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President Obama promised hope and change in 2008.
But according to a new poll voters in swing states are filling a little of either.
A majority says they're not better off than they were four years ago with more this Rich Lowry editor at the national review rich welcome back show always great to see you.
So here's what -- voters said 56% 56% said we're not better off.
40% said we are its price by that.
Now and it numbers a little bit worse than it was a year or so ago -- this Jerry's just the fundamental driver.
The election as what's pushing the Obama campaign in this into the strategy they've had all year.
Which is they can't run a morning again in America 1984.
Ronald Reagan's sunny campaign instead they have to destroy with a capital.
Mitt Romney and make him radioactive.
Well it's it's definitely an attack campaign going on here.
And yet you would think that some of these you know the unemployment rate would reflect on the president but -- the presence still leading 4744.
-- -- very close race people like President Obama.
They don't like the economic conditions -- they do cut him a break because as Paul Ryan says every minute stump speech he did legitimately inherent.
And inherit an awful situation.
And so he's getting graded on -- curve there so what he needs just his grade to be she just high enough on a curve and make Mitt Romney -- acceptable.
It's -- problem that Romney hasn't pressed his case and up.
Yeah I think it allies polls show -- show people very dissatisfied with the economy but they don't believe either -- Can make a difference and that's very corrosive to the Romney campaign in -- I think the Ryan take -- so important.
Because it is gonna help carry the argument forward on Romney's policy suggest.
Playing defense on the personal stuff and on the taxes and all that.
Not nearly enough needs to make the affirmative.
Case for his agenda we'll talk about Ryan for his second Juan Williams out with a column today saying it was -- the worst possible situation that you know.
It if you had to pick somebody should be right is now you have to make the case.
For the conservative view Medicare.
What do you say to that.
Well couple things one I was down in Virginia.
The end of last week -- went to a rally West Springfield high school there in Fairfax county Virginia.
2000 people jam this in this Jim overflowed its high school.
That the crowd in the cafeteria and overflow room was actually pretty big.
You would have not have gotten that sort of enthusiasm if -- had gone.
With some of it safer picks one.
To Medicare is going to be litigated one way or the other because Mitt Romney on his own has endorsed premium support.
So they're gonna come after him hammer and tongs are -- and do -- a little later.
Now -- just litigating it -- there and I think Ryan has helped found Romney go on offense.
On Medicare which I I think is the best possible defense.
Glenn -- from Politico out with a book today -- e-book.
-- about didn't discord in the campaign isn't a little early for that -- you think.
No and it doesn't surprise me just because you know when there are running in 2008.
They're running -- of a party -- incumbent president was leaving office with approval ratings in the thirties.
And the midst of a massive financial crisis and if your team running a campaign in that environment you are inherently geniuses.
Analysts also you know he had exactly the right team hope -- change so that energize and infused the whole effort.
This is just trench warfare to destroy -- guy.
And that's not so much fun.
He think that dead at American voters are gonna look at this race though and and get turned off by it is and we haven't -- of that campaign ads coming on TV this fall.
After -- -- you think people just burn down yeah.
Possibly although you know a lot of those swing voters don't really pay attention -- -- a few key moments and we feels I've been discussed in this forever since we have.
Idea that the big moments -- -- conventions.
And as presidential debates and there are a lot of that voters who matter a lot and swing states who are just gonna form a few key impressions.
From those debates.
-- Rich -- thanks for coming on have a have a very -- Texas I appreciate it.
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