Plouffe Plays Down the Economy
Political Panel weighs in
- Duration 4:02
- Date Jul 10, 2011
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Welcome back is the president's senior advisor for politics out of touch David cloth.
Seeing quote the average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP our unemployment rates or even monthly job numbers.
People won't vote based on the unemployment rate.
They're going to vote based on how do you I feel about my own situation.
Do I believe the president makes decisions based on me and -- animal.
That's about that not about unemployment saying that with nine point one unemployment rate.
Right now that's challenge right well let's talk -- -- -- this morning we -- Jennifer Palmieri the president of the Center for American Progress.
Former John Edwards senior advisor and a surrogate for President Obama.
Joseph Trippi former Howard Dean presidential campaign manager you guys have a lot of -- -- -- Fox News contributor.
And lieutenant colonel Don areas brother of 9/11 victim at partners we welcome all of well what do you think Joseph let's start with David -- says people are gonna base are gonna vote based on unemployment which currently is way too -- get reelected.
Look up and on the other side of David club he's beaten me more than his fair share.
This was and -- when he did that I would buys -- -- -- -- Sounds and different even you know even though I know what he was trying to say people -- -- translated word meant what does it the president based on whether they think the president's fighting for them -- not doing -- job -- -- them or not but I do think.
A lot of ways people measure that is do I have a job is the unemployment rate going up houses -- I feel about the economy and right now that's not the that they don't feel that great about it's got to turn Jennifer.
If -- an OK if you stop the same people don't look at the GDP number -- -- -- people don't know what -- awesome I don't know what that is but to get unemployment was probably a mistake but I you know the inverse is safe unemployment number was a low.
And people still don't feel like things were going well they would not the president wouldn't you know -- I went on about the president either factor if not yet -- artful.
Yeah -- -- you know Steve this is that this is like the guy -- like who wants to live to be a hundred years old guy who's 99 years old he'll tell me.
That's a hundred years old so if the people that don't have jobs how they feel about it and it's a lot of people and so I think I -- I think a lot of people do care and maybe just not being measured right.
Well if and here's one measurement and real clear politics which is nonpartisan it's premature again -- middle they they have this poll where they they take a look at the averages of how do people feel about the direction the country's going in right now.
Say wrong direction.
Joseph if it if on Election Day 201263%.
Of the the people who go to pull the lever -- were going in the wrong direction for -- the other labor.
The that's not hold true with Obama it's very interesting he doesn't do that badly with people who think the country's going around her so -- -- my country from Obama and his.
Well I think once -- and popular second of all there's still a lot of people who do.
Whether people want disagree with this or not doesn't matter they they believe that he inherited these problems and he's doing the best he can I mean it's a happy and -- going to George Bush work.
I I think what.
Labor is gonna move way as me closer November if things don't turn so would it look it is the economy stupid is James Carlson said in this cycle that -- it will be and I think.
People still get enough people are still giving the president benefit of the doubt that if it turns.
You know do you feature November's -- problem Jennifer.
It was -- -- if the election was a referendum on how people thought about the economy or the direction patriots going and Obama what have we not do very well but it's an at -- when it's going to be a choice between two candidates.
And you know they look especially -- the other guy has got.
Or gal has credentials that make it look like world they've been in a situation where they bail things out.
Maybe or it looks like that they had the same proposals that other Republican president might have had that.
-- answer to more to creating jobs is to have more tax cuts and that is for me not to works and so the -- is going to be what you know what ultimately matters done my work.
I think -- 186 candidates and give the president a run for his money just based on these numbers alone you know he's gonna have a upward hill tomorrow by the way up to become --