Martin Bashir | October 04, 2012
>>> there's some frustration as to why the president speaking now in madison, wisconsin, was not more assertive right now. brad woodhouse is communications director for thed nc and he joins us now. there's been plenty of speculation as to why the president did not challenge every lie that mitt romney told, and i guess to be honest, the debate would still be going on now if he'd done so. but was there a reason for why the president chose not to confront romney given all of the misnomers and falsehoods that romney told?
>> look, martin, i mean, first of all, there's been plenty of people have pointed out what a liar mitt romney is and was last night. i mean, if he was talking, he was -- if he was speaking last night, he was lying. and, look, the president was trying to have a conversation with the american people , and this is not a president who is prone to come in and throw out a bunch of zingers --
>> but brad, but brad, i get your point about the president addressing the nation, but this was a debate between two men.
>> let's be frank, the moderator in this debate appeared not to have much of a role. these two men were allowed, as it were, to go at it as you like to put it. so, again, i have to ask you, was the president remiss in not challenging his opponent?
>> well, look, i don't think so. look --
>> you really don't? you really don't think so?
>> let me say here, martin, anybody that's seen this president over the past five years knows that he's someone that wants to have an adult conversation with people. he's not going to go in and get into a petty back and forth. look, mitt romney had a good night, but, you know, even a blind squirrel gets a nut every now and then. one good night is not going to erase a year of mitt romney 's extreme positions, his lack of arithmetic on his tax plan. i mean, look, look what's happening in madison right now. 30,000 adoring fans are out there. those people are going to go out today and they're going to press the flesh, they're going to get people to vote, they're going to get people to register. mitt romney has nothing like that in any state in country going for him. those people are going to go door to door and they're going to sell this president and he's going to win on election day because he's got the right plans for the country and he's got one hell of an organization on the ground.
>> brad woodhouse , you're part of that organization. thank you, sir.