Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
The -- is really fly it is getting a -- and we're seven short days from the big day Karl -- former senior advisor President Bush and author of courage and consequences here to talk about politics and that's very exciting in its role in around an eight days.
How we should be here to analyze politics we'll get to -- second but.
I want to ask you -- your other has been part of a news story.
-- read story that the Tea Party movement does some people into -- -- our critical view because instead that you gave an interview which -- sent to some German publication they are sophisticated.
True -- -- -- would remain true.
We have looked at in the dictionary one definition as sophisticated as pretentious -- or superficial -- wise and I looked.
Tea Party members are not saying they're skilled in the ways abortion -- you know they're not comfortable in cocktail party and -- -- Georgetown -- Lobbyists meeting on K street this is a -- was wasn't for my elitists think tanks this was a spontaneous uprising that began in February 2009 when Rick Santelli went on television and in -- rant about why should people who are prudent about their mortgages have to bear the cost of bailing out people who were not.
You know this -- -- clever TV ads focus group by some Madison avenue -- this is -- leaflets.
And handwritten posters and homemade placards.
This is not you know manifesto drafted by bunching intellectuals with some new -- academic work.
You know this is common sense of America.
And you know it's it's not drafting implicitly seasoned political operatives and not run in this it's it's mom and -- its ordinary Americans throw the kitchen table in the coffee shop this is not -- -- 1 -- -- central headquarters from the top down.
It is from the bottom up.
You know I noticed that a couple people took took -- -- towards this skated well maybe they like sophisticated maybe they think people who couldn't go -- cocktail parties in the upper eSATA manhandled the kind of people ought to dictate our politics.
But these people -- and they're proud that they are not part and parcel Washington DC.
-- -- -- Governor Huckabee -- -- said he'd -- was critical of me for supposedly said it but you know what you know I had a nice conversation with -- afterwards.
And he said it was taken -- -- -- somewhat taken in his word.
The fact of the matter is is that I've been spin and better part of the last year and a half travel around the country meeting with these people watching him in action.
And cheer him -- because this is a healthy positive patriotic thing for America.
And anybody who thinks these are sophisticated people who you know know their way around the walk the halls of congress and are skilled -- abortion is kidding themselves.
That's why they're powerful -- because you represent ordinary Americans who say enough of that stuff.
You know where I grew up crime group midwest if you sent us this kid I feel insulted if you are -- Critics who have those kind of the mean no offense but the people who -- so they're -- -- -- better than other people are.
I would not want someone to refer to me as sophisticated.
It's a fine -- -- -- yeah I think I basic context but it is saying you know I read and the I don't think the item whatever but anyway am.
I think that words sometimes can be an inside her.
But I just I -- you know I think somebody took offense but I apologize but frankly sophisticated is not in my mind.
A good word I mean this is a movement that is drawing -- -- not because it is in Washington and how abortion.
Because it is in the heartland of and from the heartland of America this week it when you don't always it's sophisticated -- new sophisticated is looking down your -- sophisticated sit all these people don't understand how really works in Washington.
He'll just listened will be a worthy eastern elite media we're the Smart professors intellectuals were in the public intellectuals are -- Obama administration.
An ordinary American they'll figure out the health care bill is good form.
This stimulus bill could be for good form register not Smart enough if they're operating out of fear for operating -- -- -- because that they can't think clearly if that's sophistication and modern terms and if you wanted to say that's fine go defendant.
I'm not gonna defend and I'm gonna praised the people who sprung up from around kitchen tables and coffee shops.
And community groups around America and in the deep abiding concern about the condition of our country.
-- a fear that the deficits and the spending and the debt in obamacare are gonna groundout to great American dream and denied the opportunity that they've enjoyed.
In their lives to their children your grandchildren god bless him for doing it.
I should show that political analyst day here -- I but the racists.
What way to Iran tonight.
Well first full we've got a new program fox -- -- -- that we can that some that the Republican.
And continue to lead in West Virginia.
They are pulling away in in Kentucky this Jack Conway -- and attacking Rand Paul over his face.
Is blown up his -- -- is now at 50% I suspect this is going to be a big margin on election night.
Case like this one by one well well look this is going to be one is going to be won by double digits in I think it is all going to be traceable to the smarmy.
Hail Mary pass that Jack Conway through in the form of an ad attacking Ron Paul over supposed incident based on one anonymous boys who -- -- an article about something that happened.
-- -- -- If you mention this.
Jack Conway suggests that Rand Paul is anti Christian.
It was anti Christian as college since the -- was attended Baylor university in Waco Texas not exactly be testing anti Christian sentiment.
But that's that high green and that's rob but the same thing happened to mister -- and Delaware's Dover and a fresh headlines actually incorrectly looked at the body the communication is a bearded Marxist -- -- Every that was in college to -- yeah what I got was lousy what look at any other -- the -- Well you don't want any -- in Delaware said this lesson out of -- debate in Delaware with with the Howard Dean.
And this question came up look I don't think that any and he brought it up in the context of Christine O'Donnell's discussion of -- going -- and high school day with a guy turned out to be part of the satanic cult flick and every everybody's had a bad high school days.
And I don't hold that against her just felt like I don't hold him right ecologists say -- was a bearded Marxist in the headlines.
But I want it yeah.
But but you don't -- that then -- and -- neither I frankly do think -- people of Delaware are concerned with either one of those they wanna know where you aren't here and now.
And what is your whole life experience been like not did you go -- and a bad -- and I was.
Would you say we will uphold these sense.
But his then we get back the -- -- -- -- under the man on the street unity or whenever I suddenly -- issues I think it's terrible.
Yet that how come the ads seems so effectively work well -- The negative ads work if there are considered to be fair.
And an inside.
Importantly in the range what is pertinent.
-- if you go like -- Jack Conway and attack somebody over your face is seen as unfair.
I'm not pertinent.
At the last minute.
And dismissed it as out of bounds -- -- spots out amounts.
The -- and most negative ads don't work you've got the most effective negative ads are the ads that use.
Somebody's own words against them the second most effective ads are ads that use their actions which people sit believed to be credible.
And say yeah he or she did that.
Cannot believe it and it's pertinent.
It is dispositive in my decision that.
I never saw that Jerry Brown -- Whitman no discussion Matt Lauer in which hello I try to get some shaken agreed to know negative ads she wouldn't check.
You know an element of that debate she said later depends basically what's negative and -- it got I don't a little awkward I.
Feel very just feel awkward I feel awkward when ever in the media tries to return it to the -- the advocates of the first amendment rights of free speech.
Try and and tell candidates.
This period that they should do or not do something leave it up to the voters that -- in all due respect to those sophisticated audience.
-- -- got good common sense they've got good come assists this I think it showed a lot of media exactly deficit the other media missile has hit his and mr.
-- to try and -- I'm in charge of giving you have done making you commit to having what I consider to be.
You know appropriated campaign dialogue and leave it up to the American people.
We've been up to people as theater district in a way we get a clear insight to who they can and it is and that individual is by the way they -- -- -- People of Kentucky are turned and yes Jack Conway because they look at that -- and -- this says something about you I really don't like mr.
-- do you bring up another person's religion.
Let's take a break -- -- did not go away coming out.
Filter by section