Friday Lightning Round: What should Romney, Obama debate?
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
- Duration 5:19
- Date Apr 27, 2012
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
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Ever growing viewers vote for your choice online and that's the Friday lightning round.
This week Steve's pick one with 40% of the vote big vote.
-- what is the where's the question.
That round up.
There -- -- -- half the question is this if both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were required to participate in one that ninety minute.
Debate on a single subject what would that is subject to be what should the subject be and why.
-- and my answer is entitlement reform because it's given everything that we've talked about with debt and deficits.
It's the biggest single driver of our debt and we are not going to make any progress unless we have very specific solutions you can't.
Sort of BS your way through a debate if you don't give specific solutions if it's ninety minutes long -- I give this a lot of thought -- and first I thought maybe animal control policy would be fine -- -- I'd like to see I like this -- to be peaceful little -- either of them are really fans Red Sox are White Sox.
But I inherently these guys are nerds and I've wanted to see them -- of the constitution amendment by amendment I actually think.
Net for everything else that's out there all the noise of the campaign these guys just have different visions of what the government should be doing be fun to see it play out and I think they do pretty it -- -- Rick is right she was right to Rick as you write about asking Obama how to pronounce Comiskey Park.
And Steve is right -- -- question Herbie was sixteen trillion dollars in debt.
Don't tell us you're gonna eliminate -- oil company tax subsidy.
Give us your answer on tax reform what Reagan in 86 and entitlement reform without which we are gonna go the way -- -- I was surprised I was going to think energy would be one of the three specifically and -- -- but okay.
Speaking of which the EPA this administrator who is caught on tape saying his philosophy.
About going in and making example basically of the the first five people he uses the Turkish village as the Romans went in and crucified of people to make an example.
Doctor Hammond -- has apologized he's acknowledged that.
His comments were wrong frankly they were inflammatory but -- also -- and they don't comport with either this administration's policy.
On energy our policy at EPA on environmental enforcement nor do they -- -- without record as well.
To the president wants to fix the controversy at the EPA there's a very simple solution.
He should follow the advice of the administrator he should walk into the EPA headquarters fire the first five -- -- -- probably become.
An agency a little easier to manage from that point forward.
All right Charles.
Two wrongs don't make the right.
At which -- statement to me is the fact that there's been almost no reporting on this in the mainstream -- media.
Which means that the media like Obama are now in full -- reelection mode.
-- I look I think it's obviously it's it's bad if you're making any kind of comparisons or -- -- -- crucifixion this is unfortunate language that kind of thing that anyone should avoid it just is never it's like comparing someone to a Nazi unless you're an actual Nazi just don't do it.
I think I think this the kind of thing that is it's damaging because it fuels the critique of the Obama administration doesn't feel like there's -- executive overreach that they've been pushing the envelope too far.
To have a high ranking official talk about in these kind of stark terms is a bad story line and again -- -- time that he is gearing up for reelection and he wants to make an argument about.
The positive force the government to -- in your -- to have people out there saying this is not good at all state.
-- able contrary to what Lisa Jackson says I mean it is basically the crucifixion but it has spent the policy of the administration.
To go after big oil companies and that's what they're doing that he's made an example of big oil every time he has an opportunity to target and he targets and this will not be the end of -- story house energy and commerce committee going to try to require him to show up and answer questions at a hearing we'll hear a lot more about it.
Quickly John Edwards trial in Greensboro, North Carolina.
This -- the spectacle it's one person lying about another liar and lying to protect himself.
Eyesight -- -- approval rating of 3% with the poll that's a plus or minus of 3% so you can do the math to figure out where it may actually be I actually think if you watch this trial it's gonna be hard for them to get a conviction in this because the end of the defense is basically saying -- he is a bad lying -- But he wasn't a bad lying cheating politician he was just doing in his personal life Andrew Young was not a great witness and I think this is going to be a very heart condition to secure.
Two things one about the trial to how close John -- -- came to.
Actually being a part of this Obama administration or or possibly being a part of any administration and then makes yours is very really -- the most irresponsible.
You can imagine what would happen anyone.
It's doing the impossible -- -- making.
Pace it's had its eliciting some sympathy for John Edwards he's terrible that I need -- -- terrible stuff with the idea that he would criminalize it.
By using our Kane a finance laws I think is something people imagine as a stretch.
And the question is is everything -- really bad behavior in American life criminal or not I think it's a real question zero.
He went from three of four percentage of the African heads of mobile moving up that's.