Stakes high as nominees prepare for round two
California Congresswoman Karen Bass weighs in
- Duration 4:58
- Date Oct 16, 2012
California Congresswoman Karen Bass weighs in
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Yeah I thought yeah.
All right I.
The president early today elated at Virginia retreat he was informed that his wife had voted I guess it's -- -- -- -- -- for him.
Have never had a spouse is not voted for.
-- that would be kind of -- newsmaker right there on the big you know.
-- to the president being able to.
Cultivated an image here Ronald Reagan was very adept at this as well there -- a lot of follow questions on that and Hillary Clinton and whether -- Taken a hit on this Libya thing on his behalf to ignore those questions have focused on the ones.
That they like.
Candidates do that that's there won't.
Are we have a congressman Karen Aston has unified city -- when -- reminded me that it includes product wouldn't.
At the 20th Century Fox senator and fox studios territory since I guess I should be terrible content back on.
Do you think I was -- it raising visit John Sununu earlier of how and whether it comes -- and you were reminded me like -- That this is a venue where it's it's tough to get nasty.
Does the president need to get nasty doesn't need to get my -- in your face Joseph Biden's.
I don't think he needs to get -- -- I think that it'll be very important for him to point out the differences.
His position and governor Romney has and I think it's also going to be very important to point out governor Romney's inconsistencies.
And and I think interacting with the audience and connecting with the audience is something that he does very well.
You know they always say -- -- -- -- right on the surveys congressman that.
You don't want it here too negative or did deflects.
An average Americans question.
-- -- into a theme or narrative of Iran because.
Not only will the questioners in that room -- -- -- probably -- nervous -- -- -- but people at -- we'll -- -- right so it's a delicate -- again.
But the president almost has to be on offense tonight because of this is I think generally agreed anemic performance a couple of weeks ahead as he -- -- Well I think that in the town hall format you can directly answer the question that the person S.
But then you can go into what you want to talk about beyond that.
But I do think it's very important to answer with the person -- what you have an opportunity to get your peace and to.
The you know what's interesting to right now notice it's almost more important when you're not the one being yes there's cameras -- was looking.
On the opponent where the opponents in the -- -- 92 when we had Ross Perot and and what if we had -- -- senior -- and he famously of course looking at -- wants it and so.
We look at how they react to write if they make it sorted expressions -- looked in the case the president downer somber but that's -- -- -- we in the media over so.
Well I think we in the media over it assesses -- and pick sure because actually you know I was watching the debate and I -- have a different response then.
What everybody did afterwards I thought the president was very thoughtful.
I thought Romney seemed a little hyper -- -- I thought it was interrupting the moderator a lot of interest but you know this then afterwards was so strong.
They even though I felt differently when I was watching it after I heard the spin it -- That's what I asked -- this room gets crazy right could then afterwards they all sorts -- did you see early on did not did you see we look now.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well I think it is important because you know at -- the viewer turns off the TV immediately after the debate is over.
Then they -- what they're left with this the spent.
And -- of course -- we'll -- be there spending now.
You're one of those has been navigating and across the island and and not up to warn and and we're gonna have to seed and a -- of who wins this election about what to make of -- can't -- you think we can and you work well with Republicans they would you.
But not too many creatures like that it wants it these days.
I don't mean that as a negative you know I mean like I didn't comradery is -- not in the.
-- I do and I just think -- it's really important because these issues that we are going to be facing right after the election we have to get so much done before the end of the year frankly we have to get so manipulated it's that sort of past -- loans and -- it all the stuff that we should have done these last -- can be done what -- once or another six -- well I think it has to be done but I do think depending on the outcome of the election and you know we're not talking just about the presidential but the senate and the house -- as to whether -- that we make definite decisions -- aware that we delay it by 3060 or ninety days they -- Congresswoman a real pleasure thank you very very much -- have an exact schedule we'll see your reaction times.
And it's like about it.
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