Ed Rollins: If Romney Doesn't Do Well in Next Week's Debate 'The Game Is Over'
Today on Happening Now, Gregg Jarrett sat down with Bob Beckel and Ed Rollins to discuss which candidate did better this week in the race for the White House.
Rollins, a former campaign director for Ronald Reagan, stated bluntly that Mitt Romney
is running out of time to turn the tide in the election, as polls continue to show him trailing in swing states.
And Rollins believes Romney's hopes could hinge on Wednesday night's first debate.
"If he doesn't do well in this debate, the game is over," said Rollins. "There's a lot of people starting to write it off, the momentum of the polls is going towards the president. He's got to turn this thing back around. ... When we're sitting here next week, we have to be talking about how well Romney did."
President Obama has taken some criticism this week for appearing on "The View," while declining to meet extensively with world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. But Bob Beckel, co-host of The Five and campaign manager for Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential bid, said the reason is very simple.
"He's trying to get married women. He does very well among single women but needs to get the margin on married women down. This is all about demographics. He's campaigning, as far as he's concerned, he's in campaign mode and he'll stay there. He's good at it," Beckel explained.
Watch the full discussion here: