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Sometimes I feel sorry for presidential candidates I feel there's strained because.
They have to face offs -- media.
Look at the candidates my.
You know they must be upset at questions like this he also said -- -- America's most.
They rarely show anger.
He just keeps smiling and left for Africa.
Thank you thank you don't get the impression that you arouse anger.
Often they don't like the report.
One can only be angry with those he respects.
And it Mitt Romney doesn't respect the reporters who followed him when he went to a memorial site despite the -- nature of the moment US reporters shouted questions at him.
When of his aides told reporters kiss my.
-- -- And repeat the message of the day.
It's -- Conduit for their lives.
They're used for this is what they can do to carry a message that outside of that -- -- do you have.
A message of the day so that we simple minded reporters don't get confused by too many messages and would never -- simple minded.
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-- of the 21 century.
At the 96 convention bill clintons -- built the bridge 22 -- built a bridge to help our parents raise their children to bill that.
Brains really Express Scripts ridge braves reds and -- -- -- some risks are right already.
I would think it -- it would say you.
You want me to repeat myself that much look like a more yeah they do say that and the really good ones you know -- say it again it and they do.
-- We can.
-- look at these reporters who complain about it you know I think.
You little wishes you shouldn't bank deal like -- you know who's to vote -- two bit stay home.
But the need any candidate they give us Q and and so we -- Is.
Mitt Romney's solid -- pack of dozens of reporters and producers sometimes -- -- more often by bus.
The -- call their life living in the bubble.
We called bush show fox lives and then -- -- what we call campaign in this.
Room you're around the World -- -- how many cities and you've been.
And -- -- how many cities I've and it.
And Bennett lost her I have definitely last cash it's not uncommon to lose track of time that day if you think time zone.
But I do -- wake up don't know where you are the room all looks the same that the bathroom doors in the different place.
Every day Nicole in the others follow the candidates and videotape anything that might be interest.
When I was -- it took for the union workers to do what she's still when you have with.
Camera all the cables that you need the microphones the tripod and your personal -- Canada -- -- in a box.
It's a tough job for reporters in the campaign staffs the emotional and physical coal.
Running a presidential campaign takes on people is enormous she working eighteen hours a day seven days -- -- got a candidate on the phone every hour.
Call and complain about something.
-- -- -- shut up and get back to work it also requires having either a understanding wife or your divorced.
You know in my case -- divorce.
If you like vegetables it's -- nothing here if you like sleep and my not being frail but it's fascinating the eighteen hour days and don't seem like -- nowadays they seem like it happens -- -- It called it's just for five hours -- -- He's usually -- -- find in the morning and by 6 AM.
Already received -- it up for your four.
Emails from the campaign and give me an idea what the messaging will be for the day the -- Want something new wore a mistake.
I've now been fifty.
Seven states so candidate try to stick to the script for an economy that's built to last for economy.
That's built the last built the last pickles this year has in mind hearing the same speech again and again.
When you -- speech so well and an out.
It makes that much easier -- pinpoint when there's something new or -- it almost like it is -- -- The whole -- suddenly -- -- what was that you see all of us now furiously typing her -- tweeting.
Sometimes campaigns play with reporters uses for their purposes we gave joy and fooling the media.
Yes but but more importantly you want to control -- campaign you wanna have your own narrative.
At your own time not running mate.
Dick Cheney before bush made this announcement.
Rove wanted to mislead the name.
We had begun a campaign who isn't who's the leaker how do you know it was a -- -- -- she was -- so so he sit on the vice presidential what's gonna passively.
Big secret don't tell anybody don't tell anybody but bush has decided to go -- Jack Danforth -- The media ran with the full story.
Felt sort of bad but I wasn't -- one line media I was just again given mr.
actually evidently flying to forget that well yeah but more than it is today in terms well -- -- -- what it does -- it Intel -- -- story -- you -- have a story told by an evening -- -- do you -- -- -- story told -- -- candidate.
Who expresses in front of the cameras with -- fuel filters as possible why he made his choice for years later the New York Post say John Kerry had picked Richard Gephardt to be is running mate.
But of course this was at stake here John Edwards.
Edwards turned out to be another kind stake but that's another story -- the media reported even -- Gephardt's campaign manager.
I called up Dick Gephardt and -- that -- I know you can't really talk about this he said it never happens.
-- today -- and you have to deny it to me and everybody else.
-- -- Steve it didn't happen why wouldn't you believe him when he said -- in factly there was no meeting you absolutely must keep all of the conversation going on with the putative nominee so lying is okay and politics.
Not running for off.
Lying is not okay analyst your afternoon appropriate question politicians have -- line.
What are not a crook I did not have sexual relations.
The media used to give candidates privacy.
Even keep their secrets.
They rarely pictured FDR and his wheelchair.
They kept JFK's sexual activity secret.
But now everything's game.
And that's a good thing.
Even though we reporters are some obnoxious.
And the next -- I prefer -- I -- -- -- my statements before.
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