The Complete Sen. Rubio Interview
Bret Baier interviews potential VP candidate
- Duration 34:20
- Date Apr 30, 2012
Bret Baier interviews potential VP candidate
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There's actually time thank you.
What do you think is the most pressing.
Issues this election coming up.
Well I mean the immediate issue courses the general direction of the country and two very different views about what direction -- ago both economically and on foreign relations.
On the economic front I think we have a president that's.
Hasn't on healthy.
Confidence in the ability of the government to grow our economy you know certainly our government's important.
And our government -- conditions for economic growth there are things government should do and it's that.
Invest in infrastructure.
Obviously at the state level public education.
But really what we need most from government is to create an environment that encourages people to go out and start businesses and grow their existing business.
And you do that through -- regulatory framework and a tax code people understand in this predictable.
And they can comply with.
And obviously you know you need to have regulations you want your -- to -- cleaning and water to be safe.
But -- these things get too onerous it becomes impossible for there to be entrepreneurship so well -- remind people is that.
Big businesses and billionaires may not like the government but they can afford to deal with the government they can hire the best accountants in the best lawyers in the world to navigate that stuff.
The people who can't do it -- the people that are trying to make it so you're worker somewhere and you wanna gonna open up your own business.
But it requires you don't jump through all sorts of hoops and hurdles from the regulatory standpoint.
You just -- won't be able to do it and so I think we've lost some of that and -- especially under this president.
In contrast I think Mitt Romney because of his record in the public sector because he understands entrepreneurship.
Will definitely be able to pursue policies that are more conducive.
To that sort of economic growth and that's the only we're gonna get explosive growth in our economy which is what we need.
What do you think Mitt Romney's biggest vulnerabilities.
I don't have analyzed vulnerabilities.
I would say that and I think he's prepared for this you have a president who cannot run on his record I mean there's no way you can.
-- clearly this president took over a country that about economy.
-- sworn in January 2009 and since then by every measure economy has gotten worse.
And -- he tries to make excuses for -- he really hasn't his party controlled the congress to it was four years in office they gave him everything he asked for.
And yet things have continued to get worse unemployment is higher the debt grew by five trillion dollars under his watch.
-- that are so.
All these factors are -- can't run on his record he can can this president run on Ronald Reagan's question 1984 are you better off today and you were four years ago he can't run -- map.
They're gonna have to run about everything else.
And what they're going to do is they are going to I think -- one of the dirty campaigns you've ever seen in American history we're literally they're gonna try to make it about anything.
But the president's record I think that Ron has to be prepared for that and I think he has and but but but it won't be pleasant Sunday night and he's cognizant.
When things talked about analyzing state by state were early in this process.
Is that Mitt Romney had some vulnerability and the Latino community.
With Hispanics if you look at polls.
If you look at what he's ahead in the primary.
How do you sense that at this point and where do you think it needs to become -- well first of I think sometimes.
People who observe American politics make the mistake of saying Latinos Hispanics as a -- there is diversity and his.
Hispanic vote across this country the diversity is based on things like when you came here you know what country -- where you came from how long have you lived.
-- where do you live.
So for example Cuban -- to come to Miami are generally Republican but the ones -- go to New Jersey are generally Democrats.
They agree on the embargo they agree on Cuba policy and they disagree on a bunch of other things so there's diversity.
-- that the first thing I would say there is something that unites Hispanic community however.
And that's this burning desire for economic empowerment which which I would say is.
Ballot desire to accomplish their own dreams come to this country -- your parents brought you here and you want to be able to do things and get ahead.
But you desperately want your kids to be able to do all the things you couldn't and that's your -- for the idea that I want my kids to have every opportunity that I didn't have.
So the question is.
Which one of these two gentlemen that are running has the best idea for them I think it's going to be and Romney at the end of the day it's going to be pretty clear that the American free enterprise system.
Is the only economic system the world that accomplishes that and now it's down to two guys now it's a two person race where the choices Mitt Romney or Barack Obama.
They would have a better time making that argument pointing out the differences and economics between the candidates.
And specifically how the president a president Obama's economic policies.
It's undermining the American free enterprise -- is there a difference and within the Latino community.
And fought in.
What they care about between Cuban Americans in Miami and Mexican Americans out west and is there.
Is there you say there's a different it's not one voting block but is there a difference.
Yeah well I think first of I think all Americans in general desire economic empowerment and to get -- brought what I think it's even more of a burning desire as much as anywhere else among Hispanics.
Is because all first generation and second generation folks are really motivated by that I mean after all why do you come here for the most part why -- people come here from somewhere else.
It's usually because they couldn't be who they wanted to be somewhere else so they come to the United States to accomplish that.
And in the process they desperately want to give their kids every chance.
And every opportunity that they didn't have I mean that's been my personal experience.
And that's been experience -- all my neighbors and my wife's family's from Columbia I think that first -- and lived around on my life.
And I think that's what they have in common there's no doubt about now there are some regional differences and look there people that are Democrats -- -- Hispanics are Democrats and they're Democrat from multiple issues.
And there are folks that's percent surprise that.
No I mean I don't let part of it is the geography so let the community it's in New York you know where one all -- elected officials in some areas -- Democrats elected to be a Democrat.
As well -- -- -- -- obviously there there are folks that made up their mind about what party they wanna be.
But I think there's a growing number.
Hispanic Americans that are very open minded about which party they're gonna vote for and they decide that an election by election basis I think that's especially true in a state like Florida.
Where you are increasingly finding voters that well -- -- vote for George W.
Bush in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008 and voted for me in 2010 and now we have to earn their vote in 2012.
Your personal story you tell on the trail a lot you did your election.
I assume you will do when your campaign for others.
And it's a story that you -- is the ultimate American success -- Well what I -- about my parents as -- didn't accomplish any of the things that people traditionally the market success they want wealthy.
You know they didn't have a yacht and affect my parents couldn't save enough money to pay for college.
But you know I consider my parents to be extraordinarily successful for three reasons number one of -- provide -- safe.
Stable loving -- encourage their children to dream to aspire.
Number two is they gave their children opportunities that they themselves -- And number three there were supportive of us long after maybe -- most people would have wanted retired on the rest of their lives in my mind that -- -- sentence.
Because you know with law school and -- -- -- but.
All for their children college educated and just the generation before my parents -- there a different kind of -- so again I think that's a tribute to them no doubt about it.
But I think it's an even greater tribute to America because as one of the few societies all human history -- story like that wouldn't be.
You've said Republicans need to work.
On their messaging especially but also on policy and you have bill that's coming up kind of the DREAM Act to if you will.
Can Republicans passed that can you get the Republican Party on board well first we have to understand what we're trying to do and that is we are very compelling story of young people in this country we have done everything we've asked them.
And in terms of their lives and got good grades -- graduate school.
But they're here without documentation and isn't their fault they didn't make them so the question is how we handle what we do with a -- Victorian for example.
Who's graduated the top of their class and wants to contribute to America's future came here are three or four years old.
It's literally the only country -- ever -- it doesn't feel right most people to deport about -- toward him that question as -- how do we confront.
And up to now the only solution has been the DREAM Act but the DREAM Act a serious flaws and it doesn't have political support because of those serious flaws.
So the question I approach that's okay is there a way to deal with this issue of these young people.
And it's very compelling predicament.
The illegal immigration problem or encouraging -- in the future.
An -- -- and that's what we're trying to get involved and doing and I believe there is a way to do that now the politics keep that from happening in an election year.
I think if they do it's likely gonna come from the Democrats because in my short time dealing with this issue.
What I have found is that there are a lot of people on the Democratic Party not all I mean there are some that I think are very.
Serious about trying to solve the problem but there are some were counting on this -- a political issue -- don't solve this problem they need they need this for elections and I think it's illustrative.
That this president and his party controlled the congress for the first two years and he was president he did absolutely nothing on these issues during those first of yours might put out.
I think one of the reasons why it's because they say these issues for election time.
To use it to try to win Hispanic -- and it's wrong it's wrong to play with people's hopes and dreams it's wrong to make unrealistic promises to the Hispanic community.
I hope we can find a bipartisan way to deal with this very compelling story.
Of these kids and give these kids a chance to the existing legal immigration system.
To -- right -- their parents did wrong we have some convincing to do.
I mean Mitt Romney is for the military aspect of that bill but has said he was not for including those who go to college so.
Even on the standard bearer of the likely amber of the party.
You would have some convention and we haven't we -- have a bill yet right what we have -- -- constant I think when you're running for president of the United States it's only responsible to wait until somebody tells throughout -- before you take.
If firm -- -- yes it's a good -- but but but you know that's how public policies and and by the way I also have some input to take and not just those of my colleagues in the Republican Party and we're reaching out to people will be affected by this on all sides of the issue not just.
You know obviously the kids it would be helped by it but the communities that they -- we will we don't wanna do what we do look these kids do not have a legal right to be in the states.
Their claim is not on our laws and their claim.
Is on our conscience as a nation of compassion.
And so as a compassionate nation we are willing to consider how to accommodate them.
But we have to do it responsibly we can't do it in a way that makes illegal immigration that rewards -- makes it -- -- in the future so in short no path to citizenship get back of the line like everybody else but.
If you serve in the military or you go to college for four years.
You can have legal status in the countries -- short form way to say it but not totally I mean what we're talking -- existing legal immigration system and that means number one and non immigrant -- so they can stay here go to school work.
And at some point in the future they would have the same opportunities as any holder of -- non immigrant visa which is if you decide you want to -- your permanently.
You can apply for that but you have to do it through the regular process not through a special process that anyone was there ahead of you.
Is gonna you're gonna be waiting behind them.
You'll get to wait living here as long as you have your non immigrant visa but you're gonna have to -- the difference between my -- on the DREAM Act -- the DREAM Act creates a special category.
To get your residency and I think that would be counterproductive.
So that's what we're working on again the details what people -- for the take a firm position and I and I hope people give -- a chance to that the good faith -- -- To deal -- I think it's a compelling issue.
But we have to do it responsibly.
What's the biggest foreign policy.
Challenge facing at the macro level it's about the role in this nation and one -- And as a book out which I think it's one of those books written recently on the world America but Robert K excellent and won it in the -- reminds us.
That while the world is not perfect it is freer and more prosperous than it's ever been largely through American power American influence.
And I were reluctant superpower we forget American ever really wanted to go abroad and help people.
What to do -- for -- different.
We we -- global issues.
And global issues of the 21 century can't be solved by one nation -- not not not because America is smaller because these problems have gotten bigger.
These issues can only be confronted through global coalitions but these coalitions have to be -- and only America can lead.
Only America can put together the kind of international coalitions that takes.
To confront everything from human trafficking.
To the issues revolving Iran and Syria -- an example of Syria the friends of Syria as a collection -- a bunch of countries on the gulf states about eighty countries are part of the friends Syria.
And yet they can't get their act together because in the absence of American leadership.
There's no catalyst to put a group together to confront them.
Very important to you sir do you think that the US should -- -- the way and some pressure interactions and well again military options of the last options on the table always have to be.
And so I think there are other options in the meantime and by the way the Syrian people are asking Americans to send troops to the ground there just asking for some help.
And being able to defend themselves and for that there there there democratic aspirations so I think there's all sorts of things that can be done whether it's the creation of the safe haven -- and Mercury and on the Syrian side.
Of the border providing communications equipment potentially providing.
Warfare equipment not to the United States but there's some of our allies.
And as part of the friends a serious there's all sorts of options on the table but none of those things are gonna happen.
If there isn't -- American leadership the American.
Leadership taking a leading role and bringing together this kind of coalition that would take them -- -- -- -- the Obama campaign is clearly -- Knowing that they're going on in part on foreign policy and the killing themselves laden.
The drone strikes along the Afghan Pakistan border.
Libya and they killing and Qaddafi and and the situation there.
-- do you think this president is.
Not doing their job foreign policy well look I always try to keep foreign policy nonpartisan by enlarge it gives our country stronger hand in dealing all over the world when -- trying to define the issues -- policy where there are differ.
France's opinion we should site.
For example you cite the case of Libya at the Libyan situation turned out well it could -- a lot -- And a lot more productively had the United States gotten engaged.
Effectively from the very beginning we are involved heavily for the first 72 hours and then we disengaged.
And allowed NATO there is -- -- really without the United States but we -- France and Britain and others particularly and they simply don't have the equipment they have they have the will.
But they don't have the means a finishing that job quickly and as a result that.
That conflict was -- it lasted longer than needed that last.
So I visited Libya and we saw the impacts of that right infrastructures destroyed.
It allowed these militias to gain power and I got to convince these militias to give up their weapons to some sort of central government now it was never going to be easy and Libya.
But of that conflict would have been shorter in duration it would have been a lot quicker a lot better transition.
Instead the US handed it off to allies to take the lead but didn't have the capability to finish the -- quickly as we could have.
So ultimately I'm happy the way things from them Libya I'm happy -- the president and his country led the way but I wish -- would have done it sooner and more decisive.
So that's one example of what would disagree.
On foreign policy.
I wish you were more engaged in the Western Hemisphere and I agree to some of the positions at that summit.
A week ago in Colombia I got to go there and -- told him that personally but I wish his administration was more engaged.
Previously -- that and defending for example democracy in Nicaragua.
Where they stolen election six months ago.
You know and places like.
Venezuela where we're democracy in the institutions of democracy under attack after all democracy it's not just elections got to govern like a Democrat.
After you get elected so there are differences of opinion.
But I think we're ever even on the even in a campaign you like this.
Whenever we can keep foreign policy bipartisan -- -- America.
Stronger and I've heard your answer.
Or lack thereof.
About the possibility of being vice presidential nominee.
And so on -- when asked as I've heard.
There are a lot of people out there who would like to -- -- it.
Some have concerns about your past.
That you talked about on your campaign.
But I just want to go through a couple.
One is this credit card.
When you're former speaker of the speaker of the Florida house -- be charged personal expenses on this party issued credit card.
What happened with that and and is it totally was.
Well -- -- -- is and bit and it was totally resolved years ago but but let me let me -- -- very valid question first of all I've -- -- that if I had to do it again -- wouldn't do it that way.
What I had was not a credit card it was an American Express cards charge cards basically -- things on the card and at the end of the month.
You have to pay it off completely.
At the end of every month it would get those statements we would see what was on their that was partly related in the party -- -- It wasn't party related I would paid directly to American Express it wasn't like -- reimbursed party.
I paid directly to American Express at the time.
Now obviously in hindsight it looks bad right now who are using the party credit card at all.
Well some of these expenses were because they probably had the number you know the credit card number and they build to that part.
Instead of the other card sometimes it was just -- statement literally just reached for the wrong card.
The point is that if I had to do it going to be a lot more careful and I -- because in politics perception is often reality but it's important people understand I did not bill.
Personal expenses for the Republican Party of Florida the Republican Party of Florida never -- my personal expense never.
I paid them directly to American Express.
In the month that I would get those statements but look about you address this in the campaign oh sure you -- -- -- been elected and I hadn't I mean we did repeatedly.
And I answered questions like now that it's a valid question and and you know it was a mistake I mean and I had to do it over again I'd do it very differently and I think in life.
You live and you learn but again let's be very clear I mean we're talking about at the time it wasn't like somebody found out about this and I went back and -- it.
I mean these charges were wrong there if they didn't belong on -- -- paid directly -- American Express and -- -- -- you know I shouldn't -- -- it that -- it was.
It -- lesson learned.
Another thing that.
People raise concerns about.
What is your relationship with represented there he's a friend I mean as a friend I've known on a personal level.
Even before I was elected -- was elected to office so look I know is going through a tough time and we've all read the press reports and none of us like to see that about anybody much less a friend and he's gonna have to deal with a -- as a congressman.
He has a campaign -- have to deal with these issues however they turn out for him and wish -- the -- because he's a friend.
But I guess it's because I'm new to Washington but I've never felt that -- maybe it's acceptable here it -- for me to turn your back on friends when going through a difficult time no matter.
You know what they may have done not done you know on and so.
In his case he's a friend and I'm getting the benefit of the doubt my understanding is confronting some issues he'll have to deal goes about McNamee -- turn my back -- friend because.
They got some bad newspaper articles I mean maybe that's acceptable on Washington but but but you know it's not the way I want.
Money IRS and the FBI so I have to ask the tough times and -- Raising money for.
You know again reservoir is a friend he's -- he's asked me to attend a fund raiser and -- help -- ultimately he's got accountable to the voters of his district.
He's accountable to the people -- his district to elect who elected him and are gonna have to reelect them.
And I've read the same media reports Q and -- have some tough questions to answer and -- have to answer them of who wants to be reelected.
But but I just.
Look maybe that's the way things work from Washington I just I don't feel like he should turn your back -- -- because they're going through difficult.
Last thing on this you you bought a house again.
And the details of all of that and threatening about foreclosures by the bank.
What what's the real story.
Well we did we were in the legislature together and with a part time legislature and so we decided to buy a house together and had you know three rooms one for and one from me for my kids and -- -- -- -- -- -- And I turned out the legislature left Tallahassee and he remained there and so what happened was in the two years that I wasn't there to specifically in the last few months.
Of his second term there was a disagreement with the bank about how much the monthly payments were.
And -- -- about confusing the bank turned it over to one of these law firms in Florida that specialized in quick foreclosure proceedings and before we can.
Figure it all out with them they filed -- paperwork obviously you know that was good news -- -- running for the US senate.
-- quickly address that we've never had a problem since I personally handle that now.
The houses rent it out.
We have a -- there and so forth so yeah I mean you know.
Lesson learned about that -- but there wasn't a foreclosure and -- but the but the bank.
As part of that disagreement pretty -- the government and and we had to address the pretty quickly as a result you were not.
Not making payments -- -- it was a disagreement over the amount per month and so to them that's not those monthly payments and and it's all kinds of other things that happens result you know once you once your payments aren't the same as you agreement and move on those things but.
-- that all got worked out as soon as we found out about it certainly since I found out about it we addressed it.
And we moved -- so and that we are not a problem since and I've been -- that person.
I guess by that.
You know I've asked these these few questions and they have come up with a number of analysts have looked at.
At your career and said this could be a red flag for those people.
What do you say.
Well again I'm in awe of them have explanations and I think they're good explanations on the credit card when I told you there wasn't anything built the Republican Party if the charge card at the end of the month that was my money -- paid for these charges.
Now the parties so I understand that the question of why was the card isn't about there's an explanation to some of them were from a travel agent a couple of more -- a mistake.
As far as the foreclosure issue is concerned -- -- we addressed citizens I found out about it as soon as I knew about it I addressed it.
Immediately we haven't had a problem.
Sense and -- -- -- relationship with a -- he's a friend and I are gonna stick -- yeah I mean he's a friend you know obviously he's got some issues that have been reported in the press and he's going to be accountable to the voters in -- district he knows me understands that.
That he'll have some questions to answer in an upcoming campaign.
But the -- mass medium and what my relationship with -- the turn.
My back on friend.
Because they're going through a tough time.
Just don't have the right -- I'm happy enough.
-- for kids just.
And a beautiful wife Cashmere.
Long story -- a good one -- better in Miami I was a student at university floors senior high school.
She was eighteen.
And that's had -- religion and and so I.
We met through mutual -- when -- college roommates.
How to -- from back in Miami it was her best -- -- -- -- back and you know we did pretty consistently.
Since that time of course I came back to Miami -- -- and we got me here.
Some very fortunate.
For young kids -- you -- get older and more expensive.
You teach a class we -- we went along side at Florida International University.
You get a lot of satisfaction that I do I love interacting with students what I really like about teaching at Florida International University.
It's ism it's a public university its majority minority.
And most the students in the classroom either African American or Hispanic.
And the reason -- I like that it's because and that that's the demographic of the neighborhood located in and and the community located.
And the reason why I like that is.
Because I hope to inspire them -- love for public service and love for the political process.
Which -- gets a lot of criticism believe me I get frustrated with that as well but it's important we're lucky we are blessed to have this republic.
We're blessed to have this constitution.
We're blessed to have a voice -- who represents and so.
I don't know this for sure although I can -- from the Obama sticker some of the laptops in the classroom that not all students there maybe most of them don't agree with politics.
But I hope the fact that I came from where they came from.
My parents were like their parents I grew up in the same neighborhoods they.
And I hope that the fact that I've been able to achieve some things and public service may inspire you -- get involved in the future as well.
And their Republican and conservative even more so open but either way and on and so I like that part of it and I also learn from them.
There when you put things out there you get a real sense of what's on the minds.
-- younger Americans of people that are you know -- real fear a lot of them are going to graduate school causes no jobs.
A lot of them not quite sure what they're gonna work -- one graduate and what their future there's some uncertainty there as well.
But I'm optimistic about the future because the one thing I've learned from teaching classes that this generation of young Americans the greatest collaborators.
In the history of this country and their ability to collaborate with other people to put ideas together and other people from all over the world can talk to each other at any time.
You're with the collaboration like we've never seen before you're gonna see the innovations of industries and products and services.
That we can't described the -- the words don't exist to describe.
When we -- with -- you're talking about that in a political campaign atmosphere social media Twitter FaceBook.
All of that you think that's going to be exponentially important for the select maturity of bill and in the -- gotten smaller.
So you've seen the impact Twitter and FaceBook on the -- of politics of other countries around the world one of the things -- recently that way.
That the biggest threat to the Castro regime was the opening of that country -- the the people of Cuba had access to the Internet if there was free Wi-Fi in Havana.
The capturing cannot survive.
Because the Cuban people would be able to talk to each other coordinate with one another.
Obviously that's why countries like Iran are borrowing lessons from Q that's why unfortunately places like China restrict access to -- -- And information Syria and others because they understand -- people power with the opportunity to speak and communicate with each other.
Is of people it's difficult to life people it's difficult to control.
-- religious guy I am I try to be I mean you know I I I don't want.
Exaggerated but I certainly thinks -- my spiritual faith is an important part of life -- Think its purpose -- life beyond what we're doing today or tomorrow.
Does that factor and -- Daily routine weekly -- had -- that is I think factor I think it's important I think gives you kind of center of gravity and a clear direction on where you want to go what what thing why things matter and ultimately and I'm not think -- would succeed at this.
But ultimately I understand something more important -- headlines tomorrow -- how this story comes out.
I mean my faith teaches -- that at the end of my life and -- and this world are going to be judged and particularly we're going to be judged by what we've done we've been given.
And my faith teaches them where you are given -- more is expected and so I know that that.
I believe it on my heart that at the end of my life will be held to account for all the -- that's incredible blessing.
A supportive family good health.
Doors have been opened for me that I never thought would be possible and I'm going to be asked what did you do it.
What did you used for.
And that's my -- -- and social certainly that's an impact on how I think and and it drives me get involved in issues like human trafficking and human rights around the world which is an issue sometimes don't pay enough attention.
You are 41 at the end of night.
You're US senator after a forty to -- -- well afford it it feels great job.
You're US senator.
Who made it through -- campaign that was at the beginning.
There was no chance for you.
Now you -- on a short list what you say so or not for vice president.
Do you ever pinch yourself and say.
Holy cow on -- here.
Well two things I I've.
I pinch myself because the understanding that I blessed with a real rare opportunity that few Americans ever get to serve their government and the people at -- -- So I get in pretty early in the capital try to get to the -- -- sometimes here in Washington before the sun has come out you know capital looks and that.
They go right before the sun comes up -- -- and it still for the -- -- see that building I can't believe I -- I've been blessed with the opportunity -- represent people for.
It doesn't escape me that less than half a decade ago my family very different circumstances.
My dad was a bartender my mom made it was -- an -- that.
Anybody -- next generation vehicles and this is what other people not.
You know people came from camp and yet I understand that as hard as they worked -- -- sacrifices they made a lot of that is due to greatness of this country so those things strike -- The other stuff is -- in other.
People other people haven't talked about in the past and -- talked about this anymore.
And two years from now there will be somebody else got elected in 2012 that any person people talk about those things come and go you know what what will matter is what I do here and one of the things I I was remind try to remind myself.
My kids are gonna come back to Washington 2030 years from now maybe got a library a congress -- -- around what would have what was my dad like how did -- work you know what was he like as a senator.
I hope -- have some things that I accomplished -- -- be proud I hope they can say you know my -- walk away a lot.
But it was for reason and he made a difference and I want to be proud of my service what I've been able to do here and that's just the way of honoring the sacrifices that my immediate families making.
That's also way of honoring the sacrifices my community's -- And my own families mean to give us opportunities -- There's a lot of people who are.
There are a lot of people talking about you writing about you doing stories about you because of the current circumstance -- Outside of all that what would be something that.
Might catch somebody by surprise about you that they wouldn't know from all of these are you gotta buy the book.
And our latest and seventeenth all right we need to sign here you know look I don't I think the book will be -- -- that the book is as much -- tribute.
That's countries it is to my family and so everything's there and we'll give me that it -- -- that are out -- in -- -- You know I think.
Really and and then the book -- and I don't wanna get to way too much of it away and hits and -- an important part time marketing book and getting people -- -- the interest and it's on cautious about statement.
But I think people will find in the book has the story that is similar to -- maybe the names are different time lines are different but the experiences it's pretty typical in this country where.
Parents work really hard and give up things other kids -- have things that dated and you know my friends would probably tell you -- have an unhealthy obsession with professional football Miami Dolphins in particular who haven't done well.
You know I think people find that interest thing I find it frustrating.
And quite -- while since we won the way I wants to win.
You know and but all you know those -- things you.
People are frustrated.
-- Washington both sides of the -- a lot of people.
That we talked to around the country just saying you know what just throw them all because there's not get it done right.
Whether it's obstructionists whether it is not.
Introducing things that advance the ball what -- -- people who really lost faith.
In their god well first of all.
I think we always have to remind ourselves and the people were frustrated included.
That would make our nation's -- -- -- our government.
The greatness of our nation doesn't find its source and president senators -- a great country great presidents we've had a president with that terrible presence.
We're not a great country doesn't have the best congress in history I -- in the history of this congress people haven't came on the floor of the senate.
I mean you've had people impeached you know people go to jail -- -- people make outrageous statements that people do all sorts of things he also had heroic moments.
The greatness of our nation however has never been our government we need to have a government and it's the function needs be able to take care important issues the greatness of our nation however comes from our people.
-- stories don't ever tell this couple days ago I was reminded that I met some folks have an organization called cakes for kids in Miami and these are all -- 100%.
Who go to Foster homes and group homes and celebrate birthdays some of these kids have never had a -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- never had a birthday -- -- never had a birthday party in America.
-- government program that's an American program Americans -- Wafer.
They're government to come up with a way to address that -- they -- -- themselves stuff like that's a little point but it's touched me.
It's happening all over this country.
Even as I'm sitting here with you there's some -- -- some -- somewhere in America drawing -- business plan in the back of an -- they're gonna take their life savings to open a business and -- -- work.
And hundreds of people are going to be employed a decade from now because it took the chance that's the source of our greatness and it's always is a government.
That -- a few important simple things and leave the rest of the American people don't -- don't keep a straight in fact.
This 21 century has more promise than any century in human history.
If we do a few key things the center will be an American century as well just for America for all the world -- think Republicans can win on that -- out so.
Absolutely I think that is the message of promise but all of us to think that we believe we don't have a choice but to -- great.
If America diminishes there's nothing in the world to take our place when -- better people god doesn't love us more than the rest of the world.
But we've been -- we've been blessed with natural resources we've been blessed freedom.
We've been -- peace.
And we're going to be just like people are held to account at the end of our lives so this nation and each of us collectively.
What has America done with the blessings we've always believed that we're not just blessed that we can have we've been blessed so we can give.
And the best thing we've ever given the world as the American example people from everywhere that come here accomplish what we couldn't do in the land of their birth.
Inspires people all over the world aspire -- -- -- in their own countries and that claim that the American light.
That's what's led to all the resurgence of democracies and prosperity all over the world.
We continue to be America the world contending it.
You know Jeb Bush spokesman around and should he act act act.
Iron gonna talk about profits anymore they disciplined because.
The truth is -- -- -- flattering I think Joba it's pretty special so.
And things that you.