Obama losing ground on Electoral College map?
Karl Rove: Romney in clear striking distance
- Duration 10:12
- Date Aug 14, 2012
Karl Rove: Romney in clear striking distance
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84 days are all the remain before voters head to the polls in one of the most import elections in our lifetime.
And here's a reason why believe that now listen to what vice president Joseph Biden said earlier today.
Romney wants to let that he said the first hundred days he's -- the big banks once again write their own rules wouldn't change.
They're gonna put you all back and shaves.
It's pretty unbelievable now we're gonna have more on that outrageous comment later in the program a first today.
Team Obama proves yet again they don't have a record to run on now earlier while campaigning in Iowa.
President cheap shot attack governor Romney while making a weak attempt to sell those energy policy.
Now the president just couldn't resist an opportunity and brought up the old story about the Romney family dog Seamus watch that us.
He said that.
New sources of energy.
Like wind -- our imaginary.
His running mate called -- eight -- During a speech a few months ago governor Romney even explain his energy policy this way.
I'm quoting here you can't drive a car with a windmill on it.
But -- -- about women are you can't drive a car with a windmill on.
-- little -- actually tried that I know he's had other things on his car.
But when the president forget that he admitted to eating -- dog now that is not a sign that the Obama campaign is in panic mode I don't know what is.
-- the president his team a spin masters are throwing mud all in an attempt to distract you the motor governor Romney and congressman Ryan.
They're out on the campaign trail putting forth bold solutions about it how to get this country back on track and get people back to work here's what congressman Ryan said earlier today.
He was in Colorado.
We're offering solutions.
And among those solutions were offering.
-- number one make sure that we use our own energy because we have our -- -- The last week when I was feeling my truck up.
It cost a hundred bucks in the only reason it costs a hundred bucks he got the cut the pump copy off at a hundred dollars -- -- fill the gas change.
We have our own oil and gas we have nuclear we have all of the above wind solar -- Let's use it let's make -- energy.
-- Let's stop sending jobs overseas by buying oil overseas.
Joining me now for a bush advisor and Fox News contributor Karl Rove -- the wrote all the Macs are.
Good to be back -- -- -- -- what what we we're I'm we're gonna get it -- more detail later we got to start with Biden know.
This is -- this is now become did the dirty -- campaign I've seen in my lifetime a campaign that is full of lies distortion.
They seem unhinged desperate.
And on top of -- just beneath the dignity of the office Carl.
But when you left out one thing which is today I think it was an appeal to racial to racial unrest domain.
That is in Danville Virginia is on the sell side of Virginia.
It's an historic clearly African American.
Community period from -- strong African American population throughout the south side of Virginia it's where they used to have plantations.
And to say you know we're gonna put you back incident and in chains.
You know makes admit that look like that the Republican ticket are going to be a bunch of slave owners you're gonna enslaved African Americans again I mean this is.
Insensitive language we've come to expect it from Joseph Biden but I I wonder if -- with working off a teleprompter if they didn't put this in there -- order to basically.
Make a racial appeal I mean -- and it was.
But they had a true team member of Virginia who said that -- suggested that Romney was racist policies of felony hasn't paid his taxes.
You know once dirty air and water what what's left of the gonna stand granny -- -- throw shooter and I had to realize that thrower with a clip.
Well -- party thrown over the cliff -- -- I thought without I was instead a shooter -- Karl yeah well but that you know.
Should torturing granny I mean that maybe that's even too much for the Obama campaign I don't -- I thought I thought I thought the nonchalant attitude of but team Obama we don't have a problem with built with with the Biden's comments will.
If they don't haven't -- probably that if they don't see anything wrong with it then let's have -- -- Vice President Biden.
Make that part of his standard stump speech and see how far it goes I mean the American people are not dead done there.
They are they are in large measure.
Turned off by this president because he spoke so beautifully.
About bringing us together in 2008 and now -- campaign has been reduced to still you know smears slurs and have truce -- demagoguery and then mean spirited it feels like we saw today from the vice president.
But let's look at the electoral map -- visited in the -- we're looking at 1213 states say that I'm gonna matter the most you've broken this down and a different colors red for Romney blue Obama pink is leaning Romney.
Light blue is leaning Obama yellow is a toss up.
Now the changes in the states over the last thirty days particularly Colorado Connecticut Georgia Missouri Arizona explain though.
Yeah -- personal a couple of changes that did that do that I don't really believe which -- Missouri and Georgia they went for -- -- solid Romney.
They -- one point in and a Debian or two points and ended up being lean Rami those states are going to be in Romney's columns so if -- or -- Arizona.
Finally had a poll -- for a long time out while it'd been we -- old polling data there and it showed it as a lead Romney stayed out solid Romney.
Interestingly enough the new poll in the in Connecticut showing that the state -- drifted from solid Obama to lean Obama.
And then of course the big one Colorado with nine Electoral College votes has gone from -- Obama.
To toss up.
Now they're cut to other things not reflected in that map that you just showed that our reality one is look South Carolina which.
-- on the last poll we have theirs from December finally Joseph Trippi.
Howard dean's former manager and bread -- and I discussed we we're just gonna open.
Put a word ought to be which is in the Romney column which he raises his total -- nine.
The other one is I think -- -- likely see some change here in the next week or two in Ohio with eighteen electoral votes.
And Wisconsin -- ten Ohio.
Is a toss up state it is only -- -- -- -- moved recently into the lean Obama column by the presence of one poll which was over -- overly.
Large Democrats sample the next -- -- was gonna put that started right back into the Indy into the toss up category.
And Bryant's presence on the ticket I think is likely to result in Wisconsin -- from lean Obama to toss up.
-- I tend to agree with -- -- analysis but there is an Ohio -- -- we can take a look at Ohio's key in this race this is the latest recipes and it's dead even it's 4545.
Now the -- his report also showed Ohio's opinion of Paul Ryan.
Mid western guy.
51% favorable 39 unfavorable certainly helpful.
What do you think.
But look I think we're likely.
See this duplicated and a lot of places as people get to know this attractive 42 year old very thoughtful reasonable sensible.
Member of the congress are gonna say move that's a good choice but -- and not only that.
But he's -- truth teller who took it takes these complex issues about deficit debt government and breaks it down in terms that we can understand look.
Paul Ryan's district was won by Bill Clinton twice.
One by Al Gore won by Barack Obama and yet after his first race which he won with 57%.
Of the vote.
Paul's been reelected six times wits between 63.
And 68% of the vote.
Get it a blue collar Democrat land together this is -- able to carry the message to the kind of people in the that are gonna decide this election.
You're right every you know modern president democratic president one Ryan's district interestingly.
Obama won -- by four points he still got sixty some odd percent.
Seven we appreciate that need it while he split the ticket people split the ticket -- out of five Obama supporters put it.
Let me put up another part of the Rasmussen -- -- -- -- and this and this is was Paul right in the right choice 43% say right choice 22% say bad choice.
Let me also play a shot -- Paul Ryan.
Is fascinating to me here's what he talked about.
As it relates to those that are trying to demonize -- talks about his grandmother -- Medicare and they talked about his life experience working at McDonald's ballistic.
He's speaking the people as if were stuck in our station in life victims of circumstances.
Under control and that only the government is here to hopeless to help -- cope with it.
I don't know about you.
But when I was growing up -- -- flip hamburgers -- McDonald's round a stand in front of that big hole -- machine washing dishes are waiting tables.
I never thought of myself is stuck in some station in life.
I thought of myself on the American dream on the path -- journey so that I could find happiness however I define it for myself.
You -- no teleprompter.
Compelling life story.
It's -- but this one the great things about this guy no more all we we've we spent some fun time driving around his district the other.
First of all his Brothers give him no respect whatsoever which is a great sign of the you know here's a member of the congress of the big big -- but he -- and his Brothers just treat him like Brothers street Brothers which is really fun to watch but look at.
This is that why he's so passionate about the right to rise.
This is what we need in the country the belief not that we're you know you didn't create that the government did it but you have a right to rise and we need to change government and remove the obstacles do you -- everything you can be a life.
Look I added count for much anything I didn't go to college except I got a 15100 dollar a year scholarship life's been good to me.
Yeah that's the kind of America we want for our kids and our grandkids.
And Paul Ryan in bodies this in his life and speaks passionately about it because he's lived the American experiment.
-- Karl Rove fascinating 84 days ahead thank you sir for me -- us.
You -- thanks.