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president, his policies, his ideas and strategy in a 48 minute speech that went off contour but not off message pep made the case for four more years. >> 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. >> clinton praised past republican presidents but launched pointed attacks against extremists. he used his style to boil things down. his message was pretty simple. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> i want to bring in national political reporter for the atlantic, molly and david.
dana, it looked like he was having the time of his life. you wrote it was clinton's house but he's not running. so what's the impact to what end? >> i thought by the end of it he thought he would ask for a repeal of the 22nd amendment. oil take the nomination. that crowd would have said okay. my favorite part was at the end. you didn't see it on camera the president comes out, gives him a big bear hug and leads him off the stage and clinton comes back to hug more people and shake more hands. couldn't do enough. doing the bite of the lip and thumbs up and waving. great night for him. it didn't hurt president obama. it helped him. it was worth handing over the stage to this guy for the night. >> handed it over for a lot longer than they expected. they gave 28 minutes, went 48 minutes. apparently they took out for time. let me play more.
he made a passionate argument, i think, that no one else could have turned this economy completely around. listen. >> 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 the damage that he found in just four years. >> molly, kind of harkens back to that question that the republicans had been pounding going into this, are you better off now than you were four years ago. did he answer that? >> he did and it was a complicated answer. it was a nuance answer. this is something only bill clinton can pull off is to defy that political maxim that when you're explaining you're lotion. this was explaining. he was going into really
complicated arguments, throwing out facts and figures and with a real face that through the power of his personality and his willingness to grab you by the lapels and force you to listen to all of this information he could convince you. he was speaking into that camera, talking to those swing voters in their living rooms saying listen i'm not going to shut up until i have convinced you of the case i'm trying to make. >> it's like he watched the republican national convention, took notes, was determined to answer each point. let me play a series of clips. >> you need to know here's what happened. the auto industry restructuring worked. that brings me to health care. let's talk about the debt. on health care debt reduction and new jobs, the claim that president obama weakened welfare reforms work requirement is just not true. >> i heard some republicans say that if you ended things right now, i mean with that speech,
barack obama wins. mark halperin argued if clinton takes the show on the road democrats win. david axelrod says clinton will campaign in some swing states. >> this guy has a favorable rating of 69% compared to 47% for the president. his luster can wear off. clinton is seen as a marvel on the economy and obama is not. if he can lend some of that, that's what he did last night. the speech itself became a clintonian laundry list. just the idea of having this guy out there vouching for obama is going to give him some more bona fide on the economy. >> the overwhelming sense, congressman, congratulations even among republicans is that it has been amazing, but there was this moment yesterday, let
me play it. >> all those delegates in favor say aye. all those delegates opposed say no. and in the opinion of the chair, two-thirds have voted in the affirmative, the motion is adopted and the platform has been amended as shown on the screen. >> and for those who didn't see it he had to ask the question three times before many people might argue coming to the conclusion that was not in keeping with the shouts of the people in that crowd. what happened with the platform? why take jerusalem as the capital out, any mention of god, forcing the president to say put it back in? >> well, i don't know all the events leading up to this. at the end of the day it reflected the views of president obama. after all he's the candidate up against mitt romney and unlike the republican platform where you had mitt romney taking issue with some of the pieces of it,
president obama wanted to make sure he could embrace it. so as you said, look the big story last night is that president clinton set the table for president obama today. he talked about the fact that president obama's plan for the future is a 21st century version of what clinton did for the economy, invest in the middle class, reduce our deficit, create millions of jobs and balancing the budget. that's what we need going forward and clinton made it clear that all the republicans are proposing is a u-turn back to policies that crashed the economy. >> thought one of the great lines last night was when he was talking about all the reasons why you should elect barack obama and he said, after that speech last night he was smart enough to marry michelle obama which of course got a big roar from the crowd. quite a few speeches were great. but money and the ads it buys speaks to a wider audience and you guys are losing the money race. how worried are you
>> this is a big issue because, again, one of the reasons president clinton's speech went so long he did have to rebut all the misinformation that came out of the republican convention from romney and ryan and they are putting out that same information across the country with all the money they've got. so, first of all, it's important that we fight back and it's good president clinton will go to some of these battleground states. it's important that everybody who is focusing on this selection is millions of americans that are doing now understand it's important for them to get organized and activated so we can get the message out. >> a lot of people have suggested is that beyond these speeches are the debates. smack in the middle of preps. how important are they? >> the debates will be very important. that's when you get to see the candidates, one on one, hashing out these issues and that's when all the misinformation that the republicans are putting out is going to come home to roost,
especially when it comes to medicare, they trying to throw up all this dust to hide from the american people exactly what the consequences of their plan is for seniors on medicare not just ten years from now but immediately. but in terms of laying out the important choices between obama's vision of trying to make sure every american can live the american dream and the romney/ryan approach of saying well if you already got a head start in life we're for you but for the rest of you we're not going to invest in the middle class we'll give folks like romney another tax break and trickle down. >> president clinton said a lot of those kinds of things last night. he delivered, it seems to me, a very centrist message to a progressive crowd and they loved it. when you're looking out to those undecided voters is there a lesson to the democrats and romney kpaun? >> one of the important points that president clinton made is that barack obama is willing to make the tough decisions and compromise for the good of the
country. but he's come up against a tea party congress that's determined to say no at every turn. they haven't even voted on the jobs plan that the president submitted one year ago today and president clinton reminded the american people of the comment by the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell more than two years ago his priority was not the economy, not jobs but to defeat the president. >> thank you very much, congressman chris van hollen. speaking of moving to the middle i want to play something else from bill clinton last night. >> though i often disagree with republicans, i actually never learned to hate them the way the far right now controls their party seems to hate our president and a lot of other democrats. unfortunately, the faction now dominants the republican party and they don't see it that way. >> dana, he practically put on
the master class on being a centrist deal maker. how important was that to the tv audience, to those key voters out there who are undecided in the middle? >> you know, what's important, paul ryan and mitt romney have been out there saying remember the good old days of bill clinton and the centrism. then in contrast to this current president. that invited clinton to come here and defeat that argument. the welfare one was particularly important because so after all the guy who signed the bill. now some of his explanations were a bit self-serving about the glory days of the 1990s but still served to refute that message that the republicans had invited. >> most of the people in the tv audience tuned in to see bill clinton if they tuned in, but there was a whole lot of speeches leading up to it that were hardly centrist. they went after mitt romney, they went after the republican
party. is this a party divided too? it's what they say about the republicans, but is this a party that's in many ways split? >> i don't think you see exactly the same kinds of divisions. it was certainly -- sort of a tepid night leading up to bill clinton's speech. there wasn't a lot of excitement on the floor. you didn't have a lot of other speeches that really riled people up and you did as you mention have that division over the platform which was a very unattractive spectacle for the democrats. you see different divisions. in general democrats appear to be more united around obama. the enthusiasm is much more specifically about the candidate. the republicans are very enthusiastic and if you look at the polls the republicans are much more excitement about the election but what excitement is to defeat obama. the excitement really wasn't for mitt romney. >> great talking to both of you. social media was on fire thanks
to remarks like this from president clinton. >> you ought to get one thing, takes some brass for attacking a guy for doing what you did. >> that was an ad lib. trending big time on twitter mentions bill clinton topped 22,000 tweets a minute by the end of the speech. not as much as michelle obama, but well above mitt romney. tweets about the dnc have reached 5.5 million and there's still of course one more day to go. the rnc so you 4 million total. reaction has been strong on our facebook page as well. make sure you log in. for behind the scene photos at the convention. [ male announcer ] did you know, all those screens are sucking moisture from your eyes, causing irritation and dryness. really? [ male announcer ] revive your eyes with visine®. only visine® has hydroblend to soothe, restore and protect eyes for up to 10 hours of comfort. aaaahhh...
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as the president gets ready for his big night tonight toed indicate vo -- to educate voters on his record. >> the president has made schools a top priority. >> president obama believes in a country where we invest in education. in roads and science and the future so we can create new opportunities. >> he understands that creating the jobs of the future is about making education and especially math and science a top priority. >> joining me is arne duncan. president obama even before he became president has talked about education as the road to economic recovery, economic opportunity but here's where we stan in the world right now and
you know these numbers better than do i. 25th in math, 17th in science, 14th in reading. after a stimulus infusion of about $100 billion for education, why are we still behind? >> we have a lot of hard work ahead of us but we've made real progress. one of the thing we were able to do with recovery money is save the jobs of educators across the country. that was a huge step in the right direction. but we have to continue the invest at every level, in early childhood education, k through 12 reform, making college more accessible and affordable. we took $40 billion that were going to banks, stop subsidizing banks, put all that money into pell grants and this year we have almost 10 million young people with access to higher education because of the president's leadership. >> the u.s. ranks 23rd in the world for the number of young workers with college degrees in
math and science and even president clinton pointed out last night the percentage of young people with four year college degrees has gone down so much the u.s. is now 16th in the world. republicans say this is a president who has talked a good game but hasn't produced. what would you say back? >> quite the opposite. we've made real progress. high school graduation rays are up. dropout rates are down. we have a long way to go. we have to continue to invest. some differences between what president obama believes and what his opponents believe. they basically want to cut education. they look at it like an expense. we look at it as an absolute investment, the best investment we can make in young people, in their families and local communities and in the country. we have to educate our way to a better economy. >> let me ask you about one particular contentious or i should say hotly debated issue that does separate the democrats and republicans. a central piece of mitt romney's education platform involves
pushing controls back down the local level whenever possible giving parents more choice they want to expand vouchers for low-income students and pointed to a recent study of a florida school program offering private school vouch towers low-income families where test scores at public schools faced with that competition went up. what about that? >> we want to make every single public school in this country a school of choice. the reality of it is for the past 100 years, next 100 years, 90%, 95% of american children are going to public schools. we want to make every single public school a great school. we want to don't invest. we want to don't drive reform. the bool is not to move students out of the system, the goal is to make great neighborhood schools, schools of choice for young students and their family. >> what's the number one concern and how do yaddress it. >> depends on what level.
there's huge concern about no child left behind which is a fundamentally broken law on the k-12 side. we hope congress will fix it. congress didn't act. we provide flexibility, provided waivers to states to move away from that law. that doesn't make sense. the other huge concern i hear is about the cost of college. college becoming increasingly unaffordable for the middle class. we have to continue the invest. that's where the investment in pell grants was so important. the president fought so hard and won to keep interest rates from going up but we have to challenge states to invest and we have to continue to challenge universities to keep their tuition down. >> are people going to vote on this? i know they are talking about it. i don't know anybody who is not concerned about education or who would argue with the president's argument which is that a stronger education system is an economic imperative. but do people vote on this issue? >> i think it's hugely
important. all of us have children. we have grand children. we of nieces and nephews. we have to educate our way to a better economy. we're in a global competition. if countries are out educating us today they will out compete us tomorrow. we have to don't invest. the other side our opponents they want to cut. we simply don't think that makes sense. we think that's cutting off your nose to spite your face. we don't need a less educated workforce or less educated america. people will vote on this issue absolutely. >> arne duncan, i know you always have a very busy schedule. thank you for taking the time to talk to us. there's been news reports about our own veteran news man tom brokaw. we want to let you know the latest. nbc news issued this statement. on the set of "morning joe" this morning tom brokaw felt light headed out of an abundance of caution he was taken to a hospital. he's being evaluated and is in good spirits.
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when everything is gone, you continue to hope. as long as the god of abraham, isaac and jacob sits on the throne of grace, mr. president, hope on. hope on. hope on. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. >> there is she is, gaby douglas reciting the pledge at the dnc first african-american all round medalist said she wasn't nervous. maybe we'll see her with the first lady in a let's move gymnasts campaign. i know she met michelle obama recently. another gaby in town. former congressman gabrielle giffords. not clear if we'll see her on stage during tonight's program. if you read one thing, tonight's musical guest at the dnc. mary j.blige, earth, wind and
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it is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine. >> he calls it obama care. i like the name. i do care. i don't know exactly what the other side is proposing. i guess you could call it romney doesn't care. don't vote. vote. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> those are some of the memorable moments on the road for president obama. tonight his big convention speech. he'll have a couple of tough acts to follow, former president bill clinton who had a barn burning stem winder and worked the crowd into a frenzy last night. what does president obama need to say to help seal the deal with the small percentage of
undecided. our experts are back. good to see both you. james, let me start with you. last night we saw president clinton delivering a point by point take down of the romney/ryan ticket the night before the house absolutely went wild and i think a lot of the tv audience did as well for michelle obama. how high is the bar tonight for barack obama? >> i think, to my mind it's a mistake to think of this as some kind of a challenge. the sign of confidence in the speaker is he can ride on the accomplishments of his earlier acts. great to have bill clinton give a wonderful speech but he's giving it for barack obama. he should act entirely at ease about that and recognize the two big speeches two previous nights set things up. michelle obama talked about him as a person in way he doesn't have to do himself. bill clinton delivered the critique of the republicans in a way that takes the burden off the president. what he can do now is show he's
confident, ready, has something in mind to do for the next four years. >> here's what david axelrod said about what we should dmooikt. >> you're going to hear the president talk about where we need to go and the things we need to do. the big case president clinton made last night there are things we need to do together to move this country along and create greater opportunity, to shore up the middle class. >> from your perspective, jonathan, what does the president need to do tonight? >> i think if you're looking for a model for what the speech might look like you might look to ronald reagan's convention speech in 1984. president reagan set up the election as a contest between two very different visions for america. one that would take america back to where it was four years earlier, one that would take it forward where president reagan was taking it. in recent months you've seen president obama setting up a very similar argument. the challenge is that while he can point out how fearful
americans were four years ago, can he give them a reason to feel hopeful about the next four years and that's where it would be very helpful to say something new, something different that americans have not heard yet but, of course, at this stage in the presidency it becomes very difficult to say something new because americans already know president obama so well and already have such well formed opinions about him. >> one of the things, james, about ronald reagan there were so many memorable lines he had in his speeches over the years and he delivered them so well. when you sit down to write a speech like this of this importance and when this big of an audience at this point in the campaign do you say this is the killer line, this is what people will remember, this is what the morning shows will play tomorrow, or do you look at the big picture and hope one of them clicks. where you go when crafting a speech like this? >> it's a combination of those things and when you're writing a speech you do have a very clear
sense what is meant. the applause lines. it's interesting president obama's strengths as a speaker are usually in the long form as opposed to a sound bite. his speech about race was a powerful one but very few people can remember an actual line from it. the main line you can remember from his 2004 democratic convention speech that propelled him to national attention was not red states or blue states but the united states of america and he didn't even say those words in just that form. that's what we remember. for the president it's a matter of making the case, especially on the point of hope. maybe the most valuable thing that bill clinton did for him last night was saying hey we got this far. things are still tough but we're on the verge of programs that will pay off this coming four years, believe me president clinton said. that's the baton that president obama can pick up and carry. >> jonathan, beyond those little phrases that can be so important and that people can talk about or can remember, there's a
bigger feeling that people do tend to take away from speeches at least if they sit and watch the whole thing and one of the criticisms of mitt romney's speech it was short on specifics. the president has said himself that he intends to tell the american people much more specifically what he intends to do. does he need to do that and if so how much perspectivity? -- specificity? >> the most common criticism after any political speech it should have been more specific. no one will say that about president clinton's speech last night. but in general is this a convention speech not a state of the union. it's a mistake for president obama to go through line by line saying what policies he would spell out. i would try to go for something more inspiring, something that's going to gesture back towards what americans liked about president obama so much in 2008. try to recapture some of the excitement. one possibility for an ending to the speech, for example, would be to point towards an anniversary that we're approaching in this country
which is the 150th anniversary of the preliminary emancipation proclamation and it's an example of a courageous presidential decision and i think as president obama stands up there as the first african-american president accepting a renomination bid in a former state of the confederacy, still a formidable story obama has to tell and a story americans are interested in hearing and believing it. >> jonathan, interesting stuff. james, always great to have you on the program as well. thank you, gentlemen. one of the president's biggest allies has been labor. they are setting sights beyond charlotte, plenty to mobilize key battleground states. good to see you again. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >> you were quoted saying let's clean some butt up in november.
i had to clean that up. how do you plan to help the president do that? >> we need boots on the ground. we can't compete with the money that the republicans and super p.a.c.s are putting into this race but we can compete with a grassroots effort. we'll have 80,000 people on the ground, knocking on doors and making phone calls. passing out leaflets. afl-cio and other unions will have 400,000 people on the ground. knocking on doors in every community, union and non-union alike. we'll educate, mobilize and organizing like never before. >> do you think this convention has been helpful. your union alone has a couple of hundred delegates who are there in charlotte, and you know there's a lot of concern going in about enthusiasm, that people were disappointed in the hope and change and we've heard some of the speakers say president clinton specifically said last night telling people to go home, tell your friends, get them
excited. is that what has to happen here? >> well, we understand this, that there is such a difference between what both parties are talking about. the programs that president obama is pushing. he's pushing for worker's reits. he's pushing for voting rights. he's pushing for health care. he's supporting medicare, medicaid, student loans. he's trying to build up the middle class not tear it down. there's a clear distinction between what the democrats are talking about, what his programs are and what the republicans talked about last week. the republicans want to take this country backwards. we have to continue to move it forward. >> not all union members are happy with president obama, or the dnc holding the convention in a non-union state, some may stay home, some unions think he hurt their members with decisions to block a portion of the keystone pipeline and impose new regulation on the coal industry. how would you describe the current relationship between labor and this white house and can you still be a force to be reckoned with in this election?
>> i think it's a very solid relationship. we're a family. we're going to have disagreement, sometimes among family members. but we understand the importance of this election. if you listen to that rnc convention last week you heard them talk about destroying the middle class. attacking worker's reits. taking away collective bargaining from public and private-sector workers, reducing the amount of benefits and wages that we have fought for for so many years. union workers understand that. 99% of folks in this country playing by the rules, putting bread on table, sending kids to school, they understand that the way you rebuild the middle class, the way you rebuild this economy is not to give more power and wealth to the 1% in this country, it's not to trickle down economics because that's never worked. didn't work in the past not working down. the way you rebuild it is have good health care, worker's rights, strong middle class and rebuild this economy. >> lee saunders, good to see you
again. thanks for coming on the program. >> also making news this morning a federal judge has upheld the most controversial matter of arizona's immigration law. police will be required to ask anyone they stop about their residency status if they are suspected of being in the country illegally. supreme court upheld that provisions but civil rights groups asked the judge to block it. centers for disease control and prevention says 2012 is the worst year for the west nile virus. the numbers are expected to get worse. the number of cases jumped 25% in just a week with almost 2,000 infections and 87 deaths now nationwide. west nile has been found in 48 states this year. in what's moving your money, eva longoria is opening up a steakhouse for women in las vegas. it will offer smaller plates and portions and include a catwalk
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senator jean shaheen. good morning. the rnc was full of women speakers, condoleezza rice, governor martinez, ann romney. recent abc poll showed mitt romney gained some among women and he certainly strongly shored up his republican female base with a focus on economic issues. how do the democrats fight back? >> well, i think women are very important in this election. i believe it's the women who are going to determine the outcome of this race. and i think if we look at where mitt romney and paul ryan stand on issues that are important to women, everything from equal pay for equal work to whether we're going to control our own health care decisions and look at where president obama stands on those issues, there's a very clear choice and i believe women don't want to go back in this country. i think we understand that our economic future and prosperity lies with president obama. >> if you watched the first two
days of this convention, you see the democrats have been focussing a lot on social issues. let me play you a couple of clips. >> it's an america in which no one can charge us more than men for the exact same health insurance. in which no one can deny us affordable access to the cancer screenings that could save our lives. >> united states conference of catholic bishops stated that the ryan budget failed a basic moral test, because it would harm families living in poverty. >> there have been more than a few analysts who have suggested that the democrats needed to move more to the economic issues, need to start talking less about some of the social issues that has dominated the early part of this campaign if they are going win those suburban women voters for whom perhaps planned parenthood is not as important as whether or not their husband or they or
their children can have and keep a job. would you agree with that analysis? >> listen, those clips that you just played are all about economic issues. if women are charged more for health insurance, then that's an economic issue. if women have to pay for our preventative screenings for cancer, mammograms, that's an economic issue. contraceptive coverage is $600 to $700 a year. that's an economic issue for women. in new hampshire planned parenthood provides the only health care that thousands of women in new hampshire get. that's an economic issue and it's about whether women are going to have equal access not just to health care but whether we're going to have equal access to pay and the ability to make the same kind of decisions and have the same economic outcomes for those decisions.
>> senator jean shaheen, i know you were up late last night. thank you so much for coming on with us this morning. >> great to be with you. >> today's tweet of the day comes from rashida jones. i wish i could just be cool on the outside and burn on the inside. #dnc #clintonsastud. i didn't see that #before. ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out!
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one of the most poignant moments last night came from the daughter of ann richards who is now president of planned parenthood of america. she talked about health care and women's reits and then brought up her mom. >> 24 years ago, my mother, ann richards spoke to this convention. >> well the cheering went on for another 45 seconds before
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