tv Newsmakers CSPAN November 4, 2012 10:00am-10:30am EST
in character, and taking aim at mitt romney, courtsey of nbc. [video clip] >> that is light judging a person's behavior while they are pledging a paternity. -- fraternity. you can haul them to what they said at a republican primary debate. when i said we should get rid of fema it was sunny. >> you not have done as president? >> it hurts my feelings that you would think that. if there's anything people should know about mitt romney is this. absolutely nothing should be indication of my position.
>> we will continue the conversation tomorrow morning. our guests will include bryan murray he will talk about it romney. this is what a second term for what the president will mean for barack obama. we will take a look at the tabulation on election day and how it can be checked and cross checked. this is all tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. a full day of political coverage here on c-span. "newsmakers" is coming up next. thank you for joining us on this sunday. enjoy the rest of your weekend. have a great day. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012]
>> watched the presidential election results tuesday night. next, "newsmakers" with debbie wasserman schulz the democratic national committee chair. then mitt romney campaigned in colorado. >> on of the tonight we're going to see a pretty consistent pattern. it is like to start in virginia were the polls close at 7:00. that is a contested battleground state. the polls are showing a relatively tight race. the accounting votes.
if we know that virginia is swinging pretty dramatically one way or another toward president obama or more romney or one of the senate candidates, we're going to have a pretty good idea of what the rest of the net will look for. keep an eye on virginia. that is a bellwether. in a macro sense, what we're going to see is the first normal data point we have seen in eight years. the 2006 cycle was a democratic way. the 2010 cycle was a republican wave tha. we've not seen a normal election since 2004. we're going to say how many non- white voters turn out. business going to be a long-term change? the youth vote, and did president obama reached the peak of how many younger voters
showed up on election night itself of bac in 2008118% was in that -- in 2008 when 18% was in that demographic. we are looking at the white voters and the relationship with the democratic party. we have seen white working-class voters backing away from the the last 20party for a lo or 30 years. how do those white voters turn out and actually vote? >> anything that would surprise you? >> a couple of the races in which really strong candidates to have done a really great campaigns look like they're going to come up a little bit short. in the arizona senate contests, richard is one of the better candidates we have seen.
both states tilt toward republicans. i do not they're going to get it over the 50% mark. the difference between a reasonable percentage of democrats with the situation is largely awash in a good night with a good and that a up seats. >> be sure to visit the new campaign to thousand on website. it has the latest events from the campaign trail -- 2012 website. it has the latest events from the campaign trail. i am not want to make that deal. i will fight against that deal. that is a price i am not willing to pay. that is not bipartisanship or change. that is a rented to the status quo that has heard too many american families. i'm not going along with it. >> it is within the power of the american people to choose their own future. we know what we need to know.
he can sit on the path of the last four years or choose real change. you know the president is reelected he will still be an able to look at the people -- work with the people in congress. he has attacked them. the debt ceiling will come up again and the shutdown default will be threatened. the president was right when he said he cannot take washington from the inside. in this case again taken at his word. >> live coverage of president obama from chicago and mitt romney in boston. plus yuri actions by phone, e- mail, facebook and twitter. >> be sure to visit the newly revised campaign 2012 web site. it has the latest events from
the presidential campaign trail. you can see what the candidates and other viewers are saying about the presidential race. this is at c-span.org/camp aign2012. joining us from florida is representative debbie washerman schulz, and the chair of the democratic national committee. thank you for being with us. >> joining us is a reporter for politico. thank you for being with us. let me begin by asking about florida. he said the president will win your state. breakdown the demographics of florida. where will the president do well and mitt romney? howlet's just talk about a to
early voting has been going. you do that combined with the absentee voting. going into early voting, we cut the absentee ballots by 85%. going in they had about 36,000 ballots when normally they have more than two wondered thousand ballots more than us. when early voting ended yesterday we had 104 more democrats that have cashed out. we have run circles around them because of our very strong and ground game. there has been an explosive turnout of democrats in major counties. yesterday we had single day records and major counties around the state of florida. going into election day weekend see in my state that the
enthusiasm is explosive among democratic voters were turned out in record numbers to support president obama. same is true in states across the country like nevada and iowa and north carolina. we have over 300,000 voters advantage from early voting. our ground game is paying off. that is what i'm confident we're going to when a florida. -- win of florida. in the panhandle is where republicans typically runs stronger. lee county in southwest florida. just by way of example, in republican strongholds like that, there were more democrats that cast ballots even though there were double-digit registration advantages.
>> is there one county that is a bellwether for you in florida that you will be watching tuesday? >> the i-4 in general is typically how the state will go. it'll be the first factor. with record turnout in hillsborough county. that is the western end of the i-4 quarter. we are feeling really good about the direction that this election is taking in florida. we win florida. president obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> president obama is going to be in florida for the last time before the election day today. i was just in florida.
i was doing some canvassing with the national. one of the things i was interested in finding out, and now the a bombing campaign is suggesting that hispanic latino voting might be of 2%. how do think president obama is going to do with hispanics and african-americans? will and make a difference to that ta? >> that will make a key difference. for example, yesterday's in terms of our door-to-door canvassed , we can thi yesterday and reached hundreds of thousands. the turnout in terms of early voting has skewed heavily
toward the hispanic and african american voters turning out. what has also backfired on the republicans is that they had an egregiously extreme boater suppression of a past, some of which was tossed out. i feel like the increase in the turnout in hispanic voters is really a direct result of the frustration and anger of the obstacles that republicans have tried to cast in their way here. they are turning out saying you're not one to stop me from casting my ballot. it has been outrageous. they got the early and number voting days from 14 to 8. there are two to four fewer hours available even though we have had record turnout. even though gov. chris and former gov. bush extended early voting hours to deal with the lines and allow more people to vote. gov. scott said no and refused to extend those hours.
they know it comes to the outcome of the election they cannot win it on the merits. they have been trying to rig the outcome by structuring you actually shows up at the polls. >> the republican national committee has successful cycle when it comes to fund-raising. do you think the dnc has let down the president or not keep pace with the rnc when it comes with the overall ability to support democrats across the country? >> on the contrary. we have coordinated with the obama campaign. we have a combined victory fund that we were able to have in place far in advance of when the republicans could. their primary went on for so long. we front loaded our grass-roots ground game early on. we sent money out to the states
from the dnc, built up our ground game while the republican primary was going on. this ground game you're seeing is really paying off. it has been a different and not so much that we have been out sed, it is how we spend our resources. we did door-to-door campaigning which we know is affected. we had it pay off as the ballots were cast. we're very excited. we are where we need to be. we think our ground game is paying off. >> let me follow up on what date was asking you. next week what do you think your list are going to want to write about what difference in money made in this election? i am thinking be on the presidential election.
there have been suggestions that where democrats all the difference of money is in house races. tell us what you think we're going to write about in this cycle? >> what we have seen building is that there really is a bad taste in the mouth of the average voter who really has been disgusted by a handful of billionaires' trying to buy the white house four mitt romney, dumping millions of dollars that are not transparent that corporate america trying to buy themselves a congress. i think what you will be writing about is that it is essential that we make sure that we restore accountability, that when it comes to the money involved in politics that it be transparent. that we know who is giving and
we make sure. the average contribution to the president's campaign is about $53. compare that to the republicans which is a much higher. mitt romney had to take out a loan to purchase up to the general election of $20 million. they had no big givers left to get a. when it comes to money and politics, president obama and democrats have tried to deemphasize big corporate givers. we believe this should be a people power campaign. that is why we focus on the $5 or $20 contributions. i think it will carry the president back to the white house. i think you'll see lots of members elected. that grass-roots fund-raising has been reflected in their ground game operation.
>> to you feel any added pressure since lord is your home state to deliver florida for president obama? -- florida is your stathome to deliver 42 president obama? >> there's plenty of time for that. we have done all that we need to do to make sure that florida is in the win column for president obama. it has been an incredible team effort. we had 106 offices open around the state of florida. we're eclipsed the republicans' ability. daschle have to make up on tuesday. -- they have to make up on tuesday. at last count by friday, they have to give 53% of remaining
voters to support mitt romney. that is that were the numbers are. we have the math. mitt romney has had a lot of misses. they have been throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the president, making up opportunitiesor that and not exist. they do not even have an organization in pennsylvania. they know the math does not work for them. they're being patently dishonest. at the end of the day, this election whether it is florida or ohio is going to be who the voters trusted move us forward to fight for the middle class and working families to make sure we do not have a president that will shut the health care and social security safety net. hoodoo hispanic voters trust -- who do hispanic voters trust?
articulate young dream act kids. this will come -- particularly down to the young dream at kids. they will continue to lead us forward and not drag us back toward to policies that crashed our economy. if you work hard and play by the world that everyone has a chance if succeed. >> let me ask about the other names on the ballot. the members of congress. polls are democrat think that the democrats will gain in the house but republicans will still hold on to the majority. the democrats keep the senate but do not retake the house. do you agree? >> we have enough races them play where there are candidates
with resources and ground game or the numbers are there. they have put enough players on the field so that when it comes to turnout on election day, of if we have the kind of election day we have prepared for, we can take the house back. we will be making gains in the double digits. i think we have a real opportunity to take the house. >> thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> joining us from the campaign trail is senator john, the chairman of the conference. joining us at the table is real clear politics and dave levinthal up politico. >> i want to follow up about what she said about predicting the outcome in the senate.
he had been working hard to figure out how republicans could possibly get the control back at the senate. what is your outlook for the senate at this time? are there any lessons learned about how some of these races have come to surprise republicans who thought they were going to be way ahead from where they have ended up here? >> there are always surprises in any election cycle. there are always a few races out there that people think happen. in any case there are always a few of those that pop up that perhaps people to not see coming. i think this year is no exception. i still believe that we are well-positioned. if things go well on tuesday and did governor romney has a strong performance at the top of the ticket for us to win the necessary seats to get us back to 51. if it's more complicated if we
lose seats. there are many seats we feel good about. some races are just up for grabs. there are some very close in competitive races around the country. i do not think anybody really knows how they will go. >> what state will were you the most on election night? >> for us to do well, we would love to hang on to what we have a. in the north east we have massachusetts and maine. those are always taught seats because of the structural disadvantages that republicans have a. we have to do well in the middle of the country. we have to win and places like wisconsin and nebraska. we're hoping for some success in virginia and new mexico. these are going around the map and there are a number of races that are still very much in
place where our candidates are running even or in some races running ahead. we have to pick up some democrat held seats. a really now comes down to voters in the turnout efforts. every state is working very hard to get the voters out. >> do you think richard mourdock and todd akin are going to be able to win the seat despite the high-profile, and they have made talking about rape? have those comments from a political but blankets on other races across the country that concerns you? >> i do not think those races are having any impact on others. most of these races are very much hand-to-hand combat in
these individual state. i think what that the senate race is more than anything is the top of the ticket. that is where you're going to see the lift come from it mitt romney performs well. missouri, i think if you look at the way the state is trending in terms of the presidential race, governor romney is up double digits in missouri. if he pulls and a strong wind that could help todd akin get across the finish line. these are races where our candidates did have setbacks. not is a question of whether or not there is a type that can help overcome that. it is important to our goal of trying to reach the majority for it to happen. >> do you consider both of those races are one of the two definitely winnable? >> id. -- i do.
thing they both are winnable. i talk to folks the missouri using mitt romney is pulling ahead of president obama and anywhere from 10 or 18 points. if there is a big double digit is a clear head wind. the same is true in indiana. it is still a very strong republican state. you have a mike pence who is running for governor who has a very big margin there. we are still hopeful governor romney will win big in indiana. we help our candidates will have a good night their. -- we help our candidates will have a good night there. it will come down to turnout. >> bin hindsight because this
race is so close, was that a mistake? >> all those decisions get made based on circumstances at the time. i think that there have been some money put in there now by the nrse as a lot of other folks are playing them in the state of missouri. you never really know sometimes until these races start to take place in the cycle. i think what they have done is try to make the best decisions they can based on information they have about what our best opportunities are for winning seat and allocate resources accordingly. this is one that is on everybody's radar screen. weeping missouri is a very real possibility of coming through. even though it is develop late, it is not too late in order for
us to get over the top. >> the president is going to finish his campaign travel in iowa, a state he felt helped him launch his presidential trajectory. it still shows president obama up slightly in iowa and some shoring up 5points -- shooting up 5 points. >> where is my romney pose a challenge in iowa? is mitt romney's challenge and i was? -- iowa? he has to perform well. he has to do well in western iowa. it really does become an intensity battle in the state of iowa.
the average looks like the president has an advantage here. there is a lot of enthusiasm and energy and intensity on the ground. if you look at early voting in iowa which usually favors democrats, republicans have thought of to the 2008 cycle. there is a very different field. there is a ground game here that is under way. both sides are very active. i would certainly feel very much in play for governor romney and four republicans generally. i think it will come down to where those margins are. i think mitt romney can very much when the state. >> going to virginia for a
second. if you believe what some of the latest polls say, tim kaine is leading george allen. could that factor in and be a boon for barack obama? >> it is. i think we feel good about virginia and florida. we have senate races in both states that we're watching very closely. that case has been a nail biter. both of the candidates got into the race. it swings back and forth. like any campaign there is an ebb and a blow -- and be ebb and flow. i think that george allen's campaign has been very effective er