Should Americans vote for 'revenge' or 'love of country'?
A fair and balanced debate
- Duration 5:29
- Date Nov 4, 2012
A fair and balanced debate
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-- -- Election Day and suddenly.
The word revenge has become some of a hot topic on the campaign trail.
It all started with a comment that President Obama made to supporters about voting on Tuesday.
First listen to the president's original comment that got all this started and then that we're gonna play for you governor -- Response let's -- And at the time the Republican congress.
And -- senate candidate by the name of Mitt Romney.
Voted the best revenge.
-- heard this yesterday President Obama asked his supporters.
To vote for revenge.
I asked the American people to vote for love of country.
They quickly on the campaign trail these days folks and that got turned around and put into.
-- speech that evening other reports are that when he heard what the president has said he wanted to respond to it right away.
Bradley when joins me now former deputy assistant to president George W.
Bush and -- -- green.
Is a former president of the women's media center and a Fox News contributor welcome good morning to both of you warning could -- -- Sunday morning -- change.
So let me start fusion -- what your reaction -- Let mark day it was an off the cuff remark at -- geo TV rally probably not the most presidential statement he could've made.
But what really Mathers says the voters that -- paying attention and ready to go on Tuesday is that governor Romney's opening statement.
Is polar opposite.
To his closing arguments they don't know who this man says.
And you know what if they are voting for revenge or retaliation.
Over some of them really intrigues -- things that we've seen in this campaign.
Then go for it whether it's telling people to self deport.
Whether it's telling workers auto workers that their jobs are going to be shipped overseas which was a complete blatant lie so think there are some.
Frustrations out there that's understandable.
The president got into the moment how they all do it at one point four years ago Mitt Romney said who let the.
-- southeast yeah I really do that in -- one word on the campaign trail may -- a slip of the tongue but I guess what it what the reason it's gotten so much attention.
Is does it sort of focus us on whether this is a negative campaign or positive campaign.
And Brad -- that Ronnie has been working very hard over the past couple of weeks to sort of paint a big vision picture and that's something that.
Folks many folks wanted him to do earlier in the game but it does seem as if he has found that voice and settle on that vision and feels very confident what that.
Absolutely it's all about hope and optimism in a better future.
The American people are gonna ask themselves morph into question as it is they're much better off today that I was four years ago.
And -- the country head in the right direction but let me remind life by democratic friend.
Revenge is a word that you losers use winners don't use the word revenge.
What is don't take revenge losers take revenge and when all is said and done I think we're gonna go back when pres Obama has lost.
So that word and that rally because I think that's what.
Set the tone for his loss is as -- it should be about the future and -- 2008.
Barack Obama's closed to the campaign was pretty much the tone that Romney -- now in the clothes -- his campaign.
-- -- hopeful list and future is better than revenge and pessimism.
Eight did you know.
In terms of the big vision for the next four years.
What do you what do you take away from what President Obama has said because the charges that he's become small in this campaign in terms of the way he is talking.
And that Mitt Romney is looking at -- you know bigger sort of more visionary picture we'll what do you think he would do in the next four years how what's the vision.
Well I think he's laid out his vision and that vision is exactly what he's been fighting for his entire political career and that is to protect the middle class.
To make sure that if you work hard but you're going to have a fair shot at achieving the American team.
To mix it doesn't we'll hasn't made him and it kind of had an opportunity to climb that ladder and also follow in those footsteps and arrogance Allen and the country like the middle class has had that.
You know have they been expanded habit and helped over the past four years because that's what they're gonna ask themselves -- -- -- -- the -- on Tuesday.
-- -- -- because guess what if we had gone into a depression which President Obama say that's from.
The middle class would have been decimated and they understand.
What the last four years has been about to get us back on the right track and yes it's happened slower than most people would've liked but we -- moving forward.
And no one wants to go back to the policies that are being written by the current Romney advisors who got us into this place.
To begin with so in what eventually this conversation about events that is clearly.
What the Obama campaign wants you know to convey that that it would have been a lot worse and that people are better off and you know what we can talk about how they -- -- let folks know that in their -- and that's how they will vote when they walk in there on Tuesday.
Based on their own personal individual experiences over the last four years thanks so much -- to both of you to move Bradley.
We'll see you on the other side -- back.
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