New ad against Obama sparks controversy
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 4:56
- Date May 3, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
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We're back -- our -- we wanna talk campaign 2012 and this web video of this creating an awful lot of buzz.
It's from veterans for a strong America accusing President Obama of spiking the football.
Over Osama bid laden let's take a look.
Port director Leon Panetta I was briefed.
Determined at my direction all Muslims are guard by this better.
Here is don't spike the football -- a veterans for a strong America bills got kind of a familiar ring to it kind of like Swift Boat Veterans for Truth do you think this will have the same impact.
I think we'll have the impact is that the Obama campaign released its video ad with Bill Clinton introducing -- taking political credit for for the killing of Osama.
And saying Mitt probably wouldn't -- fortnight and then the most striking -- the -- does attack here.
In the Clinton introduction video the downside for him for President Obama.
Would have been horrible from southern region two sentences together suppose.
The Navy SEALs have gone -- -- suppose they've been captured or killed.
The downside for him would have been harmful.
Suppose the Navy SEALs have been killed and Bill Clinton's main thought is that that political downside for Barack Obama -- have -- -- the downside for the Haiti.
Seals I think it's a very revealing sentence in that -- The Bill Clinton thinks Barack Obama should get credit as he took a political risk and he gives it that's the downside -- the downside feet.
For the navy seal so I think -- -- I think they're Smart to jump on this.
This whole thing been politicized.
Well I think that there's there's two points to one is the whole bit but.
The complaint from Republicans that he's so you know spiking the football whatever it is just kind of ludicrous considering mission accomplished -- I'm at at the same time.
I think from -- -- perspective of liberals who had a problem with mission accomplished.
There are liberals in an area on -- Huntington have come mountain called Obama's -- to speckled ball.
And -- -- I would I would be in that camp for sure I don't think this is something that you should be using to pump yourself up it's obviously.
People know he he killed a -- but you know he ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden it's gonna come up in the campaign but -- -- a little too far.
Charles as you saw in 2004 these veterans groups can have a very very powerful voice in this campaign do you think we're going to be hearing a lot more.
From veterans for a strong America -- this was a very.
Web video that was put that this is a very strong -- and unlike.
The -- is John Kerry it's not about one story what happened against.
Another story -- said simply shows the words Obama has used himself so the facts are not in dispute.
And it hits at several levels it isn't just that Obama has managed to turn a positive something you did well.
Into a negative night.
Attacking using it as a partisan weapon which diminishes him also would diminish his of this solemnity.
Of the event which was a national event and he using appropriate for himself.
It is -- -- cynicism and that is the deeper issue here.
How they quote Obama again and again using the first personal pronoun.
In his announcement of the event it's all about me I commander in chief -- -- I -- this what about the the good the guys out there who did it and who risked their lives.
And secondly that this idea that was a stake.
Well as a political fortunes of the president.
If the lives of his own soldiers -- -- ordered into battle -- laws and that is devastating because I think it speaks to an underlying issue of Obama.
Of the self regard.
And then narcissism that -- that that is an implicit -- a lot of what he does.
But involved in an event of this kind -- soldiers are at risk I think it really hits hard and if they did that -- -- -- -- to play around the country.
I think -- would have a devastating effect.
I'm certainly getting a lot of hits on the unit right now let's change gears just talk about swing states both Mitt Romney and President Obama are -- -- will be in Virginia.
Over the next couple of days prepare just in a very long piece introducing us to the governor Bob McDonnell.
They are even up in -- new -- and Quinnipiac College poll in both Ohio and Florida.
And there are two people in both of those states that could potentially be on the ticket as well Bill Kristol is is this going to be.
A replay of 1960 when the vice presidential running mate actually might get you something in terms of state.
But that's the last time this happens that's right edited -- the last 56 election though hasn't picked anyone to try to get a statement I think governor rod will pick the person he thinks will help him most to convey his president is message nationally.
I think it's awfully hard to get VP candidate to be compensated quickly for hackers to get thirty seconds left who's the hardest to run against if you're President Obama and Joseph Biden.
Vice presidential candidates I actually don't think that it and matters as much I think it's it's it's it's the top of the ticket that people.
Focus on the court you know it's just a question of you know whether that person that they pick comes -- any baggage that they can use it against them at this point we don't know -- cancer.
Folks always great to see -- thanks so much we'll see some of you again tomorrow that.