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We have a lot of good Charlotte, North Carolina and this is the most important night at -- Democratic National Convention itself how -- President Obama do.
Karl Rove joins us -- -- -- a -- so Carl let's start there with your general -- over so review opinion of this.
Well look it that this man and his teleprompter quite a team you put him in front of a teleprompter Wednesday.
Pedestrian speech and he'll punch it through and delivered a way than that comes across a lot more powerful on the screen and it reads.
And that's what happened and I I thought this was a so so speech delivered in a very powerful fashion.
Out -- struck by couple things.
The biggest thing was.
Love this line I won't pretend the path I'm offering is quick and easy I never have.
Suddenly all those very specific promises.
Of what would happen and how quickly they would have it.
If we pass a stimulus bill unemployment would top that -- 8% by the end of the summer of 2009.
And -- -- 5% today he was gonna create millions of manufacturing jobs five million green energy jobs.
We're gonna have your health insurance costs the average family of four would see their premium dropped by 2500 dollars by the end.
Of 2010 he would cut the deficit in half and his first four years all of these things were very specific and very precise and very.
Quick if you will promises none of which have been delivered.
And and yet the president today dropped every one of those -- down the memory hole.
-- -- -- previous chairmen the Republican National Committee disagrees with you -- -- heat tweak it that's fine my Twitter account tonight -- -- just as a rolling throughout the speech from also SP but he says why would anyone believe these new promises from Barack Obama when he hasn't begun to fulfill the ones from 08.
Did it not seem that the president was cognizant of the fact that he had promised things before and not used to saying well it's gonna take more time.
Well Ann and Andy -- part of that is yes that's true but also what got me was that the promises got scale back for example.
Tonight he said I'm -- cut oil.
Imports in half by 20/20.
Four years ago we said we're going to end Middle East the import of Middle Eastern oil by 2000 and you know in 2000 and and an AT.
You know tonight he said I'm gonna create one million jobs in manufacturing for years ago we -- I'm gonna Craig may eons of jobs in manufacturing.
Five million green energy alone I'm -- a -- he said tonight two million.
Workers through Community Colleges for new jobs what -- -- are he said that he was gonna do that -- congress approved legislation.
To begin that process he said I'm gonna -- kept tonight cut the growth.
Of of a college expenses in half.
In the next.
And you know four years ago we said I'm I'm gonna -- cut the cost of education by 4000 dollars per student and you know -- he hasn't delivered on those perhaps -- in most interesting one was he said I'm going to cut four trillion dollars out of the budget deficit and -- you know what they -- it just simply not true.
He counts is that a trillion dollars in spending and deficit reduction that congress approved last year and -- counted again going forward.
Billion dollars in phantom war costs he assumes that we continue I Iraq and Afghanistan and definitely.
And then since we've ended the Iraq war on George W.
Bush -- schedule incidentally.
And we're in in Afghanistan -- when he fourteen.
He then council's phantom savings as 800 billion dollars in interest payments that we don't have to make and he calls that is spending cat.
And then finally makes no account for the 716.
Billion dollars it is borrowing from Medicare and -- repay.
Where the 53 billion dollars in borrowing from Social Security for Obama care for the Affordable Care Act.
And which we have to repay.
If you really look at his budget if you look at his budget what he's put there in black and white and ask congress to pass it reverses the -- GOP house budget.
President Obama calls for a -- of dollars more in spending that has called for in the house Republican budget and he calls for 300 billion dollars more in.
Taxes so in essence.
He's increasing the deficit by 700 billion dollars above what the Republicans have been suggesting we do.
And yet tonight he went out there and said I'm a cut this four trillion dollars it just it just simply wasn't believable.
Interesting indeed one of the themes of Republican that national convention last week in Tampa was a -- a theme that you didn't bill that would -- they've been statements slamming the president for that tonight we didn't hear that on the present -- but that was essentially the theme is that everyone's sort of work together as a community as a citizen so I thought -- he was directly trying to respond that with out using those buzz words which have been so inflammatory.
Well I think he was as sensitive about it tonight we had a paragraph in which she praised.
Business owners and operators and entrepreneurs for creating enterprises but that wasn't his attitude Roanoke Virginia in July -- but he's been blistered ever since and I think.
As a result he was trying to tempers comments you know -- there was one other thing I thought was interesting was.
You know we sought in the film but the president never mentioned the word stimulus.
The year which was the big domestic -- kind of accomplishment designed to jumpstart the economy and again while it was mentioned in the film.
He himself never said the words Obama care or the Affordable Care Act.
And glossed over these two things he knows the first one has been considered by most Americans as an utter failure.
You know -- bush the number of polls show that two out of every three Americans believe that his economic policies of either.
Not help the economy or I've actually heard our economic progress we get 2.2 percent.
Growth since the recession ended in June 2009 that is the most anemic recovery since World War II we got high unemployment as a result we got family incomes and median family income has dropped.
For over 4000 dollars first time it's ever -- in a recession any sort of glossed over that -- by not -- stimulus and of course the Affordable Care Act.
Obama -- highly unpopular again he didn't mention that in a speech I thought it was telling that.
And you know somebody said mr.
president of a lot of people are going to be watching tonight we'll put him in the film which will be seen by people who turn in cable TV.
But let's not included in in in the prime time that's going to be seen by -- broader number of people.
Do you this speech and in the -- by that take their arena here was our revved up they're very excited just -- excited yet President Obama speak I'm curious -- -- -- go back to the undecideds have seen the polls since in this is neck and -- across -- there was who have decided across the country I'm always focusing on the -- and decide -- -- of any sort of thought or vision as to what impact on the undecided.
I don't think he got it done for them you're right that we're arena was on fire fired up and ready to go as you said for years ago and -- you look everybody who walked into that arena deny it was passion about a Barack Obama.
Every one left the arena tonight passion about a but I think the average Americans gonna sit there and say.
Wait wait a minute you know you told us all this stuff would happen and it didn't and now you're telling me that you need four more years before you can begin to show progress.
And I think the president also damaged himself by this habit that he has.
Of the straw man he can't treat his opponents was any kind of intellectual rigor or honesty he has to say things like.
They believe -- that government should do almost nothing really I'd be you know I haven't heard them say that.
He said they want to turn Social Security over to Wall Street really who and how.
-- the whole speech was filled with these occasional references to.
Muted references to his Republican opponents but always in the context of you know some kind of straw man some -- to build up of small false image of who -- running against.
And then smash it down and declare yourself the Victor I mean if you're not with him who are you you're with the lobbyists and the special interest he said I mean.
Can't even have the respected people can have an honest disagreement with him about his policies without being lumped in with -- special interest some lobbyist I mean.
These kind of strong men were un becoming and and -- independent voters have been here in this for four months of five months since since the end of the Republican primary and they have been impressed with it which is why the president stuck in a in a -- -- -- even match with Mitt Romney.
How does stand by we have so much more there's so much going on -- --
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