tv Campaign 2020 Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Manchester NH CSPAN February 12, 2020 12:38am-12:54am EST
>> elizabeth warren spoke to supporters of her presidential campaign in manchester, new hampshire. this is 15 minutes. ♪ >> hello, new hampshire. the results are still coming in, but right now it is clear that senator sanders and mayor buttigieg had strong nights. i also want to congratulate my friend and colleague amy klobuchar for showing just how wrong the pundits can be when
they count a woman out. [applause] but since we are here tonight among family and friends, i also want us to be honest with ourselves as democrats. we might be headed for another one of those long primary fights that lasts for months. we are two states in, with 55 states and territories to go. we still have 98% of our delegates up for grabs. and americans in every part of the country will make their voices heard. [applause] the question for us democrats is whether it will be a long, bitter rehash of the same old divides in our party, or whether we can find another way. senator sanders and mayor
buttigieg are great people. either one of them would be a far better president than donald trump. i respect them both. but the fight between factions in our party has taken a sharp turn in recent weeks, with ads mocking other candidates and supporters of some candidates shouting curses that other democratic candidates. these harsh tactics might work if you are willing to burn down the rest of the party in order to be the last man standing. they might work if you don't worry about leaving our party and politics worse off than how you found it. it might work if you think only you have all the answers and are the solution to all of our problems. if we are going to beat donald trump in november, we will need huge turnout within the party. to get that turnout, we will
need a nominee that the broadest coalition of our party feels they can get behind. [applause] >> we cannot afford to fall into factions, we can't afford to squander our power. we win when we come together. [applause] >> the reverend jesse jackson once said it takes two wings to fly. i think he's right. our campaign is best positioned to beat donald trump in november, because we can unite our party. [applause] >> we can unite this party and
this country by mobilizing people behind ideas that are not only popular, with huge majorities of the american people, but that also accomplish structural change for our broken government and rigged economy. [applause] >> we can unite people around a wealth tax on the very richest americans so we can invest in education for all of our children. we can unite people around ending corruption in washington, the corruption that has meant stagnant wages, rising costs, and a tighter squeeze on the middle class. we can do that. ending corruption that leaves more and more working families with less and less hope for a better future, and that has crushed people of color even harder.
ending the corruption that has shortchanged our kids, schools, and the very survival of the planet they will inherit. families in america today are running out of time. we have faced decades of shrinking opportunity, decades of rising inequality, decades of a widening racial wealth gap. big business has captured and used government to serve its own interests at the expense of smaller businesses and the expense of the american people. i believe in markets, but markets without rules or theft. markets without rules perpetuate racial discrimination. and for too long, the rules have been rigged against people who just want a level playing field. 2020 is our time to change who
makes the rules. [applause] it was never my plan to run for office of any kind. [applause] >> but not my plan, and i have been in this fight. this fight for working families for decades. i-5 credit card companies as -- i fought credit card companies as they tried to trick and track companies. i fought banking regulators to hold them down during the financial crash. i fought to build a new federal agency to prevent consumers from predatory actions. i ran for office because i saw that families were being
squeezed harder than ever before. too many politicians were not getting enough done. i'm here to get big things done. because here's the thing about politicians. whether they are offering vague platitudes or powerful rhetoric, they will ultimately face the same test, actually getting anything done in a washington that is badly broken. americans from all political backgrounds don't need a bunch of flowery words to explain this. they know deep down in their bones exactly why government doesn't work for them. it is corruption and we need to call it out for what it is. [applause] >> the corruption that gives lobbyists a louder voice than voters. the corruption that let's big
companies pay nothing in taxes while small businesses pay full freight. the corruption that ensures nothing ever changes on gun violence or climate policy or drug prices, even though nearly everyone in america wants change. let's be specific. on a day when career prosecutors showed more backbone than almost every republican senator standing up to this president. americans of all political stripes are gravely concerned about the corruption of a trump justice department that abandons the rule of law to give sweetheart deals to criminals who commit their crimes on behalf of donald trump. and yes, roger stone, i'm looking at you. [applause]
so tonight, i have a message for our party and nation. our best chance of beating donald trump is with a candidate who can do the work, the hard, disciplined work. a candidate who can build a campaign to unite our party, and a candidate who can build a movement ready to take on corruption and win. [applause] >> you are so great.
and the only way we can take on corruption is if we are not beholden to it. amy and i are the only candidates in this race who are either not billionaires or supported by super packs. and unlike other candidates, i don't fund my campaign by spending time behind closed doors sucking up to wealthy donors. [applause] >> our movement is powered by you. it is powered by people. over the past year, i have had the chance to shake hands or hug way over 100,000 people in more than 220 town halls in 29 states, in puerto rico. there are a lot of differences among us. we come from different backgrounds, religions, languages, experiences. we have different dreams and
aspirations. we feel the urgency of this moment in different ways. with all of those glorious differences, for the most part, we want the same things. we want an america where decisions in washington aren't bought and paid for by lobbyists and big donors. we want an america where every person has a voice in our democracy. we want an america where fossil fuel companies don't have a vice grip on our planet. an america where we can breathe the air and drink the water. in america where every child can dream big and actually have the chance to make it. because no matter the color of your skin, who you love, how you
worship, or what zip code you live in, you deserve an america where you are safe and your opportunities are just as good as anyone else. [applause] >> i can see that america. that america is within our reach. if you can imagine that america, if you think it is worth fighting for, join us. though to elizabethwarren.com, pitch in a few bucks, sign up to volunteer, get involved with our campaign. this moment will not come our way again. [applause] >> so tonight -- [applause]
>> tonight, i'm here to say thank you. thank you to every volunteer, every organizer, every door knocker, every banker for every five dollar donation. thank you. thank you for helping build a movement to take back our democracy and rebuild it from the grassroots up. and while i'm thanking everyone, i want to take a moment to thank my sweetie, bruce. [applause] >> and i also want to thank the good boy who posed for one
selfie after another, our bailey. the fight we are in, the fight to save our democracy, is an uphill battle. but our campaign is built for the long haul. and we are just getting started. [applause] >> i am grateful down to my toes for what our campaign has been able to accomplish so far. my plans for this country have been influenced by letters pressed into my palm by little girls. my will to fight has been strengthened by the people who have whispered their dreams in my ears. my determination to lead a movement has been forged by the tens of thousands of people who
have said they are ready to fight for an america they know we can be. because if we have the hope that comes with dreaming big, if we have the courage to fight hard, we are going to win. thank you. [applause] ♪ >> former vice president joe biden left new hampshire before polls closed, where it looks like he finished fifth. he spoke from sylvia -- columbia, south carolina.