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You know Brad have win win democracy.
-- however ugly sometimes it may be that's really a testament is it not to our republic.
-- we have certain mechanical.
-- we have to go through whether it's an election a primary or recall.
And these are healthy for the system that not all bad and if what if walker who -- win I think this sends a message to the 49 other states who we're similarly situated.
We've onerous public contracts and collective bargaining that has hurt their state -- the taxpayer.
Ultimately -- the bear the brunt of these.
These collective bargaining agreements that are out of step.
With current conditions and just like nonunion employees have to tighten their belts union players have to do the same.
Has some of these generous contracts that were given in good times have to be crew cut back in bad times and the only person.
Who can do it is a governor or the leaders of the legislatures of the states.
Who are tough enough to say hey we can't honor these contracts as written because it'll take our state down and we can't do that for the benefit of everyone.
You now Sasha.
You know it's.
It's always interesting to see people criticize this and say it's a waste of money it's a waste time there were already elections but I.
Ours is perhaps the most immediately.
System of government through a pure electoral democracy.
Then there is in the world and that includes ballot propositions and ballot initiatives and indeed recalls such as we're seeing today in Wisconsin what -- you.
You know the beauty of our of our country is our democratic system but what I think that this election really shows in this recall shows.
Is it that democracy functions when it's about the voter.
Not -- it's about the money that's put him especially that out of state money this isn't about Wisconsin it's not even about organized labor.
It's about whether thirty million dollars -- -- four million dollars.
And so you know -- -- Wisconsin voter.
You ought to go out there and vote regardless of what side you're on if you if you don't care about organized labor -- -- -- -- about the amazing maybe you know Walker's right on this and that.
Walker still can't be.
50% he cannot get above 50% and that's what those numbers that you -- saying Brad.
About what he has done that's with all the money that he has he still can't get above 50% for the.
But -- -- no matter how much money is put in you can't buy elections in America.
I look at talked to Meg Whitman talked to Carly Fiorina.
Who put -- a hundred million dollars sometimes of their own money.
The good news is money doesn't buy elections and I think that money won't buy this when neither are you sure about that I'm -- -- Mayor Bloomberg here in New York City -- Mayor Mayor Bloomberg.
I don't believe even -- his vast wealth.
Was able to buy his election I you know things out -- I think I -- spending money on gas and then.
Helped him and I think.
His his more liberal stances have helped him with a constituency.
I think he'd it was a traditional Republican he could spend all the money he wanna be -- wouldn't be there.
Yeah now he's trying to -- were kind of so that I can -- and -- that the thanks -- mayor Alden is -- and as we wrap this up thing -- let me broaden it the saw so little bit.
In the unemployment numbers went up.
How does that change the landscape.
As -- mean that's a trend and not just a you know -- -- any you know any -- the unemployment numbers are low or that bad absolutely.
It's terrible I mean if you Obama's not running against Romney.
If that where the race then he would win handily he's running against the economy.
And that's a difficult opponent is certainly much higher than -- Romney but.
You know when you look at.
The -- is say I made an election about alternatives and when you look at Romney -- much as you say about how.
He's a successful businessman which he clearly was and that's fantastic.
But when you transfer or.
That experience -- that knowledge to what he did as a Massachusetts governor.
There was there's no -- there the Republicans of his great tagline well -- love the four point 3% unemployment rate.
But that had nothing to do with Mitt Romney that's what the rate was that's not -- job creation did for them we've all heard 47 in the state.
So if he's the bottom third he beat Louisiana which -- Katrina you know way to go Romney.
You know Brad on this will clearly be a referendum on the economy there's no question about that all the polling data overwhelmingly demonstrates it.
And the polling data also shows that the president gets incredibly low marks.
In terms of the hand -- of the economy and yet.
He is essentially statistically tied with the governor Mitt Romney.
I that he should be way way behind the president should be way behind Mitt Romney and yet he's not.
Is that a negative and and -- or rather frightening commentary.
To Republicans on the candidacy of Mitt Romney.
Not at all I think the American people still have to.
Learn about Mitt Romney and what is positions are and I disagree with Sasha it's not Obama running against the economy it's -- -- running on his record on the economy.
And the fact of the matter is that if you look at people on right track wrong track.
Most of Americans regardless of party affiliation believe Americans headed on the wrong track and they're blaming the president.
They don't think they're better off than they were four years ago.
And independents are leaving this president droves and that's exactly the type of voter he needs to be reelected so I'm confident.
Right now -- in the numbers and I'm seeing.
And if I were the president I'd be really worried as I think they are.
There were some leave a liberal columnists even -- doubt.
Who now have fallen out of love with the president and have said that the greatness of 2008 has not been seen.
It is government so I think if Mitt Romney.
Especially with the health care looming.
By the Supreme Court immigration.
I he's people are gonna come to know Mitt Romney the next couple months and he certainly has a lot more -- -- all right then what we've seen.
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