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Oct 22, 2012 10:30pm EDT
, sara fagen, a senior aid to george w. bush and jerry bernstein, former chief economist to joe biden, and cnbc contributors and robert wolf, former chairman of the americas for ubf and billionaire heinz servant is with us. did the president look by being aggressive and not as much to say, did he look like he was flailing in any way and punching at anything that moved? >> he did look a little that way and even though he looked presidential and in command of his facts i think tone ally he was a little off tonight and at the same time i agree with larry. i didn't get from mitt romney what i wanted to as a republican. he did not sound like a hawk at all. you can be a hawk without promoting war. so i was disappointed in both tonight. >> it certainly was a strategy that he had. >> i thought the point was to not appear like a blood thirsty. >> that's fine. you can do that. >> i wanted romney to kick some butt. to be honest with you, i wanted him to kick some butt. he didn't kick butt in the second debate. he did in the first. most of all, i said this and i think it was right. this is a guys
Oct 16, 2012 8:00pm EDT
ronald reagan in good shape. in the second debate in 2000, george w. bush had done very well in the first debate and capitalized on the spin afterwards. al gore reacted to the complaint he had been overaggressive dialing it way back and he was ineffective. president obama has the opposite incentive. people said he was lack luster in the first debate, expect to see more aggression but that town hall format limits how aggressive you can be because you have to interact not only with your rival, the moderator but the 80 undecided voters at hofstra. it's going to be an interesting test for both men. president obama wants to stop that romney momentum. >> all right. john, look forward to talking to you in a moment. meantime larry kudlow is the host of "the kudlow report" joins us at the desk. how do you see tonight playing out? >> i think message is going to be important. we're talking about form and style and that's true. one of the reasons why romney won the last debate, much stronger message on economic growth and policy and tax policy and he was much chris per and clearer on his facts.
Oct 11, 2012 10:30pm EDT
for former president george w. bush. how do you think he did? >> i thought he did great. i haven't heard any quite say that. he had a great debate the first hour in particular. on foreign policy i totally agree with the sentiment around the table, different from keith. i thought ryan comported himself well. i will say on foreign policy i thought ryan and romney sounded very bellicose, very out for war i believe didn't think resonated with the vice president and i don't believe will resonate with the public. while he did better on foreign policy, he did considerably worse, ryan, on the economy, the fiscal issues, on the stimulus i thought he had a bona fide embarrassing moment when the vice president called him out on his own request for stimulus payments and looked very flustered. these guys will not explain how they will pay for their tax cut and that is a liability. the vp nailed that. >> i'm sorry, i don't mean to be rude, real quick. i was a little disappointed in paul ryan an defending the $5 trillion charge. we all knew the charge was coming. last week, mitt romney made it ve
Mar 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
secretary and the former press secretary under george w. bush. >> first our amon jabbers has been digging through the exit polls in seven states tonight to give us a mindset into others. >> one of the big surprises out there tonight is the state of ohio. and momentum was moving in mitt romney's direction. in the last few days in the ohio republican primary. take a look at when voters actually decided. you're looking at 20% of republicans in the state of ohio who voted just in the last few days. 29% in the last few weeks and 22% earlier in 2012 and 18% just before that. so that's a big move at the very last minute in the ohio primary. let's see how those folks voted. looking forward to romney. 45% of the ohio republicans who said that they decided within the last few days voted for romney. 34% of those folks voted for santorum. 15% for gingrich and just 6% for mr. ron paul. now among those late deciders, romney led rick santorum by 45% to 34% but romney trailed on another treasure. that's the question of whether or not he understands average americans. this has been a problem for mitt romn
Oct 28, 2015 7:15pm EDT
bring in ari flesher for president george w. bush. and you go across the 1 candidates, ari, and you've got one on one side, is he talking about obamacare as far as you can tell? he's now sort of doing the other side business and saying, are we going to, you know, playing that republicans are the hard hearted people that want to take away health insurance? >> i think he was referring specifically ben carson's plan vis-a-vis medicare. governor kasich is going to try to portray compassionate conservatism. it's interesting, he sounds different, hasn't broken through with it yet, though. >> yeah, i wonder just going back to this issue, ari, isn't a center piece of the republican party tackling some of these entitlements. not just for the sake of the program, but because of the concern about how they're crowding out other forms of government spending or economy over time? if john kasich is willing to seed that ground, how big of a deal is that for the party? >> well, look, i think the center piece for republican party, and this is what i hope to hear tonight, is economic growth. economic gro
Oct 16, 2012 10:30pm EDT
say, look, i never blamed george bush for what happened on noo9/11. i never blamed ronald reagan because hundreds of marines were killed in lebanon. when bad people do bad thing to americans because we are try to do good things, the president's response is appropriate. >> the governor was trying to make a case that the american people did not know what really went on, not necessarily blaming the president. but looking for an accurate assessment of terrorism. >> you think he wasn't blaming the president, you and i watched different debates. they didn't know what was going on right away, nobody did. >> but it was september 11th, right? it was september 11th and our ambassador was murdered. >> yes, it was. and we're now going to find out -- the american people didn't know what was going on right away. we didn't know what was going on right away. i'm just remind you once people said, cia wasn't very good, this was when khrushchev was overthrown. somebody said what do you mean? well, khrushchev was overthrown and you must not have good sources in the kremlin because khrushchev was ove
Oct 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
budget office in the george w. bush years. famous vp debates of the past. >> i have as much experience in the congress as jack kennedy did. >> i served with jack kennedy, i knew jack kennedy, jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> why the line of all lines, next up which vp candidate is more likely to be a loose cannon tonight. it might not be who you think. we're coming right back. don't just watch tonight's vice presidential debate on cnbc, participate in it. the cnbc twiker will run at the bottom of your screen. tweet your thoughts to us at #cnbc 2012 and watch your comments roll and go to to vote in the poll. tell us which vice presidential candidate you think had the upper hand. when you take a closer look... the best schools in the world... see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... they can inspire our stu
Oct 28, 2015 5:00pm EDT
, george pataki and former senator rick santorum. then of course at 8:00 p.m., the ten candidates with the highest rankings in the national poll will take the stage to debate jobs, minimum wage and healthcare and we'll have full team coverage as only cnbc can do over the next couple of hours. eamon javers is inside of the arena and john wells is monitoring the candidates arrives and let's start with eamon. >> the stage is set here. we have four lecterns on the stage here behind me so each candidate will get more time to talkment that is something that the candidates appreciate. over here is where the moderators will be during the debate tonight. and the crowd has started to fill in over the last couple of minutes. we were outside earlier talking to the folks here who were in line. a lot of people have been waiting half an hour in the cold. it has been really chilly out here in boulder, colorado, today, so folks are coming in here to warm up and get ready for this debate tonight. >> thank you. we want to let viewers now you can let your voice be heard. log on to and participat
Aug 28, 2012 10:00pm EDT
values. i didn't know it at the time, but one of those dads was my future father-in-law, george romney. mitt's dad never graduated from college. instead, he became a carpenter. he worked hard. became the head of a car company, then the governor of michigan. when mitt and i met and fell in love, we were determined not to let anything stand in the way of our life together. i was episcopalian, he was a mormon we got married and moved into a basement parmwe balked t class together, shared a housekeeping, ate a lot of pasta and tuna fish. our desk was a door propped up on sawhorses. our dining room table was a fold down ironing board in the kitchen. but those were the best days. then our first son came along. all at once, i'm 22 years old with a baby and a husband going to business school and law school at the same time and i can tell you, probably like every other girl who finds herself in a new life far from family and friends with a new baby and husband, that it dawned on me that i had absolutely no idea what i was getting into. well, that was 42 years ago. i've survived. we now have fiv
Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
traditionally democratic state. george w. bush broke through in 2000 against al gore and carried al gore's home state of tennessee. democrats have not come close in the state of west virginia. a place where mitt romney and his allies argued the president has a war on coal and it's important to note that sometimes things that have been in one party for a long time disappear in a flash. >> the way coal stocks traded as the market tried to make a predictor of what's going to happen today. >> amman jaber joins us. good evening. >> interesting you're talking about west virginia because even as mitt romney's carrying west virginia on the presidential level, nbc news now has a projection in the senate race in west virginia joe manchin the democrat in west virginia is projected to win in that state. even at the national level democrats are having trouble in west virginia, at the senate level joe manchin the democrat has found a way to win in that state. this is a rematch against the same opponent that manchin faced in 2010 to win special election to replace long-time senator in west virgini
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
. so where did i go wrong? well, here are some thoughts. first, voters still blame george w. bush, not obama, for the economy. and according to exit polls, 40% of voters believe the economy is getting better. plus, and here's where i really missed it, of those who do worry most about the economy, they split their vote evenly between obama and romney. in fact, the same on budget deficits. mitt romney apparently did not make the sale. now, voters do oppose tax hikes according to these polls and they did trust romney more on keeping taxes down. but interestingly, they trusted obama more in getting unemployment down. and here too mitt romney did not make the economic growth sale. two other quick points. first, romney lost the hispanic point by 40 points. 70-30. devastating. as i have repeatedly said down through the years, if the gop doesn't develop a more compassionate and opportunity-centered immigration policy, it is never going to win another presidential election in my lifetime. and finally, hurricane sandy, a huge october surprise. listen to this. 64% of voters cited it as an importa
Oct 9, 2016 9:00pm EDT
by donald. first a couple of things, we have had muslims in america since george washington, and we have had many successful muslims and we just lost a particularly with well known one with mohamed ali. my vision of america is an america where everyone has a place if you are willing to work hard and you do your part, and you contribute to the community, that is what america is, and this is what we want america to be for our children and grandchildren, and it is already very shortsided and even dangerous to be engaging in the dem gojic rhetoric that donald has about muslims. we need the american muslims to be part of the u eyes and ear s on the front lines. i have worked with a lot of muslim groups around america, and i have met with a lot of them and i have heard how important it is for them to feel that they are wanted and included and part of our country, and part of the homeland security, and that is what i want to see. it is also important they intend to defeat isis with a majority muslim nations right now, a lot of the nations are hearing what donald says and wondering, why sho
Oct 19, 2016 9:00pm EDT
-- >> george w. bush supported it as well. >> i want to clear up your position on this issue because in a speech you gave to a brazilian bank for which you were paid $225,000, we've learned from the wikileaks that you said this, and i want to quote. my dream is a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders. >> thank you. >> that's the question. please quiet, everybody. is that your dream, open borders? >> well, if you went on to read the rest of the sentence, i was talking about energy. you know, we trade more energy with our neighbors than we trade with the rest of the world combined and i do want us to have an electric grid, an energy system that crosses borders. i think that would be a great benefit to us. but you are very clearly quoting from wikileaks and what's really important about wikileaks is that the russian government has engaged in espionage against americans. they have hacked american websites, american accounts of private people, of institutions. then they have given that information to wikileaks for the purpose of putting it on the internet. this has come
Sep 26, 2016 9:00pm EDT
critical example of debates between al gore then the vice president and texas governor george wind chill bush. al gore was 8 points up. going into that first debate he was down by four points when they were over. >> we remember from the primary debates, how much the crowd played into donald trump's whole presentation. who will be in the audience tonight? >> well, in terms of the bold-faced names, mark cuban is here, we know that for hillary clinton. when it comes to donald trump, bobby knight the famed basketball coach, don king is here as well, promoter. do you remember omarosa, from season one of "the apprentice." there is a benghazi supporters for donald trump and a lot of prominent members of various parties here as well. >> taking a look at mark cuban making his way into the debate hall tonight. of course, a businessman has become more political as time has gone on. a little more than a minute left here, john, on the to h do list for either candidate, we talked about the degree in which the narrative gets written in the first third of the debate or so, what needs to be done immediat
from georgia was a dozen years ago when he went after the democratic nominee john kerry at george bush's convention. mike bloomberg spoke as an independent urging independents to fall behind hillary clinton. he said, let's elect the same competent candidate. he also went after donald trump from the standpoint of a very successful businessman. he he said, i started a business, but i didn't start it with a million dollar check from my father. the richest thing he said about donald trump is his hypocrisy as one businessman going after another wealthy businessman, that's strong stuff. >> he got a lot of huge cheers. another moment is when he said, listen, i'm from new york, and i know a con when i see one. and that also got a huge round of applause here from the audience. >> yeah. as bloomberg said, very few of us can speak of those of us who have our names on the door. john, it seems like tonight we had panetta going after trump's diplomacy, we had vice president biden talking about his compassion, and then bloomberg going after trump's business acumen. does tonight feel more muscula
george pataki. [ applause ] and senator lindsey graham. obviously we have a lot to cover here tonight so let's get this started. my colleague john harwood has our first question. john? >> we'll pose this question to all candidates and go left to right starting with governor jindal. a majority of republican voters at this point in the campaign made clear they prefer someone from outside the political system. in 30 seconds, tell us why your experience inside the system would be more valuable than the fresh eyes an outsider would bring. >> i think the reason voters are so frustrated is nothing seems to change in d.c. over the next several hours, you'll hear several republicans all tell you they want to shrink the size of government and grow the american economy and it sounds great and we've got to do it. here's the truth -- of all these folks talking, i'm the only one that has cut the size of government. there's not two of us, there's one of us. the rest of it is just hot air. when politicians talk, we need to pay attention to what they do, not what they say. i'm the only one tha
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