Obama camp's strategy: Divide and conquer?
Sen. John McCain weighs in
- Duration 7:49
- Date Apr 19, 2012
Sen. John McCain weighs in
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A thing about all of lists and -- more on the president's strategy to -- Americans against one another order win a second term and hang on the White House and Air Force One and his beautiful helicopters Arizona senator Romney campaign supporter John McCain senator.
-- first of all I gotta help me out with this did the president and have a silver spoon in his mouth.
Problem -- did go to how many didn't go to Columbia they go to these Ivy League schools seemingly had the best opportunities that a -- has to offer.
So he wasn't exactly deprived either.
No I don't think he was and you know they have this is all so unnecessary.
The people in Arizona -- wanna know how we're gonna get.
Their home so that they can live them and they wanna economy they want this unemployment down they want jobs created.
There's so many issues that.
We could address -- that the president could address rather than this class warfare thing.
And by the way one of the things that is especially aggravating his you know he attacks Paul Ryan's budget.
Continuously as you know and then draconian effects Paul Ryan's budget.
-- -- first attempt to get.
The debt and deficit under control which -- the president's budget is totally unsustainable.
We've already amassed a five trillion dollar debt.
-- under this presidency and there is no end in sight.
And Paul Ryan tries to address free sample issue of Medicare to give people a choice.
And that's demagogue to -- until the cows come home so it just goes on and on.
And I don't think that class warfare it's gonna work.
And we will be making a case that the difference is.
That Barack Obama believes that government creates jobs.
Mitt Romney has a record any belief that.
That the business community creates jobs and he's gone out and he's created jobs penny saved jobs including by the way in the US Olympics.
In the Salt Lake City.
-- -- we go through the list and I'll even show you some of us.
The president has said that the GOP budget is an example of social darwinism.
He said that NEC said that Republicans are members of the Flat Earth Society.
He says that members of congress put their party ahead of country he said that -- times during the last campaign he said that George Bush was unpatriotic.
An irresponsible because of four trillion dollars in -- he has five trillion in new Obama -- -- And less than four years in office and -- his allies are out there talking about a war on women.
All of these distractions that is involved and that but I think everything and nothing meets this standard.
That Republicans won dirty air and dirty water that's their plan and many said this.
Who are these Americans.
Many -- someone's grandparents.
Who without Medicaid.
Won't be able to afford nursing home care without Medicaid.
Many airport children.
Some are middle class families who have children will -- -- -- Down syndrome.
Some are kept swimming.
-- -- disabilities so severe that they require 24 hour care and these are the people who count on Medicaid.
And -- he went on to say and they got to fend for themselves.
So you know if you wanna say that Republicans won dirty air and dirty what he sounds like a host on MSNBC.
But gray practically this.
Let me just say you know there was a famous set heavyweight champion world named Joseph Louis and he was fighting a guy who is -- great boxers and was Billy Conn and they said well -- -- gonna catch up when and he said he can run but he can't hide.
The Barack Obama's doing right now president Obama's doing is running from -- record by attacking in the ways that you just describe which are really.
I've never seen quite.
Language quite like that in a presidential campaign and I've been around quite a few of them.
So attack the Republicans because he cannot defend a record a record that promise that unemployment would be down at six for 10% or lower if we pass a stimulus package.
Obamacare that over 60% of the American people.
Believe not only should be replaced but it was one -- the sleazy -- chapters and the history of the United States senate the way today you know that cornhuskers kickback and the Louisiana purchase.
And all -- so he can't hide from a record of failure.
And one of the most effective ways that we can counter this trying to.
Thing that he's doing.
Is she is people -- of repeating his own words.
Campaign I had 2008 campaign remember there was going to be no red state no blue state moment I want to.
-- only one United States so this is interestingly -- and actually I have come to the same conclusion I think you're drawing here.
As he goes forward with these ad hominem attacks class warfare negativity.
You know -- at a chronic excuse making and then everything that we pointed out on this program is one thing in the back of my mind I keep remembering he can't run on his record.
Kennedy can't run on his record the one thing he had when he was running against you was some degree of like ability he seems to be trivializing.
The the office of the presidency and frankly showing a I get -- a smallest in terms of the agenda.
It doesn't seem to have any idea as he seems like -- run out of ideas.
And the other thing that you're right and the other thing we're gonna do and I know that and it's gonna do.
This give the Americans -- plan as to how we're gonna get this economy back on track and how we're gonna keep them in their homes.
And how we're going to create jobs and the fact is that's what he used to do in the private sector.
In all due respect President Obama never created any jobs when he was -- and not.
Part of the -- or that for the presidency.
H he knows how to create jobs and he knows that sometimes businesses succeed and sometimes they fail.
And government is not the answer their free enterprise system is -- there's over a 100000.
Pages of regulation associated with the Obama care.
That have already been printed.
What do you do when you're a small business person.
-- what do you do.
He certainly seems in black and yet you go I think -- -- have to -- accountant or tax lawyer.
He certainly seems to be shrinking the stature of the presidency.
And you know by every measure is failing that maybe he knows it's over navy is auditioning.
-- job at MSNBC says that maybe that's -- You know.
I think it's a -- very -- I think should be very very close election and it's gonna come down a five or six states as you know and a handful of votes in the independent voter is going to be.
Very vital right now let's have some straight talk we're running behind OK I think it's about five or six points but that's comes after solid credit chilling -- Well there's one coming -- three dollars yet.
OK I like him but anyway well let's let's it's always better to run from behind I greatly to your behind OK so let's assume that we're behind.
And that is we've got to hone our message and we can do that and I am convinced that.
Speeches that Mitt Romney is and make him lately are outlined by her laying out that agenda last question future of America -- sure -- -- what -- -- -- -- Marco -- -- -- I think he'd be an excellent choice I think rob port Portman would be not excellent choice I think Chris Christie would be I think the governor of New Mexico.
We got a lot of -- but Marco was certainly right up there he is so very outstanding young man.
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