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"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"I said what do you mean any slipped him and he said it's very simple. People get into politics for themselves. Tend to not do well people who get in and talk about people and what they can do for people. They're the ones who this guy were just talking about themselves. Yes so made it made me think of you and the campaign. My guess is you agree with that. Absolutely make sense to me. you know. Clinton is a controversial figure but boy was he a good candidate you within and he. He got into that race for presidency. He was clearly the master he went right to the top. He won the presidency. Clean and clear and i think is good president and he could answer the question that i think a lot of the democrats and the race cancer. Which is the kind of famous roger. Mudd question you remember. If day kennedy of why why are you running that a lot of the field right now. Could tell you that yeah. I was watching that interview. And i was flabbergasted by good answer yet. Couldn't let me finish with one last question and you can expound as much as you want or you. Can you could demur but from your perspective. What's the threat of demagogue. Like donald trump to our democracy and our values and our system of government. Well it's always damaging but and this is my personal view. I think this day will pass. He's got some support at Sure he's the president. Democrats haven't sort of allows our themselves out yet as we talked. I think the american people are very aware of this problem. And i and. I think it'll work out. I don't like it at all. But i'm not the alarm i'm not. I don't think we're going to lose the american way. It's a privilege and honor to have spent this time with you. I appreciate your wisdom. And i think our listeners will benefit from your perspective having been in the race and more than anything. It's just great to see you again. Sir fake joe to see you again. You're looking good. You're looking good too. Thank you for listening towards matter please. Rate and review words matter apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your shows..
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"Which is it may have been an election drubbing but it was the single most important thing we thought we did. And we do of that to you. And i think people should know that fake you that that made it so much to me. You know. I believe we all took that campaign seriously. We wanted to win but we wanted to stand for ideas that would be important to america's future to implement them but those ideas were not dead with us and after the campaign we all went on in our own way Trying to get some ohana behind lake. You're still doing that. And i know a lot of others have spent their professional careers trying to get involved some way to make a difference and i'm very very very proud to have been a part of it so let's turn to the current day. You have a perspective that very few people have. There are twenty one. Democrats still running for president by the time we our listeners. Here there's the could be less more. There's there could be more having run for president having gotten the nomination having gone through a general election when and if these people call you. What's your advice for them. I've been supporting amy. Klobuchar am sporting her. I know earn laker lover. And she's very bright gifted the big test gonna be ioannou. But i know a lot of the others were french. I tried to connect with them. When i'm not involved in the campaign the if they call me or shake a call the thing that bothers me more sincere way too many candidates. We gotta get this down to three or four candidates within the near future so that the public can conc- party that can control itself because if if the democratic party looks like can't do its business. So that's that's the first thing. How do we get this sorted dollars. So i think there's a lot of people running because they're getting free coverage and that should not be our concern. The party leadership. They develop some rules. Were we have a quicker decision process. How much has changed since you. You ran for president what what parts are good with parts are off. Well i think the basic campaigns requires the same thing we did. You need to know what you're talking about. You need to have good values and views needed to have a lot of energy. Endless energy by a lot of things have changed big money. We knew had money around. But now it's it's just millions of dollars slashing around and it's not good for anybody. The party rules in the interest of openness is created this bizarre situation where we have twenty two twenty three cans who knows what and these debates are endless and how the public can follow that her whether they want to follow it is beyond me. We didn't have it that way. We need to change the rules to make a decision. I like to see us putting some rules to control money to require accountability for spending for showing people whose putting up the money. That's not happening now. One of my former bosses President clinton he was meeting with someone who is running for congress and standing in the corner and we always over by said you know what do you think. Do you think that guy can win. And he said no chance. I was like why and he said because when i asked him about his campaign he.
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"If this meeting goes on much longer. And i turned to wherever jackson and said you won't be able to do your news conference and he stood straight up and said let's go man. It started what has become a long time. very Very great relationship with reverend jackson. Because we understand each other. Let's talk about one other thing wrapping up the nomination convention. You did something that was seen as politically unusual and politically risky in your acceptance speech. You told the truth you said taxes are going to be raised just told you row. Reagan won't and that became a significant part of our economic history. If you go forward the next thirty years did you feel some compunction to do that as a political strategy. We had a big deficit it had to be dealt with. I thought part of the answer headed to be tax increases. And i thought that i would gain credibility with the public for honesty. If i told him that so i did. A lot of people would say admire that but We now know millions of hello are not going to pay higher taxes and we're gonna teach us guy lesson and the next act in that trauma was ironically george. Bush forty one four years later saying read my lips. I won't raise your taxes then having to raise taxes and losing. This is kind of kind of bragging. But i oh i think i had inclination to do it straight at right and i think most of the time i did that. It didn't always work out sometimes chattering truth for example on taxes. Probably hurt me. I've noticed this. That knowing stunning since so i think that but what what are we gonna do is nation if we can't talk about something as basic as that. I will make one comment and then ask one last question on this subject The comment is i can tell you from its variance that does constitute bragging from walter mondale. Most.
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"Think that. I was one of your kids but i remember sitting in somebody's house on the beach hour after hour with you calling each of these delegates one at a time. You probably didn't think that's what it was gonna come to and then in some ballroom someplace when you finally over the top how satisfying at the end of the day however anti-climatic. It was to know that you don't you can't put in words. Does this has been my life effort. I didn't know is going to win. I remember in the part of the early primary down in alabama. I called mike berman. I said look we better while we hope to win. We better get ready for defeat here. Because i think it might. We might lose. We were campaign right up through the convention even the last couple of days. We didn't know if we had. We were still working my memories. We were about a week out as the nominee of the democratic party. Really only have one consequential constitutional duty. And that's the choose vice president politically. It may not matter. It often doesn't matter but talk to me a little bit about how you approached. How going to pick this person. How much of it was politics. How much of it was. I've been vice president. I know what the job is. I know i'm a heartbeat. From being present. We spent a lot of time talking. About who my roy. Mitch should be. I became convinced that if if we just put on another campaign with two men it particularly in that environment which is hard to remember now where people wanted change. Women wanted to be in the in a game not just outside watching in helping and a we came up the idea of asking a woman to run with me and geraldine ferraro was the person i asked. She was good candidate. But i believe we started running into something that we've seen a lot of sense we saw. I can hillary's campaign deep down. There's ms america's don't want a woman in that white house. I i'm ashamed to say that i picked the wrong and i remember as a young guy when there are a lot of people told me shouldn't have a catholic in the white house. We got over once we went through it. And i think that will happen with women because you know we accept. Women now is governors senators both of our senators minnesota world. But when you talk about giving power as i was. Two women.
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"I lost more votes than i needed because a lot of were republicans they were going to be for me so now. It's a much different fight. You're in the fight of your political life. I remember thinking at the time. It was a little bit like the bataan death march. We we were going to give you a sense of here of some of the glorious job responsibilities i had. We were supposed to go on. Think of about a three day trip that ended fifty seven days. Later and one of my jobs was to coordinate all of the reporters with their spouses or families at home to get them new clothes. I got any job needs to be done was my job. Was didn't closer was getting their clothes there and we see how they looked. Think you feel. I think i did fail. I think i did fail anyway. This was a very tough critical time for you. And and i distinctly remember the night of super tuesday. you had a Victory speech why and you had a concession speech. Why because you knew it could be over talk about that. You're sure we're gonna make it. We had to be ready with a statesmanlike acceptance of defeat. We had to be ready to move forward if we won and as your question implies i was not sure at all. We're gonna make the. Could you get a feel for the public as a candidate if you work hard. I think it's better than eighty. Pull because you see it. There is i could see was her. It's interesting i think went public figures. I think anyone where they go through tough times. They they find out who their friends and they find out who the people. They thought were their friends. Aren't there france who determined to that. I mean was it was it. Your family you know was it was family hanser for really close and old time friends. Mike berman dick bowl. Jim johnson maxine End of course joan. And i'm sure i've forgotten people and then i remember the final relax shootout. I want an alabama and georgia may. Nobody guests at walter mondale from but i went down. There worked so hard. There are a lot of the congressman don. They're serving. were.
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"Let me ask you a few questions or was that your first campaign. Well i had worked Mostly mostly as a volunteer for the carter mondale reelection and then had a staff position. Were you down in georgia. And no i was in this was in nineteen eighty two in dc. i was working for you. Know in the press office but this was the first professional job and it was the most formative as far as learning about campaign about politics learning at the heel of the masters. You know both you and you know guys like jim. Johnson might berman. We're going to talk about mike berman. Because of course. I do like to tell people that one of the great qualities you can have in working in a campaign is to be fearless and i was young enough to be fearless and i wasn't afraid to tell a former vice president of the united states what i thought. I wasn't afraid. Just how anyone. I was afraid of mike burma. We'll come to that at the end. But and i think i think you were afraid of that way. Yeah let's talk a little bit about you jump into this race and you are the front runner. But it's it's not like you didn't have a strong field of candidates you running against the candidate. I remember the campaign being obsessed with. Was john glen. There was there. Was the movie coming out the right stuff Great senator remarkable career and military and some of senator cranston senator hollings gary hart who we will talk a little bit more. Reverend jackson talk a little bit about both the advantages and the pitfalls of being the front runner people will draw the parallels to i guess joe biden now experiencing some of these things you number just says is better to be seen as the front runner has the backgrounder. It's it's part of the game. And i was seen as the front runner couple. Things happen right away. The eight or nine people are running against you. Spend most today thinking of wage. Pull you down. So when when i get into debates should use to be standing around there. There'd be an hour an hour and a half of most of which were a tax by good people trying to figure out a way to get out in front runner status. I remember new hampshire where we had one of these debates about people all seated we go around and was eight and one all the time so flannery about halfway through. I showed up. I said okay. Why don't you all just take some time off rest relax. I'm going to talk about me for a while. You guys have been cutting me up. But i think i'd like to set the street if i do that. One of the issues that you had to with that. The others didn't was. You were vice-president for jimmy carter in nineteen eighty three. Jimmy carter was still an unpopular politician. How did you manage taking advantage of your service without an distancing yourself where where necessary and not being tied so closely to someone you worked with admired..
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"Much. And i know you will keep up the good fight joe in the white house certainly helps. I always knew would be okay if i arrived some place in was greeted by one of you my best to all of you. Fritz with that. Let's listen to joe. Lockhart august two thousand nineteen interview with the late great former vice president. Walter mondale vice president. Walter mondale welcome to the contenders. Thank you so much. Let's go back to the beginning. Did you always know that public service was. You're calling. i think so. I grew up in a small town in southern minnesota. A war maybe. Eight hundred people at a good day. And i was in high school and i was thinking about it and thinking about it. I talked to my dad on. I talked to anybody. Listen to me about it. And then i decided run and i had nothing to go on. A minute had no money. No no experience. Nothing but i thought i could do it off. I went so you did a variety of public service roles. You're the state attorney. General senator vice president. When did it hit. You hit you early on that. Someday you might be president. You might want to run for president. Good question i don't think got a good answer. I think. Just sorta grew on me. When i was attorney general. I don't think. I thought there was any connection but who when i was doing and being in the white house but then when i became a senator man i guess i started thinking about it ahead my friend humphrey all the time. Providing the example. Sometime when a senator. I think i said well maybe i can do this when humphrey got out. 'cause swagger humphry reshare. I would be for him. It's quite an audacious thought. It's the hardest job in the world so most powerful job in the world. What in the world made you think that this is something you could do. Well you know. I persuaded myself of that. But i have to say i wasn't sure it was. It was remains mountain of job. Some people have persuaded themselves. They can be good presence when they get there. they're not. I hope that. If i got there i'd be a good president and then of course when i became vice president. That was really nice. Way to look at it. 'cause i was in the white house every day and so on so in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. You flirted with the idea of.
"walter mondale" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"I think i think if you give us just a few years to work it out. I think we look pretty good just to frame it and nineteen sixty four. Basically mississippi democratic party didn't to vote in oil delegation process. It was the democratic party of mississippi was devoted to be against civil rights. They had didn't have a single black delegate in amongst the weights most of them wouldn't say they'll vote for the democratic candidate. Carter one of the reasons. Carter became gained stature and could become president was how he managed to defeat wallace and florida in the previous four years wallace. He did everything he could cripple the democratic party. But jimmy. Carter challenged him in florida in the next primaries and beat him big time so that people feel good about that i did and carter was the new south. Yeah emblematic of the new south. Well let's talk about your relationship with with jimmy carter you really the two of you took to this invented the modern vice-presidency who and some modern vice presidents haven't participated in that i think of dan quayle probably was not george h. w. bush's closest advisor. No but i. I think that After carter broke the traditions are just using vice president standby equipment and stead bringing a man to the complete work of the president himself locating the vice president and the president's office that that changed things just for us but here we are fifty years later and that's still what happening not this not now. I don't think that trump is an anomaly in so many ways the idea that he is conferring with pence is ridiculous. Well here here's pence is is in the white house. What he's doing. the right. don't know they. I keep telling them not Just stand behind the president. Go out do your own thing and help the president but don't just think that you got a chore there to be standard attention when you're president talked. Look at this guy that's all he does. He walks up behind the presence. Sanson attention president gives these. There's a creepy nece. Well you all of it. What what's he thinking. What's he doing and he contributes to the craziness. I would say i think so. Yeah quayle was creepy in his own way. But trump is creepy in a way where the anxiety level in the country has been raised because of this president and it's not irrational from people. This is people looking at this guy and take him seriously a member i think. Republicans said don't take him literally take him seriously. We're taking seriously is. This guy.
"walter mondale" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"As you know Walter mondale guide. Monday april nineteenth. And i find myself just very sad. Fritz's is no longer here. A truly wonderful man and a very good friend to all his friends and to me. He helped me when very few people thought i could win. And he stood by me when Some others walked away Fritz and i Sat down in his office in august of two thousand. Nineteen for this podcast and i thought i'd i'd replay it for you. you know it's funny His christmas card to me and franny somehow got held up and we only got Just last week and in very strong hand he wrote dear allen. Franny i miss you. Well i miss him. I hope you enjoy my conversation with vice president. Walter mondale again. This was an interview that we did in his office.
Former Researcher Who Sold Trade Secrets to China Gets 33 Months
"Path of Walter Mondale First Walk. A former researcher at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for conspiring to
Walter Mondale, Former Vice President, Dies at 93
"For his time in Washington and in the national political spotlight, including his years in the U. S Senate and later as U. S ambassador to Japan, former Vice President Walter Fritz Mondale has died at the age of 93. Here, CBS White House correspondent Ed O'Keefe. He ran for president against Ronald Reagan and 1984 made history by choosing a female running way. Geraldine Ferraro, I looked The best vice president and I found her and Gerry Ferraro to waged a spirited campaign. But as Democrats trying to make Reagan's age an issue He memorably shot back and Monday. I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience, Reagan trounced Mondale in a historic landslide. President Biden in remembering the late vice president, said Walter Mondale, defined of the vice presidency as a full partnership and help provide a model for his service.
Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter's Vice President, Dies at 93
"Of American politics, has died. Former vice president Walter Mondale was 93 President Jimmy Carter tweets that he considers Walter Mondale the best vice president in our country's history. Minnesota's current U. S. Senators are also mourning the man who preceded them. In the Senate, Amy Klobuchar says Mondale taught her that getting things done for people was an essential part of leadership. Tina Smith says Mondale provided a strong, compassionate, clear and fearless voice to the world throughout his life.
Walter Mondale, Former Vice President, Dead at 93
"Walter Mondale dead at the age of 93. NBC's Kris Clack of takes a look back Minnesota Progressive who brought a new standard to the vice presidency, Walter Fritz Mondale catapulted to the national political spotlight. In the 19 seventies and eighties Mondale Mondale was U. S senator from Minnesota before serving as vice president under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981 on, Dale ran for the White House in 1984 but lost to Ronald Reagan in a landslide. The owner of the Colorado
"walter mondale" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Walter Mondale has died. Mondale was a young upstart in the Democratic Party. When his career got started. He rose through the ranks as Minnesota's attorney general and then his U. S senator before becoming president Jimmy Carter's second in command. 1977 Mondale lost his own presidential bid in a landslide to Ronald Reagan in 1984, Walter Mondale was 93 the rise and fall. The former fall River mayor. Jury selection begins today in Boston Federal court for Giselle Korea's fraud and corruption trial. Hazel Korea took office in 2016 when he was 23 combining a baby face in a baritone and enough confidence to brush away questions about age and experience. He was arrested after a night of clubbing in the seaport in 2018, accused of using investor money from a nappy developed snow owl. Fund, his Mercedes pay off student loans and other personal expenses. Still, he wouldn't resign even improbably, winning an election of recall him. Karen Regal WBZ Boston's news radio streets of Minneapolis or quiet this morning for now is the jury and the Derrick Show Vin Murder trial continues its deliberations later on, they will be sequestered during this process. Shelvin faces two charges of murder and the manslaughter charge for the killing of George Floyd almost one year ago. Thousands of National Guard troops are on standby in the city ready when the verdict is announced. Evidence suggests Corona virus is still very much a threat to the world. But here in Massachusetts, the numbers continue to be held in Jack. Fewer than 35,000 active cases are being treated right now in the Commonwealth and health officials maintain Massachusetts is still among the most efficient in the country and administering vaccines of the six million shots that have arrived more than 85%. Have been given out. Boston launches a new vaccine clinic in Roxbury. That means dealing with this pandemic and an equitable way. Acting Mayor Kim Janey cuts the ribbon at the 12th Baptist Church in ensuring that the vaccine gets into the arms of people who need it. Most genie is 1/4 generation of her own family to worship 1/12 Baptist Boston Medical Center will provide up to 400 vaccine doses. Every day, New reports suggest Massachusetts needs to spend way more money on preschool education. In fact, the bill and Melinda Gates sponsored study finds much of America is in the same boat here in the Commonwealth Preschool enrollment increased by just 300 kids in the final year before the pandemic, this report finds failure to increase the budget could leave. Young students way behind Red Sox swing and.
Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93
"The country is remembering Walter Mondale, the former vice president died at the age of 93 1976. Mondale became a national figure in the Democratic presidential nominee, Jimmy Carter asked him to join the ticket as his running mate, The Carter Mondale, take it lost the White House in 1982, Ronald Reagan, George Bush. 1984 bundles choice for a running mate Rock the election. New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman on the presidential ticket, but the campaign struggled to overcome a double digit deficit in the polls. Mondale served his country for more than 50 years. Karen Travers, ABC News Washington
Walter Mondale, former vice president, dies at 93
"Jimmy Carter, has died. Word out of Minnesota. The former vice president Walter Mondale, has died. The liberal icon served Minnesota as attorney general and US senator then as vice president under Jimmy Carter, from 1977 to 1981. Mondale's own try for the White House in 1984 was shadowed by Ronald Reagan's popularity, but he made a different kind of history by choosing the first female running mate on a major party ticket. Geraldine Ferraro, Walter Mondale was 93 Fox News Trace Gallagher,
Former Vice President Walter Mondale Dies at Age 93
"Former Vice President Walter Mondale, who lost the nation's most lopsided presidential election, is dead at 93. Mondale served as Jimmy Carter's vice president. His own bid for the White House came in 1984 when he won on Lee, his home state, Minnesota and Washington, D. C against Ronald Reagan. I'm Tim McGuire, former vice president Walter Mondale's died at the age of
Walter Mondale, Former Vice President, Has Died at Age 93
"Has died at his home in Minneapolis at the age of 93. Mr Mondo was President Jimmy Carter's running made for his successful presidential bid in 1976 8. Years later, he suffered the worst defeat of any presidential candidate trounced by Ronald Reagan. Baby saying use
Former Vice President Walter Mondale Dies At 93
"Historic 1984 run for the White House. When the name New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro to be his vice presidential running mate, the first woman on a major party presidential ticket. I'm delighted to announce But I will ask the Democratic convention. To nominate Geraldine Ferraro of New York to run with me for the White House. Mondale lost that election in a landslide to Ronald Reagan, carrying only his home state of Minnesota and Washington, D C after he pledged to raise taxes during his acceptance speech. Mondale's family says he died Monday. Minneapolis He was 93 The White House says it's in contact with local officials in Minnesota, head of
Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale Dies at 93
"Civil rights advocate and former vice president Walter Mondale dies and I am proud. Go to Washington. Mondale twice winning reelection to the Senate, then in 76. When Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter captured the Democratic presidential nomination, Mondale got a call. We had a talk about what he Had in mind. And so the grits and French ticket was born. The Carter Mondale administration would face for extremely difficult years. Tough times paved the way for Republican challenger Ronald Reagan to win the White House in 1980 bucks is Mike Tobin. Mr Mondale died at 93 at home in
Walter Mondale, Former Vice President Has Died
"Former vice president Walter Mondale has died. Despite a long liberal political career. This may be one of Walter Mondale's most remembered lines. When I hear your new ideas, I'm reminded of that ad. Where's the beef? Yeah, Vice President Mondale, running for president in the primaries and suffering a landslide lost to Ronald Reagan. He served his Minnesota senator. Through it all. He was proud to wear the liberal label. It became a word that had a sting to it, whereas people started coming self progressive. I think the same thing Walter Mondale, the nation's longest retired vice president, for more than 30
Walter Mondale, Former US Vice-President and Celebrated Liberal, Dies Aged 93
"Former vice president Walter Mondale a liberal icon for Minnesota has died at the age of ninety three in nineteen sixty four Walter Mondale was appointed to Minnesota's U. S. Senate seat replacing his mentor Hubert Humphrey Mondale was known for his advocacy of social issues in nineteen seventy six he was Jimmy Carter's running mate when they unseated Gerald Ford Carter saying some thirty years later I felt the vice president be the best one to give me the help I needed I never had served in Boston before as you know and Chris was express NO eulogizing Mondale as the best vice president in our country's history Mondale unsuccessfully ran for president in nineteen eighty four choosing a woman as his running mate losing to Ronald Reagan in a landslide he served as ambassador to Japan in the nineties Mondale's wife Joan died in twenty fourteen three years after their daughter Eleanor Mondale is survived by two sons Jackie Quinn Washington
Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93
"Former vice president Walter Mondale's died at the age of ninety three former vice president Walter Mondale served under president Jimmy Carter from nineteen seventy seven to nineteen eighty one Mondale was an icon to liberals but he lost his own presidential bid in nineteen eighty four after telling voters right up front to expect a tax increase if he won that election also made history because Mondale had chosen Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate the first woman to ever appear on a major party ticket help break that glass ceiling telling the Associated Press in twenty eleven I think a lot of women are in positions or their talents bring them who might not have been there but admin for Jerry Walter Mondale former Minnesota Attorney General US senator and vice president dead at the age of ninety three Jackie Quinn Washington
Walter Mondale, Former US Vice-President and Celebrated Liberal, Dies Aged 93
"Vice President Walter Mondale tonight, also presidential candidate and nominee in 1984, But he served in Jimmy Carter's administration as vice president. He was 93 years old. We will continue to see some responses pouring in tonight on social media and bring you some reflect Sins of his political career. Walter Mondale Dead at 93. We're focused on
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"Let's talk about one specific day during that period. Where you turn the tables on Gary hurt and it was the debate Georgia talk a little bit about the. Where's the beef? Line am clearly. You were out campaigning. All the time you were not watching. Tv commercials wasn't something that you came up with. I would discuss these debates with my staff of course and I remember Bob. Beckel said there was this one added. Were this old woman would say we're to be 'cause we're trying to figure out how we could deal with a Gerry's argument that he was much better educated than I was knew more than I did without evidence of any of that and so we came up with this. Where's the beef and I didn't know what it meant but you know I was pretty desperate there. I said where's the beef and you could see. His face fell apart. He couldn't he couldn't couldn't handle. It never did handle it. I remember sitting in the audience and thinking that worked a lot better than I thought it was going to work. And you're right. He just he he didn't and it became the the symbol of a new idea. Without anything behind it is your idea at all and that so that really helped me because it punctured the major part of his case and he made it worse by kind of trying to keep coming up with new answers to that. You never did so. You survived the death march but there. There was a slog to get enough convention. Dell's all spring. I remember I'm not sure you were ever informed of the strategy but You occasionally got a few days off and got to go on vacation I did. And yes and Mike Berman. Knew how much you didn't want staff around on vacation. You just wanted to be with your family which is understandable. So his idea was since I was around the same age as eleanor right between them. Yeah you're older. Owner was a year younger than me that they would send me a staff and you would just. Maybe think that I was one of your kids but I remember. I remember sitting in somebody's house on the beach hour after hour with you calling each of these delegates one at a time. You probably didn't think that's what it was gonna come to and then in some ballroom someplace when you were finally over the top how satisfying at the end of the day however anti climatic was to know that you don't you can't put words does this has been my life. Effort I didn't know is going to win. I remember in the part of the early primary down in Alabama. I called Mike Berman. I said look better while we hope to win. We better get ready for defeat here because I think it might. We might lose it. We were campaiging right up through the convention even the last couple of days. We didn't know we had. We were still working. I my memories. We were about a week out as the nominee of the Democratic Party. You really only have one consequential constitutional duty and that's to choose a vice president politically. It may not matter. It often doesn't matter but talk to me a little bit about how you approached. How am I going to pick this person? How much of it was politics? How much of it was. I've been vice president. I know what the job is and I know. I'm a heartbeat. From being president. We spent a lot of time talking about who myron made should be. I became convinced that if if we just put on another campaign with two men particularly in that environment which is hard to remember. Now were people WANNA change. Women wanted to be in the in the game not just outside watching and helping and we came up with the idea of asking a woman to run with me and Jodi for our was the person I asked. She was good candidate. But I believe we started running into something that we've seen a lot of sense we saw Hillary's campaign deep down there's millions of Americans don't want a woman that White House I. I'm ashamed to say that I think they're wrong and I remember as a young guy when there are a lot of people told me should never Catholic in the White House. We got over once we went through it and I think that will happen with women because you know we would they accept. Women now is governors senators both of our senators from Minnesota. But when you talk about giving power as I was. Two women stirred up the animals. I think I can't explain it. Would it surprise you? That a lot of young people don't know that you're the person who put a woman on the ticket or that even that there was a woman on the ticket. And you know way. Back in ancient history nineteen eighty-four. Nothing surprises me anymore. That that's about back there with George Washington. As far as a lot of these kids fake it was another time. I just gotTa accept that so let me ask you just a straightforward political question given everything you know and we'd been through. Would you pick a woman again? Yes why I would like to see us. Break THE GENDER GAP in America. I'd like to see strong. Women get into positions at all levels of government where we're drawing not just. I'm fifty percent of America's talent but one hundred percent and I thought that for a long time I think we've made a lot of progress state local none presidential so before we move off the be the VP. I'm just GONNA share one story with you because you were busy. You probably didn't notice but it's still one of my favorite moments in politics You'll remember that a lot of the people you were considering came out to North Oaks and visited with you and then we go out and talk to the and I think the last one was Reverend Jackson and it became clear as the meeting entered. Its second hour. That Reverend Jackson strategy was to be the person who met with you for the longest and was well because the me as the meeting at their its third hour. When would Bob Beckel had three times? Asked to try to end the meeting and My boss maxine. Isaacs secretary heads walked in several times. And said you know we this is? Can we wrap? And Reverend Jackson said No. And you're a good host. You were going to keep them long enough. And I remember turning to maxine and saying can I try something as she was like? Yeah whatever and I walked in and I said he's me. I don't mean to interrupt but mister vice president. It's very important that we do a news conference when this is over. So Reverend Jackson can go out and see the press and we're losing the light outside. This meaning goes on much longer than I have turned to. Reverend Jackson and said you won't be able to news conference and he stood straight up and said let's go. You started what has become a long time of very Very great relationship with Trevor Jackson. Yeah because we understand each other. Let's talk about one other thing wrapping up the nomination convention. You did something that was seen as politically unusual and politically risky in your acceptance speech. You told the truth you said taxes are GONNA be raised. I just told you Ronald Reagan won't and that became a significant part of our economic history if you go forward the next thirty years. Did you feel some compunction to to do that as a political strategy? We had a big deficit it had to be dealt with. I thought part of the answer had to be tax increases and I thought that I would gain credibility with the public for honesty if I told him that so I did. A lot of people say admire that but we now know millions of. Hello. We'RE NOT GONNA PAY OUR TAXES AND WE'RE GONNA teach US Guy Lesson and the next act in that trauma was ironically. George Bush forty one four years later saying Read My Lips. I won't raise your taxes than having to raise taxes and losing. This is be kind kind of bragging but I I think I had inclination to do it straight right and I think most of the time I did that. It didn't always work out sometimes chattering through for example on taxes. Probably hurt me. I've noticed this that no one stunt since. I think I thought that list anyway. But what are we gonNA do is nation if we can't talk about something as basic as that? I will make one comment and then ask one last question on this subject. The comment is I can tell you from experience that does constitute bragging. From Walter Mondale. Most people would not bragging but I get a second. I'd say ask question. Same question about Ferraro. If you had to do it over would you do it again? Would you give the same speech and say that you know? Be HONEST WE'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA have to raise taxes. Yes I think would it had to be said if I had elected it would have been much easier for me to go ahead and do it. you know usually what happens. A guy gets elected person could select basic all. I just discovered we've got a deficit here. People believe that. But that's usually how it happens. After the election just for context sake. I will remember that you were harshly. Criticized for your connection to the last year of the Carter Administration when the deficit rose to thirty three billion dollars to the trump deficit that now one trillion. Yeah we were thinkers F- pikers so now it's time to take on a popular incumbent. President I do remember you. GotTa Bounce. Out of convention. There was one poll and only one that had you slightly ahead was a Newsweek poll which we celebrated all the way northern Minnesota for for a week off. But you were taking on a very popular union this very yes t mount. Tell me what you thought. Going into the fall about Reagan as a politician and as a man I would just starting to get increasingly impressed with his public skills. He was a remarkable public political figure in. I didn't agree with his positions at all but he and he he was not mean I. We didn't have any of that stuff that we were here now. Well he he really from from I was really the first president that Perot and it's elusive turnpike entertainment and politics that You know there's a famous line in Mardi SCHRAMM's book about the Reagan Presidency. Where Mike deaver talks about? When they watched the news at night. They'd watch it with the sound down because the words didn't matter it was the pictures it was how he carried himself. And you know in many ways. He his skills as an actor served him well in a business that was becoming increasingly entertainment or oriented. And you'd see later on when you see. His both elections were runaway election from my perspective. you're not an entertainer. I think we can agree on agree. I was a one of one of the frustrations that I remember. Having was that in private. You were Warm Generous Funny Times around the kids even a little silly but when you went out to campaign for president you're this is something that requires dignity and and serious. How many people told me something like you just said but I was out there. Boy I was kind of serious lawyer so coming out of the convention I think the campaign knew you certainly knew instinctually. This was going to be a very tough race. Yeah and one of the decisions that I remember because it had implications for my life. Was You want the campaign out of Washington? You wanted to move back to Minnesota. Yeah and really concentrate on the debates. Because that's where you thought. Your opportunity was talk about that a little bit about how important the debates were Let me first say I thought if I ran the campaign out of my whole Minnesota it would have better be received better by the public. My hope was that I could in those debates score against Reagan and away set me up for the presidency. I didn't think Reagan was a strong debater and he was certainly not careful with the facts. And this and that was my strategy and we spent a lot of time preparing for debates. We had practice debates you're my liberal. Rousselin THE FIRST DEBATE. Most people consider that you one you had a strong performance but I think the most distinctive thing about the debate was at the end when President. Reagan started talking about a journey big Sur and he kinda lost his mind Standard Pitch for him and he lost somewhere. So what what was going through your mind is you're standing there on the stage and the President United States in your opponent is rebelling. Yeah I did the best that could after one of the news was said you made a bad mistake area so it was that you should have offered your time to him and let him go on because he obviously lost his way his performance probably more than anything breath new life into the campaign. I think there was a sense that this was this was real. We've seen this before. Incoming presidents rarely do well in their first debate. The second debate was kind of the revenge of the great one liner would save you in the primaries with something as simple as where's the beef. His he not holding her youthful inexperience..
Biden holds huge 24-point edge over Sanders in Michigan
"And news is breaking just out the Detroit Free Press poll Biden holds a huge twenty four point edge over Sanders in Michigan take it with a grain of salt though Hillary had a twenty five point lead over Sanders in Michigan last time Sanders ended up winning Michigan's primary by one point four percent so you know could could Bernie have another miracle he better because if he doesn't well it could be a bad thing cut number eight it is I do think is his campaign has two weeks to live no proof that it's viable in the next two weeks Michigan and Ohio being to me the two biggest S. he's got it right that's Chuck Todd friend of the show giving about a fortnight to show that he's not a complete loser but again as of yesterday there really wasn't much polling had no you know I was almost I think Nate silver was on Twitter complaining about that and then we get this thing twenty four point a lot of Bernie loses Michigan anywhere north of twenty points that's a that's I don't think he gets a fortnight hi yeah I I think I don't think you walk there because he's got people like AOC behind about it let's cut one Michigan we have a Goliath in our country today the life of the fossil fuel industry the Goliath of big pharma the last the a big money in politics yeah I hate those guys you've made our life good and have saved our life I hate them so much that's Bernie Sir here here's the problem with Bernie Sanders people they are not bright they're just not socialism who's the guy who still think socialism is a good idea will Bernie Sanders and his followers now the Democrat party understands the establishment understands of Bernie Sanders is a disaster that normal Americans are gonna look at this question comic curmudgeon inside all heck no actually I might not say hack but I'm trying to remain SEC compliant he would he would make Walter Mondale look like LBJ over Goldwater he just got trounced so of course their salaries if we need to go by then they like to bind because he's frankly completely out of it and would be a wonderful popped for the establishment of the Democratic Party he would do what they say they they run the country he be on the rose garden chasing chasing that uppity squirrels who keeps looking at him through the window the yeah I feel Bernie Sanders supporter how are you feeling right now the feeling good feeling respected because I gotta tell you you've been broken and humiliated you have been betrayed you've been lied to yeah the establishment has made sure that the fix is in your voice has been silenced by Donald Trump though you're told Donald trump's the cause of all your problems but by your own party and what are you going to do but what about it are you are you just gonna take it are you going to let the establishment the corporate Democrat party because you know that the idea of Republicans as the party of big business cannot cannot all these fortune five hundred guys they all the top the politics of their second wife they're all Democrats and you you are going to obey the corporatist part that's what you're going to do Bernie Sanders is going to have this election stolen from him again when you gonna cry in warning and then you're going to obey exactly you are going to do what your commander because you're not smart because you support a socialist and your weak and cowardly I'm just gonna try to call names I'm just calling it like it is you're going to be abuse and then you're going to come back
U.S. Deficit Tops $1 Trillion in First 11 Months of Fiscal Year
"Other bad economic news for the trump election campaign president trump's own treasury department has been forced to admit up that the US annual budget deficit is now more than a trillion dollars a year candidate donald trump ran for president promising to completely eliminate the budget deficit by balancing the federal budget every year and then completely eliminate the national debt but in fact president trump has increased the national debt from nineteen billion dollars to twenty two trillion dollars and there are more troubling suggestions of the possibility of a recession hitting before the two thousand twenty election Jeffrey gridlock chief executive officer of double line capital said we should be on recession. Watch before the twenty twenty election good luck doc said Thursday in London. We're getting closer but we're not there yet the odds of a US recession before the election are seventy five percent said good luck and leading off our discussion tonight Mark Zandi chief economist of Moody's analytics as an economic adviser on John McCain's two thousand eight presidential campaign and is currently advising some some of the Democratic presidential candidates on economic issues and also joining US Jonathan Altruism columnist daily beast in MSNBC political analyst jumping covered the economic problems of the two thousand eight presidential campaign President Obama's efforts to bring the country out of recession in his first years Mark Zandi. I want to start start with you and your view of what the job loss what the effects are of the trump trade war. It's doing a lot of damage. I think it's fair to say that manufacturing The act sector the transportation distribution sectors are already in recession and the problems are starting to broaden out. We're seeing job. Growth slow in many parts of the economy slowdown has been very pronounced since this time last year when the trade really got go war guy going in if growth slows any further we're GONNA see unemployment starts to rise and once unemployment starts to rise. That's the fodder for an economic downturn because that spooks people they sense the rising unemployment. If you're open job positions less opportunity smaller pay increases less bonus they I start to pull back a bit on their Spending businesses see that they start point back more on their hiring. You can see Lawrence how you get into that self-reinforcing negative cycle which is a recession so we're not there air yet but the trade wars doing a lot of damage and if the president continues on the current course we'll get there pretty soon and Jonathan. We saw the trump reaching for Ernest gape patch to commemorate the seventieth birthday of a communist dictatorship. He has decided to delay delay his the his tariffs all of which are illegal by the way they are. He is using a clause inside trade law specifically for national security and there's not a single national security element in a Chinese clothes washing machines being imported into the United States or Canadian steel being imported in the United States so forth so these are all illegal tariffs that the market seems to have assumed would go away as soon as they became a political problem but donald trump is still holding onto them well. He's the master of disaster and he's never consistent any issue and traders among them. He just goes back and forth back back and forth the question now is whether he sees his reelection flashing before him and if you look at Mark Zandi numbers he he says nine hundred thousand jobs under the current tariffs. If the new ones kicked in in October it would go over a a million jobs and that's a pretty good talking point for Democratic candidate right plus who ran Barack Obama's successful of two thousand eight presidential campaign urged all aw of the Democratic candidates all of them to us exactly what you just said to us Mark Nelson tonight only one of them right so that they would next year. If if the tariffs continued I think and I don't WanNa make these sorts of predictions about trump because he's so unpredictable but because his reelection is the only thing nobody cares about there are some signs in recent days that he is looking as you said for an escape hatch and so they're going to put this all in reverse but at then puts Xi Jinping Dr Recy- right then he has trump exactly where he wants him and you have another situation where this guy proves used to be a disastrously bad negotiators so he will try to go back to the terms that they had in May when they can't close to having a deal. We'll see see whether Xi Jinping accepts them. He's got his own problems in Hong Kong. He has his own incentives to want a deal and there's some reporting out of China that had you know insiders are saying that he doesn't WanNa see trump lose his temper so he may be trying to placate him so they may have kind of fig relief trade deal to reassure markets mark ward about the Chinese economy and their ability to just hang on for eighteen eighteen months and hope for new president yeah good point and the advantages that Chinese has a and I should say the trade war is doing a lot of damage here. It's doing obviously obviously a lot of damage there. The Chinese economy is struggling but the advantage they have is that they have a lot of room for monetary and fiscal stimulus. They can lower interest rates. They can ramp up infrastructure spending they can cut taxes and they're doing all of the above and they're doing it very rapidly. I mean they don't have you know the problems that we have is democracy to get things done. They just do it and so that's supporting their economy and they're still hitting their targets. you know a lot of questions about the validity of targets but they're you know they're pretty close so so. I think because they have that latitude on monitoring fiscal policy they're gonNA. I think they're gonNA play this. played a little longer game here and I don't think they're going to agree to anything substantive until after the election I mean I just I think they're going to wait and see how the election plays out. Jonathan read just one word in there that I said that I really want to emphasize for the audience. You don't want to get in a trade war with a dictatorship. No one in China China is worried about their their approval ratings in government in this situation. Donald Trump is the one who has political risk. It's but it you know we're not sure whether she wants trump out of there because he's so easy to manipulate that he might WanNa do trump a favor and come up with some kind of a deal because he could have his hands full with President Warren or President Biden or somebody else was not as much of a sap and not as out of his depth in these negotiations and mark there is after all a Republican publican primary now in the states that are allowing. Republicans say allowing a primary elections. I I would expect the other. Republican candidates to be making as much of this is they possibly can and in certain situations in certain states some of them might even get a hearing on the trump trade war then some of the Democrats get yeah good point the irony in all of this at least from a political perspective. The president is that the damage that trade towards is creating is mostly in those parts of the country that have voted very heavily for the president think about that agriculture the farm sector of course presents trying to mitigate the fallout of the trade right were by sixteen billion dollars in aid but that only goes so far and of course manufacturing I mean he was all about manufacturing and this is manufacturing on the front line. China's trade war is starting to it's. It's in recession and starting to lose jobs so I know this is really hurting. The parts of the country that voted for the president in the last election and one thing Jonathan President obviously doesn't understand about agricultural markets is that farmers aren't looking at a four year horizon. They're looking at a lifetime horizon and they're looking at horizon which many of them hope that their children will be running the farm after them that means market's having having a market matters to them much more than getting a government handout because their market has been cut off and wants a market is cut off it means. It's been the source for that. Market's been replaced by some other country right so remember. The farm belt is the only place that trump has shoe supporting seventy five percent in some of these areas so any kind of erosion. There is really damaging to him. Politically and your point is spot on just to go to a quick Carter administration example when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan Carter over Walter Mondale vice-presidents objections imposed a grain embargo drying up roll those Russian markets and farm us sending grain what happened Democrats get killed old for twenty five years and they're still suffering from you can go when people will still be talking about the nineteen eighty grain embargo because it's their livelihood so if you wreck those export markets as you're as you're discussing there can be really long term consequences for Republicans and mark talk
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"Nation. If we can't talk about something as the basic is that i will make one comment and then ask one last question on this subject. <hes> the comment is i can tell you from its variance that does constitute bragging from walter mondale. Most people would not think that is bragging but i i get second. I'd say ask question same question about ferraro. Have you had to do it over. Would you do it again. Would you give the same speech and say that you know be honest. I'm we're gonna. We're gonna have to raise taxes. Yes i think i would it had to be said. If i had been elected. It would have been much easier for me to go ahead and do it. <hes> you know usually what happens. A guy gets elected and i didn't get selected as all. I just discovered. We've got a deficit here. People believe that but that's usually how it happens after the election just for context sake. I will remember that you were harshly criticized for your connection to the last year of if the carter administration when the deficit rose to thirty three billion dollars to the trump deficit that now at one trillion in a year yeah we were thinkers pikers so now it's time to take on a popular incumbent president. I do remember you gotta got a bounce out of the convention. There was one poll and only one that had you slightly ahead was a newsweek poll which we celebrated all the way to northern minnesota for a week off but you were taking on a very popular union. This was very steep mountain tabby what you thought going into the fall about reagan as a politician titian and as a man i would just starting to get <hes> increasingly impressed with his public skills. He was uh-huh remarkable public political figure you know i didn't agree with his positions at all but he and he he was not me we now. We didn't have any of that stuff that we were here now well he. He really from from my vantage. Point was really the first president that perot and it's a loosely termed entertainment into politics that <hes> you know there's a famous line mardi enshrines book about the reagan presidency where mike deaver talks about when they watch the news at night they'd watch it with the sound down because the words didn't matter it was the pictures pictures it was how he carried himself and you know in many ways he his skills as an actor served him well in a business that was becoming increasingly creasing lee entertainment oriented and you'd see it later on when you see his both elections were runaway elections from my perspective <hes>. You're not an entertainer yeah. I think we can agree on agree. I was a one of one of the <hes> frustrations that i remember having was that in private you were warm warm generous funny times around the kids even a little silly but when you went out to campaign for president you're this is something that requires dignity and and serious how many people just told me something like you said i was out there boy. I was kind of serious lawyer. Yeah yeah so coming out of the convention. I think the campaign knew you certainly knew instinctually this was going to be a very tough race yeah and one of the decisions that i remember because it had implications for my life. Was you wanted the campaign out of washington. You wanted to move back to minnesota yeah and really concentrate on the debates because that's where you thought your opportunity was talk about that a little bit about how important the debates were <hes>. Let me first say. I thought if i ran the campaign out of of my home in minnesota would have better be received better by the public. My hope was that i couldn't in those debates score against reagan in a way it would set me up for the presidency. I didn't think reagan was strong debater and <hes> he was certainly not careful with the facts and that was my strategy and we spent a lot of time preparing for the beach we had <hes> practice debates my liver or so and the first debate most people consider that you one you had a strong performance but i think the most distinctive thing about the debate was at the end when president reagan started talking about a journey the big sur and any kind of lost his mind <hes> for that standard pitch for him and he lost somewhere so what what was going through. Your reminds you're standing there on the stage and the president united states in your opponent is rambling yeah. I did the best that couldn't after one of the news who says you made a bad mistake here that you should have offered your time to him and let him go on because he obviously lost his way yeah. His performance formats probably more than anything breath new life into the campaign. I think there was a sense that you know this was. This was real. We've seen this before. <hes> incoming presidents rarely do well in their first debate. The second debate was kind of the revenge of the great. One liner would save you in the primaries with something something as simple as where's the beef his he not holding your youthful and experience again you kind of saved him and i don't think my reaction was very good. I just laughed at us and so on but i think that seoul rogue american people that he was experienced two had a nice way about himself and i couldn't handle that issue you know he charged me with being too young well as fifty six and he was just as prime and he was sweat seventy seven mid seventies early seventies yeah so it was very bad rap but it worked nano hit. It did work but he he did it and you mentioned earlier. He wasn't mean goto every wasn't in. That's you know it's one of the things that i remember worked for him. Even in nineteen nineteen eighty because as good a man as generous a man as president carter was he could be caustic. He went after reagan in a very a personal way because i think just baffled him that the people that the public would would support someone like that and reagan did it which such gentle touch touch he knew how to do it and there was no as i said earlier no meanness guy. I think the public like that a lot. Let me change gears a little bit here a lot. The things changed in politics but particularly the relationship between politicians and the media. You had very good relationships with members of the press. You've known a lot of them for a long time. Certainly were no politician things get covered well but you spent a lotta time and effort and i think there was respect for what they were doing a talk about how you approach the median and just observations on how things have changed well. You described it about the way i would describe it. I think i think i i always tried to tell the truth. I never tried <hes> cynical tricks of the press and i think thank over the months they came to expect them to me and and it was a good relationship it was adversarial must be but but there was an underlying sense of respect. Go both ways you mentioned <hes> earlier about a politicians feel being better than any <hes>. I actually believe that the last i wanna say ten days of that campaign were electric. <hes> the the the crowds grew doubled in seattle. There was so much the azam. Was there a moment there where you thought that was something that could carry the day or what did you look and say there was never never a time when and i thought i had what it needed to win. I thought i'd do a little bit better than we did but even though the crowds are great and they were great and we had a lot of excitement deep down look at intellectual. Let me take you to election day november nine hundred ninety four. I think you knew the result was going to be talk about the people closest to you how you help them. <hes> that take you don't deal with this. I knew this going to hurt. Him is much more than hurt me and i tried to be kind to them. Thanks let them know how much i appreciate it. How i admired taylor could really tell crew and i hope that did some good but i noticed some tears knives that there there there certainly were speaking from my own experience. I know you came back at one point and talk to the staff and it's something i it had take with me every day. In addition to thanking us there was a called arms that this wasn't over and i. I think that the phrase was was that the seeds of defeat are always sewn in victory in the seeds of victory are always sony defeat. Yes always remember that and this. This is is not the end. This is the beginning what should go out and use your talent to help changes country and if you look at who was on that campaign staff they have have gone on to serve in the highest levels of government and you know it's it's remarkable personally. How did you deal with it. There is a grieving process assassin. When did you feel normal again. Took me a couple of months. I one of the things i found out i couldn't sleep so i go to bed around nine. O'clock tired wake up at nine thirty and stay awake all night good. I started reading books uh-huh else. I could do and slowly in about a month ago six weeks i find i was sleeping better but boy it. It was hard cutting through that this this is a story. You probably won't remember but i'll never forget our friend mike berman. I'm afraid of the decided that when you were going on vacation after the <hes> collection with your family that you needed a staff person and mike decided that i needed to be that staffer you know we'd all worked hard. I was tired even as a young person. I don't know how people older were doing it. We would out of the virgin islands and i do remember that in one of the few moments that you lost your reserved nature with me. I came over and i think you were pondering and the defeat and the future and you're on saint johnson. I kind of walked and you didn't wanna see a staff person. You look looked and said head who decided we should be staying here and i said why i don't know some someone decided i probably blame berman and i say when you point he said look over there. Who staying over there. I said i said i don't know and you told me it was it was governor. Dupont who had just lost his race and over to the right was another politician who had just lost his race and he said did you think i i wanted to go to an island of losers and i just forgot. I just stood there and thought. I don't really know what to do here. I think i'll just look at my shoes. <hes> shows you have control no and it was you know it's it's it's understandable. I wanna say i'm gonna take this to the future because i do wanna. I know what you think about what's going on now but <hes> before leaving the campaign. I just want to underline the idea that i don't know that politicians public servants people run for president really get a chance to focus on the impact they have on other people's lives and what other other people take even in defeat and i can tell you from personal point of view i've done a lot in politics have done a lot in my life. Nothing was more important. Nothing was more rewarding than working on that campaign and i will take that with me and i'll have that forever. It's and there are so many other people people you know we we occasionally get together. We were some of us. Were gathered for your birthday and all of those people are successful. Most of them are happy but when when we talk we all say the same thing which is it may have been an election drubbing but it was the single most important thing. We thought we did and we do owe that to. You and i think people people should know that fake you that that made it so much to me. No i believe we all took that campaign. Seriously wanted to win but we wanted to be stand for ideas that would be important to america's future. We didn't get to the implement them but those ideas were not dead with us and after the campaign we all went on our way <hes> trying to get some of behind thick. You're still doing that and i know a lot of others have spent their professional careers. I trying to get involved some way to make a difference and i'm very very very proud to be part of it. So let's turn learn to the current day. You have a perspective that very few people have there are twenty one democrats still running for president by the time we our listeners here. There's the could be less bored. There's or could there could be more having run for president having gotten the nomination having gone through a general election when and if these people call you what's your advice for them. I've been supporting amy klobuchar amp sporting her. I know or like lover and she's very bright gifted. The big test going to be ioannou but i know a lot of the others were french. Gosh i tried to connect with them. When i'm not involved in the campaign the if they call me to call the thing that bothers me most his airway too many candidates we gotta get this down to three or four candidates within the near future so that the public can see a party that can control itself i if if the democratic party looks like can't do business so that's that's the first thing how do we get this sort of dollars so i.
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"More votes than i needed because a lot of republicans they were going to be for me so now it's a much different fight here in the fight you know of your political article iv. I remember thinking at the time it was a little bit like the bataan death march we were. I'm going to give you a sense of here of some of the glorious job responsibilities i had. We were supposed to be go on. I think about a three day trip that ended fifty seven days later and one of my jobs was to coordinate all of the reporters with with their spouses or families at home to get them new clothes. <hes> i got any job that needs to be don was my job didn't closer was was getting their clothes. There and we understand how they looked. I think you feel. I think i did fail. I think i did fail anyway. <hes> this was a very tough time for you and and i distinctly remember the night of super tuesday you had a <hes> victory speech plant and you had a concession speech. Why because you knew it could be over. Talk about sure we're gonna make we had to be ready with a statesman-like think acceptance of defeat. We had to be ready to move forward. If we won and as your question implies i was not sure it always gonna make it. You could get a feel for the public as a candidate. If you work hard. I think better than any poll because you you see it. There is i could see was her. It's interesting. I went public figures. I think anyone where they go through tough times they they find out who their friends and they find out who the people they thought were their friends aren't their friends who return to that. I mean was it. The was it your family you it was it was a family hanser for really close in old time friends. Mike berman dick bowl jim johnson johnson maxine is end of course joan and a kid in the i'm sure i've forgotten people and then i remember the final aw relax shootout. I want an alabama and georgia may nobody guests at walter mondale from but i went out of their work so hard a lot of the congressman don their server me were nice to me and i still remember that night when i won that was that was for me a remarkable day during that fifty day span. Did you learn a lot about yourself. Would you learn. I learned i could really be tough. I learned that i could go hard for days without dating a lot of sleep. I learned that in many ways it's more satisfying to campaign adversity. That is when the sunday shining. I could see that that campaign was working but required me to make it work. Gary hart got himself on the wrong side of some issues down there and he couldn't get out of it. Let's talk about one specific day during that period where you turn the tables on <unk> gary hart and it was the debate in georgia talk a little bit about the where's the beef line <hes> clearly. You're campaigning all the time. You're not watching t._v. Commercials oh no no. It wasn't something that you came up with. I would discuss these debates with my staff of course and i remember bob buckle said there was this one added where this this old woman would say to be 'cause we're trying to figure out how we could deal with a gerry's argument that he was much better educated than i was knew more than i did without evidence of any of that and so we came up with this. Where's the beef and i didn't know what it meant but you know. I was pretty desperate there so i said where's the beef and you could see his face fell apart he couldn't he couldn't he couldn't handle it. Never did handle it. I remember sitting in the audience thinking that worked a lot better than i thought it was gonna work and you're right he just he he didn't then it became the the symbol of new idea without anything behind it as your idea at all and so that really helped me because it punctured <hes> the major you're part of his case and he made it worse by kind of trying to keep coming up with new answers to that you never did so. You survived the death march but there was a slog to get enough convention delegates all sprang. I remember <hes>. I'm not sure sure you were ever informed of the strategy but <hes> you occasionally got a few days often got to go on vacation. I did and yes and mike berman knew how how much you didn't want staff around on vacation. You just wanted to be with your family which is understandable so his idea was since i was around the same age as eleanor ripe between them zero older owners. You're younger than me yeah that they would send me a staff and you would just maybe think that i was one of your kids. Ah but i remember i remember sitting in somebody's house on the beach hour after hour with you calling each of these delegates one at a time. You probably didn't think thank that's what it was gonna come to and then in some ballroom someplace when you finally over the top how satisfying at the end of the day however climatic it was to no you can't put words. There's this been my life effort. I didn't know is going to win. I remember in the early primary down in alabama. I called mike berman. I said look better while we hope to win. We'd you better get ready for defeat here because i think it might we might lose it. We were campaigning right up through the convention even the last couple of days. We didn't know if we had it. We were still working. My memory is we were about a week out as the nominee of the democratic party. You really only have one consequential. She'll constitutional duty to choose a vice president. Politically may not matter. It often doesn't matter but talk to me a little bit about how you approached approached. How am i going to pick this person. How much of it was politics. How much of it was i've been vice president. I know what the job is and i know i'm a heartbeat he from being president. We spent a lot of time talking about who my rain made should be. I became convinced that if if we just put on another campaign with two men predicted be in that environment which is hard to remember now where people wanna the change women wanted to be in the in the game just outside watching in helping and we we came up with the idea of asking a woman to run with me and we're geraldine ferraro was the person i asked. She was a good candidate but i believe we started running into something that we've seen a lot of sense. We saw i think in hillary's campaign in pain deep down. There's millions of americans. Don't allow a woman in that white house i. I'm ashamed to say that i think the wrong. Tom and i remember as a young guy when there are a lot of people told me shouldn't have catholic in the white house. We got over once we went through. It and i think that will happen with women because you know we went. They accept women. Now is governors senators. Both of our senators minnesota but when you talk about giving power is i was two women stirred up the animals. I think i i can't explain it. Would it surprise you that a lot of young people don't know that you're the person who put a woman on the ticket or the even that there was a woman on the ticket and and you know way back in ancient history nineteen eighty-four. Nothing surprises me anymore that that's about back there with george washington as far as a lot of these as kids think it was another time i just gotta accept that so let me ask you just a straightforward political question given everything you know and we'd been through. Would you pick a woman again is why i would like to see us. Break break the gender gap in america. I'd like to see strong women to get into positions at all levels of government where we're drawing night. Just i'm fifty percent of america's talent but one hundred percent and i thought that for a long time i think we've made a lot of progress state local level none presidential so before we move off the be the v._p. I'm just going to share one story with you because you were busy. You probably didn't notice but it's still one of my favorite moments in politics. <hes> you'll remember that a lot of the people you were considering came out to north oaks visited with you and then we go out and talk to the press and i think the last one was reverend jackson and it became clear as the meeting entered its second hour that reverend jackson strategy was to be the person who met with you for the longest because the me as the meeting after third hour wind eh bob beckel had three times as to try to end the meeting and <hes> my boss maxine isaacs secretary head squawked in several times and said you know we this is can we wrap and river jackson said no and you were a good host. You were going to keep them long enough and i remember turning to maxine insane. Can i try something and she was like yeah. Whatever and i walked in and i said excuse me. I don't mean to interrupt but mister vice president. It's very important that we do a news conference. When this is over so reverend jackson can go out and see the press and we're losing the light outside. If this meaning goes on much longer i turned to reverend jackson and said you won't able to do your news conference and he stood straight up and said let's go get it started what has become a long doc time <hes> very <hes> very great relationship with reverend jackson yeah because we understand each other. Let's talk about one other thing. Wrapping up the nomination convention. You did something that was seen as politically unusual and politically risky in your acceptance speech you you told the truth you said. Taxes are going to be raised. I just told you ronald reagan won't and that became a significant part of our economic history. Go forward the next thirty years. Did you feel some compunction to do that. As it a political strategy we had a big deficit. It had to be dealt with i thought part of the answer ahead to be tax increases and i thought that i would gain the credibility with the public for honesty. If i told so i did a lot of people would say admire that but we we now know millions of helo or not gonna pay higher taxes and we're gonna teach this guy a lesson and the next act act in that trauma was ironically george bush forty one forty years later saying read my lips. I won't raise your taxes than having to raise taxes and losing. This is the kind of kind of bragging but i think i had inclination to do it. Straight at a right and i think most of the time i did that. It didn't always work out. Sometimes telling through for example on taxes probably hurt me. I've noticed this at noon stunt sense so i think atlas but what we do is nation..
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"To the first installment of the contenders. Welcome to the contenders. I'm joe la carte given the intense interest in the democratic nomination process. We thought it'd be interesting to talk to those men and women who've taken the ultimate political leap of faith then run for president of the united states. Our guest today was the forty second vice president of the united states from nineteen seventy seven to nineteen eighteen eighty one he was also the twenty four th united states ambassador to japan and a two term united states senator from the state of minnesota in nineteen eighty-four he ran for and won the democratic nomination and faced the incumbent president ronald reagan in the general election in the interest of full disclosure sure not only did i work on the nineteen eighty carter mondale reelection campaign in nineteen eighty three. I was honored to join the mondale for president campaign and service assistant the press secretary vice president walter mondale welcome to the contenders. Thank you so much. Let's go back to the beginning. Did you always know that public service. What was your calling i think so i grew up in a small town in southern minnesota a war. Maybe eight hundred people at a good day and i was in high school and i was thinking about it and thinking about it. I talked to my dad about it. I talk doc through anybody. Listen to me about it and then i decided run and i had nothing to go on a minute had no money. No no experienced experienced nothing but i thought i could do it off. I went so you did a variety of public service rawls. You're the state attorney general senator vice president. When did it hit you. Did it hits you early on that. Someday you might be president. You might want to run for president good question question. I don't think i gotta go answer. I think just sorta grew on me when i was attorney general. I don't think think i thought there was any connection when i was doing and being in the white house but then when i became a senator man i guess i started thinking about ahead ahead my friend humphrey all the time providing the example sometime when i was senator i think i said oh. Maybe i can do this. When humphrey got out attack 'cause humphry. You're going to be for him. It's quite an audacious thought. It's the hardest job in the world so most powerful job in the world. What in the world made you think that this is something you could do. Well you know i persuaded my shelf of that but i would have to say. I wasn't sure it was it was remains a mountain of job. Some people have persuaded themselves. They can be good presence when they get there. They're not. I hope that if i got there i'd be a good president and then of course when i became vice president that was really a nice way to look at 'cause i was in the white house every day and angela so in nineteen seventy five you flirted with the idea of running and decided not to what was the hesitation there well. I i campaign around the country for over a year and my pools were worse than when i started three harder i work the worship be so i got out hope inspired situation so a nineteen eighty-three when we first met <hes> you were all in talk a little bit about how you came to the decision to run. Who did you talk to. What was the conversation like in your family. Where were there real hesitations -tations about getting in or was it just some great unknown adventure to embark on a little of both you know i'd had more experience spreads around presidents so there was less of the unknown they're had considerable experience in washington by vish time i knew a lot of the people who had run or go to run and i could matiur myself better against if you may as yourself against the world you're probably gonna feel inadequate but if you measure yourself against who actually runs and who might be the president wants you know those people is not that there there are good. People believe realize this is. This job is going to be held by human be be. It can't have qualities that humans don't possess sh and once you can scale it to human proportions. It's a little easier easier to handle so it's a little bit like you're not sure that you can scale that mountain but you look around and you say that you think you can do it better than you can. Do a better the job for people the the sand you see climbing. Maybe the mountain is high. I thought it was and then you get more engaged and compelled by issues too. I think he'll push you. It's not just out of flap is you. Should i be precious. What kind of issues are are important enough that you should be there to speak out for them and i think that makes a difference too so let's talk a little bit about the campaign a and it's been my experience i've done five of these presidential campaigns that some of the best candidates are tripped up by not being able to transition from what they were to who they want to be. I think that's right. You had the benefit of a very experienced core group people at work for you. In the vice vice president's office you know some people from minnesota some people from around but you also had to bring in another group of experts you know the campaign chairman was jim johnson jason who is a minnesotan to the core and the campaign manager was bob beckel who however you describe minnesota. You describe beckles. It's the opposite yeah he wasn't minnesota. How it wasn't either. That's true. So how did you and you had you had great people on on the campaign. You know paul tully mike four twenty corrado. Tom donlan law people who went on to do things. How did you manage and how did you think about putting together the right people to get. I the nomination and then to run in the general. I know we were looking for the best people we were looking for people. That would be congenial. You can't have somebody in there that may have all talents but you can't work with workability and then then you had to have the people who share your enthusiasm and commitment for on some issues that were important. You know what i'm talking about but some people can at environment. They're good at it. They want to do it. The the the fourteen hour day guys they they. They never restopped <unk> but you can almost tell when you meet him who they are. I found i didn't know that at first and what i try to do is to sort <unk> out. The possibilities ended up with the <unk> campaign staff i could and i think i ended up with a very fine campaign style. You made one mistake but we won't focus. Let's drop that right yeah right one big mistake. That's okay. Let me ask you a few questions. A ah was that your first campaign well. I had worked mostly mostly as a volunteer for the carter mondale reelection and then had staff position. Were you down in georgia. No i was in this was in one thousand nine hundred <hes> in d._c. I was working for you know in the press office but this was the first is professional job and it was the most <hes> <hes> formative as far as learning about campaign about politics <hes> learning at the the the heel of the masters you know both you and guys like jam johnson and mike berman is we're gonna talk about. Mike berman a little later of course i. I do like to tell people that one of the great qualities you can have in working campaign is to be fearless and i was young enough to be fearless and i wasn't afraid to tell the former vice president of the united states what i thought i wasn't afraid how anyone i was afraid of mike berman i it was well. We'll come to that at the end but and i think i think you were afraid of lee was their way yeah. Let's talk a little bit about you. Jump into this race and you are the front runner but it's it's not like you didn't have a strong field of candidates. You were running against the candidate. I remember other campaign being obsessed s. with john. Glenn there was there was the movie coming out the right stuff. <hes> great senator marketable career in the military yeah and some of senator cranston senator hollings gary hart who we will talk a little bit more reverend jackson talk a little bit about both the advantages manages and the pitfalls of being the front runner people will draw the parallels to. I guess joe biden now who experiencing. I think some of these things have you just says is better to be seen as the front runner in the background. It's it's part of the game and i was seen as the front runner couple things happen right away. The eight or nine people running against you spend most today thinking of ways of pulling you down so when when i get into debates should use used to be standing around there there'd be an hour an hour and a half of most most of which were a tax by good people trying to figure out some way to get out front runner status. I remember number new hampshire where we had one of these debates about eight people all seated we'd go around and was eight and one one all the time so finally about halfway through i should up. I said okay. Why don't you all just take some time off. Rest relax ax. I'm gonna talk about me for a while. You guys have been cutting me up but i think i'd like to shift the street if i do yeah yeah one of the issues that you had to deal with the others was vice-president for jimmy carter and in one thousand nine hundred eighty three jimmy carter was still an unpopular <hes> politician. How did you manage taking advantage of your service without and distancing yourself where where necessary serie and not being tied so closely to someone you worked with and admired never did never did handle it well. I wanted wanted to run on my own record. I wanna run on what kind of president i would be but part of that was a discussion of how well carter ni- did white gosh. You can't escape that. I greatly admired <unk> today. I wasn't gonna kick them around and the do that. So i just tried to the best i could talk about myself what i like to see done and so on and if they brought rob carter i took carter i get an answer would have pardon me from responsibility for our time in the white house other vice presidents that have run for president had to deal with this. You know al gore's jumps to mind is particularly being wanna get into names now but some of them dealt with by putting down their their presidential parter. I didn't do that man he. He was his friend to me and he was. I thought i still think a great president and he just on a sky and we had a miserable for your question about it at all his full. That's inspirational answer well. It's it's is an honest answer and i think my political experience tells me that your approach without naming names worked better than others <hes> so but we won't stop there. Let's talk a little bit about the campaign. You got off to a great start. Via was a was a crowded field and you inflicted a faux on but kicking of the rest is the field one more than fifty percent. Yes iowa was kershaw. Neighbors still is. I think he's looking at that now. I helped humphrey down on their two campaigns. I'd been our campaign now. I was running on my own and i jumped in will harden in heavy and even though we had good candidates didn't have that connection with i whether i did. I believe i believe that made a big difference so given that. How surprised were you just a week later. When the new hampshire results came in which didn't go as well. Here's here's what i thought i thought winning big iowa would give me momentum in new hampshire no new hampshire h._r. Job to pick the president now iowa and so became almost a negative thing. I remember one of my favorite conversations in the aftermath was <hes> talking to your friend champion who ran new hampshire for you and was so frustrated and angry and i said chuck what happened and he said we were so well organized. We drove most of gary hart's voters to the polls that day and did but all of a sudden the campaign change age do you were you went from being the invincible front runner and the standard bearer the democratic party to gary hart somehow transform you into the old style democrat the past rather than the future good ideas versus bad idea. You were probably in your mid fifties the time you certainly weren't how did how did that make you feel felt awful and i felt mad. I couldn't somehow resort the issues so that they would reflect you know the honest situation. Her gary snuck up on me new hampshire alah. When there's there's not a real party fight in both parties a republican voters can cross over and they do. They're good at it. Reagan was really under challenge so when when we had our primary i carry the democrats.
"walter mondale" Discussed on Words Matter
"Welcome to words matter with katie barlow and joe lockhart welcome to words matter sadder. I'm katie barlow. Our goal is to promote objective reality as a wise man once said everyone is entitled to their own opinion not their own facts words have power and words have consequences welcome to a special edition of words. It's matter the contenders joe last week. You went up to minnesota and recorded. The first in what will be special series called the contenders. I tell us about the series what or who are the contenders contenders are quite simply people who've run for president of the united states given given the intense interest on the democratic side in the primaries and with the now several candidates challenging donald trump. We thought it would be interesting thing and fascinating to hear you know from people who've run for president what it's like what goes into the decision. How do you possibly get to the place of thinking you can take on the toughest job in the world the leader of the free world how your family reacts to that and then what it was like so tell us about your you're. I guessed it was a campaign. You worked on and candidate. You were proud to serve yeah. I spent nearly two years working for walter mondale. I was twenty three when i joined his campaign and really it was the first campaign where i got to see firsthand. How this all works. I traveled with him for over a year. They -cation occasioned with him masquerading one of his children because he didn't want staff around really occasions really and it i almost almost got away with it but it gave me a sense both of what it takes to win the nomination and tried to be president and the toll it takes on the candidate so i really wanted the vice president be to be the first in this series because it's something important and special to me now. Many people forget that nearly only a quarter century before sarah palin was picked by john mccain. It was walter mondale who i broke that barrier in nineteen eighty-four did did the vice president reflect on that he did he did i you know i pushed him on that. It was a controversial choice at the time. Geraldine ferraro was a a member of the house from queens but not nationally known as a politician or political leader and he spoke really eloquently about how important it was to break that barrier for him. I put it to him quite simply whether do it again. It'd be have the choice and you'll have to tune in to hear his answer all right well. Let's listen.
"walter mondale" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Up. Big banks. Taking on drug companies and raising wages is the real threat to the billionaire class. Well with us tonight to talk about it. Shannon petty peace, White House correspondent for Bloomberg and Eugene, Scott political reporter for the Washington Post, welcome to you. Both shannon. Let's full disclosure here. No polls matter at all right? Now, they're just they give us something to talk about. And it's interesting. And Donny Deutsch who was our previous guests said this week on the air if Warren's the nominee, they'll lose forty eight states. So do you concur? This is just kind of the intramural thing we can discuss. Well, so pull do and they don't matter. So I've been talking to people Republican strategists people in the campaign. They all tell me don't pay attention to the polls. Look at, when Walter Mondale was winning at this time all those years ago, they say, look at where Donald Trump was in the polls at this time for years ago, don't pay attention to them yet. When Elizabeth Warren started creeping up the polls this week. I started hearing from them that they were shifting resources to Elizabeth Warren to researching her background and doing Otto on her. That's the type of pull that got her attention. The head to head polls against Trump. The Democrats say pay no attention to, but these polls, they've been looking at the democratic field and Elizabeth Warren rise certainly got Republicans attention. And people in the Trump campaign's attention this week Eugene. There is another sidebar topic. I'm going to put the polling back on the screen. We there are entire cable networks that talk about this stuff all day. These are three need columns of numbers on the left some numbers. That are two digits, and then it drops off a cliff. You get about the Yang neighborhood into diplomacy o Gabbard Inslee you're down to one percent center column, and then the zeros including a democrat, who's one governorship in a red state with a Big Sky, a democrat from Rocky Mountain state, and Eric swallow, who makes us many daily television appearances as some people on popular farmer commercials..
"walter mondale" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"I'm not going to say that on the show to appeal to people, they're, they're devious, they're ideologies bankrupted broken, but they are not dumb. They've held these fifteen percent back show. Why understanding that the nomination of Sanders type just like the nomination of a Walter Mondale type or McGovern type or Dukakis type. These were democratic presidential nominee somebody younger folks and most of, you know the name, but some may not. So may not of, you know, look back that far, whatever it may be. Michael Dukakis won the democrat nomination for president against George H W Bush. He was a pretty far left candidate. Oh, yeah. Dukakis got annihilated in the general election Democrats are not dumb. Walter Mondale gets the democrat nomination to run against Ronald Reagan in the nineteen Eighty-four election. Walter Mondale goes onto lose every single state with the exception of his home state of Minnesota, which he barely eat out by three thousand votes. It was the greatest electoral college landslide we've seen in decades. Ronald Reagan one, New York, California, Maryland, Illinois everywhere, except Minnesota. Mondale was a far leftist. McGovern another far leftist get smoked by Richard Nixon? Absolutely. Decimated. The Democrats are not dumb. They understand full well, Joe, that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, in my opinion are even to the left of Mondale Dukakis and in some cases, even McGovern and Lenin. Yeah. You're right, you're right. They make Lenin look like a hard right conservative. That's a good point. They understand is Joe's right? The left to Lenin babe. They know this. So they've held these fifteen percent super delegates back knowing in the end that if it's a squeaker Bernie Sanders and a more mainstream candidate, whatever what's his name, jim- web or someone like that that they can nominate what Jim Webb. Maybe too far moderate for them, but they would prefer a Cory Booker type. You know what I'm saying? A guy who they think can appeal to moderate Democrats, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders do not do that. They appealed a radical left wingers who don't know anything about economics and have a fundamental misunderstanding of how government works. So they hold this, pull the people back hoping to tip the scales, these super delegates by the way. Oh, it was going to ensure that Hillary Clinton if it was tighter than it was Bernie Sanders, which in the end it wasn't. But if it went, they were the ones that were going to ensure. That Hillary Clinton got the nomination. The Democrats this weekend voted to dump the super delegates. This is awesome. Yes. Thank you. Democrats, DNC you guys ladies are awesome because now Joe, there's no buffer zone with delegates. In other words, you win the primaries in your in your the nominee, which means you can probably expect a far leftist to win the nomination for president for the presidency in twenty twenty against Donald Trump. Why? Because ladies and gentlemen, the radical left right now is the one. They're the ones that have the most energy. They are the ones that are gonna show up in the primary, not the moderate because the moderates folks aren't angry at Donald Trump. The moderates are getting a pay raise their like, you know what I like to vote democrat, but I'm not really angry at Trump. They're not the ones that are gonna show up in the primaries. The ones that are going to show up in the democrat partners are going to be the radical leftist and peaceful light crowds. They are going to show up and they are going to nominate a wacko for president. I'm telling you right now. They are going to nominate someone with Leninist Lennon nasca. Qualities. This is great news because it almost guarantees a Mondale Reagan like victory for Trump. If we can get this economy back on track and get a hold of the Justice department. I have a story from Fox News in the show notes today. Check it out. Show your liberal fret you by the way your liberal friends is hysterical or celebrating this, they think this is great. Squirt bird retook the protocol party. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Meanwhile, want to shake your head. This is the one case where I'm asking you not to the bunk them cast dude. If you did a great job, auto super delegates were terrible. We don't..
House narrowly approves farm bill that could cut food stamps to millions of low-income Americans
"To follow each state's tax rules recent estimates found that states were losing billions of dollars in revenue each year due to sales tax not collected on online sales laurel wamsley npr news washington a federal grand jury minnesota has indicted three illinois men on federal civil rights and hate crime charges in connection with a bombing last summer of a minneapolis area mosque matt setback of minnesota public radio says it's in addition to previously filed arson charges prosecutors say forty seven year old michael harry twenty nine year old michael mc water and twentythreeyearold joe morris drove more than five hundred miles to carry out the early morning attack august fifth the bomb caused extensive damage to the building but no one was hurt authorities say the three are part of an antigovernment militia based in clarence illinois setback reporting hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters in south texas we're up to fifteen inches of rainfall has inundated communities over the past few days governor greg abbott issuing a disaster declaration for six counties hit by the flooding meanwhile flooding in minnesota and south dakota caused some road closures including the brief shutdown of i ninety in minnesota this is npr news conservative columnist charles krauthammer has died at the age of sixty eight npr's windsor johnston reports the pulitzer prize winning political commentator recently announced he was in the final stages of cancer in an online farewell message krauthammer wrote i leave this life with no regrets he also thanked reader's television viewers and colleagues who had given consequence to his life's work krauthammer had been a columnist with the washington post since nineteen eighty four and was also a longtime political commentator on fox news he graduated harvard medical school in one thousand nine hundred seventy five despite a first year diving accident that left him a quadriplegic he ended up leading the field of psychiatry to take on politics in nineteen seventy eight he accepted a position in the carter administration directing planning in psychiatric research he later served as a speech writer for vice president walter mondale windsor johnston npr news president trump's national security advisor john bolton has heading to moscow the pave the way for a possible us russian summit trump and russian president vladimir putin discussed a face to face meeting in march when trump called the russian leader to congratulate him on his reelection the republican led house has narrowly passed sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients democrats unanimously opposed the measure and twenty republicans also voted no saying it would toss too many people off government food assistance the house bill sets up a clash with the senate which is looking to skip the food stamps changes and make mostly modest adjustments i'm jim hawk npr news.