2012 presidential race to be the nastiest yet?
Panel weighs in on rhetoric so far
- Duration 7:47
- Date Apr 18, 2012
Panel weighs in on rhetoric so far
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Attacks against presidential candidate Mitt Romney now intensifying.
As it becomes increasingly clear that he will be the Republican nominee.
So here's what a former DNC official.
Had to say about a recent speech that Mitt Romney gave in this getting quite a bit of attention this is from Karen Finney.
She says the picture that he was painting of America you know restoring.
And America I kept thinking well it sounds like you want to go back to a time when women couldn't vote blacks couldn't vote.
We didn't have I mean it just didn't sound like this was the America.
That we all now.
Battle little bit of attention as you might imagine and conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer says that this attack he believes is just the beginning folks here's last night.
The Democrats are -- the most divisive campaign.
-- -- -- -- -- I mean it's going to be -- during his campaign you may -- -- things I would say I I would say hide the children.
And check the plumbing because you can have to shower several times -- -- Check the bombing -- let's bring in.
Are great -- -- -- crystal McCrary is an attorney and author and carrying -- as a Republican pollster she's the president of the polling company and women Tran and -- front as a Fox News national security analysts.
Former deputy assistant secretary.
I've defense -- President Reagan a Chris certainty it can't in his comments to start.
Well first of all I think that the right and the left you know Karen Finney of course being on the left.
We can't really take at this point any of these comments very seriously because what I think they honestly are -- to the issues.
And the real issues that voters are concerned about particularly women particularly and I certainly don't speak for all African Americans and I don't speak for all women.
I certainly speak for working women who are mothers.
Who care about the real issues being the economy.
Health care and language like that as well as language that.
This coming from both sides quite honestly is divisive.
Ended does not serve this process of all a -- Americans really wanting to learn what Mitt Romney has to say and what Obama had his.
Extracts from from -- from the entire issue and I agree with you there but you know when I listen to that that that you know she thinks that Mitt Romney wants to take -- -- to back to a time when.
Blacks and women could but I just think it's -- it's so blatant.
In what is trying to appeal to the sort of you know -- base instincts in.
-- -- and I think it's insulting to people's intelligence it's like Ari are you kidding me yes it do you really believe that that is what you can like they're not like the -- to submit Ronnie but does she really believe.
That that's what he thinks.
And what exactly did he say to prompt that continent where he said I want to restore and hear her come.
Yes he's probably talking about he noted that lowering the teen pregnancy rate hating intact families after -- -- talk about back it'll keep with a go to church and synagogue more often when they -- -- not sweat pants.
He's talking about -- harking back to a time.
And we cannot relate to and NN -- for a bit.
Look at the left I think he's in a very cynical sat down spiral in terms of pigeon -- us into these boxes they wanna put everybody into a race boxer and gender boxer stayed home mom box and that's -- the way Americans look at each other.
And I think Obama 2012 is much more gloomy Indian -- -- our than Obama's only been gone from hope and change.
He's scaring -- they can't run on their record you can't convince women it's a better economic outlook for density have to frightening to think -- the alternative.
Is a scary place.
Let's look at a quote that I can press this morning in -- in a recent Maureen -- comic get your thoughts on it.
And let's pull that up it says when the running has got married and moved to Boston in 1971 they set up house in a suburban in -- suburb.
Befriended other young Mormon she points out couples and kept to their cloistered conservative privilege traditional white heterosexuals circle.
Campuses were rolling with change feminists and civil rights anti war demonstration but the -- -- were not part of that.
They weren't the road backs this really interesting too because -- -- -- yes several different.
Voices out there who are very influential on the lap then this wave painting -- -- -- this sort of like well there from the fifties they're not like us they're not cool.
They're not cool is one of the sort of overarching themes here and you know that is something that has been said about the president has -- that they're sort of young and hip and cool.
At what think about that characterization quality.
Worked for presidents since nineteenth 1970s.
Nixon Ford Reagan I have never seen.
A campaign where everybody's starting to sling the mud this early.
Sling the mud at the opponents playing that red meat to the base and I try to put us into these little boxes.
You know best selling the American people are the American people voted for Barack Obama because he was hope and change he -- famously said at that 2004.
Democratic Convention I'm not -- I'm not from a blue state I'm red white and blue -- that's the country everybody wants that's what elected him and that's not where you just now and when I see is back and forth are doing -- -- -- -- my kids right.
Where one says.
Let me know we -- first you're gonna see a nasty burden.
Campaign and Charles Krauthammer is right out of your right to point that out that it's both sides and it's his back and forth in week cannot.
On the tribute -- Danny's remarks about Mitt Romney any more than -- -- to President Obama.
Any more than we can attribute Ted Nugent comments about Barack Obama to Mitt Romney but we can't we know we don't know we cannot we cannot.
An illegal war on women that they've talked about that that is they -- branding it's in the -- it's in their materials it's on their web sites every sound byte.
That they put out there yeah.
Things have been much more proactive about what I mean the first the first bill we all know the President Obama sign was the Lilly Ledbetter fair pay act.
The issues that are coming up surrounding women surrounding women's health care.
Surrounding women's U reproductive rights south an ongoing issue that women are jobs the economy that -- that and contraception is not -- contraceptive -- to -- and can't -- -- that's correct that women that they think that it's -- republic so what would that help -- I'm not saying that -- yeah and I voted against Obama when they're down to that issue you know women and the economy -- and talk about -- resentment -- -- It kind of got to protecting entitlements what are your man or a -- or old person -- young percent.
I mean it seems to me that that's where that is centered you know giving you know something for free whether it's health care or whether it's contraception that issue -- entitlements which c.s to play into and be you know pegged as a women's issue.
I think it's clothes really in a larger entitlement sort of government what is the government I hope people can download the toppling of from the waste handling everything out of getting lost and insults is -- is about.
Contraception and abortion Republicans want to talk to the whole woman.
Mind body soul -- head.
And it to -- -- after -- Obama got an incredible 56% of the female that in 2000 me.
More women a Republican and Democrat two years later why all fiscal issues now we know that Mitt Romney is polling well with women right now I don't know and I hit them well if not I have little hot and have a 72 run for president Barack are very final.
Really identify -- that I mean most women I know.
Don't see again -- Romney a lovely woman who raised five extraordinary boys and worked really really hard.
We all know that but the paid workforce for women out there who don't have a choice is very different than the reality of women -- mean.
Who have the luxury of being able to stay at home and not be in the -- work -- -- that's different in over 70% of women.
Are working and I -- sports for women has shrunk since about -- -- it and they.