Bill Richardson

  • Aired:  09/06/12
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Former U.S. Ambassador Bill Richardson shares how Barack Obama can appeal to Hispanic voters beyond immigration issues. (5:14)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, MY GUEST TONIGHT IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST PROFILE HISPANICS IN AMERICAN POLITICS.

OH, PERFECT.

I LOVE PROFILING HISPANICS.

PLEASE WELCOME GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> BOOM.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON.

THANK YOU.

SIR, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE, AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HISPANIC.

>> DID I PRONOUNCE THAT CORRECTLY, IT'S RICHARDSON M I SAYING THAT CORRECTLY.

>> RICHARDSON.

>> RICHARDSON.

THANK YOU-- SEE, A NATIVE DOES IF PROPERLY.

>> THANK YOU.

NOW SIR, YOU-- THE GOVERNOR OF NEW MEXICO, YOU WERE ALSO A FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO

THE U.N., FORMER SECRETARY OF ENERGY, A CONGRESSMAN, A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.

YOU WERE DOWN AT THE CONVENTION, OKAY.

WHAT IS THE ENERGY LIKE IN THAT ROOM.

THEY'RE JUST CRANKING UP THE VOLUME, RIGHT.

IT'S REALLY NOT AS EXCITING AS IT SEEMS LIKE, IS IT?

>> NO, STEVEN, IT REALLY IS EXCITING.

THERE'S DRAMATIC, DRAMATIC DRAMA THAT-- DRAMA GOING ON.

>> DRAMATIC DRAMA.

IS THERE GOING TO BE TRAGIC TRAGEDY OR SORROWFUL SADNESS.

>> YESTERDAY, WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON, MICHELLE OBAMA,

JULIAN CASTRO, HE WAS THE KEYNOTER AT THE CONVENTION.

>> THE MAYOR OF --

>> HE HAS BEEN ON THE SHOW,

SURE.

NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT ALL THE HISPANIC OUTREACHES THAT'S GOING ON OUT THERE.

DO YOU GUYS FEEL PARTICULARLY OUTREACHED TOO OR-- I'M SORRY, WHAT AM I DOING.

DOW WANT SOME TACO BELL.

WOULD YOU LIKE?

BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURE.

>> (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> YOU KNOW, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, MITT ROMNEY IS GOING TO ASK ALL YOU GUYS TO TAKE

A RUN FOR THE BORDER.

>> NO I KNOW.

YOU KNOW, MAYBE LATER.

>> THIS IS NOT --

>> MAYBE LATER.

>> THIS IS NOT A GOOD WAY TO APPEAL TO HISPANICS.

IN THE OLD DAYS THE TACOES,

THE MARIACHIES, SINGING-- YOU KNOW WHAT, STEPHEN,

HISPANICS WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE MAINSTREAM AMERICAN.

>> OKAY, BUT MANY OF THEM ARE HERE ILLEGALLY.

CORRECT.

>> A SMALL PORTION.

>> SMALL 12 MILLION, THAT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE, MAN.

ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE DREAM ACT PEOPLE, DOW BELIEVE IN THE DREAM ACT.

>> I BELIEVE IN THE DREAM ACT.

HERE'S WHAT IT DOES.

>> Stephen: REALLY DID --

>> HERE'S WHAT IT DOES,

STEPHEN.

IT PERMITS SOLDIERS, IT PERMITS YOUNG HISPANICS THAT HAVE COME HERE NO FAULT OF

THEIR OWN, MAYBE ILLEGALLY,

A CHANCE TO GET AN EDUCATION.

THAT'S THE AMERICAN DREAM.

>> BUT DOESN'T IT IS A SOMETHING KIND OF TROUBLING,

ABOUT MEXICANS OR OTHER HISPANIC PEOPLE WHO COME HERE THAT THEY-- THAT THEY

HAVE TURNED TO A LIFE OF CRIME BEFORE THEY CAN SPEAK.

>> NO, NO, NO.

>> FEDERAL CRIME COMMITTED BY BABIES.

>> FIRST OF ALL, HISPANIC,

YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT JUST MEXICAN AMERICANS, THAT IS ABOUT 70%.

CUBAN AMERICANS, PUERTO RICAN, SPANISH AMERICANS,

CENTRAL AMERICANS, SOUTH AMERICANS, IT'S A HUGE AND BEAUTIFUL MELTING POT.

>> OF QUESO, RIGHT Z I SAY THAT CORRECTLY.

NOW REMINDED ME S IT, WHAT IS THE PROPER TERM.

I HEAR HISPANIC AND LATINO,

BOTH.

>> BOTH ARE OKAY.

>> SOMBRERO, BRO.

>> NO, THAT IS NOT GOOD,

HISPANIC, LATINO, THOSE ARE THE TWO THAT COVER THE ENTIRE AMAL GA MAN OF HISPANICS.

>> OBAMA IS SPEAKING AS WE SPEAK RIGHT NOW.

HE'S DOWN IN CHARLOTTE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK HE'S GOT TO SAY TO GET US TO TRUST HIM AGAIN.

>> WHAT HE HAS TO SAY TO THE HISPANIC VOTER IS HE REALIZED THAT-- REALIZES THAT CIVIL RIGHTS,

IMMIGRATION, COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION, THE DREAM ACT ARE PORN.

BUT HISPANICS, LATINOS CARE LIKE ANYBODY ELSE, GOOD SCHOOLS, JOBS, FOREIGN POLICY, DEFENSE POLICY.

IN OTHER WORDS, DON'T PUT US IN A BOX.

DON'T JUST APPEAL TO US AS LATINOS.

WE'RE AMERICANS.

WE WANT THE AMERICAN DREAM LIKE ANYBODY ELSE.

>>> DO YOU THINK HE CHANGED THE VENUE BECAUSE HE COULDN'T FILL THOSE SEATS OR

BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER.

BECAUSE THEY COULD HAVE JUST DISTRIBUTED RAIN COATS TO PEOPLE, OR FOR HISPANIC

OUTREACH, MAYBE PONCHOS.

>> GOVERNOR RICHARDSON, BILL RICHARDSON, EVERYBODY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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