Sharp Contrasts as General Election Begins
Chris Stirewalt and Charlie Hurt on the general election.
- Duration 9:32
- Date Apr 25, 2012
Chris Stirewalt and Charlie Hurt on the general election.
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Each year of the congress doesn't act.
Win these loans.
Will rack up an additional thousand dollars in debt.
An extra thousand dollars.
That's basically a tax hike for more than seven million students across America.
More than -- 160000.
Students here in North Carolina alone.
We already see where that athletes.
Did -- the entrepreneurial spirit.
And -- hurts the very people are supposed to help.
Those who promised to spread the wealth around only ever succeed.
And spreading poverty around.
Other nations have chosen that path.
It leads to chronic unemployment.
Crushing debt and stagnant wages.
And bat what does -- taste of what you're gonna be getting for about 28 weeks to calmer.
From President Obama -- campaign at a North Carolina.
Saying that the expiry of a subsidy is six billion dollar a year subsidy.
For low income student loans I would be tantamount to a thousand dollar a year tax increase.
On those students and Mitt Romney striking a very combative very pugnacious -- talking about spreading the wealth around and other things.
As he was -- a victory night celebration campaigning in Manchester, New Hampshire this is power play Charlie hurt.
Of The Washington Times we welcome back -- and it knows you may even if you're getting the Internet fired from his job.
Is innocent don't you -- exactly Charlie -- totally MS FW.
Two things one.
Said that he would drop out.
To a citizen campaign it.
At some point after Sunday.
Carl Cameron the intrepid Carl Cameron campaign Carl.
Reported today first of course we broke it here as Fox News rocks.
I believe that it would be Tuesday it would be today that Gingrich and under the transition from candidate to citizen campaign her.
So Ronnie doesn't have to worry about that anymore but.
But -- were you struck as I think.
That the tone that -- shed last night was.
Pitch dark chilly conservative I was expecting some I was expecting more of -- hit it.
Coming from Romney into the general election that he was gonna tear down a little bit but he was going in he was he used everything but the S where he did everything would call Obama a socialist.
Did -- the -- a really great point.
I got so caught up in the speech that are completely forgot that that some of course what.
You know all of -- -- it was for a long time have been just terrified about.
Iran -- in that he was gonna try to get all squishy and and try to be all things to all people and it was just gonna ruin things.
But maybe you know he understands it -- it did actually this is probably the smartest.
-- I found.
If I didn't I.
I'm watching the speech he was not as good as Canada a little disappointing because that message is a very tough message.
And you have to be really really good to delivered and a likeable lovable way.
Ronald Reagan was able to sort of do that then that avuncular way did that was so appealing Mitt Romney does and does not this time no -- -- avuncular and appealing -- -- On his but if anybody however I can read the speech and if you read the speech.
It's it's a terrific speech it's a tough speech and an end and and like you say it's it surprisingly.
Went to lead conservative.
And and and but but you know if he can just if he -- if he can stick with that.
And you know and and it sort of went over this is an idea that he is.
Look I'm just about the economy I'm gonna we're gonna be sensible here and we're going to let America be America again as opposed to you know a good did you just like others it.
Where he likes to vacation by the way so he's not gonna say -- maybe you'll see Belgium and he's -- and he speaks French.
Which was and that's -- -- manager Ed on the DL and he executed and remember he served in Vietnam and perhaps.
I didn't really yeah I mean it's enough space to -- I love -- right up.
I'm actually now.
I now understand what John Kerry was trying to -- because when I get an argument that people I say hey hey look you know I.
I was against Mitt Romney before I was sort of and so -- and they give me some legitimacy.
Give you some credit there you know you you.
There was listening so I'm getting as much trouble.
-- game of chicken there's a game of chicken going on right now basically the president is running on an entitlement.
Program when when you hear him comparing it it's subsidies six billion dollars in subsidies for student loans to a tax break.
He's fully embrace this concept he's out running on basically telling.
-- -- middle class and poor folk that.
He's trying to protect them and Mitt Romney try to take that step away from them.
And at the same time Romney's running on this -- -- -- when when he's quoting Joe The Plumber.
In his first.
Bona -- speech of the general election.
Is there a game of chicken going on here to see who is going to sprint to the center first.
The air or or who is going to do it just seemed like the most reasonable.
Person that and then also this hopeless about the about the Republican war on women in this the fight over the women's vote that is so much of that did you.
Experience would you do with looking at that he would I would -- Latino voters.
Wouldn't voters mainly don't want some crack -- they don't want somebody -- who is just crazy.
Don't like any.
Somebody who sends a normal and and going to fix things and make things work.
It's Wednesday it's not safe working their community here that women of the Internet you do not want to crack baby so I do try to you don't know that yeah.
I don't think they vote -- this program you're -- program people don't vote two and that's for Jordan with this.
Okay so here's what Charles recess.
You know what is so funny about what mr.
Obama said about the student loans is that I have a total of about 55000 dollar in student loan debt right now but I will be paying in total nearly 100000.
In -- once all is said and done.
And here's what Julie -- says.
We -- budget we need to get things cleared up again.
And bill 67410.
Says Romney video lot of thanks for too conservative isn't one of them.
I think I think get -- -- -- I think -- -- that so here's a question.
In the -- suspension suspension Newt Gingrich's in the -- -- suspension will -- I mean don't be mean.
So he's there while also running and doing his thing -- -- industry with the numbers that he's doing this morning.
You always -- and then.
Santorum we are now in news Romney's according Santorum they're gonna meet.
Soon and and he's gonna do endorsement how much does speaking to bill 6741.
How much does Romney need to worry about keeping his base together.
I don't know I act from my gut feeling is that you know itself over and it was so over weeks ago and it's just said.
-- know it was over months ago.
But what whatever it was didn't I've I've I've pointed at the Michigan primary once again have Austin Michigan primary you're sort of out together the exact.
But I don't want things -- in campaign corals report today which I thought was fascinating.
Was into the quote from I think it was a senior aide that the he's that Newt Gingrich is actually talking about.
Actually endorsing Romney.
In his speech.
Because that's something that it was something that Rick Santorum did not did -- -- but -- santorum's.
Trying to get something this -- -- negotiation process.
And he's gonna meet with Romney and and trying to get some right yeah that's the that's absolutely true.
-- -- Newt Gingrich is also.
Being a lot more appealing.
By doing that.
Because it is physically and I think that it appeals to people in in sort of in the orders of magnitude.
Because when people watch that speech lot of people we will carry.
Republicans I think at this point really our.
They want to be unified and let that things so in order behind Romney a lot quicker than we ever -- -- -- finally admitted for you to set six months ago now.
That Mitt Romney would be giving his first general election speech and and laying claim to the nomination.
Before the end of April -- said no way.
-- do it when it was still snowing in the northeast right exactly well this is the global warming Charlie you know that.
So enough of that here.
And ES diamond -- agrees with you.
And want you to know that women really don't -- -- crack head and things I like her -- she thinks she's that she's Smart she thinks that that's true.