>> don't believe me, believe henry lewis gates jr. who said that derrick bell had a blind spot for antisemitism. don't believe me, believe one of derrick bell's -- >> there are plenty of people who debated that theory. there's no question about it. if your point -- if your bombshell is that derrick bell is a radical, is that what you're trying to say? i'm trying to understand what the bombshell is because i haven't seen a bombshell yet. >> the bombshell is happening right here on this program where we've got a story and you're not interested in telling your viewers who derrick bell actually is. you want to come in and obfuscate and tell me i don't know what critical race theory is, that white supremacy has nothing to do with it. this is about barack obama's connection to a radical tleerl ri that he didn't just embrace when he was a student at harvard. when he was a teacher at the university of chicago he forced his students to reader rick bell. >> a lot of law students reader rick bell. you really do not understand critical race theor
i think it does ring a lot of true bells. let's cut to the quick here. this election is going to be about the economy. nicole, there's a lot of argument raising on both sides at the moment, is anybody winning that argument? >> i don't think it's an argument that either one of these men can win because it's so dependent almost entirely dependent on events beyond their control. it's dependent on the pace of the recovery and the psychology and mood of the country come election day. and i think that both men would be well served to elevate the debate a little bit. because it matters so much more than usual in this, i think, cycle that they focus on the big -- we always say that. campaign strategy, people like hillary and i say it's about big things. usually it isn't. it's usually about rapid response and who can squash the little guy and catch a gotcha moment and who makes a gaffe and embarrass them. that stuff really doesn't matter. >> let's play a clip from president obama which sort of summed the whole thing up to me. it was amusing and yet very telling.
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