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Governor Mitt Romney this -- telling me the president's campaign will focus on attacking him as a person.
Which would in effect he believes make him unacceptable to Americans if successful the listen.
I think that that part of the president's campaign is either directly through his campaign organization -- through people.
Who support him in the media.
Is to have to somehow don't denigrate me as a person -- I mean they said early on that there objective in that campaign was to quote kill Mitt Romney.
Not literally but figuratively obviously.
So while that's going on the Obama team will go after governor Romney's record in Massachusetts starting today arguing that he failed live up to the promises.
He made back then what about all this down debated with Monica Crowley.
Radio talk show host and Christopher Hahn former aide to New York democratic senator Chuck Schumer both are Fox News contributors good morning to both of you running well we're gonna supersize this.
The golf -- and Monica what about it and I.
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Up luck Mitt Romney is exactly right when he points out that team Obama is going to try to do everything they tend to dehumanize him.
They are gonna go after his record as a job creator at Bain Capital they gonna go after his record and in Massachusetts.
But remember that this election is not gonna be about Mitt Romney this election is a referendum on Barack Obama and the last.
For years of his presidency and his abysmal record our -- are arguing Atlanta where they they sorry run on -- are you arguing no matter what they say it all comes back the jobs economy what's happened last rehab -- absolutely absolutely and in fact you know they can go laughter Mitt Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts however he brought the unemployment rate down -- that -- from five point six to four point seven so.
If they want to talk well at that bring it -- Okay let me get -- to answer this filling in a play for you to restive Mitt Romney's response to back away records -- you know I think Mitt Romney is protesting too much we all saw what he did -- Newt Gingrich we saw we -- to Rick Santorum.
We've it's already did that Herman Cain under the under the radar he is a master of the negative personal attack and yes of course the president is going to try to define him.
Any successful incumbent president.
Has defined his opponent early on and -- these elections usually by August Reagan -- successful lot of Clinton was successful lot of bush was successful lot of the first bush was not successful latitude and I hear what you're arguing we're just -- Rolen on the on this aspect capsule okay now here is how the governor.
Finished that answer in -- But was to somehow make me unacceptable that's part of what they wanted to do that's the nature of -- campaign and I mean not I -- a husband a father grandfather.
A business -- I care very deeply about the country and that's why I'm running I care about the kind of country we're gonna -- to the next generation my kids and grandkids.
That part of the Mitt -- story has not gone public yet.
And Americans are about to begin to know him.
So yeah and then becomes does this back -- A backfire on team Obama don't yeah I think absolutely because Mitt Romney is.
Is a good man he's a good person he's got a solid families of they're gonna try to attack him personally I think that will -- -- Look the problem for team all bombing is that.
The Obama brand in 2008 was built on the notion of hope and change.
That this president would be different kinds of leader he would bring everybody together he'd be a transcendent -- that sort of sat above all of this -- politicking.
Now his only option is to run a scorched earth campaign.
Against Romney against the Republicans against the conservative movement that's it's all well because he cannot count on.
His -- he has a very broad definition of what his personal attack is when we talk about his experiences at Bain and we talk about his failure as governor of Massachusetts that's not a personal attack.
That's an attack on his record of what he says qualifies him to be president of the United States that is not a personal -- -- -- is gonna attack -- -- on an.
I think we all think he's a fine gentlemen we have no problem with him as a person but we are gonna attack the policies and how he made his money and how he govern as governor and how did she did that -- a point every day at that point a lot of those attacks have already come out.
Now a -- it is can we say that they have been ineffective.
Or can we just argue it's too early.
No I think -- largely been ineffective look this -- team Obama's logic capitalism is evil.
Therefore private equity is evil therefore Bain capital's evil therefore Mitt Rodney is evil and therefore don't from -- -- love capitalism -- well we like private capital we just don't like the way.
-- to hit Romney and on hang on.
If you this but once again this election is not going to be about Rodney yes his records are fair game team Obama's gonna point out whatever they they can dredge up from from Romney's record.
But this election is not about Mitt Romney this election is referendum.
On what this president has done over the last -- your -- again because -- -- -- the -- behind him so that it hit tax flat and that's why can't we can't army rather than about behind not hurt you define your opponent and then his attacks -- -- if they don't trust and if they don't believe them it doesn't matter what Mitt -- and automatically we're due to people you know what Chris.
Dot holds true most of the American people with regard to Barack Obama they noticed regardless of the.
To the American people like Barack Obama.
Most the American people do not like Mitt Romney and I don't really think it feels -- normally sit and how's that it's usually got to the rocket up what's up most of -- -- -- all I got news for you more -- economic news coming out today bill in March if we're just reporting on a bad economic news bad jobs numbers.
People are not gonna vote on like ability they're gonna vote on pocketbook issues jobs in the economy well that's true this Monica high brick yeah initially I was gonna blame the -- -- -- it ain't bean bag.
Did it -- -- that is right.
Thanks Monica you bet -- couldn't -- that.
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