tv Newsmakers CSPAN January 31, 2016 10:00am-11:01am EST
>> it's great to be with you. welcome to sunny iowa on this eve of the iowa caucus. the twoe introduce reporters who will be asking you questions. politics andonal also from politico. before we get to reporter questions, i want to ask you about the and infrastructure. as the person whose state will be in the international spotlight on monday night, are you confident that all systems are go? gettinglic safety to precincts organized -- exhibiting set and ready to go? >> yes, both of our political parties have worked together over many decades on having the caucuses on the same night. i think we will see -- and yet
we are expecting a record turnout. there could be challenges with that. they are saying we could have a snow storm in sunday night. those things are unexpected but i think we will have a great caucus and it will be a record turnout. iowa takes the responsibilities very seriously. and the parties and the state have worked together. the iowaoud of caucuses and we want to do all we can to keep them first in the nation. it is the first test where who will be the next leader of united states. thank you so much for being with us. obviously this is an exciting time. you have been through a lot of the caucuses before going back a long time until the beginning of the iowa caucus process. how many tickets you think there
will be outside of iowa? we have the top to fight between donald trump and ted cruz but how many people will emerge going forward? >> historically, there are three tickets out of iowa. but this time, we have such a big field that i think it may be four or five. so i expect there to be more. it is an expectation game. who beat expectations? that is one of the things that people will be looking at. who will beat expectations? it is a very different situation this year. it is an outsiders year. it will be a coronation for secretary clinton and now we see bernie sanders surging. that race will be close. the democratic rules are that if 15%, you are not
viable. so a lot of it will hinge on who the martin o'malley people will go for. that could determine who wins on the democratic side. donald trump has drawn huge crowds here but he skipped the debate. a lot of people -- conventional wisdom says that wasn't a smart thing to do it he has done a lot of things that conventional were not smarty and he seems to be holding up as a leader. time will tell when people go to vote. that the level of interest is higher than ever. and the turnout has been tremendous. i am expecting a record turnout. >> you just talked about donald trump a little bit. to what extent do you view him as the frontrunner? where is the race against him
and ted cruz? ted cruz was ahead in iowa thateople have figured out things are really important to the economy like renewable fuels and ethanol and biodiesel energy -- he has been a proponent of the legislature that would eliminate that. that is tens of thousands of jobs in our state. incomemportant for farm and he is against the tax credit. our electricity is generated by wind and companies like facebook and google have chosen to locate of our because so much renewable energy comes from wind. i think his stand will hurt him. and i think we have seen in recent polls that he was ahead
but now he has dropped behind. another question is, some other candidates did well in the debate such as marco rubio and chris christie. and jeb bush did better than expected. will that have an impact? i am -- people on a voter who hasn't made a final decision as to who i will vote probably like a lot of iowa voters. we will go to the caucus and between now and then we will see who we will vote for. >> you mentioned the final debate -- did ted cruz do poorly on that debate? he obviously was on the defensive. that, plus he was criticizing
the moderator and he got booed for that. it was a poor performance on his part. and some of the other candidates came across better. some other for noble energy is at odds. there are tens of thousands -- we have 12 biodiesel plants. we have a number of plants that are making wind towers and blades and people are involved. it is income. people that income from that. corn is sold to the ethanol plant. farmers feed the cattle. renewable energy is very important to our state and a lot of jobs are at stake. i think his stand against that will have an impact in this state. and senator ted cruz had
words indirectly earlier this week. he's adjusted that you were part of the washington establishment cartel and i'm curious how you feel about that? about some of those words that he had for you? , i have been urged to a national office many times but i've never had an interest in running for the senate or a national office. i've been elected as six times governor in iowa. i carry 98 of the 1990's. the 19 nine counties. counties. we lead the nation in renewable
energy. andave biodiesel and wind we also face significant growth in solar energy as well. on i have a major proposal water quality as well to protect this valuable resource for the benefit of future generations. doesn'the obviously know me and he doesn't understand that i am a governor of the state of iowa and i have no connection to washington, d.c., whatsoever. in fact, i have chosen time begin not to run for national office. >> good answer. what youested to hear have alluded to the fact that donald trump and bernie sanders have tapped into voters who haven't historically participated. there has been a lot of coverage of the ground game. unlike the primary, go into a caucus is a significant investment of time.
there have been stories about how donald trump doesn't have as good of a ground game as some of the other candidates. how much does that matter? it is an organizational battle. one of the reasons why i think the turnout will be huge is that the turnout for events -- donald trump had 1700 people in a toma. i didn't even know there were that many republicans there. that is a huge turnout. he put together the alternative event at drake university which was overflowed capacity in competition to the republican debate on thursday night. it is hard to judge. the other candidates are also getting record turnouts. so i think when you have this many candidates, they are all working hard and a lot of them are spending a lot of time here. the number of candidates that
and gone to all 99 counties that is a good way to generate turnout. we see a lot of young people and first-time voters who will come out and vote bernie sanders. somewhat similar to what we saw eight years ago with barack obama. nobody thought he would win iowa. hillary clinton was the favorite in third.me we will see if history repeats itself. >> can i ask a question on turnout and what the role of the independents? total registration of democrats republicans, 612. i'm wondering how you think the independent voters will make on monday? >> in this state, you can change your registration on election day.
in this case on the caucus night. do, if you want to caucus in the republican caucus, you go there and change your registration. if you want to do it on the democratic side, and you do the same thing. so i suspect a lot of people with the interest and the tension -- a number of ents can change back i think we will see tens of thousands of people who are not registered as republicans or democrats who will come to the caucuses and dissipate and which everyone they feel the most interested in. >> i'm wondering about your political hat. how do you think they will break? i think, because of the number of the public and candidates that we will see, a lot of them will come out and
vote in the republican caucus. is attractingders a significant amount of people. especially young people who have before.ucused so we may see a significant number who come out to caucus for bernie sanders and that will be the key if he is going to carry iowa. for him to get a lot of the first time caucus-goers as well as people who are martin o'malley if they don't get the 50% viability. the democratic caucus has a different rule. republicans, it is a secret ballot to vote for the presidential choice. on the democratic side they divide up into groups and if you don't have 50%, your group is not considered viable. have 15%, your group is not considered viable. >> if donald trump does win on
monday night, does he become difficult to stop in terms of momentum and the ability to win the nomination? i'm wondering which are personal interactions have been like with donald trump should mark are you impressed with him as a candidate? >> i will say that chris chair of thethe republican governors and he did an event for me at a golf course that donald trump bones in northern new jersey so i got help from both donald trump and chris christie -- more from chris christie. he not only helps me but also help republicans win in illinois, massachusetts -- difficult states. and he also helps in michigan and wisconsin. donald trump is an interesting individual. he is an unconventional canada. i would never have imagined that brought his--
helicopter to the iowa state fair and gave kids rides. he has done a lot of unconventional things in this campaign. and skipping the debate? not something i would have advised but he put on his own show and i think both huckabee and santorum who previously one a caucuses, went to his event. because they didn't get invited to the debate. >> you mention huckabee and santorum -- if ted cruz wins iowa and then goes on to lose the nomination, do you worry about the legitimacy of the caucuses? they special place it holds? three winners in a row going on to lose the nomination? would point out the last two presidents of the united states started out by winning the iowa caucuses.
george w. bush and barack obama. all you have to do is ask rudy giuliani went skipping the iowa caucuses did for him. he thought he could skip and start in florida by the time he got there, it was too late. i think you skip iowa at your own risk. this year we have seen a lot of activity from all of the candidate. so more than others. people go all over the states and meet with people to answer questions -- that is what i would do. my lieutenant governor and joni ernst and -- islands are spoiled by attention. their responsibilities seriously and often times they want to meet a candidate to or three times before they decide who they want to work for. do you see marco rubio?
how do you see him faring right now? could you see a top two finish with him? how do you rate his prospects right now? he had a strong showing in the debate. -- the only poll that counts is the one they take on election day or caucus night so i think he has momentum going into it. my sense is that he doesn't have a strong enough organization as the other candidates but there does seem to be a lot of interest and enthusiasm for his candidacy. she come in second to donald a poll that was done by the secretary of state among students. and i can tell you from my tend toce, students vote like their parents and maybe he has an advantage being
a younger candidate. i think you have to take that into consideration. certainly, he is one to watch. chris christie is another one who had a really good debate performance and we will see what kind of impact that has. the debate was so close to the actual voting on monday night. >> that is the second time you have mentioned chris christie. he has helped out a lot in iowa. a bunch of your folks who worked on the 2014 campaign are helping out governor christie. he has been heavily focused on new hampshire and he has pivoted towards iowa and spent a lot of time there in the final weeks. why didn't you endorse chris christie if so many of your biggest donors support him and former staff support him? will he get reported for putting that extra time on the ground that somebody who is like john
kasich is leaving iowa and not coming back? >> john kasich is another very good governor that he has put most of his focus and effort in hampshire. chris christie spent a lot of time in new hampshire as well but a lot of people who work on my campaign appreciated the assistance that we received in 2014 fromand in chris christie. as a governor i want to be a good host and be welcome to all of the candidates and that is why i didn't think it would be appropriate for me to endorse anybody. but i do respect all of the candidates that are coming and spending their time and money in state andeling the getting to know the people. it is a great opportunity for us and we take this responsibility seriously. that is why i'm very optimistic that we will see a great turnout
on monday night. >> five minutes left. which candidate press to the hardest for your endorsement? just about>> everyone told me that they would love my endorsement but they also work understanding that as governor i felt i should not endorse before the iowa caucus. so they were understanding of the position that i have taken. the last time i endorsed a candidate was bob dole back in the 1990's and that is because he was like a third senator from iowa. he was a strong supporter of renewable energy, and we had a wonderful relationship as we went through the farm crisis in the 1980's and many of the challenges -- he was always there. actually, he did a fundraiser for me when i ran for lieutenant governor in sioux city in 1978,
an event that i missed because the landing gear didn't work on our airplane and we had to do a belly landing. i won't forget that date. bob dole was there for me. [laughter] >> two factions in the public and party have been critical of you in the past. overon paul people took the state party and you were able to successfully get it back on track after it had some issues. -- who ran against you in 2010 is one of ted cruz is most prominent supporters. if they won the caucus, they could try to take the party over again from a more mainstream republican. are you concerned about that? are you taking steps to pervert that situation? partyneed him publican
that supports all candidates. i am proud to say in this last election we won the senate seat with joni ernst and we want a congressional seat with david young and run long. in we are very optimistic 2016 about gaining control of the state senate. party andunified party leadership that works for and supports all of the candidates. i've governor, i work for all of the candidates and support the entire ticket. i am crafty progress he made in 2014. 2016 could be a great here. when a strong candidate that we have, i think we have a great chance to carry the state for the presidential candidates as well and i want to do anything and everything i can to help the entire ticket.
we need a candidate that works party. of the under the present leadership that we have, the party has worked well and we have the financial house in order and they are doing a great job in supporting candidates and in hosting debates and caucuses. that mean you would support ted cruz if he is a republican nominee? >> of course. i will support the republican nominee and enthusiastically campaign for whoever the nominee is. but i want the iowa voters to be well-informed and no really supports the iowa industry and the jobs of iowa agriculture. ,e know that renewable energy biodiesel, wind or solar -- it is very important to our state. and we see great opportunities
for growth in those areas in the future. you want to keep the momentum going. >> we were sitting in these seats this time last year. manbush was the presumptive to beat in your party. what happened to his campaign? he is in the low single digits around the country. well, let's wait until people have voted. i think we will have to see what happens at the caucus night. he might surprise some people as to how well he does. -- he has a lot of supporters here in iowa and he will see who turns out. whatot going to prejudge is going to happen on monday night because he -- because i have been surprised before. >> thank you for being us here on newsmakers this week. we all wish that this turns out well for the state of iowa. >> thank you.
>> thank you. >> what should people watching this program know. thisshould they know about caucus at this point? >> there will be record turnout. that is the topline view. it is an open question. he mentioned the huge crowds that turn up for donald trump but we don't know who will go to the caucus. it is why registration numbers are so significant. the governor mentioned there could be a snowstorm. it really depends on who comes to the polls. bernie sanders generates a lot of enthusiasm but will college students actually come out and caucus for him? eight years ago, we heard that barack obama had a lot of supporters and they came out. and he won the caucus and then the president. and ian open question
think we got a good sense from talking to the governor that it is a fluid race, the third-place spot will probably go to work a rubio. that it could go to somebody else. the governor saying that there will be four tickets coming out of iowa is interesting. he clearly likes chris christie a lot. he would have liked to endorse him. he seemed to to be's adjusting that there would be four tickets going out. >> and the expectation game. isone of the things that fascinating to me about what the governor was saying is that he is putting his thumb on the scale in a way. the fact that the governor of iowa comes out so strongly against ted cruz who is in some ways the front-runner of the state -- it is remarkable. and he is not mincing his words. being upfront front
and blunt about his feelings and look. the governor saying he would support him if he is the nominee but that is the only nice thing yes to say. >> and it is a departure from public comments he has made in past days. it was a super interesting conversation. he says he likes everyone and judgingng is great but by ted cruz's debate, the governor did unload pretty heavily on ted cruz. the governor is running the agriculture effort against ted cruz. taking a lot of hits for a lot of different issues, not just ethanol. but governor branstad and his don't win iowa, they will attribute that to the ethanol issue which, i think you saw him laying the groundwork. >> who did the governor not
criticize? donald trump. >> right. >> he didn't speak about jeb bush until prompted. >> he is a nonfactor. it is amazing. he has impressive staffers in iowa, people who have worked for branstad in the past. but he hasn't connected. he has a lot of endorsements. activists who we think might be able to help them connect. the governors aren't raking through. governor branstad is the longest-serving governor in history. he has watched these guys go up. it is amazing. none of the top candidates in the polls are governors. and i think that is hard for toeone like terry branstad see. and there isn't much you can do about it. experience is not an asset in this political world. >> let's talk about the
democrats. >> what a race that is. it is remarkable to watch that race play out. everyone thought hillary clinton would run away with this. but it hasn't been the case. he will may be talking more about the outcome of the democratic race then the republican one. >> totally true. if it is 22% with folks going in bunch of different ways -- with the democratic side, it could be close or it could be a surprise. >> he talks a lot about process. from what you have learned, last time around it was a long coming out. have they finished and fixed the technology? >> i've done a lot of reporting on this. four years ago they declared mitt romney the winner and three weeks out, they said rick santorum had won.
moreeporting should go smoothly but you have to think about who is doing the reporting. caucus sites are in the middle of nowhere. they are volunteers. tabulating the results. 1700 different precincts. if a couple of them do it wrong, if it's a very close night, that could be pretty problematic. the people i talk to are more confident than they were four years ago. but there is still reason to be nervous in terms of logistics. the weather is something people will be talking about a lot. >> my other question was social media. this is the most prominent election so far for social media. people are sitting there with twitter feed. there's notme out,
enough people here. is it likely to have an impact this year? >> it could. who has the best social media game of all these candidates? that's going to be a real unknown factor in the role of social media is going to be different than even four years ago. >> it's a mobile invasion game. tools tore using these try to drive people out. donald trump does not have as good a ground game as ted cruz. could that make a difference? there was a poll this week that showed half as many people in iowa said they had been contacted by the truck campaign than a cruise campaign -- the trump campaign than the cruz campaign.
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>> now, former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea joined democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton at a campaign rally in cedar rapids, iowa. this is one of a series of stops were the candidate is urging voters to attend monday's caucuses on her behalf. it's about an hour and 15 minutes. chelsea clinton: hello. hello, hello. good evening. hi.
thank you so much, cedar rapids. you are getting a particular shout out over there, dad. thank you. we are so excited to be here this evening. we are so grateful you came out on a saturday night. i could not be more enthusiastic and grateful to hear and see so much enthusiasm in the crowd this evening. i am so proud to be my parents' daughter, and i am so proud to support my mom in her campaign. the main reason i am so proud to support my mom in this election
is because this is the first election for president i will vote in as a mom. when i think about my daughter charlotte who is 16 months old and when i think about charlotte's future little brother or sister, i could not imagine a better grandmother, but also a better person to stand up and fight for them and to fight for the right of every child, as you heard in the video, to live up to his or her god-given potential. i want a president for our future who believes in and has fought for universal health care, early childhood education, smart and sensible gun control, and everything else we need to do to keep our children and families safe, our country strong, and to build a more equal future for every single american regardless of gender or
race or sexual orientation or religion. [applause] i have known my mom my whole life. i do think that is pretty cool, but i'm clearly joined on stage by someone who has known my mother even longer than i have, and admittedly because i'm pregnant, i'm going to get off stage and sit down, but i'm going to leave you in good hands with someone who knows my mom even better and has known her for even longer, my father, the 42nd president, bill clinton. [applause] pres. clinton: thank you. thank you. first of all, thank you, cedar rapids.
i had one of the most wonderful rallies of my entire career right here in 1992, and i've never forgotten it. i want to thank my daughter for carrying on this great fight for her mother because of her concern for her children and her children to come. thank you, young lady. [applause] pres. clinton: i want to thank all the volunteers and the men who have led hillary's campaign it met paul has done a great job. -- campaign. matt paul has done a great job. [applause] pres. clinton: hillary has a plan to restore broad-based prosperity. every year, the president's state of the union address was true. we had best positioned country the world in the 21st century
did the reason there is anger and apprehension is that most people don't feel it yet. we have got to do that. we have to deal with these problems. hillary will talk about them. they're driving us apart, when we automate together -- ought to be coming together. we need politics that are not just for people who have unlimited money. [applause] pres. clinton: we need a strong commander-in-chief and she will be great. i need to tell you about something that i know about this job. things that other people don't talk about in that she can't really talk about. there are certain, almost intangible qualities to determine whether president succeeds or not. there are some qualities that are more important sometimes than others. in world where the borders look
more like nets than walls and the fight of terrorism has been carried on in social media, you need brawn and brains at the same time. but there are two things you need to know. right now, with all the people have been through and as long as they have waited for the economy to pick up, for the social issues to be addressed, as long as they have been discussed, the gridlock and washington, you need somebody who won't quit on you. somebody who will quit when the going gets tough.-- won't quit when the going gets tough. somebody whose door is always open and will lead common ground. this -- she is the best at that. [applause]
pres. clinton: i knew that when i met her. she was famous for standing her ground as the first student speaker at her commencement. she said, i respect you, but you need a change of position on the vietnam war. it made her famous, it did. when she went to represent the united states and one of the two or three most important speeches given by anybody in my administration, including me, in 1995 in beijing, the chinese knew what she was going to say. they moved her speech way out into the country. there was a driving rainstorm. people came in sopping wet from all over the world. she still got up and said that women's rights are human rights. we can move the world. [applause]
pres. clinton: but she also knows how to find common ground. when she was in the white house with me, a senator from new york, secretary of state, she got those iran sanctions. these republicans all the things with her. they don't want to have to deal with the fact that she will make everybody be the grown up in the room and do what is right for america. over and over again, she got people to work with her on things that were right. because it was the right thing to do. you knew that. the thing we need after this gridlock is a change maker. everybody talks about it. not everyone can do it. from the minute i better to this day -- from the minute i met her, 45 years ago from march,
she has been the single greatest change maker i know. that is why her best friend from childhood and a bunch of childhood buddies from illinois are canvassing for her. she stuck with them. they are sticking with her. a lot of them can barely afford it. they believe in her because she stuck with them and made things better. so, whether it was improving our schools or giving us our first preschools for poor kids and giving them thousands -- and giving thousands of people
chances, increasing adoptions on foster homes by 65% in the white house with the leader of the republican caucus in the house, who disliked me more than anybody else in congress, she said, i know you love your kids, we have to do something. every place she has ever been, she made better. she always makes something good happen. i am tired, as i know you are,
of all this gridlock. everything the president has said is right.
we have an unbelievable future and we have to seize it. you need a speaker who always leaves the door open for common ground. you need a world-class can trigger.-- world-class changemaker. the next president of the united states, hillary clinton. [applause] ♪ i've got the eye of the tiger ♪ ♪ and you're going to hear me roar ♪ [applause] sec. clinton: thank you. thank you so much cedar rapids. thank you so much, chelsea. thank you. [applause] sec. clinton: well. [laughter] sec. clinton: thank you so much. i'm so happy to be here again in cedar rapids. i'm thrilled that chelsea and bill can be with me.
this is the last weekend before we move toward the caucuses on
monday night. i am especially honored to have so many elected officials here. i want to thank them all. they have been working so hard. they worked so hard for all of you. i appreciate everything you have done. justin shilts, liz bennett, rob pogue, tammy, while he formed-- wally horne, let's give all those great people from hearing around the country a thank you from all of us. [applause] sec. clinton: i am really happy to see some many of you who are working so hard to get ready for the caucuses.
i want to thank the precinct teams. let's say thank you to all of you. to all of you who have made up your mind akaka's from the on monday night, thank you so much -- your mind to caucus for me on monday night, thank you so much for joining us in making progress in our country. [applause] sec. clinton: you know, there is so much at stake in this election. i know that it starts on monday. you will be the first people in the world to get to express an opinion about who you think should be the next president and commander-in-chief. [applause] sec. clinton: as you all make up your mind to go and caucus, and
i hope you will sign up, you have gotten folks coming in from the back, maybe they can just kind of come up. i know there has been some overflowing. come up in front of the press riser so you can see. let me say this. the reason it is so important is because of what could happen if you don't. you have had republicans crisscrossed the state, haven't you? you have heard what they have been saying, they want to turn back the clock to make it more difficult for people to get ahead and stay ahead. we cannot let that happen. i want you all to know that we can fight against them. i will take that fight and go all the way to november. -- all then, the white house.
[applause] sec. clinton: be ready to talk with your friends and neighbors about what you think this is so important. it is a fact, the don't like it when i say it. we have a better economy when there is a democrat in the white house. [applause] sec. clinton: we don't have to go back that far to realize it. think about the last two democratic presidents? one of them is here tonight. [applause] sec. clinton: each of them inherited economic problems from the republican predecessor, didn't they?
when bill got to washington, they asked him what he brought uniquely to begin solving our problems. he said, i guess arithmetic. he said we will add up for the people of america. at the end of eight years, there were 23 million new jobs. most important, income went up. don't tell me we cannot raise income for everybody. we did it. middle-class folks, working people, poor people. they were all better off. we ended up with a balanced budget in the surplus.
then what happened? another republican president. we went backwards, i was speaking in the senate against those policies to cut taxes on the wealthy. to get out of the way of corporations and take your eyes off of the financial and mortgage markets. look at what we got left with? a new, young, democratic president. president-elect obama. [applause] sec. clinton: he called me right after that election asking me to come see him in chicago to be secretary of state. before we got to that, he said it is so much worse than they told us. we were losing 800,000 jobs per month. 9 million americans lost jobs. 5 million homes were lost. $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out. president obama does not get the
credit he deserves for making sure we can follow to the great depression. [applause] sec. clinton: so, we are standing, but we are not yet running. people have not had their incomes go up. there is still too much inequality. too much unfairness. we need a plan and a commitment and me. yes, thank you. [applause] sec. clinton: i will call you what i will do-- tell you what i will do. we will create more jobs. let's have more infrastructure,
the roads, bridges, tunnels. we have worked in doing this country. -- work to do in this country. we need to make investments that will make us more competitive as an economy. i believe we need to strip away the incentives in the tax code. this allows people to take jobs, move them overseas, so let's bring them back here and put people to work in america. [applause] sec. clinton: i believe we can make things in america. i believe it because i have visited your community colleges. i was up at blackhawk. they have partnership with uni. they bought the biggest 3-d printer in north america. their training people to use it so that they can attract jobs to
iowa. they can be a hub of new opportunities in manufacturing. a manufacturing renaissance. we will make sure that the federal government helps that, doesn't stand in the sidelines, that we recruit and keep and grow jobs. we will combat climate change and create more clean, renewable energy jobs. [applause] sec. clinton: you all hear the republicans when they are asked about climate change. they say, "i don't know, i am not a scientist." i wish they would hear me, because the answer is easy, talk to a scientist. go the universities, come to the high school.
you will understand what climate change is. [applause] sec. clinton: what i really believe is that most of them are not that ill informed. they just do it the koch brothers tell them. that's bad enough. it is really unfortunate that they have missed out on one of the biggest economic opportunities within this country. some country will be the 21st century superpower. i think it will be china, germany, or us. there is no reason it can't be us. [applause]
sec. clinton: this is like those big goals that we are supposed to set and put everybody to work to achieve. i know we can. when i travel around the country and tell people we can be the clean energy superpower and see skepticism, we know what is happening in iowa? they are to get one third of their electricity from renewable sources, mostly wind. [applause] sec. clinton: we have let in the development of biofuels and are now working on advanced biofuels to see whether they can power naval vessels and air force airplanes. this is important for you all to know. you are in the lead when it comes to new opening -- two renewable electricity. let's take all the good things happening across america and lift them up. let's create millions of jobs. let's deploy half a billion more solar panels by the end of my first term and enough clean energy to power every home by the end of my second. we can do this. [applause] sec. clinton: i also want to support small business could that is -- small business. that's where the jobs come from. the two fastest ways to raise income are raising the minimum
they don't care about clean energy, the way we should. they will not raise the minimum wage. don't think he is a problem. -- they don't think that's a problem. we are seeing them in an alternate reality. we need to make the tax code fair. that means we are going where the money is, the money is where the wealthy are. we will change the tax code and make them pay for all of the benefits they have here in america. [applause] sec. clinton: there's a bunch of things i want to do to close the loopholes. i am the only candidate on either side who has said plainly idle raise your incomes-- plainly i will raise your incomes, not your middle-class taxes.