Is Obama camp calling Romney a 'liar' over the line?
Political experts have a fair and balanced debate
- Duration 5:28
- Date Oct 11, 2012
Political experts have a fair and balanced debate
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There is one word that we've been hearing a lot about lately in the race for the White House.
The word is liar president Obama's campaign team is calling governor Mitt Romney a liar.
In the days following the presidential debate for example top Obama advisor David -- speaking in the press cabin of Air Force One the day after the debate saying.
Yes we thought it was important to let people know that someone who would lie to fifty million Americans.
You should ask some questions about whether that person should sit in the Oval Office.
One columnist is now reacting to that saying using the word liar is potent and ugly.
With a sleazy political pedigree and that it crosses a line.
Get a fair and balanced debate underway -- -- Angela McGlowan in the green Fox News political analyst.
Also what does Alexis McGill Johnson the executive director.
Of the America values institute Alexis doesn't cross the line in politics presidential politics especially to call someone -- -- It does feel a little immature if it feels a little childish like -- on the recess playground and I actually think a little bit beneath the president to say that.
-- the challenges -- -- she doesn't have to say call Romney a liar at all because fact check dot org says he's a liar.
Washington -- -- -- -- a lighter -- says pull it back.
All these people that we looked into that really the truth in policy are all indicating that that Romney was -- a lot during the -- -- I guess I'm -- guess -- agree -- part of what she had -- -- What I agree with it is that Alexis now we talked about a green room and the fact is we should give back to the issues and unfortunately.
Your team has been about winning by any means necessary we start with fear mongering.
Redistribution of wealth race bait and where buying -- it'll put child backing chains what about the issues and if Mitt Romney why is learning.
President Obama had a grand opportunity to say you you're lying about this -- and point out.
In an effective -- she did during debate and I think that's real but I -- we we knew for sure that he was lying about Medicare and he was doing exactly what I think is most reprehensible about misrepresenting troops right.
He -- doing the same thing to.
Increase anxiety among certain -- certain but let's let's let's focus on the topic at hand which is you know it's.
In my memory it.
Presidential candidates or their teams don't often go out and say you know this person lied it's usually they say he stretched the truth -- he doesn't quite have a spectrum that that time this was a talking point four levels even the night -- the debate Al Sharpton was the only one that really defended the president by you know a lot of other levels are -- -- But Al Sharpton said he's lying he's flip flopping -- winter -- commercials and Obama was looking presidential but the next day you have to head of the DNC had data plot you had pundits saying.
That Mitt Romney was a -- to be fair to be fair though Alexis that it has the charge has come from the Republican side as well take a listen.
Well I mean first of all what we're doing here is just using Barack Obama's words of four years ago when he promised the American people.
That he was going to be a president of big ideas and big things.
And it turns out that he is the same player of small ball.
And yeah lying as well.
And so we have a few more rounds to go on this fight what we saw the first song was a very energized performance it was big -- meets the big lies.
But to say that the president is surrounded by liars.
Is a pretty accurate is a pretty accurate charge and and who the heck wants to be surrounded by liars.
So it -- -- Does come from both sides I mean you know -- Rudy Giuliani who you heard there at the end not officially part of the Romney campaign design as if I'm ahead that I hate -- but.
It does seem that that we're hearing it from from both sides this time.
I completed Americans deserve better rate we have very complex issues facing us we've got global economic crisis you've got domestic challenges and -- we really do need a very clear betting the policy.
Issues at hand and calling -- and a liar doesn't necessarily address it.
But yeah we've been talking about flip flopping we've been talking about Etch A Sketch we've been talking about -- I think even Newt Gingrich talked about.
About -- stretching the truth during that during the primary we need to have to -- -- they need to debate about the issues who will create a better America won't give us more jobs who'll put more money in my pocket and hasn't been the Obama administration so Mitt Romney -- -- -- do an Obama if you have former years.
What would you do this is the first presidential campaign where Twitter has been -- big phenomenon is it is it part.
Partly because you know liar fits better you know 100 -- -- Week.
Then this is a guy who's a pro America hater tonight as shy neither side should use lie here if someone's not telling truth call and I called the money in and -- -- Brown Rihanna tonight Paul I I should be specific you should be specific about that I get I agree that but sometimes fire is the best way to explain it played out -- -- -- -- -- -- -- not calling him a liar is very.
-- you say that there is an advantage here in in that you believe.
It sort of encourages people to do some digging and and look for their own answers you're exactly right if you called Mitt Romney a life to call a bomb on live we have the Internet today so people can't restarts and -- -- -- to either one's website type the word and dealing with the policy and pull it up so I think that by doing this.
With -- Amazon to eliminate all right thinking that -- another positive and a little while -- -- doesn't.
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