Candidates' Corner: Are Ron Paul's chances realistic
The Campaign Insiders discuss the effectiveness of Ron Paul as a force in the upcoming election
- Duration 12:39
- Date May 7, 2012
The Campaign Insiders discuss the effectiveness of Ron Paul as a force in the upcoming election
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I'm Doug shown we're back with campaign insiders practically -- absolutely it let's go to sound -- seven.
Ron Paul -- -- convention talked about Nevada and made.
-- What -- what happened I guess and Ron Paul won what 2125.
Delegates in Nevada.
And Maine John what was responding.
That's a lot of named we -- if Stevie take control of Maine.
I think -- we are so.
My question is what are the implications.
Guys for the continued.
Presence of Ron Paul as a force we're getting.
Tweets that we got them yesterday when we were doing campaign insiders on the news channel.
What what are the implications well yeah -- a couple first of all let's understand something.
He is this -- he is get his organization is very good in these small arcane rule -- dominated events.
And what they're doing is you're stealing delegates from Romney -- people mostly state still buying these delegates to vote was the results war.
But he is electing this is happening all of the country.
Half of apparently happened Massachusetts I just read this morning also.
Went to him he elected delegates rather than Romney dealt the wrong you'll say one of this is what you think he did not run in the nominee no of course not what he -- -- -- -- up.
The fact he's always does do -- pointed John -- -- -- Romney has to deal with Paul.
Paul has a particular constituency that neither candidate who really has gotten.
In the and you -- can speak to jump -- the third thing is it just tells you that the Romney campaign is all -- about this deep.
Against a campaign against Obama that is -- It is a mildly it's it here again if you remember several can't organize your convention to get their delegates elected.
Yeah do you remember in the -- we used to cover -- night here on foxnews.com.
The debates and -- that was speculated written about during the debates that.
The only one of the other candidates that Ron Paul never won after in the debates was Mitt Romney and that was written about and how -- they have some sort of secret deal or something.
Now here we are the last two remaining candidates are Romney and Ron Paul no attempt that we know of publicly why Romney to reach out to Ron Paul.
It's almost -- dismissive thing.
I ask you guys this November.
Which has more force to Ralph Nader and 2000.
Who won Florida for George W.
Bush right the last war Ralph Nader in 2000 Ron Paul -- -- -- Time will tell them but it couldn't they could could you could be one less day look at -- -- was making before about Europe that I would want underscored queries on -- -- The fact that we have swing states that are effectively tied an actual election.
That's effectively tied to me is less important.
Then what we -- would say particularly mr.
canal which is that the electorate is polarized.
Divided and angry with the emphasis on anger and do I believe that Iran -- shake things up disproportionately.
Less because of who he is and what -- -- Present at an option for people in this is why -- keep saying because is -- and we've -- all through the primaries we talked about election -- primary nights.
His vote is a lot of Democrats and independents by the -- who are against our ball but overseas which upsets along the Republican base -- appeal to voters he's very libertarian.
He appeals a lot of regular conservatives.
On the -- and on the budget and and so what it is an interest in coalition approach.
These are voters that neither -- of the parties know how to speak to.
And Romney needs to find a way.
Pole in his own party on the -- you gonna head up with a convention floor full -- delegates what they can vote for him or not.
Or will while they -- -- because it rockets.
They'd better to address this I was totally off my radar -- -- yesterday we got the burglaries.
I don't know I go to our viewers agree I think it's running much bigger than people -- and it's the only remaining alternative for Romney for people to go towards if they wanna see -- they love fire over the economy -- feeling right now.
I mean it's back to what we saw the last two years the -- report was terrible the only reason the unemployment was down.
Jobs -- was Minsk where it was terribly small.
An expectation wait a half.
Less than half what was in January February and that wasn't great and we have 330 sit -- 6363000.
People leave the workforce.
No I'm telling you this this is.
And that's the reason it.
The unemployment rate above -- there and participation in war for the same levels that was of the population -- Obama took office unemployment rate would be 11%.
The American economy is in trouble we -- what it's doing in Europe.
It's gonna have an impact and Ron Paul.
This protest this desire to say something when the neither part of we have -- president not saying -- vice president yesterday who said oh you know what this is this for coverage just like all the same track and every other recovery which is disingenuous to be kind.
And that we -- brought me out -- just vote for me feel like what's going on but will.
Program we don't have to show our viewers today but we've we've seen it this morning the new ad running in Virginia one of the key swing states from the Obama I think we do it's number not only too happy to see it.
-- -- While America's economy spiraling down the biggest point drop today.
Seen in a -- before this president took the oath so help me god.
-- -- -- -- -- And today our auto industry is back firing on -- No that's the positive -- now I don't want it that steps we can talk about that looks -- just wanted to raise a light of what pat just said.
Starting last Friday in Virginia one of the nine key swing states Romney.
-- -- to -- Obama is running an anti run the bad word on this jobs thing or he's blaming Romney by name and Romney so.
Orders for shipping jobs government -- in case something days Gallup poll.
On the swing states was carried out USA Gallup polls morning shows that in swing states and with the most critical motors.
Romney is winning the economic -- pretty handily that are -- would be better than Obama will Obama's -- is that is fantasy that was just.
We just saw in terms I think voter cynicism.
I don't know if we have the negative -- I'll ask our production here a little number six so let's see the negative that.
President Obama's clean energy initiatives that help create jobs for projects across America not overseas.
What about Mitt Romney as a corporate CEO -- -- American jobs to places like Mexico and China.
As governor and the outsourcing jobs to a call center in -- He's still pushing tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas it's just what you'd expect from a guy who had a Swiss bank.
What they've got -- so really what motivated -- -- good at.
It's a good bet that's a good -- for what they're trying to do which is trash the only way they can win as of today is may which Romney on X which goes to -- what did you think of the year.
I -- I thought it was as harsh negative I I think voters turn off in the middle of the basis points on Romney.
And it makes him toppling and then particularly on this -- Baghdad.
But it is all in the same mode of negatives -- opinions of the by the way.
-- -- your job on the right we're creating Green jobs -- Did you could dissect that which I would want -- hand but it let me go to the larger point Romney's response should be.
What what -- said earlier this how about Romney act like the present.
About one we have a message about Romney have a program other than I'm not hey can we -- a clip floor which is run these Jimmy Carter's comment.
Get your reaction.
I now having seen that about five times but I heard it better this time -- we used it yesterday and today.
That one of those women yelling would you have given the order governor that is clearly a -- scripted question so that he really guys.
Even Jimmy Carter -- would -- -- -- -- equipment answer yeah and let me just say just really show you how Smart these guys are.
The U thirty years ago that looks the harder thing when he actually sent helicopters and troops who have been very tough decision.
And desert storm.
You don't -- over you have to be over fifty years old.
No -- under fifty was.
An adult when that took place but also Carter's numbers are sky high with independents Democrats whose post presence and who -- appealing to you're talking two year old Republican.
Just like the Democrats the Obama people with their cradle to grave Julia.
Cartoon thing which is all women should be on government support -- what is this appeal to your base when the when the election.
She doesn't have somewhere else be.
Quickly and I'm gonna ask for very quick comments before I turned to predictions as to what.
You think this means with that it's 253.
-- 17 -- For Obama John what did you -- -- -- -- six fidelity election is six months ago and yesterday you -- six months from now we will look at the entire baseball season.
And the playoffs and the World Series and half the NFL season that's a long away.
This is that map is not gonna look like this six months from tomorrow what are the implications of where it is today.
Obama see that as of today -- the odds on favorite to -- ago.
He's he's ahead in the Electoral College Romney's got to make a lot of -- and I keep saying it won't be dumped from the bottom up.
-- the national single move all these stories this map pool very good how you're saying it's a national campaign we're fifteen states matter that they only move.
They're just normal by themselves this is insanity of what goes along politics let.
Let me turn to predictions.
And I'll start with my own and go to John and then -- -- my prediction for today.
Is that that positive they -- we saw I was about the last positive it.
We'll see in this campaign it was so believable exactly yeah -- And my prediction is what we saw in Europe yesterday this anti austerity.
Is gonna jump upon them come over here.
Well and I'd look -- Think what we saw was the worst news for the Obama campaign was what took place in your.
Yesterday was that because it is discontent and incumbents up for produce content.
And if this if this -- imminent and damage being done the recession going on in your.
Reaches -- -- -- so what are sure what you will because we have a global economy.
This is not good this is the worst thing that happened the Obama campaign was 66000.
So my my question is.
What is the major question of the day what's the major issue.
That comes out of what we've said and done that has simply -- will goal for the big idea.
Who will try to galvanize a positive message that moves the American people with some -- And we know that Obama won't do it never has -- it's Romney's gave it to win on -- and why all the silly here and what we talked about.
What -- you ought to be doing I said again -- -- to leave the campaign trail for awhile you just an -- campaign.
Go back to Boston get every bring anything yet.
And sit down and say I've got to reshape this campaign.
What's come -- not a light something that was my idol and not let me what why how -- can be -- successful -- even with one summary analysis this is Obama's race.
-- win but if you look at the underlying economic.
Indicators that you're describing -- both political and economic.
The ball is moving in Romney's direction so far he hasn't sees it that's it for myself dug so acted -- believe we'll be back.
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