Insights Into Teens: Episode 85 “Running for President”

In this episode we take a look at the Presidential Election. We’ll explore what the requirements are to run for president and what the process of a presidential election looks like. We’ll explain complicated things like the Electoral College in a simple and easy to understand way. Then we’ll look at some of the reasons people run for president and some of the drawbacks to being president. Finally we put Madison on the spot as our fictional candidate and ask her some of the real questions that our presidential candidates are asked. Some of the answers are very interesting.

Show Notes

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[SEGMENT 1]

What is required to run for president

https://bit.ly/2Fm4Giy

  • Candidates must be a natural-born citizen of the United States
  • Candidates must be at least 35 years old
  • Candidates must have been a resident of the United States for the past 14 years
    • Once a candidate raises or spends more than $5,000 for their campaign they must register with the Federal Election Commission.
    • This includes naming a principal campaign committee to raise and spend campaign funds

Steps to a Presidential Election

  • Step 1: Primaries and Caucuses
    • Candidates from each party campaign across the country to win the favor of their party members
    • You’ll often have debates between the candidates
    • States either hold a Caucus or a Primary Election
      • Caucus: Party members select the best candidate through a series of discussions and votes
      • Primary: Party members vote for the best candidate that will represent them in the general election
  • Step 2: National Conventions
    • Each party holds a national convention to select the final presidential nominee
    • The presidential candidate chooses a running mate (Vice President)
    • The presidential candidates campaign throughout the country to win support of the general population
    • You’ll often have debates between the party candidates and running mates
  • Step 3: General Election (The Popular Vote)
    • People in every state vote for one President and their running mate
    • When you cast your vote you are actually voting for a group of people called electors
  • Step 4: Electoral College
    • Each state gets a certain number of electors based on its representation in congress
      • 2 electors for each of the two senators in a state
      • Electors for however many members of the house of representatives which is based on population
    • Each elector casts one vote follow the general election based on popular vote in their state
    • The candidate who gets more than half of the 538 electoral votes, or 270 votes wins the election
    • The newly elected President and Vice President are inaugurated in January

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[SEGMENT 2]

Why do people want to be President of the United States?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/27/six-reasons-politicians-run-for-president/70087296

https://bit.ly/2SI79H3

  1. To change the direction of the country
    1. FDR tackled the Great Depression
    2. Reagan oversaw a huge defense buildup and pursued more conservative policies.
  2. To make history
    1. When civil rights leader Jesse Jackson ran for the Democratic nomination in 1984, he won several state contests, finished a respectable third in delegates behind Walter Mondale and Gary Hart, and then successfully challenged the idea of winner-take-all primaries.
    2. That prompted a rules change that turned out to be crucial for Obama in his campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2008
  3. To make a point
    1. Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy challenged Johnson in 1968 to express his opposition to the Vietnam War
      1. failing to win the nomination himself, he contributed to Johnson’s decision not to run himself and reinforcing the anti-war sentiment of the Democratic Party.
    2. Texas billionaire Ross Perot ran in 1992 and 1996
      1. he railed against the perils of the budget deficit and the impact of free-trade agreements on American jobs.
      2. President George H.W. Bush blamed Perot for siphoning off votes and costing him re-election.
  4. To boost their brand.
    1. Mike Huckabee landed a show on Fox News
    2. Civil rights leader Al Sharpton got a show on MSNBC
    3. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ended up as a co-host on CNN.
  5. Because it’s the family business.
    1. Jeb Bush, brother of former president George W Bush and son of George HW Bush he continues to be a leading contender for the Republican nomination, in part because of his political lineage
    2. Hillary Clinton is the spouse of a former president
    3. Rand Paul the son of a two-time Republican candidate.
    4. Mitt Romney’s father, George, was the early favorite for the Republican nomination in 1968
  6. Because lightning sometimes strikes.
    1. When President George H.W. Bush’s public-approval rating reached a then-historic high of 89% after the first Persian Gulf war in 1991, the biggest names in Democratic politics decided not to challenge him
    2. So Arkansas governor Bill Clinton ran — and won. 

Drawbacks to being President of the United States

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-would-anyone-want-to-be-president

https://cbsn.ws/3iROwLf

  1. You have no freedom. 
    1. Imagine having secret service agents following you around for the rest of your life.
    2. You can’t even go to the bathroom without six people checking to make sure everything’s okay.
  2. The pressure is enormous. 
    1. Just think about all the stress and pressure you face right now.
    2. The President makes world changing and life altering decisions on a daily basis
    3. The president is responsible for protecting the American people.
      1. All 300+ million of us
    4. The president is responsible for the economic security of the country
      1. Trade deficit
      2. Stock market
      3. Unemployment
  3. Everyone in the country gets to approve or disapprove of you. 
    1. Everybody and his brother has an opinion of what you should be doing.
    2. You’ve got to have such thick skin
  4. Everyone judges you
    1. Everything you say and do is forever dissected, analyzed, and scrutinized. 
    2. Can you even imagine not being able to make a mistake, screw up, or even have a single secret?
    3. You crack a joke that is misinterpreted, its front page news
    4. You slip and fall, its front page news
    5. You root for a sports team you like, its front page news
  5. You spend the rest of your life acting like a human sound bite. 
    1. You have to be on message, on point, controlled, and consistent all the time.
    2. Your life becomes one big giant elevator speech.
  6. Everybody scrutinizes how you dress. 
    1. You are expected to project a certain image all the time
    2. What a drag to have to think about how you dress all the time.
    3. And you are constantly scrutinized for how you look
  7. Everybody’s got his hand out. 
    1. Everybody wants something.
    2. They want their bill sponsored, their uncle pardoned, or their taxes lowered.
    3. Nobody really likes you for you, but for what you can do for him.
  8. It’s lonely at the top. 
    1. Everybody behaves strangely around you.
    2. They don’t act like themselves.
    3. They’re all stiff and laugh at inappropriate times.
    4. They treat you as if you’re some sort of alien
  9. You don’t get to be just a person anymore. 
    1. Can imagine anything more constraining than not being able to just be a nobody?
    2. To walk down the street and enjoy the sun on my face without having a worry or care in the world – anymore.
    3. Can you even imagine what that would be like?

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[SEGMENT 3] 

Questions for the Candidate

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/questions-2020-presidential-debates

https://bit.ly/2SIk23V

  1. What would you do immediately after taking office to combat the COVID-19 pandemic?
  2. How will you tackle the issues of police brutality and racism in the criminal justice system?
  3. How will you address the recent surge in voter suppression efforts?
  4. What do you see as the single greatest threat to our country at this time?
  5. How will you tackle the influence in politics of special interest groups such as the fossil fuel lobby?
  6. Do you think the office of the president has too much power?
  7. What will you do to address white nationalism and the resurgence of hate crimes against minorities?
  8. Do you think the financial records and health records of presidential candidates should be made available to the public prior to the election?
  9. Do you think it should be a priority to confirm a replacement supreme court nominee before the election?
  10. What is the one most important thing that you would want to accomplish in your first four years as president?

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[OUTRO AND CREDITS]

Transcription

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welcome to insights into teens this is

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episode

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85 running for president

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i am your host joseph whalen and my

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intelligent and trustworthy co-host

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madison whalen hi everyone how you doing

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today maddie

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i’m doing pretty okay pretty okay that

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that sounds mediocre to me really

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rough week um not really

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just tuesday was just a bad day in the

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beginning but

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um for the most part things haven’t been

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bad i actually just got back from one of

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my orthodontist appointments so

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so that sounds exciting anything extra

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they did today

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not really the one thing they did do was

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add a wire to one of my brackets but i

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don’t exactly know how they did it

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they also changed my colors but that was

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pretty much it no pain or discomfort

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not really i mean of course while they

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were doing it i was feeling pain but now

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i’m kind of dulled down at this point

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well that’s good that’s good i know the

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last

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orthodontist appointment you had left

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you

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in some serious pain yep so today we are

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talking about

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running for president we’re very close

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to

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a presidential election they happen

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every four years

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a lot of interesting things going on

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lots of debates lots of political ads

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i thought it would be interesting for us

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to take a look at what it means to run

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for president

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you know what’s required what are

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some of the benefits to it what’s the

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process of it

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uh what are the downfalls to being

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president what are some of the

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challenges to being president

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and then i want to kind of take our

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normal question and answer session

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and sort of turn it on its head a little

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bit there

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and we’re going to make you a candidate

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and i’m going to give you

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questions that have been asked of

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candidates both

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present and past for

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president and i’m curious to get your

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take on some of these common questions

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that are asked

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of political candidates hi

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so shall we get into it sure

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we shall

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so what is required to be

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president um

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you have a list you have the notes up in

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front of you right why don’t you tell

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us what’s required to be president

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there’s

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ironically there’s really only three

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things that you need to be president go

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ahead and tell us what they are

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so the first thing was that candidates

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must be a natural-born citizen of the

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united states

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now you know what that means yeah

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basically you were born in the united

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states and you lived in the united

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states most of your life

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right so you can’t have immigrated here

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what’s next candidates must be at least

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35 years old okay and the final one is

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that candidates must have been a

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resident of the united states for the

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past

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14 years right so not only had do you

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have to have been

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born here you have to be 35 and you have

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to

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live the last 14 years here

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kind of simple requirements for

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literally the most powerful political

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office in the world don’t you think

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the other things are that once you start

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raising money

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or spending money on your campaign if

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you raise or spend more than five

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thousand dollars

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you must register with the federal

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election commission

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um and part of that registration

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includes naming

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your principal campaign committee that

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will raise

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funds and spend money so once you hit

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that threshold

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that’s when you’re in business that’s

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when you really start

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in the political playground now

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outside of those requirements there are

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certain steps

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now typically but not always

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a presidential candidate is one of two

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major parties the democrats or the

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republicans

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there’s a number of times that we’ve had

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third party candidates that were viable

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candidates as well

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but typically what happens is the first

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step is what we call primaries or

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caucuses

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depending on the state you live in the

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process is a little bit different

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okay so this is kind of where a state

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the residents of a state

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vote to

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elect who’s going to represent them in

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the presidential race

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okay so for instance uh

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when this race started there was only

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one republican

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really one viable republican candidate

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and that’s donald trump

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on the democrat side there was 20 some

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candidates that came out so what these

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candidates tend to do

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is they’ll go out and they’ll go across

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the country and they’ll campaign and

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they’ll shake hands and they’ll

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convince people that they’re the best

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person for the job

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um you’ll see debates a lot with these

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these are the primary debates before you

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actually have a candidate picked

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and then once you go through all this

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process then the states

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pick their candidate that they’re going

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to put their

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they’re going to have their delegates

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vote for in in

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what’s called the

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election of the kid the the convention

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of

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whatever party it is so the first step

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is basically going out there and

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convincing everyone that you’re a good

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person and that they should vote for you

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alrighty then each state does it at a

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different time

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and they do it a different way but

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ultimately all those states

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have their little local elections and

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you can kind of think of it as

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clubs again so the democrats are a club

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so if you’re a democrat you can vote for

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who you want to represent you

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if you’re a republican you can’t vote in

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a democratic primary

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because you’re not part of that club

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yeah so that’s kind of how that works so

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you can kind of think of them as clubs

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yep so after you do all that then you

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have a national convention

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and the ones that they did this year

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were mostly virtual

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um you had some stuff that was done in

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person

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but at the convention you get to hear

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all the talking points what’s called the

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platform

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of the politician okay what they want to

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do

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why they want to be president what

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they’re going to do when they’re in

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office

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and they make their pitch you also get

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your

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nominees for vice president at this

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point too

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so all up until this point you’re

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picking who’s going to run for president

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the president then picks his running me

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and so a lot of times there’s some

0:08:50.640,0:08:57.839
politics behind that so sometimes

0:08:53.600,0:09:01.360
like with john f kennedy

0:08:57.839,0:09:04.720
so during the whole primary process

0:09:01.360,0:09:08.160
both kennedy and lyndon johnson

0:09:04.720,0:09:10.399
were vying for the nomination when

0:09:08.160,0:09:11.360
kennedy started to win over more of the

0:09:10.399,0:09:14.480
states it looked like

0:09:11.360,0:09:17.519
johnson wasn’t going to win the primary

0:09:14.480,0:09:19.600
nomination but

0:09:17.519,0:09:20.880
because of how many people lived in

0:09:19.600,0:09:24.720
texas and how many

0:09:20.880,0:09:27.200
how important texas was to the vote

0:09:24.720,0:09:30.080
kennedy knew that he had to get lyndon

0:09:27.200,0:09:32.320
johnson to back him so to do that

0:09:30.080,0:09:33.760
he picked lyndon johnson who was up to

0:09:32.320,0:09:36.080
that point his opponent

0:09:33.760,0:09:37.839
in the primaries he picked lyndon

0:09:36.080,0:09:39.279
johnson to be his running mate

0:09:37.839,0:09:41.279
and that pretty much guaranteed the

0:09:39.279,0:09:43.519
texas that lyndon johnson

0:09:41.279,0:09:45.120
came from texas was going to be in in

0:09:43.519,0:09:48.839
their court

0:09:45.120,0:09:50.480
so there’s strategy to that uh this time

0:09:48.839,0:09:53.120
around the the

0:09:50.480,0:09:54.080
i guess the big news was the democrats

0:09:53.120,0:09:57.920
and

0:09:54.080,0:10:01.040
joe biden who was the presumptual

0:09:57.920,0:10:04.800
candidate from the democrat side picked

0:10:01.040,0:10:08.480
kamala harris and he picked the

0:10:04.800,0:10:10.240
kamal harris because one she was a

0:10:08.480,0:10:11.839
very strong candidate during the

0:10:10.240,0:10:14.079
primaries

0:10:11.839,0:10:16.160
um so she brought a lot of backing from

0:10:14.079,0:10:19.600
her but she’s also

0:10:16.160,0:10:22.959
uh african-american she is

0:10:19.600,0:10:25.040
obviously a female so there’s

0:10:22.959,0:10:26.320
strategy behind that because now you’re

0:10:25.040,0:10:28.079
looking to get different groups of

0:10:26.320,0:10:29.440
people to support you because of who you

0:10:28.079,0:10:32.160
picked

0:10:29.440,0:10:32.480
so that’s sort of where that that comes

0:10:32.160,0:10:34.320
from

0:10:32.480,0:10:35.680
there are times that vice presidential

0:10:34.320,0:10:37.680
candidates were picked that made no

0:10:35.680,0:10:39.360
sense whatsoever

0:10:37.680,0:10:41.040
and it came back to bite the

0:10:39.360,0:10:44.079
presidential candidates

0:10:41.040,0:10:46.640
you know because of that so you

0:10:44.079,0:10:48.640
you run the primary you do your national

0:10:46.640,0:10:51.839
convention the national convention picks

0:10:48.640,0:10:53.519
who that group uh who that political

0:10:51.839,0:10:54.800
party is going to have as their

0:10:53.519,0:10:57.200
candidate so

0:10:54.800,0:10:59.279
it’s a club party you know you’re part

0:10:57.200,0:11:02.320
of the democrat club

0:10:59.279,0:11:03.920
and it’s a big giant party for your club

0:11:02.320,0:11:05.360
and everybody gets together they have a

0:11:03.920,0:11:06.640
good time they talk about how great

0:11:05.360,0:11:08.800
their candidates are

0:11:06.640,0:11:11.519
and say okay we’re all going to put our

0:11:08.800,0:11:14.880
support behind this guy

0:11:11.519,0:11:17.279
so after the convention comes out then

0:11:14.880,0:11:19.279
you have a vice president and a

0:11:17.279,0:11:21.600
presidential candidate

0:11:19.279,0:11:22.480
and they go out and they try to convince

0:11:21.600,0:11:24.399
everybody

0:11:22.480,0:11:28.320
not just people in their party but

0:11:24.399,0:11:30.079
everybody to vote for them

0:11:28.320,0:11:32.480
so how many political parties do we

0:11:30.079,0:11:36.320
typically have in the united states

0:11:32.480,0:11:38.320
two right two dominant ones yes

0:11:36.320,0:11:40.399
but we have a lot more political parties

0:11:38.320,0:11:41.440
out there you have what are called third

0:11:40.399,0:11:45.120
party

0:11:41.440,0:11:48.720
uh candidates so one of the things we

0:11:45.120,0:11:50.800
literally just did was we filled out our

0:11:48.720,0:11:54.000
mail-in ballot so that we could vote

0:11:50.800,0:11:55.760
today we just dropped it off today

0:11:54.000,0:11:57.920
and you know programming note to

0:11:55.760,0:12:00.320
everyone out there who’s a voting age

0:11:57.920,0:12:02.880
vote early get it done with it’s a very

0:12:00.320,0:12:05.760
important election

0:12:02.880,0:12:07.760
on that ballot you had one column that

0:12:05.760,0:12:10.079
was all republican

0:12:07.760,0:12:11.040
one column that was all democrat and

0:12:10.079,0:12:13.600
then you had like

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i don’t know six or seven other columns

0:12:13.600,0:12:17.680
in there

0:12:14.720,0:12:20.320
that had presidential candidates they

0:12:17.680,0:12:23.279
were for all the other parties

0:12:20.320,0:12:24.000
your green party your libertarians all

0:12:23.279,0:12:26.560
all these different

0:12:24.000,0:12:28.639
parties so there’s a lot of different

0:12:26.560,0:12:30.639
parties out there

0:12:28.639,0:12:32.079
the two dominant ones are the democrats

0:12:30.639,0:12:33.360
and the republicans

0:12:32.079,0:12:35.200
these are the ones that we tend to

0:12:33.360,0:12:36.639
follow all through the conventions and

0:12:35.200,0:12:38.480
all that stuff

0:12:36.639,0:12:39.839
but all the other parties can put

0:12:38.480,0:12:41.279
candidates you can write a candidate you

0:12:39.839,0:12:43.120
can write you know i can’t tell you how

0:12:41.279,0:12:45.760
many times mickey mouse has been written

0:12:43.120,0:12:47.680
as a presidential candidate wow you

0:12:45.760,0:12:52.480
think disney would would run the company

0:12:47.680,0:12:55.519
of the country by this point so

0:12:52.480,0:12:56.880
we have two major candidates now for for

0:12:55.519,0:12:58.880
president you have donald trump

0:12:56.880,0:13:00.160
you have joe biden they all have their

0:12:58.880,0:13:02.079
running mates

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and they go out and they have a time

0:13:02.079,0:13:04.720
period now of about six months to go out

0:13:03.839,0:13:08.079
there and convince

0:13:04.720,0:13:11.519
everyone else now

0:13:08.079,0:13:14.240
the way it typically works is

0:13:11.519,0:13:15.600
there are diehard republicans there are

0:13:14.240,0:13:17.440
diehard democrats

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and nothing that you say will sway them

0:13:17.440,0:13:20.639
from voting for the anyone

0:13:19.120,0:13:22.160
other than the people that are in their

0:13:20.639,0:13:24.639
party

0:13:22.160,0:13:26.800
so you’re really not campaigning to get

0:13:24.639,0:13:30.399
those people you’re campaigning to get

0:13:26.800,0:13:32.720
the fringe people the undecided voters

0:13:30.399,0:13:33.519
the voters who don’t vote down a column

0:13:32.720,0:13:35.680
who who

0:13:33.519,0:13:36.880
pick people you know however they pick

0:13:35.680,0:13:38.560
people

0:13:36.880,0:13:40.160
and for the candidates that are third

0:13:38.560,0:13:41.040
party for the for the people that are

0:13:40.160,0:13:44.079
third party ca

0:13:41.040,0:13:46.160
uh voters you’re trying to win them over

0:13:44.079,0:13:48.079
to your side now

0:13:46.160,0:13:49.600
and that’s what all these advertisements

0:13:48.079,0:13:51.199
and all the debates and all this stuff

0:13:49.600,0:13:52.639
is designed to do it’s to get those

0:13:51.199,0:13:54.800
fringe people those people that aren’t

0:13:52.639,0:13:57.920
the die hard wants to vote for you

0:13:54.800,0:14:00.399
and push you over the top

0:13:57.920,0:14:02.160
then we go to the general election so

0:14:00.399,0:14:06.240
when the general election

0:14:02.160,0:14:07.839
everybody goes hopefully and votes

0:14:06.240,0:14:09.279
and you vote for the candidate that you

0:14:07.839,0:14:10.720
want

0:14:09.279,0:14:12.880
now the one thing that’s that’s

0:14:10.720,0:14:15.279
confusing for a lot of people is when we

0:14:12.880,0:14:17.440
go like like we just did

0:14:15.279,0:14:19.040
mommy and daddy just pick casted our

0:14:17.440,0:14:22.320
ballots for

0:14:19.040,0:14:25.760
who we wanted to be president we didn’t

0:14:22.320,0:14:26.959
vote for president really

0:14:25.760,0:14:29.199
and this is where it gets kind of

0:14:26.959,0:14:32.240
confusing what we

0:14:29.199,0:14:35.279
voted for was for who we want our

0:14:32.240,0:14:37.600
electors to vote for

0:14:35.279,0:14:38.720
because after the general election which

0:14:37.600,0:14:40.959
is

0:14:38.720,0:14:42.959
often what’s called the popular vote for

0:14:40.959,0:14:45.279
who the people voted for

0:14:42.959,0:14:46.000
you’re not voting directly for the

0:14:45.279,0:14:48.160
candidate

0:14:46.000,0:14:49.680
you’re voting to tell your electors who

0:14:48.160,0:14:52.240
to vote for

0:14:49.680,0:14:54.000
so after the general election you have

0:14:52.240,0:14:55.519
it goes to what’s called the electoral

0:14:54.000,0:14:57.600
college

0:14:55.519,0:14:59.839
which isn’t a college you don’t go to

0:14:57.600,0:15:01.920
school there they don’t charge tuition

0:14:59.839,0:15:04.240
this was a concept that was set up by

0:15:01.920,0:15:07.519
the founding fathers

0:15:04.240,0:15:10.800
and what they do is each state has

0:15:07.519,0:15:11.279
a certain number of electors people that

0:15:10.800,0:15:15.120
actually

0:15:11.279,0:15:15.120
cast a ballot for the president

0:15:15.519,0:15:18.639
the number of electors that you have is

0:15:17.839,0:15:21.519
equal

0:15:18.639,0:15:22.480
to the number of representatives that

0:15:21.519,0:15:25.360
you have in congress

0:15:22.480,0:15:28.000
it’s not the representatives in congress

0:15:25.360,0:15:31.120
but it’s equal to the number

0:15:28.000,0:15:34.160
now just to take a quick step back

0:15:31.120,0:15:36.079
and talk about congress

0:15:34.160,0:15:38.079
do you know how we get representation in

0:15:36.079,0:15:40.480
congress um

0:15:38.079,0:15:41.600
kind of tell me what you how you

0:15:40.480,0:15:44.639
understand

0:15:41.600,0:15:47.920
um well

0:15:44.639,0:15:51.360
i know that in congress there

0:15:47.920,0:15:54.320
is um there are

0:15:51.360,0:15:56.240
different senators right so you have two

0:15:54.320,0:15:59.680
houses in congress you have the senate

0:15:56.240,0:15:59.680
and the house of representatives

0:16:00.959,0:16:08.160
go um

0:16:04.959,0:16:10.480
and i was thinking that

0:16:08.160,0:16:11.600
isn’t there like one senator for each

0:16:10.480,0:16:14.639
state or

0:16:11.600,0:16:17.920
if if however large or over

0:16:14.639,0:16:19.839
or populated the state is um

0:16:17.920,0:16:22.560
determines how many senators you have

0:16:19.839,0:16:25.040
per state that’s close

0:16:22.560,0:16:27.279
so the way the senate works is every

0:16:25.040,0:16:28.800
state gets two senators

0:16:27.279,0:16:30.320
regardless of how big you are or how

0:16:28.800,0:16:32.959
many people okay

0:16:30.320,0:16:35.279
so every state has the same level of

0:16:32.959,0:16:37.360
representation in the senate

0:16:35.279,0:16:38.480
the house of representatives is based on

0:16:37.360,0:16:41.360
population

0:16:38.480,0:16:42.079
ah so for every so many people that you

0:16:41.360,0:16:44.480
have

0:16:42.079,0:16:46.480
in your state you get a member in the

0:16:44.480,0:16:49.519
house of representatives

0:16:46.480,0:16:52.560
so this way the bigger states

0:16:49.519,0:16:53.360
still get more representation based on

0:16:52.560,0:16:55.600
the number of

0:16:53.360,0:16:57.440
people that they have in their state but

0:16:55.600,0:16:58.240
all states in the senate have an equal

0:16:57.440,0:16:59.839
vote

0:16:58.240,0:17:01.759
so it’s checks and balances and they

0:16:59.839,0:17:04.640
kind of balance the power

0:17:01.759,0:17:06.079
okay so the electoral college works the

0:17:04.640,0:17:09.280
same way so for instance

0:17:06.079,0:17:12.160
if we have let’s just say

0:17:09.280,0:17:14.720
30 members of the house of

0:17:12.160,0:17:15.839
representatives in our state new jersey

0:17:14.720,0:17:18.720
i don’t actually i should have looked it

0:17:15.839,0:17:20.480
up and i didn’t even think too but

0:17:18.720,0:17:22.160
we have 30 representatives in the house

0:17:20.480,0:17:25.839
of representatives and two

0:17:22.160,0:17:27.199
senators that gives us 32 electoral

0:17:25.839,0:17:29.679
votes

0:17:27.199,0:17:31.200
now these electoral votes are are picked

0:17:29.679,0:17:33.440
in a completely different process and i

0:17:31.200,0:17:36.559
don’t want to get into that because

0:17:33.440,0:17:39.120
that really gets down into the weeds

0:17:36.559,0:17:40.559
so we have 32 votes to cast for the

0:17:39.120,0:17:44.960
president

0:17:40.559,0:17:48.000
what we do as citizens is we vote

0:17:44.960,0:17:50.240
to tell those to tell those electors not

0:17:48.000,0:17:52.799
to hit the mic while you’re talking

0:17:50.240,0:17:55.200
no we we vote to tell those electors who

0:17:52.799,0:17:57.600
we want them to vote

0:17:55.200,0:17:59.520
because despite what everyone thinks we

0:17:57.600,0:18:01.600
don’t live in a democracy

0:17:59.520,0:18:03.760
we live in a democratic republic it’s a

0:18:01.600,0:18:07.039
representative government

0:18:03.760,0:18:09.200
so we elect people to represent us

0:18:07.039,0:18:10.960
then they go and they cast votes in our

0:18:09.200,0:18:13.280
favor hopefully

0:18:10.960,0:18:16.480
the way that we want to vote doesn’t

0:18:13.280,0:18:19.360
always work out that way though

0:18:16.480,0:18:21.520
so when we vote and cast our vote in the

0:18:19.360,0:18:22.720
general election we’re telling our 32

0:18:21.520,0:18:25.679
electors

0:18:22.720,0:18:27.039
vote for this guy now the way that that

0:18:25.679,0:18:28.640
works is a little bit different some

0:18:27.039,0:18:32.160
states it’s all or nothing

0:18:28.640,0:18:34.480
so if if president trump gets a majority

0:18:32.160,0:18:38.080
of the vote popular vote in new jersey

0:18:34.480,0:18:40.000
he’ll get all of our electoral votes

0:18:38.080,0:18:42.320
some states divvy it up so if you get

0:18:40.000,0:18:43.360
half of the popular votes and you split

0:18:42.320,0:18:45.120
it in half

0:18:43.360,0:18:46.320
you get half the electoral vote so it’s

0:18:45.120,0:18:47.840
a little bit different from state to

0:18:46.320,0:18:49.039
state but

0:18:47.840,0:18:50.559
the important thing is is that the

0:18:49.039,0:18:51.039
electoral college are the guys who

0:18:50.559,0:18:54.320
actually

0:18:51.039,0:18:56.559
vote for the president and we tell them

0:18:54.320,0:18:59.120
who we want them to vote for

0:18:56.559,0:19:00.400
okay and for the most part it works out

0:18:59.120,0:19:02.640
so when you see

0:19:00.400,0:19:04.640
when you watch election day they’re

0:19:02.640,0:19:06.400
looking not at the popular vote although

0:19:04.640,0:19:08.640
you’ll see a lot of that

0:19:06.400,0:19:10.000
they’re looking at the electoral vote

0:19:08.640,0:19:12.480
and a candidate

0:19:10.000,0:19:14.480
just needs to get 51 percent more than

0:19:12.480,0:19:16.880
50 percent

0:19:14.480,0:19:17.880
of the electoral vote so there’s a grand

0:19:16.880,0:19:20.640
total of

0:19:17.880,0:19:22.000
538 electoral votes that are up for

0:19:20.640,0:19:24.480
grabs

0:19:22.000,0:19:26.080
between all 50 states and puerto rico

0:19:24.480,0:19:28.240
who gets to vote in the presidency as

0:19:26.080,0:19:31.760
well

0:19:28.240,0:19:35.039
the first candidate to get 270 of these

0:19:31.760,0:19:36.720
wins the election and then

0:19:35.039,0:19:39.679
that newly elected president comes into

0:19:36.720,0:19:42.880
power and is inaugurated in january

0:19:39.679,0:19:44.480
kind of complicated right yeah let me

0:19:42.880,0:19:45.200
dumb it down a little bit not dumb it

0:19:44.480,0:19:48.640
down but

0:19:45.200,0:19:50.320
explain it in simpler terms the world

0:19:48.640,0:19:53.360
series in baseball

0:19:50.320,0:19:54.160
okay it’s a best of seven series you

0:19:53.360,0:19:56.480
place

0:19:54.160,0:19:57.600
up to seven games the first person to

0:19:56.480,0:20:00.880
win four games

0:19:57.600,0:20:04.640
wins the series okay

0:20:00.880,0:20:07.679
so your vote is the number of

0:20:04.640,0:20:09.360
runs that are scored in a game so if you

0:20:07.679,0:20:10.080
win the first game your team wins the

0:20:09.360,0:20:13.440
first game

0:20:10.080,0:20:14.240
10 to nothing you’ve got 10 runs in but

0:20:13.440,0:20:17.919
you’ve only got

0:20:14.240,0:20:21.360
one game that you’ve won you could

0:20:17.919,0:20:24.320
lose every other game after that by

0:20:21.360,0:20:26.559
one run and lose the series so it’s not

0:20:24.320,0:20:29.760
about how many runs you score

0:20:26.559,0:20:33.520
it’s about how many games you win so

0:20:29.760,0:20:36.720
the runs in a game are your vote

0:20:33.520,0:20:39.520
the game is the state

0:20:36.720,0:20:41.280
and then each state makes up your

0:20:39.520,0:20:43.039
electoral votes

0:20:41.280,0:20:45.360
so the way you win the world series is

0:20:43.039,0:20:46.960
by winning the most games

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the way you win the election is by

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winning the most states

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so that’s kind of how that works

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so when you cast a vote that’s like you

0:20:53.919,0:20:57.679
hit a home run

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and you hit a home run for your

0:20:57.679,0:21:01.200
candidate well if you hit more home runs

0:20:59.760,0:21:03.360
for your candidate

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then the other guy does he win your

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candidate wins the game

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so that’s one game he needs to win 270

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games basically

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that’s kind of how that works ah okay

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that makes more sense

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right so you’ll see a lot of people say

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well the electoral college needs to go

0:21:16.799,0:21:19.200
away and this and that and all the other

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thing and

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and there’s arguments to be made for it

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but if everything was done by the

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popular vote

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it would be very unfair yeah because

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technically there’s five cities in the

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united states

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and the population of those cities alone

0:21:36.159,0:21:41.520
would make up enough of a majority to

0:21:38.960,0:21:43.120
elect the president

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and that’s just cities that’s not even

0:21:43.120,0:21:47.280
entire states wow

0:21:45.120,0:21:49.200
so you could have these five states all

0:21:47.280,0:21:50.320
all vote for the same guy

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and then the rest of the country

0:21:50.320,0:21:53.520
wouldn’t matter if we did the popular

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vote

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so that’s why this sort of distributes

0:21:54.960,0:21:58.799
that power a little bit okay

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all right yeah it’s it’s a very

0:21:58.799,0:22:05.039
complicated process but it’s one

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that was designed well over 200 years

0:22:05.039,0:22:07.919
ago

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to address a lot of problems with the

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way that governments work

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and to separate power and have checks

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and balances and

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all that stuff you learn in social

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studies class yep

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so that’s how a president because you’re

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going to be president today

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okay or at least a candidate yep so it’s

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important for you to know

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all the hoops you have to jump through

0:22:27.200,0:22:32.720
and how the process works

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so that’s how the process works we’re

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going to take a quick break we’re going

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to come back

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and we’re going to talk about why people

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want to be present in the united states

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and what some of the drawbacks are

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to being president alrighty all right

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welcome back we are talking about

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running for president today

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we just talked about the mechanics

0:24:00.960,0:24:04.480
and the complicated nature of the

0:24:02.960,0:24:06.240
electoral college and hopefully we

0:24:04.480,0:24:07.360
explain that in a

0:24:06.240,0:24:10.159
simple way that everyone could

0:24:07.360,0:24:12.159
understand now we’re going to talk about

0:24:10.159,0:24:13.360
why do people want to be president of

0:24:12.159,0:24:14.960
the united states

0:24:13.360,0:24:16.320
let me ask you madison why would you

0:24:14.960,0:24:17.200
want to be president of the united

0:24:16.320,0:24:19.600
states

0:24:17.200,0:24:21.200
well i have a few reasons that i’d want

0:24:19.600,0:24:23.679
to be president

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one would be to keep the country in

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balance

0:24:24.559,0:24:30.799
make sure like to stop chaos

0:24:27.760,0:24:34.080
from freaking out and to try and be fair

0:24:30.799,0:24:35.679
with everyone okay that’s a very good

0:24:34.080,0:24:38.080
set of reasons any other reason you’d

0:24:35.679,0:24:42.320
want to be president well

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um i’d also want to help minority groups

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and i’d want to give them the rights

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that they deserve

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and because rights for everyone

0:24:49.760,0:24:56.000
shouldn’t be a privilege it’s

0:24:52.880,0:24:59.760
it just should it just should be

0:24:56.000,0:25:01.600
like they shouldn’t be um

0:24:59.760,0:25:03.520
they should not have the rights to do

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the same things that other people could

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do

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so that’s what makes them rights instead

0:25:06.240,0:25:10.240
of privileges right

0:25:07.360,0:25:11.600
yep so i think you hit on a couple of

0:25:10.240,0:25:14.159
ones that

0:25:11.600,0:25:15.039
my research turned up so my research

0:25:14.159,0:25:18.720
came from

0:25:15.039,0:25:22.880
article in usa today and they go over

0:25:18.720,0:25:25.520
i think five six they have six

0:25:22.880,0:25:26.960
general reasons that have been given for

0:25:25.520,0:25:28.080
why people have run for president when

0:25:26.960,0:25:31.120
they’ve talked to

0:25:28.080,0:25:31.600
presidential candidates so the first one

0:25:31.120,0:25:33.520
is

0:25:31.600,0:25:34.640
sort of similar to what your first one

0:25:33.520,0:25:36.720
was

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and that’s to change the direction of

0:25:36.720,0:25:40.080
the country

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you know you see it slipping into chaos

0:25:40.080,0:25:42.480
you want to go out there and you want to

0:25:41.360,0:25:45.520
lead it from the

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from the hat from the front right and

0:25:45.520,0:25:49.360
that’s sort of what

0:25:47.120,0:25:50.880
for instance fred uh franklin delano

0:25:49.360,0:25:52.559
roosevelt did

0:25:50.880,0:25:54.400
you know he became president during the

0:25:52.559,0:25:56.799
great depression because he saw how

0:25:54.400,0:25:59.039
damaging it was to the country

0:25:56.799,0:26:00.000
and he thought he had a plan for pulling

0:25:59.039,0:26:03.279
us out of it and

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i think he did a pretty good job ronald

0:26:03.279,0:26:08.080
reagan did the same sort of thing

0:26:04.960,0:26:10.080
he was concerned about

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what happened to the country in the 60s

0:26:10.080,0:26:14.480
and 70s and he wanted the country to

0:26:11.919,0:26:18.559
move back more towards a conservative

0:26:14.480,0:26:20.240
type of policies so a lot of presidents

0:26:18.559,0:26:22.080
a lot of candidates go out there wanting

0:26:20.240,0:26:24.159
to change the direction of the country

0:26:22.080,0:26:27.600
because they have a vision for it and

0:26:24.159,0:26:29.679
they want to try to fulfill that vision

0:26:27.600,0:26:30.799
others a little bit more selfish some of

0:26:29.679,0:26:33.919
them want to do it to

0:26:30.799,0:26:35.039
to make history a lot of egos out there

0:26:33.919,0:26:36.960
in politics

0:26:35.039,0:26:38.880
a lot of people want to make a name for

0:26:36.960,0:26:41.520
themselves

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but sometimes it’s a good name for

0:26:41.520,0:26:46.000
instance when jesse jackson who’s a

0:26:43.679,0:26:46.000
major

0:26:48.720,0:26:56.159
his running actually influenced

0:26:52.880,0:26:58.000
who else ran and how the election went

0:26:56.159,0:26:59.600
so sometimes even if you don’t win an

0:26:58.000,0:27:01.919
election you can still have a major

0:26:59.600,0:27:05.360
influence on it

0:27:01.919,0:27:07.679
um he what happened during his run

0:27:05.360,0:27:09.520
actually prompted some changes to

0:27:07.679,0:27:12.000
election rules

0:27:09.520,0:27:12.960
that ultimately led to barack obama

0:27:12.000,0:27:18.480
becoming

0:27:12.960,0:27:21.520
president so positive change there

0:27:18.480,0:27:25.039
some other people do it to make a point

0:27:21.520,0:27:28.240
um senator eugene mccarthy challenged

0:27:25.039,0:27:30.960
president johnson in 1968

0:27:28.240,0:27:32.640
to express his opposition to the vietnam

0:27:30.960,0:27:36.399
war remember america was in the middle

0:27:32.640,0:27:39.200
of a war at that time very unpopular war

0:27:36.399,0:27:40.320
now again senator mccarthy didn’t win

0:27:39.200,0:27:44.240
the election

0:27:40.320,0:27:45.840
but his opposition platform that he came

0:27:44.240,0:27:49.760
out with

0:27:45.840,0:27:51.520
um influenced president johnson to not

0:27:49.760,0:27:53.679
even run

0:27:51.520,0:27:54.960
that’s pretty impactful when you coming

0:27:53.679,0:27:58.000
out with the platform

0:27:54.960,0:28:00.840
is powerful enough to prevent an

0:27:58.000,0:28:04.480
incumbent president from running for

0:28:00.840,0:28:06.559
re-election um

0:28:04.480,0:28:08.159
i remember very fondly when i started

0:28:06.559,0:28:12.159
voting um

0:28:08.159,0:28:14.480
in the 1990s we had ross perot and ross

0:28:12.159,0:28:16.880
perot

0:28:14.480,0:28:19.440
campaigned on a lot of the same things

0:28:16.880,0:28:22.880
that trump campaigned on about

0:28:19.440,0:28:26.080
i’m not a politician politicians are

0:28:22.880,0:28:28.799
untrustworthy let’s clean things up

0:28:26.080,0:28:30.399
and his running he was probably the

0:28:28.799,0:28:33.360
strongest third-party candidate

0:28:30.399,0:28:35.360
that i’ve ever seen run had a major

0:28:33.360,0:28:38.799
influence over that election and kind of

0:28:35.360,0:28:40.960
siphon votes from one side to the other

0:28:38.799,0:28:43.520
so there’s a lot of different ways to to

0:28:40.960,0:28:46.159
bring your point across

0:28:43.520,0:28:47.760
the other is to make a brand and this is

0:28:46.159,0:28:50.880
this is really where a lot of people

0:28:47.760,0:28:52.960
tend to to be selfish with this a lot of

0:28:50.880,0:28:56.640
people who run for president

0:28:52.960,0:28:57.360
wind up losing but going on to other

0:28:56.640,0:29:00.720
things

0:28:57.360,0:29:02.399
mike huckabee was one who got a show on

0:29:00.720,0:29:06.080
fox news

0:29:02.399,0:29:08.559
al sharpton got a show on msnbc

0:29:06.080,0:29:11.279
newt gingrich got a show on cnn so it’s

0:29:08.559,0:29:14.320
all these different

0:29:11.279,0:29:17.120
uh ways to advance your own career um

0:29:14.320,0:29:17.840
probably not the best reasons to run

0:29:17.120,0:29:20.960
right

0:29:17.840,0:29:24.080
yeah um what do you think

0:29:20.960,0:29:25.039
running for president and losing how do

0:29:24.080,0:29:28.640
you think

0:29:25.039,0:29:31.679
you could use that as a way to achieve

0:29:28.640,0:29:35.200
some of your goals um

0:29:31.679,0:29:37.679
well i’d

0:29:35.200,0:29:39.279
i mean i never really had a main goal to

0:29:37.679,0:29:43.520
be famous

0:29:39.279,0:29:46.799
um for anything like that i wanted to

0:29:43.520,0:29:50.399
but um i could use it to

0:29:46.799,0:29:53.760
convey that i just to try and get

0:29:50.399,0:29:54.000
a better point shown because i’d want to

0:29:53.760,0:29:56.399
show

0:29:54.000,0:29:57.520
the world that i want to help it and i

0:29:56.399,0:29:59.440
don’t want it

0:29:57.520,0:30:02.080
to go up in shambles and i want

0:29:59.440,0:30:05.120
everything i want everyone to be equal

0:30:02.080,0:30:06.159
i want everything i want to basically

0:30:05.120,0:30:09.200
decrease

0:30:06.159,0:30:12.480
hate that’s been going around yeah and

0:30:09.200,0:30:14.000
and the one thing about being a

0:30:12.480,0:30:16.640
candidate

0:30:14.000,0:30:17.360
is the amount of attention that you get

0:30:16.640,0:30:20.720
so if you

0:30:17.360,0:30:22.799
have a powerful message like that that

0:30:20.720,0:30:24.640
you want to get out

0:30:22.799,0:30:26.320
running for president is a great way to

0:30:24.640,0:30:29.200
get it out

0:30:26.320,0:30:31.200
even if you don’t win because other

0:30:29.200,0:30:34.159
people see

0:30:31.200,0:30:35.200
you know a young vibrant woman like you

0:30:34.159,0:30:38.159
going out there

0:30:35.200,0:30:39.120
and wanting to change the world and make

0:30:38.159,0:30:42.159
things better

0:30:39.120,0:30:45.840
and stop the hatred and that gets

0:30:42.159,0:30:49.440
tons of press and that affects people

0:30:45.840,0:30:52.720
so that’s a good way of using

0:30:49.440,0:30:55.760
the process itself to to

0:30:52.720,0:30:58.399
further your own causes and

0:30:55.760,0:31:01.440
that’s technically selfish but it’s

0:30:58.399,0:31:02.720
selfish in a way that’s selfless

0:31:01.440,0:31:04.559
you know you’re trying to use the

0:31:02.720,0:31:05.919
process to push your agenda but your

0:31:04.559,0:31:08.799
agenda is

0:31:05.919,0:31:10.000
for everyone so i think that’s that’s

0:31:08.799,0:31:13.519
probably a

0:31:10.000,0:31:15.919
worthwhile endeavor

0:31:13.519,0:31:18.559
number five on the list here is because

0:31:15.919,0:31:21.610
it’s the family business

0:31:18.559,0:31:23.519
we’ve seen a lot of this lately with

0:31:21.610,0:31:26.720
[Music]

0:31:23.519,0:31:29.679
we saw george w bush

0:31:26.720,0:31:31.440
his father was president his brother who

0:31:29.679,0:31:34.960
happened to be a governor of florida

0:31:31.440,0:31:37.440
is also a very strong candidate

0:31:34.960,0:31:38.880
for president as well not this year

0:31:37.440,0:31:40.000
obviously because they already have a

0:31:38.880,0:31:41.760
candidate

0:31:40.000,0:31:43.519
but you might see him run for president

0:31:41.760,0:31:46.399
as well

0:31:43.519,0:31:46.960
2016 hillary clinton ran for president

0:31:46.399,0:31:49.679
she was

0:31:46.960,0:31:51.120
running as the first female candidate

0:31:49.679,0:31:54.960
for president

0:31:51.120,0:31:57.160
but her husband was president rand paul

0:31:54.960,0:31:59.120
also ran for president

0:31:57.160,0:32:01.039
[Music]

0:31:59.120,0:32:03.120
he was the son of a two-time republican

0:32:01.039,0:32:05.200
candidate

0:32:03.120,0:32:06.559
mitt romney is another one whose father

0:32:05.200,0:32:10.080
was a republican

0:32:06.559,0:32:12.240
nominee back in the 1960s as well so

0:32:10.080,0:32:14.000
there’s a lot of legacy and you can’t

0:32:12.240,0:32:16.640
talk about political legacy if you don’t

0:32:14.000,0:32:18.880
talk about the kennedys you know john

0:32:16.640,0:32:21.200
kennedy became president

0:32:18.880,0:32:22.480
his brother ran for president was

0:32:21.200,0:32:25.519
assassinated before

0:32:22.480,0:32:27.120
the election you know very strong

0:32:25.519,0:32:28.000
political ties in his family so

0:32:27.120,0:32:31.679
sometimes it really

0:32:28.000,0:32:33.519
is just the family business of politics

0:32:31.679,0:32:35.679
and the last thing that they have here

0:32:33.519,0:32:39.120
is kind of a funny one it’s

0:32:35.679,0:32:42.000
because lightning sometimes strikes okay

0:32:39.120,0:32:43.760
um sometimes the guy who you don’t

0:32:42.000,0:32:46.559
expect the win wins the one example i

0:32:43.760,0:32:50.000
didn’t include in here was jimmy carter

0:32:46.559,0:32:53.840
um jimmy carter got elected

0:32:50.000,0:32:56.279
in the wake of the the richard nixon

0:32:53.840,0:33:00.320
scandal the watergate

0:32:56.279,0:33:03.440
a lot of distrust of government

0:33:00.320,0:33:06.559
and jimmy carter came out as this honest

0:33:03.440,0:33:07.760
simple um everybody loves him kind of

0:33:06.559,0:33:11.840
politician

0:33:07.760,0:33:14.960
that was innocent kind of naive

0:33:11.840,0:33:17.600
but a symbol of what was wholesome about

0:33:14.960,0:33:19.519
america that we had kind of lost

0:33:17.600,0:33:21.519
and he won and no one expected in the

0:33:19.519,0:33:24.399
one he was he was a peanut farmer

0:33:21.519,0:33:26.000
no one thought he’d win he only had one

0:33:24.399,0:33:27.679
term

0:33:26.000,0:33:29.679
but he was the right candidate at the

0:33:27.679,0:33:33.360
right time bill clinton

0:33:29.679,0:33:34.159
same thing he ran against george herbert

0:33:33.360,0:33:37.360
walker bush

0:33:34.159,0:33:38.960
president george w bush’s father now

0:33:37.360,0:33:42.240
this bush

0:33:38.960,0:33:45.519
presidency came right after

0:33:42.240,0:33:48.399
the gulf war so he was extremely popular

0:33:45.519,0:33:49.519
during the gulf war so nobody wanted to

0:33:48.399,0:33:50.640
run against him because nobody thought

0:33:49.519,0:33:53.840
they’d beat him because

0:33:50.640,0:33:54.640
his popularity was so high and bill

0:33:53.840,0:33:58.720
clinton

0:33:54.640,0:34:01.840
again this simple easy to talk to

0:33:58.720,0:34:02.799
uh came across as very honest you could

0:34:01.840,0:34:04.480
sit down like the

0:34:02.799,0:34:05.519
one thing that they everyone said about

0:34:04.480,0:34:07.039
bill clinton you could sit down and have

0:34:05.519,0:34:08.960
a beer with him

0:34:07.039,0:34:11.839
he was just that relaxed around people

0:34:08.960,0:34:14.639
and he was that charismatic

0:34:11.839,0:34:15.760
um but he ran and won and no one

0:34:14.639,0:34:18.240
expected him to so

0:34:15.760,0:34:20.399
sometimes it’s the the environment is

0:34:18.240,0:34:24.240
just right for that

0:34:20.399,0:34:25.599
that long shot you know so that’s that’s

0:34:24.240,0:34:28.800
some of the reasons now

0:34:25.599,0:34:29.839
becoming president isn’t all roses you

0:34:28.800,0:34:32.879
know there’s

0:34:29.839,0:34:34.879
there are some dumb faults to it um you

0:34:32.879,0:34:37.919
get to live in the white house

0:34:34.879,0:34:39.919
which is basically a working museum yeah

0:34:37.919,0:34:41.520
i’m not sure i want people doing tours

0:34:39.919,0:34:43.919
through my house while i’m

0:34:41.520,0:34:45.520
trying to live there yeah that’s one

0:34:43.919,0:34:47.599
downfall

0:34:45.520,0:34:49.119
so our drawbacks came from an article on

0:34:47.599,0:34:49.839
cbs news and i thought it was kind of

0:34:49.119,0:34:52.960
interesting

0:34:49.839,0:34:55.119
how they went about it

0:34:52.960,0:34:56.720
we’ve talked about freedom in the past

0:34:55.119,0:34:58.560
having certain amount of freedom and

0:34:56.720,0:35:01.599
learning from it and stuff

0:34:58.560,0:35:03.680
as president you lose all that you know

0:35:01.599,0:35:04.800
imagine having secret service agents

0:35:03.680,0:35:06.160
following you around

0:35:04.800,0:35:07.760
the rest of your life you can’t even go

0:35:06.160,0:35:08.560
to the bathroom without having six

0:35:07.760,0:35:09.920
people being

0:35:08.560,0:35:13.119
checked to make sure you’re all right

0:35:09.920,0:35:15.359
wow um

0:35:13.119,0:35:17.440
we’ve talked about mommy and daddy not

0:35:15.359,0:35:21.760
smothering you in the past

0:35:17.440,0:35:22.800
um how would it feel like to you

0:35:21.760,0:35:25.040
since you know you’re going to be

0:35:22.800,0:35:27.280
running for president first today

0:35:25.040,0:35:28.079
if you were elected president you

0:35:27.280,0:35:29.839
couldn’t go

0:35:28.079,0:35:31.599
anywhere without a security detail how

0:35:29.839,0:35:34.720
would that make you feel

0:35:31.599,0:35:38.240
well i’m pretty sure at first it

0:35:34.720,0:35:41.440
wouldn’t be fun because you don’t know

0:35:38.240,0:35:44.800
because you need privacy and even

0:35:41.440,0:35:45.839
when you’re like you can’t have people

0:35:44.800,0:35:48.640
following you around

0:35:45.839,0:35:50.560
everywhere you go you need your privacy

0:35:48.640,0:35:53.119
we’ve talked about privacy before

0:35:50.560,0:35:55.280
and how important it is and that you

0:35:53.119,0:35:56.400
shouldn’t constantly be smothered or

0:35:55.280,0:35:58.160
checked on

0:35:56.400,0:36:00.320
and that you need your privacy to get

0:35:58.160,0:36:03.599
away from people and i definitely think

0:36:00.320,0:36:06.240
at the start having people check on me

0:36:03.599,0:36:07.599
like every 30 like every minute would

0:36:06.240,0:36:10.400
definitely get annoying

0:36:07.599,0:36:10.960
and having to go everywhere with them

0:36:10.400,0:36:14.000
might be

0:36:10.960,0:36:16.560
a little weird but um maybe

0:36:14.000,0:36:17.520
after a few years after like the first

0:36:16.560,0:36:19.920
two years

0:36:17.520,0:36:21.760
i’d probably get used to it and like it

0:36:19.920,0:36:23.680
wouldn’t come as a shock to me when like

0:36:21.760,0:36:26.880
they’re like are you okay

0:36:23.680,0:36:30.560
um because well we’ve seen in the past

0:36:26.880,0:36:34.560
that presidents can be harmed

0:36:30.560,0:36:36.400
if they’re not protected right and um

0:36:34.560,0:36:38.560
i understand why the people have to

0:36:36.400,0:36:39.440
check on them especially if something’s

0:36:38.560,0:36:41.599
going on

0:36:39.440,0:36:43.520
so yeah it might be one of those things

0:36:41.599,0:36:44.079
that you can get used to after a while i

0:36:43.520,0:36:46.240
guess

0:36:44.079,0:36:47.680
yeah how about the pressure you know

0:36:46.240,0:36:49.920
they say the pressure of being a

0:36:47.680,0:36:52.160
president is enormous what’s the biggest

0:36:49.920,0:36:53.119
pressure that you feel on a given day

0:36:52.160,0:36:56.400
right now

0:36:53.119,0:36:59.599
well the biggest pressure is

0:36:56.400,0:37:03.040
i suppose trying to

0:36:59.599,0:37:04.240
meet expectations um

0:37:03.040,0:37:06.320
you guys don’t have very high

0:37:04.240,0:37:07.920
expectations for me but

0:37:06.320,0:37:09.599
you also want to make sure that i’m not

0:37:07.920,0:37:12.640
doing um

0:37:09.599,0:37:14.560
wrong the wrong things so i kind of have

0:37:12.640,0:37:16.400
to meet expectations

0:37:14.560,0:37:18.880
and i want to kind of meet the

0:37:16.400,0:37:19.839
expectations you guys make but also the

0:37:18.880,0:37:21.839
expectations

0:37:19.839,0:37:23.680
i meet which sometimes there are gonna

0:37:21.839,0:37:26.560
be a little more difficult

0:37:23.680,0:37:26.880
but you know i wanna so let me ask you

0:37:26.560,0:37:28.800
this

0:37:26.880,0:37:30.480
what do you think the most difficult

0:37:28.800,0:37:33.920
decision you make

0:37:30.480,0:37:38.400
is on a day-to-day basis

0:37:33.920,0:37:38.400
most difficult decision um

0:37:40.480,0:37:47.359
i’d say that be having to choose

0:37:43.839,0:37:49.839
um who’s right and who’s wrong because

0:37:47.359,0:37:50.960
conflicts are everywhere conflicts arise

0:37:49.839,0:37:53.599
in everyday life

0:37:50.960,0:37:55.520
and i was actually learning the nature

0:37:53.599,0:37:56.000
of conflicts in school for my health

0:37:55.520,0:38:00.240
class

0:37:56.000,0:38:03.599
and basically it talks about how

0:38:00.240,0:38:07.119
conflicts are against

0:38:03.599,0:38:09.440
two or more people with opposing ideas

0:38:07.119,0:38:11.119
or viewpoints so what’s a typical

0:38:09.440,0:38:14.720
conflict that you would deal with

0:38:11.119,0:38:19.839
at school um

0:38:14.720,0:38:19.839
well it would sometimes be like

0:38:20.160,0:38:26.800
um sometimes when it would be

0:38:24.000,0:38:29.040
um back when i went to school it would

0:38:26.800,0:38:30.880
be sort of

0:38:29.040,0:38:32.240
one kid wants to do one thing but the

0:38:30.880,0:38:34.480
other kid wants to do something

0:38:32.240,0:38:37.200
else and i have to be the one who

0:38:34.480,0:38:40.880
mutually decides which one we do

0:38:37.200,0:38:42.800
now imagine the kind of conflict the

0:38:40.880,0:38:46.320
president deals with

0:38:42.800,0:38:47.920
you know you have a president who has a

0:38:46.320,0:38:50.160
country like north korea

0:38:47.920,0:38:51.920
who’s building and testing nuclear

0:38:50.160,0:38:53.200
weapons and threatening everyone in the

0:38:51.920,0:38:54.880
area

0:38:53.200,0:38:56.240
so the conflicts that you’re dealing

0:38:54.880,0:38:59.839
with

0:38:56.240,0:39:02.040
on a presidential level are at a much

0:38:59.839,0:39:04.720
larger scale there’s life and death

0:39:02.040,0:39:06.240
world-changing conflicts that you’re

0:39:04.720,0:39:08.720
dealing with

0:39:06.240,0:39:12.240
and that’s the kind of pressure that a

0:39:08.720,0:39:12.240
president deals with every day

0:39:12.800,0:39:15.920
similar to what you deal with but the

0:39:14.560,0:39:17.920
stakes are much higher

0:39:15.920,0:39:20.720
yep so the pressure is turned up

0:39:17.920,0:39:20.720
considerably

0:39:20.960,0:39:24.960
everyone in the country gets to approve

0:39:23.040,0:39:27.440
or disapprove of you

0:39:24.960,0:39:28.000
so how do you do you feel that people

0:39:27.440,0:39:32.000
judge you

0:39:28.000,0:39:34.960
now well considering

0:39:32.000,0:39:36.480
some of the things that i do i’d imagine

0:39:34.960,0:39:39.520
people would judge me

0:39:36.480,0:39:42.640
because they think i was kind of weird

0:39:39.520,0:39:45.599
and i’ll fully admit i am and

0:39:42.640,0:39:45.920
uh i don’t know if they actually judge

0:39:45.599,0:39:49.520
me

0:39:45.920,0:39:51.200
or if it’s just my own like anxiety kind

0:39:49.520,0:39:53.680
of kicking in like what if people

0:39:51.200,0:39:55.119
like kind of self-consciousness in the

0:39:53.680,0:39:56.079
side of my head like what if they’re

0:39:55.119,0:39:58.960
judging you because

0:39:56.079,0:39:59.359
of you doing something something like

0:39:58.960,0:40:01.359
that

0:39:59.359,0:40:06.079
so okay that makes sense so there’s

0:40:01.359,0:40:08.480
about 325 million americans right now

0:40:06.079,0:40:10.079
and every single one of them has an

0:40:08.480,0:40:12.960
opinion about the president

0:40:10.079,0:40:14.960
good or bad but they’re all judging him

0:40:12.960,0:40:18.560
all the time

0:40:14.960,0:40:19.119
the press is judging him the people on

0:40:18.560,0:40:22.079
tv

0:40:19.119,0:40:23.280
are judging him all these people all the

0:40:22.079,0:40:25.280
world leaders out there

0:40:23.280,0:40:27.040
all the citizens of the world look to

0:40:25.280,0:40:30.400
the united states

0:40:27.040,0:40:30.800
and they judge the president how would

0:40:30.400,0:40:34.560
you

0:40:30.800,0:40:36.800
handle scrutiny at that level where

0:40:34.560,0:40:37.680
everything that you do is scrutinized

0:40:36.800,0:40:40.640
and judged

0:40:37.680,0:40:42.079
and looked at under a microscope that

0:40:40.640,0:40:45.280
has to be overwhelming

0:40:42.079,0:40:49.119
yeah i’d imagine especially like if peop

0:40:45.280,0:40:51.599
i know that there are um teens my age

0:40:49.119,0:40:53.680
or just people in general who feel very

0:40:51.599,0:40:55.520
self-conscious of themselves because

0:40:53.680,0:40:56.720
they fear what other people think of

0:40:55.520,0:41:00.000
them and as

0:40:56.720,0:41:02.880
and like at that point it’s

0:41:00.000,0:41:04.640
for in some cases it really doesn’t

0:41:02.880,0:41:06.240
matter what their opinion is of you

0:41:04.640,0:41:06.960
because it’s not going to they’re not

0:41:06.240,0:41:09.440
going to really

0:41:06.960,0:41:10.319
impact your life majorly but when you’re

0:41:09.440,0:41:12.720
president

0:41:10.319,0:41:13.359
what people think of you matters because

0:41:12.720,0:41:15.440
if you have

0:41:13.359,0:41:17.040
the unpopular opinion of people who

0:41:15.440,0:41:21.119
don’t like you

0:41:17.040,0:41:25.200
then you’re not going to be able to um

0:41:21.119,0:41:27.440
then you need to up up your campaign and

0:41:25.200,0:41:28.400
and you might not have a chance of being

0:41:27.440,0:41:32.480
president

0:41:28.400,0:41:34.160
yeah and like and if you are president

0:41:32.480,0:41:35.280
and people aren’t happy with what you’re

0:41:34.160,0:41:38.319
doing

0:41:35.280,0:41:40.960
people could riot people riot when the

0:41:38.319,0:41:44.400
government does something that they

0:41:40.960,0:41:47.920
that they don’t like or that

0:41:44.400,0:41:48.800
they don’t approve of then riot’s

0:41:47.920,0:41:52.000
protests

0:41:48.800,0:41:53.680
break out yeah so one of the other

0:41:52.000,0:41:55.839
things that they talk about

0:41:53.680,0:41:57.119
is you spend the rest of your life

0:41:55.839,0:42:00.079
acting like a human

0:41:57.119,0:42:02.160
sound bite so every time you talk to

0:42:00.079,0:42:06.160
somebody in public

0:42:02.160,0:42:08.400
you’re expected to say certain things

0:42:06.160,0:42:10.560
and say them in a certain way and be

0:42:08.400,0:42:13.200
diplomatic and

0:42:10.560,0:42:15.680
and you can’t offer your opinion freely

0:42:13.200,0:42:18.079
or you’re looked down on

0:42:15.680,0:42:18.960
so you’re kind of expected to behave in

0:42:18.079,0:42:21.760
a certain way

0:42:18.960,0:42:23.839
in public do you think that’s something

0:42:21.760,0:42:27.760
that would wear on you

0:42:23.839,0:42:28.640
i mean yeah because not only will people

0:42:27.760,0:42:30.560
be

0:42:28.640,0:42:33.040
now not only will people be judging you

0:42:30.560,0:42:34.880
for your actions of what you do

0:42:33.040,0:42:36.400
they’ll be judging you about what you

0:42:34.880,0:42:39.680
say and what you do

0:42:36.400,0:42:42.560
all the time and if you say something

0:42:39.680,0:42:43.839
like if you say something that you

0:42:42.560,0:42:46.000
didn’t mean to say

0:42:43.839,0:42:48.000
at that point like they always say that

0:42:46.000,0:42:49.920
you can’t take your words back

0:42:48.000,0:42:51.359
and at that point it really becomes

0:42:49.920,0:42:55.040
clear because people

0:42:51.359,0:42:56.720
can like just saying one sentence could

0:42:55.040,0:42:58.560
change people’s viewpoints of you if

0:42:56.720,0:43:01.359
you’re president like that because

0:42:58.560,0:43:02.800
of how many people are going to look at

0:43:01.359,0:43:05.680
you for what you’re going to say

0:43:02.800,0:43:06.880
so i’d imagine that would definitely

0:43:05.680,0:43:09.200
wear on me

0:43:06.880,0:43:11.280
yeah yeah but that’s certainly where on

0:43:09.200,0:43:14.079
me too

0:43:11.280,0:43:16.160
everybody’s got their hand out meaning

0:43:14.079,0:43:18.560
everybody wants something

0:43:16.160,0:43:20.480
um they want their bill sponsored they

0:43:18.560,0:43:23.280
want their uncle pardoned

0:43:20.480,0:43:24.720
uh they want their taxes lowered nobody

0:43:23.280,0:43:27.040
really is genuinely

0:43:24.720,0:43:28.319
interested in you or your interest or

0:43:27.040,0:43:30.960
what you want

0:43:28.319,0:43:32.800
they just see you as a tool to get what

0:43:30.960,0:43:35.440
they want

0:43:32.800,0:43:36.480
how would you feel if if all of your

0:43:35.440,0:43:39.200
friends and even

0:43:36.480,0:43:41.359
your family i guess to a certain extent

0:43:39.200,0:43:43.520
simply looked at you as a means to an

0:43:41.359,0:43:45.520
end and didn’t really care about you but

0:43:43.520,0:43:49.359
just what you could do for them

0:43:45.520,0:43:51.839
i mean it would hurt we’ve talked about

0:43:49.359,0:43:53.520
the toxic relationships before and one

0:43:51.839,0:43:55.839
of them is the user

0:43:53.520,0:43:57.920
and this is basically what being present

0:43:55.839,0:43:59.520
is you’re basically just a way for

0:43:57.920,0:44:02.319
people to get what they want

0:43:59.520,0:44:03.280
and to a certain extent if you have any

0:44:02.319,0:44:05.440
friends

0:44:03.280,0:44:08.000
like if you’re popular like a popular

0:44:05.440,0:44:10.319
celebrity or just a popular politician

0:44:08.000,0:44:12.000
or just someone who is very well known

0:44:10.319,0:44:14.000
people who want to be your friends who

0:44:12.000,0:44:16.880
you’ve never heard of

0:44:14.000,0:44:18.720
you can’t it you have you begin to have

0:44:16.880,0:44:21.200
trust issues because

0:44:18.720,0:44:22.480
people seem to only see you because you

0:44:21.200,0:44:25.040
have a certain power

0:44:22.480,0:44:25.520
or the popularity you have could get

0:44:25.040,0:44:28.319
them

0:44:25.520,0:44:28.800
to have something that they want so you

0:44:28.319,0:44:31.200
get

0:44:28.800,0:44:32.880
to have trust issues with that and even

0:44:31.200,0:44:35.040
your close friends and family who you’ve

0:44:32.880,0:44:38.640
known before you get the

0:44:35.040,0:44:41.440
um popularity and power they might

0:44:38.640,0:44:42.079
they might still care about you but they

0:44:41.440,0:44:45.359
could also

0:44:42.079,0:44:47.119
use you to an extent and not realize it

0:44:45.359,0:44:49.280
and people who want to be your friend

0:44:47.119,0:44:52.160
just because you’re the president

0:44:49.280,0:44:54.240
or because you’re one of the most famous

0:44:52.160,0:44:56.480
celebrities in the world

0:44:54.240,0:44:58.079
then you really get the trust issues and

0:44:56.480,0:45:01.040
i don’t think people really see

0:44:58.079,0:45:01.839
that with celebrities because it’s

0:45:01.040,0:45:04.960
always shown

0:45:01.839,0:45:08.400
that people who with

0:45:04.960,0:45:10.480
um great popularity and power

0:45:08.400,0:45:11.440
they’re normally just shown for their

0:45:10.480,0:45:13.200
actions

0:45:11.440,0:45:14.640
and people don’t seem to care about

0:45:13.200,0:45:17.599
their interests

0:45:14.640,0:45:18.000
or just what they what they like and

0:45:17.599,0:45:20.480
what they

0:45:18.000,0:45:22.240
dislike they just care about getting

0:45:20.480,0:45:23.920
what they want

0:45:22.240,0:45:25.520
that is a very good point and that kind

0:45:23.920,0:45:27.119
of leads us to the last one i wanted to

0:45:25.520,0:45:30.160
talk about here

0:45:27.119,0:45:32.880
and that’s it’s lonely at the top and

0:45:30.160,0:45:35.040
and when we see that we mean

0:45:32.880,0:45:36.319
everyone behaves strangely around you

0:45:35.040,0:45:37.440
you’re the president of the united

0:45:36.319,0:45:40.640
states

0:45:37.440,0:45:41.440
you have more power than any individual

0:45:40.640,0:45:43.040
in the world

0:45:41.440,0:45:47.520
regardless of how much money you might

0:45:43.040,0:45:49.359
have they don’t act like themselves

0:45:47.520,0:45:51.760
they’re stiff they may laugh at

0:45:49.359,0:45:54.880
inappropriate times because they think

0:45:51.760,0:45:56.720
you know they’re trying to appease you

0:45:54.880,0:45:58.960
um but they don’t treat you like a

0:45:56.720,0:46:01.040
person anymore

0:45:58.960,0:46:03.520
how would that make you feel if everyone

0:46:01.040,0:46:06.400
acted strange around you because of

0:46:03.520,0:46:07.520
the position that you had and nobody

0:46:06.400,0:46:11.040
treated you like

0:46:07.520,0:46:12.640
a friend anymore or just a normal person

0:46:11.040,0:46:14.880
how would that make you feel

0:46:12.640,0:46:16.000
well it would definitely tear on me

0:46:14.880,0:46:18.160
because

0:46:16.000,0:46:19.920
like before when you don’t have that

0:46:18.160,0:46:22.880
much power people just have

0:46:19.920,0:46:24.400
a certain reaction to you you just go

0:46:22.880,0:46:27.200
you just really

0:46:24.400,0:46:28.000
you just really don’t pay they don’t pay

0:46:27.200,0:46:29.760
much attention

0:46:28.000,0:46:32.079
to you they’re just like walking and

0:46:29.760,0:46:34.319
doing what they need to do for the day

0:46:32.079,0:46:36.480
but when you’re popular or are the

0:46:34.319,0:46:40.839
president with a lot of power

0:46:36.480,0:46:44.800
then people are like basically yes men

0:46:40.839,0:46:45.760
like whatever well if you have a choice

0:46:44.800,0:46:48.800
on what you want to do

0:46:45.760,0:46:51.119
people like if you try and make a joke

0:46:48.800,0:46:52.720
that’s not funny and people don’t really

0:46:51.119,0:46:55.760
think it’s funny in their minds

0:46:52.720,0:46:58.240
they’ll still laugh um um

0:46:55.760,0:46:59.040
with you on the joke because they think

0:46:58.240,0:47:01.040
that’ll get

0:46:59.040,0:47:02.640
them closer to you so that they can get

0:47:01.040,0:47:05.440
what they want from you

0:47:02.640,0:47:06.960
um getting a closer bond but that’s not

0:47:05.440,0:47:09.680
exactly

0:47:06.960,0:47:12.000
any good if you want to have a close

0:47:09.680,0:47:15.119
relationship with someone because

0:47:12.000,0:47:16.720
a real friend or someone who you’d know

0:47:15.119,0:47:18.319
wouldn’t laugh at a joke that they

0:47:16.720,0:47:20.880
didn’t find funny

0:47:18.319,0:47:22.559
um take for instance you and me like

0:47:20.880,0:47:25.119
some jokes you make

0:47:22.559,0:47:26.319
um i’ll admit it aren’t as good as some

0:47:25.119,0:47:29.839
other ones

0:47:26.319,0:47:31.920
so and i don’t and i don’t

0:47:29.839,0:47:32.880
fake laugh you can tell a real love from

0:47:31.920,0:47:34.880
a fake laugh

0:47:32.880,0:47:36.800
and you don’t really like to be fake

0:47:34.880,0:47:39.359
laughed at because then it just

0:47:36.800,0:47:40.240
sees that people are acting differently

0:47:39.359,0:47:42.800
around you

0:47:40.240,0:47:44.240
and it becomes more clear that they

0:47:42.800,0:47:45.440
don’t want to be close to you they just

0:47:44.240,0:47:47.440
want to get what they want

0:47:45.440,0:47:48.880
right that’s very well said very well

0:47:47.440,0:47:50.000
said and what do you mean my jokes

0:47:48.880,0:47:51.680
aren’t funny huh

0:47:50.000,0:47:54.319
i know what you’re talking about most

0:47:51.680,0:47:56.079
jokes are most of your jokes are funny

0:47:54.319,0:47:57.119
there are just some that are just dad

0:47:56.079,0:47:58.800
jokes that can be

0:47:57.119,0:48:00.319
you know kind of annoying especially

0:47:58.800,0:48:01.920
when you try poking a stick in my cage

0:48:00.319,0:48:03.200
well i gotta i got news for you some of

0:48:01.920,0:48:04.720
those jokes that aren’t funny aren’t

0:48:03.200,0:48:05.920
meant to be funny they’re just meant to

0:48:04.720,0:48:08.960
focus taking your game

0:48:05.920,0:48:11.280
yeah so that was all we had for that

0:48:08.960,0:48:12.960
let’s come back after a quick break

0:48:11.280,0:48:14.559
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0:48:12.960,0:48:17.680
i’m going to ask you 10

0:48:14.559,0:48:19.280
questions that are debate questions and

0:48:17.680,0:48:21.839
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okay we are back the

0:49:29.920,0:49:32.960
apparent little premature there because

0:49:31.440,0:49:34.800
i don’t have sound

0:49:32.960,0:49:36.400
uh so you are a candidate you are

0:49:34.800,0:49:38.960
running for president

0:49:36.400,0:49:40.559
uh what political party are you you can

0:49:38.960,0:49:44.240
make one up if you want

0:49:40.559,0:49:47.920
uh political party

0:49:44.240,0:49:51.680
catsurama katsurama all right here we go

0:49:47.920,0:49:53.760
all right so you are on the stage

0:49:51.680,0:49:55.680
you are not debating with anyone but you

0:49:53.760,0:49:57.359
ask you’re being asked to answer some

0:49:55.680,0:49:59.440
debate questions

0:49:57.359,0:50:01.680
question one what would you do

0:49:59.440,0:50:04.640
immediately after taking office to

0:50:01.680,0:50:08.160
combat the kovid 19 pandemic

0:50:04.640,0:50:11.440
so i try to legalize i try to leave

0:50:08.160,0:50:13.760
i try i would try to make

0:50:11.440,0:50:15.440
masks mandatory when you’re going out

0:50:13.760,0:50:18.240
and seeing other people

0:50:15.440,0:50:19.119
and i’d also want to mandate um the six

0:50:18.240,0:50:22.319
feet apart

0:50:19.119,0:50:23.760
social distancing um laws because they

0:50:22.319,0:50:27.520
haven’t proven to work

0:50:23.760,0:50:29.200
and um it’s been shown that it can stop

0:50:27.520,0:50:32.000
the spread of coven

0:50:29.200,0:50:33.119
and i’d hope and i wouldn’t want to rush

0:50:32.000,0:50:35.760
a vaccine

0:50:33.119,0:50:36.720
i’d want it to take time because

0:50:35.760,0:50:39.520
vaccines take

0:50:36.720,0:50:40.079
time they take pretty much at least a

0:50:39.520,0:50:42.720
year

0:50:40.079,0:50:43.680
before they can finally work so i

0:50:42.720,0:50:46.720
wouldn’t rush

0:50:43.680,0:50:47.119
the whole vaccine but i want to make

0:50:46.720,0:50:49.119
mass

0:50:47.119,0:50:50.319
mandatory for going and seeing other

0:50:49.119,0:50:52.559
people and

0:50:50.319,0:50:54.240
i’d also wanted to make social

0:50:52.559,0:50:57.839
distancing mandatory

0:50:54.240,0:50:59.359
okay good answer question two how will

0:50:57.839,0:51:02.079
you tackle the issues

0:50:59.359,0:51:04.000
of police brutality and racism in the

0:51:02.079,0:51:09.280
criminal justice system

0:51:04.000,0:51:11.680
okay so i am not going to

0:51:09.280,0:51:12.800
i’m not just going to ignore any of the

0:51:11.680,0:51:16.960
police

0:51:12.800,0:51:19.359
who are who are racist against

0:51:16.960,0:51:20.640
um any of the minorities i’d want to

0:51:19.359,0:51:23.200
make sure that

0:51:20.640,0:51:24.559
if they were going to act like that

0:51:23.200,0:51:27.520
they’d be fired or

0:51:24.559,0:51:29.040
even if to a certain extent put in jail

0:51:27.520,0:51:29.760
because police are meant to protect

0:51:29.040,0:51:32.079
everyone

0:51:29.760,0:51:33.040
no matter what race religion or gender

0:51:32.079,0:51:36.240
they are

0:51:33.040,0:51:38.160
or represent as and i don’t want any

0:51:36.240,0:51:41.920
police in the off

0:51:38.160,0:51:44.319
any police being let go because

0:51:41.920,0:51:45.920
they ended up harming people just in a

0:51:44.319,0:51:48.079
peaceful protest

0:51:45.920,0:51:50.319
because then the peaceful protest

0:51:48.079,0:51:52.240
doesn’t isn’t peaceful anymore

0:51:50.319,0:51:55.040
and because if you’re trying to stop a

0:51:52.240,0:51:57.760
peaceful protest

0:51:55.040,0:51:58.880
with violent ways it’s not going to help

0:51:57.760,0:52:00.960
anything

0:51:58.880,0:52:02.559
and i wouldn’t take kindly to any

0:52:00.960,0:52:05.280
officer who

0:52:02.559,0:52:06.960
went against people just because they

0:52:05.280,0:52:10.480
were slightly different

0:52:06.960,0:52:11.280
okay question three how will you address

0:52:10.480,0:52:14.319
the recent

0:52:11.280,0:52:18.160
surge in voter suppression

0:52:14.319,0:52:21.359
um so i would want

0:52:18.160,0:52:23.520
to try and

0:52:21.359,0:52:24.800
make sure that people were allowed to

0:52:23.520,0:52:27.200
vote and that

0:52:24.800,0:52:27.839
i wouldn’t stop them from voting because

0:52:27.200,0:52:30.480
it’s their

0:52:27.839,0:52:32.079
it should be their right to vote and

0:52:30.480,0:52:35.119
many people especially

0:52:32.079,0:52:36.880
women and minorities have died

0:52:35.119,0:52:38.720
many women and mine and people of

0:52:36.880,0:52:40.000
minorities have died for the right to

0:52:38.720,0:52:42.000
vote because

0:52:40.000,0:52:43.680
not everyone used to be able to vote and

0:52:42.000,0:52:45.040
people should be proud that they get the

0:52:43.680,0:52:47.760
chance to vote

0:52:45.040,0:52:48.640
and voting is very important like you

0:52:47.760,0:52:50.640
said earlier

0:52:48.640,0:52:52.960
everyone of the right age should be able

0:52:50.640,0:52:56.240
to vote and make sure that they vote

0:52:52.960,0:52:59.680
especially during public health crisis

0:52:56.240,0:53:00.000
such as this because these elections are

0:52:59.680,0:53:03.359
very

0:53:00.000,0:53:05.280
important and people need to see

0:53:03.359,0:53:06.800
um people need to make sure they put the

0:53:05.280,0:53:09.839
right person in office

0:53:06.800,0:53:12.559
okay question four

0:53:09.839,0:53:13.280
what do you see as the single greatest

0:53:12.559,0:53:16.319
threat

0:53:13.280,0:53:19.440
to our country at this time

0:53:16.319,0:53:22.400
there’s a lot going on i’d say that

0:53:19.440,0:53:23.359
one would of course be the coronavirus

0:53:22.400,0:53:25.359
right now

0:53:23.359,0:53:26.480
many people have died many people are

0:53:25.359,0:53:29.200
sick from it

0:53:26.480,0:53:30.000
and the death rates have been going up

0:53:29.200,0:53:32.559
and many

0:53:30.000,0:53:34.079
and it’s completely changed all of our

0:53:32.559,0:53:36.480
lives at this point

0:53:34.079,0:53:37.680
it would probably be a pretty big threat

0:53:36.480,0:53:40.160
but also

0:53:37.680,0:53:42.400
all the racism going on right now and

0:53:40.160,0:53:44.240
the hate around the world that’s also

0:53:42.400,0:53:47.200
going to eventually tear us apart

0:53:44.240,0:53:49.280
at some point like if people were

0:53:47.200,0:53:51.680
reasonable about the pandemic

0:53:49.280,0:53:52.800
then maybe things would be slightly

0:53:51.680,0:53:55.760
better but

0:53:52.800,0:53:56.640
not everyone’s able to re be reasonable

0:53:55.760,0:53:59.440
so

0:53:56.640,0:54:00.640
either it’s a pandemic or it’s the

0:53:59.440,0:54:03.359
hatred going on

0:54:00.640,0:54:04.160
and if i can prevent one of them that’s

0:54:03.359,0:54:08.079
good enough

0:54:04.160,0:54:09.839
okay question five how will you tackle

0:54:08.079,0:54:12.400
the influence and politics

0:54:09.839,0:54:14.720
of special interest groups such as the

0:54:12.400,0:54:18.559
fossil fuel lobby

0:54:14.720,0:54:21.760
okay so i don’t think that anyone

0:54:18.559,0:54:24.960
running for office should be

0:54:21.760,0:54:26.880
persuaded by others it’s their own idea

0:54:24.960,0:54:29.119
of what they want and people shouldn’t

0:54:26.880,0:54:32.160
be paid to have their opinion

0:54:29.119,0:54:33.839
i feel as though people should be

0:54:32.160,0:54:35.760
should have the right to express their

0:54:33.839,0:54:39.119
opinion in a way that doesn’t harm

0:54:35.760,0:54:40.559
anyone else or themselves that doesn’t

0:54:39.119,0:54:42.960
you know that basically it doesn’t do

0:54:40.559,0:54:46.000
harm to anything so

0:54:42.960,0:54:48.720
i’d want people to i

0:54:46.000,0:54:49.280
i’d want politicians to have their

0:54:48.720,0:54:52.880
stance

0:54:49.280,0:54:55.280
of what they feel is right okay

0:54:52.880,0:54:57.119
question six do you think the office of

0:54:55.280,0:55:01.359
the president of the united states has

0:54:57.119,0:55:01.359
too much power now well

0:55:01.599,0:55:06.319
i don’t really think too much because

0:55:04.480,0:55:09.760
when someone is trying to

0:55:06.319,0:55:13.280
pass a law a bill as a law

0:55:09.760,0:55:16.000
it has to it’s like congress

0:55:13.280,0:55:17.520
so there’s congress the president and a

0:55:16.000,0:55:20.640
third other one that

0:55:17.520,0:55:25.040
supreme court the supreme court and

0:55:20.640,0:55:28.480
it’s and it’s basically 66

0:55:25.040,0:55:30.720
has to be used to pass it so

0:55:28.480,0:55:31.839
and i think that’s fair because not

0:55:30.720,0:55:36.400
everything the president

0:55:31.839,0:55:38.480
wants to get in we’ll get in by people

0:55:36.400,0:55:39.839
by the people of congress or the supreme

0:55:38.480,0:55:43.280
court which

0:55:39.839,0:55:44.400
i think it’s good but i think we might

0:55:43.280,0:55:48.000
also

0:55:44.400,0:55:49.839
um want a little more balance

0:55:48.000,0:55:51.599
because there is a little too much power

0:55:49.839,0:55:53.920
that the president could have

0:55:51.599,0:55:55.280
because the president like makes all the

0:55:53.920,0:55:57.200
laws and there are

0:55:55.280,0:55:59.920
there should be limitations to laws you

0:55:57.200,0:56:01.680
can make okay

0:55:59.920,0:56:03.839
question seven what would you do to

0:56:01.680,0:56:06.720
address white nationalism

0:56:03.839,0:56:08.400
and the resurgence of hate crimes

0:56:06.720,0:56:10.720
against minorities

0:56:08.400,0:56:12.480
well for one thing i try to give any of

0:56:10.720,0:56:13.839
the minorities rights that they didn’t

0:56:12.480,0:56:16.319
already have before

0:56:13.839,0:56:17.839
because i feel everyone should have

0:56:16.319,0:56:20.480
rights because

0:56:17.839,0:56:21.920
they’re not privileges their rights no

0:56:20.480,0:56:23.920
matter what kind of person they

0:56:21.920,0:56:25.200
are they deserve all the rights and i

0:56:23.920,0:56:27.440
don’t think it’s fair that people of

0:56:25.200,0:56:29.920
minorities should be

0:56:27.440,0:56:31.760
should of course i can’t stop the people

0:56:29.920,0:56:32.880
who don’t like the minorities because

0:56:31.760,0:56:34.640
they’re different

0:56:32.880,0:56:36.640
i don’t know how to fix them but at

0:56:34.640,0:56:38.000
least i can give the minorities their

0:56:36.640,0:56:40.960
own rights

0:56:38.000,0:56:42.400
okay i like the honest answer thank you

0:56:40.960,0:56:43.680
question eight do you think the

0:56:42.400,0:56:46.319
financial records

0:56:43.680,0:56:47.440
and health records of presidential

0:56:46.319,0:56:49.200
candidates

0:56:47.440,0:56:51.359
should be made available to the public

0:56:49.200,0:56:54.799
prior to the election

0:56:51.359,0:56:58.240
well i mean probably now

0:56:54.799,0:57:01.839
yes because we need to know like

0:56:58.240,0:57:04.720
if they’ve had like if they

0:57:01.839,0:57:06.799
have gotten any major diseases because

0:57:04.720,0:57:08.160
disease is prominent right now and we

0:57:06.799,0:57:12.240
don’t want anyone

0:57:08.160,0:57:13.599
in office who is diseased from the start

0:57:12.240,0:57:15.839
we want to make sure that they’re

0:57:13.599,0:57:19.200
healthy and

0:57:15.839,0:57:22.559
um able to serve their four years

0:57:19.200,0:57:24.640
okay question nine do you think it

0:57:22.559,0:57:27.839
should be a priority to confirm

0:57:24.640,0:57:30.799
a replacement supreme court nominee

0:57:27.839,0:57:31.760
before the election being completely

0:57:30.799,0:57:35.520
honest

0:57:31.760,0:57:38.720
no because especially since this

0:57:35.520,0:57:41.359
especially since um it’s so

0:57:38.720,0:57:42.000
close to the election i don’t feel as

0:57:41.359,0:57:44.960
though we

0:57:42.000,0:57:47.359
should put someone we should have a

0:57:44.960,0:57:49.440
replacement supreme court nominee

0:57:47.359,0:57:50.799
until the election is done because we

0:57:49.440,0:57:51.920
don’t know who’s going to take in the

0:57:50.799,0:57:56.079
office

0:57:51.920,0:58:00.319
and um i’d feel that the president

0:57:56.079,0:58:04.000
um dirt like the president

0:58:00.319,0:58:06.000
during the supreme like during

0:58:04.000,0:58:07.200
having to replace the supreme court

0:58:06.000,0:58:08.960
nominee

0:58:07.200,0:58:11.839
so close to the election i don’t think

0:58:08.960,0:58:13.760
that we should do that i think we should

0:58:11.839,0:58:15.119
more or less wait for the election and

0:58:13.760,0:58:15.920
then if the president still gets

0:58:15.119,0:58:18.559
reelected

0:58:15.920,0:58:19.920
then they can have the nominee confirmed

0:58:18.559,0:58:21.520
and

0:58:19.920,0:58:23.359
because like they’re not going to be in

0:58:21.520,0:58:24.799
office for that like if they’re not

0:58:23.359,0:58:26.319
re-elected they’re not going to be in

0:58:24.799,0:58:28.319
office for that much longer and their

0:58:26.319,0:58:31.040
nominee isn’t really going to

0:58:28.319,0:58:31.520
do much so especially by the end of

0:58:31.040,0:58:33.599
their

0:58:31.520,0:58:35.040
first term i’d think that we shouldn’t

0:58:33.599,0:58:37.040
replace the

0:58:35.040,0:58:38.079
uh supreme court nominee all right just

0:58:37.040,0:58:40.319
yet

0:58:38.079,0:58:42.799
so our tenth and final question is

0:58:40.319,0:58:44.880
probably the biggest one of all

0:58:42.799,0:58:46.480
what is the one most important thing

0:58:44.880,0:58:50.079
that you would want to accomplish

0:58:46.480,0:58:52.799
in your first four years as president

0:58:50.079,0:58:55.280
well i have a lot of things i want to

0:58:52.799,0:58:59.200
accomplish my first four years

0:58:55.280,0:59:02.559
and i think the major one right now um

0:58:59.200,0:59:04.000
would be well i have two major ones that

0:59:02.559,0:59:06.799
i’ve mentioned before which

0:59:04.000,0:59:07.359
is of course to make sure that everyone

0:59:06.799,0:59:09.520
that

0:59:07.359,0:59:11.680
there is better ways to help combat the

0:59:09.520,0:59:13.200
coronavirus going on now

0:59:11.680,0:59:14.720
and better ways for people to stay

0:59:13.200,0:59:17.280
healthy and safe

0:59:14.720,0:59:19.040
but i’d also want to give minorities

0:59:17.280,0:59:20.400
their own rights and the rights that

0:59:19.040,0:59:23.280
they deserve

0:59:20.400,0:59:25.839
because they shouldn’t just be um

0:59:23.280,0:59:28.240
lowered just because they’re different

0:59:25.839,0:59:29.680
because of their gender race religion

0:59:28.240,0:59:32.160
anything like that

0:59:29.680,0:59:33.839
i feel like everyone deserves rights and

0:59:32.160,0:59:37.119
i don’t think that

0:59:33.839,0:59:39.520
and people who don’t believe that

0:59:37.119,0:59:40.799
i don’t think i can fix them but i want

0:59:39.520,0:59:44.880
everyone to have

0:59:40.799,0:59:47.599
their rights because they

0:59:44.880,0:59:48.160
because they just deserve it it it

0:59:47.599,0:59:50.880
should be

0:59:48.160,0:59:52.000
given to them because their rights not

0:59:50.880,0:59:54.640
privileges

0:59:52.000,0:59:56.160
okay good answer i think you did a very

0:59:54.640,0:59:57.839
good job answering those 10 questions

0:59:56.160,0:59:58.400
there were some very difficult questions

0:59:57.839,1:00:00.640
there

0:59:58.400,1:00:02.480
yep you got some very mature answers for

1:00:00.640,1:00:03.839
him thank you

1:00:02.480,1:00:06.010
we’ll be back in a minute with your

1:00:03.839,1:00:12.160
closing remarks and shout outs

1:00:06.010,1:00:14.240
[Music]

1:00:12.160,1:00:16.720
go for your closing remarks and shout

1:00:14.240,1:00:18.799
outs okay so i don’t exactly know what

1:00:16.720,1:00:22.319
to say here because normally this is

1:00:18.799,1:00:23.280
related to teens and i’m pretty sure not

1:00:22.319,1:00:26.559
many teens

1:00:23.280,1:00:28.799
are going to be

1:00:26.559,1:00:29.760
running for president but teens who are

1:00:28.799,1:00:32.799
able to

1:00:29.760,1:00:34.559
vote now i would say to vote because

1:00:32.799,1:00:36.000
especially during this election it’s

1:00:34.559,1:00:38.799
very important that

1:00:36.000,1:00:39.680
you know who would be right to go into

1:00:38.799,1:00:41.839
office

1:00:39.680,1:00:44.240
during this public health crisis in

1:00:41.839,1:00:47.680
order for everyone to stay safe

1:00:44.240,1:00:50.079
okay i think that is a very

1:00:47.680,1:00:51.839
universally acceptable message i would

1:00:50.079,1:00:56.079
say i would say

1:00:51.839,1:00:59.040
uh to all the under 18 teens out there

1:00:56.079,1:01:01.040
that it’s important to pay attention to

1:00:59.040,1:01:02.240
these political events that are going on

1:01:01.040,1:01:05.760
because they are going to

1:01:02.240,1:01:07.440
impact you um whoever gets elected now

1:01:05.760,1:01:08.640
will be in office for four years at

1:01:07.440,1:01:11.760
least

1:01:08.640,1:01:12.960
and that very well may be you know when

1:01:11.760,1:01:16.960
you

1:01:12.960,1:01:19.280
uh reach or surpass the age of 18

1:01:16.960,1:01:22.000
and everything that happens in politics

1:01:19.280,1:01:25.599
has an influence over us

1:01:22.000,1:01:28.079
um get your parents out there to vote

1:01:25.599,1:01:29.520
uh pay attention see who wins see what

1:01:28.079,1:01:31.680
the policies are

1:01:29.520,1:01:33.119
learn about politics learn about

1:01:31.680,1:01:36.000
government

1:01:33.119,1:01:37.680
learn about the vote it’s very important

1:01:36.000,1:01:42.160
our democracy does not

1:01:37.680,1:01:45.040
function if we do not exercise our vote

1:01:42.160,1:01:45.760
that was all that i had uh before we go

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