Good-natured barbs or serious digs?
Talking Points 10/19
- Duration 3:36
- Date Oct 19, 2012
Talking Points 10/19
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Hi Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight good natured barbs -- serious digs that as -- subject of this evening's talking points memo President Obama and governor -- attended the Al Smith dinner here in New York City last night.
That's a charitable exposition run by Catholic cardinal Timothy dole.
Millions of dollars were raised and everybody -- to be having a good time.
Of course I'm I'm pleased that the president -- here.
We were chatting pleasantly this evening as -- Tuesday night ever happen.
I -- that of course to the cardinal he has.
It's taken New York's highest spiritual authority to get us back on our best behavior.
I was actually hoping the president would bring Joseph Biden along this evening.
As President Obama surveys the Waldorf banquet room.
With everyone and white tie and finery.
You have to wonder what he's thinking.
So little time.
So much to redistribute the it's not about the disagreements governor.
Name -- actually -- is his middle name.
Wish -- -- use my middle name.
I went to school here in New York.
At a wonderful experience here.
Just Central Park but -- going -- old Yankee Stadium.
The house that Ruth built although.
Not -- that.
-- W bush believes that kind of stuff is -- the -- we all know how intense -- competitive the election is would have a few laughs over it.
Shows that our democracy.
I applaud the president the governor and the cardinal.
But now back to reality before he went to the Al Smith dinner the president take the Jon Stewart show.
I would say even you would admit it was not the optimal.
Response at least to the American people as far as us all being on the same -- -- here you can be here's what I'll say yeah.
If -- were Americans get killed it's not optimal right and we're gonna fix brand and follow all of it all of -- Now by using the word optimal mr.
Obama has upset some people who don't like -- they are saying that his.
Optimal description shows he's -- sensitive to the murders of the four Americans in Libya I disagree.
I think mr.
Obama simply playing off -- description and -- remark was in context.
However there is a strange detachment in play here.
From the very beginning President Obama was not fully engaged after he learned of the assassinations.
He went to Vegas to campaign.
We now know the CIA told the Obama administration early on what happened -- -- -- was an organized terror attack.
If the president would not hold a press conference and say that instead as UN ambassador in his press spokesperson openly misled the public why.
Makes no sense.
And even now mr.
Obama remains nebulous foggy.
About the entire situation.
So here's a deal.
Hold the -- press conference Mr.
President lay everything out there.
Obama fails to do that over the weekend Mitt Romney has a huge opportunity with the foreign policy debate coming up on Monday.
We need answers.
Romney should demand that.
-- -- some.