Social issues and the 2012 race
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 5:09
- Date Aug 9, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
The -- -- -- Pope John Paul the sixth.
Spoke words that would bring down an empire.
I'm sorry yeah.
When religious freedoms threatened.
Who do you want to stand -- I think it about -- is really out of touch with the average woman's.
Health issues is not 1950s.
Contraception is so and -- Two women it's about a woman being able to make decisions I don't remember -- one.
A Romney campaign ad and Obama campaign had two different issues to different social issues and dynamic election that's supposed to be all about the economy we're back with panel.
First to the Obama campaign and they are running these ads I think there -- five of them now.
Run them a lot in Colorado the president was just out there in Colorado with Sandra flock.
Of course you testified on Capitol Hill about contraception.
They see that they're trying disturbed.
-- the women vote here.
You know our ass hole the campaigns like they're pat celebrities are insisting that.
I think that and what a.
The Obama campaign knows that it has an advantage with women.
How when you break down the polls is not married women but apparently there -- a lot -- primary women in the country and he has an advantage with them.
And he needs them to turn out forehands so.
Paying attention to these issues.
Found it if it tends to work it is why Republicans became terrified in the middle of the primary that Rick Santorum.
Was talking about things would alienate swing voters ultimately for the ultimate nominee.
And women tend to be more supportive of the president Obama's health care plan they tend to be more -- socially moderate even -- identify as Republicans.
And I think that this is.
A group he just really needs to turn out he's gonna work very.
Hard to do it George what about the religious freedom mad and how that may play well the religious freedom and attacks and the portion of obamacare.
Which requires even religious organizations that preach against contraception.
To purchase health care policies for their employees.
That provide us a service.
This is the subject of 34 lawsuits around the country this is not yet been ruled on by the Supreme Court.
The solo eventually make its way to the Supreme Court but obviously after Election Day I think it is a perfectly legitimate argument.
For the Romney camp to suggest.
That this legislation.
Tries to force the hand of religious groups but forcing them to do the opposite of what they teach.
That there's a war on religion you talk about that a lot Charles.
On this panel Democrats will push back -- we have seen a lot of it today because -- Dealing with the fallout in the offensive about the cancer at -- the welfare reform and but about having the Pope is an image in the campaign had.
What about that -- -- Well I think it's got a very.
Focus target audience for this Catholics polish Americans.
Romney had a very successful way of the foreign trip in Poland -- you wouldn't know -- if you read them media in the US.
He had endorsed by a man that we saw in the avalanche well that's who is what a great polish hero.
And you know the man who essentially Kerry doesn't work of John -- second.
And liberating Poland.
I think the idea is to sort of link that ethnic connection the fact that Romney was actually endorsed by well and so when he was in Poland.
With the religious issue which is I think a very strong one I think the secular media interpret this entirely as.
Free contraception and denying access.
I -- to do to women as if -- you know would drugstores are not going to be allowed to dispense them.
It's about whether or not you you get it in your health care plan and -- it's obviously available otherwise.
But there overlooking the fact -- -- is a direct rebuke.
To religious institutions like Catholic Charities or.
Which are now required.
To do what's against their own doctrine I think it's a major issue that it's understood by small minority of people.
Namely Catholics -- interested in this but I think it's gonna have a large effect on that small minority and -- could swing state like Ohio.
Or or or any of that other mid western states where there are strong Catholic population quickly -- I mean you look at these two.
Ads which one is moving when -- Catholic women women in these battleground states.
Well that was an interesting debate when this flared up before there is a lot of the contraception using Catholics married ones too.
I thought that that that this was going a bit too far I really don't know I know but about the effects of these two guys I know that defining.
Into up to the women and women in the electric the the opponent has totally out of touch is a good strategy for Obama to try to hold as many.
As they can add them as they can change the subject from the economy and trying to -- Panel thank you judge always good to have you pleasure to be here for that's it for the panel -- state.