Gov. Sununu: Biden has left the president vulnerable
Former New Hampshire governor sounds off on VP debate
- Duration 6:55
- Date Oct 12, 2012
Former New Hampshire governor sounds off on VP debate
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Vice president went a step further during the debate about Libya.
And he put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the intelligence community for those reports for that that this Susan Rice Sunday talk show tour.
Where they blamed these assassinations on on a protest over a video.
Which we now know is not trail.
Well he first -- -- for the first time where they allegedly got that information and he put that on the Intel community.
Fox News military analyst Ralph Peters will explain why he says that claim.
Directly contradicts the way America's Intel community works.
On the well -- the vice presidential debate was over it was nothing but praise for the vice president's performance by top members of the president's campaign.
Beginning with mr.
I don't mind but.
Very long day.
-- the vice president looked very comfortable.
I think TV is that the person who is up against it was a very immature young man he's not ready for this job and and I think Paul Ryan showed that tonight by not having the facts not having the details and not being very comfortable -- -- Well of course Republicans see things a bit differently.
John Sununu is a former governor of New Hampshire and a former White House chief of staff under president George H.
Bush she's also a Romney campaign surrogate governor welcome back to the program so.
You heard the praise there by the president some other Democrats of the vice president's performance.
And I want to say that the CBS news poll of uncommitted voters who watched the debate.
Backs them up 50% say Biden won the debate 31% -- Ryan dead and 55% say Biden someone they can relate to which is up from 34%.
From -- before the debate your thoughts.
And that and the CNN poll had it the other way look I wanna go back -- to this big -- issue which I think is even more than.
Analyzing the style points of that debate.
What this White House is doing in trying to throw the intelligence community under the bus is atrocious.
Both the State Department.
Telephone press conference and the testimony and Contra -- in congress.
Makes it clear that the intelligence community was right on this right from the start.
It's the kind of intelligence discussion.
That takes place -- a president is briefed and goes through that briefing process in person.
With the CIA and this president chose to skip.
Of that give and take in the CIA briefings that's part of his problem but the second thing that was -- proceeds yesterday.
Was that was Joseph Biden trying to claim that there was a problem of funding.
When they had.
Not only that terrible part of this is that they had denied investing in additional security.
For the ambassador in Libya.
But had just spent over a 150000.
For a new electric charging system for electric cars in Austria.
It just shows you where this White House's priorities are in this process.
But let me let me challenge you on that governor -- and Exxon John has -- the -- the decision to blame the intelligence community that we -- from the vice president last night doesn't necessarily mean.
It's not intelligence community's fault so it whether it whether they did that you know.
Whether that Elizabeth Smart political move or not but -- but because of the reason I can say that is because.
Top Republicans came out of the house Intel briefing the week after it happened that it -- attack and said that they've been given a briefing by General David Petraeus who runs the CIA.
That put the blame in part on the video so it could indeed -- that they got that information from the CIA and we don't know.
But the State Department in its telephone press conference.
Said they on the basis of intelligence during the coming in the conclusion in the first day.
That it was a terrorist attack.
And and secondly the information that was given to that Intel community included the fact.
That the most likely thing that might have been a possibility -- but the most likely thing was that it was a terrorist attack.
You've got some Intel sources telling Fox News and this is weeks before anybody else commented on it.
That they knew -- was -- within the first 24 hours but you also have these Republicans saying that the CIA briefing to briefing make up from Petraeus.
Said at a suggested the video was to blame so it looks like on the surface without knowing more this is still fluid.
Some Intel sources said it was terror and that was clear but you got that top guy giving a briefing reportedly.
To congress that may have contradicted that is it not possible the administration believed the top guy got out ahead it's even on it as it turns out that was not the case.
But but in good faith relied on somebody who they believe -- -- -- was talking about.
If that had come out in testimony yesterday sworn testimony before congress there might have been something to hang your hat on.
None of that was it any part of the sworn testimony yesterday before congress and secondly the State Department was rather adamant.
That it in that in that telephone briefing that I had no time where they pushing that message.
Yes they said they were sent the message we're not like coming from that they did I wanna shift gears -- -- -- -- go gotta rent on houses in a bit with Ralph Peters.
It was more -- a military analyst out of but I want speaking about the debate last night because even though Joseph Biden took a lot of criticism for his.
You know repeated laughter and sometimes inappropriate laughter and smiles and we've we've talked about that in this program.
Many people -- Republicans some.
Thought that he got the better of Paul Ryan when it came to the substance that he got the last word in.
The left nothing on set out like the president he went after Ryan and every single point -- 47%.
And you name it.
And thought that.
By -- -- -- Ryan did not do was well you're.
I thought two things I thought Paul Ryan's demeanor was exactly what it had to be last night.
It's his first the debate on the national stage Biden has gone through dozens of days.
In his campaigns before.
I thought Paul Ryan's demeanor was actually I thought the fact that he was very precise.
With the information that he put out very accurate was extremely important setting the stage for the next two presidential debates Biden was wrong on Ben Ghazi.
Biden was wrong on the 716.
Billion dollars that they took from Medicare.
Biden was wrong in his false analysis of what the Romney tax package is so I think Biden is that Biden has left the president vulnerable on substance to be responded to in the next debate.
I think Paul Ryan really set the table factually -- for governor Romney to continue the route of the president in the next debate.
Governor Johnson you know by -- -- your perspective thanks for being here sir thank you.