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Joining us for more on jobs the economy how it's all going to impact the presidential election.
Former special assistant to president George W.
Bush Ron Christie also with us veteran democratic campaign strategist at Fox News political analyst Joseph tricky.
Run to you first so we heard from both Barack Obama.
And Mitt Romney today and Obama's take away the quote a step in the right direction which has Romney says it's a kick in the -- which is right.
-- obvious I think governor -- right when you have -- the president United States who has presided over economy -- we've had unemployment at over 8% for the last 41 months.
If President Obama thinks this is a step in the right direction -- only real it only really reinforces the need of what we need to change our leadership in this country.
So would you would sure take on how far apart interpretations and gotten -- concert or bar.
-- -- A bad jobs report is a bad jobs report there's no way to spend your way in -- out of it it's is that those are facts and if it you know if the -- jobs are trending down unemployment trending up that's not good for any incumbent president regardless of what party year -- Read -- and -- right here because that's exactly what we're doing is is it.
So what -- -- undermining credibility of both the men who want to leave this country wonder if you're leading the country it.
It's actually tells you how bad things are politically in the country that that both parties are stating instead it instead of dealing with riady although.
Looked at the president.
-- -- four million jobs were created.
Private sector jobs have been created 500000 of them in the manufacturing sector and this is part of the the divergence here.
Places like Ohio where jobs were saved because of the auto it did that because what the president did on the auto industry.
Is is up for grabs it and it should be training towards -- -- but it's not why.
Because Romney opposed bailing out the auto industry and are also when you look at the three groups that we're talking about Hispanics African Americans women.
The president has huge.
A huge gap between him and Ronnie huge lead there.
Partly because they don't want it no matter how what's that you may be about the slowness of the fix.
You have to worry about are eager to go willing to go back to the policies that got us into the mess in the first -- place and that's what -- Let me get that -- totally not urgency because the other thing that the president did today is take ten minutes to get into the dismal job numbers and it quickly just blame bush.
One -- that funniest tweets if you will on political today set -- excuse -- To some that's saying.
This is a speech to date was basically.
Bush bush bush bush headwinds inherited private jets billionaires.
Came -- bush bush bush -- there it is on the screen for you so Ron let me get your reaction to that.
Well hey you know the Democrats keep saying that we want to return to the failed policies of the past -- remind them that the average unemployment rate during the bush administration for eight years in office was five point 2%.
So five point 2% as a failure I'd say that we'd rather go back to that.
But what -- seems to take gloss over here's something very important -- and corporate fact of the matter is that when President Obama and his administration came and they said.
We need an 800 billion dollar stimulus package why because this will keep unemployment beneath 8%.
And of course at this point in July of -- -- twelve unemployment was projected to be at 6%.
So we spent over a trillion dollars and a whole variety of stimulus and bailout package programs and hasn't worked so the American people right now are looking for contrast to say.
President Obama's policies haven't worked when you do alternative.
All right so Joseph we were promised five point six unemployment by this age.
Not to gang up on you -- But Iran's point we've had three years of Obama's administration is it really -- and blame bush for the -- my -- number -- we economy.
While -- It you know it and it wasn't -- a lot of government policies that created any of this stuff I mean Lehman Brothers going down wasn't caused by by a lot of -- banking sector falling apart.
It was we keep saying it's the -- it's the biggest recession since the Great Depression it's gonna take awhile to get out of it.
And the president hit it it no matter how you count it.
Four million jobs were created in the private sector during this 500000 of them were created manufacturing.
That's -- and the auto industry what state that's that's the case now what I am saying is look if if unemployment if you got four we've got three or four more reports coming up between.
That's not -- that's for that works for Romney I'm not I'm not gonna spin it works for -- it's not good for the Obama administration it's not good for the campaign in November if people look at the -- what got us in here look at the steps that are being taken.
You're an auto worker in Ohio and you have a job because -- Obama's policies saved it Romney opposed it.
That's gonna come into play to particularly give the job.
Numbers get a little better as we move to November it's all going to be it's a very close race it's gonna come down places like Ohio and there's reasons.
People are angry.
-- my -- of voting -- Austin -- political voters are all showing much worse.
Employment situation unemployment situation that I should say.
Than the broader population.
You would they do it given given the fact it.
You don't -- over 8% unemployment.
An incumbent presidents are not supposed to get reelected or is that a much tougher for why is Romney.
Running so weakly then against this president and meet the president is ahead in almost in just about every one of these swing states.
Well I -- I -- I would say it's far too premature -- you know this very well.
Ronald Reagan was running behind of course then the -- the president President Carter.
President George W.
Bush back in 2000 war was even -- a little bit behind -- John Kerry we have a lot of time and the American people right now are on vacation.
They're not necessary looking as close attention this race is possible.
Currently three more unemployment reports are coming out between -- election it's gonna get a lot tighter once we get past Labor Day and into the -- OK so as we wrap up here gentlemen I'd like your take on what you see for the job situation here's -- round -- the year and this election cycle someone.
-- -- -- -- Up more than 200 almost 300000 jobs here each month up until November or December the and get to make up for the fading.
Job growth cycle that we're in right now.
While the only thing I've stated shows at this point Ronald Reagan at this point historically coming out of recession.
It's creating 200000 jobs a month President Obama 80000 jobs I don't think the unemployment rates gonna -- -- 80% it's gonna hurt -- -- -- where do we go from here on jobs.
-- -- I don't think will be hitting 200000.
Jobs a month between now now on November I think it'll be to train and how people are feeling in people are feeling a little bit bit better have been.
And we'll see how that how that plays out the right -- -- the states that may have more to do with this.
With the election outcome maybe the states of Italy and Greece and in Spain.
Then Ohio and Florida if something bad happens that.
Economically and we get under -- You know that's gonna hurt the president and he won't have a whole lot to do that he's done everything he can to keep to keep.
Jobs here in this in the it and in source jobs not outsourced some might -- yeah.
Great point about confidence business confidence clarity we need these two factors.
To get its job creation motor running once again I think that'll solve a lot of problem let's try to be optimistic guys in the meantime many thanks Ron Christie and.