President announces reelection bid amid poor economic reports
What does Obama camp have to do to win the White House?
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- Date May 5, 2012
What does Obama camp have to do to win the White House?
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President Obama officially launching his reelection bid under what some economists are calling dark economic clouds the president arriving just minutes ago in Columbus, Ohio.
Last month the unemployment rate dropped to eight point 1%.
In part because many people just gave up looking for work.
US employers added only 1151000.
Jobs in the month of April.
Now of that number -- way down from march so how will President Obama convince Americans he's done a good job turning around the economy.
Let's bring in our political panel Angela McGlowan Fox News political analyst and Chris on.
Former aide to senator Chuck Schumer and Fox News contributor.
Thank you both for joining us on this very important day when the -- going to be.
Officially kicking off his campaign in Ohio.
Chris -- Begin with you right now it's a dark economic cloud right out there.
What -- the present have to do in terms is developing a strategy to move his campaign for it.
In the hopes of winning re election.
Well listen I think we got to focus on the positives we've created four point one million private sector jobs under this president.
And they are 700000.
Fewer government workers working in government.
Under this president goes to things that everybody should be proud of and I got to tell -- if the Republicans have done nothing to help.
The only number that really is gonna matter to Americans on Election Day.
Is the unemployment rate -- I have said this a hundred times -- it is below -- it is an automatic reelection for the president and -- above nine he cannot win.
In the middle that's where the battle will be and I think that thing to start a look very good.
Now we talk about these people leaving the workforce many of them Kelly as you know and it's all Republicans know.
-- these are people who -- baby boomers who have reached retirement age you decided it's time for them to get out of the workforce and that's not necessarily a bad thing that.
Also not necessarily the case for all of those people -- decide to leave the workforce let's be clear about that -- some.
Able bodies haven't -- and they know we're not gone back simple because they're so displeased with the way the economy is going Angela heard you moaning just waiting to jump in there tell me about it.
-- President Obama have to do to move forward his strategy now hopes of winning re election.
And tell -- that number is 342000.
People that have become disillusioned have dropped out of the workforce.
Kelly ended in November when people -- to the ballot box set and it has some questions on -- mine and I'm better off today who cannot depend on who can I trust.
Who can change my current circumstances.
To create a better future and fox.
Will not vote for -- had to change it Obama offered in 2008 at -- -- I don't wanna change in the White House.
Chris -- talk about Dan employment rate but the facts -- this seventy million people on food stamps there's some patent public assistance.
They famine family median in come has gone down not -- Foreclosures they've increased so people are not better off today Christopher than it was -- There's little let me jump anywhere really now got that could -- our interest and Angela let me just -- quickly next week the president is going to congress says is going to -- to take his program.
They wants congress to support him and putting some jobs on the table and improving our economy Chris Kenny ever hope to accomplish that.
Given the rift that exists between he.
And Republicans because it's a wide scares them.
-- the Republicans in congress won't do anything to make -- a -- On any better they haven't done anything moving this economy better all of their actions have been made to make this economy -- They care only about their own political power and moving their own conservative ideological agenda -- they want us to go backwards to the bush policies that created this mess and they do not care now after this election they will do everything they can to create jobs America.
Cigar but before then let's say hello now American people.
-- -- lets tell the American people should look.
Green is not passing any -- of budget and when the president.
It took his -- before congress the Democrats in the senate voted against his jobs plan.
So let's just tell the American people that you know -- got Republicans his own Democrats voted against his plan you need to stop Kelly rhetoric and tell the truth.
I love Angela she's one of my favorite people but she is using that Republican budget talking point which is which is so misleading I worked in congress for many many years what happened -- -- budget is not an act proposes it.
The president proposes it it goes to committees in the house and the senate and then it gets voted on Republicans.
In and get voted to vote on a budget without.
Any without any mark up for the Democrats don't wanna play this game yeah -- go through the process mark up the belt trip apparently.
Let me jump in here let's jump in here with prickly because in the heat of the battle that's going for with the economy.
The American people who have given up hope those of the BB have to bring back the bottom line is as you've mentioned yourself Chris is that the economy has to get better.
The unemployment rate has to drop in order for the present ever hope of getting in to the oval office for a second term.
Angela to that point yet Romney is attacking it on the attack -- President Obama saying yes it is true that he inherited a mess but it's time to move it for it.
Taking -- pundit or a phrase from the president is time to move it forward in order to do the right thing for the economy Mitt Romney saying nice to what -- can do that why.
Well it's about messaging to and he's proven -- south.
President Obama was that grassroots organizer you know organizer and we gave him the chance to be president and -- economy is not that much better.
But -- -- I -- what his real quick.
It's a NASA today president raised its messaging is also about -- sees us about -- that getting out the vote and fund raising so whoever -- that.
Our national will win as a like you're right thank you Chris -- got to leave it there because the president has just arrived wanna get to that thank you.