Will 'closing statements' on the campaign trail matter?
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 4:52
- Date Oct 23, 2012
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And let out a planet.
And middle class secured it a little bit men.
-- proud to talk about what that.
-- my plan.
Actually well -- American ball.
This is -- status quo candidacy.
His -- a a message of going forward but the same policies the last four years.
And that's why his campaign -- is slipping and that's why ours is gaining so much steam.
Well -- Obama campaign putting out a glossy brochure.
And his new.
Portfolio if you will but I'm not sure if many analysts looking at it would say it's a new plan -- back -- the panel AB a lot of the things in there.
We've heard before.
-- perhaps package differently but.
We've heard them before this is -- reaction to panics.
Can't play in the democratic ranks in the last few weeks it.
People in the debate was slipping in the polls and that the criticism.
I'm Romney and Ryan that he didn't have a plan was really you know was resonating -- hasn't.
A legitimate one and it was gonna -- the president and he was really under pressure come up.
With this plan they holds up now as if it's been you know a plan for six months and they've been handing out it.
The next two weeks are not about the plan their about the ground operation and the intensity on the Republican side is so much greater.
And the enthusiasm on the democratic side that.
President Obama really disapprove now that his ground game that he's an argument for -- happened -- spectacular is truly second to none because of it's not he's gonna lose.
-- that is really a question of finding those voters who are soft supporters they're disappointed.
But they don't wanna support Romney but they're happy to stay home and getting in the polls and without them and only makes it.
-- worked for all of the criticism about Mitt Romney not having specifics and Paul Ryan not having specifics if you look through this pamphlet.
-- there's a question about specifics about the president's plan.
And on entitlement reform on on a lot of different.
Things get a different is it which candidate has specifics the differences who's in media.
Basically pastor until they provide specifics the president has never offered specifics on entitlement reform Medicare reform the driver of our debt.
Any of those things and he story gets away with -- gets a pass.
I think -- the more important I mean we see the president we've seen the Obama campaign we've seen Obama administration do this.
Before that they think that it's a communication problem not a substance problems so they repackage it and at present in different ways they give you -- glossy.
That's not the problem here I think the problem here is the substance the problem here's the record.
And one of the most important lines I think we've heard in the past couple weeks was the one you played for Mitt Romney.
Where he is now making the argument I expected to continue to do this for the next two weeks.
That Barack Obama is the status quo candidate that Mitt Romney is that is the candidate of change he's the candidate of reform.
That's what the president is doing.
Is what's not been working and I think that's going to be pretty effective argument especially if he labels -- exactly that way.
Charles it seems the president has come -- this new slogan that Mitt Romney has this affliction Romney Asia.
And the severe outbreak last night to stage three -- Asia he gets a lot of laps on the stump.
What about the closing argument for the present in the last two weeks in what you expect to see from him.
When you closing argument is holding up a velocity -- where there's nothing in it.
And saying I read a plan -- You've got nothing.
The fact is they try their ideology of the first term they went with the stimulus.
-- with Obama -- everywhere -- regulation that was everything.
And they had an economy that's the worst recovery since the Second World -- and it is slowing.
And so I think an offer he's not gonna -- he could've done -- Clinton and gone back to the center as you did in 96 and sort of -- regulated -- proposal lot of centrist that's not Obama's not -- we.
And he doesn't have an agenda everybody knows it.
And he's run on -- Romney and that worked.
Because he had all the money and there were no answers to all those ads until the that the first debate and he's run out of ideas that's his.
Hope I don't know what his closing arguments going to be I think that they're gonna it may only turn out as a result of fear if they really -- -- Iran resurgent.
They're much there is probably a better chance to get them into the car.
That they're gonna actually -- And if not.
Then then I don't think enough of them turn out for him and -- -- -- a real problem closing the gap.
That is it.