tv Road to the White House 2020 Rep. Tim Ryan Presidential Campaign... CSPAN April 6, 2019 11:15pm-11:42pm EDT
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and i'm running for president of the united states of america. [cheers and applause] i first want to say thank you to everybody that is here today for giving me this amazing opportunity and i want to thank you for 45 and three quarters years, i'm hanging on. for the opportunity to represent you in the united states congress. at the end of the day on the kid from niles, ohio.
[applause] >> and the beautiful thing about niles, ohio, or youngstown, ohio, you don't just get raised by your parents. you don't just get raised by your parents. you get raised by the community. and so i am here because of the coaches of the niles little league, mr. leonard who lives next door who is the head coach, kicked me in the rear end when i needed it, takes me in the rear end when i didn't the , coaches in the little league, the teachers at our lady of mount caramel, the teachers at kennedy high school, it was a community effort to raise a kid. -- i believe that is what we need to get back to in
the united states of america. [applause] where it is ok for us to say, i care about you, i love you, i am going to want to help you and i am going to do everything in my power to help you do what you have to do. i think that is important today for us to acknowledge that. we stand here today on april 6, 2019, a divided country, as you know. and we have been divided for a long time, and that division has prevented us from being able to be the best that we can possibly be, and we can go back to the stories of black monday in youngstown that many people in this audience remember much better than i do, and i do think of my father-in-law who lost his
job days after that years after , that because of what happened on black monday. and i can go back 20 years and remember my cousin donnie guerra calling me on the phone saying, you are never going to believe what i had to do today. it is my last day at delphi. i had to unbolt the machine from the factory floor. i had to put it in a box, and i had to ship it to china. or we can go back just a few weeks ago and talk about what happened at lordstown. things go up and things go down, but if we are not united, we are not going to be able to fix these structural problems that we have in the united states, and i am running for president to first and foremost try to bring this country back together. [applause]
because a divided country is a weak country, and we have politicians and leaders in america today is that want to divide us. they want to put us in one box or the other. you know you can't be for , business and for labor. you can't be for border security and immigration reform. right? you can't be for cities and rural america. you can't be for the north and south. you can't be for men and women. i am tired having to choose. i want us to come together as a country. i want us to seize the future of this country. we are a great country, and we can do it, we can do it if we come together. i just want you to know this one thing, the competition that we are in today is fierce. and we don't need a superstar, and we don't need a savior.
we need to come together, and we need grit and determination, and the ability for us to work together for a better future, not just for us, but for our kids. that is what this is all about. [applause] and i will say that i will pledge to you every time i walk downstairs and into the oval office, that you and your needs yourour concerns, and worries will be my worries. they will be my worries. [applause] and i will work every single day, every single day, to make your life better. i'm going to ask you to work every single day to make your life better. the problem is today that so
many people work hard every day and play by the rules and still cannot get ahead. they still cannot get health care, they still can't get the job they needed, they still can't move into the neighborhood or the school district that they want to be in. that is our problem. that is our concern together, and that is what this campaign is all about. that when we got married, and we have two kids and two dogs, so you can imagine how much energy is flying through the house at any moment, one especially first thing in a few monthsbut back, a few years back now, something happened in the house where i actually got control of the tv remote. >> [laughter] rep. ryan: it hadn't happened in a while. we had nickelodeon on or some "paw patrol."
i got the remote, and what do you do if you are an old quarterback from youngstown, ohio? you start flipping through the tv station trying to find some sports. i don't find sports, but i find a sports documentary. and the documentary was on jimmy valvano. remember jimmy v? i am half italian, this is my guy. so i am watching jimmy v, giving a speech and he said something i will never forget. he said "god must have loved ordinary people because he made so many of us." >> [laughter] said "everyut he day in so many different ways, ordinary people doing extraordinary things."
ordinary people do extraordinary things. and i will tell you that if there is one value that i will bring to the highest office in the land, when i wake up, it is going to be how today can i use every ounce of power that this office has to help ordinary people do something extraordinary today in america? that is my pledge to you. that is my pledge to you. [applause and cheers] rep. ryan: why do we want to fix the education system? so we can give an ordinary kid from a place like niles or struthers to do something extraordinary. why do we want everyone to have health care in the united states? it is a value, it is a right, it is important. it is something we should all be able to agree upon, but if you are not healthy, you cannot do anything extraordinary that contributes to what we need to contribute to in the united states of america.
that's why everyone deserves health care in the united states of america. [applause] rep. ryan: and when you talk about reinvesting in communities like ours, which i have spent the last 19 years of my public life trying to do, trying to make sure that communities like ours aren't forgotten. the flyover states are my states. the flyover states are your states, and the flyover states are going to start governing in the united states of america again. [applause] rep. ryan: we have so much work to do. we have so much work to do. we have broken systems in our country that we failed to fix because we are divided. and i want you to know that our
enemies come into our social media, and they intentionally try to divide us. if there is -- [laughter] if there is an incident, and i want everyone to listen to me here -- if there is an incident in america that is controversial about kneeling for the national anthem, or there is a school shooting, or there is an incident between a cop and a kid, you know who comes on to our social media? the russians. ok, i want you to hear this. the russians. they come into our social media and the spin things to get us into these divided camps so that we are fighting with each other. that is what they want, and meanwhile, we can't get our economy going. meanwhile we can't get a health care system that works. meanwhile, we can't reform and
-- reform an old, outdated government that needs reform or education or anything else because we have not come together. the most patriotic thing we can do today is to respect each other. is to respect each other. [applause] rep. ryan: to care about each other, to respect each other, to listen to each other that maybe somebody else has something to offer that you hadn't thought of. and i want to build a government in the united states that allows to pool democrats, and independents, and republicans together. i will be sitting down with the business community in the united states and the workers in the labor unions in the united states. we all have to get together. [applause and cheers]
we all have to get better if we are going to solve these big problems. we all have two, and is going to take all of us, white, black, brown, gay, straight, north, south. we are all americans in this great experiment in democracy. this great experiment in democracy, each generation has the duty to grab the mantle and do something great with it. there is an old saying that politicians and presidents, they don't have power. they hold power. they hold the power that the people of the united states give them. and i want to hold that power for four years, and i want to bring the experiences that i have had in this community from
the schools that i went to to the coaches that i had to the teachers i had to the family i had. and just maybe, just maybe, the person that can help heal these wounds is a working-class kid from a working-class family, from a working-class community that will go work his rear end off for the american people. [applause] rep. ryan: let me just say in closing to all of you, i thank you, i love you, and i don't say that gratuitously. i love you. i am not standing here without you loving me and me loving you. and i have loved the opportunity
that you have given me, and i will tell you, i will go to work every single day, and we are going to get this country squared away, ok? [applause] rep. ryan: we are not, we are not -- and i want you to agree with this -- we are not going to let fear determine how we move into the future of the united states anymore. [applause and cheers] we are not going to let leaders pit us against each other and while we are fighting, we can't get anything done and move forward. tell me you are going to join together with me and do that. [applause and cheers] you guys are getting me excited. i was a little nervous about this, but i am pretty excited now. [laughter] she said, she said you think you
are excited? i have been here since 9:30. get this woman a sandwich. hot sausage, right? we will get you a hot sausage. someone is here i want to introduce you to, ray boom boom mancini is here. i saw him here. [applause] have not made this announcement yet, but there is always a secretary that sits outside the white house, right outside the oval office, pretty dangerous these days. so i have already hired ray mancini to sit outside. d.c., ray.g to bring the gloves. story, there is a great story about the champ mohammed ali that i want to end with. so somebody went to see the champ bumped into him and he was
, walking down the street in kentucky. and they bumped into the champ, and it was a little kid, and he said, champ. champ, i saw one of your fights. he said oh, that is great. no kidding? he said my dad took me to see you fight. he said, no kidding. he said yeah you got knocked , down. looked at him and said, wasn't my fight. no, my dad, it was one of the great moments of my life. but you got knocked down in the third or fourth round. he goes wasn't my fight. ,ali looked at this kid and said, i have never been knocked down. i am either up, or i am getting up. so muhammad ali is either up or getting up. northeast ohio is either up or we are getting up. ohio is either up or we are getting up. the united states, we are either up or we are getting up.
help me do this. i need your help. i need your support. i love -- i need your love. let's go take back the white house. [applause and cheers] ♪ i won't back down no, i won't back down you could stand me up at the gates of hell but i won't back down and i'll stand my ground won't be turned around and i'll keep this w dowor hey baby there ain't no easy way out
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