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That's the premise of the show and normally we end our show and half an hour predictions but because it's just pat and me today we felt we reverse the order of the show.
And will start to show what part two predictions and then solicit comments from you so I wanna go first.
My prediction today Monday morning at 10:35 AM.
Is that there are yet to be more revelations.
About Mitt Romney's taxes money.
And Bain Capital all this stuff is still hemorrhaging.
New information about Romney and he is behind the eight ball on -- that's my prediction had -- -- -- shot.
My prediction is I think did well whatever they have whether there's more or not he's going to have to try to put stuff behind him and his taxes.
And I think he will try to do that he needs to get back on the offensive and I'm predicting that I think will be doing a major speech both Q as a boxer both of deflect what is happened answer it.
And also the back on the offensive.
I think he needs to look at but -- up to me I'd -- half hour time.
I would go on television say.
Here's what it is this is bull you know this is what every Wii -- we should -- -- whatever whatever BS you wish to call it.
But -- -- whatever but here's the answers here's some reasons.
And you know and but look this is what's campaign's about me go on the offensive their -- talk about today they're trying to I don't know if about them the fundamental problem here.
Is it -- in -- period that we have said for months.
That this is a period -- Romney needs to be defined good the other side will define him.
They have failed to do that they have run one kind of campaign out of in this for the last year and a half.
Which is attack your opponents and never it never build Romney up as a person.
Never forgive -- me a story never give -- a narrative never given the narrative about the Olympics now we've got to -- about the Olympics is -- -- what he wants.
John in 1980.
He would run for president twice he had -- for eight years as governor of California he -- a major national figure for many years.
Romney is a shadow promoters.
He is not well known.
He is big lips he is -- -- if he -- this that fill -- -- need to make that connection for people other than I'm rich and I was from Wall Street.
As opposed to on the job creator -- problems home -- for the Olympics.
It is heard Romney people who support Romney the Republican Mormon they should be frustrated beyond belief well I think they are pat -- we've seen.
Yesterday on the Sunday shows we saw other than paid.
Flax like Ed Gillespie defending the -- thing.
How many senators and governors are coming out.
And defending Romney they're all -- away from it or they're mildly critiquing him.
For not ending those -- he needs to and it for the sake of his election and the senate campaigns that we can't have the top of the ticket dragged down by the -- well.
He needs to get beyond it I don't think it all what do you look -- the important part is it does he connect with voters and that party has some.
But into the stuff about being -- think this is probably the New York Times lead in the Washington Post which you know they're saying.
You know there's really not a lot there but did that might not getting the records out nothing attacked her.
But on the other hand let me just say this of all the campaigns in the world to talk about.
Not being transparent but Obama can't -- ration which campaign a president who said he would be transforming.
The -- papers he's -- He's hiding.
All of the papers to -- here.
-- put executive privilege on all the stuff fast and fast and furious were US border agent was killed right and you're not allowed to find out what happens every piece of evidence.
He is on the same thing on on on other issues which he is -- exerted executive privilege.
He still has not told us he will not come portable leaks we have this -- Eventually -- you guys say is the leaking to make him look good if we don't get to the bottom of that and we have Eric Holder a pop -- -- this I've said the most political attorney general.
Since John Mitchell and and I think in that category of his of his ethical way and then we have the crony capitalism -- -- but I -- -- another.
This -- me if bush still would give anybody is college records.
I mean this is.
-- the hopes of the of the abolish so please tell me -- so we learn about Romney's boarding school record -- Republican -- yes we -- right up -- belligerent with the Washington Post mainstream media which is part of the Obama 5500.
Words on what he did in boarding school but not one word about what Obama now about what but beyond what he did in college.
In his autobiography.
He admitted his autobiography in Nevada felon for -- -- say what he was the first -- -- celebrity get up and do that is cruel way for the republic wrong we shouldn't have to be saying this.
Where the Republicans have violated -- -- -- the republic I I don't know where the Republicans are because I hope they get the Republicans are not in love with Mitt Romney and they're worried that there's more to come and they don't wanna be out defending -- Well if that's the case in the I have to ask you -- diamond comes pagan back to -- was definitely when you said this.
You're telling -- your party is him the nomination to someone who doesn't believe it is adequately vetted who really knows what's -- right.
I think -- -- why because the Republican Party.
-- so obsessed.
With defeating Barack Obama that's their main obsession Mitt mic stand what does that Mitch McConnell the Senate Minority Leader.
Two years ago said our number one priority is saying to -- that the president is a one term president aren't fun.
In your obsession with this you cannot just accept a nominee without requiring that he answer these question -- what they've done is.
Bothersome to professional.
Is that you would have thought and I did not the first person we've been saying this for a long time we set it back during the primary.
God if you knew your gonna run for president why do you clean up your record why do you need do the negative -- why didn't you.
Make sure you didn't have offshore bank and don't hand me this thing I had -- -- you -- clears out out of being.
Not doing why did you say well it's gonna cost me some money but I want to be present I wanna be cleaner than that.
You don't include you know cleaner in the -- to.
But why I mean this is baffling in this baffling me all kinds of political people that the broadening campaign did not know this was coming.
-- Obama campaign has been.
And signaling this dog since a year ago last August they didn't -- -- -- now.
I we have a comment thank you for all -- -- semi commenting keep sending a mall during the show which were on for half an hour we'll read as many as you can.
Can you read this is the name of the comment person.
Romney needs to release more tax returns we need to know if he made any mistakes in them.
I know he personally compiled by anonymous group of -- I know he personally compile them.
And didn't have professionals do it only course of course he did -- It's you that's not right to -- Randy snow.
What is it with Brit Hume -- comment this morning about he says quote if the media decides to entertain this pain.
And tax issue going forward on court.
He acts as if the media -- is this united front.
Rather than being open independent and objective but guess what they're not open.
And they don't really know what active do that you're brilliant -- right here is whoever wrote this Randy -- Randy I'm sorry you're you're the one that's naive if you think to me and the mainstream media.
Not united basically as an adjunct to the Obama campaign that has been for the White House for some time.
Andy is it -- fact I think if threatens their abandonment of their important role.
The defending you protecting you the American people it is is unbelievable and by the way.
But I've said before is it what I don't understand that would not just Romney but Republican knowledge is knowing.
Why they don't make this an issue because they let themselves -- -- get all the time in that in by definition by not giving up and say what I've just said.
That they've abandoned their role defended people they are the enemy but above right up out of the brother one of -- -- hated establish right and America is evidence that media as an animation and that is an issue themselves and turning the spotlight on them.
-- -- Pat stick with that let's go to poll number nine.
This is a poll of independence.
That was taken last week by.
Were this is the pupil.
Their view of the two parties to 57%.
Have a unfavorable view of the Democratic Party 62%.
Of the Republican Party.
Lies the independent bloc of voters who -- unhappy with both parties sitting there waiting to be gathered up.
Please let's now run number seven.
Which is not -- 17 not 78.
Which was governor Romney last week at the NAACP.
When he brought up to liberally in the scripted comments Obama care I think we're gonna get this SOK let's run it and we're next.
If our goal is jobs.
We have to stop spending over a trillion dollars more than we take in every year.
This ought to do that I'm -- -- eliminate every nonessential expensive program I can find.
That includes obamacare and I'm gonna work to reform and save.
OK so we want to put that whole back of independents to make the point that I wanna make is if you're trying to woo independents -- which.
Governor Romney should be doing if he wants to win the election and he does why would you go to the NAACP convention and say that -- get that reaction -- guess.
Because you want to make sure the right -- was happy I mean I would have gone and -- -- Because suburban independents particularly.
Look you don't we should put that -- of those numbers up filter historic numbers let's put those we hold back or on the on Rasmussen on the view I mean can you review here in the independence we may never had in American politics in the polling.
A time when a majority of the independents have been this negative to both parties at this stage of presidential him.
It tells us what is missing in the selection.
But -- Romney again the opportunity gave a pretty good speech of policy generally subject about except read that a deliberate.
But I would have gone there -- made the case about.
Did -- -- remember who your audience is of monkey he's not there to win a lot of African American.
It is suburban white voters -- in the north.
And who are more -- it would have been an argument to say we're not doing this on education we're failing the fewer fewer children.
We are failing in that job front we are feeling to be imaginative -- our economy.
These in my presidency will be the most inclusive I will bring you win I want you to know this we have to unite this country and not just -- -- And wouldn't you know -- -- -- would have done what it would have done what we want -- stepped of all that.
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Show works best when all three of looser here we thank you for all these comments now here here's one that I'd like to hear Romney -- this is from joy.
-- -- People start businesses not government's.
Hard work makes the American dream come true.
Kellogg -- what we heard the president -- he said yesterday yeah Tumblr will work out there and said nobody did this bill would do this on their -- you all has to have help you have to quote we have our help.
What do I I mean.
I don't understand full stop quickly given -- the country use.
Why the president is doubling down maybe this is -- -- in a myriad truly believes that he wants to make a campaign about that.
That would be a campaign I guarantee shuttle they'll.
Randy Snowe said where was the media over one year ago with regard to the main issue.
What and I -- it covered new -- music came up the candidates they weren't.
Does the you don't have but pat I was told different they came up -- our member in the South Carolina primary when -- brought it up and -- hammered him with that.
Won the South Carolina primary.
Republicans and rallied from Romney in the Florida primary and basically said it's terrible that were attacking private equity -- And that was the end of it for the primaries.
But in the general with Obama it's a different deal it's desperate time they do anything to really be reelected -- -- fairness.
The media what's gonna bet this issue of course you know -- never brutal let it go.
For sure -- really you know a little bit -- you know we'd be able equation do infected bird Romney -- the Republicans and so.
He answers the campaign should have anticipated -- -- this Republicans frankly should force this out rather than say its attack on Briere prices that.
We want to see everything before I'm coming while Torre said now here on that exact point as the best comment of the week.
From bill 67410.
It is time for the Republicans to bring Donald cigarette the -- first fire hopefully -- start getting tough.
I -- I -- say what fifty Watergate here later they need the spirit of we out quarterback at a don't.
OK here is one from 446.
Romney's failure to disclose.
Is all about fear lack of confidence and trust.
Now he's hoping his surrogates can defuse the disclosure issue but the more he runs from it the more the public wants to know -- That's what your site that is he needs the speech I was thinking more -- is Geraldine Ferraro.
I went to press conference -- -- do -- because I think could be you know I'm on I don't know whatever them and the methodology.
Is to lay it out and get a dawn.
And say here it is.
And you know and go on vitamins talk Wimbledon then do it -- in the gets an all wild -- and there's nothing bad there.
It will be of -- -- let's talk about it -- let's talk while won't be a total -- because many people are as they get to know Mitt Romney this is what they're knowing and that's not the way he -- would you assume that he would do some other things yeah.
Let's talk about the state of the race today as measured by two poles and then -- think at.
Did on his -- go first to polls number five and 61 after the other.
They came out last week pew poll.
The president of fifty.
Romney of 43.
And then the next one.
Is a Gallup poll where they're -- 46 all.
And you went and checked out -- real clear -- old.
All over the place in the pew poll the thing -- -- wouldn't cut pew poll showed that Romney was not winning the economic battle we should but.
-- been out why were times and not.
-- -- pretty showing steadiness but we do you think there's been movements so I want to see just go to real clear politics and look the will lose the series of polls.
In for -- -- made should err until the beginning of June -- -- there were fifteen holes.
And Obama was ahead an eight.
Romney was ahead in six and there was one time but went back and look the last fifteen -- they've had.
Front end in June -- a lot in July and July in July basically.
And Obama's been ahead in ten.
Romney is -- and three and two are tied for that that Kelso saw that tells us enough they get a sense that this is a month that should have been Romney's month in June.
He didn't get it much -- the economy is deteriorating economy all the bad news the president provide that.
And now he's having -- would so far could we would agree is a negative the law.
-- in -- time we -- it's time to move and they have arm.
It's predictable with -- probable -- The Boston has not reacted right now pat you also have been looking at Wisconsin Michigan the upper midwest crucial states Ohio.
That's they're changing a little bit for the president while they -- the states where he has been in trouble this is where I believe the election.
Romney if he's gonna win will be done on bears a real case we made Romney's problem is and we saw the primaries of connecting with voters.
He never really connected mean had to have felt trump come and help him and Ohio and whatever and in in Michigan.
To save those states as he relates to blue collar Republican.
The that right now this stuff on Bain attacks backs from the evidence of where turning.
And we see slippage for Romney yet those states but the entire larger political cases there.
So I think that that's that's where the damage is being done room.
-- now last Thursday when -- -- -- thing suddenly on drugs she appeared.
These leaks from the Romney campaign I think that.
He was moving in towards picking a V -- and that suddenly a surprise candidate had risen to the top of the less than it was Condi Rice.
And that sort of was I think aimed at getting the conversation off Spain on turn her on that is -- thing we don't think Condi Rice is going to be the -- We'll ask us could this fame thing influence.
A one and Romney picks as vice president because that is a game changer.
Right of the time that conversation change or could it influence when he does that.
And could it influence -- he.
-- -- I don't know that -- could influence who we pick somebody.
You might think -- but look.
You have you have to pick -- vice president remains the problem is you could deflect you could melt tomorrow vice president of choice that would drive being away from while he.
She's not going away.
You need do you need to Lance the boil.
-- I don't get it out of the way.
And I don't think the vice presidential waited you know -- to your right to Condi Rice -- got some notoriety but then fell fell before this.
The Obama campaign is on a very strategic mission people keep attacking him but I want to say something about president.
If robbery of a super moment he could just -- -- insiders and if Romney could clear -- his problems.
I mean or at least get the ball grab a soft.
President has a problem -- -- this 19801980.
The Washington Post -- an editorial on September 15 that's who called the president to meet mr.
And that became a sort of a slow -- the Carter was being mean no Reagan press backed off break.
I would think the president.
But the man who said like he said that interview all all the way Washington works so much for him -- to be is much in the -- is here.
And this -- -- there's a whiff of desperation and anger there the it's not hurting him because he's focused he's he's he's -- punches and -- wrong.
But there's a point where -- million very independent she talked about a a look at the same.
I kind of like distances -- what I elected perhaps and that's that is the -- that is are lining in the cloud that we should book.
My my only view on on the on the VP thing and the independent voters he needs to be thinking of an independent.
But she's we have of vice president running mate who will appeal to get a feel absolutely you look I don't know ranch neighborhood as we've been thinking Portman.
When I'm never said -- on the dog and I think he'll pick for a while watching I think -- the betting is -- right but look if that's the reason why didn't eight.
You know the person -- still -- should be on the ticket.
Right because he has some positive message that appeals to independents and proven it for a it is really -- -- he's going to be the president Purdue University but you got to really think if Romney really wanna -- to get produce your -- taker and and he would -- -- -- -- -- amid what I've got to say -- gray has the message it's of the appeal to independents is.
Did you go to your point you're right.
That's with the ball games.
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