Who advanced campaign priorities more at final debate?
Assessing Romney, Obama performances
- Duration 4:35
- Date Oct 23, 2012
Assessing Romney, Obama performances
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-- for a fair and balanced debate Simon Rosenberg president and founder of Indiana also a former Clinton Campaign advisor.
Ron -- Jane is with us as well on the right of your screen former communications director -- former house speaker Dennis pastor.
All right Simon to you first it.
It's it's who one question but also it's a question about who advance their campaign priorities the most give us your take.
Sure every every poll and every focus group done last night had Barack Obama winning the debate and I think you know the Democrats who very good today.
We won three out of the last four debates we feel like we've got momentum going his final two weeks.
And I think it's very hard to argue that Mitt Romney had a good night I know that Charles Krauthammer did you know made it.
Valiant effort to show that he he had a good night but there's just no polling data that's evident of that.
And I think this should say that he had an adequate performance he passed the threshold.
You wanna come in this -- debate and do a good job you wanna come out of this thing momentum you're troops fired up.
This is not the case for the Republicans today so I think Democrats feel confident -- -- the Electoral College two thirds of the pulls out last week have.
Obama ahead by two or three points -- they would feel pretty good but we know this is going to be close and it's going to be.
A tough fight again.
-- you you also want to come out of a debate like that Ron not scaring people and and friends and we just spoke with Wendy Biondi who was anonymous.
And undecided voter attended the second debate she said she liked what Romney had to say last night.
Right I mean if you if you look at what Mitt Romney did is is he he won the debate I'm I'm what he needed to do which is to look.
In the polls say that he -- that he bit the polling says.
That he can handle the role as commander in chief.
By far and away they were sixty to 36%.
And what he didn't do is take debate that the president laid off from -- -- arguments on.
Serious details regarding foreign policy -- -- it was so aggressive against Mitt Romney because he knows Mitt Romney has the momentum now going into the election.
He's trying desperately to stop -- momentum and -- -- Mitt Romney and try to make him unlikable right now Mitt Romney is now.
Going off in the next two weeks is going very very well.
In fact you know -- stories just on the Drudge Report talking about Democrats possibly pulling the Obama campaign possibly pulling out of North Carolina.
In the president's comments regarding the navy -- devastating to the battleground state of Virginia where have all those navy workers and -- here.
What what about that -- and I mean in Virginia is a critical state this time around him and do you think that the president lost -- -- naval boats any navy veterans any active duty navy personnel as a result of what he had to say about the name.
President didn't attack the navy last night and I think any assertion that he did -- -- farcical and -- does not -- people paying attention when he said.
But he said as we have a more modern navy we have more effective capacity is you can't -- just based on this -- the number of boats you have been on on the force that we can project.
We have nuclear submarines -- -- aircraft carriers we didn't have those things 7080.
Years ago so I think the president was affirming.
That's Smart strategic investments in modernizing our navy has made it even more effective.
And more lethal than it was seventy or eighty years ago so I don't think he lost anybody in in the navy the Marines I think the real problem for Mitt Romney last night.
Was what -- said about leadership.
I mean what we want -- our leaders is to be steady and strong he was all over the place changing his positions.
We want our leaders to be honest and truthful to us.
He lied repeatedly on national television last night and I think that on the leadership test he failed the leadership test all right he lost the debate.
All right give us your take on the president's points -- Well I asked reversible Obama compared the navy to allow horses have been ads that we don't use anymore which I -- was really staying which I think there'll be a lot of ads.
And -- -- -- about drivers I think that that mr.
Annan bring me one -- okay -- rotten Kid Rock me.
It again he has momentum president tried to take government away and just couldn't do what you could see the president trying to get under Mitt Romney's skin with.
With sound bites.
You know regarding his foreign policy and it and it wasn't working all right -- hey look like somebody you know if you look at if you had no idea who is president or not president it'll look like Mitt Romney was president.
The President Obama was wins the challenge well.
-- it always takes a few days for these things to sink in we'll see what the polls show us say next week but it was an interesting night and that's the last one for this campaign cycle Simon Rosenberg Rahman Jeanne thanks for reference back to some --