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Start already present Obama announcing his reelection bid during a conference call saying in part quote.
I'm going to need you even more this time than last time and quote he's -- his supporters.
Our Karl -- the former senior advisor deputy chief of staff to President Bush and a Fox News.
Contributor good morning to you.
-- elections already LC in the morning yes.
The fundamental question I about the message from yesterday.
Did you see that as the framework for a successful reelection campaign.
Or did -- did the pitch strike -- in a different way.
It struck me as appropriate for the moment but not adequate to -- in the campaign -- he's basically seen in the telephone call with volunteers was.
-- I got a full time jobs being president and I need you to go out and create an army of persuasion.
To work on my behalf to -- -- reelected frankly that was the opening gambit of the bush 2004 campaign president witness and said.
President -- create an army of volunteers who go around the country and and work hard -- -- reelection.
Appeal thought it was a smart move on the president -- -- -- like 5000 Florida must have been your idea right.
Well as a number people's idea but it was of its you know that's a reality.
What I thought was interesting was what the president didn't say in his public comments that he did say in his private comments.
In the in the in the video that he released in the email that was widely distributed he made no mention of issues.
It in the private conversation with with supporters.
He said he need to sell people on the stimulus the health care bill.
The finance reform bill and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
I thought was interesting that he did that in the private phone call but did not do it in what how -- items -- why do you find -- so interesting.
Because I think it is a recognition on the part of the White House that they have a problem with most Americans on at least two or three of those items -- stimulus bill.
Health care bill these are not necessarily things that are widely popular but on the other hand the more liberal members of his volunteer apparatus.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Trying Khalid Sheikh Mohamed in military tribunal.
But remember I did some very good things from your liberal perspective namely the stimulus bill that health care bill financial regulation repeal of don't.
And they -- he hopes to get immigration climate change and energy down and actually two little did not say how those publicly.
-- did say those publicly set -- private go back to your original point about 2004 is it harder or is it easier.
To run a reelection from the White House when you have the pulpit and you have air force.
Yeah it's easier in that respect -- you have some of the powers of incumbency on the other hand it's harder because you don't control.
You don't control the the agenda as you do would -- as much as you do when your candidate you have things that are coveted you're in basket.
Every day for nineteen months eighteen months.
-- President Obama for example will face the you don't have any control over I mean yesterday Kuwait Sheikh Mohamed was that it was announced was going to be tried in a military tribunal.
How do you think that -- but how do you think that went down with a lot of the through more liberal members of Democratic Party who were on the telephone call.
On the other hand it's harder in some respects because.
If you look you've got you got to White House staff in -- campaign staff and you got to try to make sure the two or -- up.
I remember meeting with Jim Baker who told me that that was the toughest thing that he had to do in the 1984.
Reelection campaign for -- -- -- through that the campaign in the White House staff stated tax that's why I think the White House is installed.
David playoff who ran the campaign in 2008 and -- -- and White House as a shot color -- in his close friend and associate Jim Messina.
I in the campaign cockpit -- the two of them have a good strong personal relationship to keep these -- -- a.
The Wall Street Journal is running a blog today this is that under good -- strategy and we can we can say that for another day but just -- -- this clip from Tim -- as we know he's get in the game.
I'll ask you about all of us.
I've got a question for you.
We have a long way to go this -- -- stand a chance there's or -- -- us stronger in the field.
Well and that includes east Kansas -- in their could be summer's the most strong in the field but we won't know for seven or eight or nine months -- these people.
React to events and let it lay out their campaigns and create their inheritance.
Carl thank you Karl Rove wanted to talk about about.
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