Scoring the candidates' campaigns following last debate
Who won the week in politics?
- Duration 4:59
- Date Oct 26, 2012
Who won the week in politics?
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America's election headquarters now your destination for the 2012.
Campaign this is a very tight race between President Obama and governor Romney.
So who won the week.
Let's ask Bob Beckel a co host of the five -- on Fox News Channel and a former democratic campaign manager.
Ed Rollins also has managed a multitude of Republican campaigns.
Let's take a look guys at your tally to this point because I think that's important.
We would ever since we started this little feature we went back took a look -- you say that Mitt Romney has won six weeks.
Barack Obama has won three and one you put as a -- -- -- from coming from the democratic side you might see it a little differently you say governor Romney has won two President Obama won five.
And you ranked three of them -- -- Let's get I was stuck in Pittsburgh last week I would've said last week -- Romney's to lose that makes adds one more all right okay.
So let's let's talk about the week now concluding Bob who want.
And Obama won because -- that you want -- want ran away with that foreign policy debate.
And the other thing is a bit on -- so called momentum has stalled.
There's no momentum in these big particular industry states.
Right now I mean this thing is is is so close.
And our -- but -- -- that I've never seen one disclose and not just in here but also up and down ballot right when you look at these -- -- I mean it's these races are just a reflection I think of the electorate you know there -- polarized in there.
They're sitting in there at the democratic base Republican base and -- very few undecided voters.
All right I would say IDC Romney for this reason he he -- through that the foreign policy debate he was on the same stage the president.
Was very knowledgeable.
People may think the president slightly wanted to but the important thing is among independent voters they clearly thought they like Romney much better after having watched -- -- And the debates secondly he had a gigantic month for raising money raised a 110 million dollars the first.
Two weeks in this he has all the money needs to finish this thing in every national -- he is now at 50% all the four national polls including the fox war.
And he's starting to move him in the formula where you tied or improper position are leading in -- -- let's let's let's keep distant perspective if you get 50% or forty I think 49 more likely.
But that that is across the red states we'll do very well this is.
This is a classic case I think you're really looking at a possibility of -- when he in the major majority of the popular vote and losing Electoral College.
I'm just like 2000.
Or we always have the possibility of 269 to 69 and goes to the house represented in -- on how to come out we will win and we bit we'll put Biden and as vice president.
That's right composition and -- -- that's right in the vice president decides that there is no vice president of inside -- senate senate each one has about it something else so -- there is dissent now I think the Democrats who along.
Mine and and normally that normally the president comes into any reelection campaign with a huge advantage because you've got all the powers of incumbency you can you know look presidential you can sign proclamations you can.
You know do what ever it is that a present is here this air force has therefore that while we everywhere which is -- impressive it's pretty pretty good -- campaign problem but in in this.
When this band -- the fiasco has has taken place and there are so many questions being asked about it is that hurting the president out of the and they assured analog.
More people on the talking classes and is in fact but I -- this is that he is an economic campaign election.
And Obama's got real problems on that front and -- he would administration.
Frankly if you had a better Republican against him I think that you would see him up above 5253%.
Obama has not had a good four years enters the economy and what he promised he could do now.
It's always dangerous to make promises which can do with the economy Mitt Romney made a lot of if he -- -- selection will be CEO -- does put.
The fact is -- incumbency if it does have advantage and in the end it still has advantages.
And it's tough to unseat incumbent it really is and I think in the end it's going to be worth a point -- two and the ground game is really the other thing to keep in mind here.
And that is Obama like browse to against me in 84.
He spent the entire primary -- -- -- -- primary he built a ground game just like you Obama people done against.
Round in this for the running folks pretty confident in their round.
-- -- well their ground game is not being run by their campaign is being run by the national committee and and the chairman and national committee was the former Wisconsin chairman has built an extraordinary organization.
Behind it and Wisconsin may be this -- the state we've talked about Ohio -- in the key state today.
If for some reason we lose Ohio we can still win this thing winning Wisconsin were dead even today -- the possible Colorado or two points ahead and something else and that.
That'll that'll put us -- they have not not many not many of these two weeks left to win another -- days adult -- -- You say it was Romney you say it was Obama correct.
Will keep watching thank I thank you thank you.