Richardson: President gives us a path forward
Former New Mexico governor on Obama's record
- Duration 9:10
- Date Sep 4, 2012
Former New Mexico governor on Obama's record
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Regarding national convention -- in Charlotte, North Carolina and as we kick off the first major united speeches.
Here the DNC I am joined by former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.
We'll give us a preview of what does expect a cut in coming days governor -- to -- -- -- he's been on the -- state had trouble but stayed out of trouble problem.
Here's a simple question do you think the 47 million American -- That are on food stamps or they think they've enjoyed the last four years so the one in six Americans in poverty the 25 million on an under -- white.
I -- only a matter of are we better off.
Are they enjoying this for you for.
There's no question about that and the president acknowledges that.
But you don't Sean when he came into office.
-- -- There's four point seven million new jobs have been created.
I know the economy is hurting but what this president wants to do this from the middle out here.
Bolster the economy -- the middle class -- -- He's a pro growth Democrat.
Save the auto and I think it's -- good health care plan.
He decimated al-Qaeda.
He he took out even live -- That disaster.
Let me and they now are meeting with the Iranians what would effectively put -- on the economy because.
Really comes down to do.
He said George Bush was unpatriotic and irresponsible his words in July 2008 and me for four trillion and -- -- you -- -- strength.
Here we are on this -- -- will be.
The country of sixteen trillion in debt five point four trillion Obama and three and a half years and now we have all done.
Loss of jobs hundreds of thousands fewer Americans working and what it took -- That's not the -- at Citi cut the deficit -- But Charlie -- didn't you know we'll we'll know what you're gonna see.
It is a path for what -- what he wants to do about the creating jobs.
-- for the government.
Four years ago.
-- said for years ago.
Pass my stimulus or we face a catastrophe I will create shovel ready job she got your mentality really don't -- Republican and -- New Year's democratic congress house and senate flyers get up well he ever won a major health care bill.
They passed a stimulus bill as a governor help I needed help MySpace on the teachers get your job.
He said those -- jobs weren't social already private sector jobs and improve and unemployment has gone down you know a lot of about bipartisanship.
And it's really up to the other side -- solution and you know I think in many things in.
The cast blame and I'd like to see that bipartisanship.
And I'll come back that we used to have in the house -- -- -- Clinton years.
And I think it's a possibility that the voters and -- -- little.
Everybody running congress -- the senate.
The presidency doubt that they want us to come together.
Let me go back -- our military and our problem Robertson made this is very keen on terms of does the president deserve reelection and he promised to cut the deficit.
He had Nancy Pelosi -- the Harry.
Everything got to get -- stimulus pass on the stimulus patios health care bill passed out everything he wanted and the economy by every objective measurement and maybe some of us.
When Obama took office median income was 55050.
Today and he took office gas was a dollar 85 a gallon it's it's 378 today.
When he took office the national debt was ten point six million to get your day goes past sixteen trillion.
We've lost hundreds and hundreds of thousands fewer Americans weren't you.
You know Stephanie Cutter said by every measure things are better -- out every display every measure.
Things are worse and then go after four years its policies didn't work coming Hawaii we should believe in the top.
The American people like.
Confidence factor is very evident many hole left careful what they believe and I think what he's good at saying up to ninety.
We need to come together and -- these are my plans but he's gonna have to get help from the yeah from Republican.
And that's not happening this is then yeah I saw that Republican Convention momentum -- You know -- -- negative you're negative and hitting his city -- this is I don't want to.
Hi this is it didn't finish -- he doesn't have it not bother Arizona.
And single lady from planned -- -- -- an era but it wasn't.
And asked today.
Talk about the president's popular -- -- -- -- up until recently.
There's one thing is -- -- hasn't down at 43%.
The lowest -- convention popularity of any president since 1980.
He's down seven points among women.
Don't and Romney got a five point popularity.
And except look there are a lot of holes I can give -- other.
The way you -- -- me that he is going to be.
Those battleground states states like.
New Mexico states like Arizona.
Cities like Colorado Nevada -- Pennsylvania Ohio Florida.
The president in those states I think is still -- it.
And those are going to be the states especially those Hispanics and -- drama.
That I think you're going to be decisive action because it.
A very strong anti human policies by the other side.
And you're gonna see in -- immigrant if we pass laws is a country and I don't wanna get off on a discussion.
And people enforce the law and I was an anti immigrant.
My my grandfather came here.
At the early turn of the last century and he -- -- -- If you want to ask people from the.
It is wrong to usurp federal power the constitution.
-- Arizona do.
And taken positions that is in context of the federal government wasn't forcing rule which would.
And racially profiling now.
The Supreme Court is turn that down and so I think we're a nation of laws and I think we need comprehensive immigration call me back a plan that -- -- the twelve million have.
Earned the path forward to legalization.
We've got to -- hands orders.
We got to penalize those of -- higher.
Of war in their platform god is mentioned seven times.
Last year got the word god given potential was removed goodness for the -- -- and also Jerusalem being its Israel's capital.
Let's get a lot of play was that a wise decision by the Democratic Party look -- -- -- I was chairman of the platform committee them.
It doesn't mean that much that I think Republicans from -- But if you look at the bottom line -- if you also look at the democratic.
There's a lot of faith based playing the importance of -- now I think it's the strongest faith based 100.
Have -- -- does it -- doesn't why doesn't god given potential was removed it was down from seven mentions in 20041.
-- Not -- doubt you're not a single ladies and there.
You don't think it's initiative say Jerusalem should be the capital business.
-- in the last year and shot.
Once -- see the Israelis and Palestinians coming together.
This is what this president wants to -- referred to -- solution that we have the strongest platform you heard today.
-- media -- the president -- first -- that he is the most pro Israel president.
We've ever had.
I don't like Benjamin Netanyahu was left in the White House who called the return of 67 -- of the same.
Governor we had a run for the -- right buddy appreciate being with -- -- so let's take care.
Democrats don't talk to me -- -- very nice to you guys and us.