Power Play 7-23-2012
What do young voters care about? And gun control and the CO massacre. That and more...
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- Date Jul 23, 2012
What do young voters care about? And gun control and the CO massacre. That and more...
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-- his country forward and he's gonna continue in this country forward he's taking his right tracks.
And welcome to power play and seen every -- date for Christmas -- well mister power play taking -- much deserved and much needed day off.
I'll be sitting in today keeping the chair warm for him what we started with there is a little bit of -- new -- from president Obama's campaign.
I -- it focuses on -- what he's trying to do for veterans veterans praising him -- his policies.
And it's important this week because both he and his challenger governor Mitt Romney are going to be speaking to the veterans of foreign wars -- -- important voting bloc.
What about that and much more and joining me today to do that -- -- dingle who is president -- and -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Governor Romney -- much better among veterans and then President Obama does although key in the last election did very well with younger veterans.
They're both getting give speeches this week and then -- goes on his foreign -- -- number of hot spots that what do you make of the messages that you expect them to take to veterans this weekend in what did they need to do to connect there well.
I think that there are a variety of officials connected with veterans everything from what is your position on national security are communicating tomorrow -- are we gonna support the military to.
How are we taking care of our veterans.
You know as someone who's the generation was the Vietnam generation and we didn't take care ever returning veterans and we -- so -- -- scandals.
How we retreating.
The early objections she came back through the Iraq War I think -- both committed to show me but to support for the military in our moral obligation to take future pictures.
What would you expect from their speeches we were getting a little bit -- the hand that President Obama will likely talk about.
The tough transition between military life -- -- back into civilian life where he can do his administration.
-- may be able to do to better help with that change issue.
Gateway that I think we -- -- -- that and I think the president Obama's been trying to do it quite frankly some of the people that served in recent.
Earlier administrations McMillan who's now gone and retired he's trying to get everybody to kids that we as a community.
-- are are all wanted to we need to be.
Supporting these veterans.
Now this according to veterans but to military families who.
So many states have been just devastated by National Guard troops that are serving if who you when he signed up never -- they go overseas and are now -- -- third and fourth and fifth trips to directly to Afghanistan now and how we as a community needs practice feelings and be there for even the little things simply needs the help in the garden -- periods of being in the house.
How we're all in this together and I think he's gonna.
Remind people we're all in this together -- -- community and we.
-- -- they are veterans in our lives -- our houses of -- has been our schools our neighborhood it's a good reminder for all of us to be reaching out thinking now for the big green I think is that they have now if you if you think don't support that we leaning on behalf of the sun we -- daughter or.
We may never be able to -- we can't help them.
By being there -- -- the community absolutely I come from military feeling my dad is you can't say acts if former marine or he's not an active duty marine but he always marinas are my brother is the end navy -- -- None of that in a future that there and we all have them and -- so.
And -- for now let's talk about after he gives his speech from he's gonna leave on this overseas trip where he's gonna visit Israel meet with city leaders and different outlets will be in London for part of the Olympics as well.
On a full menu for a wanna he would expected this level of presidential candidate you know trying to -- to get overseas to some important points -- meet with top leaders.
Both fresh from the Olympics isn't -- because you don't exist in part Mitt -- history he's participation near his support will.
We're bringing up his experience at the Olympics -- scrutiny you'll see a lot of discussion of the act what -- his leadership -- -- what he's successful leader Saddam part of it is important for him.
People think of Mitt Romney is a domestic.
Leader and just ask the same -- and I had the same problem when he was first running for president -- -- foreign relations experience I think people do.
View her trust -- -- Obama more than they do Mitt Romney.
Because they haven't seen him in an international city so how he positions himself to -- -- how -- foreign leaders except him.
We'll all be very important.
To that perception of Disney Romney have what it takes to be.
The leader so that I think -- this election really will be decided on domestic issues right now.
But as we -- -- things can change.
In a minute you don't know what kind of what -- -- gonna happen between now in November and Mitt Romney's gonna (%expletive) people he has the credentials she need to deal for house yeah.
With Syria and Israel in so many things flaring up there okay let's also not -- -- you and I had a chance to chat about companies yesterday.
I'll talk about first of all let's just hold where registered voters were asked are you better off than you were four years ago.
37% say yes but 48% say no 13% and their about the same that the majority saying that there are worse off for the same and it worked for years ago.
-- you know temperature -- -- satisfied with how things are going in the country today.
And 3% say yes they are satisfied -- 62% said no no those numbers you would think would be native -- this administration but at that very same poll we asked folks.
If you're gonna vote today 45% said President Obama to just 41%.
For governor Romney wouldn't you make of the mix of those numbers as we first put them out you know I get tweets and people saying those numbers don't make sense I don't get it.
-- -- -- And it's going to be one expects we are not that that's nothing we like -- that he definitely there is.
That people are scare.
They're not better off than they were beating up some more.
They're worried about.
Everything they're worried about security they're worried about.
That was that they can afford to go to a doctor -- kids can go to the doctor where the kids get an education the cost of gas and we're going out all of that's got -- very frightened.
They have two candidates want hasn't turned the world.
To get back to being better than it was four years ago he's worked hard -- didn't -- it incremental improvements.
And you've got a Republican candidate who want to take you get to the same -- -- -- created this almost depression.
Economic climate that we haven't seen since between -- so.
In the people are scared -- for the first time in generations they are not better off than their parents -- the question is who did they believe.
Will fight for future that we'll get to stabilized -- it in the end.
Who -- has more cotton more confidence of the voters will be the person complete system to confiscated and that's why this election is so tight.
And just -- -- I think pack two the president when he was campaigning early on his presidency present I don't get this done.
In the first -- of three and a half years or so then it's a one term.
So with these numbers now although it does seem like -- -- vote were held today most Americans do feel more confident going with the president.
How do you you know good -- -- his statements from the numbers we see principles about how the economy's doing -- his promise that he I don't get it done on the one turner.
I think it's it's -- cocky heat heat heat it but the election and we -- three behaviors economist for years ago now.
Was such a phenomenon didn't people who are scared they were trying to and they wanted to have hope.
But he also wanted to -- you heard there were coming -- -- everything we are facing go away reality.
Nobody policy makers have not been able.
Can't wait any decline we've got really serious problems in by the way.
We're for gets elected -- really tough series -- are going -- we got to cut our budget we've got to reduce our budget.
We have to because a lot of tough decisions.
And the question is who do they trust amongst it.
They boast that it's true every city is still there -- I believe this person will make my world better in the long.
And it's up to these two candidates to communicate that message effectively as -- -- out there.
Speaking of thinking so much for coming in today helping Santa from Monday on how to play -- you're doing pretty well until this girls and -- are we did the girl you know -- -- -- -- Big thank you think they feel it's great stick around because coming up next we're gonna take another look at when he -- in the eyes of young voters.
What -- the -- -- one what are they concerned about are they gonna turn out like they did in 2008 -- got a couple of experts to talk about that let.
The stick around.
-- -- -- Welcome back to power play action every -- -- -- while today mr.
power play is off today.
But we're trying to keep his seat warm and that's an excellent guests and experts here I think -- us -- power play on this Monday morning you're just looking a little bit of Rock the Vote the concert held back for the DNC and believe that was in 2008.
You know the president obviously did off the charts with the youth vote back in 2008.
Are they gonna be -- motivated this time around is their party shifted -- how are young people feeling about you know these days.
Let's bring in -- Trevor he's the college Republican national committee chair is that the correct -- That's right that is correct -- think you so much for joining us I was happy here today how come I'm gonna start with a little bit of what President Obama has had -- -- recently in an interview all of station here in DC he said this about.
These vote in 2008 when he feels this time 2008 obviously your first time around in some ways it was lightning in a bottle.
There's so many young people they just automatically got involved in you know we've gone through three and half tough years.
The economy is tough especially for young people and yet what I've been really encouraged got here in Virginia where the interview was.
And all across the country we're still seeing just tons of volunteers getting involved a lot of passion a lot of interest.
It I think the reason is the -- in some ways this election is more important in 2008.
Alex young -- -- voters get that.
Well all -- here's a look at the president's statements.
In 2000 it was -- in a bottle of the problem is the things on the political class have forgotten and we seem to believe that you're unpopular -- turn back -- 2012 and go to him and they did four years ago.
And that's not the case the fact -- young people are fired up their engagement of forces as president not for him.
This president's approval and has fallen below 50% this demographic group he -- two to one in 2008.
These people are sitting here three hackers are not better off and they're looking for real change real hope is they're not getting -- in this White House.
So -- Stephanie come out of college grad school you've got loans he can't find -- -- mean as a struggle that is happens over decades for a lot of people.
On that you mention the reality of the unemployment levels being higher trust particular -- can't clean bill went out.
Com and around college campuses are talking -- people are so many younger relatives and their friends.
They still have stars -- their eyes when it comes President Obama they very much see him as a positive being here.
As a celebrity in their estimation and they -- to -- firm again right.
-- will we see a certain there eight million new voters of television's 2000 meteors are called freshmen sophomores in college campuses across this country.
Voting in the first election and they solar older Brothers and sisters get caught up -- hope and change -- city you're not better off a new back in with mom and dad.
The numbers don't -- this president don't talk about enthusiasm talk about hope but what we know is that there are more young people unemployed -- there have been today -- last seventy years.
Let's understand this historically bad.
And young people are sitting here with fifteen joined arsenal under average or potentially dollars in national that a trillion dollars and -- -- That 18% is an -- half my generation did into Google got strong this morning.
Those are real numbers and young people are going to -- -- -- voting on jobs the economy and the -- when this president's authority not -- for approval rating.
When it comes the economy they're not -- -- -- don't vote for.
All right we are very fortunate here on her plate to have.
V campaign Carl -- with us today.
-- power play on -- bring you in on this topic you're an expert -- any political topic but you've been out -- -- you've been crisscrossing the country.
Volleying indicating it's also the primaries and otherwise and you have a sense for young people and where they're leaning.
A little bit but he got to remember that the images that we CO TV in the event that the candidate's schedule.
Are not necessarily represented what the actual American populists think.
President Obama goes to college campuses in the -- of college students shocker he gets big huge crowds when he goes to college campuses with a plus college students.
That -- does the same thing although admittedly doesn't go to college campuses often.
Because frankly the thought tends to lean more towards President Obama -- college campuses.
We don't see them communicating directly -- -- -- -- anywhere near to the extent that they do for instance to minorities.
Latino and African Americans in the last couple weeks have got lots of attention because of the various different conferences that -- -- there.
And it's interesting because the Obama campaign is very -- predictions.
They say they're gonna raise a billion dollars this -- that there -- gonna meet and exceed their records in 2008 with -- minority -- -- voters.
Can be a very big charge for Mitt Romney to match the youth and minority votes of some of his predecessors and Republican politics George W.
Bush -- very well Latinos.
-- needs to get about 40% of Hispanics and he's not there yet.
He's he's significantly better with with the -- voters that he's not there yet.
And he's gonna matter a great deal this campaign.
Isn't really appealing to an awful lot of people.
In their pocketbooks because you have the Republicans under fire for his business success.
You have the administration is -- it's it's under fire for its lack of success with the issues that six people's pocketbooks.
That's a recipe for -- -- That's a recipe for take off electorate that for the incumbent and frankly about for the challengers trying to get people to make tough decisions and try to rate the economy right country.
It's a very very tough -- it's a very very heartened to crack.
The truth of the matter is -- voters are tuned out it's July it's July in the middle of summer there at the beach.
They're gonna come back when they go to school September.
In many cases they won't be in their home states where they might be registered voters they got to re register the college campus but you're voting in November all these make for a huge problem.
The youth vote is always a lot of hype and that's usually what ends up you.
We'll ask about the issue -- student months because that's one of the things that.
-- -- -- -- precipitated all of these college visits by the president talking actually mom's gonna go through the -- Capitol Hill isn't something.
Republicans are saying we passed something we think it Democrats candidate table they finally as often as -- case around here when you're about to go to click the get something done.
-- -- your estimation will the president get the credit for that being done -- Republicans get any credit for reaching a compromise.
It's the latest on the situation for a theorized that Republicans passed a bill out of the house and so this is a plan to keep still when interest rates low.
The president said -- review to a forty came out the same president devoted against he's still 33 and a half years ago.
A candidate -- -- similar credit will provide fuel to come together -- the solution.
But in the day the reason -- have this conversation lasted -- loan debt is because young people are graduating can't find drops.
Interest rates could be zero but the young person graduates in May walks -- -- and we'll be back with mom and dad can't be that -- back.
You know trillion dollars this country are still on -- 22000.
Young people are saying we need help and 46 dollars a month was what this president's plan proposes on student loans this isn't enough.
Finally did it -- Danny had to go to the next segment but this is -- is worth noting though we're talking about lowering college debt for college students.
We're talking about helping the -- -- their college.
And to the extent that we are facing massive colossus debt challenges in this country.
The idea that we are building.
Additional safety nets building more government spending to help people out through their college.
Mean we've just gone through the recognition that this so called ownership society for homeownership didn't really work out that well based upon how the banking in the lending process worked.
And now fighting of the college loans are equally twisted and kids are gonna end up defaulting on those as well at some point.
The idea that we got to make everybody happy and give them more goodies in order to get into the voting bloc is gonna run straight up against the actual bottom line the ability to balance the budget.
Haven't seen -- -- the last six months.
Yes I think that -- ever -- it is -- the other direction as well fixated on what they say we need to do for us what they're giving voters are two totally different things.
Right we -- -- -- -- gone I really quickly talk about social issues you are younger people gonna be driven by that whether these were gay marriage were you know.
Freedom to have access to abortion and those kind of things -- is that registering with young people.
That's what I think -- one of the misconceptions on this voting -- bright young people are -- the same issues that all of the voters are voting don't voting on just that affects them differently.
Harbor is the politics -- 74 actually on people's number one issue is jobs the economy.
So I just our candidates are forty you're right on the issue that records on before voting and it's our -- -- A message out to give you an idea -- how close this race really is of those big issues of jobs in the economy.
Planned Parenthood and the Obama campaign.
Started running abortion ads historically -- that stuff is usually reserved for post Labor Day because it moves the gender gap for women for Democrats particularly.
The fact that the democratic the Democrats are running those ads now illustrate that they have to play on every single possible playing field because of how tight it is on the one that matters jobs in the economy.
Tonight trucking image that you ever so great to have to experts estimate thank you for joining us -- there like it's -- Great stick around much more to come up next we're gonna talk about the politics of gun control where the conversation turns now in the wake of the Colorado tragedy -- with -- -- -- reports.
That these weapons ought to be stopped.
I think the sale and transfer that's what my bill did for ten years.
That was California Democrat senator Dianne Feinstein on FOX News Sunday yesterday many of the Sunday talk shows.
-- about politics of gun control where we go from here after the shooting in Colorado where the suspect there they had some heavy artillery.
You know frankly ordered a lot of materials over the Internet and other places that is raising questions now about why he wasn't detected in the fact that it cheers from what we know right now that he did go legally through.
On the proper procedures to get the fire her that he used to kill twelve people and it won't at least fifteen others.
This is power player -- sitting at -- are well we are very fortunate to have be done with Callaway with us today.
His story is all about politics of gun control and of course and it's a conversation that we're going to be -- in the wake of what happened.
And what's your take on what you've heard of our.
Well it's a discussion that's.
The following not only this Colorado shooting but but every mass shooting that we have had.
Dating back to have to column on of course it.
Also Virginia Tech.
The situation in Norway the situation in Scotland.
Anytime we out of it like this it prompts calls forwarded to increase gun control.
And -- it's happening again as we speak right now not elicited by Feinstein but also.
Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey.
Says that he's going to be proposing legislation that he be treated immediately after the shooting let's stop wasting time to start saving lives congress was prioritized.
On high capacity.
Gun magazine -- -- suspect if we see any movement with legislation that will be on these high capacity a gun magazines the irony.
In all the Shannon is it that particular high capacity magazine.
That Holmes had on this particular rifle jammed.
And there is very common with these high capacity magazines do just that I did little bit -- research on these magazines and apparently.
The problem with them is that because they have so many bullets in the -- requires a very powerful spring.
In the spring ages it fatigues overtimes it loses the power but the bullets and into the chamber of the gun and the and so it it doesn't always in the chamber.
-- the -- -- that's probably what happened in this case you don't know for sure but ironically it was a high capacity magazine which which cost the begun to jam.
And that's I mean just the smallest of blessings of consortium that that is.
You know -- -- it even more lives saved and personal look at a couple of attacks that are coming in here.
On David says all -- gun control will do is make it -- criminals and government have guns and everyone else.
To their mercy and control.
-- says tighter gun control don't necessarily -- keeping guns out of the hands and not let the -- shooter.
Rather out of the hands of responsible stable law abiding citizens with freedoms come -- that's true if you know all kinds of things in society that you know that we do have freedoms but there -- -- and it was a Supreme Court with a big decision had a couple of years ago regarding DC's tight ordinances which essentially made it nearly impossible to -- a legal gun here in DC.
If you're law abiding citizen we live here we know that -- law biding citizens.
Seemed to have no problem getting their hands and those kinds.
I'm betting that an opinion to -- talked about yes the second minute does provide a right for citizens to arm themselves to their guns but.
Not without limiting government certainly have a right to limit them so I guess the debate comes down to you where you draw that line is at at -- certain types of magazines or guns right.
That is in the debate continues I was just a -- web site of the John line I don't know if you're -- with John line but he he wrote a book called more guns less crime.
Very controversial book but he he had is chock full footnotes and and all kinds of authoritative sources.
For pointing out that that if citizenry is allowed to arm itself.
Violent crime goes down and he makes the point of his website today that rural Colorado is a gun free zone.
Not surprising to gun rights advocates.
That a guy was intent upon.
Creating mass devastation like this would seek an area.
Where he knew the citizenry in all likelihood would not be -- in addition to that the theater chain in question here.
Has a policy of no guns allowed across the country.
Even to the point where their security guards who who guard these theaters are not allowed to carry weapons.
So there's a there's a case -- -- both sides here.
-- just think.
Hit it in all the chatter this weekend next I have heard from some media and different folks on the on the airwaves in editorials in papers -- in the political cartoons.
It essentially say nothing will really change because both Democrats and Republicans are beholden to the NRA.
Com and at the end race course every boat that goes on -- hill and these folks often break with -- party primarily Democrats around you when it comes -- some of these big boats.
That's the criticism from backside of this argument you know the other side obviously saying.
As you did a lot of people argued it.
What is the security guards had guns without -- -- different.
Somebody for the people criminals -- guns there and it's a difficult thing I thought I'm sending -- this weekend in the Virginia senate debate with George Allen and Tim -- This came up and they both were very cautious saying we need more facts we need to know more about what happened it's not the time for -- knee jerk reaction and say you know for politicians on both sides of the embassy theory delicate dance for them with -- Second Amendment and with acknowledging the devastation.
Of an event like us.
That Second Amendment is largely associated with Republicans.
Gun control largely associated with Democrats there are many many exceptions.
One case in point was 1994.
But the last time congress passed a ban on assault weapons.
In the immediate aftermath of that vote.
Democrats lost control of congress.
They have a long memory when it comes to that.
It's one of the reasons.
That many people feel that in this in this election season where the race is expected to be extremely tight.
And that major gun control legislation will not take a -- will not be proposed.
And I like the White House is very hesitant to get involved that at all Jay Carney statements of the president's not make any big announcement about.
We need -- The president I believe on -- at some -- the for that we need to find a way.
So that people can maintain their Second Amendment Rights but the people who should not have guns are not allowed to get -- -- a vaguely worded.
And here because this young man apparently didn't have any of the rest plenty traditionally didn't -- You know -- team mental history of mental health history issues or.
-- a criminal record of any kind and -- of her container traffic burnished him.
Nobody really -- curious to me about this when his mother -- was reached by media the first thing that she said.
You probably know equivalent it was -- it was some suggestion that she knew it was her son wants my son.
It suggests that there were signs there was there were very clear signs -- -- -- many psychologists talk about how in case like this.
People may not.
Manifest overt signs of mental illness.
Much like the whole delay -- human -- that has a crack in it.
But under the burden of extreme stress that fracture will snap.
Something will happen in this case that who knows what that pressure may have been and we know the fact that we know that for a fact that he.
Stepped out of getting XP HD and was having trouble in school perhaps.
And that was -- an extra burden which cost and stuff we don't.
We look forward to your full report on the politics of gun controls 6 o'clock eastern tonight a report -- probably on a different 7 o'clock as well and tomorrow does we'll be sitting here in for Chris our -- and -- and power play tomorrow 11:30 AM eastern on the interwebs.
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