What does Romney need to do to win?
A look at 2012 campaign strategies
- Duration 5:34
- Date Sep 25, 2012
A look at 2012 campaign strategies
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Meanwhile despite some awkward campaign gaffes by President Obama.
The mainstream news media appear to be glossing over statements that might normally be considered fumbles.
New York Post columnist John -- or -- saying today that thanks to the liberal media the president doesn't need Teflon.
You'd think the lock step media would enjoy having a couple of new gaffes to feed on but that would presume with.
They have a role other than the one they've implicitly assigned to themselves which is to get Obama re elected.
Let's talk about it would Bill Kristol the editor of the weekly standard -- Fox News contributor.
One of the so called -- that wasn't that he was pointing to there was when the president came out and said we've had bumps in the road.
To sixty minutes referring to the deaths of our ambassador and the three other Americans.
In in Libya what do you think of the way the media has treated -- Well look at a lot of the media would like President Obama to win it and and even if they're not consciously doing so they gave him whether they understand his side of the argument when he says something.
Awkward or inappropriate and they don't understand that Iran decided are -- he mixed.
I -- -- but I think honestly conservatives are being a little too obsessive about.
Individual sentences President Obama says voters -- could make up their mind.
Based on that they're gonna make us Iran -- on his four years four years of his record and what Mitt Romney's alternatives.
And the Romney campaign I think falls in the trap of becoming.
Sort of speech critic of Obama he held at a -- like I should do that it's perfectly appropriate.
But as a political matter people gonna make up their mind on the policies.
Obama speaks pretty well as a president he makes some mistakes other presidents have made plenty of mistakes the -- spent eight years thinking hey Ronald Reagan just -- something kind of wacky.
Let's go to the battle destroyed his his -- -- -- didn't because people like the policies so my advice to the Romney campaign.
Javaris tonight we should bright little blog posts and go on TV and say hey can you believe Obama -- that the Romney campaign needs to be.
Criticize president Obama's policies and say what they would do.
-- so you're saying that that they need to -- more forward looking instead looking in the rear view mirror every week.
Yes and I think new if you look at the polls -- indeed tell if you look at the inside some of the questions.
People aren't happy -- -- the country is but they're not simply look to throw Obama out and say things are so horrible that whatever is gonna replace it was going to be better.
And people do -- President Bush still for the financial.
In 2008 before President Obama became president.
-- Romney has a task for more subtle and complicated and challenging task really that I think his own campaign thought his own campaign thought.
Don't make mistakes be acceptable will win I don't think it's quite that simple it's not proven to be that simple.
Which means that the Romney campaign has a bigger challenge ahead of -- of making a positive case for their agenda I think they can do it.
I really do think they can do it but they need to decide to do it well president Obama seems to be playing sort of political small.
All too right now trying to do anything to avoid you know stirring up the waves.
Chris -- Walt in his column today on foxnews.com.
Says of the president's refusal to.
-- was Benjamin Netanyahu he says.
Rather than face the political dangers of meeting with his long time jousting partner.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Obama has opted to become the first US president in two decades not to hold any meetings with world leaders during the UN annual general assembly meeting.
Afraid of further irritating Jewish voters and donors by -- Netanyahu.
But we -- meeting with another leader Obama decided to -- you see it that way.
Church that would say it's not just Jewish voters in -- not primarily Jewish voters.
American Christians Americans in general are very pro Israel and I think a lot of the work I'm happy about president Obama's attitude towards Israel.
But look he's running for reelection he's playing small ball because small ball works for him.
We consider complain about it but he's made a strategic calculation.
And I think it's a sensible calculation this -- if you if we have a big debate.
-- misconduct in the economy -- his conduct of foreign policy I think he will lose.
If we have a very small ball debate where he we you know erotic campaign spent two days criticizing President Obama for not having the following six meetings and what -- -- the sentence he said that Obama gets to criticized his sentences from you said.
Obama thinks he can -- that to a narrow the clear victory I think he's probably right so I think the key is to make the bigger arguments against president.
You were and a big advocate for the -- candidacy of Paul Ryan before he became.
The of the vice presidential moment Rath a Mitt Romney's vice presidential choice.
Has he brought the kind of grab a -- to the ticket and and some of these issues to the four that you were hoping for.
Yeah I think so look at -- two and a half weeks after writers picked the Romney right -- could narrow the gap for about four points about one point.
In the real clear politics average has opened up again to close to four points out this I think at the convention and afterwards the Romney campaign -- lapsed into a kind of pre Ryan.
Campaign I think -- clarity about the choice ahead is helpful.
His criticism of the replacement rest at this morning is extremely important and I think in the heat -- would Wisconsin a signal at that -- -- -- -- should just go back to Wisconsin.
Make clear that the -- -- -- would not tolerate replacement refs are stealing gas from the Packers.
How -- you pick up ten electoral votes right away you know and that's it that's much more important that all this obvious that a seriously I think Ryan is that a good job I wish the Romney Brian campaign.
Had a little -- the spirit of right and not just Ryan of Chris Christie and Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal the forward looking.
Reform conservative agenda we have a big choice ahead.
I think Romney's make that clear Bill Kristol from the weekly standard bill good to have you on thanks -- -- hit.