Talking Points Memo: Polls Show a Tie Between Romney and Obama as Election Day Nears
RealClearPolitics polling shows a tie between President Obama and Mitt Romney with just 22 days to the election. Bill O’Reilly assessed that when a challenger is tied with an incumbent, the challenger usually wins since the better known person should have the advantage based on record and name recognition.
While tomorrow’s second presidential debate will be important, the town hall format will make it easier for candidates to state their talking points. In his own Talking Points Memo, O’Reilly laid out a likely scenario.
“The folks asking the questions, the regular folks, usually throw around general stuff like, ‘my cousin Otis can’t find a job, what can you do for him?’ If I’m the president, I say, ‘if Otis was an autoworker, there would be no problem because I saved the industry.’ If I’m the governor, I say, ‘I have a cousin named Otis, and got him a job when I created thousands of jobs while working in the private sector.’”
The vice presidential debate, on the other hand, didn’t have much of an effect on the election. O’Reilly’s take on it was that Vice President Joe Biden acted like a “condescending talk show host during the debate. (Please hold the personal attacks on me for that reference.)” Therefore, Biden might have hurt his own cause for seeming arrogant, especially among women voters.
For O'Reilly's full analysis, watch the Talking Points Memo below:
- Huckabee: In VP Debate, Biden Came Across Like the ‘Obnoxious Drunk’ You Meet at a Cocktail Party
- David Axelrod Defends Obama Administration After Joe Biden’s Debate Claims
- Bill O’Reilly: Romney Won the Debate ‘By a Lot,’ But Didn’t Score the Knockout