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Hey welcome back until we -- friends and now we have talked a lot about what's going on what's happened this week.
That was going to be -- in the upcoming weeks -- president's going to be speaking at about 105 eastern time today.
And he is going to be essentially the first time we -- officially after his suit after his acceptance speech and saying I'll take another four years in very emotional time.
In which he beats Mitt Romney -- by the way Astoria today that the Romney people which is -- including governor himself.
He really thought he was gonna win and really did not write a concession speech.
So we'll talk about that later.
In studio -- green.
Judge who agrees political commentator Fox's contributor for -- -- the women's media center and for president of Rock the Vote.
You -- they talk about governor Romney talks about.
Seeing some the only returns come -- Pennsylvania and Michigan and being stunned that it wasn't closer.
And they realized in the afternoon this election was not going well when did you think the president.
Was going to win for sure -- -- you want him to and when did you think he's gonna win for sure.
-- Brian I have to say that I never -- and there was a moment after the first debate that first week in October.
But I think myself -- and other Democrats knew that.
Our margin of error had.
Been greatly reduced but there was always confidence.
There there was this assumption on the Republicans part that.
Democrats weren't enthusiastic and weren't going to turn out in as high numbers -- and 2008 we've seen.
In a number of the swing states Democrats turned out in larger numbers.
We felt the enthusiasm we side I think in many ways some of that enthusiasm itself came from the Romney campaign efforts.
Whereas some of the base -- may have stayed home but the way the campaign it was conducted.
They were inspired to go out well against Romney in the same way that I think many Republicans.
What necessarily voting for and for Romney they're voting against duke that -- Romney.
Well I think there was a certain level of disrespect that some Democrats from the base vote would say.
Governor Romney presented to President Obama specially in the second debate -- their work.
A lot of moments when it did not seen like governor Romney was respecting the position he held.
And threw out this campaign when there's been talk about.
Racial coding and the -- nice -- including from Mitt Romney in there and there I think removed a number of times and it -- coming directly from governor Romney but it was coming from his surrogates.
He can look at some of the statements that John Sununu made especially as we are getting closer to Election Day when he says that.
General Colin Powell had endorsed President Obama because he was black.
Things like that that really did that is the nowadays inspired live -- we're loaded NOW Romney is no -- and that he believes that as a reason.
Give me some of the racial other racial coding the is -- I had I had no idea that race that they were playing the race -- Well I think a number of people on the -- didn't think that the -- -- was being played and that's where the coating comes -- so if you look at.
Even during the Republican primary all of the talk about.
Welfare and and and the poverty rates and you know people on the democratic side to swinging free handouts -- a lot of that conversation.
Riled up the democratic base and not only did you have that support come back out for President Obama I think you have done a lot of people come out against the tactics.
That are publicly you to here's where I I never pick up when I stink of poverty I don't think of race I think of economics.
But I'll take you step back I think Jim Messina talked to the Wall Street Journal a -- today when he did.
City in -- I walked into the president's office it to Mitt Romney nice and I got a plan.
-- here's my plan -- -- at the nomination.
Was she spend the next six months.
Destroying Mitt -- business -- as -- is Tina's words.
Mitt Romney's business career personal character.
Let's set to flip flop or let's -- conservative and Bill Clinton backed it up.
That's we're gonna -- at the same time Mitt Romney's present a money I did not know that why -- write a check I don't know.
But he went and had a fun race did not fight back again he -- the downside Mr.
President would be if it doesn't work -- we're out of money by the summer.
It worked so that was the personal attacks that one out and those -- the words of Jim Messina.
I didn't see a person I didn't personally see pig of a personal attack on the president.
Where I thought the president deserve credit to.
Was his operation I found that later never ceased he never left the ground never closed his offices.
Always was tapped in and that would help present the turnout.
Were you disturbed to find out that was a true did you know all time Jim Messina David Plouffe and company were going for that that was it that was a scripted plan.
-- I think it was pretty clear and two and a number of folks watching this campaign in the detailed way that we deal.
But that was their plan I would say actually even prior to may.
That the Democratic National Committee he'll -- also.
Going very strong -- Romney before he got the nomination.
In the sense assuming that he was going get the nomination through out the entire primary.
What was coming out of the Democratic National Committee was he's corporate -- Going after some of the individuals -- loss of jobs lost their health insurance to have them be spokespeople.
And and it did -- now.
Was that the ideal campaign I think that President Obama you had to lose -- to -- that lives are not was it necessary because so much is at stake the two visions Russo.
Different for where these two men wanted to take the country it was necessary and I think it will prove.
To -- What's best for America.
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