Morning Joe | November 06, 2012
>>> welcome back to an extended edition of " morning joe ," joining us from bakersfield, california, kevin mccarthy . good to have you on our broadcast today.
>> thanks for having me.
>> what's the key issue of the race for you today, kevin? what do you think americans as they go to the voting booth will be focusing on the most?
>> economy. do you want the same as the last four years or you want some form of change? all across the country, people are looking at can america grow and create new jobs and that will be the inference on what people vote on.
>> what change does mitt romney 's candidacy promise?
>> i think it changes the direction in such a government-creating jobs to a private sector creation of jobs to people working together to try to find solutions, for one. i think his success and the combination of paul ryan and the idea of understanding the budget so the future of what america will look like with job creation ? do we get out of this mess by raising taxes or do we get out of the mess by changing.
>> and you know speaking of the debt and the budget, andrew ross sorkin.
>> mr. walker here.
>> i have one question. you're mr. fix the debt. you wake up tomorrow morning and you find out president obama wins or you find out mitt romney wins. who -- who comes up with a solution? what actually happens? is there something where you actually find a solution at the end of the tunnel here?
>> we have to. we'll find a solution in the face for crisis and we'll prevent a crisis. here's my view, i think the american people have to rally around the result. i think the president has to show extraordinary leadership because that's what's been lacking for ten years. it's been lacking. look, only the president has the pulpit and the president needs to call for congress to not take a break until they've dealt with the fiscal cliff.
>> whoever gets elected. whoever gets elected they need a former unity candidate and president obama will have to re-shuffle his candidate.
>> did you watch mcconnell and reid on 60 minutes together?
>> i did.
>> and? what gives you hope that the u.s. senate , no matter what, will get anything done?
>> the reason being is that the president of the united states is the leader of this country. the president of the united states has the ability to go --
>> has the ability to go directly to the american people and rally the american people and this president so far and the last president didn't do it.
>> kevin mccarthy . if the president gets reelected and the house stays in the republican hands can they bargain?
>> well, look, you have to do something and the best way to do it is growing the economy. now, i'm one who firmly agrees that mitt romney will win and we'll have a fiscal cliff between now and the end of the year for the debt limit to looming tax increases and to sequestration, and all those ideas have been passed by the house to solve those, and i think people changed in the senate as well that can move america forward and who can pass someone in the senate.
>> this is a big day for decisions and congressman kevin mccarthy , thank you.
>> up next, " morning joe ." he fared much better than the last two guests.
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>> up next --
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>> what is that?
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