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That'll assess the political application -- the president's Contra -- with the Supreme Court and the improving prospects for governor Romney.
To secure the Republican presidential nomination we're joined by Karl Rove former deputy chief of staff senior advisor to president George W.
Fox News contributor Carl good to have you here.
Let's start if we may with is you have written as recently as last week the importance of how the president handles obamacare.
As it's tested before the Supreme Court.
How's he doing now.
Not too well there's a bad way to start off -- like here you know some kind of political slug at the White House.
Threatening the Supreme Court and basically telegraph and to -- better.
You better -- -- -- law or there's going to be political damage to be would be.
That you created an all helped do some of the creating I thought it was very un presidential.
And probably shows the mindset of what the president might do if it's declared unconstitutional.
I think broadly speaking they're two things he could do he can either if assuming the individual mandate.
Or the entire -- gets struck down he could either say you know it's -- for -- to come together -- country Republican and Democrat liberal conservative and find ways to get people.
Access to affordable health care coverage or he could -- the Supreme Court.
Double down and call for expansion of the gov control of health care.
Monday gave us an indication we're.
What you might go.
And today after.
Going -- after the president on his remarks.
The quote unquote Romney Republican.
-- Ryan budget.
Your reaction to to what seemed to me to be a -- much sharper more focus governor Romney today.
On the heels of that.
Great their primary.
Now look I think I think this shows that Romney gets that the big test is gonna be whether he's going to be able to go toe to toe with the administration the president came out.
And made a series of misstatements -- in my opinion about the Ryan budget but there -- seeing very designed to generate generate.
Lot of enthusiasm on the left.
And that -- and the question was was Romney and engage or simply trying to avoid this controversy you can't avoid this -- -- spend some time of the president's budget.
Here's the president's budget summarized it calls for spending 47.
Trillion dollars over the next ten years.
Here's the house budget it calls for spending forty trillion dollars over the next ten years.
Now what the president is trying to do is to say this budget deeply cuts spending but for example you know Social Security 773.
Billion dollars being spent.
This year -- Social Security.
Next year under the Ryan budget 813.
Billion dollars Medicare.
This year 478 billion dollars next year under under -- house budget.
Proposed 503 billion dollars what they're doing is not cutting most programs.
They're allowing they're they're allowing them to increase but at a lesser rate.
And -- either needs to get involved in this battle or he's going to be saddled with the president's description of what this budget is and which isn't only thinly connected with the reality of the budget.
Is there are a political hurdle here for governor Romney that's unnecessary that is.
I had to laugh when the president said there was a radical document for crying out lot of doesn't even balance the budget -- -- -- forty.
Which raises the the question.
Is this not a a distraction from the from.
Frankly the discourse that should be under way between clearly President Obama and presumptively.
Governor Romney are on the issues.
Yeah look it's a little bit upside down if you will step back for just a minute you'd think that the president would be running for reelection on the basis of look what a great job but did with a stimulus and with the Affordable Care Act.
Instead he opens his general election campaign -- taken a two by four to Mitt Romney over FirstEnergy and second of all the budget.
And and this is a way it's gonna be for the remaining days of the campaign and and governor Romney's got to get in there and like a fighter.
You know go toe to toe with the president at the same time trying to find a way to talk about a positive agenda but setting the record straight with regard to the president's attacks.
Not easy to do particularly after you've been about fourteen months in a Republican primary.
In -- completely exhausted.
And a little beaten and bruised but away in the effort a very quickly were out atomic to a range for this -- is.
If if you believe he can.
How is governor Romney gonna turn it around with women voters.
Well but talking about the issues that women care about what charge to grow an economy.
Health care for our kids I mean look the Affordable Care Act scares a lot of women they think I've been I've been in a bunch of focus groups looked at a bunch of the transcript.
Women look at the -- swing voters independent women look at the Affordable Care Act as it is gonna adversely affect.
The health care of my children and they look at the president's economic record -- you haven't delivered where's the growth to prosperity in the solid paycheck she promised just.
Remember a lot of women you know.
A delight a lot of men are -- deeply concerned about the big issues that face our country those are jobs economy deficit spending in health -- Karl Rove thank you very much today.
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