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President Obama's -- we can't wait slogan is -- clever way to hide mr.
With the business of convincing congress to pass legislation.
We're joined now by Karl Rove former deputy chief of staff to President Bush author -- courage and consequence my life as a conservative.
In the fight Carl good to have you here.
What do you make of these polls.
Newt Gingrich moving strongly.
-- amongst the Republican are contenders.
You know look he's had he's been the adult on the stage the best informed most knowledgeable person in those debates.
And it's given him an opportunity and that opportunity is.
His numbers nationally arising and the question now is can He translate that into gains in these early states that are gonna determine so much of the contest namely Iowa.
New Hampshire and South Carolina.
The time magazine poll Fox News poll.
Suggesting that they're in -- there's still are quieter quite a wide range of possibilities here in the contest between.
Whomever they -- eventual Republican nominee will be and this president what do you see in in -- these numbers.
Now look at that that that's absolutely right if your call for years ago at this point Rudy Giuliani led the contest.
With high twenties and in the high teens was in and that second place was Fred Thompson.
And yet you know remember we have about seventy days until they Begin voting less than seventy days until they Begin voting in Iowa.
And if you take out the holidays Thanksgiving Christmas new years or about 45 days.
-- days of campaigning and available to any candidate and a lot happened four years ago and a lot can happen in and this year as well.
January 3 first contest in Iowa and you know the national polls matter because -- give us a sense sort of of where people are.
In in the sweepstakes but what really matters is the individual polls in these early states.
Because people they are taking energy there are there are responsibilities a lot more seriously and -- and again.
In Europe Wall Street Journal -- -- Paul.
You you said this president.
Is not nearly as -- -- governance ANC is campaigning.
Bringing energy true to the enterprise.
-- at this point He seems to be focused on what He does best what do you think there was.
All will be.
Well we want our president to have.
The results we want our president to be good -- governing we want our president to be as comfortable in the Oval Office is there on the campaign trail and this guy unfortunately appears.
Far more comparable out there campaigning discarding the responsibilities of the Oval Office and and making a stump speech rather than the tough work of negotiating legislation of working out compromises of bringing people together.
I took this week for example He has focused was on infrastructure -- went to Las Vegas and Los Angeles to pump the infrastructure part of his.
-- stimulus bill and He said we needed temporary expedient so we can build roads and airplay air airport runways well the problem exists.
The highway bill.
Lapsed in 2009.
We have a six year highway bill so that states and contractors can no short of what's in the pipeline.
And make decisions about what projects to fund and what equipment of contractors would need to buy and how many people in need a higher.
That -- to 2006 the president had an overwhelming majority of the democratic congress and we're now two years over two years later.
And the bill has not yet been renewed on a long term basis we've had eight short term extensions to keep highway construction programs go on.
That's a bad way to run the government's business and why because the president United States -- failed to do his job in my opinion.
But let's turn to other his job is campaigner in chief and this is mantra of we can't wait.
It is now.
In an effort -- straightforwardly talk down the American people.
It to say that there we are on imaginative -- determination.
Ambition worse off.
These this is the rhetoric from a man a wants to be a reelected.
Yes sends a vaguely reminiscent of Jimmy Carter blaming the American people for their -- look you never go anywhere as the chief executive.
By saying you know what the American people are on worthy of my leadership you know if only you were as good as I wanted you to be we'd be in a better place.
I think is a very odd tone for the president to strike but it is his mindset remember.
Four years ago He ran into the problems in that San Francisco fund -- in the spring of 2008 when He.
Deficit what we you know what did predict how many explain -- -- loss from Pennsylvania they are people who.
Cling to their guns in their religion and are afraid of emigrants and it's kind of negative view that He has of ordinary America's not gonna serve him well in the months.
Perhaps we should.
Be flattered that the president would still -- to be.
-- -- two term president.
Such an unworthy people -- we are fortunate people have someone who would be so generous in and willing to lead us to spot -- on worthiness of his leadership.
Karl Rove and borrowers that have -- here.