Sen. Joe Biden Delivers Policy Address at Impact ‘08

November 15, 2007

Sen. Joe BidenIn this second podcast from the recent Impact ‘08 event held at the NHIOP, we feature a major policy address delivered by presidential candidate, and U.S. Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware. With an emphasis on the current situation in Pakistan, Senator Biden offers his remarks on U.S. foreign engagement, focusing on what he describes as “reengaging America in the world.”

Impact ‘08 New Hampshire, presented by The Center for U.S. Global Engagement took place at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on November 8, 2007. The forum, designed to foster a greater understanding about America’s role in the world has been holding events in key early-election states to unite business, civic, faith-based and military leaders. The New Hampshire event featured remarks from presidential candidates Governor Bill Richardson (N.M.) and Senator Joseph Biden (DE).

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Gov. Bill Richardson Speaks on Global Leadership

November 15, 2007

N.M. Gov. Bill RichardsonThe New Hampshire Institute of Politics recently hosted Impact ‘08 New Hampshire, presented by The Center for U.S. Global Engagement. The forum, designed to foster a greater understanding about America’s role in the world has been holding events in key early-election states to unite business, civic, faith-based and military leaders. The New Hampshire event featured remarks from presidential candidates Governor Bill Richardson (N.M.) and Senator Joseph Biden (DE).

In this podcast, we feature remarks from Governor Bill Richardson, with WMUR-TV anchor Tom Griffith serving as moderator. Governor Richardson, citing his foreign policy experience, issues a call for change and discusses global leadership, national security, the economy, and offers comments on the upcoming primary and election.

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Rudy Giuliani Cites His Experience During Visit

November 5, 2007

Mayor Rudy GiulianiThe New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College played host to Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani in a town-hall style forum. Mayor Giuliani spoke at length to a packed auditorium and full press section about his views and hopes for the future of America, then engaged in a question and answer session with students and the public.

Giuliani used his speech to talk about the importance of experience in a presidential candidate, highlighting his time spent as mayor of New York City. He explains how his life experiences would aid his presidential responsibilities.

Mayor Rudy GiulianiHe describes what he would look for in a vice-presidential running mate by giving an anecdote about his breakfast with former President Ronald Reagan on the morning he was shot, and explaining how that experience would impact his choice.

Mayor Giuliani made a point of talking about “doing the things that everyone thinks are impossible,” and how he plans to accomplish them, both in domestic and international affairs.

Photos by Brian Wozniak

Media Coverage: Flickr Photos | Union Leader | Boston Globe | WBZ-TV | NECN

 
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Gov. Mitt Romney Hosts Town Hall Meeting at Saint Anselm

October 4, 2007

Gov. Mitt RomneyIn the midst of midterm examinations, and with a student body anxious to return home for fall break, Saint Anselm students joined with members of the public this morning to attend a question and answer period with Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney.

The New Hampshire Institute of Politics auditorium was transformed for the town-hall style session, with Romney positioned in the midst of at least four different classes of students. In the rear of the room, press risers were filled with journalists from local newspapers, regional television stations, and the national media. Carl Cameron of Fox News was stationed outside the NHIOP all morning, utilizing the parking lot as a temporary television studio for reports from New Hampshire.

Gov. Mitt Romney at Saint Anselm College on 10/4/07Students took center stage all morning as New Hampshire Institute of Politics Student Ambassadors were on hand to greet Gov. Romney as he arrived in a motorcade shortly before 10 a.m. Once inside, Romney was introduced to the crowd by Greg Wallace ‘10. During the question and answer period, Gov. Romney took several questions from students of varying majors who attended the forum. Several staff members on the Romney campaign who attended the event were also familiar faces to the Saint Anselm campus, as a number of current staff members are also college alumni.

Media Interviews With Gov. Mitt Romney Outside the NHIOPFollowing another question and answer session with the assembled media outside the front entrance to the NHIOP, Romney caught a number of students off guard as he passed through the cafe as he headed for the motorcade to his next event.

Taking the moment in stride, two lunching students captured the attention of the governor, obtaining a quick handshake before the candidate and campaign staff departed.

Media Coverage: WMUR TV (ABC) | WBZ-TV (CBS) | NECN | Boston Globe | Associated Press | YouTube | Photos on Flickr

Credits: Photos by Alex Witkowicz ‘08. Podcast production assistance provide by Lauren Weybrew ‘08.

 
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Gov. Mike Huckabee Discusses Health Care With Nursing Students

April 23, 2007

Gov. Mike HuckabeeAfter starting his day with a 5K “fun run” with supporters in downtown Manchester, republican presidential hopeful and former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee discussed health care with nursing students. He visited Saint Anselm College on April 17.

Gov. Huckabee spoke about the nation’s health crisis as well as his own experience losing 110 pounds after being diagnosed with diabetes. “If I can regain my own health, so can this country, but this country better do it in a hurry,” said Huckabee, who wrote about his experience in his book Quit Digging Your Own Grave With a Knife and Fork.

Huckabee spoke about a healthcare system that is broken. “We have a completely upside-down healthcare system in this country where we train doctors to treat disease, not prevent it, and reimburse people to be sick, not well.”

He also focused on childhood obesity and what he called a pandemic that is killing kids. “We’re raising the first generation of kids who won’t live as long as their parents or grandparents,” said Huckabee.

He urged students to “go change the stinking system and make it right,” but cautioned that real change would happen over a generation, not in a four-year presidential term. Huckabee cited changing attitudes toward seat-belt use, litter, smoking, and drunk driving as examples of how societal views have change over time.

In the short term, he advocates making health care less expensive by enacting medical liability reform, shifting to electronic medical records, making health insurance policies more portable, and helping people open health savings accounts.

Often displaying a great sense of humor and wit, Huckabee described his own efforts to stay healthy by offering two nutrition rules: “If it comes through a car window, it’s not food. And if it wasn’t food 100 years ago, it’s not food, it’s a product.”

As part of our ongoing series, we make the speeches of presidential candidates who visit the New Hampshire Institute of Politics available to you. After you’ve listened to each podcast, we invite you to leave comments. The New Hampshire Institute of Politics is non-partisan and does not endorse political issues or candidates. Visit the institute’s Web site at www.anselm.edu/nhiop for news and a list of upcoming events.

 
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Sen. Hillary Clinton Outlines 10-Point Government Reform Plan

April 13, 2007

Sen. Hillary Clinton at the NHIOPIn a major policy speech before a capacity crowd at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, Sen. Hillary Clinton proposed a series of measures to restore Americans’ confidence in their government by increasing transparency and cutting waste and corruption.

Clinton would ban cabinet officials from lobbying her administration and strengthen whistleblower protections to encourage those uncovering fraud and abuse.

Clinton vowed to end no-bid contracts and post all contracts and agency budgets online. She also pledged to implement an America Results initiative to track the effectiveness of government programs and make the findings public.

“When I’m President, the entrance to the White House will no longer be a revolving door for just the well-connected — but a door of opportunity for the well-qualified,” Clinton said.

Clinton pledged to cut the number of government contractors by 500,000, saving between $10 and $18 billion a year, and track and eliminate unnecessary corporate subsidies through a new agency focused on evaluating corporate welfare.

Finally, Clinton proposed harnessing the latest information technology to make government scientists’ findings public on critical issues like global warming and food and drug safety.

Clinton’s 10-point plan includes:

  • Banning Cabinet Officials from Lobbying a Hillary Clinton Administration
  • Strengthen Whistleblower Protections
  • Creating a Public Service Academy
  • Ending No-Bid Government Contracts and Post All Contracts Online
  • Cutting 500,000 Government Contractors
  • Restore the Office of Technology Assessment
  • Publishing Budgets for Every Government Agency
  • Implementing Results America Initiative to Track Government Effectiveness
  • Tracking and Eliminating Corporate Welfare
  • Expanding Voting Access and Safeguarding Machines

As part of our ongoing series, we make the speeches of presidential candidates who visit the New Hampshire Institute of Politics available to you. After you’ve listened to each podcast, we invite you to leave comments. The New Hampshire Institute of Politics is non-partisan and does not endorse political issues or candidates. Visit the institute’s Web site at www.anselm.edu/nhiop for news and a list of upcoming events.

 
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