2012 race the end of civility?
Author Dick Morris reacts
- Duration 8:20
- Date Aug 21, 2012
Author Dick Morris reacts
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Thought tonight as we have been reporting the president finally managed to find some time between golf -- campaigning to answer questions from members of the white house press corps.
And one thing above all appear to be the focus of the reporters in the -- that being.
Our Obama supporters going too far in their efforts to smear and slander Mitt Romney after all.
In recent weeks the governor has been accused of hiding something and it's tax returns he's been accused of being a felon.
And even being complicit in the death of a man's wife well here is president's abilities response.
If you look at the overall trajectory of our campaign.
And the ads that I've approved.
And are produced by my campaign you'll see that we point out sharp differences between the candidates.
-- we don't go out of bounds.
-- as we have covered up early with Karl Rove the seeding -- when he was pressed to denounce that ad that accuses Romney of murder moral courage well once again.
Was on holiday is the president refused to condemn the video despite.
Admitting in fact it was a -- Watch that's.
I don't think the governor Romney there's -- are responsible for.
The death of the woman that was -- that.
But keep in mind this is mad that I didn't put a pre approved I did not produce and to destroy -- -- -- -- Has barely run.
Now the fact that people like President Obama refused to condemn such deceptive ads it helps to fuel the bi partisan divide in the country and that divide was never more apparent than on Friday when a left wing demonstrators spit in the face of a Romney supporter.
Hate to show you this but watch this.
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-- -- Eighteen anymore prove what the various campaign in history is doing to divide this country here with reaction the author of the New York Times best seller.
It's called screwed former Clinton advisor Dick -- -- with us what we're not gonna -- -- -- -- to be here -- first of all he's saying he didn't.
-- -- is that we -- they actually did.
Bring up this topic is we ran that -- the cut of -- Stephanie Cutter they had their own and back Sunday night line.
And and I recalled that that was something he approved.
I'm what I would do with this is you know you watch the Olympics.
And you see when they have volleyball -- -- ball just hang in the air I get spiked it.
What I would have them do -- and I hope that watching tonight.
Is I would have been Romney stand up on the first night of the convention.
And I heard her speak at the faith and freedom form with wrapped with Ralph Reed right not this year but last year.
And at the time my comments were aimed at Gingrich really -- she didn't mention his name but she said some people say that Mitt Romney as a flip flop.
Well when I got MS he stuck by me and when I get cancer he stuck by me.
And I think she should get up there and say.
Your campaign has an ad running saying that -- doesn't care about people with cancer.
Well I had breast cancer.
And -- -- with me every second of every day of every month throughout the years so Mr.
I can tell you he does care.
Well and demand that does go well look look let me show but I mean I get your reaction is that they have gone so far beyond decency that you could really pull -- up short.
And really -- that could be -- have you no decency kind of line.
-- it is it's at work at that point this is the sleazy -- to slander campaign we've ever seen in history there's there's no doubt about it.
I put together mom Tosh.
You see the president in this press conference is looking for plausible -- I -- I I really didn't see that I don't know about that many even lies in the press conference.
But he -- he knows everything that's happening but just look at a quick synopsis of all of us.
Think Mitt Romney realizes what he's done anyway.
And -- and furthermore do -- think Mitt Romney is concerned.
I don't know the facts when Joseph subject's life got sick or when she died but as I said before I do know the facts of what Mitt Romney did with GS sales figure -- you -- back to shaves.
This -- this corporations are key -- and straps the family dog to do with this car this -- -- -- I think -- -- Saturday Republican Party that Mitt Romney.
And can be interpreted under attack on the issues and it's a lot of.
Their plan which is.
But -- dirtier air dirtier water.
Steve Begin to that brand out there.
Who do not want -- -- -- -- -- other -- up about a white -- lieutenant leadership position.
It is thinly veiled social darn -- -- some are middle class families who have children will Wear boxers.
Are Down syndrome these -- the people who count on Medicaid.
This president has no moral courage he is leading to slander smear besmirch -- campaign he's the -- -- it.
He is and he's -- a big price for a few things yes he is.
President Obama's favorability according to the times CBS poll.
Was about ten points above his job approval in March and April which in the mid fifties in this job approval -- in the mid forties.
Now they have his job approval still in the mid forties but -- personal favorability at 36.
So he has fallen to when he points.
In person favorability.
So we've now -- since job rating as opposed to building on that's because of the montage you just played.
These are shot -- at the same time.
Romney's poll numbers have not dropped an inch with these attacks you're looking at a gun that doesn't shoot bullets but -- one hell of a back -- And you think it's -- Well because of but it certainly the media.
Are complicit it's like did the extension especially NBC probably the worst of all of -- the extension of the you know they're more concerned about skinny dipping a few skinny dipping freshman Republicans in the Red Sea.
And more concerned about an obscure congressman that nobody in the country could identify who's running for senate Missouri.
Then they are about the president himself leading the smear machine so let's spend.
The second on this congressman from Missouri.
His name is -- -- And he won the Republican primary in Missouri -- I -- 36 today and then you had the two candidates -- and Brenner who were tied at thirty basically.
He has until 5 o'clock tomorrow to withdraw.
His comment about rate -- not causing pregnancy and that somehow a woman's body closes it down.
-- so crazy.
So off the charts that he has completely surrendered his chance to win at its worst thing Christine O'Donnell's witchcraft line.
Now Claire McCaskill.
What's the single most vulnerable democratic senate incumbent running.
And this will reelect her.
-- unless by 5 o'clock tomorrow Todd -- decides to put country and patriotism ahead a personal ambition and withdraw.
And I'd like anyone that agrees with me to go to Dick Morris dot com and sign a petition and we will send emails to Todd to not.
We'll agreed urging him to -- a huge distraction and you know what when you're going to be that we're talking about the if we need 51 votes to repeal obamacare that's we we need.
It's too important.
But I will say there's a double standard is -- protection because our -- -- -- to run the senate.
Joseph Biden should have had to resign last week based on the standard and our ability to control the senate could be captive -- Todd -- bad statement all right.
Gotta run Dick Morris thinks having -- us.