Morning Joe | September 24, 2012
>>> how much trouble is the romney campaign in this morning? and what changes it?
>> well, there's been a lot of trouble this morning. he's going to do well in the debates. think think ryan is going to do well in the debates. we have a long way to go. so it's not over. that's the trajectory of the campaign. that's the change. this has been a horrific week for him. the libya press conference was a nightmare from him. even worse from the 47% video. they have a the right to shift. if they do, long way to go.
>> that was joe on "meet the press" yesterday. that was the clip. okay. he was very good. it was good.
>> that was a real debate on tv. i don't like the way you're saying that, but okay. joe has very gently pointed out that the rom knee campaign needs to get more bold yesterday romney's lack of specifics may have tripped him up.
>> does the government have the responsibility to provide health care to the 50 million americans who don't have it today? if someone has a heart attack , they don't sit and die. we pick them up in an ambulance and give them care. different states have different ways of providing for the care.
>> that's the most expensive way to do it, in the emergency room .
>> different states have different ways of doing that.
>> do you believe in universal coverage?
>> oh, sure. look. it doesn't make a lot of sense for us to have millions and millions of people with no health insurance and who can go to the emergency room and get entirely free care for which they have no responsibility. particularly if they're people who have sufficient means to pay their own way.
>> wait a minute. i'm confused.
>> it's astounding. on this issue where he talks about emergency rooms , spend an hour innage an emergency room on a friday or saturday night in baltimore or any big city , the costs are astronomical.. the states have a real problem. mark, does that clip show two different mitt romneys? it shows how tied in knots he is and afraid of making a mistake. this is an issue he knows well. any governor knows emergency room care z the stupid as possible way to provide care to people. plom is so afraid to say what he really thinks because he doesn't want to make a mistake. he can never win if he's tied on notes on something that close to his heart.
>> that was painful to watch. okay. help me out here. who is?
>> it goes to the core of the frustration. it's not about the party. it's not about anything other than tell us how you get us through. and the fact that you are saying two different things.
>> can it be resolved?
>> it can be as the governor of the state , this is now how we fund health care . we do have a prescription and this is what it is.
>> tomorrow on " morning joe ." former president bill clinton will join