Can President Obama run on his record?
Former Gov. Bill Richardson responds
- Duration 4:08
- Date Sep 5, 2012
Former Gov. Bill Richardson responds
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That people about it all night or four years ago no but that's not the question of this election.
We are clearly better off as a country because we're now creating jobs rather than losing them.
-- -- first it was now than it was yes that was Maryland governor O'Malley earlier this week flip flopping on the big question election.
Can Democrats really say we're better off today than we were four years ago after -- -- -- the former governor of New Mexico.
Bill Richardson governor -- Tuesday night to be with -- it and it looks like somebody got to the governor of Maryland.
He can't say that you getting -- and prince.
We you know I was sitting right next door of course they -- it real but that I I didn't hear that but I think what the governor.
Meant was compared to the baseline of the past years and he's quickly corrected it I think that.
He -- we are better -- George Bush but we are better off we are better than it was so obvious at that talking point machine came out after that because now.
All democratic operatives are using the same exact thing that you just ahead we'll have that they are sort of -- out of -- I -- -- -- get people people people in the Democratic Party.
It sounds like the line is is one that was sent out to everyone that.
We give -- that you know I.
I really think that we are veterans I mean look at 800000 jobs lost every month.
-- I president came and what we actually private sector jobs four point two.
And you take a look at this together I look at unemployment was seven point 8% when when George Bush left office and -- Obama right now it's eight point three.
Median -- come down 4000 dollars gasoline stubble.
National -- He's dead almost -- -- now it's six trillion dollars that's a lot of people look at that need to understand they might be disappointed.
Well I think what you're going to see with the president's speech it is.
Where we move forward there -- an economic plan.
Energy self sufficiency immigration reform but an economic plan that I believe he's an outline.
That you know look you guys know we need bipartisan cooperation we need both sides to really get together and do -- about the bad.
Spending cuts and -- months.
Find a way also the equitably do with the -- in the press the United States -- said you know I'm a second term I'm going to be.
Able to negotiate -- when he has more flexibility and what you we've heard that the the DNC was not going to be very negative in tone but after last night.
It was quite sharply get a little sound bite played very tenants -- Man was that applause.
He would fire the reindeer.
And outsource the -- Outsourcing Leo she -- it did -- What this -- veterans we've all bondage girl logged I've -- -- -- There this is wrong me you have to get to your base the Republicans in this thing we do the same -- -- what we're trying to do.
Is there's an important coalition that the president needs once again young people.
And I think most importantly the independent vote.
This election will be settled by by six or seven states.
And a few thousand votes in the -- and governor says bill is Bill Clinton over the fact that you endorse Barack Obama now.
Now is -- do you think he's getting -- President Obama today.
No I think there's good chemistry look it's going to be a very strong -- he's a pro growth Democrat.
You know reminding everybody that in the democratic days we had a balanced budget we have a surplus.
Just had China -- -- bit -- Well you don't the first for you the last eight years of President Bush didn't help president you know back.
But what I'm saying -- I think the symbolism of a pro growth Democrat moderate Democrat.
Embracing personal home I think it's going to be good -- -- -- way to do -- that President Clinton says tonight and then of course President Obama on Thursday governor Richardson thank -- -- -- my -- -- I appreciate series.