Is 2012 race the dirtiest campaign in history?
Juan Williams weighs in
- Duration 9:37
- Date Aug 23, 2012
Juan Williams weighs in
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And tonight one of America's most respected religious leaders has -- is not doesn't not but he is now distancing himself from what has become.
The sleazy is the dirty is the most deceptive presidential campaign in American history now evangelical pastor Rick Warren announced yesterday that he is canceling.
His presidential forum that he hoped would feature Barack Obama and Mitt Romney now -- cited the incivility of this election season as the reason for the cancellation.
He told the Orange County Register quote I've never seen more irresponsible.
Personal attacks mean spirited slander and flat out dishonest attack ads.
And I don't expect that tone to change before the election.
-- sadly passed oral Warren is right because today there are new examples of just how -- the -- sink in order to win in November we begin in California.
Where yesterday senator Barbara Boxer told Planned Parenthood supporters of both.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are poised to become the quote top generals in a war on women.
She went on to say quote I'm not kidding maybe you don't like their moms or their first wives I don't know I don't know what it is.
And then there's a left wing columnist Maureen Dowd who today scolded anybody for daring to call Paul Paul Ryan quote hit four part of a new generation because according to Dowd.
He's just a fresh face on -- -- creed.
Down unfortunately for the president -- friends this hateful rhetoric is not resonating with voters and this and is proof.
-- watch this and I'm gonna tell you why watch us.
What does it say about a president's character and his campaign tries to use the tragedy of a woman's death.
For political -- What does it say about a president's character when he had his campaign raise money for the -- stood behind as his top aides were caught lying about it.
Doesn't America deserve better than a president we'll say we're doing anything to stay in power.
Now according to a veritable university had studied the video you just saw was responsible for swaying independent voters by six percentage points toward Mitt Romney.
Joining me in studio with reaction is Fox News political analyst Juan Williams.
Tomorrow I will put a short documentary I wants -- whole documentary.
It's put out Steve Bannon and -- other good friends of mine to put out this.
It -- all the highlights.
Of Barack Obama in 2000 and it shows the massive crowds the soaring rhetoric.
That is now becomes sleaze.
It has become anger it has become deception.
And frankly outright lies here's the question I have for you when you're friends by the way I don't this isn't personal -- I watched you cry on election night.
I watched you be moved by the election of this man -- soon.
Why I don't understand want your friend Mike how can you watch this.
And not speak out and save what has happened to this man of hope and change.
-- where that's beckoned me.
You would expect me to -- -- you know what he's not supposed to punch back.
When people use his him as a punching bag when people attack him Mitt Romney as he called a murder although he called the bell didn't as President Obama didn't call him on his -- everything in its second no I and they did not what they think that was that he was in charge of Bain -- -- that company you have.
Out of I mean -- -- -- I'll sign on the out on the and as the leader a Bane to that they cannot defend this -- not out there I'd look I think that is -- anything journalists Laura let's why -- Obama's -- -- that's bars the ball that and it is wrong when it suggests that pres Obama raised money for that.
Ed -- -- not true it and you'll know public campaign ran it in May Stephanie Cutter lied they ought to accomplish all -- let this guy on the call shore and the guy told his story nobody knows what she did not know anything about it that's that's a separate issue.
The fact if he told his story and what we've seen that -- is something that was put together by a pack.
That's not the president that's about the president's one day and you know they.
And say a word when when Harry Reid went out he doesn't say a word what Nancy Pelosi says it's the E.
Coli party he didn't need it the only time he speaks out -- send her flock.
He doesn't speak out when Joseph Biden plays the race card one of his truth key members in Virginia plays the race that's pretty silent I think so in other words he's supposed to speak out against his own -- and does against Republicans in a man.
But he's not supposed to punch back when Republicans they think what -- I said oh.
What you got what -- Romney campaign food stamp president you're welfare presently trying to make the whole country really are American.
Little chance not only ridiculous it's offensive and has racial trial base -- -- -- not thrown fifteen million not.
America can't protect -- -- -- where in the middle of a recession that was -- and thank you Republican administration this president been trying to rescue America front office and all people play at pocono what a you have spent so much money trying to pull us out of the -- why -- I complain when you see.
Distort this you built it breaks and they did not like he's talking about why you didn't -- on small business is talking about -- I have a question we have.
-- you are too intelligent.
He said he cut the deficit in half -- worst economy since the Great Depression yet of congress yet Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid he got everything he wants passed.
Five trillion in debt hundreds of thousands fewer Americans working.
And you know yeah and those fifty million we've got notes and or -- and -- -- he did because he got everything he wanna pass.
-- -- conservative Democrats invented what we can't support -- we want let's he had left up what he wanted.
He compromised no compromise away like you are right I don't know I like now but I'm if I'm gonna show you what a hypocrite he -- what -- she would have reported plot is that I'm always I'm always wanted us go ahead.
You don't have any fresh ideas.
That you use stale tactics to scare voters.
If you don't have a record to run on the -- paying your opponent as someone people should run from.
I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he's done anymore.
And I and furthermore do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.
I don't know the facts of windows 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.
If you don't have any fresh ideas and that you use stale tactics to scare voters.
Their plan which it is.
But -- dirtier air dirtier water it is thinly veiled social -- Norman has some are middle class families who have children will Wear boxers.
-- Down syndrome.
You don't have a record to run on.
Then you -- your opponent is someone people should run from.
I think -- Saturday Republican Party that -- -- Clearly.
And can be interpreted a -- On the issues and that's a lot of.
The guys as corporations are people and straddles the family dog to -- with this car.
He's begin to that brand out there and who do not want to see -- -- other bands up up up a white worked in the Senate Leadership position.
Have any fresh ideas.
-- you stale tactics to scare voters into what you all back in cheese isn't he home.
These are the people who count on Medicaid if you.
You don't have a record -- -- You -- your opponent is someone people should run from.
I don't need to say a word do like what a hypocrite one of their own secret.
One of phony he is so he's stunned by elections the country about civility.
He -- run the sleazy as dirty as campaign in American history and why are -- supporting my -- that here with you during 2004 when.
Kerry with -- swift voted a man who served this country like America in your house.
Went by a mile an hour here on our guys really fought -- Republicans went after John Kerry and made him out to be some kind of man who had lied about his guy that accused the president slaughtering innocent people okay I'll be accused them -- and then I said -- due in 2008.
When Obama was -- to -- howling around with terrorists by my past -- adding what I meant the government well I think you know Diddy gives speeches with pillows and they don't boards Louisville is okay started a little campaign.
Occasionally I what do you think would you get.
Treatment -- a little -- I.
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Because it's backfiring.
This president is not the man he was in 2008 he's failed on his plan and by the we're not going to be distracted with skinny dipping congressmen.
And some obscure congressman -- Missouri within -- -- it was.
I think our our ergonomic -- percentage and Missouri's pass some obscure congressman -- that he should get I think -- -- -- he should get behind it I think written it -- they should get -- did lots of people but obviously every Republican now realizes this reveals Paul Ryan's record on abortion and -- so that they want have a Republican record on abortion I've got -- not supportive of women's in my view would.
If you would do the right thing and tell the president to stop this because it all comes from him.
You would be doing the president assert our service in the country -- service it's got their people supporters like you don't rein him in and say stop the sleaze.
It's gonna hurt the country one last question for you.
You mean you should say to him unilaterally disarm don't fight back well if people I got a rough you don't accuse him of murder don't accuse will be in a felon don't say we want dirty air water but I gotta go --