Could Obama have won without the mainstream media?
It helps to have friends in high places
- Duration 6:26
- Date Nov 7, 2012
It helps to have friends in high places
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Now I can't say I was surprised by last night if there's one thing -- count on it's the feel good aspect of voting for Obama.
And that's why he gets a lot of votes it's like joining a GM.
Even though you never ago the tactics -- satisfies.
Especially if you belong to the Julia army also doesn't hurt that many Americans hate Republicans.
Or their media generated stereotypes.
Their distaste for stingy old white man is as strong as their love.
For president -- How does that -- persists when the country's amassed what helps to have friends.
In low places the gap between our unlikable reality and are likable president is preserved by a media providing cover for his missteps.
This is why more people know beyoncé -- been -- so it's no surprise you wind.
As Republican gaps were amplified.
Obamas were ignored can they continue to be.
By even Obama.
I don't see how Obama's got big big problems ahead -- -- in the same place he was before.
Though he's smaller dented in Warren.
The things the media ignored will now make our lives and livable shrinking incomes rising debt gas prices.
Looming battles with embolden enemies in -- sordid scandal somehow shooting hoops with Scottie -- may not be much help.
So America -- captain cool another chance to finish the job so.
America owns it lets hope that by the time he's finished there's still -- -- -- and.
LSI LA -- that's it and take that.
-- messenger -- that.
All it said it sets a -- out another issue adding I don't think it is overlooked is that a majority of people thought -- the country was kind of start to come back and there's lot of indication that kind of his coming back number one.
Number two there is and -- tradition is there were doomed here four years.
It takes away any possibility if that's the attitude that Republicans are the conservatives out there we're not gonna get anywhere.
I'm actually putt very positive about the next four years -- I think that.
A Republican loss as the conservatives game if we re energizes people.
They got to learn from the Democrats -- got to learn how to run a ground game that's that that's true but look we have an election you lost yeah right now the -- I don't that is is there is there a chance now that in the face of this they'll be another election to be a mid term -- yeah.
They'll be some corrections along the way but.
We simply can't stand -- here and keep arguing with one another about -- -- won't do this we won't do this you won't do this I mean it's some point somebody's got to govern here.
Yeah I think -- -- -- is gridlock.
To me we disagree -- flat that's our system is set up yet affected not work well yeah.
I intend it to end up working out -- and I just -- and an able back up your point now which is.
The mood of the country.
62% of people thought the country's on the wrong track and the majority of people said that unemployment rising prices -- the most important issues however.
They liked Obama.
Much more than Romney and it got that Obama was in touch with them yeah so in when you're talking about feelings -- your brain yeah that's accessing the exit polls backed up what you.
But we'll be reminded that that that's Brett restriction on track -- is way way down to where it was -- for Marquette.
Go it warms up in just.
He never said Bob and it says he's gonna have to do something I'm and I really -- begin does have Clinton Campaign forehand and Clinton and Christie.
He needs actually listened to the American people to do something and come to the center I'm not taking back.
Here and the it's not just -- list views of the Republican Jeff you said well this is not a one way street.
I'm not saying that it is -- I I think in the past he's been reluctant to do so so I'm hope -- that it didn't fall on deaf ears.
But he saw what happened with this election he may have won because he got the Electoral College votes.
But when you have half of the country extremely dissatisfied with you to that extent that this election.
Was that close going up into it until election night back to tell him something and -- it is humbling.
Let's and all but it is mr.
-- take all your victory that's -- have some kind of a what you have now.
Is a four year lame duck president and you have a Republican House it's not gonna turn over likely 2014.
You have risk in 2014 with the senate it may be a completely different map two -- -- those who have fidelity now that.
The risk the risk in this next senate election this was -- we all should pick -- -- and he lost huge huge strike in May but.
But the fact is -- you say you know usually -- -- young people are and you were saying you know -- constable Victor would be a bigger percentage electorate that they were the last summer.
The -- will get it done -- and the Republicans about the Latino vote but.
That is -- at some point.
You have to keep in mind that was 72% of the -- -- what -- what SharePoint what -- you did -- -- we've got.
And here's what you said you said the Republicans have to reach across the aisle and work with pres Obama.
All the senate should vote this is now who now and I have to go and they both of them to reach out they both have to -- how was he going to do that exactly well I think he's gonna do it by doing entitlement reform hopefully out -- Republicans -- come to their senses and -- -- President Obama is gonna do entitled -- that you're saying I think you know not -- Pushing but that's -- -- you think it is gonna keep us in the profits they won't that is I love -- -- come up about one thing that that I don't.
You got I think I don't agree a symbol olive branch -- right I think it's out well first vote that you have to be given olive branch director -- is a small part of this just -- you just say Obama's gonna reach across yeah I think gets over the -- reform I think you do attacks from one.
He's gonna put through what he wants to do it's his -- and give it.
You can't do that and it.
Campaign had any -- I I think the reason that some people are skeptical is that given his record of the past four years when he had an opportunity a bipartisan commission comes together since symbols which was a roadmap to get to entitlement reform.
It all got pushed aside for politics and same with immigration reform and tax reform.
But it just never anywhere and vote last four years except for the one point that President Obama -- in 2010 lame -- That he would not do which is raise taxes on the rich a time of high unemployment and a slowing.
Economy which is what we have now so I think the people are right to be skeptical.
But if he decides to change.
-- to the center might be different and I.
Just now four point he does not have to face another election he he may be a lame -- and that's just but he also -- to worry about a legacy getting some things done I don't think you can sit around and just play politic that -- a handy and I can't -- -- -- -- -- -- -- got -- So dude that you were -- you're gonna see -- prediction though for the you know the.
And as a write in about the right moving to the -- but the fact is whenever any candidate runs for office.
They tack right now when did President Obama put on the bomber jacket that's a metaphorical moved to the right let's face that had children -- -- it's a quiet Iowa starting at this time.