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Exchange With Reporters in Nashua

March 15, 1994

Q. Does it make you angry?

The President. No, but let me show you something. Look at this. This is what people care about. Here's a child with a preexisting condition. He can't get health insurance. So I went out there, was shaking hands in the crowd, the mother gave me a picture of this child. That's where America is, with these people——

Q. Why do you think it's been so hard for you to get your message to——

The President. I haven't been out here with them.

Q. [Inaudible]

The President. You can draw your own conclusion about that, but you heard from a lot of wise people here today.

Q. Are you angry, Mr. President? You sounded awfully angry last night.

The President. I wasn't. I was happy. What I said last night, I was not angry, but I'm determined. That was a deliberate—I wanted to tell those people how I felt. And I'm very happy being here today. This is America; this is where they are.

Q. It sure looks like you started the '96 campaign——

The President. It's not about the '96 campaign; this is about what we're going to do in Congress for the American people in 1994. That's what this was about.

NOTE: The exchange began at approximately 11 a.m. outside Elm Street Junior High School. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this exchange.

William J. Clinton, Exchange With Reporters in Nashua Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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