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We have to have such a momentous session next year, we're going have to do more on the pandemic. All of these things like minimum wage, climate change, that have been sitting around with no action for years and so I've always said during the presidential campaign that we should consider it but it should be leverage.
Mayor Buttigieg really has a slogan that was thought up by Mayor Buttigieg consultants to paper over a thin version of a plan that would leave millions of people unable to afford their health care. It's not a plan. It's a PowerPoint, and Amy's plan is even less. It's like Insert Plan,' Insert Plan Here.
I do not have to biggest name up on this stage, I don't have the biggest bank account. I'm not a political newcomer with no record, but I have a record of fighting for people, i'm asking you to believe that someone who totally believes in America can win this, because if you are tired of the extremes in our politics and the noise and the nonsense, you have a home with me.
Tonight is about grit, and my story, like so many of yours, is one of resilience, i announced my candidacy in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard. And there were a lot of people that predicted I wouldn't even get through that speech, but not the people of my state, and not the people of New Hampshire. Except, then they predicted that we wouldn't make it through the summer. We did. Then they predicted we wouldn't make it to the debates and Man, were we at the debate in New Hampshire.
I will tell you this, there is a complete lack of empathy in this guy in the White House right now and I will bring back to you, if you have trouble stretching your paycheck to pay for that rent, I know you and I will fight for you. If you have trouble deciding if youre going to pay for your child care or your long-term care, I know you and I will fight for you. I do not have the biggest name up on this stage, I dont have the biggest bank account, Im not a political newcomer with no record, but I have a record of fighting for people.
What if Donald Trump was standing up here on the debate stage with me? You know what I would say to him? I said, you said you wanted to do this in your race for president. You actually said that you wanted to put women in jail, then you tried to dial it back, and you said you wanted to put doctors in jail. That is exactly what the Alabama law is. It put doctors in jail for 99 years.
Marianne Williamson're going to hear a lot of promises up here, but I'm going will tell Marianne Williamson this, yes, I have bold ideas but they are grounded in reality. And, yes, I will make some simple promises. I can win this. I'm from the Midwest. And I have won every race, every place, every time.
You can't take things of value from a foreign country and use them in your campaign. It is illegal. And President Donald Trump is actually putting President Donald Trump out there, and sending out the signals, once again, just like President Donald Trump did in 2016, about dirt on Hillary Clinton, it means that President Donald Trump is engaging in this same kind of behavior.
Every so often I get sad about the numbers for some of the women -- including everyone, our combined numbers and what they are -- but I think it has been improving and I think people are taking us seriously and I think the debates are going to be a really good chance for the woman to show their stuff, could we be running with less experience than we had ?
On an island in the middle of the mighty Mississippi River, in our nation's heartland, at a time when we must heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to the common good, I stand before you as the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman, the first woman elected to the United States Senate from the state of Minnesota, to announce my candidacy for president of the United States.
With only 76 days before the election, with cyberattacks from Russia and other countries and criminal enterprises being revealed every day, with no national requirement for critical security protocols such as audits or backup paper ballots for our nation's election infrastructure, we must take action before the next election, to do nothing before the next election would be irresponsible.
I think what has to change are the policies, and the people that are making these policies are making horrendous decisions like separating kids from their parents, we are always going to need immigration enforcement. ... So to me, the issue is what are those policies, and please let's get comprehensive immigration reform, something I've strongly supported for years.
As I've always told Al Franken, Al Franken's had two acts and Al Franken's still going to have a third one, what Al Franken did was wrong and Al Franken has said that. ... I think there's other people that will somehow atone for their sins. We may not see them in politics again but they'll find another place to be effective and make a difference.
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