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And new poll asked Americans if there is a legitimate media bias in play when it comes to Senator Obama here's what Rasmussen Reports found.
49% think reporters have -- their coverage that favors Senator Obama only 14%.
Believe that Senator McCain.
Has enjoyed the same luxury 24% of those polled.
Classified -- coverages unbiased -- take you now Mary Matalin and now Howard -- here with us.
For all the talk about this -- Mary.
I mean he hasn't been in Iraq and 900 some odd days never been Afghanistan.
He went in there with with a positioning came out with the same position.
He obviously can't alienate the left wing base when he when he tried to say that refine his position and listen to the generals he was excoriated for it.
What does that tell us about.
Barack Obama the person.
Well it tells us and I hit it's hard to know -- -- -- who is the person what it says is what kind of campaign they're running and it's -- run the clock out campaign and their media strategy is to minimize exposure.
I'm controlled explosion minimize proximity take two lives that are imitating won't do any more than the required debate he won't do any town halls.
They want to maximize the phony any kids just tell he won the prior Mary snow we have been Hillary got the Des Moines Register endorsement and Iowa the press is -- farming.
I'm cameras he has these big events but he's saying.
Nothing and we're gonna wake up in mid October Sunday angle -- my god what's the choice here.
I let me ask you -- first of all I wanna talk about VP stakes that -- will ask you up for Barack Obama.
Lindsey Graham said that Mitt Romney is very much a contender seems that.
You know most speculation is moving towards Romney's direction would that be a good choice and if not Romney -- I don't think yeah I think governor around me would be great -- The Senator McCain.
It is just important for economic conservatives were a big part of the base need to be energized to have a reliable economic conservatives there and a great campaign -- -- great money raiser and contrary what Howard thinks that McCain people.
Our problem are running a good campaign and -- good policy positions and he's got the security message -- needs the economic -- seven men around me do a great job there Bobby Jindal.
While do who doesn't love bodies that.
Mainstream conservative -- but we don't want him to leave Louisiana.
Arafat I got Jesus -- back there right Howard who would be a good choice and now -- ask you question -- -- the last time.
Is Hillary Clinton being vetted you think there's any chance you'd be selected.
Well Barack Obama has said that he will she would be on anybody's short list so I suspect that they are at least thinking about her look.
I'm biased I think she would be the best pick I think if you united.
By the eighteen million who voted for her in the eighteen million voted for Barack Obama -- have.
Force that would be unstoppable it's not clear to me what they're gonna do but -- you know continue to believe that both -- my heart and in my head that Hillary would be the best possible choice.
Clearly we want to take a bit very good to get the answer but I think it's up to that the last comic and you think John McCain's running -- -- campaign.
I think John McCain has come it is it is when he's caught Byrd is being very articulate and clear I'm conservative positions that we care about you know religious you know -- cars -- an event.
Think he was not in position to be answering all these Nationalists since he's he's got a good position on energy now he's great on taxes he's got.
Market based health care solutions and security is there any as all these leadership skills so this campaign that cool he is what he stands for -- -- market and contrast to all.
-- I like knowing what we're heading into this campaign is he running a good effective campaign presenting a vision to the American people.
That is effective in terms of getting him where he needs to go out.
Yeah here's the vision there are two very two forms of government there's a centralized.
Commanding control flames -- running the country.
And -- that there's a market based limited government low taxes you call that all the American people call that that's the way they want to.
They're government till I -- -- -- and yet here's the here's division if you think that George Bush did a good job in the last eight years.
-- division as four more years of George Bush that's the vision and that's the reason why he is a losing.
And it's the reason why the campaign is being run for so badly it's because he has -- -- himself to George Bush I don't know why he's done it.
He was certainly wasn't doing in 2000 -- this was the John McCain of 2000 this would be a very different race -- a very different conversation but this is a very different John McCain.
He's going to do a third term of George Bush if he's elected and people just don't want it.
And how they join either that Obama they don't want to make it about John McCain what he stands for -- -- that keeps changing they want to make Obama the focus that's that's the only way they can win.
The White House like that's -- -- Obama.
-- -- I when I don't know look.
It has two part thing he asked -- hit -- -- Obama is a big risk we don't know anything about -- we do now he'll be governing if he gets elected with an expanded margins.
In both chambers and we know Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
-- liberals the country does not want that.
How does that play with -- -- they wanna respond respect Victoria I I I was at an airport the airport was selling T shirts from McCain and Obama be Obama T shirts that change you can believe -- that's a slogan everybody knows it.
The John McCain T shirts -- John McCain really knows what his slogan is I really knows what he's running on every knows -- -- messages and mr.
Matalin we thank you very much coming.
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