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not about to let that change, especially -- especially when donald trump stands in the way of progress on every single one of these issues that hillary has laid out as core to her campaign and many, many more. so now i'm going to wrap this up with three easy questions. we're at an university, i can give you a test, right? i can give a test. these are three questions to ask yourselves. one, do you want a you're fired president or a you're hired president? of course you want a you're hired president. donald trump is the you're fired guy. that's what he's known for. when this whole campaign is done and everybody's forgotten, the one thing they will remember about donald trump is "you're fired." bankrupting companies, shipping jobs overseas, stiffing contractors, being against federal minimum wage, being
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against equal pay for equal work. he's the you're fired guy. hey, we've got a you're hired president. a you're hired president. let's do -- let's do debt-free college so people can have skills. let's build bridges and roads and airports and ports so participapeople can have jobs. let's raise the minimum wage. let's bring back the dignity and respect for work. a you're hired president. all right. you're one for one. question two. do you want a trash talking president or a bridge building president? of course you do. donald trump trash talks folks with disabilities, trash talks mexican-americans and latinos, whether they're new immigrants or governors or federal judges. trash talks women. trash talks our allies.
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calls the military a disaster. you're right. he doesn't trash talk everybody. he likes vladimir putin. you're right. let's get that straight. but this is a bridge builder president. as a -- as a member of the armed services committee, built great ties with our military and military families. as secretary of state, made history building our relationships around the world and putting central to u.s. foreign policy the treatment of women and children around the world. she's a bridge builder. and that's what we need. and last, all right, all right, florida international. you're 2-2. here's number three. do you want a me first president or a kids and family first president? of course. with donald trump it's me first. i'm not showing you my tax returns. i'm going to run a university
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that will take people's money and rip them off. donald trump -- donald trump was in britain when they cast the brexit vote to leave the eu and as the british pound, their unit of currency was getting pummeled, he said, hey, this could be good news for my golf course. me first. but we've got a kids and families first president. who from her earliest days has been -- i'll tell you something. i'm going to give you a secret about those of us in politics. if you want to try to judge the character of somebody in politics, i'll tell you how to do it and it's really simple. look at their life and see if they have a passion in their life that they have long before they got into politics, a passion that's not about themselves, a passion that's
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about somebody else, and then see if they have held on to that passion through thick or thin, in good times or bad, whether winning elections or losing elections, come hell or high water, look to see if they have a passion that's about somebody else and look to see whether they've held on to it all the time and that is character and that is our kids and families first, hillary clinton. [ applause ] [ crowd chanting "hillary" ] all right. when i was a kid growing up my favorite president was another kansas city guy, harry truman. great democratic president. great democratic president. and let me tell you something that harry truman said that could have been written five minutes ago. he said it in the late 1940s.
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and it's so well put. america was not built on fear. america was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. let me tell you that one again. that is so good. america was not built on fear. america was not built on fear. it was built on courage, on imagination, and on an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. friends, hillary clinton -- hillary clinton is filled with that courage, that imagination, and that unbeatable determination. and that's why we trust her to fight for all americans. that's why i'm with her. that's why i'm with her. are you with her? that's why we're with her. that's why we're with her.
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these are tough times for many in our country but we're tough people and that's something else i learned from my folks, tough times don't last but tough people do. and they don't come any tougher or any more compassionate than hillary clinton. so let's go make history and elect hillary clinton the 45th president of the united states. ♪ ♪ listen baby ♪ ain't no mountain high ♪ ain't no valley low ♪ ain't no -- >> there's a sample of why hillary clinton has chosen former governor tim karen to be her running mate. the man with an extensive record of accomplishment and perhaps most key, he never has lost an election. but the campaign is going to
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come down to a question of how you see the country, it sounds like. donald trump says let's make america great again. the kaine -- clinton/karen tickkaine ticket says it's already great. let's improve upon it. >> you will more tonight on "fox report" at 7:00 p.m. eastern. for now, that's going to do it for us. special live edition of "journal editorial report" starts right now. welcome to this special edition of "the journal editorial report." i'm paul gigot. you just saw hillary clinton and virginia senator tim kaine appearing for the first time together in a democratic ticket. she announced it last night ending weeks of speculation and angering some on the left who question kaine's positions on free trade and financial regulations. stirring the pot this morning, donald trump tweeted the bernie
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sanders supporters are furious with the choice of tim kaine, who represents the opposite of what bernie stands for. philly fight? joining the panel this week "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, washington columnist kim strosle, social editorial page editor james freeman and columnist jason riley. kim, what does the choice of tim kaine tell you about the clinton campaign and strategy? >> it means that clinton is trying to reach out here, having moved very far left herself during this campaign. she's trying to reach out to more centrist and moderate democrats and independents because that is more the mold that tim kaine is in. this is about trying to provide a contrast on competence. this is a guy who has spent his whole life at various levels of government. he's good on policy, so this is going to fit into her team that donald trump is not fit to be president and that she has a team that is ready to go to the white house on day one and it's also probably a little bit about
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jeeg geography and virginia is always a swing state but tim kaine is very much liked there and that could help her put that state in her column. >> i'll tell you, i think this is a confident choice, dan. i think it suggests that hillary clinton is quite confident of winning. and this is, in that sense, a governing choice. i don't think kaine gets her a lot in terms of electoral. the virginia point is right. i don't think he gets her a lot electorally but he does do is basically somebody she's comfortable with and he's very good with republicans. working across the aisle. so i think this is in some ways as governing pick. if she wanted to politics went with elizabeth warren or sherrod brown or ethnic with a cory booker, playing up the base. i think she thinks she's going to get the votes so she chose somebody she's more comfortable with personally. >> i suspect that's true, paul. i would guess that bill clinton probably had a hand in this selection. he knows tim kaine, former southern governor, has that kind
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of southern sort of personality. makes you think he's a centrist. and as to bernie sanders and the sandersnistas and donald trump tweet, forget about it. tim kaine just knocked it out of the parkts and he looks like a centrist and has a presentation of one. he is not. he is a progressive. >> you don't think that his vote for, for example, trade promotion authority or his -- that he's got a lot of donations from banks. >> he does. but as you said, this is a confident selection. she is going to be on the offense between now and november. i think kaine has two other things going for him in terms of demographic groups she's going after. he speaks fluent spanish. we saw a little bit in that speech. she wants to play in florida obviously. but also out in the southwest, new mexico, arizona, those states. he is also roman catholic, paul. and the midwestern industrial states that she is going after, your wisconsins, your michigan, ohio, pennsylvania, large catholic population, he will
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play there as well. >> he's no conservative though. >> no. >> even moderate is a stretch. fill it in for us. >> he's a catholic, okay. but favors abortion rights. >> 100% rating from planned p t parentho parenthood, 2016. >> for gun control. >> voted against the keystone xl pipeline. >> you look at his voting record on environmental issues, economics. he is on the left. he occasionally votes in the center. trade is an example. that's one thing that allows him to raise a lot of money. i think in this way, though, maybe the miscalculation here is he basically underlines hillary clinton as donald trump has defined her, as the status quo candidate. you could not come up with a more conventional establishment guy. kim mentioned his career, entire career in politics. mayor, city council, lieutenant governor, governor, senator, head of the democratic national
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committee. this is the washington establishment and i think trump successfully made the point this week that he is the change agent, hillary is for the status quo. i think this underlines that. >> look at the guy that just performed. look at that aassuring persona. when you get out there in those states and college educated voters on the fence or undecided all looking for reassurance. that is an incredibly reassuring personality that he's presenting. >> that's the theory. what you're seeing is, yes, you saw happier talk than you heard from donald trump. donald trump, a lot of his comments the other night were angry. if you look at the country, if you look -- poll after poll what people say about are we on the right track, is america great, are the best days ahead of us? people are more on the trump mood. >> if this is a risky pick i think it's for this reason. he's a white male. a party obsessed with racial and ethnic diversity. >> that's why up saying it's a confident pick. she's willing to say i'm willing to put the ticket on this.
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>> did she miscalculate? are the progressives not entirely for her and will she have issues with them with this pick. >> do you think they will or not? >> i think they'll pipe up. i think -- she feels, i think, that having a president with an approval rating of 50% out there on the trail with her will help keep them quiet. they'll pipe up about it. >> i think the republican -- i think they're also -- they also think that donald trump is going to scare the minority voters enough that she could get away with putting an all -- with having an all white ticket. kim, what do you think about the progressives and how well they're going to accommodate this? >> look, i agree with jason. she's going to have a much easier time unifying her party than donald trump is, having unifying his party. but i think that there's some real issues about tim kaine's past and some of his votes that could rile the progressive vote and make that tougher for her. >> all right. thank you. still ahead, donald trump formally accepted the republican nomination for president thursday night. capping off a wild week for the gop in cleveland with a promise
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it's good to be in, good hands. donald trump formerly accepted the republican nomination for president thursday night. capping off a wild week for the republicans in cleveland with a promise to be the voice of americans who have been forgotten. >> these are the forgotten men and women of our country, and they are forgotten but they're not going to be forgotten long. these are people who work hard but no longer have a voice. i am your voice. >> signature line, james, of the speech. i am your voice. the forgotten men and women. was that an effective speech?
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>> i think it was. it wasn't necessarily the most entertaining, maybe not a lot of humor, not a lot of sunny, happy talk. >> that's understating it, but yes. >> but it may fit the mood of the country and i think it spoke to peopledisappointing. he was saying basically big mediation big government, big business has given us a system in which the average person isn't getting ahead and i think he's reaching a lot of people. you look at this historically low labor participation rate. let's face it, a lousy economy. >> fit the mood of the country, jason? >> i'm not so sure. i'm an op mist by nature. so things are bad but i don't think if they're down as bad as that speech suggested. one of the first tweets i read after the speech is, it's evening in america. that is striking. playing to ronald reagan's 1984 re-election television ads. i think the general editorial had it that this was a pre-ronald reagan republican
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party speech speech. i agree with that. i mean, it was -- donald trump, the measure of whether this was a good speech, i think, james, is whether you were sitting on the fence, are you no longer zir sitting on the fence due to this speech. i'm not sure he closed the deal. >> here's the thing, ronald reagan morning in america was a re-election speech. he was -- he made a pitch that the country needs to change. now, he has a little more of the city on a hill ronald reagan, more optimism than donald trump. but does this fit enough of the mood of the country to draw enough to get a 51% majority -- >> that's the 47% majority? >> that the the big question. there was enough there to get, say, 40% of the vote. can he get it to -- >> that's what he has. he needs to get to 48 to win. >> nearly they believe we're going in the wrong direction, the question is does donald trump fit the bill that that 10%
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out there is sitting saying they want. his anger i think is just right there with the angriest part of the electorate. for those people sitting on the fence trying to decide whether they can accept donald trump's personality in the white house or want to go with somebody a little bit more familiar and reliable like hillary clinton, i'm not sure that that speech quite did it for those people. >> kim, what about those fence-sitting republicans? he needed to get for republicans up from 80% support up to 90%, 95% support, do you think he succeeded in that? >> well, the best shot he had of doing that was talking about hillary clinton. and this that very long and somewhat grim speech he did do that effectively and warn about her. so that's his most unifying potential. but i'm not sure that with the ideas he proposed which didn't come until the end of the speech he did much to get people onboard. >> so you don't think so. you think he needs to do a little more? >> not the new audience, no. not the people you're talking about. >> we'll be right back.
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stand and speak and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the constitution. >> texas senator ted cruz was booed by republican delegates wednesday night after he decliped to endorse republican nominee donald trump in his prime time convention address. it was one of the more dramatic moments in cleveland this week and a reminder that divisions remain within the gop. so, dan, ted cruz said afterwards what he did was a matter of principle, standing up for a candidate that he could not support. did not deserve his support. what do you think? >> i think it was really quite
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extraordinary that he was able to stand up in front of the delegates and say that. >> matter of principle? >> he is speaking on principle. i'm willing to concede that. i think he's also speaking on behalf of ted cruz going towards 2020. but look, this isn't just ted cruz. cruz has followers out there. they were out there on that floor. they were not booing him. they liked what they were hearing. add into that john kasich, governor of ohio who was in cleveland but not inside the convention hall. he has supporters. as does jeb bush who stayed home. this is a divided party, paul. and to have ted cruz standing up there showing how divided it was, i think is just going to be damaging to this party as it goes out into this election. >> ted cruz's principle, when donald trump served his interests back in the primaries, he said he was wonderful, he's terrific, great setting an example on trade, speaking the truth. and then now he says, oh, well, now that he's lost the nomination, he stands up and says, well, i guess i can't support him.
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this isn't principle. this is self interest. >> also not principle because the next day he brought up trump's attacks on his wife and trump's attacks on his father. which again shows that this is more personal. personal. again, and also he had -- he didn't seem to have a huge problem when donald trump was making personal attacks on other people in the race. >> are cruise's hundreds of thuss if not millions of voters and supporters going to work for donald trump's candidacy or not? >> but, dan, i think the point is that this convention was not the place for cruz to do what he did. the principled thing to do would have been to do what john kasich did and others, they didn't show up, they didn't want to bad mouth the candidate so they didn't show up. ted cruz didn't do that. >> remember, ted cruz, john kasich, jeb bush, the whole gang said they would support the republican nominee. this was obviously back when each of them thought they were going to be the guy and i think they all ought to be wrapped for that. basically this cruz speech will turn out to be pointless. for an average viewer not deeply
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involved in politics, i think you were wondering what is the point here? here's 15 to 20 minutes saying vote for the best person. well, thanks for the lesson but we're here to -- we want someone to make a case. obviously would have been more dramatic to say, and i can't vote for trump for these reasons. >> one of the things that ted cruz did, kim, was stole the headlines from mike pence, the vt shul nominee, running mate, who i thought gave a very effective speech and that was a kind of the first introduction for many americans of mike pence as a candidate. how do you think he did? >> it was a pity that cruz did that because pence knocked it out of the park. his job there, a lot of the speakers were there to talk to the delegates and unify people. mike pence's job at that was to speak to the nation and provide some reassurance that he was a very competent guy who was going to be at donald trump's side and bring some more voters onboard to the extent cruz overshadowed that, that was a pity. push back just a little bit. i think along with hillary
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clinton this cruz speech was a bit of a unifier for delegates there. i spoke to some afterward who were cruz supporters. but they were so dismayed by what he had done it was a final thing that pushed them over and made them decide they were going to get behind donald trump. they were tired of the division and the ranker. >> let's shift to the republican leaders in congress. paul ryan, speaker, majority, mitch mcconnell, also spoke. they endorsed donald trump although they've been saying when they disagree with donald trump on certain issues. their goal is to preserve the majorities in the house and the senate. they're very worried a big trump washout could cost them both. how do you think they're playing this line? walking this line? >> i think they're doing a pretty good job of walking the like, paul. but i think they have a very tough job. and it's difficult because whatever you think of donald trump he is unique. there is no other candidate like him and no other candidate who can say the sorts of things he does and get away with it. if the idea is that all of these
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at-riflk senators like johnson in wisconsin or portman, ohio, have to simply absorb donald trump's campaign i think that's going to be difficult for them so the ryan and mcconnell are going to run a congressional campaign saying one way or the other put our people back in the senate and in the house. >> they're localizing it, especially in the senate race. talking about local issues. >> the news, i think, so far at least and again, we have a ways to go, is that trump doesn't seem to be as much a drag as some of these guys thought he would be. rubio is run ag head of trump by five points in florida sfp portman is ahead by four points. toomey is ahead by six points. so it's not -- it turns out at least with a few of these races, trump does not seem to be doing the damage that some anticipated. we do have a ways to go. >> they might be able to survive if it's a four-point race, pennsylvania or -- but if it becomes a eight-point race, ticket splitting is not as common as it used to be. that's what they're really afraid of, james.
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>> jason alluded to, right now look at all the swing states. trump is very close. it's almost margin of error everywhere. i think the key is making the case despite his flaws to a conservative that trump is the guy. i think pence, mcconnell, ryan this week, basically laid out, you know, here's the agenda that will get to his desk. unlike hillary clinton donald trump will sign it. i think that's the best argument. >> that's the best argument. if trump is losing big at the end in october what you're going to hear is we need to check on hillary clinton from the senate and the house. >> yeah, i don't see where her new support comes from. this is a person who has been in public life for decades. she's still hanging around in the low 40s everywhere. that's a problem because she's essentially running as the incumbent. i don't see the ground swell of supt port moving to her. >> all right. still ahead, as one convention wraps and another begin, polls show hillary clinton and donald trump locked in a tight race nationally and in some key
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battleground states. will trump see a bump from his cleveland performance? and can clinton change any minds in philadelphia next week? ugh. heartburn. sorry ma'am. no burning here. try new alka-seltzer heartburn relief gummies. they don't taste chalky and work fast. mmmm. incredible. can i try? she doesn't have heartburn. new alka seltzer heartburn relief gummies. enjoy the relief.
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democratic convention in philadelphia, the latest poll averages show hillary clinton locked in a virtual tie with donald trump in some key battleground states. but the architect of president obama's two white house wins says hillary has nothing to
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fear. david plouffe told bloomberg politics this week that clinton can lose florida, ohio and virginia and still win president. she has an enthusiasm problem but predicted her poll numbers will improve in the weeks to come. doug shown is a democratic pollster and fox news contributor. so, doug, let's start out with the tim kaine pick. what do you think of that? what does it tell you about her campaign? it. >> tells me that it's a status quo pick. she doesn't really believe that it's going to make a huge difference in her electoral fortunes. get something she wants to govern with. it's not going to change that enthusiasm gap that david plouffe acknowledged. >> that's an interesting point because trump went after it and said status quo. this is somebody who is not going the animate the sanders people. he's for trade agreements, for example. he gets money from banks. is that something that trump can use effectively to pull sanders sloat voters away? >> i think he can pull some
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sanders voters away but there's a larger point. it's going to keep a lot of sanders voters from voting. >> really? >> oh, yeah. look, the sanders voters are not traditional democrats. they are not people who are whetted to democratic i'd lol ji. bernie sanders fiphilosophy and his approach. he needs turnout and tim kaine is not going to get a turnout. if i were doing and i obviouslye every determination based on politics, as you know. the obvious choice was sherrod brown. why? >> ohio senator, populous, economics, antitrade. >> exactly right. this basically says that hillary is going to run a pretty confident campaign assuming that, as you were saying before, the race will gradually widen. so far, paul, no evidence that that's the case. >> it could be a miscalculation on her part that she's comfortably ahead and can win.
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i'm reading between the lines of what you said. >> no, i'm being very, very clear in saying precisely that. >> okay. >> this is not the right political choice for her. it may be the right choice to govern. it's not the right electoral choice. and she can lose this election. >> because this is a change election. the electorate wants something new. >> precisely. and donald trump, i don't think, needs the support of the ted cruz, john kasich types to win. in fact, i can even make the argument because they are not with him it will help him make himself something he wasn't at all. he was nonpartisan in his speech. didn't use the word republican. >> sure. >> didn't use the word conservative. he's running a different kind of campaign. if he can sharpen his message he inarguably win. >> what about the conventional wisdom h is trump has 80% now of republicans. that he needs to get 90%, 95% in order to be able to win. and he has to consolidate his
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party to do that. and if there are those divisions in the gop then that's going to be a very hard task. >> let me be very clear. he has one great ally. secretary clinton. and the convention had the right tone, running against her. the only question i have, paul, again, will he are the resources and the pablt to sharpen his message to take on a $2 billion campaign in the swing states. >> he doesn't have that. you know that. >> i know he doesn't but he needs to be able to xacompete. and if he can't compete he will suffer a disproportionate impact from being outspent 5 or 6-1. >> you think the trump speech was effective politically in making the case for change even though it was a dark speech? i mean, this was not sunshine, okay? this was really playing to those parts of the electorate that really are fed up. >> right. >> what about the people who are on the suburbs of philadelphia, collar counties of columbus.
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clinton got back from the republicans. >> yes. >> all right. >> we -- we ran on things like crime, law and order, taking the violence out of schools. that's what elected bill clinton in swing states, in those areas, and you know what? donald trump is playing to an electorate that says i think 69% that the nation's off on the wrong track. >> where does the race stand right now? where are we? >> the real clear politics averages about 2.7 for secretary clinton. all the anecdotal evidence suggests that it will be very tight, probably dead even. maybe even a point or two for trump once the post-republican conventions come in. i think after the democratic convention, probably tighten up, so the secretary of state will probably have a slight, couple of point lead after both conventions. but, paul, this is a race that's picking, i think -- >> do you think it's winnable by
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donald trump? >> it's absolutely -- nate silver has the chance of trump winning up 25% to 41%. it is moving in that direction. nobody thought with brexit that the anti-europe vote would win. trump has change on his side. it's a question whether he can get the genie in the bottle and package it. >> do you agree with his strategy to go after ohio, pennsylvania, michigan, the industrial midwest states? >> i agree with the strategy. not clear he has the ability and resources to deliver. but that's where he can win. and arguably, needs to win given that all those states are effectively within the margin of error. >> do you think that any states that romney won, like north carolina, georgia, arizona, will be in play this year where clinton can go after? >> north carolina i think is in play. arizona, i doubt will be in play unless there's a massive, massive hispanic vote.
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but i think there's going to be more traditional election with the midwest in play giving donald trump a chance to win this election. >> that will be fascinating to watch. all right. thank you for being here. up next, the democrats left turn heading into next week's convention. liberals touting the most progressive party platform in history. we'll tell you what's in there and what's not when we come back. real is touching a ray. amazing is moving like one. real is making new friends. amazing is getting this close.
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as democrats head to philadelphia one thing is clear, it's not bill clinton's party anymore and it may not even be barack obama's. the party's platform which we ratified in the convention next week is being touted as most progressive in history. and for $15 minimum wage to expanse of entitlements like social security it's clear that bernie sanders has made his mark. so, kim, what do you think explains this left turn? >> well, this is bernie sanders'
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revenge. he may not have won the nomination but he februainagled get most of his topic on the writing committee. this is his agenda up for view here. it is, as you said, free tuition and public and state universities, it's expansion of social security, it's card check again in unions, it's $15 minimum wage, it's new taxes on corporations and higher earners. it's on social justice all the demands made by black lives matter. so this is bernie sanders' lasting mark on the party. >> and don't forget an attack on fossil fuels. i would argue, jason, that it's not just bernie sanders because while sanders did influence the race it's also other factors. one of which is demographics. that is, more minorities populations growing, the white vote is shrinking, the white vote tends to be more republican. democrats feel confident going forward that they are now a
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naturally -- natural majority party. and when you feel that way and you think your op poen ents are hapless, you push in the direction where you unleash your inner bernie. >> true. >> your inner socialist. >> which is why this is also about obama and not just bernie sanders. he has helped move this party a great deal to the left and it's given hillary clinton a lot of headaches throughout her campaign. but this is the result. they had to find some way to keep him happy. and i think one had been they were willing to do this is because these platforms don't really mean a heck of a lot in terms of actually governing. the stuff is there. it's written down somewhere. but a president and a new administration typically -- goes and does its own thing. >> if you look at hillary clinton's agenda she's not that far from the platform on many things and bernie sanders did drag her left. >> yeah, well, that's right. i think she could conceivably win on that platform. let's talk -- what is the number one issue among the electorate?
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>> the economy. >> economic anxiety. >> right. >> so what the democrats are going to propose is the comforting hand of government to start pro posing things like, as kim said, free state and public college tuition and social security benefits going up. look, there is no way to pay for them. going to say one thing, paul, she could win with that agenda because people are everythingan. but if she win or the donald trump wins and the economy does not get any stronger than it has been their party will be hammered in the off year election and either one will be a one-term president and the democrats have nothing to improve economic growth on that platform. >> she spent the entire campaign telling bernie sanders and his supporters that his agenda was pie in the sky. where are you going to get all this money, bernie? then she concedes to it in the democratic platform. tells you something about hillary clinton. >> it takes somebody to make the case that you can't afford this. is donald trump going to make that case, james?
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i mean, you know, he's -- there's also the -- the economic anxiety which is real, has been created in part by the democratic agenda that has been in control for the last eight years. and yet now they're coming to the rescue and saying, hey, we've got a -- we could make it all right. it's not great but don't forget we've been in charge. >> i think that's really the challenge. is this is basically a continuation of the obama agenda. and even sounds the same way. remember, in his first term he was talking up this stimulus plan. we've got to spend over $800 billion and build a lot of roads and bridges and the economy will get going again. didn't really happen. they spent the money but the progress wasn't there. now they're saying again, new infrastructure programs that were never built by the stimulus is already paid for. tough thing. but they decided no more talk about entitlements. they talk about the 19 trillion in debt -- >> reforming them. >> about reforming them. both parties are pretending it's a nonissue.
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when they talk about $19 trillion in debt that's only the part they acknowledge. the real number, promises they made in the future goes into the hundreds of trillions. >> kim, another issue that may come up at the democratic convention this weekend and that is the e-mails, wikileaks democratic party e-mails that wikileaks exposed. and they really do show that democratic party officials did not want bernie sanders to be the nominee. they were working behind the scenes to do whatever they could to make sure that hillary clinton won those primaries. >> look. no one should be surprised by that. pretty obvious about it. i think this problem for hillary clinton is that bernie sanders made that case to all of his loyal voters. went out and accused the dnc of doing this. they said that wasn't true. now here's the proof in 19,000 e-mails. and for those very loyal bernie voters who feel as though he was robbed of this election, that is not going to help turn them to come out and vote for her this fall. >> another reason for bernie guys to stay home. >> two things here.
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one, speaking to a couple democratic strategists earlier who want to stress the unity of the democratic -- no division. the republicans are so divided but we're all together. i think this gives lie to that claim. bernie said the somebody is rilgd. he didn't mean in this way but it really was. it was rigged against him. >> remember he had the fight last winter about democratic voter donor lists. he felt like the party wasn't being fair when they yanked the list for a while from him. >> as james, as kim said, dan, this is not a secret. >> no. >> there's no way in the world they were going let bernie sanders win this. if they had to they would have pulled the superdelegates on his behalf. >> i would say, grow up, this is politics. it ain't bean bag. come november, they will be there voting for hillary clinton. >> the class didn't want to cover the story, paul. they wanted to focus on gop division. this story was out there. they did not want to cover it. another example of the mainstre mainstream. >> you think there's a chance sanders voters will stay home?
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>> some of them. some of them, sure. >> thank you. we have to take one more break. when we come back, hits and misses of the week. (climbing sounds) when kevin jorgeson needs light, he trusts duracell quantum because it lasts longer. ♪ (duracell slamtones) it's here, but it's going by fast. the opportunity of the year is back: the mercedes-benz summer event. get to your dealer today for incredible once-a-season offers,
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time now for our hits and misses of the week. kim, start us off. >> so, paul, a missed to the obama administration for it announcement this week that it is setting aside another $4.5 billion for loans and loan guarantees to companies involved with electric car technology and charging stations. you know, paul, if we had spent this entire last live hour devoted to talking about all the companies who have exploded or melted down in the green energy sector under obama's watch we couldn't fit them all in.
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if they have learned anything it ought to be they have no role in picking winners and losers and in many ways stymieing energy progress. so they should just keep the money. >> more subsidies for leonardo dicaprio. >> fun hour. the only theme of picking winners and losers, this is a miss to attorney general loretto lynch who declined to prosecute hillary clinton for reckless mishandling of national security secrets but this week the justice department sued to block two health care mergers, aetna and cigna. when really all these companies are doing is the natural logical response to obamacare which is big regulation with heavy costs forces consolidation. it forces out small players and it makes big players want to get bigger. >> jason? >> this is a miss to the nba for its hypocritical decision to pull the all-star game from charlotte, north carolina.
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nba's moral spencibilitys are offended by law in north carolina that says people have to use public rest rooms based on what's on their birth certificate, now how they are dressed or how they feel. i would remind the nba they have no problem with sex specific sports leagues. they also run the wnba for realm. last time i checked lebron james or steph curry could not put on a sports bra and do play in the wnba. >> dan? >> paul, well, a big hit for my hometown cleveland, ohio, which hosted the republican convention. everybody remembers all the fear and loathing that was in the air thinking that these threatened protests would overwhelm city. i walked through public scare on public evening and there was a cop playing ping-pong with a protester. clove land is a rust belt city on the way back. it difficult serves high marks for putting on such a well received convention. >> sherrod brown would object and say it's no longer the rust belt, it's the revival belt of cleveland. >> something on which with may agree with sherrod. >> thanks. remember, if you have your own
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hit or miss be sure to tweet it to us. that's it for this week's show. thanks so my panel. thanks to all of you for watching. i'm paul gigot. hope so see you here next week. oh this is living baby! only glucerna has carbsteady, to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and try new glucerna hunger smart to help you feel full.
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hello, everybody. i'm uma live in new york. it's democrats turn as hillary clinton makes it official with her first campaign appearance with her running mate, senator tim kaine and not wasting any time going after the opposing team. >> i have to say that senator tim kaine is everything donald trump and mike pence are not. >> so what impact will this team have and what can we expect from the newly named gop ticket? you will hear from trump spokeswoman pearson. and speaking of mr. trump, how much did h