election night and what he was up to. he was at ron kaufman's house and watching the returns and he had a whole list. he was acting like a candidate making 80 calls to all the candidates he endorsed. and his staff was keeping microsoft excel documents about who won and who lost, and at the same time keeping track of hillary clinton. this is a machine guy who is keeping track of everything even though he's not running. >> we know he is a big data analytics guy. two thirds of romney's candidates won, while only one third of hillary clinton's candidates one. how etc. the romney people about -- how excited are the romney people about that? >> they are using it to the argument that he should jump in him and to make the case for donors. he is not trying to run right now, but if jeb doesn't run, he could get in. >> he made 76 endorsements in these midterms, which is a really large number. at this point, is mitt romney the most viable endorsement a candidate can have -- a valuable endorsement a candidate can have in the midterms? >> he is. you have a former nominee, and because of the documentary
. there was no excitement. there was no joy. at the same time, i was having ron kaufman call me up from the romney campaign saying, joe, in pennsylvania, there are 35,000 people here, they're going crazy. joe, i'm in ohio -- like every day. and republicans on saturday started thinking who knows. because our mindset again growing up, ronald reagan, 1980, it's tied on friday. on tuesday, ray gap wins in a massive landslide. 199 1994 on friday, end up with 62% of the vote.gap wins in a massive landslide. 1994 on friday, end up with 62% of the vote. it is all micro targeted. >> doesn't happen in a midterm. >> howard fineman, matt lewis, thank you both. >> look at howard. howard knew when to give it right back to you. >> yes, he does. >> i hope i did. if i'm doing the right thing, i'm giving it back to you. >> that undermine it is. all right. still ahead, he's been one of president obama's toughest critics for why things haven't gotten done in washington. but bob woodward says there has now been too much piling on the president. he joins us next so he can have it both ways. >> stop it.
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