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The issue now is whether anything seismic.
-- -- a year for Barack Obama.
-- Joseph Biden and whether there's the proverbial needle you here.
You know wacky pundits like me in the media talk about moved -- A senator Evan -- one of those.
-- is days visiting Indiana senator always tried to move the ball forward on it yet that harsh image of being -- moderate.
And trying not to be too dogmatic.
Pragmatic I -- say.
Your thoughts senator.
Well first -- thank you -- that eulogy I appreciate it very -- Well look at this like name is going to be played between the forty yard lines there were no not going to be any seismic events -- you describe.
But my guess is this convention played very well with in the hall to the extent that the democratic base was not as enthusiastic as has been four years ago.
I think he probably energized the base the different constituencies.
My guess also we won't know for a couple days most importantly tell played outside of the Serena.
With that five or 6% that really could go either way my guess is that probably move the needle slightly the president took direction fluctuated -- Now given the proximity to convicted senators -- it doesn't allow.
Much time for a bounce right immediate the end like these that we could go back to where we work but in your state of Indiana State -- it -- to the president stopped everyone.
Looking at what's been going on in so many others sweepstakes.
Where it's -- each and every time.
How do you think its -- now.
Well my state it's a bit different to the president did Kerry four years ago but that was the first time a member of my party -- spirited -- in fifty years.
So it's it's a little -- in Indiana but in the other 8910 states that will really decide the outcome of the election.
The economy tends to be a little bit better at some of those states in the nation as a whole and that the president has a little bit morbid advantage -- heard over over here tonight.
The auto industry the auto workers and other industries -- think Ohio -- you hear that.
You heard about middle class families and those -- the swing voters in places like Virginia Iowa Colorado.
Larger Hispanic population in Colorado you've heard about the importance of welcoming immigrants -- -- -- so.
I get Neil I think this -- is going to be very close.
Economic numbers come out tomorrow -- if there's an unexpected development the economy that could have a real impact I think the debates are going to be important.
People want to tune in to see these two legitimate side by side without a filter of -- convention that will be important but as we sit here tonight.
Trying to be as dispassionate like him and president has a slight advantage this.
Wondering though -- be -- You know carry this out and win.
In the face of a recovery that's it that's -- it.
You would defy conventional wisdom or maybe be a damning indictment of his opponent Republicans.
Aunts and many people would and might agree is -- was saying tonight.
-- don't go back to the party that got -- the message that's the view we did things is still message.
But -- that much of a mandate in that regard in other words I get the sense senator that on both sides there's just not a lot of optimism about.
The way to exit going the way to countries looking.
Six out of ten Americans optimistic about the future 52%.
-- -- -- Capitol -- clos -- talk about things getting worse not better.
That's a damning environment.
Well it is and whoever wins -- election probably won't have much of a mandate and that's unfortunate to -- with all the negativity in the election.
If you really win by knocking out your opponent moralist that doesn't really give you the ground -- of support to pass an agenda at.
Does -- make you any more likely to work with the other side let's say the president -- -- reelected as another theory that the senate goes Republican.
No soothsayer but even in in an environment like that do we move that proverbial ball forward today what -- they -- -- their position.
Well unfortunately that you the most likely outcome is continued divided government.
And we got some major fiscal problems -- -- deal with either by the -- the -- shortly -- the economy of course isn't good enough we need to strengthen businesses.
-- -- hiring and investment those sorts of things.
My own guess is.
Neither side will have a mandate neither side will have a great willingness to work together but it's gonna have to happen and if they don't get their act together.
The markets external forces will eventually forced there'd be some give think back to the debt to ceiling.
Have a that your Goldwater as soon when the market's tanked because congress couldn't get its act together we -- -- it to the it to default.
Finally they did the right thing unfortunately I think you'll see some continued -- which well the thing that they did that was the right deal with the cobble together.
Agreement that's falling apart as we speak now right.
Well -- made some modest reductions during the -- that took about a 25% bite out of the problem.
75% still remains the and the sort of damocles they constructed -- that put off by the so called super committee.
But December the 31 it's a pretty hard deadline -- congress could always for a bottom bottom bottom line.
-- -- debut real quickly music they extend.
Three months all the rates and deal wouldn't in a new administration.
-- this administration I think you'll see a longer extension.
If Mitt Romney is elected president because of -- -- -- new guide write him a chance.
I think the president if he's reelected is more likely to get a minor extension but to draw a firmer line in the sand -- the reason for that being he doesn't want his.
Final four years to be consumed with fiscal -- he's going to get that solved -- apply them.
So we can try and do some of the other things foreign senator thank you very very much -- -- -- budget saying it.
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