Can Obama Drive Change in 2nd Term?
Historian Douglas Brinkley on the impact of the president’s second term.
- Duration 9:28
- Date Nov 7, 2012
Historian Douglas Brinkley on the impact of the president’s second term.
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Here so why did Barack Obama won re election.
Well I think he -- for starters one of the great political operatives will keep Foreman David.
Like Karl -- -- scurbel.
A guy it was able to run its candidate twice and haven't we avoid -- times.
And he had -- early.
Strategy -- -- -- to -- to fighting Mitt Romney particularly in Ohio.
Well -- repeating Romney it's out of touch the Bain Capital may have.
The the -- that they outsource certain sheet with the bank account in the Cayman Islands.
They would Arturo asserted that an Ohio and nobody really knew much about Mitt Romney and it's.
It's it's some kids and -- hurt himself by writing that up that piece let Detroit go bankrupt it didn't.
-- well -- people would Toledo and Akron and -- in the -- curable Ohio and without winning of Ohio which can be very tough for the Republicans.
To make it and I think it.
If you really study Ohio poll you'll see obamas have a a leader -- walk.
Hello it's well we'll probably did he seem to be closing the gap a couple times never to get ahead of Obama in Ohio.
I ask everybody on on this program yesterday morning.
Your predictor of -- And McConnell and and Bernard -- told -- rob all thought presently.
-- -- -- for -- I don't have a political agenda on this program.
I don't have a personal political ads on the bottom line.
But tests of sly thought and not but but conversely Michael -- -- Who was -- outstanding columnist what is there -- daily news.
-- a sports metaphor.
And that does that just gives the president opportunity.
For what -- called sports -- -- over.
And that he how's the chance -- to be in the presence there by your vote reform in 2008 many of those in a resident thought it would -- your guerrilla.
-- there's a lot of truth to that but I also look at it he's.
He's going to be able to -- they would -- -- so much oxygen of his first term which is so obamacare.
We -- that was first broad.
It sure the public makes the term Obama care was it was done by duration -- wisdom used by the Tea Party crowd.
The battle the president just grabbed the -- that he's very proud of Obama care.
It would have gone out the window except for a couple key parts that would have survived.
It probably was president now Barack Obama and history has this huge.
In obamacare it -- be -- -- -- like Social Security here Medicaid or Medicare.
And it puts the -- eight operating president just getting that done.
And then it'll probably deal -- have -- third Supreme Court person thirty picked to who probably get a third of may -- a fourth.
Which means the Obama -- of the book -- -- justices will have a huge influence in the coming decades.
And I think the GM Chrysler bailout is seen now at the very.
Dirty historical accomplishment.
So this -- term he's going to have to just drive that unemployment number down somewhere around five.
It did not do some of the other things he was unable to do -- per month.
He seems very keen on this alternative energy world.
It didn't really take off form of the first turbine might be a loser in -- -- -- think you -- you're talking more about climate.
Issues and -- -- plays well globally.
You know he didn't have to -- -- but separate -- We talked numerous sort of presidential -- -- has -- just president.
De greatly reduces it to us Russian visceral president.
There isn't our roots.
But it I -- almost an -- arrogance.
And Dong all while one wonders at least I do.
If she'll be willing to even workload members.
Of his own party alone alone -- across -- -- Well that's a good question I think you still have to work with the Republicans will be a little loved window here bipartisanship.
To deal with their fiscal -- -- as its.
It's been called.
And maybe take a -- -- it's Simpson bolts of some ways in other -- to get the bill.
Budget under control but I'm afraid after that's -- an -- thirteen I don't think there's going to be much of a honeymoon.
Evolved for -- -- American conservative right now.
They're frustrated -- -- you feel for the last two elections she.
He -- moderate candidates who had to suddenly become conservatives.
Like John McCain has followed by Mitt Romney you're wondering when you'll have the hard core real deal conservative something like.
You know Paul Ryan and answer candidates and it -- on the other hand that -- -- some Republicans might think they're gonna have to go with somebody like Chris Christie.
Who world if you were they've vomiting and a few years Mike Gilbert delivered -- Jersey like bill they -- -- to Pennsylvania.
Start picking up some different.
It's finally you know I don't think gay Republicans gonna keep -- be able to make the White House in the coming years if they don't find a way to cut into that.
Seventy to 75%.
Latino vote -- Barack Obama -- this time around.
They've got to find ways to reach those people all Marco Rubio might be -- -- regard.
The blacks and -- -- -- and blacks and women.
Yep -- the women issue maybe that's another actual rubbed.
You know strategy -- he decided to make 2012 the year of the world -- jumped -- that fluke comment.
You know would Rush Limbaugh earlier in the in twelve -- they kind of wrote -- -- -- -- had a couple key moments some.
Republican senators played into the very -- but the -- -- weighed just reaching abortions period -- it is not a winner.
For the Republicans couldn't get it comes up for -- it does more damage than it does good in the general election.
And apparently it's as simple.
Simplistic observation on -- -- Britain's first on -- Apparently like ability.
Has a lot.
On the has a lawsuit but does have something to -- -- through Google phone.
Yes he's got I don't think that people ever gotten used to the notion they're gonna watch Mitt Romney every -- for four years.
Very imperfect it's just didn't define himself that well being here.
It's obviously a presidential candidate that won't talk to the press to the last two weeks of the campaign.
One understands that strategy.
But nevertheless would hurt -- they have the hit communal Romney was handing out canned goods and you know reporter screening questions settlement he would ignore them he didn't come off book.
Receiving like somebody you wanted to have been handle it.
Hurricanes community whereas President Obama.
Called for better beetle and -- -- what you think it will be got very hard work.
-- saint eve of the public -- think something like 67%.
Approved of the job he did.
I think that's store really helped Obama of the end.
Stop any kind of bull metal.
Probably had put.
The charisma factor of of Robbie never got very high he would he botched -- going to England with the Olympics that you have been a great -- reform and it didn't go well.
And be in the let it be -- conventions.
Sure what was what we're successful -- Tampa there's really that first Bedford debate this.
Probably kind of a poem shocked people of this competence -- like ability but he never really built up that afterwards -- Obama barely won the next two -- -- described as some Muller describing.
I think DiMaggio and fairly good Republican Party this entirely comprised of angry white -- however are.
So if the Republican Party.
However and whoever.
You can compare there's.
Members of the party comprised of tend to -- a black president.
Of the because there's not a normal race there are criminals are -- -- that are not.
With a deficit of sixteen trillion dollars and unemployment what is the economy and a disastrous shape and of birds -- birds and in bad Ghazi.
All -- won't -- blue lights and Watergate cover up scandal on the horizon then all done -- they've got a real selves.
Just the fundamentals of the imported don't -- or do you think -- I wish overrun a conservative.
Our it was great point and I braces and -- rolling stowed below.
Well -- I did that work a fundamental problem for Republicans have is if they can't beat Barack Obama.
With seven point 9% unemployment.
How -- they gonna beat Hillary Clinton with five.
You know percent unemployed -- -- it and you know that bats and the question they're gonna have to think -- -- -- -- the economy things are not been going well.
All of true the president that like stability factor but does this what this season to a toward.
And the inability to do it means Republicans have to find some other way to communicate she just can't keep playing those same red states.
And about -- -- viable have to do like Reagan did it expand your your base.