions are affordably. now that we are slowly closing the donut hole, as it is called, and i assume your viewers know what the doughnut hole is, the gap in coverage that exist in the medicare party program. d program. part i assume that is less of an occurrence but i also assume it still occurs. s. i wish we had a bill that requires the government to bargain on behalf of seniors and people with disabilities for better drug prices. i also wish it had a public
option and i was very involved in that debate. i think the affordable care act the health care coverage for literally millions of americans, especially a recent report saying the most former americans that were unable to secure that health coverage prior to the passage of the law. it is not perfect. we have forget to do. that wasre is an ad run against you in the 2012 campaign. >> you are damn right we are making a difference. >> tammy baldwin is out of touch with wisconsin. she think obamacare -- she thinks obamacare does not go far enough. baldwin supports more taxes on middle-class families. bigger government, extreme politics. tammy baldwin is what is wrong with washington. ♪ article, inmagazine
the walkie magazine back in 2014, there is a quote from someone that was the nice things about you. i think it was senator al franken. " i always thought timmy, you are the most serene member of this body. " that was not very serene. sen. baldwin: you're right. i could talk about that at for for quite time -- ad some time, how may times they could fit that phrase in a 32nd clip was amazing. 30 second clip was amazing. i was emphasizing a point, as you could tell. i felt very passionately about this progressive and populous point. this was a speech of was
giving during the time our governor, scott walker had stripped collective-bargaining rights from our public sector workers. there were people who were and protesting for weeks. there were a quarter million people they came to the state capital from all over the state to decry this move. somebody had come up to me. i had often joined the rallies and i was home from congress on the weekends. i live in medicine so it was not too far away and i joined the marches. somebody came up to me, as it was clear that they were moving of the battle in the governor was going to sign this into law and said, timmy, has any of this made any difference? have we just wasted all of our
time by marching and drawing attention to this injustice? and that is when i responded, mn right you are making a difference. people do have to be involved. spectators to not be when bad policy decisions are being made. probablyhat ad backfired more than any i have seen in modern history. people want a fighter. people want somebody who is and, to go to washington you know, at some point calmly, and serenely argued the case and at other times saying, this is wrong and we need to be fair and get this job done. brian: when did you develop the views that you have?
sen. baldwin: throughout my life. brian: was there a teacher, a book, a grandparent or was there a point, or do you always from overthinking the way you do? sen. baldwin: actually in terms of that contrast between this leader iand more calm think it was a real contrast between my grandparents in my time with my mother. i think it would be safe to have described my mother as a hippie on campus, and as i told you, she returned to school during my young years and that would have been during the antiwar movement, the civil rights movement, and so i saw her the big debates of the day as a student activist. grandparents, who were
very concerned, especially both of them being connected to the ofversity, with the quality our educational system and the investment there. my grandfather was very focused on scientific research as well as academic freedom issues. they were much more traditional in their approach to politics. they were probably more the letter writers, that they did get themselves, they did become , writingin those ways letters to the editor, writing letters to their elected officials. i saw the incredible contrast, and in my mother's case saw a generation, who when i was still a child, that was really acting to change the course of history
with regard to women's rights and civil rights, the course of the war in vietnam and i saw my grandparents also making an impact, and i think perhaps i know, the best of each i hope. brian: did you ever know your father? sen. baldwin: i did not. my parents divorced when i was two months old. for may,n tell you is, g moment in my 20's. i learned of my father's passing when his sisters and brothers reached out to me and said, if it takes our brother's death, we will not let any more time passed without getting to know you.
they are among the dearest of my relatives to this day. i see them frequently. meet them until my mid-20's but there is a whole political string that runs through the baldwin side of the family, too. it is great. i would consider all of them progressive. had their youth in wisconsin. however my father and younger brother were born in indiana and quickly they moved to wisconsin, but everything they have shared with family history is the .esser own lives suggests if it is in the genes, that is partly where i got it. brian: i ran across the article an article and it
starts off, u.s. senator tammy baldwin open an investigation into alleged 1954 black male scandal that led to the suicide of democratic senator lester hunt of wyoming and it is all connected with history. did you ever watch that? sen. baldwin: i did not. it came out also before i was born. brian: what got you into this particular issue does this is recent that you wanted to justice department to move in on an investigation? sen. baldwin: i had a visit by some folks, an attorney as well as some folks who were really digging into the history of this tragic episode. i was new to the senate so i was intrigued by so many different strings of the story. a suicide of a senator in his
office was never fully investigated. implications, as the history was shared with me, there were implications of black male or extortion -- black ail or extortion. there was another part of the story where the senator's son had been arrested for in a local park and there had been pressure on local authorities who had dismissed the charges to then reinstate the charges. thread that brought it back to senator mccarthy, and it was very intriguing. i have the whole presentation, including reference to a recent
documentary on this episode that reviewed some of the documents that have been uncovered. unbelievableas that there was not a full investigation either by the senate or by the department of justice at that time. brian: this is back in the 1950's? sen. baldwin: during the 1950's. since then the son of the senator has spoken up and describes what his father had told him about the chain of events prior to his suicide. brian: let's catch up a little bit so people can see what the senator looked like. this is senator lester hunt of wyoming. he was a democrat. allegedlyicans threatened him, exposing the not to run forse the senate, which he ended up not doing. he did not run for the senate
but this is what he looks like and sounded like back in 1954. >> i think the people are going and are, perhaps are now a little bit tired of dragging across the front pages of the paper the names of those who are supposedly communist in our government who has been dead for several years. most of them have gone through hearings. i do not think communism will be much of an issue in the check. i have been actively in public life for 22 years and under the -- and in the best of my knowledge, i am not a communist. brian: the senators that black mailed him were republicans. have you found out any more about this? sen. baldwin: the documentarians
who have put together a documentary on this chapter of american history. i wonder what they were able to statementsh this of the senator's son. clip, it sort of introduces geopolitical element to answer your question -- as your question it. who had beenmocrat vocal in his opposition to mccarthy and his tactics. year wherelection the balance of the senate was potentially going to be affected.
if they could pressure the wyoming democrat to resign from office or retire, not seek reelection, they would have an advantage they felt, especially if you were to resign from office they would have a republican governor in that state to appoint his successor. questions.aises more certainly, we do not know exactly what happened. brian: he decided not to run again. he did not resign from the senate, so they leaked the information again at the time, but i wanted you to see, it for anyone that wants to watch this documentary is available through through a was done reporter that used to work for nbc. it is called "uniquely nasty."
you can see the senator's son in this clip. it was a june evening in 1953 and hunt had gone to lafayette park across the street from the white house. law enforcement has created something called the pervert a limitation squad and they were waiting there that night. >> i got into conversations with the guy there who i was attracted. >> were you gay? >> no. i do not the guy know what that was. this is an experiment. made it clear, yes, he was available. i propositioned him and they arrested me. brian: at the time, they were supposedly 600 investigators doing that same thing. what do you want the justice department to do in this case? what would close this loop? sen. baldwin: first of all, this
allegation of extortion. there is an allegation that hauled inthe senator the prosecutor from the district of columbia on numerous occasions to get him to reinstate charges, which he ultimately did in this case. withnow, this all ended a sitting senator killing himself. there were threats to circulate tens of thousands of flyers where there were only tens of thousands of people at afterme to completely go somebody on issues totally extraneous to the service of his people and the country. how do we ever make sure that these tactics are never used
again? i think that is why it needs to be uncovered and then with allegations,ng using sexual orientation as a weapon, you know, i think it brings rater clarity to the type of things that were happening in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's and makes us understand why we need protections from discrimination, why we need protections from hate crimes, etc. the documentary is on yahoo! if someone wants to watch it. a lot of requests we have, this is the last clip we are going to use. this is one that i will be interested in with your reaction. this is you in action. ♪
brian: so, now that you are senator, would you do that? sen. baldwin: i would do my hair a little bit better than i had in that picture. [laughter] sen. baldwin: even the second it came on, my foot was tapping. that was a really fun event. for some context for your finale ofhis was a the gay pride parade in the organizers had called and said, we want to give you our wonder woman award for your pioneering leadership.
you know, you should definitely do this. we would give you are wonder woman recognition and will welcome you on stage. i did. sometimes things appear on video. [laughter] brian: i was able to interview your staff. what would they tell me about you that you do not like? in other words, what are the peeves? sen. baldwin: i am not sure there are that many "won'ts" but i whine about there not being enough hours in the day. i whine about that all of the time. when i am here in washington dc there are so many wonderful wisconsinites i come to visit, to talk about issues of great concern to them. i serve on for committees. i am active on floor debates.
it is just never enough time in the day. brian: what time does your day start? sen. baldwin: it varies. get up a couple hours before i go into the office, but anywhere between, i would say average, butis when it ends is the bigger uncertainty. there are often evening activities m solved in this -- involved in this job. sometimes groups that are holding their conferences here in washington who want you to give using speeches or drop by their events. meeting with colleagues, meeting with the women of the senate where we have a regular dinner on a bipartisan basis to work on concern and ton
demonstrate a model of bipartisanship that does not necessarily exist in other circles. eveningsometimes the might end around 7:00 and other times 9:00 or 10:00 and sometimes later. this point, a necessary evil. i never want to be in the situation where i am not fighting tooth and nail for various campaign reforms. first of all, i think the citizens united decision with the supreme court in 2010 has on ourorrible impact system. but frankly, and again, this is another wisconsin connection. your's ago we passed legislation through both houses.
authored in good part by feingold. brian: who is running against johnson. sen. baldwin: lost in 2010 after serving for many years, working across the aisle with john mccain to fashion the legislation. the point of wanted to make was that not only did the supreme court decide the citizens united case, but over the years since the passage of mccain-feingold, that has been challenged in court and we kned. citizens have got to feel that their voice matters, that their vote matters and whether they cannot spare a single cent to help someone running for office or whether they can write a big check that their concern, their struggles will be listened to and followed up on. brian: we have about one minute
left. you are valedictorian of your high school class. did you have to give a speech? sen. baldwin: no. i wanted to give a speech. the academic rank was not connected with who got to give speeches. this is actually a story i got to tell when i spoke at the commencement at my high school alma mater, madison west high school a couple years ago. it was a competition to see who could be class speaker and there were three class speakers every year. i competed, and given how much i -- i do public speaking with my job, maybe remarkably are not, i did not get chosen and so i was just so sad that i did not win the competition to be one of and iduation speakers told the graduating class from madison west at their commencement a couple years ago
when i was asked to come back, i told them, is at first you do not succeed, try, try again to guess now i am finally getting to speak at a west high school graduation. brian: on that note, senator tammy baldwin we thank you very much. sen. baldwin: thank you. ♪ announcer: for free transcripts or to give us your comments about this program, visit us at cuban day. core. it is also available as a c-span podcast. announcer: if you enjoyed this week's "q&a" interview with
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entrepreneur. because of what he does we get jobs in south l.a. and east l.a.. we really want to thank him for that, because that means he has some consciousness and cares about you guys. just like some of the other people we will introduce today, people from the clinton family. they want to see education become a reality here. effective education which means jobs and security for your community. i know all of you support that, i support it. i support hillary. i think she is going to be able to do a great job. [applause] kareem: i am not going to waste your time. when you speak in public, be sincere, be emotional, and most importantly be sure. we go. i'm going to introduce mr. earvin magic johnson. [applause]