Big Picture: Impact of foreign elections on US campaigns
The Campaign Insiders examine the implications of foreign elections on the American Presidential race
- Duration 10:52
- Date May 7, 2012
The Campaign Insiders examine the implications of foreign elections on the American Presidential race
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I'm Doug shown and I'm here with my friends and colleagues.
Pactiv -- and -- the -- Larry you know and we are here for another edition of campaign insiders and as patent John and I have said a number of times but bears repeating.
We are here with out any partisan axes to -- We're here to do something that we believe is unique.
In both broadcast cable and online.
Which is to tell the truth without.
Feel or favor.
-- understand what's going on in the campaigns today we're gonna do something.
That I think.
-- you'll particularly enjoy it we're gonna talk about the implications.
Of what happened.
Yesterday in Germany.
In France and in Greece for the American elections now rest assured this is not -- think all of us.
-- are capable of big thing.
We're not here to do that but what we are here to do is to say what to do these election results mean for America.
And for an American election that is effectively deadlock will get to the American polls in the second but pat I want to Begin with you.
In France we had a socialist elected.
In Greece we had the major parties.
Effectively eviscerate it and the far left rising -- second place.
And in Germany we saw the rise of the so called pirate party can you give us a sense as to what your take away is on what happened and what it means for America.
Tuesday is the first thing is that this is very anti incumbent I know some people think it's ideological it is partly that -- -- because the austerity.
Because people resisting.
Having to make think Steve the fiscal austerity lose their deficit.
The same time good to did you -- the major parties have lost confidence of the voters.
They -- every time there's an opportunity of this -- we saw it in France.
Hands daughter -- and I got 18% of the vote -- surprising showing.
I think her voters helped elect actually helped collect social.
And their rifles.
Gone and I think the case -- very serious people have don't have confidence in the two parties.
In the -- -- option which they're not gonna happen this election do something it will it wouldn't Germany.
That -- that the ruling party failed to get a coalition victory the most key indicators state in the country this pirate party which is for transparency.
Reform and for -- Internet protection.
Got a huge -- John you -- a year ago we started the show eleven months ago and that three of us fought every week since we started.
That there would be a third option in this campaign anti Republican anti Democrat -- used to say.
The -- there cal would come along and say I'm not running as a Republican.
Not running as a Democrat from running as an American and boy would that in this -- catch -- hasn't happened we do not have.
Any third option up our system is shut down the point is that discontent is there.
And somehow the discontent with both parties -- both candidates at this point is this really is is palpable and it's gonna get reflected.
In you know is somehow it's you know as a friend of mine says.
Often as soon he'll be quoting hold -- and she's toothpaste got to come on the tube somewhere I don't know well it.
I never thought -- I -- long for HR Bob Haldeman with the kind of campaign he ran computer while -- what we're seeing now are better.
And certainly they had a lot better media consultant that we can do you actually agreed to it but let me read your comment.
That echoes what -- Saturday.
Don't these guys referring to Obama and Romney currently running for president -- voters a serious campaign.
Do they hold us in such low regard.
That's serious issues are how we're now suppose.
To -- they elect a leader yes this nation as a whole the public in the lowest for our plugs have for for many cycles -- let's just -- at all -- poll voters well -- -- utter contempt.
-- get this right on here think they sent.
And that's not being objective truth it's other content in the campaign teams believe the American people you the voters out there sheet.
QB could be you don't get anything in -- work.
-- whole idea is to hold onto the system isn't as it exists.
They play within the rules at a time when America believes it's in a crisis in this in a crisis that is on the verge of of of an -- of a big huge job.
Of this it is.
The economy is in trouble.
It is the country doesn't know where it's going and we -- -- leadership here in the country is hungry sport and we're having a campaign that's anything but that.
-- I keep saying dog that is that this is you know with a savings all small.
-- favourite play.
-- -- the sound bite from Obama's.
Kick off this weekend darn it I want to ask you to because his questioner -- opened -- said the election yesterday all three countries Germany France.
Greece was anti incumbent.
Not so much on the austerity but we know was -- right it's partly a look at what effect does the anti austerity vote over there have and it is there -- We we have -- we have the tea parties is the austerity vote over here -- in a little bit of what.
We know not have in this country it's a consensus of how to address together a problem since the president through.
-- Simpson -- under the bus which some I think all of us are absolutely right place to go to Begin this discussion.
We're not where -- -- European ship were headed.
And the fact is in an -- but this some of it in the politics similar such.
The Obama campaign looks at the -- -- never going to play look at Paul Ryan what he's doing for us.
Giving us this issue to beat the Republicans win.
Because what was not been done is we've had no ratification of a narrative won't miss you as a country and -- think big but that's in this got -- A couple of -- comments that bear a -- -- we haven't heard from Hugh Laurie for utilities down two weeks he -- is down Charles Reece is.
Charles -- says two things I wonder.
How -- work out with the French having a socialist in charge and Doug you are kidding yourself if you believe that a politician.
Tell the truth.
You might get that I have true but I can assure you not a full truth.
And then another comment -- -- that no one seems to discuss the idea of a Spanish company counting the votes in the US election.
Brief comments -- -- want to play the Obama sound.
Well I've got -- -- -- I'm intrigued by I don't know enough but I will will inherit.
I've never heard that the Spanish company accounting -- -- our boards of elections palpable it's a machine but.
-- they're good -- the other point -- politicians.
There are times when politicians that whole country the truth I've seen in my life I've seen the -- you know who played a role I've I've played a role would be wasn't fun.
Bill Clinton got up your your your president got up and said the era of big government is over he got the message right.
I mean there are moments budding crisis among the countries in crisis.
And I give George.
-- -- The first George Bush credit he's even -- -- the crisis with the Americans and we must do we in the world to being honest and there was a lot of dissent in this country -- women in the first gulf war negated.
There are times leader solitude.
But the country -- now craves.
We're gonna get you Ron Paul the second half of our broadcast today we're right now I'd like to play number five Obama's kick off speech and.
Your success shouldn't be determined by the circumstances of your -- If you're willing to work hard.
We should be able -- -- the home maybe start a business.
Give your kids the chance to do even better.
No matter who you -- no matter where you come from no matter what you look like no matter what your last -- -- what did you make of that well -- this is president's package in his attack on the Republicans and Romney particularly which is a pretty you know I mean it's easy to do.
The 1% I mean in the whole let's take care of the rich helping them on you to be the candidate of the middle class and they are being just as soon as I get back from.
Reaching twelve million dollars in Hollywood George Clooney's house.
And having more fun -- and 40000 dollars at a more fundraisers bolsters previous presidents combined this is a man of the people if you listen.
But the fact is he is -- campaign of the movement to win one way.
Divide the country you're missing your point -- you've been saying it forever chair of the country -- anything from from media reelected.
It's harmless and so there I look at that I agree with every word pat says and you say Doug and I say if I'm Romney I can and -- -- the opposite.
Instead of doing what I just saw Obama do I'm gonna be the president publicly acknowledged doing all -- now what we're saying this is what he ought to do.
Act like a president.
Pretend you are president and come out and you do have even -- Guy.
The union addresses you know what -- reaffirm our comment I think that Romney has -- a huge opportunity.
John to do what you're described to be president.
Have a big message capital -- a a degree of race in the -- of this that Obama is not doing because he's dividing.
The country's playing class politics I think the one of the reasons people are so upset he's gonna work.
We're all Americans it's not the Democrats who got bin Laden -- the Republicans.
Who set it up it's.
All of us -- Romney Romney had an opportunity what -- he knew he goes out and many makes a comment about even Jimmy Carter would do it which was stupid politically as well as it -- -- get in the same place the Obama -- this team.
Is in the saves is in the same -- -- that the Obama team is look at that what they're big story what did you -- all look at his -- in Columbus mocking his crowd and Columbus well that's great fodder among us politically -- in the advances terrible whatever.
What it misses his.
Is a chance to say something positive.
Were big for himself they are all in this -- -- -- -- who's gonna -- so I've got to take a break.
We'll be back with to talk about Ron Paul and -- about it.
Convention in just.