Candidates have fun at each other's expense
Panel reacts to Alfred E. Smith Memorial dinner
- Duration 11:39
- Date Oct 18, 2012
Panel reacts to Alfred E. Smith Memorial dinner
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-- we continue on Hannity and you just saw our governor Mitt Romney and president Barack Obama at the Alfred E.
Smith dinner in New York City which is a fun event well known and what we will have a say who won this because I haven't heard from the though Mitt Romney was much.
I I was thinking is that President Obama better hope this election goes his way because I don't think he's gonna win on last comic standing.
Yes -- -- a flat I think that's that's the show we were trying to get a hold up.
Yeah they did have one good line -- -- well governor Romney is the middle name is actually admit gee I wish I could use my middle -- yes I was very funny you know there's.
-- funny and I thought he had more than one good -- but I did so I read I did say during the break late -- -- I can be objective and I just didn't think his pacing in his timing.
You know was as good as the governor Romney's and timing comedy also he doesn't look like he's having any fun at all and you remember and -- and that the -- of which don't have this in 2008.
One of the things that happened was that they came back -- that he had a terrible week on the campaign trail.
-- -- what's wrong with him mean President Obama at the time senator and is that he's just not having any fun out there on the campaign trail and that's when then in my successor Robert Gibbs.
Went out on a campaign tries I'll take a week in any ended up and I can't -- campaign trail for four months of that because it made him feel better.
I -- of the -- love the big bird line Greta rose sixty trillion enjoined and I had a couple impressions one book it's hard not to like politician was being self deprecating man I like the middle of Obama's remarks of some good stuff in there.
But I struck by how how large that first debate -- he kept on coming back down again and again and again.
I did think Romney was Whittier and also this sort of forms -- more important for Romney because.
Obama already has -- reputation his -- into the sparkling personality in this great speaker.
Mitt Romney's best to be the -- so when he goes out there and he's self deprecating talks about wearing a white tie that's what they Wear casually around the house ways and I wanted to date what and a prayer and the -- for 65 years or so yeah warriors.
That's really great stuff and people -- used to seeing Romney and that notes has more valuable for well it's also pretty good when he said well I have and Romney has Bill Clinton.
I was and those and other related to hire plot that's been written about about written before today I think the -- that probably it was written and it.
That president Obama took some shots from governor Romney that was -- that we're very pointed the water into -- comments -- -- you know the first -- and I love those 12 punches -- -- wine into water but you know very funny.
And the president probably his final months now and he has so much to do so little time so much three distribute that.
Took a lot a lot of shots at Joseph Biden and.
Yes and it good idea that was I honestly that was very nice I found it to be funny quite frankly but this isn't gonna lead to -- -- it I'd I'd bet money nobody is going to set.
How many vote for that guy because you know he's -- he's -- comedian not I.
They don't write IRS now learn all of -- -- I think this is bigger I think in the political context is a fun night it's for charity that senator senator won nineteen days out of a campaign.
People watching this closely.
And I think you're right because there -- been this caricature of -- to go back to the earlier part of your analysis tonight.
And this -- of Mitt Romney Bain Capital rich out of touch.
And not only did people see too serious Smart and good ideas -- was not this guy that they had painted him into -- debate.
But also self deprecating funny somebody that probably -- -- to.
Leslie is right -- it's gonna vote on this but it's a couple more brush strokes.
And at the trail of Romney that's been building over the last couple weeks that's very important.
Funny it what I like he has the wind at his back now and it also -- tells people that that the people ask this question.
Cannot stand this guy my living room for the next four years to the question and you know the first debate so I thought maybe I could second debate that tonight I -- it's funny I could have an.
And I am apparently important effort but we wanted to be -- our let's go to some of the polls -- come out tonight we got the new Gallup poll 52.
Which is a significant margin -- once you've -- that 50% mark as we pointed out earlier Karl Rove that said.
In fact that -- -- lost beat a 50% this late in the campaign then we have the Susquehanna polling and research -- -- Pennsylvania.
The governor Romney and then within striking distance to move anywhere between two and four points but in this poll just out later tonight 4945.
That's governor Romney.
What we'd make it.
Honestly whenever I see a poll with the president is up whether it be on a national level or state or Mitt Romney is -- nationally your state I need to see more than one.
OK first of all second of all that.
-- anything on the national level.
For for more I am left or right.
I need to see that in the swing states.
And right now on just looking out I'm I'm really looking -- -- I think you know you always have to even though Gallup is the most prestigious polling company in organization in the nation US have to average amount of hers Scott Rasmussen are friendly -- very much.
Say in the polls US have to look at the commonalities and information on the key commonality and his national tracking polls no one else has -- Romney 52.
But everyone else has -- -- their 454647.
The average amounts -- 4647.
And incumbent president.
At that level three weeks before an election -- -- -- terrible predicament.
I agree with that part let's look at something on The Daily Show taped a segment.
With President Obama today that it is not been aired but this was released in terms of a quote that he -- talking about.
The -- Ghazi consulate where he's actually quoted as saying here's what I'll say -- four Americans get killed it's not optimal.
Now American crossroads came out with a brand new -- today let me show you that on top of these -- comments came out tonight watch this.
You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror.
It was not a -- -- -- -- demonstration is that what you're saying please -- government.
It is in response.
A video Internet video that we had nothing to do with -- that was spontaneous was it a planned attack was terror terrorist elements -- This is -- response to the hateful and offensive video video and it's.
Influence on protests -- in Thailand coming out in response is it's the video.
-- unrest apparently precipitated some of the best thing -- royals sparks at all.
Reaction to this city the media was -- precipitating cause you.
Unless specifically in Libya might take advantage of the situation that was brought about initially as a response to the video in question.
It's -- -- because the outrage over the video.
You're totally correct but -- -- two weeks telling us this was about a tape.
And that there was a week you know this riot outside would have been -- console which there wasn't there.
Natural protests that -- because of the outrage over the video.
What did you know when did you know it.
How powerful -- effective I think the best thing that.
The Romney campaign can do our American crossroads appear against the current administration is just let their own words speak for themselves and -- people decide.
What the truth was.
They did not say was a terror attack.
Until -- did not even on the fourth of fourteen days later.
It's happened on the eleventh on the 25 on the view point blank -- they are asked President Obama he says well we don't know yet.
So the president was wrong in the debate.
-- well no not would the what he said in the Rose Garden but I think that honestly this administration and this is not being partisan to me this is just.
You know being an American as an American all -- -- along with probably all of you want transparency but I wanna to a degree.
This is not always time to be transparent you just -- throw something off of it's not true you have to invest.
America -- that we are Americans were killed and you don't lie to the American -- I just so that.
I'm being dishonest about a terror attack in the Indian media run up to an election is a huge.
Deal and but the sad it's a little bit today cleanup because -- -- did not make this.
Point in the cleanest way.
In the debate but a very effectively points out that.
If the president was really saying Ben Ghazi -- -- the premeditated terror attack and Rose Garden which he wasn't.
Which he tried to create that impression and debate.
Then why did everyone go on and on for two weeks saying it was the product of a spontaneous.
And -- nine I don't -- -- -- -- an American citizen.
For a probation violation about a video they've blamed him.
For the fourth or doesn't the Odessa for America and they -- a video maker that turns out not to be true and it turns out that they knew it wasn't true but I just I don't think well.
-- -- -- -- there there is a fifteen minute tape.
All of this what happened this night it's available State Department wants that real time I have confirmed tonight I can say a 100% that tape exists.
And a transcript of them.
Is available will the American people see this before.
The election takes place but let me throw -- one out of -- had before get to that.
This kind of makes fun of the fact that the president.
I felt a lot of Far East not to interest to network part of his job he likes golf and ask the ball and traveling.
What -- -- Sometimes Barack Obama seems to confuse being president -- being on spring break.
Since taking office he's played more than a hundred rounds of golf.
While Americans struggle to find jobs and save their homes Barack Obama was too busy playing round after round after round of golf.
Even had to be pulled off the golf course when the operation -- Osama bin Laden was under way.
-- gas prices have soared and our national debt has exploded.
Obama seems to busy trying to be that cool -- Yeah picking it up the TV stars in Hollywood celebrities.
And when our ambassador in three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack Libya Obama refused to cancel his fund raising party in Las Vegas.
It's time to retire the beer summit spring break presidency.
It's time to put the adults back in charge of America.
The campaign to defeat Obama that is responsible for the -- and.
The most subtle -- ever and ever every golfer out there -- front like did not break it -- you can play golf you -- governor rounds in your life I haven't got those thumbnails on.
A holiday I think -- -- last Thanksgiving and I've been trying to improve my swing I.
And I hit 200 balls that day because I had nothing to do it sounds like a -- -- present United States I could do this every single day I think.
I have a time at the I don't.
I have an added -- people admit I'd agree with me obviously but I don't think that this or are quite frankly even the last that are going to be that effective because one.
I think you could fit in my hands now -- number of people that are undecided to neither of them really appeal to women which both of them really need to go four and three.
If you look years ago at the swift boat ads.
Those were very effective.
Because they -- very strong and very shocking this isn't saying anything new you know what I mean and Americans that -- -- -- other so I I don't find the ads very fact.
As soon as something becomes a Saturday Night Live joke like the president's -- that's when you -- as a staff.
Be advising the principle that I think you're gonna have to take a day off today and you're -- plenty of time for golf in the future but today is just not the day there are so many that -- Wendy's.
That's molded to minister now live or die inside and outside activities of these big trip to New York go to Broadway can and do that guys have been a lot of fun has -- -- -- thank you all --