On his sixth trip to New Hampshire last weekend, John stopped at a coffee shop in Londonderry to talk to about his vision for the future and why he’s running for president.
Democratic presidential candidate Delaney talks to NH voters
The lone declared Democratic presidential candidate just wrapped up his sixth visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.
U.S. Rep. John Delaney, D-Maryland, has been on the campaign trail since July as he looked to build name recognition. He said he hopes Democrats can get excited about a candidate who wants to bring a problem-solving approach and civility back to politics.
Delaney met with voters Monday in Londonderry, where he answered questions over coffee.
“The Democratic Party has basically concluded that we didn’t have a very good primary in 2016, and this time, we need a really healthy debate to talk about the issues and really understand where we’re going as a party but, more importantly, as a country,” Delaney said.
For Delaney and other Democrats who can’t wait to get to 2020, the ultimate goal is to make President Donald Trump a one-term president.
“I think President Trump is entirely unfit to be the president of the United States,” Delaney said. “But we can’t be the party that just talks about how bad he is.”
Delaney is a three-term congressman from Maryland and a former CEO who cofounded two financial services companies that are now traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
In an interview for WMUR’s “CloseUP,” he said that anyone who wants to label him as a Wall Street guy is off the mark.
“We established the companies, and they were successful precisely because Wall Street was ignoring these businesses,” he said.
Delaney said his path to success started with a scholarship funded by his father’s union. He said that there is no job creator in America who makes it entirely on their own.
“I do like the idea that he acknowledges, as a self-made man, that no matter how self-made you are, everyone has had help,” said Rep. Kari Lerner, D-Chester.
Delaney’s full interview with “CloseUP” can be seen at 10 a.m. Sunday on WMUR.