Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner

President Clinton spoke to supporters following a tribute to him by Iowa Democrats. The president talked about his vision for America,… read more

President Clinton spoke to supporters following a tribute to him by Iowa Democrats. The president talked about his vision for America, and his desire to secure the future for nation’s young people. He stated the two main objectives of his presidency: first, to keep the American dream alive so individuals can be successful and the nation can go strongly into the 21st century; and second, make government smaller while increasing performance and efficiency. America is coming back together, President Clinton declared, and the nation is moving forward. The president admitted that along the way he had made mistakes. He also acknowledged that not all of his policies were agreeable, but he said popularity is an acceptable sacrafice when trying to prepare for the future. The president pointed out a few controversial policy decisions --the Brady Bill, stance on teen smoking, and sending the first lady to Beijing-- and commented on the reasons behind them. The last important focus of President Clinton’s speech was his criticism of the potential implications of the Republican budget proposal. close

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Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner

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Program ID:
67732-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
First Aired:
Oct 20, 1995
Last Aired:
Oct 22, 1995

Airing Details

  • Oct 20, 1995 | 9:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 21, 1995 | 12:51am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 21, 1995 | 6:17am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 22, 1995 | 5:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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