RNC Chair Reince Priebus on What Ohio Votes Mean for 2012
- Duration 5:11
- Date Nov 8, 2011
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-- so what -- the results hint about 2012 Republican National Committee chairman.
Rents rents previous joins us thanks to stay up hey Greta thanks for having me okay I'm big news out of Ohio prisons talk about -- to collectively bargaining are shot down that'd governor case -- no doubt disappoint tonight.
Well I'm sure is disappointed but you know it's a state issue you know what -- from Wisconsin obviously much different outcome.
I think the bigger issue nationally -- a lot of Ohio is obviously issue three.
Which really puts Obama on the ballot his keystone piece of legislation Obama care.
Goes down in a major way and I think that's what's really personalize nationally and what you can glean from Ohio if you want to take anything out of that state tonight.
I actually Republicans one issue three the one about the health care but also the collective bargaining.
I actually think it has more of a national appeal on the collective -- because the whole sort of thrust of it is smaller government.
And and curtailing that the rights of artists I don't see this something that's not feeling that is such a localized issue well I.
I guess I've I beg to differ I mean I think that when you talked about collective bargaining when you talk about.
Those issues that there are unique to -- local B units of government and how it states.
You know financing works and how their shared revenue works in a particular state and what that means a local government units and police and fire and teachers and the rest I think it is pretty localized system in my opinion I don't think there's a national.
Collective bargaining issue on the ballot that's going to play in 2012 but.
I do think the issues of spending obamacare the president you know -- also take out of this election.
All of these whether Democrats have victories are Republicans have victories tonight there's one common denominator in all of us.
And -- is that Democrats whether the governor in Kentucky or state senators in Virginia who are democratic.
They number one didn't want to be seen what this president.
They ran against this president actively through their advertising they came up -- the flu and travel conflicts from the president rolled in the town.
And I just happen to think that that's really the issue that comes out of -- night which is this sort of standoffish.
Approach that Democrats are having toward this -- and I think it's pretty obvious.
India Ireland in -- collective bargaining issue that didn't didn't survive in Ohio.
The Dow and the Democrats are able to amassed tremendous amount of money -- -- that showed a tremendous enthusiasm union money.
Which is in some way may be an indicator they have in terms of what you're gonna face come 2012 his or that still is that momentum and then there's -- at least Ohio at least to this issue but nonetheless must sort of thing.
You must have your radar -- -- -- sure I mean and the same thing happened in Wisconsin you had thirty million dollars and democratic and some union money coming in the play.
That's there between soft money races and hard -- races but without getting in the weeds and -- campaign finance laws with you.
The difference in a presidential election though is that hard money.
Candidate money committee money DNC RNC.
Hard money becomes king.
In a presidential election and they have the tendency at the end.
Of a campaign hard money can squeeze out.
Soft money in a presidential cycle and that's why raising money both on a candidate level in the committee level so important so I'm pretty confident that if you look at the direction of this country.
If you look at what Americans are looking for -- if you look at the polling the most important pull out there Greta.
Is this -- do you believe them.
-- is on the right track.
For the wrong track in over 70% of all Americans say the wrong track which show must really rattled the -- that course and the fact that in Ohio they certainly don't like the health care than that the mandate now as a largely symbolic of victory.
For those -- pose a national health care but nonetheless here and there that allow you sort of symbolic head gestures are some -- that people don't like we're afraid health -- law.
Welcoming the president was on the ballot in the sense that his his Markey legislation is on the ballot and voters in Ohio rejected the voters also.
-- poll after poll have rejected this president and his upside down and Ohio.
So what does it mean for collective bargaining going -- for what it means is that this is a state by state issue it's a legislative by let's legislative body issue.
And voters look at it differently and in different states but.
I think that for the most part.
Americans want government to get its act together when it comes to spending and debts and deficits.
And this is an important issue.
Well one issue that isn't done about an Ohio is the -- on -- -- is the unemployment rate of nine point 1% September is still a very stunning number of which -- Alison these two ballot issues that's who may have -- -- some love.
How some ripple effect to the White House -- -- tests.
And and Americans know and Americans need to get back to work in and we have a president who came to.
Our country as far as a candidate campaigning and the fact he's going to be the great uniter.
And now he's going out across America as the great divider.
Pitting everyone against each other Republican vs Democrat rich vs four let's get everyone working against each other.
Let's throw everything at.
The fan that weekend and see what happens that's the president's strategy.
-- and as -- dollars to its congressman not Ryan.
Packers yeah well nine and -- this weekend yeah that's amazing what.