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In just 23 hours a debate that could change every thing.
Well governor Mitt Romney and does momentum our -- President Obama -- -- tracks.
Well who says debates don't matter there were sixty -- in the last week and 27 states if you look at the thirty day -- There were three status changes all the benefit -- from.
Do you blame for his -- debate -- Doesn't John Kelly and playing John Carey blames -- for the economy when John Kerry for the man debate claiming Biden know they're saying Biden won that debate.
If you read Obama's begging people read the transcript you'll see that might want it.
I think that he was told to -- -- there and make some commotion because he had ground to make up for I have just as fast and I don't I think.
The vice president's trying to save the day there's a problem.
Obama has a performance like he had a couple of weeks ago I don't believe it's impossible for him to win the election I don't know.
How we can possibly have another performance like that and expect to win how could anybody be just a little bit and just vote forum -- he -- perform like that again.
-- -- moving rapidly to the second -- back to find out how.
Play out the president has got to be on his game -- this next debate or it could slide even more form.
This is a big choice election and the defectors who we saw was even if he changes his style.
Political tactics the present settles on -- being in his best interest for -- -- can't change his record and you can't change his policies I think race is very close I think the wind is at governor Romney's back -- -- clearly the men and you can see it on them on the trail you can see it in the in the data.
The reality of the race on the ground is that we're ahead is a little bit narrower than it was before the last debate.
But we feel good about where we are -- we've got a great ground game going and we have a great debate on Tuesday and the following week.
Respect governor Ron -- -- a great debate to his great salesman.
That's what he did as a professional.
And he's very very good at it.
Look I know your TV screens -- -- These debates.
Are giving us the ability.
Cut through the clutter and give people a very clear choice.
That's what we're offering.
The race is razor sharp close much is at stake for both Canada says they take to the stage tomorrow for debate number two.
Portrait of the house Newt Gingrich joins us nice to -- you -- good to -- -- -- is this debate -- couldn't be as critical as I -- -- suggested.
That could be.
My guess is the president will do somewhat better than last time because it would be.
Friend to be as bad as he was last time my guess is Romney will be about as good as he was last time because he's been very trained.
Very thoughtful person who -- who gets worries at.
So I think you'll come out tomorrow night -- there was a tie or with a slight Romney advantage on top of what happens that'll carry the race on -- one more week.
If Obama does command against my expectations.
And is as bad as he was last week than the first debate.
Then this is over I mean he.
How could he have -- and -- as last time.
Well -- -- first of all the facts are moving against him and I've I describe this race right now the problem for Obama is five words unemployment.
Gasoline -- guys -- in big bird.
And I think that those five words and up to a very hard sell for him.
Then guys he gets worse and worse and worse the lies get deeper and deeper in fact.
In the last vice presidential debate Vice President Biden -- of lying about Syria to lying about Ben Ghazi so -- just his deeper and deeper.
The -- unemployment stays bad.
And we now learned that the one of the reasons unemployment looked better for one week was in California hadn't filed 33000 jobs which is truly weird.
Then you look at gasoline prices California was -- -- did.
A gallon last week.
And then you look at the fact of liberalism has been reduced to hiding behind a TV series which makes 800 million dollars in gross revenue and it's 94% of its money from the private sector.
And yet that becomes the last stand of Obama is hot.
It is the strategy since the last campaign largely -- have been -- been good to criticize governor Romney sends a liar.
And I suspect that what will happen tomorrow night is that the president may come out exactly the -- is a liar but is gonna do everything to ban may do that the message the American people.
Can he do that without looking like a bully or petty himself why don't they.
Obama will look like a bully -- -- -- -- Romney can stand up to him so that he has that potential.
I think that.
The challenge he has is that that he.
Essentially Obama cases degenerated to yes the president is inadequate the Romney be worse -- that's part of it on his base is basic message.
Romney has a much easier job and Romney can say.
Now the American people deserve to know the truth about -- -- -- what happened.
Why did you send the UN ambassador out to five different shows to say something that was false then and he's been on the campaign trail being that direct.
Romney can say the -- gasoline is -- -- And and -- bomb Melinda and a semi and it's all the oil companies fall.
But Obama's got to face the fact if you're an average everyday American -- of your truck driver or if you buy things at the grocery store.
The -- gasoline is two.
And I think that's why -- -- that you see in this race gradually BK from Obama's standpoint.
He he can't get above 50%.
The countries had for years to get to know who he is and if you're the incumbent president and you can't get above 50%.
You have a big problem three weeks out.
Right he said that the unemployment rate has gone down from eight point 127 point eight net and I recognized fact that California was late report and it would have some impact the -- so he has that to point out.
He's got the fact that dead the -- -- auto industry says they -- the auto industry that the unemployment level in the state of Ohio below the national average so Ohio which is such important state -- this.
Is doing pro profoundly better than for instance the state of Nevada -- some other State's unemployment.
He does have some things that he can play at duke and he goes back the fact this is elected on an -- -- hours at you know that he inherited a mess nobody denies that and he says it takes awhile to get out of the mess that we're trending in the right direction that's his argument tomorrow night.
While that show that that'll be his argument look people are gonna have to do is look at and say all right do I think four more years of Obama.
Will be better than four years of Obama.
And four years of Obama's is the worst recovery since the Great Depression the -- -- just that it has gone up two dollars a gallon since he became president.
The fact is that.
Then guys he is utterly inexplicable.
And indeed the answers they've given are false and misleading and now we had -- hiding behind Hillary Clinton I mean.
You know he's hiding behind John Kerry in the first debate he's hiding behind George W.
Bush on the economy now is hiding behind Hillary Clinton on -- -- he.
-- what point other main campaigner in chief.
Going to Las Vegas to raise money immediately after an American -- killed.
-- what point does Obama take some responsibility.
For having been on the White House for four years.
NYC so close of polls of the good the picture you paint is of the worst possible president -- -- his right mind could vote form.
Yet the polls are incredibly close.
Part of -- is frankly the weakness of the Republican Party and reaching out to a wide range of minority groups.
If if if you look at values.
Latinos are dramatically more conservative than their vote for Obama African Americans.
Are dramatically more conservative than their vote for Obama and part of that's Republican party's fault.
Part of it is the residual effect of the elite media has worked overtime to prop up Obama over and over and over again.
I think that's what he's sued to have argument about candy -- -- tomorrow night didn't and whether or not we you -- you ought to be actually following the rules and only having a town hall meeting.
Not having the moderator tried to define things.
And then part of that is that Obama is an attractive person this is and this is a pleasant person with a nice family -- -- good smile that people really wanted to have succeed.
And I think a lot of Americans.
We're very proud to have elected an African American president.
Thought that it says something about the nature of America -- we are in fact a truly inclusive country and they really wanted him to succeed.
And I think it hurts them to say you know I just can't vote for you again.
Tonight ten news out of Peru sector of state Hillary Clinton travelling and she -- the number of interviews with on different news organizations.
And she said essentially.
And bush insistence that she did say the buck stops here meeting with her about what happened and -- you laugh.
Why -- two levels first of all.
The buck stops with the president that was Harry Truman's line and she lost the nomination she's not president.
Mean given the -- -- President Obama should be given allies that we -- a man is the president signed it but secondly.
You know you have to admire the clintons.
Bill and Hillary Clinton have done more to help reelect Barack Obama than Barack Obama has.
The turning point and and and in this campaign it's a convention was Bill Clinton's speech.
Why now why didn't why didn't that day because -- if you go back to 08 is a rather nasty -- contest between them and in fact there.
I think President Bill Clinton wasn't bad of his called a racist that one point but he certainly felt like is being called them.
Look I think first of all bill Clement is the best political performer of our generation.
And something clicks in and takes over when he gets on the field -- -- quarterback.
Like question Robert Griffin the third run for 76 yards for a touchdown that was -- and -- -- was -- that was a great moment redskin history and the fact in effect in NFL history.
And the -- Bill Clinton gets on a stage.
He is just remarkable.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Kansas she lies she'd love why did it mean maybe the buck does stop wither on the.
-- she's -- she's a team player she has been Obama's secretary of state for almost four years as a team player this is I think this is who she's always been.
She's gonna take a bullet for the team what is -- what is disgraceful.
Is it agreed to push the president and the vice president are prepared to be dishonest with the American people and high and I think tomorrow we -- nor much.
The president had as it has a month of dishonesty to answer for have been does -- For a solid month he has said things that are not true the vice president has said things that are not -- and I.
Love calling Romney a liar -- -- -- the irony of it -- and it's the nature of the business to say.
You know I don't know why you're lying about it being daytime when we all know that it's -- even if you're saying in the middle of the day.
And if you do well and I feel people decide gee why is he writing about it being -- them.
You know I think that's just that they're very good at this.
But I think in the end facts matter.
And I think in the end the problem that Obama has is the facts of unemployment matter the facts of gasoline prices matter the facts have been does -- matter.
And the facts of big -- matter and the facts are.
You don't want to borrow money from the Chinese to prop up government programs you can afford.
Should President Obama have addressed the nation and what happening and guys see in all the sort of -- -- -- -- -- a crazy story about the protest the videos of when not with the event happen on the 11 September even on 18% David Letterman still pushing the video and the truck.
Worse than that.
He wants the United Nations and I think he mentions the -- six times in his speech the United Nations -- a calculated.
President Obama cannot bring himself to tell the truth about radical Islam even when it is killing Americans.
I that I finally find out why.
-- do you mean I have to ask you why haven't had any idea to -- here that's a psychological question.
I think you go back and -- his Cairo speech you read what he said when the Koran as being -- you read what he says about this video.
You read what he said about the the the major who killed people post and I did a movie.
America at risk to which we walked right through the whole Fort Hood killing.
The Obama administration has never once admitted that that was an act of Islamic radicalism.
Because I violates them because they -- model is that.
Killing bin Laden ended the game.
And therefore it's over and if you -- -- -- gee wasn't that a pretty big al-Qaeda team and then Ghazi.
That bishops all of that don't all of their arguments and and it's a little little mistake the Jorge -- W bush made when he was on the aircraft carrier mission accomplished.
This is a deeper harder war that is -- -- go on for maybe fifty or seventy years.
There are people out there who hate us they want to destroy us.
We can say we're gonna we're gonna give up the war that's fine the war remain I'd give us.
And I think that Obama doesn't want to deal with that his friends on the left can't bring themselves even talk about it.
And the result is they try to cut deals with with the organization of Islamic cooperation.
Which is basically dedicated to Islamist supremacy.
It's that governor Romney people say quote he's a good debater I don't know what that means but that what do what do you expect -- -- tomorrow night you know -- using whoever wins is considered good debater but what's okay.
Plus -- was very prescient about that she said this because I debated -- a lot and I think most of debates I want them to the base of matter in Florida.
He had done his homework he had changed his style he came in on offense he stayed on offense I could not knock him off.
His track and she said before the first debate.
If he comes -- and is as aggressive and as clear with Obama as he wasn't -- he's gonna win now -- neither she nor I expected was that Obama wouldn't show up.
Mean that if you go back and look at that debate the lack of energy the lack of focus the lack of preparation on Obama's part was beyond any.
While -- and when he's president -- will be in good at a speed and being -- still strong after what happened to him.
I I think.
He spent four years in the cocoon of the White House.
He spent four years of people slavishly telling them you're doing great it's a brilliant you're wonderful you magnificent.
That last -- so fabulous.
And nobody won and then and John Kerry but I think probably didn't who's who's a pretty good debater.
Nobody broke through the -- and -- them.
You know this is going to be one on one and frankly you're in real danger of having Sony -- your tail and you better go in their -- full speed because Mitt Romney.
People forget Romney went to Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School in parallel at the same time.
This is a Smart hard working disciplined person.
And he wants to be president.
And he looked the other night like a guy who wants to be president and Obama looked a little bit late George H.
Bush in 1992 looking at his watch.
You had this sense from Obama that perhaps you want to make him president again he'll be glad to serve but it's not a big deal.
It has closing was it was a -- don't have to listen if you watch is closing you know they say you know it's your turn any kind of goes well.
You know I said for years ago I wouldn't be perfect and I guess.
Governor Romney who had had him -- perfect and but you know I've I've there are a lot of things I'd like to do if you'd like me development look at the body language and the the the -- And the lack of energy in that closing statement this is a guy who's been beaten he knows he's been beaten and he just wants to get off stage.
speaker thank you sir didn't do it -- here.
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