Obama takes message to late-night
Best forum for the leader of the free world?
- Duration 8:51
- Date Apr 24, 2012
Best forum for the leader of the free world?
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Democrats and Republicans -- interest thing because Republicans.
Really laugh at themselves more.
Like when bush came on it was.
We wanna do a skit -- kind of make you forget what it and we just walked up and we -- this get staff are.
Went up to Al Gore whether this get -- there was a focus group.
And -- media people came in where we'll now open fitness okay now what I'll have the punch well it's just we don't have to do it.
Well President Obama may be looking to prove let all wrong on that point this week.
He is taking his message to the late night comedy crowd the president will appear tonight on late night with Jimmy Fallon apparently an attempt to appeal to the youth vote.
But some including former white house Press Secretary Dana Perino already criticizing that decision watch.
It's where he's most comfortable.
He does really well on the shows you look at the some of the polls that say that he is not is very likable -- continue to like him.
-- had a just a very different outlook on these comedy shows he liked them he respected and but he never went on and but as president Jay Leno said that he knew he was an -- George Bush had a very good -- humor would do we would go along with things where.
Says Al Gore and John Kerry were uptight.
-- right and I and the but I also think the president never President Bush -- -- wanna -- after.
The presidency was over raised it I think it was a place for the presidential -- and also they're dangerous.
Joining me now Hank -- cop he's a democratic strategist he worked on the Clinton gore campaign maybe he was one of the guys saying where was the focus group -- also here David Webb.
-- hosted the David -- show on Sirius XM's patriot channel and co-founder of the Tea Party 365.
And comedian Scott Blake -- aren't so let me start with you on that -- we're.
You -- the one saying how is mr.
gore going to be lighted where is he going to be sitting where the focus groups -- -- thank.
Why I would never been concerned about them but I think it's important these guys do these kinds of shows lack of people are not watching television anymore very much that's true there watching fox maybe but they're not -- -- generally but they are watching those shows in the evening it got -- we get people that.
And I -- are you getting in particular.
The young people because -- me to show you that the numbers for President Obama.
Apparently he has lost 18%.
Of support among eighteen to 29 year -- says when he was first elected he was at.
He's at 57 now and he was up at 75 when he was first elected so is going in the wrong direction and then this stat just came out that about half over half.
-- kids young people who -- under 25 or either jobless or underemployed.
Last year David and this is a big problem for the president I mean I don't have a problem with them going on the late night talk shows.
-- I have a problem with is -- pandering instead of putting solutions out there reaches an audience but why not -- Is that upon anyone out there lot of work on the problem is pandering doesn't get you any solutions.
Here we have more attempts to pander to the college -- say we're gonna subsidize the bail out of your student loans that you guys -- into something we don't talking about right now student loan -- -- -- are about to not be interest rates we don't have on real solutions real market based solutions to solve the cost of college education.
-- -- we have another Sallie -- bureaucratic -- president's lost two to one.
Now the numbers a reversal and they voted from two to one.
And now one out of two -- unemployed.
That's billions of people would know future.
Guard -- as a comedian I think it's very Smart the president will appear with Jimmy -- as he's done very well with Letterman and Jon -- six times he's got -- -- -- it's it's becoming president George W.
-- all the Republicans -- as candidates this the -- -- massive -- comedies are very effective -- just look what the president did Donald -- -- in the white house correspondents' -- coming -- in Saturday.
Demolish the Holbrooke argument -- comedy it's very effective weapon.
And as my friend David -- -- Republican friends say.
The president cannot speak without a teleprompter well this is just another way to prove that indeed he can't.
Well let let let beat Arnold up an appointment tells the truth when you've gone he's late night shows.
Don't they give you little heads up doesn't Fallon Ares I don't -- pulling inside that Mr.
President this is where it's gonna go is gonna absolutely not really like.
It is an element to being off the -- and there are people.
As as was mentioned by Dana Perino -- -- -- those are some Democrats or Republicans who had the best material -- can do anything with the President Obama.
Is very funny both off the cuff and -- -- way it'll -- as I've dealt internally.
-- nephew Calvin -- -- not an accurate if she suggested it's sort of beneath the office of the president I mean does he run the risk of people thinking that at a time when he needs to look presidential he's got rivals now all -- can -- if she'd be -- -- more partisan about -- would really be -- don't you think -- -- she -- -- and doesn't -- he said he does well so -- Clinton and you know what -- with the people are the people watching television are watching entertainment -- -- watching sports.
But the rest of America is tuning out of television watching all of this if you want to -- -- -- let me ask you -- -- Does this make people and everybody have a -- who don't yet -- and it cannot that was that was -- I took the the daily because out of -- -- idea but does this make some sit at home without a job.
You know without a homer on this facing foreclosure say.
-- -- -- -- Know what it does it makes most people say I wanna kill politicians it's very -- actually just makes a lot of sense because.
-- -- -- tonight speaking about lowering interest rates for student loans this that Jimmy Fallon show tonight being taped.
If you -- C and in Chapel Hill in front of a boisterous college crowd it's Smart politics.
-- and comedy.
And look at it and let your message -- -- I as I sort of come back what's that I want a challenge and that has here's that here's that.
Here's what politicians -- -- has been Obama Fallon do you think Fallon has been going to respond to President Obama.
We -- Obama you're on the senate education committee at the time this legislation about interest rates was drafted.
You chose not to make these interest rates -- these low ones permanent because you said it's too expensive that's the bottom line that's the reason I asked to expire looked at the beginning balance gonna say I know of.
But I would say that Jon Stewart who took my comedy class actually and his -- is a great guy.
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Look at into the political sphere they stopped being funny and that would that's what happens Letterman -- all becomes a partisan thing.
It's not gonna ask him that question.
That's an important question Mr.
President you're you're rhetoric doesn't mean the reality of what -- said this is why I said they -- they go on it's great messaging.
But in the end those college could still unemployed.
They still have a lack of future don't know future to look at -- -- work -- -- waiters waitresses.
As bus boys after spending 7080000.
They hate because it -- have a problem mind like ability he does not have a lot of the.
Are we talk about politics comedy is one thing politics on the heels the fact is the under employment number is the most of that significance that this think that you talked about this segment why.
Because that's what really something that nearly sunk Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Does that tell that little so does this -- Al east that it be I wanted to make -- -- -- I think he's areas but I sure -- it does is all the president has all he has to do now is to find every way to pump up the numbers.
You see a multiplicity of programs being rolled out.
To make it look like the -- million that have left the workforce are not unemployed the one and a half million college students at a 53 point 6% night.
Are not looking at their future going I have no job aren't about getting pregnant at panic -- so so President Obama goes on in Jimmy Fallon.
Mitt Romney -- a different -- he is having a conference call this morning to discuss the plight of young people I mean that -- -- really Jay Leno really only last month so.
Let me just say this as a comedian also who talks but serious issues just because you're on a comedy shows I mean you making light of the very serious problems we face.
It's an effective means -- putting -- an issue in a way that won't make people -- off.
You know what else not you can't really know what else it does I have to say this it makes you not -- -- kill yourself and it's just like if you -- either laugh or cry -- right so it's like you look at our problems.
Sometimes you just need a little laugh about need to see okay it -- okay our president can laugh -- -- this don't know what might be a little don't happen.
They get their cry when they look at their checkbooks in their bank accounts -- -- when they look at what do I get up tomorrow morning and dude why go to a job.
Why not have a Joba myself Phil -- -- 300 applications every week.
The problem is this is all great it's all good for the comedy shows and -- -- the calls I -- a lap but in the end tomorrow morning.
The problem still the same in this president is not focusing on -- in the problems is focused on pandering.
That doesn't solve it bush -- -- -- -- down thank you for that.
I've cried every time I look at my checkbook.
And taxes I think I did David do comedy club I don't have to remember bush won.
I can I gotta get I don't understand that I gotta go out of the things you guys --