Friday Lightning Round: New threat from Iran
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
- Duration 5:55
- Date Jul 6, 2012
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
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Every -- here special report viewers vote for your choice on line and our Friday lightning round Poland this week Iran threat one.
Of the vote just goes to show how sophisticated these.
Special report audiences so let's recap what happened -- on the final long range missile this and they were gonna wipe Israel off the face of the earth.
If they attacked Iran in the US is building up its military naval presence in the gulf so where.
Is all this -- jump -- somebody go in it can affect the status quo ante when this is where we've spent.
They want negotiations to prolong this beyond the election President Obama wants negotiations I think to prolong beyond.
The election we've had a series of negotiations between senior diplomats than it was moved down to two technical experts.
Everybody just wants this to go on and I think unless there's a change in incentives that's the way it won't have a show toughness without going over the line causing a crisis.
Well I think the only way to stop them from trying to achieve nuclear capability which is what they will do and the only thing -- interest and in doing no matter.
What kind of sanctions regime we put on them.
Is to play -- -- and let him know that if they mess around they're going to be tough consequences regimes like this their only interest is to get what they want -- used diplomacy against you Israel hold up at least until after the election.
I don't think so if they think Obama will win reelection.
I think it's likely they will attack before because afterwards there's no telling how Obama would punish Israel and Israel would be.
Vulnerable to any sanctions or other measures.
From the United States so I think their window is between now remember the secretary of defense.
Said earlier in the year that -- you would already have attacked to find out what that we -- in April may -- June.
The clock is running I think there's simply waiting to make sure that these the sham negotiations -- declared over.
Rather than put on life support as a way to say all options -- -- tried now we have to.
We have to defend ourselves.
Another topic that our audience wanted to know about was health care and what Republicans should do of course -- a repeal vote coming up in the house.
-- Republican candidates like George Allen are staying away because he feels that independents don't wanna really hear about this they wanna hear about other things Kaiser Family Foundation.
-- a recent poll that showed that Allen may be correct look at this 51% of non leaning independents said.
Give it -- move on other issues 35% of -- say continue trying to block the law what should Republicans and I think they should keep.
Talking about the -- that's how you frame this they wanna discuss this as though it's still unconstitutional.
And the Supreme Court shouldn't have done that people are gonna say move on already but if you talk about.
How it's going to hurt job creation as the critics say it well and how you might lose the coverage you have as the critics say you will.
Then it can be a winner it's how you frame it and economically framed it might not end up winning the election for them.
-- -- -- and if you ignored altogether you ignore one of the driving forces both that animate Republican voters.
And that could really hurt Obama particularly if you think the polling on this is gonna go right back to where was after a couple of weeks and I think there's a strong possibility -- -- -- this could be a winner with the base but is it winner with independents -- if you look at polling over the past two years.
As this debate is unfolding before the vote and and since.
Independents have largely been against -- -- large they've they've opposed to mandate.
This is a winning argument for Republicans actually can't believe as we sit here today that this is even a debate.
Of course Republicans should hand the president -- on Obama -- I think they should take Obama -- and move it to the center of the debate along with the economy as part of a broader ideological.
-- critique of the president and this expansion of government so this is a winner Charles why are people like George Allen running away.
Well for the reason that David Steelers and they have actually.
Stumbled on the truth simultaneously with.
What are the odds of that ever happens.
That it is in this is a slam dunk of course you attack on this is what one -- 2010.
Who cares if people say to move on you make the case and they will listen.
And the case is economic number 12 ideological expansion of government all the other stuff around that.
And I think if you make it and Romney has to stop being obsessed.
With the idea that -- -- vulnerable because what happened in Massachusetts ignore that.
Who cares about -- did a -- 78 years ago.
Attack and what's happening today what's gonna happen in 2014.
The bill is implemented -- -- when -- it is attacks.
It is attacks and will remain intact until the effects including spoken.
Last talking about him less subject to social and hear about Romney's potential vice presidential pick and and Romney -- an interesting twist into an earlier this week when she said.
We've been looking at a woman.
And I'm thrilled about that who would move with the woman -- of the names that have been floated around Kelly from my New Hampshire Susanna Martinez governor of New Mexico.
Bill Kristol in the weekly standard your boss thinks that it could be Condoleezza Rice -- crazy.
-- -- And I look I mean I I think that you know there's been talk about Condoleezza Rice she certainly had a good performance -- in Park City at this Ronnie convent.
I'm not long ago so I think there's people have been talking about her but she is I think pro life and Mitt Romney and -- in an interview with me.
As elsewhere that he's not going to take a pro.
Approach which can't I'm sorry she's pro choice she's right he's not gonna pick a pro choice what do you think -- not -- -- -- Condoleezza Rice she's too closely associated with the Bush Administration Pauley years.
Governors tend to like governor -- expect him to pick either a governor or former governor.
Despite the fact that there are members of congress that are gonna get serious consideration I don't buy that the female look I'm sure there won't -- had them in broad numbers I don't see anybody -- -- the fits the bill the last fifteen seconds you're -- Go who likes to go I think -- double down on Dell -- Go with -- Rob Portman solid stable he knows his stuff.
He can rely on him not flashy you run against charisma you say you tried it in 2008.
How'd that work that's why we like to give you the last -- Charles.
Thank you so much guys have a great weekend.
Thanks so much for showing up in the --