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And thanks so much for tuning in -- over the great -- we have a lot to discuss including great column by Karl Rove but sadly.
I have booked also -- -- roads archenemy Steve Doocy from remarks and friend so how these two will get along I don't know any -- are you there.
I wanna compliment Bryant for bringing this summer intern -- give me a chance to its.
Sympathy for the political support.
-- -- what we're gonna do is to assist role here you just wrote a great column in the Wall Street Journal hi I'm going to read it aloud okay.
Does it ruin them for it.
Well yeah you're what are your points his cause you really think did President Obama -- oval worked right.
I do look at this I added 195.
Fundraisers in sixteen months since he for reelection last year.
If you've got a real job and he's got a very active overly active campaign schedule that started really lasts all of bus tour through the upper midwest minister of Minnesota -- Western northwestern Illinois.
But just a 195 fundraisers and that -- in its sixteen months think about that I mean that is a lot of time that you spent on an airplane Plavix.
Hollywood you know -- in the motorcade.
Going to the rich guy's house and she can handle all of the Stanley and posing for pictures with them and then -- in his speech and taken questions and standing in -- photo lab for 45 minutes you know shaken hands and grip and grin and -- You know that you get the private time of the couple of really important -- -- you know have plenty of advice to give you.
And then you get back on the plane and you know -- -- explicit bad that you -- that a 195.
In sixteen months and that is a lot of time out of any president's -- We'll Syria's President Obama and that Roanoke speech that he can't shake July 13 use a little bit less.
And he went on and they play a whole minute of it in -- In a and -- the governor Romney has that he tried to change the tone yesterday Steven Karl Rove.
Tell me if you think -- he's successful.
We know that the country wasn't built from the top down it was built by the middle class.
They'll -- but farmers and factory workers.
And small businesses.
Hey Karl any chances since the president's been overworked he could possibly -- Exhausted and channeling Elizabeth Warren from -- heard online months earlier.
Well this was -- my column I don't think that -- channel and Elizabeth Warren I think he's channeling the inner Barack Obama I think that what has happened is -- so tired.
That -- that he is prone to say things.
You know that the normal defense is that because instantly went -- political -- -- -- what I really think.
Those defenses are down to -- -- in the -- appeal to become the the more true authentic honest Barack Obama because look this is and they did these.
The only such.
-- the only such.
A statement -- last couple -- member of the Rose Garden press conference where did the private sector is doing fire where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state local -- Belgrade so everybody in the private sector -- -- and you've got to pay more and give more.
So that we can do better by the state local government federal government workers or take what he said just.
-- last week in Oakland at a fund raiser.
When he was talking about the economies he said we Trotter plan and it worked oh really eight per point 2% unemployment.
23 million Americans out of work work and part time desperately looking for full time work.
Or so -- they've given up -- -- that that that that's working.
The worst it recovery since World War II one point 5% economic growth in the first quarter of the year.
41 months of unemployment above 8% the largest percentage of people on long term unemployment it's -- Great Depression.
That's work and Mr.
President I think you'd you'd think that's success.
So we're seeing him what I think -- It in and look these are these things have these are damaging because they have the ring about it authenticity is -- pointed out in my column.
I actually got this from -- from key -- former White House colleague of mine -- now research fellow lot of data Hoover institution.
He pointed out that as the president.
Raising taxes on.
The wealthy he keeps in.
They're fortunate in their blessed.
As if it's fortune and lady luck to determine success not hard work not ingenuity not perseverance not.
You know integrity intelligence it just you know that you Justine -- lucky.
-- did did you get it do you think the message city did yesterday and Ohio is the message that resonates.
No I think -- -- -- native who won it just seems more troops looked.
That was that was thought out and put down on a script yet read off -- the teleprompter in all likelihood or drummed into them.
But I'd be afraid he can't -- from the street team team Obama is -- there's a big problem is present you -- -- and what's the big problems.
They've also done TV yet they think they sit out.
Stephanie Cutter to hyperventilate say he'd ever said that fact we took it at American -- crossroads.
And turn it into an ESPN.
Replay that was funny.
Yeah there are funny but American crossroads reject it out of there it is very right to -- you're Mitt Romney right now -- I know you have -- -- that I'm Karl -- right now right we remember -- play acting will would you how do you the handle all this with the approach dog -- -- did -- you've done this drill before.
What looked virtual -- lot of August to sort of predetermined he'll have the conviction at the end of the month.
Which is a big opportunity for him and his speech to the country would be the most watched moment he has before the debates.
To share who -- is tell people what he's about.
Can submit -- you know inside -- partners character and its values.
And that's going to be big and important have a good convention -- have a nice -- not a big bounce but a nice stuff.
Leading into that he's gonna have to name was vice presidential pick and then people are gonna get access to how it makes a decision.
And the quality of his decision making and the two of them are then gonna have.
Probably a few days maybe even a week or ten days to campaign around the country analysis of the and the third thing is my sense is they'd -- -- them.
-- that this signals look like that the Romney campaign is about ready to step things up they've got to they've got to do that several bus tour is coming.
This coming week and they're talking about.
In the in the in laid in the foundation that they are starting to talk about.
What they're gonna be doing to get the economy going to put people back to work to create greater prosperity and to put our fiscal house in order.
And it and it it's going to be interesting to see how they frame that and I think it's the beginning of a very.
Good August and -- camera which they lay out you know they've done a good job litigated the case against a bottle but I think we're now gonna -- -- -- -- -- -- the -- from Iraq.
Michael Crowley writes a column and he says that Karl Rove is leading the GOP fight to win back the White House.
Do you view yourself that way no.
Well what are you doing then.
I'm I'm I'm I'm I'm one of many in an army that is just -- with what else to put the country in the right direction.
And this is this Mitt Romney -- one over the three country tour.
Do you feel as though those successful trip.
Yes I do I mean look he got a little you know he got a little push back from the press about his comment in London worried you know.
Great questions about the security and say there -- security concerns and how well they -- organized.
And so forth.
It literally got thought it was a good picture -- and even more importantly the visits to Israel and Poland were great and our.
He may you know we saw that the leader was -- you know good pictures from my great -- -- some really terrific speech as a as a guy like to cover my love the direct answers as we have some talk about Karl Rove thanks so much.