Rev. Jesse Jackson on 'Your World'
Civil rights leader on his son, 2012 election
- Duration 8:21
- Date Sep 3, 2012
Civil rights leader on his son, 2012 election
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One of those would have -- should hard to argue points but -- argued anyway without Jesse Jackson would it be possible for Barack Obama to be here today.
Those loyal to the reverend say no it would not.
But the fact of the matter is that Jesse Jackson and up then a man who came very close to disrupting the democratic establishment.
And almost getting nominated himself a man who electrified the 1984 Democratic Convention crowd.
Is that that's an ancillary -- this go round.
How does he feel about that and the -- that many say he led the path for one Barack Obama today.
Jesse Jackson now.
Then he is here and -- reverend very good to have you.
Thank you very much -- -- again sir -- Has your son totally consistent with little it's tough befriends a -- he I think it's in the -- -- time.
-- to the timetable to have with the school could prevent the program.
You know you would do incorporated specifically needs he needs his privacy and space I -- you that's and it's such as bipolar disorder -- -- intestinal ailment and is it going to keep him -- the campaign drove the rest of the year you know you -- normal that's the Susan B in this.
But you have to make his itself -- first level can be.
Anything in this for the whole follow this.
Like -- mobile loving and available to him once -- Come to all of us who couldn't make the premise as to what his future options were mobile and we'll choose has even gotten into that which you reference.
Not really and we've discouraged equipment -- -- full -- -- the the challenges before.
Celestial -- this Friday -- understand you can understand and the fact he's a public figure.
And you're kind of a public figure -- a lot of people want to know whether he's up to the race we'll finish the race which should step down.
Do you advise him to step down and deal with us as -- -- -- overtime we rule we will know.
He's enjoyed his he's done -- well.
He's been so fit for the task he's told the consumed by it we've had this -- occurrences of the sport than this to fool was home.
Regaining his his trip.
-- pressure to just being your son.
-- will assume that.
There's good and bad -- the the good -- you live desperation level.
Grip pressure you -- you people blind person to yourself but then.
That's -- -- role to be lifted up about school battle.
Elective thing that we -- -- he has to sit.
The -- for them I couldn't be just moment was so warm for a minute but.
-- Kubel -- direct to bring soldiers left there went to a Yugoslavia and the like I always took the boys would maybe give us until.
What I do and they have a great sense of the social consciousness and people sensitive about -- thing that we were used to build them.
-- -- We'll send them all on -- They all look through the system that's why the two people and they have an amazing sense of form Wallace -- -- -- that was a bit of that discussion about it.
I always think about guys like you in the public spotlight -- trailblazers.
With the people agree disagree with you and I also think of this president.
And and his role as a dead as well let's type kind of hard to to juggle all that.
With the new thing about leave agreeable thrills Tim Griffin following his bedroom very most -- -- -- it's.
It's a good thing to have someone around who can live restorations the pollsters who shouldn't sub mediocrity.
And we should look just affiliates or if the must be first let me -- -- -- put enough pressure -- pump.
Given this ticket is under pressure talking all things politics right now that.
It's dead even in the polls maybe Republicans are a little bounce maybe Democrats get a little -- -- -- again.
But this is not a place where president incumbent president -- want to be.
Well he's had overcome some tremendous because once it's the -- is fighting.
Protect the right to vote which is the most -- little -- -- the right to know -- -- solid golf Columbus today.
This -- new south.
-- a -- out because the monsters and civil rights activists were successful.
In the opening up the south of -- right so blacks and Latinos and women they can use -- -- because of that and I can -- morning an ambush south you can bring.
Told you you could live at the Carolina -- goes then the dilemma -- about the cut.
Connecticut's share revenue and have been in the quest -- that -- to paint Republicans as racist simply because.
They asked that when you come up to vote you showed some proof.
But you're in America it's the -- it was a systematic racist says it is a terrible inconvenience that that limits people's -- for example if you mixing his.
But you need to happen anyway you need to when you go to the airport -- that morning is everywhere -- confusing YouTube the bill -- -- reforms.
That -- is not a birth certificate so to to have the -- wanna come along listen to get one but you don't know if a racist for Republicans.
No because this affects more than just bill and they did -- concerns about a black -- by woman consumer on your -- He feels -- in Vietnam could not vote -- up instantly racism is alive and well.
But it is very much a level we sit and some of the ways and yet.
The big health -- -- that that those who want to abolish it also alive and we'll send a struggle to be bella makes and we see.
Breakthroughs and that -- then there's the whole -- becoming less racist and -- that makes us better.
But you know you're pretty -- and -- decent man in your own I wonder whether someone like you.
Steps back and you hear when Republicans talk about welfare it's a code word for racism when you hear them talk about.
Jobless benefits and trying to rein in the growth -- or entitlements and trying to rein in this spending that these are somehow elaborate code words to do.
Will it change what will you really what we're worried would will affect queen had a racial -- troops in the black hole -- didn't want to work and use examples of -- more like women -- -- to cope with -- famine and look -- famines are man right here.
Whom he will -- came to just because all while the full -- the most poor people love black come around.
So -- this female video and force that kept what a performer for the wouldn't have removed -- online -- -- -- commercials like through most of the -- commercials glorified.
There's a little wind Gingrich called president flew separately to try to -- majority of the fact is is based upon leave does a lot of people who need food sets.
A lot of people who need Medicaid who need Medicare and apple.
-- -- I was over at the -- people don't know nobody else reverend I guess what I'm asking you would swear that we've gone from.
Providing for those you needed to making it cool to have it.
Not only will live thing that the the -- symbol depend upon facts of today and then protections.
Can pull off one -- the most hopeful work every day.
They -- there in the most of the drive -- and rich people don't.
They build them up for in his -- to assume that the rich have the power of the man.
Texas not -- to reinvestment in the pool.
-- -- the tune up for Medicaid and so Medicare -- laughter from the from those government services from a -- -- -- pay their bills.
-- up front I'd like this it would this all ends this week with the president accepting his party's nomination of speech.
In the stadium just on the road 74000 seats expected to be filled you think they will.
So I hope there will be good for the Moroccan would have -- an -- We'll expect you will be it was very.
Politically and little love me and him to -- Okay huddled up and good -- we can even bigger than -- in Louisville I -- -- -- to run much that the thing you know I can have the thing that we because before the right side.
Because about the king realize BellSouth will it really revelation.
Think about the fact all the live -- the -- was -- for years ago.
We're capricious and I'll -- and then at Illinois Ohio left.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That killed risks have increased at a time when -- -- -- through the credit card.
Paula how -- the finger on the -- troops home from Iraq.
There's a big items and I think that president Barack will arrival.
-- fallen clean through singles accomplishments we will see reverend thank you so so much good to see you sir all right Jesse Jackson again a premier player in this -- as ours.