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And -- the impact segment tonight present Obama's job approval rating hovers around the mid forties in many polls but most folks still -- -- personally.
A new USA today Gallup poll says in the like ability category mr.
Obama scoring 60%.
While Mitt Romney just 30% to be fair.
-- is much better known then governor Romney.
The joining us now from Manchester, New Hampshire the former governor that stating current Romney supported John Sununu so does it surprise you that 60% of Americans like Barack Obama.
He he started out with a high rating -- and he's maintained it but he's had a really rough couple weeks here and I think you're gonna see that begin to change.
He is you build you didn't build that moment I think is really.
Resonating around the country.
And I know he's trying to walk away from it saying it's out of context but when he look at the context.
But context is -- and even worse than the context is the tone and the and the really arrogant and insulting way he's he's addressing people who have had success.
But the way I see this is is George W.
Bush had almost the same thing that that people -- Bush the younger even when his policies on Iraq in the economy we're going -- they still separated his job performance from the man.
And it seems like -- -- in the same thing with Barack Obama you know he comes across.
As very -- bowl in.
Kind of and he's certainly not an intimidating man.
He he keeps his composure almost always so while you're saying -- out that his policy and his view of what American.
Capitalism should be and I agree with I think -- -- an enormous mistake.
You know entrepreneur who were -- weren't responsible for their own success.
I think that the folks are separating the policy from the dock you do so they.
Always do they always do that to the president as you said George Bush had high ratings until the last maybe five or six weeks and I think that's happening -- the president.
And as he tries to walk away from what he just said I think he's gonna hurt himself even more.
At -- and you know he's -- he didn't mean what he said but the fact is that's consistent with what you would get.
Out of a community organizer handbook it's it's his communal way of thinking about these things.
And it's reflected in in just about everything he's done for the last few years that I really -- that's going to hurt his pop.
Clarity may be his personal popularity I'm not sure whether it will but it mind what about Mitt Romney at 30% like ability I know the governor for a long time.
He's a nice guy I I never saw him.
Even when he was getting pounded in in the primaries I -- a got a little nasty.
He was always fairly composed the when he ran Massachusetts.
And he's -- -- let's -- surprised by that well you don't look -- you didn't mean where where what they call hot personality I don't know we get.
How to get riled up when we call it the way it is -- the way we see it.
But -- more of a political calm placid guy and only 30% like ability that surprised me.
Look he's a very disciplined guy and and and and -- Settings that that dozen -- that come across as warm but you get governor Romney.
In with a bunch of about thirty people and -- today he really is extremely likable warm guy funny guy.
Smart guy guy who knows how to take tough decisions guy with a backbone.
They can make the tough decisions this country needs and and frankly.
What do they what does he you have to do what is he does you have to sing and Al Green song to to get people didn't like them better what does it what does he have to do you're an advisor of his.
I don't wanna go into election would have 30% like ability wanna get that opted.
This company can do -- Wohlers gave play miniature golf Missouri and he's saying.
Just let the people Salem you know all -- -- another speedboat that cost 300000 I don't think that's the right way to go all he's -- gets a kayak.
It half the country hasn't seen Mitt Romney even in a political situation they ignored the you know half the country nor the primaries.
This election really starts a couple weeks before the that the national convection and conventions and in those two and a half months Mitt Romney knows he's gonna have to communicate his personality and his policies.
2008 was an election of style over substance.
I think word in big enough trouble with over 8% unemployment and the 24 million folks that -- suffering.
Either unemployed or or underemployed.
And and does a -- I'm gonna read this substance I have this.
-- I'm excited since election I agree but I must say that I've known governor Romney and I psalm one time at Fenway Park in Boston.
And he was he was a really.
Guy and and that's it wasn't an act and I and I don't know this I am surprised that that the most people haven't caught on yet that he says is that guy I am very happy to call my friend I I think you're looking good guys because pres Obama.
Didn't -- was very very polite to me and my daughter.
I think they're both good guys tonight and I have to say that that's -- public officials most public officials as as people.
On a person to person basis of very very warm and I don't know about that govern how we may be going only -- not announced guy is.
Nobody and nobody.
95% of them fallen that at all I had no idea our governor thanks very -- you -- me yes.
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