What's fair game in the presidential campaign?
Mitt Romney's religion? Yes. Rev. Wright? No
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- Date May 23, 2012
Mitt Romney's religion? Yes. Rev. Wright? No
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-- -- -- -- So we keep hearing about what's fair game when it comes to criticizing candidates and I've noticed a trend I call -- the nevermind then compromise.
For example when the media went after Mormon isn't.
Caught conservatives responded with Reverend Wright.
Oh nevermind then when the media trumpeted the dog on the real story conservatives responded with Obama chowing down on -- out.
Never mind that when the media brought up something from Romney's past fifty years ago conservatives -- read Obama's book out loud.
Never mind that it's a pattern -- it -- -- comes off limits if it bounces back on Obama.
Trust me when private equity becomes Obama's problem -- will disappear faster than Dana in a strong wind.
But their game is often dictated by the media think about what they -- Off the table take Obama's support of OWS or how raises money from Wall Street just as he passes them or how we snubs congress well moaning about their lack of cooperation.
Which leads me the biggest ruse a ball.
You're -- hear that word a lot from lives disguised as centrist.
But isn't compromising really defined as you give up your principles and I won't give up mind it's -- -- armed -- saying.
I'm glad to see it my way as he takes your wallet.
Bob it worked in politics years or so you've told us I really have no proof of this.
Isn't everything very excited and.
Every don't say.
Today -- those offices -- is that everything fair game.
Issuer -- -- you receive your payment together that would be you know.
So that should not be rubbing campaign -- righteous serial killer app that like that but I look.
So far I think they've been pretty good I mean -- need to go bit of -- hit which as owners unfair Michelle but it's got have been shelled pocket.
Oh man can I think about that word missed the anyway.
Michelle Obama has had very good press is part -- -- And so the first ladies and the -- of potential first ladies seem to get a pretty good past.
And unlike you who would be -- fight every possible way good -- you don't speak English yes and also I deserve it.
Eric who decides -- who decides what's fair game.
While the value depends who's president if you have a liberal again a Democrat in office the media the mainstream media decides we try to do the balancing act for the liberal media we -- we -- it pretty darn good job of it.
They can't turn.
Touch on that a little they are getting -- -- -- Hollywood crowd and illustrator that let's figure that Bob is there another media outlet that that gives you the other side of the underbelly of the White House now you -- you get this is the stuff of the White House talking up points that you get every morning on your phone.
And that's all I hear -- you're -- -- streaming out of taking you made it got to do the Wall Street Journal -- did take on Obama every day who owns the Washington.
The personal apparently there -- good yeah I'll shut up right now that night OK good I'm scared.
I don't know at what point you're trying to make our -- and boy yeah.
Bringing back that we bring it I'm here.
What -- you never hear about what's fair game when bush was president -- -- never brought that up will you can't make fun of this -- that well.
I'm gonna give a little bit -- a counter to that which is that after 9/11.
There was there were complaints from the left that.
President Bush was untouchable when it came to anything regarding national security yeah there it that that complaint exists I think some in the media would say that that's not true.
But there there was a perception another person.
That I remember today that got a raw deal from the press during campaign was not necessarily a Republican it was Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Remember during that primary she got a raw deal from a lot of people in the press because of this nevermind then philosophies that.
Oh his recchi and voted a hundred -- voted present a hundred times the states and as it.
You know the Big Ten online than that and another an example -- give you one more was on.
Last month when the administration argued for obamacare in front -- Supreme Court remember in the days following everybody thought oh my gosh the analysis was.
That didn't go well for the administration all of a sudden you had the never mind that it doesn't really matter in in -- in the press if you had gone well the stories that have been very different.
That nothing to see here on west Kimberley.
Here's the thing.
When you go to play games you don't go to compromise you go to -- Isn't that the whole point so you know when somebody tells -- and can't do that.
Well look I think there's it's very healthy to have -- betting on both sides and I don't understand why we continue to act like.
Present Obama as sacrosanct in terms of his candidacy to run for re election.
Why not put all the facts out there and they seem to love to do -- they relish to do it.
With -- near any of the other people that might be going against him in the past and now just focusing on Romney there is a double standard that any.
He's so mr.
perfect that gosh I -- -- -- wanted to -- -- dogs you kick.
Think about it is even -- -- bush enjoyed more good president Barack Obama ever enjoyed after nine elevenths and he deserved it I thought he deserved to but.
The fact bettors -- -- never come close to getting.
That got a good let let let me out here and right here and right now because I think what's gonna happen I think -- even something -- -- I wanna go to you about speaking of fair game about -- would let's roll a clip of some Democrats talking about it and look at you Eric for your response.
I believe that.
Governor Romney who holds himself -- to be this great business man.
Should have to.
Should have his record look at I have no problem with -- -- capital was a very successful business I think they got a good return for their investors that is what they were supposed to do.
Not a bad company nobody nobody is saying there are including the president and this is not about dean is not about.
Private equity in general it's about a guy who is holding himself out to be -- creature creator.
Who whose record is very great game -- doing them.
So I here's what I think is gonna happen the beaten.
The ones that really matter are the Steve Rattner is the Deval Patrick whose -- -- on the mayors in the governor's matter.
Because they're CEOs of their season their states and they realize that.
Private equity is important cash infusion isn't it it's important to their economies to what important job creators.
I think the Democrats who are governors and in mayors are -- -- push back from.
President Obama's disdain for Bain -- -- an -- to this are pretty busy yesterday.
I think going for the got to realize it's gonna turn -- Biden and but so in a push away all of sudden you don't matter anymore as.
-- you -- -- -- is that over and over again we don't have a problem private capital and we continue to say that the problem being is.
That Mitt Romney is that a big deal out of he ought to be president I station has little tiny.
-- private equity company.
That 300 some odd companies says he -- jobs and I still same month that most of the world out up front and one of them baggage that -- -- group that is all about what criteria to become.
The the president United States I wanna hear or say something about what he did messed users used other investors were -- for four years rather -- -- -- felt like.
Do you think this -- Syverson and he's about that -- -- it does not masters is quite a bit actually but -- Well well on the on the school turnaround on the job market situation that he inherited and then on the debate just stuff -- you look at David Brooks is comments for the New York Times.
And but analysts on character and so data -- -- archive rights every week.
He talked about yesterday about he can't understand a lot of them why President Obama goes on the road on -- Bain Capital thing and all of all of the signals are this isn't working yeah I -- and that's -- this here is it's of the -- they go from here.
What I what I -- said.
I want all of a sudden it won't matter goodness you know what I student politics of it I didn't think being capitals cutting out -- they would be doing but he's got a bottle and he said.
At 438 after that made a speech the second question said the campaign.
Is going to be about this going forward.
On the podium he was -- one mistake would you -- -- -- it was a great what did you.
I talk about growing -- I don't yeah.
Don't know scent I -- I -- open debate that the white doesn't mean he was asked a question about Bain Capital that it gave Dale Jarrett had a losing cause and he's not gonna get -- -- -- yet -- -- OK well.
Find out can really wanna ask you lots of friends earlier Colin Powell was on talking about the idea of compromise and in this is Roland and I want your -- -- -- father's informants could create this great nation and write a constitution.
By arguing with each other but compromising with -- each other if you don't compromise you can't get consensus and the country has nothing.
To you know rally behind.
And we still do what we seem to -- -- their ability to compromise and you know I think once you guys just knock off the hearings go have a couple drinks.
And actually offer having a couple extra and you like that the -- easy to.
Didn't the constitution come from a refusal to compromise on values -- it would have been a -- well there was a lot of healthy debates and at a table match like this perhaps five more people that decided.
What in fact should be written like Colin Powell will go down in history as sent a great military man a lot people are disappointed when he went and as a conservative.
Barack Obama was in most liberal person we've had run for president -- -- So I think he's been a little bit of a disappointment you know in accents he -- compromise now because he's trying to be panicking on the position.
He's great because you great notes every bad because you endured rocker bar what the Taliban -- eleven consent without the battery is evident that all they compromise he talks about the last Scott but we had -- workers would George Bush's No Child Left Behind.
It was a -- -- Democrats Republicans it was not.
If you eat it needs a change but it was a good piece of legislation and they didn't the Democrats Republicans since -- -- Bob does the job loser got in the house.
They would refuse to sit down talk to Barack Obama -- they won't talk to him.
Well we're -- -- did they.
Sergio is a doctor that I haven't heard yelling you invited in our time that's not actually senator McConnell says that he actually had not did not have a meeting with President Obama in the first two years of the presidency eat that you did legislative affairs that's crazy.
I know but I agree with that he -- -- had in the -- that would have -- -- really Borg conversation but.
He should have had a nobody did have a lot of the people from the house the new members down and they refuse to compromise the Bebop.
-- -- in my particular stage in a -- you can't attack they came up with a deal according John -- they had a -- and they were there ready to sign a deal with but the president bombing you -- right there might mistake it.
He had then why didn't I can't get voted -- Obama changed it.
By 500 billion dollars U member does member but -- -- there's a million dollars and change the deal on the -- on the way to -- he -- there's a lot of discussion about who changed what you that's I think you compromise and you order pizza though you say I want these topics I hit it.
Deal so that's the antibiotic out of this I think he should not so much sense a -- I don't want pepper I'm talking about when you order your pizza.
Anyway this metaphor working and you didn't half like having running an average of 8 I am done with this Bob why you have to go somewhere I do I -- leave get -- The really get through my friends here from my college and I've got to go.
It's an -- --