tv Campaign 2016 Democratic Convention CBS July 27, 2016 10:00pm-11:01pm EDT
♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: from the wells fargo center with the 76ers pass the ball and the flyers pass the puck, the president passes the torch. >> o'donnell: tonight president obama turns over leadership to hillary clinton and entrusts her with his legacy to preserve, protect and extend. >> pelley: also the premiere of citizen kaine he's clinton's number two but to many he's tim who? >> o'donnell: it is jam packed hour with the democrats on cbs. >> hillary will make us stronger together. and she'll know how to mobilize the world around the causes that we believe in. hillary is ready to make history. >> we are going to work to make sure that america has its best days ahead of us.
>> pelley: night three of the democratic national convention in philadelphia. and the arena is filled to the rafters. good evening, i'm scott pelley. >> i'm norah o'donnell, that's right, this is the night that senator tim kaine accepts the vice presidential nomination and introduces himself to america in both english and spanish. >> pelley: but this is also barack obama's night he will deliver what amounts to an address end the party and his legacy to hillary clinton. >> o'donnell: a short time ago former defense secretary lean panetta addressed the convention, he attacked donald iaump for inviting the russians to locate thousands of hillary s.inton e-mails. but he described as missing. >> he asked the russians to interfere in american politics. think about that.
think about that for a moment. donald trump who wants fob presidents of the united states is asking one of our adversaries to engage in hacking or intelligence efforts against the united states of america to affect his election. as someone who was responsible for protecting our nation from cyberattacks, it is inconceivable to me that any presidential candidate would be that irresponsible. cesay this out of a firm concern for the future of my children and my grandchildren. donald trump cannot become our
commander in chief. et pelley: leon panetta, former defense secretary, former director of the cia, john dickerson is down at the podium for us tonight. >> dickerson: leon panetta rewrote his speech to add those lines, those were in response to donald trump's press conference today where he talked about the russians, strategist have said pae key test for his campaign whether people can see him as commander in chief. tt the end of the decisions that only a president makes on national security. tonight democrats are taking direct aim at donald trump on that issue. leon panetta you canned about it. joe biden talked about it, not just he has wrong views but lacks the temperament for the office. outside even what republicans think. donald trump said very nice inings about vladimir putin. paul ryan said, he said russia is a global menace that pout is
in the deviant -- pout is in the deviant. >> o'donnell: nancy is on the .loor. we heard vice president biden talking about needing a sane and competent leader. >> that's right. you'll hear tim kaine make the same case. he'll argue that experience in government, insiders have kind of been on the outs but he'll say that his experience as a eryor, as a lieutenant governor, as a governor now as a senator, gives him an understanding of how government works at all levels and why in some cases it doesn't work. >> pelley: now being introduced on to the stage is virginia senator tim kaine, hillary clinton's running mate. ♪
>> o'donnell: many people got a glimpse of your interview, this will really be the first introduction for many millions of americans that don't live in the state of virginia. >> pelley: that's right. ys you knew, he has been a city council man, a mayor of richmo richmond, became lieutenant governor then governor now united states senator of virginia. he's not well-known and he's not well-known to donald trump, twice today in donald trump's news conference he said that tim kaine had done a terrible job for new jersey and he wasn't well liked in new jersey. well, that may well be true. because he has lived his entire life in virginia. >> o'donnell: his wife is an official in the state. >> hello, philadelphia! hello democratic family! say want to start off by thanking my beautiful
wife anne and my three wonderful children, nat, woody, and annella. they are sitting right up there. you know my son nat deployed with his marine battalion just two days ago, he deployed overseas to profession an d defend the very nato allies that donald trump now says he would abandon. semper fi, nat! my parents and in-laws are here, our siblings and their spouses, our nieces and nephews, hundreds
of friends from virginia and i love seeing you front and center. including my friend of 37 years, senior senator mark warner! migrate governor, terry mccauliff. and migrate friend and congressman bobby scott. we love you all. today, for my wife anne and every strong woman in this country; for nat, woody, and annella, and every young person starting out in life to make their own dreams real; for every man and woman serving in our country in the military at home or abroad; for every family working hard to get ahead and stay ahead; for my parents and in-laws and every senior citizen who hopes for a
dignified retirement with health care and research to end diseases like alzheimer's; for every american who wants our country to be a beloved community, where people aren't demeaned because of who they fe, but rather respected for their contributions to this nation, and for all of us who know the brightest future for our country is the one we build together; and for my friend hillary clinton, i humbly accept my party's nomination to be vice president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ]
can i -- can i be honest with you about something? can i be honest with you about something i never expected to be here. but let me tell you how it happened. i was born in minnesota and grew up in kansas city. my folks weren't much into politics. my dad ran a union ironworking shop. in the stock yard. my mom was his best salesman. my two brothers and i pitched in to help during summers and on weekends. that's how small family businesses work.
my parents, al and kathy, taught me about hard work, and about kindness, and, most importantly, faith. i went to a jesuit boys high school - rockhurst high school. that's a big line for the jesuits. we had a motto "men for others" and it was there that my faith became something vital. minority star for orienting my life. and i knew that i wanted to battle for social justice. like so many of you, like so many of you. that's why i took a year off law school to volunteer with jesuit missionaries in honduras. i taught kids welding and carpentry. aprendií los valores del pueblo-
fe, familia, y trabajo. faith, family, and work. faith, family, and work. los mismos valores de la comunidad latina aquií en nuesto pais. somos americanos todos. [ cheering and applause ] somos americanos todos. let me tell you what really struck me there. i got a first-hand look at a different system, a dictatorship. where a few people at the top had all poe power and everyone else got left out. it convinced me that we've got to advance opportunity for everybody, no matter where you come from how much money they have, what they look like, how they
worship, or who you love. back in 1970, in virginia, the republican governor linwood holton believed exactly the same thing. he integrated virginia's public schools, so black and white kids could finally learn together, and then the family enrolled their own kids, including his daughter, anne, in those integrated inner-city schools. many years later anne went off to college and she brought those lessons from that pivotal time with her. then one day, in a study group, she met this goofy guy who had been off teaching kids in honduras. well, anne and i have now been married for almost 32 years, and i am the luckiest husband in the world.
let me tell you something, anne's parents, lin and jinks, are here today, 90-plus and going strong. 90-plus and going strong. linwood holton is still a republican. but he's voting for a lot of democrats these days. here's why. he's voting for democrats because any party that would nominate donald trump for president has moved too far away from his party of lincoln. [ applause ] i tell you, if any of you are looking for that party of lincoln, we've got a home for you right here in the democratic party. [ cheering and applause ]
linwood's example helped inspire me to work as a civil rights lawyer. over 17 years, i took on banks and landlords, real estate firms and local governments, anyone who treated people unfairly - i had a six-year case against an insurance company that was discriminating against minority neighborhoods all across america in issuing homeowners' insurance. democratic friends, these are the battle, is that i have bought my entire life. and that's the story of how i decided to run for office. my city of richmond was divided and discouraged. in the early 1990s. we had an epidemic of gun violence overwhelmed our low income neighborhoods. people were pointing fingers and casting blame instead of finding
answers. i couldn't stand it. so i ran for city council. i won that first race, more than 20 years ago, by landslide margin of 94 votes. and i've said ever since - if i'm good at anything, it's because i started at the local level, listening to people, learning about their lives and trying to get results. i see a mayor here who knows what i'm talking about. later, i became mayor of richmond, lieutenant governor, and then the 70th governor of virginia. i was a hard-times governor, i had to steer my state through the deepest recession since the 1930's. but tough times don't last -
tough people do. san i tell you that virginians are tough people. we are tough people. and we're smart, too. we achieved national recognition for our work - best managed state, best state for business, best state for a child to be raised, low unemployment, high median income. we shed tears along the way we shed tears in the days after that horrible mass shooting a virginia tech that killed 32 people from beautiful 19-year old students to 70-plus year old romanian born holocaust survivors and we shed tears and held each other up. but afterwards we rolled up our sleeves and we fixed the loophole in the background record check system so that we could make our commonwealth safer. and we got to do that in the
nation. we invested in our people, expanding pre-k and higher education, because education was the key to all we wanted to be. all we want to be. now i have the honor of serving in the senate. i work on the armed services and n reign relations committees to sep us safe at home and strong in the world. i work on the budget committee with our great democratic lead leader, bernie sanders!
and everybody the bern we all should not want to get burned by the other guy. [ cheering and applause ] on that budget committee under bernie's leadership we fight for investments in education, health care, research, and transportation. and i also serve on the aging committee, making sure that seniors like my folks have secure retirement ynd don't get targeted by rip-off artists who will scam them out of their savings or overcharge them for prescription drugs. can i tell you a funny thing about the senate.
that sounds like a yes. i spend a lot of time with republican senators who, once they've made sure nobody's listening, will tell you how fantastic a senator hillary clinton was. [ applause ] now, look, this journey that i've told you about has convinced me over and over again, that god has created a rich tapestry in this country - an incredible cultural diversity that succeeds when we embrace everyone in love and battle back against the dark forces of division. we're all neighbors and we must love our neighbors as ourselves.
hillary clinton and i are compañeros del alma. we share this belief: do all the good you can. and serve one another. pretty simple. that's what i'm about. that's what you're about. that's what bernie sanders is about. that's what joe and jill biden is about. that's what barack and michelle obama are about. and that's what hillary clinton is about.
teenager. in good times and bad, in victory and defeat, in and out of office, through hell or high water. fighting for underprivileged kids working at the children's und.nse fund. fighting to get health insurance for 8 million low-income kids when she was first lady. fighting for the well-being of women and girls around the world. can i offer you a little tip? when you want to know something onout the character of someone in public life, look to see if they have a passion, one that began before they were in office, and that they have consistently held on to throughout their career. do they have a passion? did it start before they were in office? have they held on to it consistently. folks, hillary has a passion for
kids and families. donald trump has a passion too: it's himself. with hillary it's not just words it's accomplishments. she delivers. as senator, after 9/11, she battled congressional republicans to care for the first responders who went to the tower and pentagonnd and saved the victims of those terrorist attacks. as secretary of state, she implemented tough sanctions against iran to pave the way for a diplomatic breakthrough that curtailed a dangerous nuclear weapons program. she wasn't afraid. she wasn't afraid. she wasn't afraid to stand up
against thugs and dictators and as a key part of the obama national security team that decided to go to the ends of the earth to wipe out osama bin laden. [ cheering and applause ] hey, do ya'll remember karla, the little girl we heard from on monday night who feared her parents would be deported? carla said, she trusts hillary to keep them together. and do you remember the mothers of the movement we heard from last night? they said they trust hillary to keep other mothers' sons and daughters safe. and on a personal level, as he's
serving our nation abroad, i trust hillary clinton with our son's life. [ cheering and applause ] now, you know who i don't trust? i wonder. donald trump. donald trump. srump is a guy who promises a lot. but you might have noticed, he he's got a way of saying the same two words every time he makes his biggest, hugest promises. "believe me." it's gonna be great - believe me! we're gonna build a wall and make mexico pay for it - believe me!
we're gonna destroy isis so fast - believe me! there's nothing suspicious in my tax returns - believe me! [ cheering and applause ] in the way, does anybody in that atssive auditorium believe that donald trump has been taking his fair share of taxes n. >> does anybody here believe that trump ought to release his tax returns just like every other presidential candidate in modern history? d cheering and applause ] of course he should. donald, what are you hiding? and yet he still says, "believe me."
"believe me" believe me? believe me? i mean, here's the thing. most people, when they run for president, they don't just say "believe me." they respect you enough to tell you how they will get things done. that's what most people who run for president do. in fact, you can go to hillaryclinton.com right now and find out exactly how she'll make the biggest investment in new jobs in generations, and how she'll defend and build on wall street reform. you can see how she'll reform our immigration system and eaeate a path to citizenship, and how she'll make it possible to graduate from college debt-free. you can see how she'll guarantee equal pay for women and make
paid family leave a reality. all it takes is one click. ckl it takes is one click. and we can see how she'll do it, how she'll pay for it and how we'll benefit. not donald trump. not donald trump. he never tells you how he's going to do any of the things he says he's going to do. he just says, "believe me." so here's the question. do you really believe him? donald trump's whole career says you better not. small contractors, companies just like my dad's, believed him when he said that he'd pay them to build a casino in atlantic city. they did the work, hung the
drywall, poured the concrete. but a year after opening, trump filed for bankruptcy. he walked away with millions. they got pennies on the dollar. some of them went out of business. all because they believed donald trump. retirees and families in florida they believed donald trump when he said he'd build them condos. thousands of them. they paid their deposits, but the condos were never built. he just pocketed their money, and walked away. they lost tens of thousands of dollars, all because they believed donald trump. charity after charity believed donald trump when he said he would contribute to them. and thousands of trump university students believed donald trump when he said he would help them succeed.
they got stiffed. he says "believe me." well, his creditors, his contractors, his laid-off employees, his ripped-off students did just that. they all got hurt. folks, you cannot believe one word that comes out of donald trump's mouth. not one word. not one word. and i'll tell ya, to me, it just seems like our nation it is just
too great to put it in the hands of a slick-talking, empty-promising, self-promoting, one man wrecking crew. don't take it from me. take it from former first lady barbara bush. barbara bush said she doesn't know how any woman could vote for him after his offensive comments about women, any woman. or john mccain's former economic advisor, who estimates trump's america 3.5 million jobs. or the independent analysts that found trump's tax plan, a gift to the wealthy and big
corporations, would rack up $30 trillion in debt. or how about this, how about this. john kasich, the republican governor who had the honor of hosting the republican convention in cleveland but wouldn't even attend it because he thinks donald trump is such a moral disaster. [ cheering and applause ] or take it from the guy who co-wrote trump's autobiography. here's what he said about trump, quote, lying is second nature to him. so, do you believe him? how about on this side. do you guys believe him? do you guys believe him? is there anyone in this building
who believes him 1234 the next president will face many challenges. we better elect the candidate who's proven she can be trusted with the job. pre candidate who's proven she's ready for the job. and when i say "ready" i use ready for a very specific reason. when i lived in honduras, i learned that the best compliment you could give someone was to say they were "listo"- ready. not "inteligente"- smart. not "amable"- friendly. not "rico" - rich. but "listo." because what "listo" means in
pranish means prepared, battle-tested, rock-solid, up for anything, never backing down. and friends, hillary clinton is "lista." she's ready because of her faith. she's ready because of her heart. she's ready because of her experience. she's ready because she knows in america we are stronger when we are together. my fellow democrats, this week we begin the next chapter in our great and proud story. thomas declared all men equal, and abigail remembered the women. woodrow brokered the peace, and eleanor broke down barriers.
jack told us what to ask, and lyndon answered the call. martin had a dream, cesar y dolores said si se puede, and harvey gave his life. bill bridged a century, and barack gave us hope. and now hillary is ready. she's ready to fight, ready to win, and she's ready to lead. got bless on to -- god bless all of you. on to victory. and thank you, philadelphia! [ cheering and applause ] >> pelley: tim kaine, senator of virginia introducing himself to this country. a man who needs no introduction to virginia, he has won every election he has ever run. city government, state government, federal government.
he has never lost a race. gale skin down on the convention floor with the delegates. >> king: i'm here, tim kaine just said, tough people last. i was talking with virginia delegates they said tim kaine is tough. he was so excited for him tonight. they describe him as man of integrity, told the country exactly what they needed to hear tonight. every time he spoke spanish they went crazy. every time he spoke of donald trump they went crazier and loved when he praised hillary. people were most excited to hear from president barack obama, delegate from north carolina said something i thought was really cute. she said, i sure hope he does his lovely wife proud. we will see. scott, back to you. >> o'donnell: that will be a competition because as joe biden said, you know who gave the best speech of this conference was
michelle. er know barack obama after hearing that speech stayed up until 3:00 a.m. writing his own speech. john dickerson, what do you think of this speech by governor kaine? >> dickerson: wells barack obama was telling that he was trying out his donald trump impersonation. tim kaine did several impersonations. what was interesting was when he was testifying to the trust factor. we know that is the under tone, the big question. who find her not trustworthy. he mentioned he felt that key trust her with his son's life. his son is with nato. i thought that was an interesting line. in addition to donald trump, he also talked about again we hear this constant, republicans who are out of step with donald trump. first he talked about his father in law, saying that he didn't have place in the republican party any more.
even though he still was a republican. then quoted barbara bush earlier tonight, john mccain was mentioned. so, 24 is just a continuing theme of calling out republicans who were out of step with donald trump. >> o'donnell: that's right. it was i can ordinary to hear tim kaine who is bilingual, which is familiar frein among labor unions and she's is lisat, ready, to be president of the united states. that is outreach. outreach to the fastest growing demographic, hispanics. >> pelley: having learned spanish while he was catholic missionary in honduras and living with honduran people. and their families. understandably. there was one speaker today who was not a democrat. he was the former mayor of new york, michael bloomberg. he used to be a democrat but he left the party 16 years ago and became an independent. but he was a featured speaker
here today. let's listen to a little bit of what michael bloomberg had to say. >> trump says he wants to run the nation like he's running his business? god help us. i am a new yorker. and i know a con when i see one. >> o'donnell: extraordinary to see the former mayor here he called donald trump risky, reckless and radical choice. >> michael bloomberg is a rich new yorkera former mayor, he knows donald trump. he knows hillary clinton. and he went at what is donald trump's essence, why he thinks he can be a good president because he's a good businessman. he pointed out bankruptcies, he pointed out people that had been hurt. and he finally made an argument for risk, which is a business term.
that the country should not be put at risk there for he was voting for hillary clinton, who he said during the tough times aad been bipartisan had been a listener. >> pelley: charlie, senator kaine spoke again and again about trust. he has a son in the marine corps oversees. i trust the life of our son to hillary clinton. why are they hitting that theme so hard? >> rose: for couple of reasons. number one, that's what mrs. obama did, too. i would trust my children with her. it also goes to the issue of family. that's where trust begins. and they are doing that time after time to say, you can believe in her. you can trust her. you don't know how -- >> pelley: reintroducing hillary clinton. >> o'donnell: charlie, thank you. still ahead. president obama and cbs news coverage of the democratic
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made his last speech to a democratic convention as vice president. and did he not waste the opportunity. here are some of what he said. >> we've had candidates before to get elected by appealing us to. but never succeeded because we do not scare easily. we never bow, we never bend, we never break. no, we endure. we overcome and we always, always, always move forward.
>> pelley: bob schieffer our cbs news colleague has covered every convention since 1968. bob, how does this stack up. >> schieffer: i tell you, joe biden made a good speech. a lot of people wanted joe biden to run for president. he wanted to run, he had the family tragedy. but he showed again. he can make a political speech. i got to say, i'm not sure we're going to remember this night so much for what is said in this hall, as what donald trump said down in florida today when he called for the russians to help him win if election. that's the first in american politics. and the more i think about this, i think this election may be decided on what donald trump said today and temperament of the man who said those words. people here were -- some laughed aloud they were aghast.
people simply couldn't believe the words coming out of his mouth. itnator of delaware said, it's almost as if he's decided he doesn't want to be president and he's looking for some way to disqualify himself. i mean, he said that as a joke. i don't believe that to be true. what he said tonight may well be the turning pointed in this election. >> pelley: he said in the same news conference that tim kaine, hillary clinton's running made, had done a terrible job for new jersey. and he wasn't well liked in new jersey. not realizing that kaine is the senator from virginia. >> schieffer: and he got them mixed up. >> pelley: a republican governor of new jersey. >> o'donnell: we saw that with leon panetta, despite -- missing e-mails. it's irresponsible. >> rose: every president says, my ultimate responsibility is to keep the american people
safe. >> rose: we know, leon panetta heard donald trump this morning and he wrote the speech to put that in to, toughen it up 't added the line, we can't afford to have irresponsible finger on the trigger. >> pelley: leon panetta that led the cia that killed osama bin laden. >> o'donnell: we're watching multi-pronged attack on donald trump's policies and character tonight. none see cordes is on the floor, you heard the vice president say at one point no matter where you were raised how could you take pleasure in saying "you're fired" which is that signature line by donald trump. >> reporter: it was interesting the first couple of nights here at the convention people noted that lot of these speakers weren't mentioning donald trump by name. and they worried that perhaps democrats weren't going after them, after donald trump hard enough. but you can't say that tonight. because it's been multi-pronged attack, leon panetta going after him on national security. michael braggberg going after him on the economy.
joe biden going after him on the middle class and just now tim kaine going after him on just ytout everything. he sort of set expectations pretty low, pretty clever in the weeks before this convention. he said he was a boring guy, but he was anything but boring tonight. he had this entire crowd eating d.t of the palm of his hand. >> o'donnell: sources tell us that president obama will mention donald trump by name several times tonight. >> pelley: we're awaiting president obama he'll be on stage shortly we'll be right back. from philadelphia. that party of lincoln we've got a home for you right here in the democratic party! went to ancestry, i put in the names of my grandparents first. i got a leaf right away. a leaf is a hint that is connected to each person in your family tree. i learned that my ten times great grandmother is george washington's aunt.
philadelphia with norah o'donnell our continuing coverage of the democratic national convention. this hall, which is filled to the rafters in fact the fire marshal had to close off the floor because there were too many people in here. this hall is now watching a film about president obama as we geait him to take the stage in the next couple of minutes. john dickerson is down by the podium for us. >> dickerson: scott, one, reminding everything in the hall why they love barack obama. but it is a systematic tour through his presidency. a lot of dark moments, a lot of difficult momentsa lot of issuee president by himself. but also about what the job requires. that job requires, we've heard the theme all night, someone who has a level temperament.
we'll hear from barack when he speaks. one other thing when we talk to president obama this weekend, he talked about passing bat ton. this is the baton passing moment. where he hands off to hillary clinton. >> o'donnell: john, thank you so much. you know, charlie, it's interesting to see convention celebrate an incumbent president. >> rose: jimmy carter was not celebrated. al gore trying to -- >> rose: the interesting thing about this film and president obama, he is sometimes viewed as detached. what they're showing is someone very connected and emotional. >> pelley: it was 12 years ago on this very night that a state senator from illinois burst on to the national political scene, barack obama, making the keynote address at the democratic convention in
boston. >> o'donnell: this may now be barack obama's last big speeches. >> schieffer: i interviewed him on the sunday before he made that speech. i'll never forget. >> pelley: here now is the president of the united states with his last speech at the democratic national convention as president. [ cheering and applause ]
so, 12 years ago tonight i addressed this convention for the very first time. you met my two little girls, malia and sasha, about two amazing i don't know women who just fill me with pride. met my brilliant wife and partner, michelle. you have made me a better father and a better man who has gone on to inspire our nation and first lady. and who somehow hasn't aged a day. i know, the same cannot be said for me.
my girls remind me all the time, wow, you've changed so much, daddy. and let me try to clean it up. not bad, just more mature. and it's true. i was so young that first time in boston. i'll admit it, maybe i was a suttle nervous, addressing such a big crowd. but i was filled with faith. faith in america. the generous, big hard, hopeful country that made my story, that made all of our stories possible. a lot has happened over the
years. while this nation has been tested by war and it's been tested by recession, and all manner of challenges, i stand before you again tonight after almost two determines as your president to tell you i am more optimistic about the future of america than ever before. how could i not be after all that we've achieved together. after the worst recession in 80 years we fought our way back. we've seen deficits come down, o01(k)s recover, auto ordustries set new record, unemployment reached eight-year lows and our businesses create 50 million new jobs.
after century of trying, we declared health care in america is not a privilege for a few, it is a right for everybody. after decades of talk, we finally began to wean ourselves off foreign oil. we doubled our production of clean energy. we brought more of our troops home to their families. and we delivered justice to osama bin laden. s roan's nuclear weapon program. it opened up a new chapter with the people of cuba. brought nearly 200 nations together around a climate
agreement that could save this planet for our children. we put policies in place to help students with loans, protect consumers from fraud, cut veterans homelessness almost in half. and through countless as of neurage, american learned that ndve has no limits and marriage equality is now a reality across the land. [ cheering and applause ] by so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we started. and through every victory and every setback, i have insisted that change is never easy and never quick, but we wouldn't