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great points but democrats show me that the biggest strength of this country comes from the richness of the cultures that made america the best country in the world. from mary i learned that obama cares about working people and the romney/ryan team care more about the wealthy. it's working people who built this country and it's working people who make the rich richer. facebook.com/carol cnn. thanks for your comments and thanks for joining me. cnn newsroom continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >> thank you carol. have a lovely weekend my friend. hi everyone. i am ashleigh banfield. it's 11:00 on the east coast. 8:00 a.m. on the west coast and already a very busy day. this is always the biggest economic report of the month. but the jobs report for august may be huge because it's just not huge. it's not big at all. that's the number. the magic number. it's nasty if you're a democrat. 96,000 new jobs on u.s. payrolls. of course any new job is
welcome. sadly those expectations were north of 120,000. the job less rate is now 8.1%. that is mostly due to people who are exhausted, simply tired of looking for work and dropping out. they're not looking anymore. and of course this did not take long for the republicans to draw a contrast between all that soaring rhetoric and speeches of the democratic convention and then thud the number. mitt romney said this, and i quote. if last night was the party, this morning is the hangover. a lot of people talk about the glass half empty and half full when the numbers come outd.
>> you talk to anybody looking for work for a long time and they will tell you it is not getting better. the numbers show it. you are going to see spin one way or the other. not getting better. the democrats would say look, relatively strong but look there aren't job losses. you look what happened in 2009 it was very up and down. there were job gains maybe for three months and then job losses for four months so if you want to try the positive in here it is that these numbers aren't negative but it's really hard to spin this in a positive way if you're talking about spin. even if you look at the under employment rate not even talking about the unemployment rate. the under employment rate is at 14.7%. so this number is not only factoring in unemployed people but also factors in people working part-time but are looking for full-time employment. and the fact is ashleigh 12.5 people today are out of work. they are looking for work, 12.5 million people are out of work.
you can't spin that in a positive way. sorry. >> so, alison, where you are i always think the rule of thumb when it comes to wall street is uncertainty doesn't bode well for the markets and no day would have been more uncertain than yesterday waiting for today. and yet the markets were great yesterday. we had record numbers. for the dow, s&p, and the nasdaq yesterday. big change today. what's the effect? does it matter? >> what a difference a day makes. right? look, the positive is that you're not seeing the market tumble on these paltry numbers that came out today. now you saw the dow up 245 points yesterday on a positive report from adp. that's a private payroll processor. they expected to see 201,000 jobs in the private sector added. those hopes were dashed. we didn't see that today. so that's why you're not seeing the market up any more today. now, you aren't seeing the market down more because there
is this hope that the fed could take action to introduce some sort of stimulus to try to rev the economy up, you could it introduce a stimulus next week. the fed ashleigh is going to be meeting two days next week and very well all signs are pointing it could go ahead and introduce some sort of stimulus into the economy. >> and while i love watching you on tv, i don't think the democrats wanted to see you on tv today. i think they wanted to see soaring rhetoric and sound bites from the president's speech last night so this is really taking the euphoria out of the last three days. this was supposed to be bouncevil bounceville. >> yeah. you're certainly not getting that. you know, you look at even where president obama really needs to break even. you know, from the time he was elected to now he needs to add another 261,000 jobs before the election just to break even. and you know what? that got just a little tougher today because the reading was so weak. when i talk about breaking even it means no jobs -- >> big numbers for october.
yes. you know, october, november's numbers have to be really big. >> it's going to be hard for president obama to break even at this point where no jobs would have been lost or added during his presidency. >> right. i know you have a busy day today. back at it. thanks. no doubt those jobs numbers as i just mentioned kind of throw a wet blanket over the president's big fired up grand finale speech at the dnc. but the white house is staying on message and saying, yes. more work does need to be done. but today's report is further evidence that the economy is continuing to recover. don't forget there were 93,000 jobs, right? it is actual jobs not a loss so he is suggesting that we are recovering from the worst downturn since the great depression and you can be sure that'll be at the heart of the president's stump speeches today. right now the president, vice president, joe biden, and their wives are back on the trail together expected to arrive in new hampshire shortly. dan lothian is joining us now
live on location on the telephone. i said 93. beg your pardon. 96,000 jobs, dan. i assume the president had to be armed for this today and had to have a response ready. >> reporter: he will have a response. in fact i'm told by two senior officials in fact the president will be responding to those jobs numbers and what we expect is perhaps what we have heard when other disappointing numbers have come out in the past and that is that they'll point to some of the positives that have -- they've seen over the last few months. they'll talk about the private sector gains. you saw that in that statement put out by alan kruger the chairman of the council of economic advisers talking about 4.6 million private sector jobs that have been gained. you'll also hear that there's still a lot of pain in the economy that people are still struggling. the president will no doubt tout that what his administration has done is essentially point a
floor on the free fall, built a stronger foundation they believe for long-term growth. definitely as you were pointing out a few seconds ago these are not the kinds of numbers the president or democrats were looking for coming out of their convention. they wanted higher numbers so they could tout major progress is being made. no doubt they'll try to focus on the positives while still pointing out there is still a lot of pain. >> i don't know how this works and i don't want to put you on the spot but this is the department of labor that comes out with the monthly job numbers. does the president get wind of that before hand? is he given a heads up before we get the public numbers? could he have taken sometime to get geared up for the campaign today? >> reporter: that is a question people always ask and the white house always says they do not get a heads up but get the numbers essentially at the same time we are. they have a lot, their number crunchers who are working behind the scenes get a good sense of where these numbers will be. i should point out even though,
you know, there is so much discussion about disappointing numbers, again, they'll talk about this working but also in that statement we saw from alan krueger, he said that the numbers are fluid and often adjusted going forward. we have seen that in the past where negative numbers come out and the next month those numbers are adjusted in a more positive direction. so they don't get a heads up if you will on the numbers but they're prepared, certainly prepared when they come out. >> okay. i know you're busy. back to work. thank you, dan. do appreciate it. also the reason that dan is so busy is because the president is getting ready to speak live in portsmouth, new hampshire. about an hour and ten minutes or so from now. we're watching the clock and we have our live cameras trained on that. we'll bring it to you live. mom's smartphone... dad's tablet... or lauren's smartphone... at&t has a plan built to help make families' lives easier.
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>> but know this, america. our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place. and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> it's your choice folks. you should have registered by now to get up and be out there. in 60 days you american people are going to choose the president's plan or you're going to decide to chart a new course with mitt romney. here with me now is cnn's political editor paul stein hauser. there were some serious themes that kept coming back over and over again, two in particular last night. not just the president. every one of the speakers. who were they? >> a couple, you're absolutely right. we'll start with the president first. you just played that sound bite. that was one of his big themes. he says listen, i'm getting things accomplished but i need another four years. the other thing you heard a lot from the president and from a lot of the other big speakers is this is a choice election. the president used the word choice about ten times. what does he do when he's trying
to make the contrast? he is saying this is what i would do if i'm re-elected. this is what mitt romney and paul ryan would do if they win the election really trying to make that contrast. something else we heard over and over not only from the president but the vice president just about every other speaker. osama bin laden. i tell you, that name, that visual came up over and over at this convention and don't be surprised. it was definitely part of a concerted effort here. you also heard the president really criticize mitt romney on foreign policy. kind of all goes together there. you also heard at this convention a lot of mention of afghanistan, a lot of mention of u.s. forces, u.s. troops. remember, there was some criticism of mitt romney for not mentioning afghanistan in his acceptance speech last week in tampa. >> i'm going to talk to you about a couple things that were left out as well of the dnc but not before i sort of -- the elephant in the room has been the air that's been sucked off tv to make way for jennifer granholm. i mean, this was wild and
woolly. the former michigan governor who is now a tv host on current, my lord. i don't know. you explain it. i was kind of thinking this was the clint eastwood moment for the democrats. >> you know, in a way but there were some politics here. let's listen quickly. >> autos are back. manufacturing is rebounding. why? >> usa! usa! >> ashleigh, she was on for six minutes there. she had the crowd on their feet yelling and screaming for all six minutes. if you want to think about it, jennifer granholm for 2016 for the democratic nomination stop thinking about it. she was born in canada before moving here as a child. not going to happen as you know. but there are some serious politics behind this. what was she talking about? the auto bailout. how many speakers last night, vice president biden spent half of his speech talking about the
auto bailout. so did speakers the entire week. there is politics behind this. ohio, ohio, ohio. michigan, michigan, michigan. the democrats think if they tout the auto bailouts and mention mitt romney was against them that's a winning ticket, their drive to victory in those two crucial battleground states. >> mr. steinhauser you and i both know there are two things you need to do when you get up at the microphone. play to the auditorium and wind them up but know that the bigger audience is through tv land. i heard a prominent republican say today i watched that and it was really good last night but see it on tv and i'm a bit freaked out by it. then i heard another colleague saying, whoa. tall espresso next time. that is not good. your message gets lost. >> you know, you've got a good point but let me give you another point as well. while this battle is for independent voters and persuadable voters almost as important here is that both parties are trying to really excite their bases because this could turn out to be a very close base election. so this speech in some ways helps with the base as you saw they got excited but it could
hurt with the persuadable voters, independents, moderates in the middle. >> 30 seconds. what was left out? >> here are two things left out of the president's speech. barely any mention of health care of his signature achievement in his first term. and no mention in the president's speech of this stimulus. ashleigh? >> you did that in 12. you're great. paul steinhauser cnn's political editor, thank you. i know it's been a long week my friend. enjoy your weekend. well deserved. take another day. why not? tell the boss i said so. you know, here is something if you didn't see this you need to see this. for many people this was really the -- i think you could call it the emotional pinnacle of last night's dnc evening and incentive speeches and everything before that. the former representative gabby giffords is a survivor of an assassination attempt and no matter. she took to the stage, no cane. she led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance.
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so you do not have to be wolf blitzer to see the political fallout of a disappointing jobs report. two months from election day. this morning the head of the republican national committee reacted to the 96,000 new jobs in august. here was the tweet he sent. time is up, mr. president. more of same is not good enough.
this isn't an incomplete. which is the president's own assessment of his economic performance. it's an f. and the author behind that tweet gets even more air time because it is hard to say what you want to say in that few characters. reince priebus joining me live from washington. thank you, sir, for taking the time to be here. my thought is you really want to be here because this is an opportunity for you guys to really, you know, sort of jump in and pull some of the democratic euphoria down a notch. but i have an ironic question for you, reince. that is this. while you could not have been happy with the numbers as an american, you had to have been happy with the numbers as a campaigner. >> well, here is -- that is a good point. here is what i would say. every case in a closing argument comes down to the facts and there can be nothing better in a closing argument than having the facts on your side. now, that doesn't mean the facts
are good necessarily for this country. but they are indicative of where we're at in this country, whether or not barack obama fulfilled the mission of barack obama of 2008 and we're going to be in the unique position to be able to present to the american people the truth as to where we're at in the economy and then they're going to make the decision as to whether or not they believe another four years of this is the direction they want to go in america. i happen to believe they're not going to want four more years of barack obama. look, he loves giving speeches and i think he does a pretty good job. but i think there is a feeling in america, i'm from wisconsin, i was in iowa yesterday, people are tired of the sort of barack obama brand of '08 because they know that while it may sound good, the reality is it doesn't feel good. that's ultimately what i think is going to up end barack obama is that he is just not real anymore. >> so i've heard that the
republican arguments that this recovery has just not been fast enough. and i think a lot of people certainly if they're out of work feel that and understand that. and i think that the guy who is also a very good speaker, president clinton, attacked that head on wednesday night. i want to just replay what he said to try to blunt your message and talk to you on the other side. have a look. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president re-election was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough. so fire him and put us back in. >> all right. so reince priebus like a real compendius comment and that kind of rhetoric is sometimes what leads people to make a decision. you can actually add, you know, the facts to that as well and some growth charts that do show
there has been progress to be made. just this one alone. private sector jobs since january 2010. you know, constantly on the rise. maybe not fast enough according to you but according to president clinton, gee, you know, you left us with this and now you're pushing us to go faster, faster. that is not an easy argument to make. >> here is the -- no. i got you. here's the problem. almost the entire population, like the entire city of tampa this month, throwing their arms up in the air, almost 400,000 people saying, this economy is so bad that we're not even looking for work. so that's 368,000 dropping off the payroll. they added 96,000 new jobs but 368,000 threw their arms up in the air. here is the other piece that makes president clinton's argument sort of fail. which is this president, and we've got to talk about this,
this president knew what he was running on in 2008. he understood where the economy was at. he ran on the economy in 2008. he ran against george bush. he ran and spoke to the american people and said, i'm -- if you elect me, i'm going to fix the economy that we're in in 2008. now, to come back four years later and say, well, you know, i didn't realize it was really bad and so either you're admitting that you didn't know what you were doing or talking about in 2008 or you're admitting that you failed or maybe a combination of the two. the fact is he ran on the economy, he ran he would fix the economy. he cut the deficit in half. he would get unemployment below 8%. none of it came true. at some point, something that you promised has to come true. and he can't point to anything -- health care premiums are up. foreclosures are up. gas is up. deficits up, debt is up. unemployment is up.
i mean, i think there has to -- there's -- listen, there is grace, right, and there are some things that you have to put in realistic terms and be fair and reasonable. but the problem this president has is there is no reasonable calculation here that shows that he has succeeded at too much of anything. >> well, you know, he's -- he also showed some humility last night quoting lincoln and fdr as well being on your knees at a time when it is one of the toughest times. who knows what's going to happen whether your message will prevail or his but you are great to give us the time today and i look forward to further conversations. >> thank you. >> reince priebus, thanks so much in washington. i want to jump ahead a couple weeks as well. wednesday, october 3rd, debate night in america. a great date night too. so debate night in america, the first head-to-head match up between president obama and mitt romney and we'll bring it to you live from the university of denver. again, wednesday, october 3rd, 7:00 p.m. eastern. sharp right here on cnn. [ male announcer ] the perfect photo... [ man ] nice!
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have a job. we have this story about a southern california man who by the way makes 20 bucks an hour and yet he's living in a van for the last two years. hounchts are you today? >> julius is behind the wheel of the santa barbara mtv bus five days a week, a full-time job that pays $19 an hour to the jovial driver with the unforgettable beard. when his work day is over, he moves from his bus to another vehicle, his van. where he lives. >> a regular full sized mattress. >> reporter: this is home because he makes too much to qualify for public housing but can't afford rent in the high cost city of santa barbara. a lot of people think if you have a full-time job in america you're okay. that's not really the case for you is it? >> no. i got a full-time job. i'm barely making ends meet. >> reporter: debt from a failed small business piled up and he and his wife are still digging
out. so this county parking lot is where they sleep. joined by more than a dozen others who live in their cars. it's called a safe parking program. 114 spaces spread out across the country with the waiting list of more than 40. >> i have senior citizens. i have couples. i have families. >> reporter: one-third of the people says the program manager have jobs but are under employed like approximately 17% of americans. what do you think it says about america when somebody who has a job who wants to work still has to live in a car? >> i think people would be shocked. i think they would be shocked if they would come and meet some of these people because i will tell you when they come into my office i want to cry because it reminds me of someone that could be my mother, my sister, my brother. >> reporter: or your bus driver. >> good morning. >> reporter: who starts his day on the move. breakfast with his wife mary is
at the donut shop. >> tooth brush, toothpaste. >> reporter: the bath room? a public one. the dressing room? the back of the van. >> normal life is what you miss. you know, living in a van is not the norm. >> reporter: has the middle class in america changed? >> i think the middle class has slid down the scale a little bit more toward the lower class and it's a little tougher for the middle class people to survive and to actually pursue the american dream. i love you. >> i love you, too. >> reporter: he keeps chasing his dream, hoping whoever wins this election will be able to shift the economy into gear. >> good morning. thank you. today's job report says that 8 million people are considered under employed because of economic reasons but that is just part of the picture. talk to the members of the working middle class and they'll tell you wages are simply not
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i recognize the times have changed since i first spoke to this convention. times have changed and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. >> i'm the president. and that's that. a memorable moment from last night's speech. and it really marks a distinct shift in the attitude and the image of barack obama. one man who has honestly really seen this transformation first hand is the guy at the other
side usually of the lens but look at that great picture where the president seizes the camera from the man who usually follows him. this guy goes in places where the rest of us just cannot go. he humps his own gear everywhere he goes. his name is aaron shockary and he happens to be the white house's first ever videographer. we've had photographers but videographer. aaron, so good to be able to talk to you. i have to be honest. until your book came out, just a quick plug right there, until your book came out i did not know this program existed where president obama had a videographer following him. did you get carte blanche? did you see anything that happened in those first four years? >> everything would be a little ways off but i saw quite a bit. you know, people were very free with access around the white house and on the campaign and i think it shows you how much trust that not only the president had in his staff but that the senior advisers had in
the president's temperament to undergo a project like this. >> what about something like he's having a meeting with president putin. were you told to leave the room at times? were you told who's off limits, who's not? how were the decisions made? >> that is an excellent example because it involves foreign diplomacy and so in that case just like anything else there has to be a one for one. so putin's videographer would have to be present for me to be present and vice versa. so whenever foreign dignitaries come to the white house there is this demarcation do they also have a videographer and how do we deal with that? when it came to domestic situations i pretty much had access to wander the west wing wherever i wanted to. whenever the oval office door closed and i wasn't already on the other side of it i wouldn't try to sneak around. i would just, you know, not beat myself up. you missed this one. you'll get in there next time. the residence was an exception. i would never follow him home and film him having dinner or
anything. >> sure. you have a mission. you're part of obama's administration essentially. where does authenticity meet mission? i'm just trying to get my head around your job and then your other job which is to the american people to truly show us everything as opposed to what your boss may want or not want you to see. >> exactly. it was an important distinction between being on the campaign where i was essentially a vehicle of the message and communications department to the white house where in the photo office our mission is to document the presidency for history, for the american people. so it was definitely putting a different hat on and different decision on what you filmed. first you decide is this going to get a vote? then you decide will this be interesting in ten, 15, 20, a hundred years? with the internet we don't know what forever means anymore. >> so what about the nixon effect. look. i've heard some nixon tapes that could curl your hair and chill you to the bone. and there is now law because of
nixon as to what we the people should always have access to and i'm just curious as to whether you're allowed to destroy anything that you do or tape over anything that you do. >> no. the presidential records act is very clear and it was one meeting i couldn't avoid. i am a guy who doesn't like a lot of bureaucracy and skated around a lot of things like that but the records people were like we need to talk about this. every single thing i film goes into the archives and will be available to the public in the presidential libraries. so there are some moments, some things that will not be totally flattering but i think the most remarkable thing in the archives is that there is no, really not a lot of secrets back there. it turns out that the person -- >> what is not flattering? >> oh, you know, you flub things up. if you think about it i filmed every weekly address and so any time you mess up a line and you're like, you know, all of that is in there. every time, you know, you're not totally happy with a staff member and i'm filming, that will be in there.
>> no f bombs or anything like that? look, he is a guy. >> there may be an f bomb or two in there. it happens. you know? >> i just had to know. well, listen. great of you to talk to us. and the book is really interesting. it's a fascinating job. i wish you luck in your future endeavors. they'll be a hard act to follow. >> thank you so much, ashleigh. >> nice to see you. thanks so much. on sunday by the way we're also going to bring you quite a behind-the-scenes look maybe not like aaron's but behind-the-scenes look at both candidates. 8:00 eastern it gets under way. we begin with romney revealed, family, faith, and the road to power, followed by obama revealed, the man, the president and again do yourself a favor and watch these two documentaries. they are extremely enlightening and very helpful if you're trying to figure out how to vote. i thought we were going to break. i beg your pardon. i couldn't go to break before bringing in one of my favorite colleagues sanjay gupta live with me today. you know what? i'm never going to live this down because all i ever do is
ask can sanjay join me on the show today? maybe tomorrow. so you're here. tell me about the phenomenal interview, a great woman who was a college softball player and met with a bit of disaster. >> an incredible story. if you've been watching the u.s. open at all recently denise castelli is her name. you may have seen her as a ball girl running around the court picking up the balls. you can see right away obviously she has one leg. she had an amputation as part of an injury as a softball player but she is also one of our try athletes. we've talked about this before. we put an all call out about a year ago to get people who wanted to join us for the triathlon and picked several. she was one of them. just an incredibly inspiring story. we've been training now for sometime since january and in fact we were in hawaii together training and i sat down with her and asked her specifically about what happened. take a listen. >> denise, people see right away that you are missing below the
knee on your right leg. >> yes. >> tell us what happened. >> in 2008 while i was a senior in college i was sliding into second base and i broke my leg. and from that day i just had an infection and there were problems with surgeries after that so i ended up an amputee. >> you were pretty young. >> yes i was. i was 22 when i broke my leg and 24 when i was amputated. >> you were an athlete. this happened while you were playing sports. >> yes. i played collegiate softball. >> did you at that time, i mean i imagine there were so many things going through your mind. one of which was i may never be an athlete again. >> yes. i remember very clearly being, laying in the hospital and right after the amputation and thinking okay. you need to pick up the covers and you need to take a look at your life now. and it took a lot of courage but i decided i had to face it head on and try to regain my life back. >> i tell you, ashleigh, she has
regained her life back. she is now teaching other amputees to be athletes. she said to me, she is such a young woman, so poised, and she said when this happened that she was worried no one would love her again. i just remember that breaking my heart and i can tell you though on a happier note she is happier than she's ever been. next sunday she's doing this malibu nautical triathlon with me and everybody else. an amazing story. >> unbelievable. i've seen it but i still can't believe people can swim a mile with one leg. really remarkable. sanjay, thank you. i appreciate it. >> thanks. >> just because i almost forgot your segment was next how about a plug for your show? >> love it. >> here we go. ready? join sanjay gupta md 4:30 p.m. eastern on saturday and 7:30 a.m. on sunday. you know how i know that? >> because watch it. >> every weekend. >> best plug ever. >> biggest fan. yeah. thank you. take a look at this week. he is going to have a great story about the dangers of texting and driving. i am so glad you're doing this
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very fast comments from mitt romney. let's join him live on the tarmac. >> particularly in latin america and tracking cracking down on china for currency manipulation is something neither president bush nor president obama has done. balancing our budget? president bush and president obama neither one made the kinds of steps on that front that needed to be made. number five championing small business. that is something which i think is critical. certainly not something anybody has spoken about that i can recall in quite a while in the way i've described it and particularly getting rid of obama care. so the five steps i've described are new. i'm happy to go into them in great detail. you don't have the time now but i'll do it more today in the rally but my plan is designed to meet the new economic realities that exist today. we go back ten, 20 years we had a very different type of economic setting where china for instance was a small participant on the world stage economically. today it's a major player. we have to consider our economic
policies in light of how the world has changed. >> actually the race over the last couple months has been very close despite everything that obama has going against him. what are you going to do to break it open over the next two months? >> you know, i'll just keep talking about the things i believe, describe my vision for the future and have people get a chance to consider the lack of progress that's been occurring over the last three and a half years. if people -- you know, i think that the message from last night was that the president's plan is four more years of the four last years and i don't think the american people want four more years of the four last years. i think they want to see more jobs. they want to see their kids coming out of college, able to get jobs. they want to see rising incomes again. there is no question if they listen to the president last night he gave them no confidence whatsoever that he has any plan to make america's economy start to create the jobs it ought to be creating. >> governor, anything more to
intervene in the economy? you don't think that is a very good idea for them? >> i don't think qe3 as it's described is going to have the economic impact that i think the nation is looking for. i think what we found is qe2 was less effective than we had hope have been to create jobs, and frankly, what we are looking for is the kind of commitment in washington to fixing the structural problems that are making it hard for the economy to recover, and some of the pro problems are put in place by the president. >> and some of it is looking like the republicans are cheering against any moves to help the economy -- >> oh, the republicans are fighting for moves to help the economy. my five step plan is designed to get the economy going. you are not going to get this economy going unless you do the things they described. and if you continue with the president who, as you saw last night, had no ideas what to do for the economy. maybe he is going to look to the fed and hope they can try to do something, but that is not him.
that is an independent group of individuals at the fed. what is he going to do to get this economy going, and all he said last night was the same as he said four years ago which by the way made a lot of promises four years ago, and can you think of any of those promises that was met? i mean, he was going the create jobs, hasn't. lower unemployment, hasn't. rise in take-home pay? gone down. cut the cost of health insurance by $2,500 in ? well, it has gone up $2,500, and create new business? 30-year low. cut the deficit in half. the deficit is double where it is. and the president has been unable to deliver on virtually any of the promises and the idea that the american people will accept the same promises again is one that would be flying in the face of america's ability to understand what is in their best interest. >> and governor, what do you think about -- >> you have visited china twice and how do you respond for the president saying that you can't
go be ready for diplomacy in beijing when you can't even talk there. >> i i wish that the president would talk to china in a straight talk manner. that i have manipulated the currency in over a decade and they have taken american jobs. and so as we deal with other nations around the world and nothing wrong with telling people the truth. thank you, guys. frank talk with the folks covering the campaign, the massachusetts governor in sioux city, iowa, and he mentioned a couple of rallies that you will be hearing from him today and not only a campaign stop in sioux city, iowa, but also in orange city, iowa and tonight, in another rally headed to nashua, new hampshire, and the campaign does not stop. that is fertile ground when you get jobs report that is
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so we are continuing to follow all of the news of the day post democratic national convention which of course has been the last three, but the campaign rolls on and the president and his wife and the other first ladies and second ladies and eeverybody is headed to iowa and new hampshire today and mitt romney in iowa right now and headed to new hampshire today, and florida is also on the menu for the leaders. so as we wrap up the coverage i hand the baton over to suzanne malveaux and the newsroom after the break. thanks for watching and have a great weekend. you ready? one, two, three. [ both ] ♪ emma, emma bo-bemma ♪ banana-fana-fo-femma ♪ fee-fi-fo-femma ♪ em-ma very good sweety, how do you feel? good. yeah? you did a really good job, okay? [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson.
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democrats are pushing on the final night of course of the democratic national convention, but is it enough to change the minds of the voters and soften the blow of a mediocre jobs report. we will get straight to it. we will get straight to it. havi -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com i will not pretend that the path i am offering is quick or easy.