Was it the economy, stupid?
Reaction from Joe Trippi and Ed Rollins
- Duration 5:06
- Date Nov 7, 2012
Reaction from Joe Trippi and Ed Rollins
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-- pres Obama offering a rosy picture of the economy in the victory speech last night listen.
A decade of war is ended.
I -- about the focus on your job's not -- I guess the American people believe that because that man has shot in four more years of unemployment.
At seven point 9% -- exit poll suggests that a majority of Americans think.
The economy is on the wrong track so have a President Obama still win four more years and convincingly.
Let's debate Joseph Trippi -- and -- rounds this year -- people say wrong track we don't blame him they still blame bush.
Yet they did that the exit polls said.
I think 50%.
Thought bush was the real point Busch four and the other thing is if it wasn't that they displayed on the wrong track right track question it was like 5347.
It had been -- all the polling up to let you know six weeks ago was like 31%.
Thought we were on the right track it creeped into the low forties as we got close election but last night it was 47%.
That that's a -- that that tells me people were certain feel already that the economy it's getting better whether we think -- -- not a where the numbers say so people are feeling.
And at his job approval no one really talked about -- so many polls was at 53% on Election Day.
-- lets you easy Joba -- was yet and things pretty close to that.
Yeah I think the critical thing here is is that the Romney team and I'm like a dump on me -- you perform they they they busted their tail for last two years they won the primaries fair and square.
He did absolutely everything you could possibly do that after the at home to America to go home.
But at the same time the beat an incumbent president -- -- to convince the public.
The fire the president first of all the higher the second.
I think what he did is he reached in that the baby Lisa alternatives acceptable alternative but he didn't become a better alternative and I think that was the phase of the campaign would lose and.
One of things it's pretty amazing about last night we haven't really focused on only two presidents in the last sixty years have gotten 50% both times they ran.
Names Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama -- Mets -- -- And no Democrat has gotten 50% full time today significant they'll fight and you saw how many white guys that -- -- -- Arizona -- that and that it is significant great accomplishment by the other side it was only who -- -- was too far behind in the popular vote of that though.
The Romney campaign did a great I mean looked into it that -- -- -- against an incumbent presents a tough thing to do the.
That's the failure and and obviously these these guys executed twice the extraordinary ground.
And they told us what they were doing was no magic to these guys Democrats and Democrats -- -- just.
They executed it extremely well they've built to the -- on the primary season you know was that there was no magic to it which is going on basically running off tackle it and its success.
And that's football analogy too but listen we talked about the secret like that radio.
His last lap was a safe -- the third debate was a safe debate.
No big interviews in the last three or four weeks was that it was that a mistake -- didn't even matter Jeff.
I thought I think he wants as long time it now -- -- -- although I thought it was a mistake it's time I thought his move to right on immigration during the primaries.
Was gonna really make it tough to get it.
Enough Hispanics in states like Florida and Colorado.
Two it took to push him over the -- but I got the nomination if it -- and that's the drop.
That's that's that's part of and -- I don't know what we have to go back and look at and and they won this on our turf twice.
These were our states.
These swing states were states that we traditionally always -- Florida and Ohio Florida Ohio Virginia those were our states.
And lose twice in a row.
On that battleground we have to go reexamine what's the coalition the first truly teaches politics in any campaign schools.
50% plus one Heidi basically to 50% plus one and basically we -- -- figure out with a new 50% I'm cheating -- -- told me before by the printer.
That the problem is for Republicans less and less white voters each and every year if they don't reach out to a minority Hispanic vote they're gonna be trouble no matter who the candidate that's -- right in the book that you know -- bush in the end and Karl Rove.
It did when they were running was they made it in direct appeals with Hispanic community and bush.
He learns that cash right he got the 44% of the Hispanic vote in his reelection did.
Here is a party that there is going to be trouble that they're they're really getting this and then something happened this cycle where it where it started I -- -- -- fallen apart before that but this time.
The Romney people I think getting in terms to get -- nomination moving in the right.
Have taken a step back.
They got a big the big thing is we we didn't get the sense.
I basically had we we we ended up some flawed candidates for the second cyclone -- -- we have we have this deceased -- but one that would -- both the house and senate could basically and I.
Especially if they do bluntly thanks so much for coming here and I'll see on radio we can dress down take off the makeup critical -- and.