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And a -- -- on some ugly language in the explosive debate over governor Mitt Romney's tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital.
In just the last couple of hours congressman Jim Cliburn doubled down on the president's attacks on governor Romney saying his work is an investor involved -- -- companies.
I comes less than 24 hours after President Obama used the NATO stage to defend his campaign's critique of governor Romney's time at -- Accusing his likely GOP rival of missing what the job the president is all about when he promotes his business background at that firm take a lesson.
I think it's important to recognize that this issue is not a quote distraction.
This is part of the debate that we're going to be having in this election campaign.
About how do we create an economy.
From top to bottom.
Folks on Wall Street and folks on main street.
Have a shot at success and the reason this is relevant to the campaign is because.
My opponent governor Romney his name calling card for why he thinks he should be president.
This is business experience -- not going -- they're touting his experience in Massachusetts.
He's saying I'm business -- and I'm not fix -- and this is his business.
And when your president as opposed to the head of a private act reform firm.
Then you -- your job is not simply to maximize profits.
Your job is to figure out how everybody in the country.
Has a fair shot.
But a new poll Pullman Washington Post finds that he why the majority of adults don't believe that governor Romney's past of buying and restructuring companies.
Is a major reason to vote for or against him.
So does -- president's argument hold water and could actually backfire on him out.
-- -- -- is our Fox News digital politics editor and host of power play on foxnews.com.
And packet Alice the former democratic pollster and Fox News contributor we welcome -- I pat you our pollster you know how these things play out with the electorate what do you make up how voters may respond to these particular attacks well I.
Think fifty Washington Post poll what it's -- she knows that this really not a major factor of most the people -- only 1% said.
There are people gonna vote against the look at me you know any answer -- Democrats the others -- the -- -- Looked at the company com that the voting decision is complex want.
I've found it somewhat amazing.
To hear Barack Obama attacking -- -- -- has real world experience.
Because when he was running and oh wait he made the case of the fact that he had no experience basically except a few years in the state senate voting present.
The -- in the Illinois State Senate and you'll two years in the US senate and and some -- -- committee organizer was enough to be president.
That is been a problem for him.
-- but but I do know why they're doing this they're doing this not so much for -- Bob from who did the advertising for.
Ted Kennedy in had -- buying.
-- against Romney in and -- saying this is how we did it work.
The internal campaign in Chicago the bombing campaign is torn apart on what to do.
This is their latest idea I think it's a mistake for several reasons that the reason they're doing it is Romney's numbers are so bad in terms -- connecting with people.
He's had this problem in the primary he's had a sense is what -- things he says.
He has yet to connect with those voters and those -- the voters and Obama is in trouble with -- Chris can tell you.
Blue collar Democrats.
People who -- democratic -- from working people he's got real problems and Romney's got connection problems this is an effort -- Blow that up.
All right there have been a number of Democrats who've weighed in in various ways on these Bain attacks I well I want to play a little bit of what we're hearing from representative Cliburn today -- get your reaction.
Here's what he had to say a short time ago.
Missed something -- about.
-- didn't our company is.
And even them in debt and certain Swiss bank accounts and and corporate businesses in the -- -- -- I have some real serious -- -- Chris some people are gonna have a real serious problem with that particular language.
Well the reason -- and that you've heard Mark Warner senator from Virginia Cory Booker -- Ed Rendell very prominent influential moderate Democrats.
Cautioning the president against this line of attack is because that's where it goes that's the problem with this for moderate Democrats.
It's that it goes to where Jim -- took it.
Which becomes this attack on the very practice.
Of trying to turn these failing companies around and then it becomes an indictment of those things and for the president.
-- we've seen by a plurality of voters as too liberal.
He must not find himself associated.
With that kind of rhetoric it would be absolutely poisonous to his chances for reelection but.
Let me say that's what I thought what's the problem in Chicago Chris is exactly right yesterday.
The president of the United States has been doing what better the last week because -- being commander in chief yesterday he went back and became negative campaign -- -- Attack using a forum for NATO to attack his presumptive Republican.
Opponent in May I don't think in American history that's ever happened every time he gets down being attacked.
This is the man who's -- transform politics he hurts himself in my opinion number one.
Number two he -- opened the door if the Romney people Republicans were not so lame politically in terms of their campaign.
They -- already had -- up like the main stop.
-- the closing down of but Chrysler dealerships.
People were laid all.
-- -- so much the other issue is when they -- -- these attacks on corporations the president's leading with -- -- he was here in New York last week.
-- at a hedge fund.
Fund -- He is raising millions of dollars from Wall Street in these rich people.
The very people he's attacking.
He's giving money all of it is somewhat corrupt ways a lot of I don't mean to to -- companies to his donors this is an issue he does.
Let me tell you some.
I have Barbara doing that campaign he'd be in deep deep -- at Chris going to be here -- final hour here.
Just that for the president this is not should not be surprising to Democrats that he is using this line of attack.
Because this is the same thing -- did Hillary Clinton.
This is what he has done in the past though what they need -- hope is that he gets off that relatively soon and hope that it -- Romney but he probably needs to get away from it because it won't it will not Wear well.
-- -- while packet out thank -- both gentlemen.
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