Voters tired of negative ads?
Our Campaign Insiders weigh in
- Duration 7:20
- Date Jul 30, 2012
Our Campaign Insiders weigh in
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And the campaign insiders are back packet Alice Fox's contributor and former poster for president Jimmy Carter.
Who joins us now pat -- -- about Iran.
And your tank -- my take on it is it is is is consistent with my colleagues but I won't take it to system for.
At the end of the election on the last week and we -- international crisis sort of -- the cartridge -- That resulted in 9% of the voters saying that they.
Vote only on that most important mid term election ever -- -- fourteen points more democratic.
The president's national security advisor -- -- leaker in chief and we have this big -- out of -- true.
He's a political operative he has no experience in national security.
Where he does is in politics of the -- the Republicans.
I would be so I would -- warning the ground of saying.
You know they do you know taking advantage of issues in the presidential election that takes place.
I would -- warning about it some kind of October surprise if I were Republicans.
Because I think in fact the question now when ninety days that's important question Allen and you you guys have experience for decades -- -- -- the October surprise is that the.
-- with October surprises.
They are mostly unpredictable mostly don't happen.
The only one that I can remember was in 1962.
During the Cuban missile crisis where there was a determinative.
But -- -- suggests at the end of an election a close election.
Where everything's being politicized.
-- all bets are off what it it can happen.
Well I don't want to speculate yet they are but it's I would say part of the Republicans -- -- that I wouldn't be going along.
Because I think this is a very political -- really what you can say is the Jewish vote which is critical in Nevada Ohio and Florida.
4% of the overall electorate key constituencies in -- state and -- let me make the difference and -- Pennsylvania that is right.
Those of the main some of the -- -- states.
Another part of the campaign.
Now is the negativity -- -- criticizing how they're -- throwing -- at each other but there's some new ads here's one from President Obama stat book.
We work hard for what we hear and only ask -- -- -- hard work pays off.
-- the way you grow the economy this from the middle -- While John looks like morning in America look at that and they have shifted the Obama campaign -- the second ad and a week.
That's a more positive ad featuring the president that rating and and talking about what he believes and in a positive way not trashing Romney because all the polls agree on one thing Eric.
The two campaigns have been trashing each other like we've never seen at this stage of the campaign than negatives of the president and governor Romney are way high.
And -- -- then it's gonna hurt either one problem.
The rest of the way and it will -- the one million.
I'm pat knew and I have been talking about the need for both candidates to articulate a vision and a path forward and when I think we're seeing with this man.
Is President Obama beginning to do just that that the one thing I would point out again however is that the last two months.
It is always the president's campaign -- takes the initiative.
Whether for good or bad Romney's campaign the Republicans played of their -- and.
And -- -- stop letting that happen there that are someday take -- is the image thing that happens in the campaign including what we just talked about the Israeli thing.
Romney announced three weeks ago is going to Israel and the Obama campaign put all these things together -- -- For Friday and for this weekend all -- it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- There -- good -- it and it's hugely significant politically what pat was saying.
On the immigration announcement.
On Israel -- parliament gay marriage -- Obama campaign is controlling the debate.
And the dialogue Romney is on his back foot and bottom line while the economy is very weak and those numbers confirm that the initiative of the campaign.
Is still with that I -- stumble they stumbled even when the Supreme Court ruled.
It took them six days to get their -- -- the Romney camp bonuses and also as you're saying as long as the White House is incumbent.
Is in control of the message why that's -- I'm standing.
This is why he is still standing they are running an aggressive campaign.
Romney is always on the defensive and that matters right we have a Romney -- take a look at that now.
President Obama's first term American.
Billion dollar stimulus to create three to four million jobs we'll Americans waited for help.
-- were still in foreign countries.
Must and they RNC envoy assays are when they're on the -- -- An Indian winner was seen there in really example of what the Romney campaign -- which is it's all negative.
That message resonates people agree with that but what their question is what are you gonna do differently how are you gonna leave this country what's your vision.
Bottom line we haven't heard from -- historic Doug you've brought it to someone inside the Romney campaign -- -- act America I had a discussion can.
Excuse me candid discussion.
Whether Romney farmers who said he spoke to the leadership and said gentlemen you have to offer a message and a platform.
And he was told we're gonna stick to negative we're not going positive and bottom line if they don't go browser I think patent on you -- great.
They we'll have a much like a good chance it would make me win this campaign that you can't economy collapse.
But right now being a running shot eight.
On the Smart I'm sorry my decision on the word -- -- -- and on the Smart.
Strike should -- campaign they're running tactics and run people who Romney.
The -- us something else because they're being out -- -- and your advice to him would be.
But -- exactly would -- but dog in and John said he should be out there doing the positive he should be offering a message John.
My sort I totally agree I I've said this before on here the first of these two men the president and governor Romney.
Who switches totally and goes all positive and spells out.
Here's what the next four years will be like if -- president and how we're gonna turn the Conrad the first one does that.
We'll win the election.
You can challenge and -- -- numbers as bad as they are for governor Romney in terms of his.
Favorable unfavorable he's got to do it quickly it's an urgent -- -- -- we won't get through but Scott Brown has that brought -- also would be the -- album Romney's people.
Which was so good this week on -- on the -- -- the economic thing.
Not much is only it's not doing all right there's the at a time it every week millions of dollars in campaign advice and you three guys you yet about what anybody for free and that's -- I totally here on I only hear about Uga -- which paper or -- -- I'm.
John -- a packet outlet you can make -- and of course Doug -- thank thank you -- you can see more the campaign insiders you guys do it every Monday 10:30 AM.
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