Beckel vs. O'Reilly on Romney's undecided voter odds
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- Duration 6:00
- Date Oct 17, 2012
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-- -- the impact segment tonight a pal Frank Luntz conducted a focus group after the debate last night the setting was Las Vegas the folks undecided voters.
How many of you -- for Barack Obama in 2008 raise your hands.
A whole lot of these people how many if you are staying with Barack Obama in 2012.
So how many -- you switch and it now supporting Mitt Romney.
In 2012 raise your hands if -- around the people.
I Nevada a crucial state for both candidates would this now Democrat -- of the five -- that.
So you shaking your head and we're much like honestly thought I -- nice to be the polling business and I have a rather respect lunch that does not the way to do folks who is you know -- you know like the ways -- -- -- -- rise to the standard and your show bill that doesn't rise now.
Why is Israel and -- -- -- challenge some regular folks you don't I bug summit due to closure does not stand in front of people.
As sort of go be a cheerleader and did focus groups you sit behind the -- -- -- And listen to a people say in French case he gets out there and becomes.
The center -- even lunch intimidated these people I think Luntz is a Republican who very much want to see the and so they wanted to.
These these people wonder please Frank Luntz I think that would -- who were chosen.
I would -- a little suspicious about how do you think once you think he was I -- -- -- -- -- -- -- started this -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It is it's fine it's -- good -- I don't believe -- second I think -- as an honest thing he may be rooting one way or the other.
But there isn't a person on the face of the earth who wants to please frank -- not -- you know that's that's that's for sure that right so you're all seasons the last -- on on I.
I -- a boat going forward here -- My talking points memo perhaps most brilliant you've ever seen nothing like that and I don't know when -- and I go.
Wrong where you are wrong was when you went through you had the greatest moment for Mitt Romney was.
You've failed on the planet you fail on the issue film they feel and didn't come up with -- it over arching.
Who improved way of saying how he was gonna deal -- a that is a problem yeah it does now he doesn't what you asked if you were asked the question by you.
That he would have he was asked a question he was asked a question about his tax plan of course she ducks and get a -- this last night and look.
You got you gotten I don't know fifty million people watching the debate they're not all Ph.D.s in political science they take impressions and the impression that Romney wants to give.
Is that President Obama is a failure economically and that the way he did it was effective you know it.
What have been let me tell you for people to replace incumbent president is a very big step for them.
And to replace him as somebody they don't know or have no idea what he's gonna do and -- cases the guys that nobody really as firm grip on I'm not sure.
People around -- firm -- That's not -- that's not an invalid point you're making because the incumbent and especially guys personally like right Barack Obama -- and George W.
He he in 2004.
Capitalize on they liked him personally like -- better than Kerry and that's what I think put him back yet but here we have fear in the air.
People are dissatisfied.
With the way things are going.
And so it's it's on -- need to basically light that fuse.
It's not good it's getting worse it's getting worse make people more frightened so they goal.
Against the incumbent people say that every day.
Pundits politicians they -- -- the same thing with the differences Rodney she was next couple weeks he needs to begin this layout.
An overarching -- definitely gonna do we get -- zillions a dollars to have to.
To run on -- disputed TV ads where he runs TV ads and on the new X Wednesday but in the debate.
See I think he gets in trouble when he goes small boy I think -- I thought that party you know was when -- really gets -- -- it to this little -- and only cares about all he has to continue to say is.
-- I present I was and I sky doesn't always know what does it always do with the Condit isn't always who delineated -- the only the only point is that people are gonna say you know what you're doing it.
Harsh but it's not not.
At all you can't let off the fact -- uterus is under president with somebody got to make sure you know that somebody it's what you make it a mistake and it's a tragic is an idiot angles it's great you are you want to have the democratic party's leading intellectual lights.
It's not a referendum on the -- on me it's a referendum on Barack Obama exactly right so -- doesn't have to -- that -- all of us to do is closer -- I -- I'm going to do if you think as a region with all the problems Barack Obama has and the economy and everything -- that Mitt Romney is still tied with a if you had a decent candidate they should have a five or seven point lead back.
I'll answer that question in the sense that.
What you just said it's hard to dislodge a guy you know for four years.
In spin and place of another guy you don't really know that -- -- Anderson but if you demonize the guy in.
-- Hoover all right Jimmy Carter.
The vote is going to be against Obama rather than floor -- I think the Obama -- has a very good job of demonizing Mitt Romney and I don't think people like the got very much well then why he's surged the last three way well because he did have a structural change in the election and because of that change people's minds it change people's minds.