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Look around Ohio look around the country you'll see that a lot of people are hurting.
A lot of people -- had some real tough times.
The other side.
We'll spend over a billion dollars on ads that tell you the economy is bad.
That it's all my fault.
That I can't fix it because I think government is always the answer.
That was a taste of what Buckeye State voters got yesterday from the two presidential contenders Mitt Romney talking that talking down president Obama's handling of the economy and -- he was in Cincinnati that President Obama.
-- in Cleveland talking down Mitt Romney's talking down of the economy.
And this is power play high and Chris are all in Internet do I have good news for you.
It's battleground Friday and we're gonna go through three battleground states we're gonna talk a little bit about Ohio in this segment is the two candidates do battle in opposite corners of this -- we're gonna talk about Pennsylvania.
With our friend Bill Hemmer later on talk about Washington County PA.
And how the youth vote is shaping up this year and then we'll talk about New Mexico and our third segment when we see again to use the big board so you have a lot to be thankful for today Internet chief among those things should be for -- Blake meant he's -- former senior advisor to president George W.
He's a Republican strategist.
He's a Smart and charitable person is also.
Professor at Georgetown university and now that did you -- out of the big east that do that poses no problems for many and then of course you also know and -- glad to see Christie -- she's democratic strategist she worked for Al Gore.
She's and I -- Is that not true this is not -- for.
Did you think that every time I do think that every scene like you should.
And just Baghdad our neighbor Alexandra.
I'm from Pennsylvania from -- -- an -- -- well.
Are cute doubling in -- -- -- Christie is a democratic strategist and you can follow her Kristy.
Christie NHC because it's new heights communication Pratt -- her firm and you follow -- -- -- -- All right so.
We had these true.
Laid out yesterday in Ohio.
For Mitt Romney it's considerably easier because division that you must.
Articulate is that Barack Obama does a bad job at dealing with the economy the president had a trickier task.
And ended up giving a very long speech it was the theory loss.
It was 6607.
Unusual for a campaign speech.
Said -- let's start with you.
In terms of framing the debate how do you think the president did.
I think he did what he had to do I think that -- -- it democratic messaging angered her Weston talks about how.
Democrats typically do very bad job of laying out and narrative we like to tops in the lengths of policy prescriptions that we don't actually like to tell the story of what came before us and what's happening now how we got to where we -- and he says you know we should think about it like.
It's children's bedtime story needs heroes it needs billions -- a plot line is there's that this is exactly the president was doing yesterday he was saying here's how we got to -- aren't here's -- situation as -- But he's been saying that -- a long time and -- need this.
This message that really.
He accelerated in the head of the 2010 mid terms the car was in the ditch the Republicans are -- wrestler either and on some of these answers all of us.
He's been on this for a long time this was a doubling down right.
That's and I again I think it's important that he has to do this because people need to understand.
Not just and that the situation at area when he took office but what isn't happening ever since and what's been happening ever since it is.
That he has been in.
You know I would say.
Blocked at every turn by his attempts to put out a jobs plan by Republican Party that has been united in wanting to that fortune in these efforts so I think that no matter how many times he -- it it cannot be enough for people to understand you know.
-- One person that the president didn't seem to be a big fan of yesterday was -- old boss George W.
And to Christie's point he came out and build a narrative this is something he's been working -- it's the central motif of this campaign that video that they put out look like.
A monster that just because there's got to walk through -- basically they describe the condition of the economy even as he was unveiled President Bush's portrait of the White House.
He did not miss the opportunity to -- course by the way the whole world was on fire and everybody was terrified when I took office and by the way here's your picture.
Didn't think that George W.
Bush did a better job on the economy can't the president use that to his advantage well.
He did to get elected and now he has a record to stand there's no more George Bush to blame and I think.
There was never more clear distinction between where Obama want to take us and -- Romney wants to take us.
The most important news for me at the speech was not what the president said what Romney said it was effective Romney.
In the same stayed out at the same time.
Which he's showing now a little more being more aggressive in taking this president has an equal -- -- -- scared about.
I had an and I think it's very important for Romney to continue that -- if he's gonna win.
When you're taking on incumbent president you must be aggressive you must be risky and you must be able to take on the president.
As an equal and I think he did that in Ohio.
Especially in a battleground state next to news -- meeting came out of it.
Speed that number over the pronunciation you can't say it scared you say it's geared -- -- Please please please let me -- that I'm out -- I wanna say a four letter word that right isn't.
We're just using some -- and re education for real OK so Doug Christie.
I wrote today in power -- which you can get if you follow me at sea sparrow on Twitter -- -- out there.
Every day for you a little love -- for the Internet.
But I wrote today that the president says forward.
He says that his message -- forward we're gonna go forward.
But when you talk this much.
About backward anyway it's very hard Xu -- -- democratic strategist like Jim Carville and Stan Greenberg and others from the Clinton wing of the party are out warning the president and saying.
You need a affirmative vision for the future you need to articulate to the American people practical stuff that you can do to help turn the economy around -- As they say in politics appearance cleaning your lose and I think they a lot of people who -- -- India and I think a lot of people his.
Narrative the past and you know there have been talking about sounds a lot like explaining it sounds a lot like -- -- games -- and so that's exactly what I did these and yet.
Democratic pollsters and strategists have been talking to him about -- that you need to -- out positive vision for the future.
I'm not it.
I don't think it neither of them have right now I think I did President Obama nor me -- -- -- -- really actually been -- done anything other than -- variant being its review policy prescriptions for the future.
Now this thing -- is that is that for work.
If his bat it seems very clear is that if he can pull this off if he can find a way to get reelected.
With this he's increasing his -- degree of difficulty by doing this but he's betting is that if he can do this he will have fundamentally changed the trajectory of the country that he will have.
Put to put to death the concept of the Reagan revolution and that that the country change direction very dramatically politically.
In 1980 it was it was a sea change for the country now Bill Clinton and George H.
Bush and George W.
Took it in a slightly similar direction with a different variations.
Now Barack Obama feels like if he get reelected he will change he will change.
The course of history.
He will change the course of history begins reelected that's not gonna happen.
-- distorting distracting and dividing is not a very good strategy for incumbent.
Distorting your opponent's record distracting from your own record and dividing the country when American class against another.
Is not a prescription for election the president has to be hopeful.
And he has to be.
Encouraging to the American people that whatever he's been able to accomplish in the last three years he's going to double down on.
And -- success next -- is the problem is he doesn't have.
Have -- successes to trumpet.
In the last three out here yeah.
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-- worry we will we will stipulate Christie's objection on all round.
And adamant refusal you two are wise and gracious and kind to make -- -- -- -- thank you very much.
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Bill Hemmer is waiting up in New York to break down one of the counties it's gonna determine this election it will be totally -- she -- stick around.
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