Has Romney surge leveled off?
Assessing candidates' ground game on final day
- Duration 5:03
- Date Nov 5, 2012
Assessing candidates' ground game on final day
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Why we have a mindless for him Lanny Davis he's joining us now from our DC bureau he's a former White House counsel for the Clinton administration.
And a Fox News contributor so Lanny and says an excellent chance Mitt Romney has let's say you.
I think Ed Rollins has it right on everything but his prediction.
Let's start -- undeniable fact even on the Democrat voting and already have voted for Barack Obama.
Mitt Romney deserves a lot of credit for closing a gap.
That by the end of September it looked like would be a landslide victory for Barack Obama.
To imagine that a -- it is actually in some polls and a tie vote in Pennsylvania.
Which was fifteen point lead.
As recently as thirty days ago.
You have to give credit to the surge of Mitt Romney that started with the first debate they easily had I had off planet otherwise -- and that.
It has leveled off because -- two reasons first of all Obama did much better in the second two debates reminded his base why they supported him.
And he did get a big boost from the latest democratic governor from New Jersey Chris Christie.
Who in his own way gave Barack Obama I'm sure efficiency reasons a big boost that he could be the bipartisan.
President that he promised he would be in the 08 campaign which I hope in his second term he will be.
Wouldn't -- that way -- said about -- the -- turning away from just being an anti President Obama though it's any pro.
Romney about what what -- bad that enthusiasm for Romney and not just against the president -- does that -- and in your mind.
Well it's definitely an issue that concerns me if the Mitt Romney the first debate who talked about his record in Massachusetts working with.
Democrats even mentioned his health care proposal.
Had been the Mitt Romney even at the national convention much less earlier.
We'd be in a different situation now Mitt Romney allowed himself.
To be labeled so far to the right that even Rick Perry looked liberal on immigration issues so I think right now.
The -- that we all feared which is a moderate to conservative Republican.
Could actually win tomorrow if the turnout is as Ed Rollins suggests.
But right now I'd rather be in Barack Obama's position leading or even in all the battleground state polls that in Mitt Romney's.
In a recent editorial you gave three reasons why you think Obama will win and should win on Tuesday among -- you say.
-- like ability you say messaging you say that people were excited.
About the president but I noticed that you don't really talk about his leadership -- his character as a reason.
Why he should win on Tuesday why not.
Well I kind of tried to limit a -- -- -- 700 words that limit me but I certainly do think.
He showed leadership on health care and I do think he showed leadership on the economy.
And as President Clinton has said when you're in a deep hole and you're climbing out you are better off than you were when you in the deep hole.
We do the criticism I have given to President Obama on two.
Grounds all year long is one his failure to endorse him symbols and addressed the national debt which I think is a failure of leadership.
And two he didn't.
Transcend the political divide -- red and Blue States and it indeed exacerbated in some of his rhetoric and his very personal attack.
Negative ads that I was concerned about so that's.
And -- B plus from me.
As a partisan Democrat I'm still -- a supporter of Barack Obama he has strong character.
Our rights is still passing grade is he just mentioned quipped I don't I don't -- -- any this is on Bill Clinton Bill Clinton is all over Pennsylvania today.
And he's not the only quote it would star.
And campaign -- you have Bruce Springsteen out there Jay-Z.
John Mellencamp is is also out on the campaign trail.
-- for the Obama Biden ticket.
-- these appearances really matter this close to Election Day.
They rev up.
The enthusiasm they really don't change minds but I think Bill Clinton's message.
Change your mind at the national convention I think it was the pivotal moment.
For the Barack Obama campaign that they invited this former adversary in -- and they weren't they were adversaries.
To come in and give -- centrist message and also to be gracious to the other side he said nice words.
About Mitt Romney he still does he even talked about George Bush in his speech at the national convention.
That's what's been missing in the Obama campaign is the transcendent above.
Partisan politics that made Barack Obama such a compelling figure in a way I think in his second term when he's running for history.
Rather than for reelection you'll see that Barack Obama emerge.
Only time -- how do you think.
You think they'll gonna break -- the saxophone without us other musicians AS to compete with their do you think -- is not an apple today.
You know I I've known this guy took forty years and I think that saxophone.
It was an important moment four minute president.
And I am not sure that tells you need to get his voice that we -- -- that -- -- it's happened Bruce Springsteen in the -- I can understand that our -- it's great to talk to you as always thank you.