tv Campaign 2020 Pete Buttigieg in Nashua NH CSPAN February 12, 2020 4:28am-4:50am EST
new hampshire state cochairs. thank you for your commitment. state cochairs. thank you for your commitment. thank you to our extraordinary national cochair, congresswoman andy custer who knows how to raise the roof and get out the vote. and thank you to the love of my life, who keeps me grounded and makes me whole. i want to congratulate my competitors and their supporters on their campaigns in new hampshire.
i admired senator sanders when i was a high school student, i respect him greatly to this day. i congratulate him on his strong showing. [applause] and i want to congratulate senator klobuchar, senator warren, vice president biden, and all of our democratic candidates and supporters. i know we all share the spirit by our volunteers who welcomed a competing candidate with votes no matter who. we are on the same page. over the past year, some two dozen campaign to crisscrossed,
each laying claim to the ability to bring people together, turn out the vote, and move americans toward a brighter future. and here in a state that goes by the motto live free or die, you made up your own mind. you asserted that famous independence creek, and thanks you, a campaign some said shouldn't be here at all, has shown we are here to stay.
so many of you turned out. independent unwilling to stay on the sidelines, and even some newly former republicans ready to vote for something new. ready to vote for a politics defined by how many we call in instead of by who we push out. so many of you chose to meet the new era of challenge with a new generation of leadership. so many of you decided a middle-class mayor and veteran from the industrial midwest was the right choice to take on this president, not in spite of that experience, but because of it.
[applause] now our campaign moves on to nevada, to south carolina, communities across our country. [applause] and we will welcome new allies to our movement at every step. we will go forward things to our team of staff, organizers, and volunteers. i may be biased on this, but i'm also right. we have the finest team in politics today. [applause] [crowd chanting]
>> and i want you to know, you don't just represent me well. you inspire me. and i cannot say enough how thankful i am to our extraordinary team. [applause] thank you. and we know that team stretches across the country. we go forward fueled by hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters, from the woman in minnesota who donated in honor of the wife she lost to lung cancer, to the veteran from connecticut who sent $19.68 in honor of the year he served in vietnam. this campaign belongs to them. [applause] and if our campaign moves you, i hope you will go to
peteforamerica.com and chip in whatever you can. [applause] and we go forward knowing that this is our chance, our only chance, not just to end the era of donald trump but to launch the era that we know must come next. [applause] and the stakes could not be higher. we cannot afford to miss the mark or miss this moment. with americans living under an unaccountable president, who will cut taxes for corporations and then cut medicare, medicaid and social security for the rest of us, we must get this right. [applause] when people of color fear for their own place in their own country, while infants are torn
from their parents at the border, we must get this right. [applause] and when a commander-in-chief pardons war criminals and punishes war heroes while systematically demolishing the credibility of our country in the eyes of the world, we dare not risk four more years of his presidency. we must get this right. [applause] >> we are clear eyed about the challenge before us. we must be equally clear about the choice at hand. share thetors and i
same fundamental goals, bringing balance to our economy, guaranteeing health care to every american, combating a climate crisis and rising tide of gun violence. we differ in what we believe it will take to make that happen. in this election season, we have been told by some the must either before a revolution or for the status quo. where does that leave the rest of us? most americans don't see where they fit in. we can't defeat the most divisive president in modern american history by tearing down anybody who doesn't agree with us 100% of the time.
americans want the freedom to make choices for themselves on health care or any other issue. not to have washington decide for them. the politics of my way or a is a road to reelecting donald trump. luxury ofnot have the pursuing ideological purity over an inclusive three. we know this. we also know better than to try and defeat such a disruptive president by relying on the same washington framework and mindset. if today's washington were serving america well, a guy like donald trump would never have come within cheating distance of the oval office in the first place.
so to win and govern, we need to bring new voices to the capital. washingtonget starting to work more like our best run cities and towns rather than the other way around. and i know that when you talk this way, you might get ,ismissed as a naive newcomer but a fresh outlook is what makes new beginnings possible. it's how we build a new majority. and election after election has shown us putting forward a new perspective is how democrats win the white house, and we will win the white house.
>> so as we take this campaign to the rest of the country, let's welcome that debate, let's debate the best way forward, the best way to earn the white house and the best way to unify this country. lie in whater, they brings -- but in the confidence of knowing what we are for. this is the powerful majority we are gathering together, from davenport to dover, carson city to columbia. it's a coalition of addition, not subtraction.
it is a movement reaching in to church basements, barbershops, universities, union halls, carrying the same values with us everywhere we go. we saw that coalition awakening. we saw it tonight in cities and suburbs from the seacoast to the industrial towns you often left behind. and together, we are building a future where there will be no such thing as an uninsured american or unaffordable prescription. that's what we can deliver with a plan most americans can get behind. medicare for all who want it, ensuring care for every american, but trusting to choose where and when you want it. [applause] >> together, we will stop
together, we will ensure in our time that we deliver the day has no bearing on your health, wealth, access to education, or experience with law enforcement. we must deliver that day. together, we will deliver a democracy worthy of the name. no more manipulated districts, no more dollars out voting people. whether it is the vote in georgia, the native vote, or the student vote, no more voter suppression. [applause]
>> together, we can build that american experience defined by belonging. we can say to a young woman in a new job enduring taunts because of her religion. to a young man feeling fear and set of safety -- instead of safety. we can say you belong in the heart of the american project. [applause] >> we can show people of every religion and of no religion that this country belongs to you equally and practice of politics insists that god does not belong to a political party. we can tell an auto thrown around by tectonic shifts in our economy that our economic future
has a place for you, and we need you in it. and we can say to a dreamer lying awake at night questioning if this country is her own. this country is your country, too. [applause] >> that better future can be iss, and that better future not just a new chapter in american history, it's a new and better story in our american lives. when you have held your father's hand in a hospital room,
toteful that thanks something called medicare, your family won't lose its home. when you have written a letter and marked it just in case and left it where your family can find it, before you leave for a war zone on the american president, you understand what is at stake. when the best part of your day is coming home to a loving spouse and a single vote on the u.s. supreme court. this election isn't just historic, it is personal, urgent , and we know why we are here.
we are here because the purpose of the presidency is not the glorification of the president, it is the empowerment and education of the american people. [applause] >> so as we prepare to go west for the first in the west nevada, as we head to a state that looks like the future, i ask that you join us in taking a stand for a better tomorrow. [applause] turn the page to a new chapter in america's story, and a better day for each of us. do, one day books