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Thanks tonight's gonna start there with me now is former Labor Department chief of staff called -- democratic strategist Chris -- gentlemen.
Thanks to both of you for coming nine.
What is going to be the dominant issue Chris I'll start with you what do you think.
Well look I think we're gonna have to talk about the Ryan budget and Bryant's -- -- -- talk about the president's budget.
I wonder he's gonna talk about the seven -- sixteen billion dollars that they've been talking about the president taking out of Medicare when he hit the same money out of his plan.
But instead of giving it back to did to the people who who use Medicare he just gives it back to the insurance companies which I really don't understand.
Paul sounds like Chris is ready for the debate he's ready to get in the ring been there himself I wonder though I mean both these guys -- tweeting about the budget for example.
Does put the audience to sleep if they get too technical -- too much -- numbers no matter how valuable that maybe I mean I think numbers and -- -- -- guy bill.
But there are a lot of people out there that you know -- -- sort of ways ever.
I think first -- out of used by -- ticket they had done that.
But I Kentucky you have to insurance companies.
But I think people I think people actually focus on the details on this thing and I think what's fundamentally important is that.
Both of these candidates.
Look straight forward especially through next generation is gonna pay in the cost for all this stuff.
It actually getting to some of the details like -- talked about the cost of these programs entitlement programs and also the fiscal cliff have profound implications for the next generation of Americans.
And those -- receiving the benefits.
Assume we take a look specifically Medicare you know the arguments -- go back and forth or since some central principles there'll in -- -- patient choice.
The -- -- with doctors -- other things like that that are fundamentally different and the president's plan.
And what governor Romney's proposing and I think those will probably be talking about as much as the numbers.
Paul fit your former Labor Department got me what do you think about the labor numbers that -- -- -- in the past couple days and and all the noise -- debate around it you think it becomes part of the debate tonight.
I think absolutely with -- -- the nor isn't debate I think it's it was a good thing people ask questions but at the end of the day.
Here's the point seven point 8%.
Unemployment for all Americans and when you look at the next generation eleven point 8% unemployment.
There was 829.
An additional one point seven million.
Young adults who are no longer counted if you were to pull the men the actually non seasonally adjusted number for young Americans and sixteen point 6% so the question here on the table.
For young Americans is what do you do -- 17%.
Elements here where we were heading -- -- on the sidelines OK Chris you are considering where we were heading when the president you know took off this I think these numbers are actually very promising and I think that.
We should be talking about fact or seven point eight unemployment I know that the Romney campaign love that number 8% mean they're not using anymore.
Because they can't because it's not the numbered more -- number seven point 8% look.
Vice presidential debate to -- half -- show at the Super Bowl every once in awhile you know wardrobe malfunction in the fun to watch.
The most important Kollek Madonna and that we -- guy on the tight rope is not a lot going to be there that might be a lot of want to talk tonight from both sides.
But one thing I'll point out the Republicans.
Really think Joseph Biden's a fool.
But you'll find it is no fool he's been in government for -- very very long time he's a very experienced debater and I expect him to form.
Very well town gonna downplay what I think he's gonna do tonight I think -- is a seasoned pro -- happy to take it -- Paul Ryan I think Paul -- got no problem working against him Paul Ryan looks very young.
And that you know when no people judge people that -- scenario look problem I would they look -- presidential bid.
-- the all right look at the art yeah I bear good -- Mitt -- looked the part last week that's why it's so well now what does Paul lying to look like standing next to Joseph Biden I don't know young and handsome.
I don't know equality -- -- Yeah I can't -- -- just -- I mean yeah I think that they got right back I had saved me.
Yeah if you like share analysts -- yeah.
Yeah he's watching your compliments on the work.
But now here's your here's what I think I think that's an important point that -- Joseph Biden has been in Washington for thirty years I think it will actually begged the question.
Because very -- so you have a contrast raid on the visual -- one person who's very close to one of the most important demographics in the president's base.
Which he has lost substantially which is young Americans 66% in 2008 -- now -- the New York Times poll he's sitting at 53%.
And so I think when Paul Ryan stands there he's speaking to the next generational leadership I think Joseph Biden not only has the past three years -- forecast for the past thirty.
Reflect -- -- -- we can't let -- clear that gives reasonable inferences about watching the debate tonight the next generation of people that the president need to get out to vote.
Or -- like something else maybe there want to do you know I don't want something -- -- -- -- Iran is watching fox okay -- tonight a leader right there has routed time gentlemen thanks to both there yeah.