Discussing candidate's strategic needs ahead of debate
Our Campaign Insiders explain
- Duration 4:38
- Date Oct 1, 2012
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All right let's talk about the presidential debate we're just days away from the first one on Wednesday air campaign insiders are back on the book eight -- -- And -- -- and a panel wanna go to you first because you prepped Jimmy Carter for the 76 debate in in nineteen greedy and -- eight all right.
And Mondale in 84 right -- to us about these debates did challengers.
Have an advantage against -- why won't.
They're generally the vehicle challengers practically challenges he could answer a question in 1960 there's certain mythology event -- Starter John Kennedy when I sort of -- -- six exploring.
Was shocked to find I assume the Kennedy beat Nixon decisively to move the polls -- only moved a couple points but wouldn't begin to do was -- Kennedy.
To prove that he could -- president.
The -- -- national stature acceptability in stature same thing when Jimmy Carter Carter would not been present about the base Kennedy said he would have bit.
But sometimes it works the other way but generally in that reasonable and Reagan won debate that was.
Good a decisive debate was one debate in 1980 last week of the campaign.
Because -- -- Reagan proved that he wasn't dangerous for raw means this debate is all about being able to prove in my opinion several things most importantly.
That he is not a bad person -- dislikes everyone.
He's gotten a few minutes -- -- bombing campaign spent several hundred million dollars defining human way that he did murders people that.
You know he's old grossly for the rich whatever is -- this is literally a graduate.
What is running after you Romney needs to articulate.
Eight plan as to what he's going to do to change America Pat's right.
He has to make himself so I'm not accessible to the American people Greg.
But beyond that unless people get a sense that he has a clear alternative vision for the country and specific approach is to get there he won't succeed.
Let me take that I want to ask you -- -- -- it.
You know of media especially so we waiting for an -- the most famous one had to be 1976.
When then president Gerald Ford you know hauled off and said you know the eastern Europeans are not dominated by the Soviets -- has -- Oh my lord -- -- that was a gift.
Your candidate we strategize.
Strategy that helped produce that yeah because what -- -- said we should do -- in that debate was him just go.
Was really the formal Ford go to was left in his white -- war policy and he was defending our attack from implement right.
Problem appeared I mean no gaps in this -- -- do you think these guys are very Smart well -- -- has not proven himself great to be debt free by.
I think they've both made gaps -- I mean you know get the president when he spent.
Off of teleprompters -- says that thing about you didn't build that.
And that was two weeks of fodder for Romney.
Most of the private sector doing well we have private sector's doing great and that just last week on sixty minutes other than a few bumps in the road in the Middle -- while our -- being -- navy gap central what I think -- -- and -- a look at the other side here's what is the Obama's staff telling the president to do because he hasn't debated.
For four years and it's very hard to debate in practice a sitting president because you don't talk film the way in May be in a debate and he needs to be.
Sticking to the lines he's using on the -- that have not gotten into trouble once -- that -- about.
The governor wants to double down bring back the same policies he's gonna just say that you're not getting her new stuff out of the -- I.
Think Romney I think you're right about that I think -- Obama will try to keep it from being controversial.
Romney not only basic terms opening yesterday engage the president in a different way not personally directly -- engage the big issues we talked about definition.
He also needs to find the fact that look if oddly this is what I'm gonna do good -- point can -- not.
I would've fired him might be saying I will be running for reelection fight -- -- the way he did he needs to have a vehicle to contrast the reality of what's going on.
And to put Obama having to defend himself he's got a bigger task he also the bigger offered.
And thirty cent -- -- -- does Romney need to be more specific on its five point economic so yeah she's the economy he needs to be more specific.
So that working people who are hurting.
Who are suffering.
Get a sense that he understands.
Not only their pain but has a clear prescription Obama's gonna try to do what -- Johnson.
Be brief stick to balance and working the -- -- -- already out there on the about the great speaker but I'm a guy who gets things don't hear the things I will get.