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Joining us now Fox News digital politics editor Chris star -- former special assistant to president George W.
Bush Ron Christie.
I'm going to start of -- may with you Chris the president was it a mistake.
To be so energetic -- Critical and aggressive.
-- Lou thing about this moment that happened as happened in recent days for this campaign with the realization comes and that the trajectory of the race.
Leads to a loss and then in Chicago when they realize that things are moving towards defeat.
You have to do some thing to change the dynamic.
And while it might have been good for him to be large minded in presidential.
In a foreign policy debate and look like he was above the fray.
They needed more out of this than just a ratification of him as commander in chief.
That's why he came out swinging yes it hurt him in some places but they need to do something to change factory this race there's only fourteen days ago.
And Ron would -- idea that you made these this sarcastic remarks seen turnabout boats that go under the water submarine nuclear submarines.
Talking about boats that -- -- and actually land on -- -- aircraft carriers.
Was that a mistake.
I think it was a terrible mistake I think Charles Krauthammer had it exactly right when he said the president came across as being very very small.
The dignity in the honor of being the president United States means that your at an elevated plane for the present United States to comment and and -- the individual that he was sitting next to.
I thought made him look not only week looked very puny but in fact it only elevated governor Ronnie stature and I look -- states like Pennsylvania we're now governor Romney's within a point.
A look at many states in the upper midwest where.
President Obama had long been ahead I think the reason he's loosing Lou is that the one thing he had going hit a failed record as president.
-- is like ability and I think people don't like his actual outside of the president.
Petulant at one point saying our -- star Walt.
There won't be sequestration.
It -- after denying.
That in fact.
It was a White House idea as is documented and that.
Rob Woodward's book Bob Woodward's book.
-- what what is going on with the with this.
The statement this president.
Well looking for the president he knows that when it comes to sequestration it comes to all of the debacle that happen.
Overspending and over taxation and all of the things that can't kicking that's gone on.
This is a really it really reinforces.
A great weakness that he has had a great strength of Romney has and that's on debt and deficit.
And the president is very concerned.
He's also very concerned I should point out that in Virginia a must win state for Romney state that the president could use to shut the door on -- Romney victory.
These sequestration is die early unpopular with hundreds of thousands of dollar the hundreds of thousand jobs on the line.
What when we look to a state like Virginia and in new numbers since -- the country.
And the president is being dismissive of the impact effectively.
In talking about.
And the budget as it relates to both.
Horse's the ban answer aircraft carries an a for submarines.
That you run a large risks there.
It has said there are two points of us live for one -- the administration by law.
They're supposed to notify defense contractors who are gonna lose their jobs within sixty days -- -- a government contract.
Obama White House has blocked that that's against the law.
Number to enter the -- number two when you go ahead and you make these again petulant condescending remarks I think -- -- a -- few minutes ago.
The American people want to like -- president the wanna rally behind the president.
This president's given them new agenda for the second term and seems to belittle his opponent there's nothing really there to like and there's nothing there have been American folks -- say.
I don't know why four more years of Barack Obama woman my life better.
Chris -- -- as well off on the right because governor Romney didn't go after the president on the issue of Libya.
Been -- specifically in the administration's.
Lack of transparency.
On what happened on September 11 the eleventh anniversary.
-- did it was -- a correct.
Well look slow.
It was a correct decision because most important thing that Mitt Romney needed to do last night was not look scary.
To swing voters especially to women.
In these collar counties around cities like Cleveland and like Milwaukee he's got to look like a plausible safe alternative.
And if he got down into the weeds.
On -- -- the time lines and then -- he he would have missed out on the larger message.
You know the Republican base on foreign policy is a little bit divided itself to there are people who want more intervention and their people who want last.
Romney decided to drive around the issue and say look you want -- bomb out of here meet to let's not let's -- up and get through.
-- your thoughts about the direction of the polls in his final -- week.
I think governor Romney's really writing a crescendo right now I think he's gonna pick off a lot of states the people don't anticipate and doing so.
The key factor this election lose jobs and governor running last night was able to steer a foreign policy debate talking about economic and pocketbook issues that I think -- move this election in his corner.
And President Obama.
Chris in your judgment did he do and off.
No you didn't do enough he may have won and -- the context of the debate but he didn't achieve his objective which was to change the trajectory of the rates he failed in that regard.
Job -- thank you very much Chris firewall Ron Christie.