BILL O'REILLY: If you were me, number one, you would be the luckiest guy in the world. And, number two, what would your opening question for the president be?
JAMES CARVILLE: Well it, wouldn't be who do you think is going to win the game? I would say, Mr. President, there is no doubt about it, you had a rough 2013, what assurances can you give our viewers that 2014 is going to be better?
O'REILLY: Really, that would be the question you would ask him? That would be it?
CARVILLE: I would ask him more than that, but --
O'REILLY: No, no, no. But you wouldn't ask him more than that because he could take that open-ended question, the president could, and he could do 12 minutes and you could go out for coffee, you could go out and play with the dog, he has a nice dog you could play with him. You can't open with an open-ended question like that because the president is glib. He will suck the air right out of the room. You know that do you want to try it again?
O'REILLY: Come on, I need advice, Carville.
CARVILLE: You need advice? I would say that -- give yourself a grade in terms of your healthcare rollout right now today.
O'REILLY: That's not bad. Give yourself a grade and then back it up. Now we are getting somewhere.
I think the president, at this point, has nowhere to go but up. I mean, this poll is shocking and the FOX News poll reflects every other poll. And he is down to guys like you, his core base. He doesn't have anybody else but the core base. 32%, 33%. That's his core. That's where he is.
CARVILLE: I think -- first of all, there is no doubt he has had a bad 2013. His numbers are down. His approval is I think in the low 40s, if you take people that approve of the job he is doing. But, you know, I think he is going to have -- 2014, it's going to be a much better year. I actually believe and I wonder what he thinks, I think the economy is starting to strengthen some.
O'REILLY: Did you see the stock market today, Carville?
CARVILLE: Take one day at a time. The stock market is up. If you look at the stock market, this is the best president we would ever have. The stock market has skyrocketed under President Obama. You can't take one day.