Rep. Wasserman Schultz: Obama Is Fighting for Economy
DNC chairwoman on GOP candidates, president's reelection chances
- Duration 6:08
- Date Jan 3, 2012
DNC chairwoman on GOP candidates, president's reelection chances
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So -- appears Democrats are focusing most of their tax at least here in Iowa Mitt Romney has they have been doing quite some time.
The experts say that suggests Democrats see the formats -- -- the most likely person to win the Republican nomination really and the biggest threat in the general election.
But our next guest says Democrats are ready for whomever wins the chair of the Democratic National Committee calls all of the candidates interchangeable.
And says none of them can be President Obama.
That is one of the reasons I think that there isn't a single one of them that is -- in any all right now that they would be President Obama in Iowa.
And nationally President Obama beats any of them.
So that's the story from the Democrats but some recent hypothetical match -- polls -- President Obama and a dead heat with Mitt Romney.
Including last month Fox News poll of course the eventual GOP nominee will face the president's reelection machine.
In Iowa alone the president won in 2008 were told his campaign staffers have opened eight offices.
And volunteers -- made some 350000.
Phone calls to supporters in Iowa means they called everyone four times.
Tony -- DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz it's not see you good to see it's it's how cocky we all.
We will -- any of them we will be all comers bring them there interchangeable -- very cock.
They are interchangeable but I would certainly never suggested that we would.
Will beat any of them we're gonna run and had been running the most significant.
Grassroots campaign of any presidential campaign in history that that 350000.
Calls that you talked about in Iowa.
Our aid offices 4001 on one meetings here at 12100.
Events like town halls and meetings and house parties.
We take the Iowa Caucuses and the retail politics that is the pride of this state very seriously.
I'm like Mitt Romney who's been here about fifteen times this year.
And do it now has spent millions of dollars gone all in if he doesn't come out with a significant victory tonight and like he declared last night wins Iowa at a going away.
Then that that will just be another example of just how lackluster this entire field days.
Republican base is it's an enthusiastic and went ahead there's a dramatic content -- hub.
Opinion based on enthusiastic but the democratic base is enthusiastic absolutely about the president talked about a single Payer system and never did it about the presidency using closed down good vote of every bit about the president is is gonna in the -- I mean how many promises can one person break.
Before the bass goes am done with you that is simply not -- which one of those things that's what drove through the front here is that the president made it on this night for a living Greenwich Village I know his base and they are not -- I live in South Florida and now -- -- -- -- and I'm part of his -- -- -- always bring you.
That the president's face is overwhelmingly supported just look at the.
Fact that we.
Reached one million.
Grassroots online donors that the alarm over those appoints all the love what I Payer system in effect close the Guantanamo Bay I mean how many -- can you run on and not the liberal in -- -- -- happy.
Suffered for years ago President Obama committed that we would end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home a few weeks ago he did exactly that.
Four years ago on this night he committed after winning Iowa that he would make sure that we didn't pass the affordable care health care.
To make sure that everybody has access to quality plays out in a single -- so that.
Now there are some people that want a single time assistance beyond the president's what -- it personally need and introduce the absolutely did not say that he knew he said he would.
Fight for affordable quality health care for every one.
It's up on the health insurance industry and one.
He said that he'd give everybody a tax cut that was -- in the middle class and working families instead of focusing on tax policy on the wealthiest -- -- most fortunate Americans.
And he did back.
This is a president who made promises and kept them.
And who brought us some bleeding 750000.
Jobs a month -- now three years later we've had 22 straight months of private sector job growth.
We have begun to turn this economy around unlike the Republicans who would return us -- the failed policy in the past who brought us to the precipice of economic disaster.
And want to take us back there that's the contrast that exists over the course of the next eleven months.
We're gonna be ready tomorrow when all the Republican candidates out there and offices down and go on to the next states to hit the ground running run an effective grassroots campaign.
When Iowa again for the president and on to November 6.
You can win with a unemployment at this level you would be the first in the history of the nation.
Unemployment has been steadily would decline would make the numbers are there Devi got the president you can I -- -- -- -- -- With with the unemployment numbers the way they are and with his lucky clarity -- -- we can and we will win because you'll be the first -- right president -- accurate apparently.
But the reason that -- that the president will win it's because.
There's such a significant contrast the Republicans all of them the whole field.
Have embraced the Tea Party extremism have out right wing each other -- -- -- enable continue to do that the next several months that's not where America is.
America is in the middle.
They want a president who's gonna stand up and ended up like Mitt Romney they want -- well Mitt Romney pretends not to be a moderate.
Some days he's a moderate Sunday -- what's Mitt Romney is it Italian at how do you like the blue water.
Very pretty is it better -- -- -- there -- fanned out -- with the mayor -- yesterday yesterday it was clear that.
Go -- for rainbow later and you know what my my my real goal is what is your real or some college student to come but an entire box of tide detergent -- it.
And then we have a huge foam pit us I think that -- -- -- they condolences on duke it out down here rather than caucusing they -- just have a -- battle at the end of the day there is a significant contacts between President Obama and directing -- -- in this country.
Fighting for working families fighting to get this economy turned around and the entire Republican field led by Mitt Romney the one who stand up for the wealthiest and -- most fortunate.
That's the contrast that when it comes right down to it voters are going to continue to want to move in the direction the president Obama's -- -- so your pro or anti foam battle.
And I'm pro or anti white foam battle.
You know I've put my college days and.
Kind of saying well behind me tell me you wouldn't be the number of Florida Gators so well you know had a thousand that -- that Debbie wasserman -- -- -- exact same thing if you -- thank you.
Well arson investigators as we have to it's --