President Obama's political headaches
Our Campaign Insiders weigh in
- Duration 10:33
- Date Jun 11, 2012
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-- -- for the president.
Her campaign insiders are gonna talk about that.
Wisconsin Republican governor Scott Walker fending off an attempted boot him from office in a recall election coming on the heels of -- -- pretty dismal jobs report the previous Friday not to mention GDP.
Situation capping it off -- -- Obama.
Talking up the private sector -- Off of the economy in six words he may come to road rad before -- later clarifying people with this.
The private sector is doing fine the big challenge we have in our economy right now is state local government hiring has been.
Going in the wrong direction.
For the president of the United States to stand up and say that private sector is doing fine.
Is gonna go -- history.
It's an extraordinary miscalculation a misunderstanding.
By a president who's out of touch.
The spring and air campaign insiders Doug -- Fox News contributor former pollster for Bill Clinton packet out -- to a Fox News contributor and former.
Pollster for president Jimmy coverage -- of the early -- a former Republican congressman.
For New York he seriously said that the -- incentives during one.
And I think that what we've seen here -- I think the race -- changed.
And I think it is now Romney's election to lose really I do I think all the things you put on there that jobs at once yeah but the race is changing we're gonna go over some polls -- -- both in and nationally and in the electoral college and the momentum.
It's going Romney's way or anti Obama at least let's put that -- you know pat some -- suggested he's tone deaf mostly Republicans Mitch McConnell said.
Quote the president must be on another planet.
He's completely disconnected from reality Eric Cantor city kidding you can see the jobs numbers.
You don't John McCain in 2008.
When Dave Lehman Brothers collapsed and said in the context of this statement there was no better said.
The fundamentals of the economy are good boy did he hear that for the rest I'll find him for the rest the campaign.
You know the president's statement is it devastating statement because he's gonna see it over and over yet.
Peggy Noonan said yesterday in the Wall Street Journal is it to be just listening to edit I -- embrace those questions but you know.
Romney the Democrats -- -- this morning.
I heard a lot of this well look at all stable probably made about rich people -- people -- you know what -- of all her wrong.
-- but this is bigger than that because he's the price.
Is it that big junk I mean he backed out very quickly within two hours in a bit when something comes out of your mouth you can't grab it back and shove it -- It's a big.
-- great because it's a metaphor for what's gone wrong.
The jobs numbers are bad the economic growth numbers are bad but there's no strategy there's no plan there's no logic to where the administration is going.
There clinging to a narrow lead now in the electoral college and some of the polls but it's going in the wrong direction John and patterns are.
-- I don't want to but -- you're going to -- just gonna say we might be saying the same thing but.
What happened -- Wisconsin was so huge.
And it's a it's a reaction of Americans against public workers right getting too much money.
Pensions all the money that it cost and for the president to get out and say -- The private economy's doing great we need more government workers -- -- and million Americans unemployed 800000.
Jobs new jobs.
Which is abysmal really and he should be growing.
Millions of job.
It's an in that and and the thing that Johns reporting on about Wisconsin's aboard.
Because the president's -- business in terms -- we need more money for state governments from Washington.
Re you know the -- redux of the stimulus program to hire public employees not in that Romney and it well by saying going after teachers.
Should've gone after union bosses -- and pretty toned up.
But the president's context makes his comment look like that's what this man believes.
Government workers government money.
That's who we need to do and that's what makes the comment wasn't just that he left river about personal.
It's gonna -- Republicans now believe that Mitt Romney can win do Democrats now believe that President Obama yeah -- -- Democrats believe that Romney.
-- -- increasingly strong position and that Obama could leave could lose in a way that they didn't a couple of months ago there a couple of bucks stuff.
Democrats believe that Romney will self destruct they believe his negative ratings down.
I think his negative ratings will hurt him -- -- would be self destruct because he says things like.
He enjoyed firing people he.
Didn't care about -- the private sector is do -- Greg I'm not.
Do debating the whistle on where exactly what I'm suggesting that Romney with a negative of over 50%.
Is that we're seeing the way Ronald Reagan was in 1980.
Somebody I was almost unelectable but that's changed.
But I -- -- wonder why that is exactly the but that's because in the structure of our Reagan had his moment to show that he wasn't dangerous temporal campaign doing it.
Romney now has his hands to step up and show leadership because the president looks like.
Which is exactly what's it has that kind of -- when the leader I'm gonna show you Fox News polls.
That rate you Obama administration on three really critical things that are really the most important issues improving health care stimulating the economy creating new jobs.
Look at this mostly failure failure failure three failures and -- -- and look at those numbers I mean there's almost a twenty point difference that between.
-- well I I think there's.
You know that the number one book on the New York Times best -- -- by a friend of mine and -- called the amateur pitcher.
And it which has actually quote from bill -- its Bill Clinton describing what he thinks and a private conversation of Barack Obama and I think that and I think it's both politically.
The way Romney ought to go after those that Barack Obama is he incompetent.
He's not up to the job and the results on those three numbers show what he hasn't done the job is that fair guys.
-- I think it is fair I think.
That bottom line with those ratings with the White House is saying is look.
We can't let this be a referendum on our performance because we lose increasingly the American people.
Are seeing Obama as inept or worse hence they're gonna try to make this election.
A referendum on Romney.
That's why I keep saying and I think W Greece's haven't -- that.
The moment is Romney's to give something more to himself -- and I was on Wall Street but Spain.
Hate this is a guy who have ideas he was able to do something needs to put some great and he I'm going to do some things.
The president is ceding the grounds of -- -- -- what I do and a second term Romney's got to step up.
And I'll tell you what Democrats are petrified the last two weeks who privately they think this thing is in real -- when he put up another poll.
Here which compares President Obama.
And governor Mitt Romney here on again some -- the critical stuff that people care about taxes economy jock creation.
Immigration government spending look at these numbers here -- out -- bolster.
And well pat and I are both pollsters.
But bottom line you don't have to be a -- look at those numbers and say with a six to seven point.
Negative margin in favor of got a governor Romney this.
Underscores the huge challenge the White House faces and the problem the president as in making the case he deserves -- Numbers where the president was he was in the thirty -- a lot of these issues.
This is the -- -- resonates a bit look at that he's only got 40% on taxes.
Everything else in the thirties and -- -- of places to grow that's hard for Obama -- you know what we saw this in Wisconsin.
People said well you know on the exit -- which was kind of a mess but that that the -- Obama was ahead but you know what among people on the question.
-- who could do better job on the economy and who could look up the middle class.
The you had you had in real difference seventeen and 19% of voters said neither those voters voted better than two to one.
For -- congressman -- hasn't this been.
The worst week for President Obama get the job numbers you get GDP got Bill Clinton sandbagging him.
You get the national security leaks you got the bizarre press conference on Friday.
Even Eleanor Clift says if the next five months or anything like the last two Barack Obama's penalize you -- -- similar look back on this week as the week that the wheels came off the car you know and really is.
Great when you're dealing -- incumbent pat knows this and things turn for the worse.
Very hard to right the ship.
And get the momentum back it can be done but it's really is -- yes it is in board that is the toughest thing is -- get given turned back around.
And I can tell you from 1980 the pressures on that and trying to find positioning but their problem is the wheels are coming off in they're just taking or wheels -- That Wisconsin thing you know this is important we talk about this last week.
This -- election that took place with real votes -- few months five months before Election Day.
We can -- -- presidential turnout Rasmussen disaster for the Democratic Party Michael.
-- put Wisconsin up poll numbers we know how it turned out on the recall election obviously the governor.
Kept his job.
These are exit polls here look at this.
-- -- -- and -- have -- a couple of things I looked at the same numbers is that Patton Michael Barone.
We've all concluded that the margin actually was a little tighter closer and a -- -- -- to two with three points.
For Obama I'd still make Obama the favorite Wisconsin.
But -- the states in play in a way it.
Wasn't before Tuesday it will take time entertainment in Houston here's the point as we've said you could see you in the numbers I was talking about about -- -- I don't like either one of them -- But they were voting Republican -- walker during motion we've said this last week.
People in these critical state for moving for Obama to undecided and there are and there are.
Harassment -- -- swing states that I looked at you know just this morning.
Romney is ahead in Ohio he's ahead in Florida he's ahead in Michigan wasn't sold two weeks ago.
Now -- in Colorado now but that's -- what's been going on a little under the radar because the national media just puts the head to head national poll up -- so you're right.
And yeah but Michigan is the one that the three of us were taken by -- in the last week because that's one state where Romney was way behind it and there's -- -- map you know.