Four more Obama years: Where does America go from here?
Ed Rollins weighs in on political trends
- Duration 5:22
- Date Nov 7, 2012
Ed Rollins weighs in on political trends
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OK -- the president now still is the president that house though will be controlled by Republicans.
And the senate controlled by Democrats Charles Krauthammer and late last night.
Say he is now expect there to be much give on either side.
He won that -- going very small very negative.
And we are left as a country exactly where we started a little bit worse off -- we do.
I think he's got he will go back to who he is people who have said he should be a Clinton and compromise have a successful second term.
But he is not instinctively a moderate I think he is a man of the left and he will try to push his agenda through.
Where is what he thinks is a mandate.
He has not instinctively.
A moderate Ed Rollins manager Ronald Reagan's reelection campaign of 1984 -- worked on so many.
Campaign since Fox News contributor good morning to you after you very late night tonight you say that typically in politics.
You go through cycles and you've seen a -- yourself I've seen if you saw how do we understand this now and that -- series -- site.
We we have to read look at it where the electorate is today and obviously -- We lost the battleground states were party Republican Party states we've lost in two cycles -- so we have to figure out the basic training.
In any campaign is had to get 50% plus one.
We did not do that yesterday so we have to start thinking in terms of Latino voters young Cuban American voters supported elsewhere and young women -- And we have to reach out -- -- it didn't plan for the future.
The critical thing and Charles is -- very interesting piece.
Too many years ago yesterday Ronald Reagan -- -- extraordinary landslide 49 states more electoral votes -- -- industry.
To -- -- the very same thing he does not have a mandate I still controlled congress and Reagan had extraordinary second term.
That house was still controlled by Democrats the senate was still controlled by a voter to the Republican majority but he had the office of the presidency to a lot -- the because of his win.
And a manner that he -- have been equally as a landslide enough that he is important in the office and and and George W.
Won a second term of the very narrow victory.
Holding the office entitles you to basically do the all the duties of the that the president commander in chief of the military what have you.
And you very much a part in a player so whether he won by 1% under 10% whatever he has the job and -- -- can move forward.
Spanish favored him by forty percentage points African Americans by -- percentage points that's.
Asians by fifty points.
That's the your point about expanding the base in going after voters you -- Explain this to -- seven point 9% on and point.
That's the figure were given from Washington that defies economic.
And political gravity.
He does I I think what's happened is is there's a numbness and I think I think unfortunately what point.
Romney who I think carried them to carry the mantle of our party very bravely and courageously.
And -- a second guessing anything year's team did.
But I think what didn't happen is he didn't explain what economics is he almost had to be.
The teacher telling us about econ 101 here's how America could work -- -- and governments can.
Create jobs or basically.
Private sector could lead -- who tried to do that but he successor are you suggesting he did not do that success he did he obviously didn't do it successfully didn't he didn't convince a majority of people in the country that that that that was the message and and I think what he did -- I think the first debate he reached.
Being acceptable alternative.
Which closed the polls up.
He did not basically -- -- the level of where he was not just an acceptable alternative he was what people wanted and it may be in very narrow victory for the president but still a victory.
Let me get to two more things here reading from the Wall Street Journal today significant shares of Americans.
Continue to think things will not be better for their children than they are for today's adults and erosion and traditional American optimists.
Well that's a terrible thing because this country's moved on optimism and and and the president himself -- a great story of optimism.
You know young man who came to this country -- was one of those countries why -- mainland in the country and basically a great success.
Mitt Romney is a -- a great success there's a lot of stories every day that happened but you gotta have that dream for your children.
In every generation has to be able to move forward and that's and let's forget that optimism back.
I think just as at -- and the micro -- -- in the macro sense now.
After being in Ohio twice in the last eight days what was clear to me is that after 2008 victory there for President Obama he did close up shop.
He paid staffers -- -- not a lot of staffers but they kept field operations there and it was.
It was disconcerting to Republicans in that state they did not feel that they were at a 100%.
Until about mid September.
Is the store to be told about Obama's victory here.
The ground game getting out the vote something that he learned in the -- -- Chicago I I I think.
They they executed the best campaign to use it for years ago when they won with a ground game they wrote books about it.
They said they're coming right back catch against like the old Green Bay Packers -- Vince Lombardi.
I'm gonna run off tackle it's an element of I'll tackle the somebody stops in the never to stop me -- consumables and and my senses and we knew where they're coming environment oversized orange you're getting first downs -- the football at Xavier thank you -- --