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there's a prospect. be putin in the kremlin, trump in the white house, a very different relationship with implications of course for much of the world. russia. thank you for joining us. the news continues here on al jazeera america.
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>> no, it wasn't to allow an antetrump to rise and start beating regularly. it's true that one, two, three states don't tell you everything, but can we agree that 15 states tell you plenty? here's aljazeera's david shuster. >> this has been an amazing evening. >> what a super tuesday some. >> reporter: hillary clinton and donald trump are barreling ahead on the path to nomination, the two emerged as the frontrunners after super tuesday, solidifying huge leads. >> it's clear tonight that the stakes in this election have never been higher. and the rhetoric we're hearing on the other side has never been lower. [ booing ] trying to divide america between us and them is wrong,
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and we're not going to let it work. >> clinton swept the democratic primaries, minority voters voted for her 4-1, fueling her southern domination. for bernie sanders, the delegate map is becoming more difficult. but sanders is not giving up. he won four more states on tuesday. >> we have come a very long way in ten months. at the end of tonight, 15 states will have voted, 35 states remain, and let me assure you that we're going to take our fight for economic justice, for social justice, for environmental sanity, for a world of peace to every one of those states. >> reporter: super tuesday was also a wake-up call for the
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republican establishment. onald trump widened his demographic. >> we have done something in a almost nobody thought could be done. and i'm very proud of it. and i just want to leave you with this. i am a unifier. i would love to see the republican party and everybody get together and unify t >> reporter: texas senator, ted cruz's campaign is the only republican that can beat trump if they're the only two. cruz defeated trump in texas and oklahoma, and he's urging the other candidates to drop out. >> so long as the field remains divided, donald trump's path to nomination is lower likely. and that would be a disaster for republicans. for conservatives, and for the nation. >> reporter: but marco rubio is hanging on. he won his first contest in minnesota, and he's now focused on his home state in florida,
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where all of the other races starting in two weeks, the results will be winner take all. >> the pundits say that we're under dogs, i'll except that. >> we have all been underdogs. this is a community of underdogs. this is a state of underdogs. this is a country of underdogs. but we will win. and when we do, and when we do, we'll do what needs to be done. >> reporter: the presidential race is still far from over, but the math is pointing toward an unusual choice in the general election. a brash and unusual businessman vels a controversial first lady. david schuster, aljazeera. >> after super tuesday, primaries in red and blue, joining me for that conversation, doug cornell, democratic strategist and managing director of ske knickerbocker, center for women and politics and policy, and
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kingston of georgia, who spent 11 terms in the u.s. house of representatives, rising to vice chair of the conference, and so jack kingston, this is your world on this sort of super wednesday. what's the state of the race? what do last night's results tell you about the state of the nation process right now? >> let me say this about it being my world. it's not my world as we know it. it has changed around and politically, it's upside down, but i believe, from our standpoint, that the only guy who can beat donald trump is ted cruz, and we have grave concerns about trump's ability to beat hillary clinton, so republicans need to coalesce behind one candidate at this time. and the only one who has a pathway to victory besides trump, is ted cruz. so speaking as a republican for the good of the party, i would like to see some of these guys
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get out so a cruz versus trump for the remaining states, and i think that would give you a much better turnout. >> earlier today, ben carson heard that call, and he's suspending active campaign, but i think that you're really talking about marco rubio. >> marco rubio has 106 delegates right now, and florida has 99. trump and cruz are going to go to florida, and he still has less delegates than ted cruz has, so i don't see a glide path for him to victory, so right now, he has won one state, minnesota, in one of those crazy caucuses, and it wasn't really a hard voter kind of it went win. so cruz has four, but on the delegate count, he's sitting at 225, and trump has 316. so you know, trump and cruz are the ones in the serious delegate hunt.
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and as you know, they still have to get over 1200 to get the nomination. we have many states to go, many contests. >> michelle bernard, when the smoke cleared today, what do you make of this race? >> i want to start on the republican side first. >> we'll do democrats later. >> i'm firmly in the camp of conventional wisdom that believes that if cruz and rubio and governor kasich stay in the race, and kasich and cruz can beat mr. trump in their states, coming up on march -- i'm sorry, kasich can beat donald trump and stay in the race long enough to keep anyone from getting a clear number of delegates, take it to the convention, have a brokered convention, and save the country from a president trump or a president cruz.
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>> can i weigh in real quickly on that. >> let me push back a little? isn't that a problem for the process itself? to say that the millions of people who are going to vote in these republican primaries, you know, we're going to try some stuff out and your will is not going to be respected? the top finisher, we're not going to give him the nomination? >> but if kasich stays in the race, and he stays in because he can get people to pay for ads, and donate to his campaign, and if marco rubio is able to win the state of florida, which he does, i think that's demonstrative enough that mr. trump is not necessarily reflective of the will have the people. cruz has won texas, and rubio, i think has a good chance in florida, and kasich is coming up on march 15th, and why not really see what the will of the people is. have a brokered convention, and
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have a dog and pony show and delegates. >> let me say that the idea of marco rubio winning florida is an achievement for him i think is laughable. he's a senator from there, and he should win florida. joh john kasich should win ohio. and marc ted cruz should win text and he did, to stay alive. going to a convention, and republicans, i remember this very well, because i was working it at the time. and on this campaign of giving the power back to the people and taking it away from washington. that's the message of your guy, ted cruz, and now they're going to turn it around and have a smoke and mirror closed door where delegates and fat cats give it to the preferred establishment candidate, preferably marco rubio, and that's not going to pass the test.
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>> if you weigh out the risks, both approaches, which is the worst for the country? denying the frontrunner the nomination, or staving off the possibility -- >> i think that michelle is trying to put some anarchy in my party. >> i don't think that that would be possible, it exists on its own. >> that's the system, it's dynamic, sloppy, and it doesn't have the outcome that the washington pundits want. and i think that that's very healthy. right now, you have stead ted, who has an anti-establishment message, and you have donald trump, the new shaney object that people are fawning over, years and years of conservative liberal miss behavior. >> we're just misbehaving. >> and the reality is, i do agree with you, whoever the nominee is, that should be the n nominee, but interestingly enough, you mentioned it, in florida right now, trump has a double-digit lead over marco rubio. and
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i think that the senator is not really ready to be president. >> let's pick it up with donald trump, how have we gotten this far in the race with nobody figuring out how to run against donald trump? a candidate that had them sharpening their knives in june? stay with us, it's "inside >> that harmony, that politeness and that equilibrium that japanese people call "wa." at the other side of history, fukushima's heroes were not enough. people have lost their trust, especially in the authorities. the myth of nuclear energy, of it being economic, safe and clean has been swept away.
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how do we do that people left it too long to take him seriously. >> i don't think so. i think there was an assumption that he would self-destruct because he made so many ridiculous statements. we can send it back to the
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department of education and cut out wasteful abuse and then we will go home. it is almost impossible to balance the budget that way, but if you bring it up, no-one cares. going back to the spray tan, this is a big subject for the voters to talk about. that's why i think marco rubio changed the tactic. bounce. >> he doesn't do donald trump well. he just doesn't project that sort of attack mode as well as donald trump does. i would just say that there was a time that the republicans could have disavowed and gotten donald trump out of the way and it was years ago. they allowed a lot of the things he says, the more controversial comments that he made go without any criticism.
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in fact, he was embraced in 201. he remained a credible figure up to the point he decided to run. my republican friends didn't take him seriously. he is just going this for contract negotiations they said. he will not turn over his financial disclosures. at every moment he did everything that wisdom said he wraept going to do. he remained there to be focused on these folks that michelle is talking about who feel like the system is not working for them. if doesn't matter what he says any more. it doesn't matter about the policies or the facts. >> the worse he gets, the higher his poll numbers. when he made the statements that he made about mexicans, i thought he is a goner. another comment and i thought he is a goner right. >> i want to build a statue for him.
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for 22 years, i had to weigh it out and retract from five years later or something. this guys gets away with everything. i want to build a statue for him >> the comment about muslims. refusing to disavow david duke, saying he didn't know who he is, what is that? going to the reality of it, they like that, tough guy. i'm tired of being pushed around. i'm going to rip up that nuclear arms agreement with iran. that's the kind of stuff i think the people back home, and they're probably swing voters. republicans. >> he tapped into this immigration anger very well super tuesday primaries in red and blue, the democrats are next.
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>> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i know that i'm being surveilled. >> people are not getting the care that they need. >> this is a crime against humanity. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.?
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welcome back to inside story. last night hillary clinton told a rap tourist - rapturist crowd that she hadn't won the victory
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yet and congratulated bernie sanders in his wins. for months you read a lot about all of her weaknesses and a lot less about her strengths. she looks pretty good today. a recap of super tuesday continues with my guests. was last night a water shed moment for the clinton campaign? >> i think so. i think nevada was the turning point. she had that huge victory in south carolina. last night she was dominating. he had some victories, but what bernie sanders hasn't been able to do is focus a message that appeals to a broad cross-section of the democratic party. she has been able to do that. she still struggles with young voters. she could be doing better with women, but she is appealing to african americans, latinos and seniors and that's her coalition. i don't see bernie sanders in the next two weeks being able to
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disrupt her is it too soon to do a secret victory dance in your hotel suite? if you're her, you can't be too upset about the republicans having a bad time, but is a little too early to be remeasuring the drapes for the oval office some in some >> yes. bernie sanders has not done as poorly as people had expected him to do very early on in the process. he has not built of clinton coalition, but the hillary clinton that i watched give a speech last night and who we have seen in town hall meetings as opposed to the debates is a very likeable person. part of her problem has been when you don't hear about her a lot she does a well in per polls and when you see her often her numbers tank. she has changed. she is easy going, more herself. she is enjoying it.
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when she gave the explanation which i found credible and i have always been someone who said who is the really hillary clinton, and when she said i'm not like my husband, i don't campaign the way he does, it seemed authentic. i think she is going to begin to broader her coalition. i saw a couple of days an ad of her sitting down with the mothers of rafry can - african-american women whom have lost children in the last few years, and she said their sons had value. she will appeal to a part of electorate and i saw that ad and thought she is on to something. we're not going to get that from anyone on the republican side, maybe john kasich a little bit republicans talk about president obama like he is at
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15% approval rating but closer to 50. it's 48/48 something like that. does his success or failure have more to say about how hillary clinton does than who the point? >> i think it is going to be a big factor. where i would disagree with michelle is i think hillary clinton is the least authentic candidate. she is going to do whatever it takes to get elected. in my opinion. i think when you think about bernie sanders here is a flukey guy who was in the house, did not accomplish a thing. i've known him. he is not a warm and fuzzy guy, a whimsical grandfather kinds to a universities kid. he is not overly charismatic. he has given hillary clinton a good run for her money. there are so many flaws in the polls. obama is one of them. i think they're nervous about
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who would shia point to the supreme court. how much more regulation can you thrust upon the small business community out there. i think republicans will be very motivated regardless of who your nominee is. i'm not going to rule out joe biden either. he is waiting in the wings for the proper indictment people talk about bernie sanders being a flawed candidate but on the other you have donald trump who is winning the republican nomination. i don't think you have a more deeply flawed candidate in him bernie sanders has a tonne of money left. he could run past the nominating conventions if he likes. how does that factor into the democratic race? he can keep losing and keep rung? >> i think it is not bayed thing. him being out there motivating voters,
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registering voters, getting young voters part of the party, i think that is a positive thing. hillary clinton will focus her time and attention in drawings contrasts with donald trump who are-- or whoever the republican nominee will be. i think bernie sanders is being out there, he will be running more as a driving a message and not trying to win a contest tomorrow we've heard about an announced speech on the state of the race. too bad we don't know what is in this. i thank you my guests for today. that's the inside story. join us tomorrow when we catch up with the still unresolved crisis of porto rico's debt. i will see you goodnight.
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