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Outside of the equation Imus in the morning continuing here this morning with Carl Jeffers.
As our guest says heard about sixty minutes before the top of the hour you know group that as a said this is all happening this discussion in Washington that people kind of glaze over about the debt ceiling even though it's very very important.
At the same time is it's when he twelve race.
Is heating up to -- going to be the nominee of the party you support of course in the democratic side but on the Republican side.
-- addition to watch how each candidate handles this terms of how they would handle.
What stands out to you because there's someone walking in.
From the outside so to speak what what stands out to you about the Republican race so far the first.
Let me let me make a very controversial statement is not really controversial and substance but -- -- also say -- -- but you mentioned as a sort of -- assumption.
Fact that that the president will be the nominee of the -- I support let me tell you sucked and based on.
Where we are in the economy where we are with daily poll numbers on the direction of the country and where we are in terms of the approval rating of this president.
I can tell you the day that we talk a lot about the race factor as a negative.
Let me put in a positive if a Barack Obama as president of the United States was not an African American.
He would have a major challenger.
Running against him in the primaries coming up next year given all of the other circumstances.
And the way our country -- today somebody out there would have been challenging him.
And his own primary process and that's not going to happen and that is one of the reasons because they can't go anywhere with the base that he has to carry into department so -- it's about race well it's not that it's about race it's it's it's one of the fact.
Actors that makes it easier for him.
Given how difficult.
His presidency has Ben -- which frankly none of us expected it to be this difficult for him to be -- essentially rise above the fray and be of great president at this point there isn't anybody who would suggest that his presidency so far.
Is on attractively in history label him as a great president.
He has a chance if he gets reelected.
Are you as a supporter of Obama coming -- to have all this -- disappointed is that how you would describe well.
-- he added that he had major challenges.
I think most of us are disappointed in some areas and it appears every week now -- more and more of his supporters find something else to be disappointed about because.
He continues to govern in many ways as if he weren't.
A a day DLC type candidate.
Right not be progressive liberal candidate that that he essentially was -- -- trade as as he projected himself debate tunnel disappointed on the issue of race right -- Hillary Clinton would have done more to deal with the issue of race as a philosophical issue.
In the country in the last three years that he is done.
But I understand.
Those restrictions that he's had he has felt that would all of these other problems that if I -- to deal with fireside chats on rates town halls that that's only going to alienate people who already upset.
Because the job situation has to be Dow went but he did that would health -- AD moved to jobs issue it's not so what I'm saying to you is that.
President Obama today is still very likely to be reelected and and that's a major problem for Republicans.
Carl Jeffers political strategist with the -- Imus in the morning last question to you Carl who do you think at this point if you had to bet he's gonna run against -- I think without question.
-- two inches of that wine.
I think the candidate most likely to get the nomination at this point is Mitt Romney to I have said this even on this Don -- show right after the election of -- 2000 that they.
That the candidate who has the best chance to beat Barack Obama would also be Mitt Romney and that would still stand even if Romney does not get the nomination but he -- as a -- thing that I would suggest -- -- detected.
That has the best chance against Barack Obama.
Would be Mitt Romney is president not Michelle -- not Sarah Palin but Rick Perry.
And they governor of Texas.
As his vice president why because all the other states these candidates -- win for their party regardless Wisconsin Minnesota is still gonna state Democrat whether it's -- whether it's Bachmann Texas is still going to go Republican.
But Rick Perry on the ticket will help -- North Carolina back to the replied Republicans -- of Indiana back to Republicans and Virginia.
Our -- the Euro is a great gas especially today we're just wind Japanese and -- and -- -- -- I guess -- was that one -- -- listen a little bit today access.
I think what we were innocent we'll get him up and going here in a little while we hope and Carl -- always to disable tucked against in my pleasure --
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