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A new war of words between Mitt Romney and President Obama Romney sharpening his attacks accusing the president of running a hide and seek campaign.
Urging the media to look at other matters are digging into the president's plans for the country if indeed he wins a second term from yesterday.
The candidates have to be candid about their views and their plans.
And in that regard.
President Obama's comments to president Medvedev.
Are deeply troubling.
That incident calls his candor.
Into serious question.
He doesn't want to share his real plans before the election.
Either with the public or with a press.
He means that what the American public doesn't know won't hurt him.
His intent is on -- You and I are gonna have to do the seeking.
Karl Rove is the former senior advisor -- chief of staff to President Bush -- -- Fox News contributor good morning to you tomorrow.
Florida when he gets a three things here and we're gonna end up in this conversation about San -- and Romney in Pennsylvania but I just wanna take what this.
The words that have gone back and forth of the last two days what Romney's argument is that Americans know what they get with President Obama.
I don't necessarily think it's a hide and seek right now his cards are on the table and you know where the debt will be in four years -- a second term.
Is Romney now or is he prepared to make that point strong enough to easily.
You know I thought it was a very good start to the general election campaign -- -- a three part argument he said first of all is -- an interesting.
The president can't run on the basis of positive accomplishments or forward looking vision.
So all he's doing his attacking me he then pivot -- he said the president was making arguments and nobody is advancing.
-- picking up -- of creating a straw man it's his -- way of doing things.
And -- -- you know he he completed the pivot by saying look the president's remarks to the Russian prime at the Russian president.
Are troubling because the president said in essence.
Tell Vladimir Putin I'll do what he -- you know I will do something that he'll like come missile defense after the election because then I'll have flexibility and Romney was rightly say in what is it that this guy is gonna do if given a second term will he shoot straight with us and I I thought it was a very good opening.
And force and frankly -- President Obama had a very tough and I thought effective.
Opening on Monday.
Assuming that he's -- in a row on the basis of his record it's at least knock out of Fort -- vision going straight out -- -- and Romney is you know tied it with the Paul Ryan budget -- its social darwinism now that's a great debate that is now been.
-- on that point there is also a comment about the Trojan horse Republican budget in the house now.
You know President Obama cast himself and and one a lot of support 2008 because he was seen as a different kind of guy.
Right scene is a different kind of politician and then -- see the partisan game.
That not right how does that set with -- either moderate Democrats.
Who cast their vote for him three and a half years ago or four more importantly the independents in these key states.
-- that you write differently.
Sure look at -- one of his greatest advantages in 2000 it was he was seen as some to do new and different and inspiring and aspiration.
His best line was I think.
I don't wanna be the president of red states Blue States but the present United States and the president has weakened itself -- too -- vital groups.
-- an independent voters particularly college educated voters and young people both of whom were drawn to him.
Because they they they they heard that voice of hope and they heard that aspiration will call and responded to it and and when he goes and does what he did Monday.
He turns himself into just another ordinary -- -- politician.
And and and forcefully for him he's been doing that for significant period of time you wondering why and I just wonder internally the white house of the thing during worship and -- were overthrown base.
It is that a yes or no answer.
Well I don't want -- act I think it's more -- -- that I think they think this is effective you know I think they think blaming somebody else for all the problems.
You know go in straight out your opponent with a negative campaign.
You know taking any creating these straw man arguments you know social darwinism -- if you -- quick example.
I'm doing -- -- -- wanna get to the white -- I'm not the Obama go the -- Obama Obama on money city wanna -- everything political the Republican budget doesn't get everything.
It simply slows the future growth of -- -- and and and the president over the course -- campaign's gonna platter hard to depict the Republican budget is deep cuts.
In existing levels of spending which is what it was it's borderline -- being drawn and -- -- absolutely this week okay now in Pennsylvania.
Rick Santorum as of two days ago had an eight point lead in Pennsylvania when you put all the polls together today that lead is one point.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Exactly and that's because of this just take a look at I'm just gonna take to -- if you took the real clear politics average.
Beat the last poll before Tuesday showed.
Rodney in Pennsylvania 37 said -- 42 the first poll after Tuesday is 41 Romney 25 Santorum.
On Tuesday night was an inflection point.
The race is gonna go at a dramatically different direction I think after Tuesday night.
Well when you start waiting and Monday and Tuesday -- was a night that -- conclusively began when he he's gonna move ahead I would not be surprised to see as we see a raft of polls here for.
April and -- that that that that he continues to why obviously did it April you got to be happy anyway for for -- percent to -- New York 54 Romney 21 Santorum Connecticut Pennsylvania you lose your home -- I mean that's.
That's right that's a tough and even if he wins that part of their vote.
Even if he wins the popular vote he runs the risk to lose in the delegates because -- -- elected on a separate ballot.
And Robby has a very powerful Slater party leaders running in this you directly elected delegate and doesn't have -- -- Santorum next to the Nancy you.
Walking in the Irish Republican county chairman of the senate majority leader funky really -- -- they -- to state they -- -- thank you funky doctor wrote yeah I mean it is set.
Well I had a precise scientific term that that's that's my technical term -- the way states vary from one to the other.
-- all right happy Easter week and he was.
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