Hardball | November 20, 2012
>>> back to "hardball." now to the "sideshow." first off, the political version of the oscars kind of. "the washington post " is out with its list of the 2012 election fixies they call them or the best and worst candidates and ads of this election cycle. first the ads. the best goes to the obama campaign with this america the beautiful themed anti-romney ad. oh beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain for purple mountains majesty above the fruited plain america, america, god shed his grace on thee
>> worst goes to todd akin for his straight to camera apology ad following his remarks about so-called legitimate rape. he lost the election over that, but no ad was going to win back the votes.
>>> now to the candidates. best goes to the democratic senator elect heidi heitkamp of north dakota . she had a surprising victory in a red state won easily by mitt romney . "the washington post " notes that heitkamp's positive ad campaign as one reason she came out on top. finally, the not so ge sirable fixy for worst candidate of the 2012 election cycle. spoiler alert here, oops.
>> i would do away with the education, the --
>> commerce. and let's see -- i can't. the third one i can't. sorry. oops.
>> i come from a state, you know, where they had this little place called the alamo and they declared victory or death. you know, we're kind of into those slogans, man. it's like live free or die , victory or death, bring it.
>> well, there you have it. rick perry , a lot of people thought he had a good shot at the nomination when he first entered the race. i did fll i