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Gonna start the truck -- tonight -- -- made by doing something perhaps a little radical.
I'm gonna try to see if -- start with something we all agree on your respect to the politics of partisanship.
All of the -- the issues the confront the country.
I think most Americans want to believe -- our government we want to believe in our leaders are I'm gonna start out but that.
Premise we want.
To believe me group this expression before.
The -- -- talk about.
The DREAM Act.
I thought be appropriate to start at least with something I think we can agree -- -- senator Marco Rubio says he doesn't want to be on the Republican ticket this fall.
Now I want to believe him for example because we desperately need leaders do we not -- the decency and the integrity to be honest -- all of us.
So was it just happenstance that former governor Jeb Bush came out publicly.
And recommended rubio to governor Romney is is running mate.
And rubio was good enough to return the favor and then recommend bush it's hard to believe that a private note the governor Romney wouldn't suffice.
And then there's this rubio verbal curiosity fraught with Freudian misspeak.
Years from now.
If I do the job as vice president I'm sorry.
Yeah I defended you all got that right -- -- -- a good job of the senator instead of a vice president.
All have a chance to do I'll have a chance to do all sorts of things.
Does that sound like a man who has no designs on the naval observatory home of the vice president.
Like I say I want to believe him and now in two separate events senator rubio.
Is making much of his work to resolve at least part of our illegal immigration -- -- Trying to provide a rational effective and humane solution for young people in this country.
Who were brought here is children by their illegal immigrant parents.
Rubio says he will introduce DREAM Act 2.0.
At legislation he once introduced this summer.
There are few details.
That it trickled out but some of these ideas the few that we know about and which appear to be well part of a plan.
Are sound and they are encouraging.
There's no citizenship guarantee.
But it's did.
The senator's legislation would under certain conditions grant temporary legal residency.
Through these young people.
No preferential treatment if in time DREAM Act beneficiaries want to pursue citizenship and they apply like anyone else and they do so from the back of a -- But then the senator says he wants that bill passed by this all.
I want to really believe that senator we holders don't we.
But Americans have been sufficiently insulted by our leaders.
Real questions have to be answered now.
How many young people for example just how many.
This is pretty simple stuff.
How many young people.
-- -- -- Under the DREAM -- The numbers by the way range from two to four and a half million.
People who would qualify for the dream and that is it best.
Even I mean that's both -- -- -- -- for government work right but it's still such an uncertain estimate.
Is the real answer.
Would then be a cap a ceiling.
Of any kind.
What in the national interest would be the number.
And what would be the cost.
For crying out lot of this program.
And how would the benefits that it would come were how would those benefits be administered.
In by hope.
Citizenship and immigration services that -- -- that administers.
Those programs is already over while.
Massive backlogs on millions of pieces that residents -- applications.
Obviously all four legal immigrants to this country.
And how -- the government then carry out I mean.
Already over while the background checks that would be necessary.
And what happens here.
The thorough orderly.
That would prevent fraud and abuse doesn't exist even today.
And senator rubio says he wants the law passed.
By this -- he said we're involving the dreamers.
In this drafting.
The dream -- Again -- -- how many there are or how many -- involving.
But among my question certainly would be why senator aren't you involving all the American people.
-- identity politics we've had in large portions over the past few years.
We've just about had enough of the we can't wait refrain.
Senator you've got -- -- and a profound opportunity to do great things the right way.
The American way and it's a way that hasn't been followed by this administration.
Senator if I may suggest something.
Conduct town hall meetings all over the country.
Hold citizen hearings on your -- legislation.
All around the country.
Involve all the other dreamers in this country.
It would be a great demonstration of just how differently you and governor Romney would lead.
Involve all the dreamers.
Let's say they're only.
With government that tries to impose its will -- -- Seek the will of the people represent the people.
In stark restoring trust in our government.