Obama campaign reaction to debate performance
Obama for America press secretary speaks out
- Duration 4:06
- Date Oct 4, 2012
Obama for America press secretary speaks out
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-- to be fair and balanced here now is bedlam bowl.
The Obama for America -- national Press Secretary.
-- let me read you a quote from Maggie Lieberman at Politico sure she said.
Post debate the president's campaign was spinning valiantly in the media filing center.
But there was no mistake among Democrat democratic operatives here Andy in other states that Obama blew it.
If that is the thinking.
You know so -- the mainstream media how do you try to counter that notion.
Well listen governor Romney delivered a great work of performance art last night sending that I think Clint Eastwood would be proud of but.
On substances positions were just as empty as the chair the mysteries would had on stage.
But the president's goal last night was to lay out his plan to restore economic security for the middle class for that undecided voter tuning into the campaign.
A for the first time and I think -- -- that.
But governor Romney.
Locked himself into a number of positions last night like re committing.
To tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and a Medicare plan that would turn Medicare into a voucher.
And cost seniors more than 6000 dollars out of pocket -- health insurance.
That won't pay long term dividends for Mitt Romney what.
Specifics did we hear from the president what what I heard -- is some nation was I've been fighting hard for you for four years and if you give me four more years I'll continue fighting hard.
Well I think that he -- his plans on tax reform and talked about how he differed.
From governor Romney the fact that he doesn't believe that if you're middle class family -- your taxes should go up -- that governor Romney has laid five trillion dollar tax cut.
For the millionaires and billionaires that can't be paid for and -- -- raise taxes on the middle class now Mitt Romney tried to run away from that plan.
A last night but we're gonna make sure that Americans across the country understand.
Exactly what it is there is an exchange.
On education the president's doubled funding for college scholarships Mitt Romney has cut back in this area both in Massachusetts and would cut funding for education.
By 20% currently yet Mitt Romney stood on that stage and praised teachers last night when he's in the past said.
That we don't need any more teachers and oppose the president's legislation to put them back in the classroom so will hold them accountable for those specifics.
That he didn't share last night.
He did point out that the Massachusetts with the number one state in educational performance so you know -- there there is that.
I wanna do what we visit Massachusetts universities skyrocketed.
I wanna do what we did before governor Sununu as well the same poll -- and voters and viewers.
About president Obama's performance did Barack Obama do a better or worse job.
Than expected 21% said he did a better job 61%.
Said he did worse than expected.
Why do you think that is and will it change next time.
-- history here favors the challenger so in the past six presidential elections the challenger has been viewed.
As having the stronger performance in five out of the last six a debate simply because standing onstage next the president United States for the first time.
Governor -- is going to be held accountable for his statements in that debate he said he'd cover with.
People with preexisting conditions.
But his plan doesn't do that if you get a pre existing condition in your between jobs governor Romney's plan but it doesn't cover you won't be sharing those facts in the next couple weeks look let's talk about specifics from from the president's side because I didn't hear a lot of specifics.
From from President Obama either.
Well I think you heard about the president's deficit reduction plan last night is the only one in the race as a balanced and responsible deficit reduction plan.
A four trillion dollar.
-- based on the model of all the bipartisan deficit commissions which say you need tough spending cuts and revenue and order reduce the deficit and balanced way and Mitt Romney.
Does the opposite and recommitted last -- are not asking the wealthiest for -- to reduce the deficit.
Ben -- -- to press spokesman for Obama for America the president's campaign event thank you.
Thanks for having -- John.