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Everyone is talking about that showdown in Denver but one man has a perspective that no one else has Senator John McCain.
2008 Republican presidential candidate has debated both President Obama and governor Romney so what does this say about the first -- -- Well last night Senator McCain tweeting if that debate it was a fight -- they would have stopped it.
But today he warns do not underestimate -- Obama Senator John McCain joins us bidding said.
Good evening Greta.
Well what -- an instant debate last night so let me get your overall view I do know that you said earlier today that it was poor but if you could elaborate a little bit on that.
Well Greta I think that it obviously was a very big win four or.
-- and I think that it's pretty obvious that.
President Obama has spent.
The last four years in a bubble would do an adoring media.
But I also know that Barack Obama has a very excellent debater.
He knows -- that he'll be going over the mistakes that he made.
And I think that he's -- be much better much better prepared in the next debate but this was really important and I saw where.
I think some 67 million people watched.
And one of the most important things about this Greta was sit they've spanned.
Obama campaign spent hundreds of millions of dollars for -- Mitt Romney has some kinda.
Bain Capital is driving his unfavorable -- especially.
In those swing states in the end what -- -- and Mitt Romney last night came across.
As a person.
Capability of vision and -- who knows what's best for America I think.
I think it was really the most important part of that whole debate.
Happened to President Obama because historically noted but he's given speeches -- dazzling and then he's been.
He's been very success -- -- campaign Joseph I don't need to tell you about that but -- what happened last night.
I think he spent four years in a bubble -- adoring media he's.
Mitt Romney's been going through this very tough grind winning the nomination nation -- But I also think that the present.
Hey maybe he's a little too sure of himself and probably may not have taken.
Mitt seriously enough.
And I guarantee in the next time around he'll be taking him seriously.
Yet in watching him he it's -- didn't look like the president -- having any fun he they had taken did decently it seemed that.
This Washington which may be you know watch -- -- -- the upset and what it was really think it's but he certainly seemed that this was deep painful experience.
Well I think it was because.
The president had.
A great advantage over 2008.
And that is that.
In 2008 he had no record.
It was all about hope and change and now of course he had to record that is very difficult it's not impossible to defend.
That's why -- kept him on the defensive -- -- time because facts are stubborn things and he could not go defend their record that he has whether it be the effects of the stimulus package -- I thought Dodd-Frank was explained by -- that -- Anybody I've ever seen before and of course.
The view that.
President Obama seems to think that government is more efficient -- does things better than the private sector which is all about this choice.
That people can make if they want to -- -- alternative to traditional Medicare and finally.
You know he could be noticed that the President Obama did not respond to the 761.
Billion dollars taken out of Medicare he couldn't.
Because we try to put it back in when we were debating Obama -- fact it was my amendment to put it back to end.
And it went down on a party line vote.
You know what -- always have watched this sort of about a process very serious and there's a little bit of a drama and intrigue when that an almost and so was sports like atmosphere to it.
One of the things that was not discussed last night and which isn't really serious it is I'm going right now is a sequestration I -- -- I ninety minutes and nobody brought it up.
But I was surprised -- something so.
Potent to veto it so important the American people and it's is right around the corner to that wasn't discussed.
I would have -- for Jim -- to talk about it because we are facing what our secretary of defense.
-- Obama's secretary offense is described as a devastating impact.
To our national defense of this sequestration goes through and for that.
Benefit -- of our viewers -- was a byproduct they select committee that didn't succeed and so this draconian cuts in both defense and non defense.
Is supposed to take place on the first of January.
And it would devastate our our defense we need the president to come and sit down with us.
We have said Mr.
President come and -- you -- the commander in chief.
That your most important responsibility.
Please sit down with us and we can avoid -- sequestration which could devastate.
The defense of our nation we really ever asked him to do that and his responses been that he would.
Do that if we won't agree to raise taxes to start -- that's not the way to -- Clinton negotiated that's not the way.
That Ronald Reagan negotiated and that's not the way I've -- negotiated.
You mentioned President Clinton his name came up twice last night with the President Obama using him as an example.
It is sad to me -- -- because it is a good fair comparison comparing himself with the President Clinton.
Well as you know.
President Clinton has a very good approval rating but to compare.
What he is done in our failure in this fiscal cliff and sequestration we're facing.
-- -- Clinton did after.
He lost in the off year elections he sat down with Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich and they reformed welfare -- put themselves on a path to.
At the same way that Ronald Reagan did with Tip O'Neill they sat down and they negotiated.
This president doesn't do that.
And that's in my view something that's cause huge frustration amongst the American people and why last night he said.
The reason why we don't let -- go -- sure -- with each other is because you have to say no sometimes.
Is that the basis -- -- I don't think so.
You actually got that as -- but counterpart to that is that the most effective moment for governor around me -- -- -- -- Is when you point out that he was a Republican governor with a very democratic state.
And that often times that he had to reach across and an NDM I live and breathe in this town.
Where there's so much conflict is so much log -- that that caught my attention.
Mind you and stark contrast to what the president had to say that's what -- really.
Interest thing and that there's -- -- with -- 87%.
Is legislature can Democrats there's no you have to admit.
Had to sit down with -- and he did and succeed -- they got things done.
-- good advice for.
Congressman Paul Ryan because you treated today Rico -- -- -- CBS news.
Which said biting me in the vice president praises Obama's debate performance you then added.
Will tell me in Vice President Biden can give a repeat of that wonderful performance that -- could sense the sarcasm so.
Any advice for -- -- Paul Ryan going into his vice presidential debate next week.
Well maybe we had to start out by the latest stay -- of this.
Gift that keeps on giving -- who is by the way a heart -- away from the presidency that.
The American people have been very did middle class of Americans prepare you for the floor for the last four years I agree joke that's -- -- -- Where we could start seriously Greta I think that.
That he may not be the most colorful individual.
But -- -- any number of congress he knows the issues he knows them backwards and forwards and I believe it's very likely.
Then on knowledge alone and presentation which.
Paul has made many times that he would do well now my job is to lower expectations he'll never be as good as Joseph Biden that that that.
But I'm gonna take a little different approach I think that that Paul Ryan is gonna do very well.
And I would not astonish me here.
And the vice president says something that doesn't make much sense because he almost always does.
It's funny colorful -- the very latest anyway senator thank you sir.
Thanks for have been.