Campaign ad wars on the economy
Debate over Obama, Romney strategies
- Duration 5:15
- Date May 14, 2012
Debate over Obama, Romney strategies
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The economy the top issue in the race for the White House and now some brand new campaign ads from both sides.
What the RNC going after the president on what it calls years of broken promises take a listen.
I'm not gonna quit until we -- every single dime.
Ways that spent money.
I promise you that there's simply too much dead on America's credit -- running -- -- that back in a way to balance.
Well this is the president's reelection team goes after governor Romney's business background take a listen to that's.
Bain Capital walked away with a lot of money that they made off of this plan we'd be Mitt Romney is -- job destroyer.
Neither -- national TV and Reagan making jobs.
When -- -- to assure you thousands of people who readers -- -- When people.
He's running for president and if he's gonna run the country and when he ran her business I would -- -- there he would be so out of touch with the average person in this country.
And this is just the beginning we have come a more months ago at all this Gretchen Hamel.
As executive director of public notice in the former spokeswoman for the House Republican Conference.
Margie Romero is the democratic pollster and the president of momentum analysis welcome to you both today.
And it margin this early fuel we -- that was that the latest we've seen for the president's team it comes to Mitt Romney.
And it's very -- Reminiscent of what we saw during the Republican primary.
With this attack on his business experience so why go back there why with the president's team go back to what we've already -- seen and the Republican primary.
Well the voters at -- and start making up their minds general election voters as a -- Republican primary voters are sorry to tune in -- to learn.
With Mitt -- all about they're gonna continue make that decision.
And -- said -- these things about his record are very relevant and it shows his record it shows he's been on the wrong side of working families.
It sets up -- the contrast for who's got a better plan for the next four years.
And I think it's completely relevant and and makes -- good politics and -- What do you think about it because of that the same time we're seeing.
-- rob me it at the -- point have to talk to these general election voters.
He ate his -- and practice and defending all of this but but what else is he need to do what is he really need to do for be prepared for here.
Well -- Mitt Romney needs to do it the injured action and see who he is to the American public and -- defining him.
And he does not need to let the Obama campaign defined him and that's what they're trying to do with this that they are trying to define hand and his past what he had -- And they're trying to claim that he is out of pat he needs -- fight back on that they also need to be talking about the issues that matter most to Americans a lot of people see this as an attack but if he starts to talk about the issues that people care about when -- -- the economy when it comes to government spending.
People will listen and they want someone -- given the solution right now and if he -- seven insulation fueling a lover.
But yes you both -- question that was happening in Europe right now because -- that's still a major factor the president has talked a lot Margie about what's happening in Greece and how that could potentially affect our economy.
And there's an editorial written in the Atlantic today that talks about.
And the opinion of the writer how Greece could sink Obama's reelection the writer says Obama has little control he cannot fashion the behind the scenes negotiations.
Are construct -- new government at Athens.
Even though his presidency may hang in the balance so Margie what is the best plan of attack for the president here and something that -- really has no control over but that could affect.
The American economy.
I think about differences -- the Obama administration and what we're seeing in Europe they actually it's it's funny that this is part of -- Mitt Romney ad is.
Today he's always been supportive of a bounce approach in terms of dealing with.
Economic mess that he inherited and it's Republicans that walked away from a a from a grand bargain that really would have addressed both revenue increases and cuts in government spending.
So I so I think that were in when it comes to have voters will view Obama it's how he handles different crises.
And rather than look look at blame them for an answer out of his control that's certainly how.
Voters view how he's canceled the economic mess that was here when he when he started on -- now we have seen 26 straight months of private sector job growth.
Not an increase in public sector jobs away you've seen in Greece.
And four point 25 million dollar and -- at four point 25 million new private sector job.
Smart you add -- to save some of the fact expression so hacked again quickly here as an -- the Ryan.
What is Mitt Romney do about the fact that there has been some private sector job growth and it looks better than it Wednesday.
And the labor force is that a thirty year low you can not argue that fact there are less people working in there where years ago that's a problem for him when -- comes agrees.
The reason debt compared to its economy about a 160%.
Americas -- that hundred at a 100% when did it and it stopped and now when -- talk about this balanced approach.
-- didn't take a balanced approach in fact most nations are standing now more than they were before the financial class -- collapse in 2008.
They try to tax their way out of it and it didn't work.
We'll see what's the which way it goes as we continue to watch what happens the economy here Gretchen -- nice to have you thank you very much thank you.