Obama & Romney talk guns
Basil Smikle Jr & Jim Pinkerton on Obama and Romney's views regarding gun control after CO shooting
- Duration 9:42
- Date Jul 27, 2012
Basil Smikle Jr & Jim Pinkerton on Obama and Romney's views regarding gun control after CO shooting
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Get to politics the political Hammel is in the house it's Friday so it must be Jim Pinkerton de Fox News contributor -- -- small man.
And the equally Smart and equally DeVon about Michael -- have found her battles Michael associates good to see you do your.
All right I'm.
Mitt Romney festival Jim -- -- -- -- they've been having some fun with him a footprint in New London.
Authors comments regarding the Olympics in the a British preparations.
It's -- seemed a little -- to me because the brits have been whining about how bad the preparations of being.
And as soon as some yank comes over and says exactly what they've been saying they don't president -- It's like parents you know you can go parents to -- -- get -- but it feels.
-- look you're the expert on the British press right and I've never seen anything like I know Mitt the -- that was my other favorite I guess if I did not.
Right now the British press may -- longer be.
Hacking phones and -- like -- in the good old days and Britain but they are certainly as brutal and county and in your face.
-- These are small potatoes things and yet here we are heating up the news talking about I mean -- it's -- it's kind of might like them.
It does seem.
Resolve I mean it can assure you wanna go of overseas and make any kind of -- but it wasn't real I -- the guardian news -- differences which is you know a very liberal newspaper.
In the UK it's a good newspaper in many ways but that has a very political going to be.
Then and that headline was something.
Like -- ads -- the hands Obama an election year it gets really grown over something like that.
Known are really it's funny because if they're going over effusive limited Wi fi and you know you can win over being talked about their mama -- brilliant director and -- guy and it is apparently don't do that.
But it it would it would it does is if you remember in 2007.
-- -- -- they win the president.
It is this international tour do you regret Germany where else where he seemed collected leasing polished he got this tremendous ovation from folks across the globe and when you compare it to to Romney today.
Just these -- which is Sicilian senseless.
It's this -- prepared.
Presidential candidate -- a cool polished president so that contrast they think is this bid -- really -- Does that contrast well and so that contrast of course was helped along by the media that just don't just face it everything -- it it was wonderful women that don't well yeah.
I -- what it was there's nobody was donated it to my certainly can't -- -- beginning of these mistakes at all.
So again it it it's.
But this was not what the Romney people -- -- they have two more they have Poland and Israel still to come and -- with -- when you nick and nick.
Forget you're looking -- he's -- he's doing this foreign policy to a and -- he -- -- for major interviews with NBC's Brian Williams with some British sky over on CNN -- -- -- -- And and he says I'm not gonna talk about farm policy positions.
What did what why -- -- foreign policy -- -- and not talk about foreign policy position I know the whole this whole tradition he's saying that we don't talk about when we're overseas as.
And I did it I didn't see the exact quote me he said I'm not gonna talk about foreign policy that's obviously not to that he said I'm not gonna criticize Obama that's -- but -- -- -- certainly talked -- said I won't lay out -- you -- policy -- -- -- got it right right.
I mean Charles Krauthammer who's not exactly in an enemy Mitt Romney who it was just last night said.
This is unbelievable incomprehensible for a would have been doing that -- and I it's hard for me -- It -- been better than that right in terms of like well this is actually been great -- and I don't this is this is it's not that mind yeah it doesn't.
I'm prepared to -- just he just comes across -- are prepared on it what's what's what's tremendous actually in the Mitt Romney sort of kick in the saga of his campaign is that really since the primaries.
He hasn't been able to really craft his own narrative it's been crafted by others about him then and this sort of adds more to that in trying to.
Do this trip in and not -- not impact foreign policy but at least have a full discussion intellectual discussion about foreign policy matters is who can even do that and other people -- writing.
The crafting the narrative that these -- are prepared on polished and making these -- around the globe in tough.
-- -- -- Give a woman policy position he did taken -- a couple of the interviews was on not gun control gun gun -- new gun laws.
May he talked about in in both of the major -- I I've seen so far.
And that no new laws he says whatsoever President Obama not talking -- new rules.
Apple should they in the wake of Aurora already -- is the gun -- absolutely right that it's you know that's not guns that kill people it's people.
He'll -- -- I'm I'm I'm mixed an issue I certainly wouldn't want to.
Temperature gun control bill written by the middle of this election campaign -- -- are the president and and Romney probably it has enough.
Problem holding on -- than that but the either move around either her -- what -- -- -- is you see you around the edges of the president's position.
What he's thinking he's a good part about this and it reminds me of the -- -- gainers position evolved.
Over the years we were sending enough signaled a wink.
To his right orders over the last three and a half years -- I'm really struggling with -- on him there's no -- who's involved in the further away from -- -- -- don't notice because of how close to get America involved -- and of course -- with a with a few months ago after three and a half years of evolving in the he finally took the plunge and -- -- -- -- I think what he's right the president trying to signal is look.
I can't carry Colorado New Mexico in a matter wherever Virginia north -- with a gun control of power.
Reelect me and right will be good that is that it's not hard to believe is it Basil no I usually this is all about politics right now.
Right now I tend would -- agree I think whatever signals he's gonna lay out their signals meant to.
Boosts the enthusiasm.
And turnout among his -- clearly.
And not really realizing that there's nothing and actually can be done legislatively.
Between now and the election because if you once you start tackling this issue thought health -- was big pistons this is going to be.
Obviously significantly larger in my opinion.
Trying to tackle this issue so you kick it to the you -- -- second term assuming that he wins the signature.
Didn't we get a spirited debate shall we say here yesterday with the I'd wanna burn a lot about -- was in particular along knuckled ultra conservative -- not come back today funnily enough.
Did -- like me much because I suggested that.
Maybe we don't need AK forty -- to go hunting dia Richard -- -- writing in now actually says AK forty sevens.
Are rifles I use mine to hum then not assault weapons or big bad ugly human killing machine -- strikes me -- if you need an AK 47 to go -- you're not a particularly good.
This does look sorry Richard that this is in its case where.
The media are headquartered in Washington DC and here.
And if they're dense cities and -- to support for gun control is pretty strong when.
And they're attempting to communicate with a big country that doesn't see things right.
I wouldn't want -- Parked outside a success you're there you've really making for an apartment -- but -- Byron Wyoming.
I might I what my could have dramatic statistically I can prove that I feel differently.
And I think that's just the challenges is the media are here and the rest -- -- -- for some point and how how do you explain to somebody in Colorado that you in Manhattan or New Jersey where you live.
Don't think -- they ought to have guns -- they don't seem to agree to gun owners really self.
Basel when we had this whole weapons ban in place the Clinton down.
I don't think so I don't think so quite frankly and the you know -- -- from your point I think.
With -- isn't it this is obviously a national debate we want to see the president and and Romney actually picked up this issue.
But it's something that is really tailored for mayors and governors that think you will rise.
Every single day.
Mayor Bloomberg has been forthright on this issue -- with adjusting his.
Governor Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts actually did institute some gun control -- -- with respect to assault rifles which -- Right have to back away from a little bit now so it's not troops that is based.
So it's it's an issue that governors and mayors really can take the leadership organs and as we can see.
When she gets -- the national stage.
There is some reticence to do that.
-- that's that's when I'm making -- look you know the mayor of the city of course is regretful.
The governor of Wyoming governor of Idaho is not an end you know as long as her twice as many senators in Idaho mountain you know Utah's -- -- -- senior state.
Despite -- to -- any different where is everybody afraid of the NRA politically speaking the power all of it I.
I mean Ron Brownstein had a and it comes my in the National Journal on this and use it -- that they're strong in some places -- -- -- -- episode of the resentment at at at the local level let -- eat it you'd be crazy in here to your boss in the run.
Against gun control.
And -- in the lead -- right where.
So that talent to challenges.
If your that that Democrats in that brief statement Democrats and holding senate right now to hold the senate because they have seats in Nevada Colorado and New Mexico's.
Nebraska wherever else.
And they won't hold those.
If they're forgotten them.
And it's a regional issue and it would suggesting even with the New York it's regional you think arts wherever senators Kirsten Gillibrand.
Who came from was in upstate member of congress who actually was a big supporter of of the you know what they were not a big supporter -- which is supporting your generation was not very good on gun control.
And she's had to involve her position when she became a member of the senate.
And represented not just looks your growth of New York City so it's it's a regional issue interestingly enough and and so we're not really concerned about -- an hour here in the city of New York but boy you don't travel two -- -- state and actually I becomes your becomes an issue other.