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-- -- about the Obama administration's handling.
Of a terror attack that killed four Americans -- the US Connell consulate in Libya some political watchers are saying governor Romney could be on the brink of make.
Campaign surge ahead of the crucial debates and both candidates hit the trail this week -- the same swing states on the same days who won the week Bob Beckel was co -- The five and a former democratic campaign manager Ed Rollins have lots of experiencing managing Republican campaigns including.
Ronald Reagan's they were just talking about the 76 that convention during a break here I love listeners that hard bop dot.
Tough week for the president who won the week.
Well I think and look it this is not a foreign policy election.
And there's not a lot of people get up in the morning and say gee that Libya thing was just there was -- forced -- to vote differently the people who care about an.
I think -- balance if I would take if I had to take one back I would rather have the 47%.
And Romney said drive then the the Libya -- I.
Our poll I'm sure you saw most Americans -- that.
Too many people in this country are dependent on the government huge number agreed with Romney yet but the -- problem is a huge number of them are dependent on the government.
I mean that's that's a front I would say our backs who won the week I'd say about a -- All that's generous -- that -- I wanna throw up on the screen a couple of remarks like Charles Krauthammer.
Conservative columnist Fox News contributor the US mission in being Ghazi went up in flames as did Obama's entire mideast policy of apology.
And accommodation but then he goes on to write and yet Romney totally fumbled away the opportunity here is a chance.
To make the straightforward case about where Obama's feckless approach to the region's tyrants.
Has brought us -- Charles right.
A Derek Charles a very right.
I would say this give you the I gave the week last week for four.
This was the internationally the world was here in New York this is a weak presidents always common dominate this president failed to do that -- was deliberate or or or -- -- really happened.
-- -- Romney had a good speech it dead at the Clinton form which was exactly hospital.
Environment to come to I think he kind of got back on the campaign trail.
I I agree with you the week was very close but I would give Romney a little bit of -- this week did you see it you may have seen the political story today Politico story.
They make the following point Romney might be -- very good incompetent.
What he's -- lousy candidate and campaign -- Is -- something to that well there is he's you know he needs to get back to being a salesman he has made this whole campaign about Obama is so bad.
That the country's gonna look for an acceptable alternative than the strategy of the Obama team is to make him an unacceptable alternative.
I think he's done more himself to make himself and I -- director Bob and I think the next the next three weeks four weeks he's got to basically sell what it is he's gonna do with this country if not can we switch this around -- -- just the opposite about President Obama not a very good president but have to -- -- Campaign -- candidate.
Well both and I I have nothing -- better president you do work Ed does the does that doesn't matter most of the American people don't think he has.
But one of the things is that he is you point out why did he not only was he says -- states and it was so what a terrible thing to me -- -- -- one on the view.
Very simple he has really try to get married women.
He does very well among single women but he's just good to get the margin unmarried women down.
So this is all now about -- she's campaigning and he doesn't care about redeeming these aren't you concerned easing campaign mode.
And -- stayed there and he's good at.
How important is it for Romney to do well in Wednesday's debates and all the debate if he doesn't do well in this debate this first today.
The game is over -- really there's there's a lot of people start to write it off now that I do see them.
Momentum of the polls is going towards the president.
He's got a big piece on the turn this thing back and what -- well -- in your mind well means that he has to look presidential least put some substance on the table that people going to be talking about.
Coming out of this debate next week has to be the -- we're sitting here next week we have to be talking about how well Romney did.
-- he's good around the -- he's come up to something he can hang on Obama people can remember.
Like for example my -- to be that maybe we -- hung on Gary Hart and I know they're looking for something like that whether Romney could deliver that.
Is another question but he's -- -- a surprise.
The -- Clara -- -- for what Wendy's Wendy in and a it's amazing you know you were behind apple even -- he did that I didn't have much before any wow Craig that's OK we are right.
Bob Beckel -- and -- Ed Rollins.
Good to see guys thanks so much -- if.
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