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-- years joining us now.
The author of the book on the infighting within the Obama administration.
Confidence men Wall Street Washington and the education of -- president.
All of surprised winning best selling author Ron suspect wrong -- bad year.
I suspect -- the airlift.
I I suspect the president's getting a little better educated about now are you seeing signs of -- any significant progress toward.
Wrapping up his tutorial.
But he he certainly is more tactically shrewd that he was in his first two years even is his third year shows.
A little more above.
Of what people had hoped for in terms of dealing with the Republican congress he was very shrewd on the payroll tax.
Issue obviously in pushing things forward two inauguration of 2013.
I think that shows a president.
Figure -- out of the levers of power work a bit Washington rather than.
This sort of fantasy of bipartisanship which frankly was always a fantasy.
Austan Goolsbee his.
Arguably leading -- from one of the leading economics advisors to this president has -- candidate and president saying that president should have and give all book.
Performance for the American people because things haven't gone as the campaign -- vision.
Do you agree with.
-- -- girls -- Yeah actually I do obviously my book lays out.
What was tried in the -- -- -- and why they ended up not being -- What that book confidence men by the fact that I did well Wall Street Washington and the education of our president hello -- -- -- a slow litigation thank god they're gonna shorts are -- out.
And what's important to note is that at the fact is is that he is like anybody learning how Washington works and how to operate as White House that's clear.
And -- what you see going forward.
Is the president in a way auditioning candidates like Mitt Romney is.
Four -- refresh mandate that'll be starting in 2013 what we've got a divided government.
It's gridlock in Washington each of these men we'll have about a hundred days to offer -- a policy.
Policies probably they'll be offering here in -- in us -- certain positions campaign claims and positions in the fall that's why it's actually important to be listening now.
This is in a way of audition for a very short window of traditional presidential power it won't be long -- and quickly.
And -- we are watching this president Friday you have poll offer a I thought -- very very clever.
Tactical move but this.
To give immunity amnesty to.
It says the outlook are announced junior said earlier in the broadcast to these young people work through no choice of their out of this White -- selling that nonsense when he star.
-- they're talking about people up to the age of thirty.
Down to the age of sixteen that means more than more than half -- adults -- -- would have entered the country.
I mean you got a Democrat caught -- eye on this immigration.
That -- -- -- about -- the you gotta give him credit for the fact that he's sort of thrown the ball matter Republicans and say what can you offer.
That when you got -- rubio saying things that are pretty close what the president is saying it does have a divide and -- quality when it comes to the Republicans.
At this point Romney is mostly -- that's not gonna work not on this issue -- Hispanics being so important.
In this coming election he's got to give a more and in fact it's interest thing last week.
India saw Scott Walker saying.
DA's -- got to step up and offer something bold economically.
You're really just taking stuff off the shelf we need something more dramatic and dynamic.
And and I think frankly on the Republican side people are waiting for some innovation from -- on the campaign on economics.
-- -- we've been hearing about around the short run his campaign about the problems when he showed should not -- by the way much of which I agree with.
But areas tied 4646.
With the president.
In the Gallup daily presidential tracking point disposed been beaten up and bruised and battered he couldn't keep up with a great one.
I Iraqis -- he's doing more than carrying a fight to -- he's doing.
He's doing brilliantly doctor that.
Well I wouldn't go that far I would say -- that it's gonna be a dead heat.
This is gonna be a cut -- an election right to the end and you can't afford to leave anything on the table.
And right now we're in full flower -- more combat -- attorney campaign is being asked to come forth with something better.
You know and.
And I think -- Friday is an interest expense and I think it's interesting personal ball.
That the -- It's frankly to me -- seems desperate are these creative enough picture.
But the fact is.
It serves notice on governor Romney he's gonna have to lift his game because these guys are gonna play hard.
Tough and Smart.
And and I think that the voters are gonna be the beneficiary of both sides understand this is not a dress rehearsal.
While -- Stein is the author of the yeah exactly but confidence -- always good to talk -- -- -- --