October 16, 2012 Archives

October 16, 2012 Archives

Candy Crowley: Romney Was Actually "Right In The Main" On Libya

CANDY CROWLEY, debate moderator, after the debate: You know, again, I heard the president's speech at the time. I sort of reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we'd probably get a Libya question, so I kind of wanted to be up on it. So we knew that the president had said, you know, 'these acts of terror won't stand,' or whatever the whole

George Will: "Immeasurably The Best" Debate I Have Seen

"I think there was a winner in the sense that Barack Obama not only gained ground he lost but he cauterized some wounds that he inflicted on himself by seeming too diffident and disengaged," conservative columnist George Will said about the second presidential debate during ABC News' coverage. "Both candidates tonight I think tip-toed right up

Krauthammer: Romney Missed Opportunity Due To Contamination By Moderator

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I was interested to hear Megyn that women don't like the kind of in-your-face fighting that we basically saw in the debate. I can't speak for her gender, but I can speak on behalf of mine. We love this stuff. This was a boxing match, this was heavyweight. This was Frazier-Ali. Even the stage was sort of like an arena, a ring wh

Full Town Hall Debate Between Barack Obama And Mitt Romney

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met in a town hall debate moderated by Candy Crowley at Hofstra University on October 16th, 2012. Topics ranged from Libya to the economy to immigration.

Romney And Obama Get Close, Rumble On Drilling Permits

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama go toe-to-toe on drilling permits.

Luntz Focus Group Of Mostly Former Obama Voters Switch To Romney

A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney. "Forceful, compassionate, presidential," one participant said. "Confident and realistic," said another. "Presidential," another told Luntz. "Enthusiastic," another reacted. "Our next president," one man said. "Dynamo, winner," said one more.

Politico's Mike Allen Fact Checks "Acts Of Terror" Comment

Mike Allen: There’s going to be a bunch of fact checkers. But, just to do a fact check here, when Governor Romney said that Obama had been slow in calling the Libya attack terrorism, and the President said, “Oh wait a minute… The day after in the Rose Garden, I referred to it as an act of terror.” Candy Crowley stepped in and said that he w

Krauthammer: "Media Had To Be Shamed By FOX News Into Looking Into" Libya Attack

"Two quick points. One, the president may be insulated by what Hillary has done. It sure doesn't enhance his position as a leader to let someone else take the fall. Second, the buck stops also with the media. This Hillary action takes the heat off only one aspect of this scandal," Charles Krauthammer said on "Special Report" tonight. "The media

RNC's Reince Preibus: Obama Lied About Libya At Debate

RNC chairman Reince Preibus reacts to the second presidential debate.

Plouffe: "We Think The President Made Real Progress"

Obama Senior Adviser David Plouffe tells CNN "we think the president made real progress tonight." "Governor Romney looked like someone playing politics and the president looked like a resolute commander in chief," Plouffe said about the discussion on Libya at the debate.

Chuck Todd To Ingraham On Libya: "We Don't Work For The White House"

NBC's Chuck Todd talks to syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham about the media's lack of coverage of Libya: "We don’t work for the White House, you know. The problem is, guess what, we don’t have subpoena power, we can ask these questions, we can nag all the time. Sometimes when we squeak they do respond, and sometimes when we squeak, they hunk

MSNBC: "Best Debate Of President Obama's Career"

Maddow: "The best debate of Barack Obama’s career as a national politician." Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz both said the biggest moment of the night came when Romney fumbled by claiming that Obama hadn’t used the phrase “act of terror” when addressing the attack on U.S. ambassadors in Libya, which he had.

KISS' Gene Simmons: Obama "A Piss-Poor President"

"The country is so divided. I voted for President Obama last time, but I have to say I'm very disappointed in his job. He's a piss-poor president as far as I'm concerned," KISS' Gene Simmons said in an interview with AOL's Noisecreep.

Obama: Commitments I Haven't Been Able To Keep "Not From Lack Of Trying"

"The commitments I've made, I've kept, and those that I haven't been able to keep? It's not for lack of trying, and we'll get it done in a second term," President Obama said at the second presidential debate on Tuesday. "But, you should pay attention to this campaign because Governor Romney's made some commitments as well," Obama said about Romn

Psaki: Obama Takes Responsibility For Libya Attack

Jen Psaki, Obama campaign traveling press secretary: President Obama takes responsibility for the safety and security of all diplomats serving overseas. Secretary Clinton of course has a great amount of responsibility as Secretary of State and she was doing interviews yesterday, as she often does on the first day of a foreign trip, and said look, '

Romney: Under Obama, Next Four Years Will Be A Repeat Of Last Four

"I think you know better. I think you know that these last four years hasn't been as good as the President described, and that you don't feel like that you're confident that the next four years are going to be much better either. I can tell you if you're going to elect President Obama, you know what you will get, you're going to get the repeat of t

Michelle Obama: "Barack Doesn't Have A Big Ego"

"You know, Barack doesn't have a big ego. You know, that's the thing. He is -- you see this in, you know, how he leads the country. I mean, he is very open to other people's opinions and he's always to compromise and he's always, always listening, you know. So that would kind of be the last thing that I would kind of think of when I talk about my h

Chris Matthews: If Obama Doesn't Do Well "Something Historic Will Begin To Die Tonight"

"Let me start with this. I don't think there will be a more important few minutes in this presidential election as those coming tonight. Just after 9:00 pm eastern we will see a spirited defense by Barack Obama of his four-year record or we won't. If we see it, this election campaign will take a strong new life. If we don't, something historic will

Obama: Gas Prices Were Low Because Economy Was On Verge Of Collapse

President Obama on gas prices at the debate: "Think about what the Governor just said. He said when I took office, the price of gasoline was $1.80, $1.86, why is that? Because the economy was on the verge of collapse."

Rep. King: Al Qaeda, In Some Ways, "Greater Threat" Than On 9/11

O'BRIEN: You just heard Hillary Clinton there saying she takes the blame. Mr. Giuliani yesterday told me that he believes that there's a cover-up underway. What do you think? Is there some kind of cover up? KING: I give Secretary Clinton credit for taking some responsibility. I wish Joe Biden and President Obama would also take responsibilit

Gibbs Predicts "Exceptionally Strong Debate Performance" From Obama

"I think you're going to see an exceptionally strong debate performance tonight from the president," Obama adviser Robert Gibbs said on "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "I think you'll see somebody who will be strong, who'll be passionate, who'll be energetic, who will talk about, as you all have been talking about on the set, not just the last four ye

Van Jones: Romney Was Acting Like A "Douche" At Last Debate

Van Jones on CNN: I think if you’re in a situation, this is just kind of basic. You had two guys up there: One was acting kind of like a douche, and one was acting kind of like a wimp. And between a wimp and a douche -- those are strong words.

Obama Answers Questions From Reporters, Ignores One About Libya

Reporter: "How are you feeling about tonight?" Obama, smiling: "I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day." Reporter: "Are you aware Michelle voted for you yesterday?" Obama, turning to yell back: "Thank goodness!" Reporter: "Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?" Obama: Silence. Kept walking.

Obama Web Ad: President Clinton Explains Romney's $5 Trillion Tax Cut

Obama campaign President Clinton explains Mitt Romney's $5 trillion tax cut and how middle class families with children will get an average tax increase of $2,000 to pay for $250,000 in tax cuts for multi-millionaires.

Jon Stewart Rips Media's VP Debate Coverage

Daily Show: Martha Raddatz controls the vice-presidential debate while the media focuses on facial expressions, tweets and other gimmicky crap.

"Special Report" Panel Discusses The Campaign In New Hampshire

Bret Baier and local New Hampshire political experts discuss the presidential race in the state.

Heilemann: "We Haven't Seen The Last Of Negative Campaigning From The Obama Campaign"

Chris Matthews, John Heilemann and Ed Rendell discuss the tight presidential race.

Maddow: Democrats Excited About Early And Absentee Voting Numbers

Rachel Maddow discusses early and absentee voting, as well as the issue of deficit spending.

O'Reilly: Biden "Acted Like A Condescending Talk Show Host" In VP Debate

O'Reilly reviews the latest polling in the presidential race and discusses the state of the campaign with three weeks to go.

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