Romney Faces Ghosts of Campaigns Past
Segment on the pros and cons of Mitt Romney fundraising with Donald Trump
- Duration 10:15
- Date May 29, 2012
Segment on the pros and cons of Mitt Romney fundraising with Donald Trump
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Listen to while he may have one -- I really.
You have been getting -- I mean for you haven't seen it did just I'm so looking at that you know -- every little thing.
My guess is -- all agree with everything -- If you -- 1% more.
That is a taste of the back and forth today between the Obama campaign and Mitt Romney.
As Democrats look to hang.
Donald Trump and his speculation speculative questioning.
About the president's nativity.
Around Mitt Romney is Mitt Romney gets ready two have aids fund raiser with the Donald and -- Gingrich out in Las Vegas.
This is power plant I in Crist.
And I am glad -- beyond description to be able to say that Eddie Lee is back with us she is our democratic friends.
Former senior advisor.
Two senate majority leader Harry -- she's principles and strategies she's a good person Brad Glickman is also a good person you -- former senior advisor to president George W.
Bush and eight Republican console -- extraordinary.
A professor at Georgetown University we thank you both for being here was did you both have a fantastic Memorial Day and I don't think -- an absolutely still don't have.
And we noted mine was better.
Right now what's going on is -- first let's put it in perspective.
Six months ago if you would have said that Willard Mitt Romney would clinch the Republican nomination today.
No significant opponent Ron Paul having.
Doing is wrong we've we -- just like got a footnote about Ron Paul every time we mention his name of the Broncos -- the race but.
None of the top.
Even in the race anymore.
And winning in a winning -- walk compared to what we expected so that's the first thing to remember that this is not where we expected to be today right right.
I -- I was very confident that Romney would be in this place.
By -- eventually and hopefully -- -- shall -- I was he'd get there yet.
Any kid and I and it civil and Republicans are not mutiny in their direction rallying behind.
Mitt Romney of all stripes then and this is exactly what the Democrats didn't want to just.
But will it's -- to -- -- court well.
That not a lot -- remember the knock down drag out Hillary Barack -- 2008 parties have a way -- their wounds and coming together because they've been bigger fight as we've seen.
Coming our way enough.
Now part of though what polls tell us any.
Is that Democrats.
Because the president has had more time to.
Coddle his base he's had time many months whether it is on the in the game -- or whatever okay.
Good to be out and and make the -- feel good and and talk to them.
Now he's trying to hit it is using the attacks on Romney and capital and other things -- talked to blue collar.
More moderate voters.
Is it is it not true though that some Romney he now has to spend some time it just gets them get -- -- -- in the days back together Rick Santorum is still looks.
Only moderate everything yet only moderately on board.
It will and they think this is what happened today and I almost came into an Indian army was saving -- -- to go to the primaries and that's why he's -- himself back characterized himself as a severely conservative -- really moves hearts they're right it's gonna be interesting is going to be hard for him to do that and just -- moment and really come back isn't because he staked out.
Decisions that were fundamentally a on the opposite side when he was governor so it's -- to be itching to see how far to the middle of the right is actually gonna land.
But I will say we are seeing this in poll after poll the polarization.
Of both parties I think is at a highest level we've ever seen in this early into -- presidential.
You are eastern C 8090% of Republicans 8090% of Democrats say we're not -- -- -- that is really an interesting dynamic coming into this race more so than in past races so that -- trump.
But the -- up a little more trouble got a little bit more get -- -- -- Now but they in the -- thing is this Donald Trump is despite being famous for being really rich.
It plays really well with downscale voters less.
Less wealthy voters.
This is the very folks that Romney has trouble talking to.
These are the very people that the president is targeting when he puts these these care dreads out -- -- and says this is that a bad person.
And he likes to fire people and that stuff.
Trump taken on the whole you -- you also include these other people who appealed to Tea Party middle middle class Tea Party blue collar voters.
You're talking about Sarah Palin you're talking about hurricane you're talking about Newt Gingrich you're talking about Rick Santorum.
How does Romney use these folks without having Obama wrapped them around his neck when it's time to go campaign.
Margaret several personal trump gives billionaires of bad bad.
All ended and around the look if you can't shake Donald Trump are gonna do and the design and all the rest of better.
Shake this guy you don't need to really that you just you -- up there.
-- I don't even win.
And catering to people like Donald Trump is bad news and I wish he wouldn't do it -- -- you know they hit and run endorsement he had it right in the -- they got a great right but that would land they.
-- But don't be associated with this guy anymore the fact is if you -- to him -- like the -- who asked for your lunch money.
-- -- once then you're dead man but moved beyond Donald Trump he is not going to win new.
Or lose you the election he's he's somebody who has nowhere to go he's already endorsed you enough of double -- in the.
Look at the stories are coming up it is not about you know bringing people -- to attend this is about nurseries is this is exactly everything neatly but actually expanding that -- so you know the pluses and minuses that she got away and I -- -- -- there's a lot more.
Best that there are getting cold -- of the fund raiser tonight for.
That's -- replacement is fired up -- today he would he did have a good we can't now there is the thing though to be said right about.
Especially with an endorsement complicated endorsement like this one you take it you get literally.
And then you say okay.
I -- yeah investment that he he NE -- didn't happen he's gone even further now taking money and actually asking him to raise money and actually -- -- daddy.
That move on his I understand why he didn't yet.
I don't want to -- and at and raise money that's pretty.
But don't appear within don't have your wife appear of them have like some -- surrogate had a third cousin twice removed.
Thank -- yeah.
He's gonna continues to trip up here is gonna be more and more sound -- out there that now because not only endorsed but the fundraising they're going to be attached to the end of this race.
And what about what about that.
-- sure Agassi issues for the Obama campaign.
They -- and they're having fun now.
Because they get to do -- But how much can you really practically politics connect a candidate.
-- -- somebody who is -- -- The they've tried it the Obama campaign has tried it with the motor city madman Ted Nugent who went by the way if you can trust a man seriously Ted -- -- scratch fever is telling you that you're.
The how much can you really make that stuff stick.
-- if you can't make it stick it's it's so.
Out of the mainstream of what Americans are facing and it's it's it -- desperation however we do -- Democrats.
When we do.
Have Donald Trump and a high profile fundraiser when we do have circuits that we should not be embracing.
It is this pandering on our part makes absolutely no sense it just gives little nuggets -- For the Democrats demanding as it did just to continue and forced air and he -- it is it just wasn't needed similar to the -- -- was outspoken about.
Having and return that money immediately would never ever expected since it's another unforced error or Joseph Biden moment we got.
The -- or pounds.
Now the Internet is wise and says -- following things Marc thanks as.
Only -- in DC care about this stuff no one in real America actually cares you know what there's probably.
Truth in that -- -- because.
When you get right down to it.
People we've now entered the blessed days of the election cycle -- people stop.
Caring about all of it we get the Olympics coming up we have one more big inflection point that's gonna come this month and that's going to be the decision on the president's health law.
And immigration may be -- maybe immigration and I think there's there's there's two other guest keep to keep pointing that is the convention speeches.
Oh sure they're okay and then it we always want and you -- -- -- you know what if Romney were to announce a running.
In an endless summer though if he does that I think that that will add a pretty good.
Bit -- -- power that he will need to zero coming into the fifth -- -- -- -- that look no matter.
And being news event all added alluding to dominate the news I'm not negative but of course it.
But yeah but we know this and you know this you're obviously a political junkie if you are watching this.
But normal people regular human yeah.
Turn off the volume on politics now basically Memorial Day to the fourth of July minimum but probably the first of August.
And that you like I guess we going to -- we're actually going to have to have this election and then we go.