What if your candidate loses?
Talking Points 11/5
- Duration 6:10
- Date Nov 5, 2012
Talking Points 11/5
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I'm -- -- our way thanks for watching us tonight what if your candidate loses.
That is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
It pains me he needs me.
To tell you that I cannot make a prediction about tomorrow's -- you know me I'm a big mouth.
But I really don't know what's going to happen.
However I can call for states right now Georgia and Alabama -- -- new York and Massachusetts -- a bombing a mark that down.
Actually egg recall forty states right now.
Only ten are in play at the moment.
But I'm not going to be a total -- -- this evening I think Mitt Romney will win Florida and of the governor wins Ohio as well.
He will be the next president of the United States that's a big if -- Obama seems to have blunted Romney's momentum over the weekend talking points predicted that would happen last week.
Because of hurricane savvy and he -- -- national media simply refuses to cover the Libyan situation.
So while Romney have momentum one week ago the storm stalled it.
And that's where we are tonight both candidates slugging it out momentum for both somewhat subdued.
It just about four hours ago folks in -- -- notch New Hampshire will cast first Election Day about some of the notch nature at its best of there.
-- will most likely carry -- -- but New Hampshire.
Seems to be leaning Obama.
If present Obama loses the election it will be be -- he could not convince Americans that his big government philosophy.
Would improve the economy.
Even though mr.
Obama has had trouble in other areas like Libya it is the economy that has made this election he struggle.
The cold truth it is that the president has not improve the American economy and if you were voting just on that you'll vote against it.
If Mitt Romney loses it will be because he did not get his message out.
Over the past three weeks of the campaign the governor has played it very cautious.
He -- few meaningful interviews relying on local campaigning in key states to put him over the top.
Both the president and the governor will do interviews this evening on Monday Night Football.
But so what.
Those are cupcake events they mean absolutely enough.
-- both candidates dodge forms -- might have challenged them America's respect politicians who do answer the tough questions.
As you may -- talking -- does not endorse political candidates believing that you.
Are Smart enough to know for whom you want to -- but it is my job look out for you and for the country so I will be blocked.
Voting for president Obama's very risky.
It is not seem to be concerned about sixteen trillion dollar debt and is not likely to cut government spending very much.
Certainly possible US economy will pick up if he is reelected we have a powerful economic machine here it is -- cash on the sidelines.
Maybe if the president -- a mandate things -- through.
Maybe but just like in 2008.
You vote for mr.
Obama you are voting on hope.
Likewise governor -- That is also a hope well but.
His philosophy of robust capitalism seems to make a bit more sense than to continue massive government spending in order to stimulate job creation.
On the downside the governor has not fully explain what programs he would cut.
And how we would keep the treasury afloat while lowering taxes but -- did eliminate the deficit gap in Massachusetts while governor.
And does have a lot of experience in economic matters unlike the present.
That is ladies you have about as fair as I can make it what I have just told you is beyond dispute.
I'm person well I'm very disappointed -- President Obama to dodging questions about Libya which he continues to do.
While the national press allowed mr.
Obama to avoid the Libyan subject.
Local reporter in Denver confronted the president.
Where the Americans under attack at the console and -- Ghazi Libya denied requests for help during that attack in is it fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and we'll -- find out after the election.
Well look good election as -- under way of for brave Americans.
Getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened where they denied -- request for help during the attack.
Well we are but we are finding out exactly what happened I can tell you as I've said over the last.
Still couple months and since -- happened in bad.
The minute I -- up on the what was going on I gave three very clear directives.
The -- is we're not clear because the situation remains unresolved and the president continues to bunch.
Not telling us what he knows to me that's very disturbing to me as an American.
Thus far as governor Romney's chances are concerned I believe wins in Florida North Carolina Virginia all states Barack Obama took last time -- will happen to win those states.
But the governor also has to win Ohio and it is there.
Because Ohio as a dead heat today according to a new Rasmussen poll.
-- also -- Romney could win in Colorado but Obama looks to have Nevada locked up despite the awful unemployment situation in that state.
Our pal Larry 70 teaches at the University of Virginia is predicting an Obama win 290 electoral votes to Romney's 248 if Obama if Obama.
Is the winner.
That tally sounds about right.
But call -- sees it the opposite way this role will be here in a moment.
Of course Dick Morris continues to maintain that Romney will win -- carrying Pennsylvania and Ohio which would assure a Romney victory.
Both Morris and -- will be on this program Wednesday.
Again I cannot make a prediction tonight.
It pains me I don't like it but I have to be honest I can't do it.
Because even at this late date some Americans could still vote either way.
Still have a fighting chance.
And that's now.