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thanks for watching, everyone. lots of coverage coming up and in the meantime i am handing the baton over to my friend and colleague suzanne malveaux who is working it from the convention site. convention site. stay tuned. -- captions by vitac -- live from the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, i'm suzanne malveaux. he has the party behind him, but can president obama make the case to the swing voters tonight? with the distinguished panelists, bill clinton laid out the case and it is up to the president to be persuaded that he deserves four more years. last night it was clinton who forcibly defended his record and nominated him for another term. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside.
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[ applause ] >> but who burns for america on the inside. [ applause [ applause ] >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president re-election was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. it went something like this, we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. president obama started with a much weaker economy than i did. listen to me now. no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all of the damage that he found in just four years.
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[ applause ] now, but -- he has, he has laid the foundations for a new modern successful economy. a shared prosperity. and if you will renew the president's contract, you will feel it. you will feel it. president obama's plan cut the debt, honors our values, brightens the future of our children, our families and our nation. it is a heck of a lot better. it passes the arithmetic test and far more important, it passes the values test. let's talk about what clinton did and what president obama needs to do this evening and of course our distinguished panelist dana bash and anna navarro and maria cardona. good to have you guys back.
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the ladies in the house again. we are a popular item here. >> i agree with you. >> i want to ask you guys, because after this speech, and we were all watching it in the convention and a lot of people who came up to me and said, if i could just vote for clinton again for a third term. there was a sense of we are waiting for obama, and we kind of miss this guy. i mean, you want to weigh in on this, and eb you, anna, do you miss the guy? >> and the republicans were saying the same thing. >> listen, i think that it was a terrific night for bill clinton. i know bill clinton, and i like bill clinton and yes, i admit it on national tv. she sh he showed us last night what a political comeback looks like. he was marginalized and he went from the first black president to being accused of being a racist. and the guy who marginalized him had to call him back to the rescue, and he did it in fine
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clintonesque form. he was didactic and funny and lengthy, but he was very, very good. >> dana, tell me about the moment when you know it was a surprise to the audience, but we got a head's up that the president was in the hall and taking the stage, but the moment when you saw him come out, and clinton bowed to him. and he bowed to him before he hugged him and that is a passing of the torch moment. >> wasn't that amazing? bill clinton did a interview before the speech and said it is not a bromance or anything, but it looked like it with that hug. and you covered the fight in 2008 from cover to cover, anna, and you nknow about the tension between the two of them, and we all do, but we also, anybody who has covered bill clinton and who has kind of tried to get into the head of bill clinton knows that he is somebody who loves to be loved and want and needed, because he is actually really good at what he does. he is a master politician. so the fact that president obama and his campaign and president obama, the person in particular has started to reach out to him
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over the past couple of years, asking him for advice and asking him for surrogate and sent him on missions is kind of the culmination of that, and the culmination of loving the fact that he is back and wanted and needed and he knows he can deliver it like no one else. >> and how did he set up the president for tonight, maria, because the bar is pretty high. >> absolutely. bill clinton did three things brilliantly last night. the first one is that he was wonky, but he served it up in a colloquial way that everybody could understand it and everything that he was talking about was very relevant to everyday people's live, and the second thing is that in that way, he had a super defense and embrace of the obama accomplishments which is something that frankly a lot of people who said that the obama campaign had been doing this for months, we would not be in this tight race, and the third thing is that he essentially became a surrogate for feeling our pain for the president feeling our pain through president clinton. so what president obama needs the do tonight is to grab that
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baton and make us feel that he feels our pain, and not just that clinton feels our pain, but that obama feels our pain. >> and that what barack obama needs to do tonight is to go out there and say, democrats, i accept your nomination, and whatever bill said. good night. whatever he said. >> all right. all right. play a little bit more of what he said. he specifically went after the romney/ryan health care reform plan. let's listen. >> so, if he's elected and if he does what he promised to do, medicare will to now grow broke in 2016. now, think about that. that means that after all, we won't have to wait for the voucher program to kick in, in 2023 to see the end of medicare as we know it. they are going to do it to us sooner than we thought. so, bill clinton opened up
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the window for the elderly and the seniors to talk about medicare and how is it going to impact them and he brings them back to the table and brings florida back to the table and how significant is that? >> it is incredibly significant because of the krcredibility he has and not just because of his own record of accomplishments and pushing the frankly same policies that obama wants to push, and in that way, he gives obama credible for what he wants to do. but not just seniors and when he did the defense of welfare, he is opening up to bring the disaffected white voters who frankly the romney campaign was going after with his ad on welfare which is wrong. >> and health care and medicare in particular, entitlements what he talked about was important, but the main goal of the obama campaign if you talked to him going into the speech last night was for president clinton to really take a apart the romney economic idea, and the romney economic philosophy and he did that in his kind of folksy way, and talking about the
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trickle-down economics and also through the prism of his experience as president and his experience and he mentioned one or two or 12 times the idea that he had the presidency when america was at a time of prosperity, so it is kind of like, i have done this, guys, and i know how to do it. >> and real quick, how much of a threat is to romney that he is laying it out and laying it out effectively? >> well, it was a very effective speech last night and no ifs, ands or buts about it. i think that obama will get a bump out of clinton's speech of this convention and perhaps better than romney, but thank god it is not about the conventions, because if it were i would say stick a fork in romney, because he is done. he has hundreds of millions of dollars in advantage. >> she will have her republican card taken away from her. >> yes. >> extra room at home? >> stay with me. >> and i like being a gop latino, because there is a lot less of us and it is a lot less
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crowded, but the base is going to be important and romney has a chance to make up some ground there to really get his message across and he's got a lot of money advantage and now he is going to begin bombard iing the media with media and that is going to make a difference. >> we have to go, and they rear telling me to wrap it up, again. >> four women, and short time, this is not working. >> we have too much to talk about. thanks, again. we will speak again. and bill clinton on one thing, i had a chance to get on the floor last night to be on the floor and get a flavor of this and the reaction and the excitement from the crowd. take a look. >> we are old buddies and one time he nominated me in atlanta, and this is the fine as speech i have ever heard. it is just terrific. >> what do biden and obama need to do tomorrow? >> make sure that people know how we get into this mess. they state their case. and they make shure that people
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understand what kind of a record romney had in massachusetts when he came to creating jobs. they do that, this race is over. >> tell me what you thought about clinton's speech if he hits the points he needed to. >> it is a great speech and pointed out the inconsistencies and the shortcomings of the plans put forth last week and shows how president obama's plan so far have put us on the right track and we are not going on the right track as quick ly as we'd like, but we are on the right track and in stark contrast to the plans that put us right back into the ditch. he made a clear case of what we have done in health care and everything else. i thought it was a great speech showing that we are going in the right direction and not backwards. we need to be in a situation where we explain that one, it is their mess and their policies puts us in the mess, and we don't want to go back. we want to continue forward, and if we have four more years, it is quicker than we have done before. one booming voice missing this time around at the democratic national convention.
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mitt romney is the guy who said that corporations are people. no, governor romney, corporations are not people. people have hearts. they have kids. they get jobs. they get sick. they thrive. they cry. they dance. they live. they love. and they die. and that matters. that matters. that matters, because we don't run this country for corporations. we run it for people, and that's why we need barack obama. that was massachusetts senate candidate elizabeth warren at the democratic convention. last night her speech was not
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about her own race. that race would return late senator ted kennedy's seat to the democrats. it is about barack obama and she painted him as a president who is for the people and by the people and unlike the rival mitt romney who she portrayed as out of touch and bent on undoing all of the accomplishments of obama's first term. >> there is one person whose monumental presence is missedt a this democratic convention and we are of course talking about the late senator ted kennedy. in 2004 -- 2008 he gave a thundering speech for president barack obama. >> this is the cause of my life, new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every american north, south, east, west, young, old, will have decent quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege. >> this time it was former
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president bill clinton's turn to do the same, and he brought the crowd to the feet with the president's simple math he used to explain why america should re-elect him. i am joined by ted kennedy, jr., and it is so good to see you again. >> thank you, suzanne. >> when you look at the tape and you see that four years ago. >> yeah. >> what goes through your head? >> well, i am so proud of my dad, and so proud of the issues that he stood for, and every four years he would come to the democratic convention, remind us all why we were democrats. and the reason i'm most proud is the way that he always stood up for the underdog and the people who have been left out of our society. and it is very heartening to hear so many people stop me on the street to tell me how much my father meant to them. and so while i miss him greatly and while i wish he were here, i leave feeling really comforted. >> what do you think he would think about this convention and how is it going so far and where we are right now, because there was so much energy and so much
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enthusiasm when i was at american university and he first endorsed the president and then the candidate. i mean, it was electrifying in that room. >> well, this convention has also been electrifying, and he would have been on his feet clapping for elizabeth warren and her speech, and standing up for the same principles that he stood up for for. he would be honored that somebody of her caliber could serve in the united states senate. for barack obama, barack obama made health care one of his signature causes, and took a lot of heat for it. a lot of president's advisers said, look, it is complicate and too many vested interests and you are going to be bogged down by this issue, and that is one of the reasons he stuck the neck out, and that is why my dad would be here and why every single candidate is going to be doing everything that we can to make sure that this president is re-elected. >> now, that is a promise that the president made to your father, it is not right, that that was going to be something that was at the centerpiece?
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>> well, it is not just a promise, but part of the president's own belief that this is the last thing here in the richest country in the world, we have to figure out how to provide decent affordable health care to every single american. and you know, my father tried working with many different people. i mean he worked with orrin hatch on expanding medicaid and he worked with president bush on the medicare part d, and the prescription drug program, and my father was willing to work with anybody who, you know, he was had his political beliefs, but he was not afraid to cross the aisle if he thought he could make progress, and this would be probably not the ultimate system that he would have designed, but, you know what, it, president clinton last night made an extraordinary case of why health care should be an issue thaw the democrats should be out in front of and being proud of and talking about. >> why do you suppose that the president has not been more effective in and chully convincing people that his health care reform plan is a
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good idea, because you look at the polls and it is looking pretty much evenly divided that people are not ambivalent or afraid of the health care plan and how do you make the case? >> well, people are afraid of change and so many vested interests when there is so much money and waste. and well, government waste is somebody else's profit. and when you talk about that there is a lot of people trying to throw sand in the gears and trying to slow down the inevitable changes, okay, but when you deconstruct the health care bill like president clinton did last night and talk about the positive things and the guaranteed issue and the fact that kids can stay on the parents' plan until age 26 and the medical loss ratios meaning that the insurance companies cannot make more than 15 or 20% profit, and all of that money has to go back into providing direct patient care. americans, when you poll people individually on those points, they support this proposal, you know overwhelmingly.
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>> and something that is near and dear -- >> and maybe they haven't, because it is complicated, suzanne, because it really is, but the president last night did a great job and i think that you will hear this president speaking a lot more about that. >> and something that is dear to your heart and obviously, that is the issue of disability, and where are we with that? are we making enough progress, because we heard that the president bill clinton saying that he needs to have medicare refo reform in place, and that repealing it would be devastatin devastating? >> well, i'm a health care attorney, and i've been a lifelonged a voe ska ed a voadve with disabilities and it is a fundamental right that has been denied to people with a physical impairment and i'm so pleased that president clinton mentioned people with disabilities specifically, because people with disabilities and their families have a lot at stake in this election. steny hoyer also mentioned people with disabilities and people are slowly waking up democrats and republican s ths this is a group, a group that is in an age where there's one or
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two percentage points that could determine the outcome of this election, people are speaking more to people with disabilities just as an example. a lot more needs to be done, but people are becoming more active and i'm so pleased that the democratic party is really taking the lead on advancing these rights. >> all right. ted kennedy, good to see you as always. appreciate it. >> thank you, suzanne. >> and bill clinton owned the night, but his wife was not there to share it with him. she had to watch from a computer screen in east timor and we will tell you what she is saying about the former president's speech. great shot. how did the nba become the hottest league on the planet? by building on the cisco intelligent network they're able to serve up live video, and instant replays, creating fans from berlin to beijing. what can we help you build? nice shot kid. the nba around the world built by the only company that could. cisco.
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mitt romney and paul ryan are correct when they say that each individual should be responsible, but their budget goes astray in not acknowledging that we are responsible not only for ourselves and our immediate family, rather our faith strongly affirms that we are all responsible for one another. i am my sister's keeper. i am my brother's keeper. that was sister simone campbell speaking last night at the dnc and for several months
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she was one of so-called none en the bus. they have been traveling the country criticizing the budget proposal put forth by paul ryan now the vice presidential nominee for the gop. campbell says that the plan would hurt the poor and runs counter to catholic teaching and she reminded people at the catholic bishops meeting last spring were called unjustified and wrong. and they say in georgetown, they are cutting off welfare benefits for those who don't need it will strengthen the program for those who do. i didn't know that nuns look like that? is it an old fashioned thing and the outfit and awe that? >> well, the one thing that everyone kept asking me is would she wear the habit and rock the head dress, no. they are a part of nuns who have long taken off the habit, and just in daily life as opposed to in prayer and in a convert.
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she is a j.d. and lawyer by training and in addition to a nun. >> why is she so popular and why when she spoke and introduced herself as one of the nuns of the bus, the crowd went crazy on the floor. >> i think that there's a lot of politicians who are looking for a religious validation for their positions. and in some ways, she brings that for the democrats, because, and the u.s. conference of catholic bishops is usually very conservative is backing the democrats on the budget, too, saying, look, if you make these cuts, you will hurt poor people, and that is immoral. ryan has been saying all along, if the government goes bankrupt, we can't help anyone, and that's just as bad, too. so in some ways they are arguing past one another instead of at the same sort of teachings for the caring of the poor and whose responsibility it is to care for the poor whether it is the government tortureor the churchn some ways they are arguing past each other. but this is one of the lines
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simone campbell delivered and got one of the biggest applauses of the night. listen to this. >> the affordable care act will cover people like margaret. we all share responsibility to ensure that this vital health care reform law is properly implemented and that all governors, all governors expand medicaid coverage so no more margarets die from lack of care. this is part of my pro-life stance, and the right thing to do. you are hearing that explosive applause as she is saying that. this is part of my pro-life stance. and sill moan campbell is pro life in every way. she is against abortion and part of the pro-life says i want the whole life and not just the unborn to be protect and she thinks that obama's health care plan is part of that and the crowd was roaring as she again
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put that religious validation on that theme. >> and sure. talk about that one of the most contentious and unpredictable moments we saw on the floor, because you had of course the party's platform and they did not include the language using the word "god" and they did not include they wanted jerusalem to be the capital of israel and very controversial and then you had them adding in the language and i had a chance to talk to the democratic chair of the convention villaraigosa and it is a big miss, because three times the vote to happen where 2/3 have to approve this and back and forth and some people did not believe they had the majority to change the language and put it in. and what is the significance behind that? >> it is funny, because in the platform they had a big section on faith, but the language of god was knnoticeably absent, an there was a lot of people upset and first and foremost president barack obama is the one upset, and according to aides jessica yellin learned that he put the foot down and said, no, no, we
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are changing this and it was instantly changed. when it was taken out, you saw the secular and atheist groups saying they had removed god from politics and religious folks said, woe, woe, you cannot separate the two. it is out of balance. when it came to jerusalem, it was contentious points and for the republicans it is one of the big promises and one thing that newt gingrich said he would move the embassy from jtel aviv to jerusalem and again, we hear it coming back in politics. a lot of jewish voters in play particularly in florida. in a tight race no party can afford to have a major group say, i'm a little annoyed and sit this one out. that is what they were affected with both the god issue and jerusalem issue, and can we afford to have a particular group say, i'm going the stay
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home because i'm mad about this one issue. >> eric, thank you, and you break it down very well. >> thanks for having me. hillary clinton was not in the audience to watch her husband's speech, but she watched frit a computer screen in east timor and we will tell you what she is saying about i. great shot. how did the nba become the hottest league on the planet? by building on the cisco intelligent network they're able to serve up live video, and instant replays, creating fans from berlin to beijing. what can we help you build? nice shot kid. the nba around the world built by the only company that could. cisco.
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we all know that he also tried to work with the congressional republicans on health care, debt reduction and new jobs, and that didn't work out so well. but it could have been because as the senate republican leader said in a remarkable moment of candor two full years before the e election. their number one priority was not to put america back to work,
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but it was to put the president out of work. well -- wait a minute. senator, i hate to break it to you, but we are going to keep president obama on the job. >> it was 48 minutes long and much longer than convention planners expected and he did not show them the speech beforehand and not surprising, but of course, bill clinton and the response he got really nobody is complaining from the dnc. this is how hillary clinton watched her husband's speech, the secretary of state is on a tour of asia and the pacific and sat at a desk at the ambassador of east timor and had a drink and sandwich and watching the coverage on a computer at her desbtop. she enjoyed her husband's speech. >> let me say that four decades, secretaries of state have not attended political conventions,
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because of the non-partisan nature of our foreign policy. i think it is a good rule. but on a personal level let me also say that my husband read parts of his speech to me over the last few days. i received the "as prepared" version which i am anxious to compare to the "as delivered" version. >> joining me is the executive dr director of the democratic national committee and former top adviser of the president. and wasn't she gushing? it looked like she was gush iin? >> well, we were all gushing in that room last night. it was a remarkable address from one of the best story tellers ever in american politics. >> tell me about the back story here, because a great article written in "the new yorker" and talks about your role and other advisers and people essentially
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working behind the scenes to bring barack obama and bill clinton together, and in south carolina when i covered the campaign four years ago there was tension between the two and no love loss here and you managed with some of his closest advisers to get them together. >> well, we will take no credit for that, because it is two thoughtful men who care about the country and share the same values and analyze the circumstances that we are in much the same fashion. bill clinton did go out to lay out a serious bid in the general election on behalf of barack obama and continued to be supportive in the last three years. of course, this the course of our time in government, they couldn't be in communication every single day, and when it came time to get out on the husings to campaign around this time around, they had to reengage one another about the challenge today and the vision president in the future and when they came together it was
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natural. >> so patrick, give us som of the back story, because in the article, it lays out the plan and it started out in the simple golf course they decided to get together and play golf and talk. >> all great things happen on the golf course. >> i have to learn how the play. >> well, the two presidents did go out and play a round of golf with one another, and of course, given that it is bill clinton and barack obama, they were not entirely focused on the 18 holes, but on all of the challenges that the kcountry ha, and of course, the determined yet again they have a common vision for the way forward, and absolutely enjoyed each other's company that day and continued to as you can see last night when the president came out on stage. >> and does president obama trust president clinton? >> he trusts him entirely. do you recall ta great press conference that president obama had in the blue room at the white house -- >> that is right. it was a surprise that both of them came out after a conversation. and president obama has such confidence in president clinton that he turned the microphone over to him to continue the
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conversation on his behalf, because he knows that bill clinton has a unique per spspece on the challenges we have, and he has walked in the president's shoes before and he came in and inherit inherited a mess from a prior republican administration and fixed it and set us on the right course and then after he left office yet another republican came in and ballooned the deficits again, and the presidents share perspectives and set of experiences and both of them have a great sense of humor and know how to not take themselves too seriously and focus instead on the challenges that america has. >> and one of the things that was rather funny that bill clinton said was that one of the things that he praised the president for doing is for hiring his wife. and hillary clinton as secretary of state and appointing his wife and that is seen as a turning point for these two that he had encouraged his wife to accept that offer. what more do they need to do in terms of becoming a closer in strategic partners? >> well, i don't think that we could have any more integration in our campaign than we have
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right now with bill clinton. he gives thoughtful advice to us all of the time, and he and the president have really great engaging conversations, and bill clinton has already committed to getting out on the road after this convention to go campaigning in florida and elsewhere to get out a message and sharpen between where the president wants to take us and the romney ticket would drive us backwards. >> thank you so much. have a good convention and thank you as always. we want to dip in with paul ryan speaking in colorado springs, colorado. >> sometimes even the presidents need reminding and sometimes we need to go back to read the declaration of independence, because that is where this idea was so clearly pronounced. our rights come from nature and god and not from governments. that is the american idea. that is in a nutshell what we are. that idea is always tested. each generation has an
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obligation to preserve it. you know, winston churchill once said about america, that the americans can be counted upon to do the right thing, but only after they have exhausted all of the other possibilities. i kind of think that is where we are today. look, we understand this moment. we are not going to let this moment pass us by. here's the commitment that mitt romney and i are making to you, our fellow citizens. this idea is precious. it was given to us by our founders, and it has been secured every generation since by our veterans, and we thank them for that. thank you.
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that's right. so, here is our commitment. we are not going to duck the tough issues and kick the can down the road. we are going to lead and fix this ness washington. and we are not going to spend the next four years blaming people from the last four years. we are going to take responsibility and get the job done, reach across the aisle and fix this problem. get people back the work. create jobs. growth. and most importantly, we are not going to try and transform this country into something that it was never intended to be. we are not going the replace the founding principles, we are going to re-establish them. and that was paul ryan speaking out in colorado and a group says they have stolen mitt romney's unreleased tax returns
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an america in which states humiliate women by forcing us to endure invasive ultrasounds that we don't want and our doctors say that we don't need. an america in which access to birth cob troll is controlled by people who will never use it. that was sandra fluke the georgetown university law graduate who made headlines when conservative radio show host rush limbaugh called her a slut. she is not the only person who took the stage to talk about the importance of standing up for all americans. california's attorney general also zeroed in on that point in her convention speech last night. and california, as you know a strong blue state and voted a
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democrat in the last five democratic elections and it has 55 delegates and more than any other state, and last night harris strongly endorsed the president's economic policies saying that the american dream belongs to all of us. >> we firmly believe in the american ideal that our country should work for everyone. that ideal is written into our laws. the rules of the road that create a level playing field in this country. those are the rules i became attorney general to uphold, and those are the rules that mitt romney would have us roll back. kamala harris is joining us and it has been active convention i know. >> yes, it has. >> and one of the points you were making is the unemployment situation, but you also talked about housing which is something in your state that you have made
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a cause in terms of addressing tissues. what needs to happen on a national scale, because a lot of folks who are in a housing crisis. >> right, and across the state. california is the hardest hit, b but we have the largest population and i have traveled throughout the country most recently ohio and what ended up happening is that because of frankly failure to regulate certain activities on wall street, there were abuses, and it resulted in a situation where millions of families have lost their homes. and so the conversation last night was to talk about what needs to happen to one, to insure it never happens again, and also to correct the course which is to bring relief to the homeowners and requiring accountability and consequence for wrong doedoers and people w engage in predatory conduct against people pursuing the american dream. >> that is needing to happen on the national level? >> yes, and the president has been forceful in the support of the work of the 49 attorneys general who are part of a mul
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multi-state focus on the activity of the five big banks and what should happen around a consequence of robo signing activity. the president was very supportive and very much a leader around the $25 billion that we brought back to the various states to bring relief to the homeowners by way of principle reduction and ability to refinance the loans. >> i want to play for the audience a clip here, because you seem emotional about this when you talk about your first home as a kid. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> doing nothing while the middle-class is hurting, that's not leadership. loose regulations and lax enforcement, that's not leadership. that's abandoning our middle-class. >> why were you so moved by that story? >> well, you know, i told the story of my personal story. i was 13 when my mother bought our first home. and my sister and i were
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incredibly excited and we were excited as children, because i e remember my mother being so proud. and when we were going through this discussion about consequence in california's role in the national settlement, our position was very forceful about protecting the homeowners and giving them support, because it was based on my own experience. i would talk to people and say, have you ever known folks who were really proud of their lawn? right. >> sure. >> it is those folks who were very much in this process where they were going through robo signing activity or on a du dual-track process and we need to bring them relief, because they are hard-working good people. middle-class families in america who needed to have relief. >> you know, you are a big part tof the campaign and a lot of people think that you might become the next attorney general and all of this buzz around you, and do you have any ambitions for that? >> well, no, i love to be the attorney general of california. i think that being the attorney general of california as any
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attorney general can tell you from any one of the states, it is a office that can do very good work that benefits a lot of people. one of my primary responsibilities is to protect consumers which then extends to the work we did around the housing crisis and the foreclosure process and the work we are been doing in california the need for privacy and to support and protect the privacy concerns as it relates to technology and the beautiful innovation that technology is. so there is work that can be done on a daily basis that has incredible impact, and so goes california, so goes the rest of the country. >> people are calling you the female barack obama and i think they should call him the kamala harris. >> well, i think that he is doing a great job and we need to re-elect him to do the work that makes so proud of americans. thank you, suzanne.
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you might have noticed the wall of fame here at the cnn grill is a who's who and many folks are passing by this week in charlotte. i want to give you a closer look. tom richmond of "mad" magazine is one of the most popular people here at the cnn grill.
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and check out who's who here at the big board. we got a-list celebrities and you might recognize these faces and entourages. and the dude, himself, jeff bridges. we also have plenty of political stars. >> they make me look thinner than i am. so that is good. it is is likeness to you? >> i recognize the guy. >> you recognize the guy? >> he captured the hair good, but it is hard to do my hair though. because it goes one way or another. >> and it is not michelangelo, but it is a good acceptable fun thing to do. >> i u like the fact that i got a nice grin, smiling, you know what i mean? >> and can you guess who some of these folks are?
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