msnbc | October 03, 2012
>> romney's problem is that this debate is in 2012 , not 1812 . we have things we can hit a button to show what he has said before. no doubt mitt romney was at his best tonight but his best is not good enough. when you look at the fact that he's saying that taxes will not go up on the middle class , yet he is proposing all the way through this campaign, dealing with deductions in terms of mortgage investments, dealing with deductions in terms of charity, it will in fact go up on the middle class and a much lower tax rate for the rich. the fact will not bear him out. when he stood there all night advocating states' rights across the board, what is that saying to women about who is going to decide on women's issues? what is that saying to minorities t immigration? this man went back to the 19th century on states' rights all night long. when we hear him talk about things that are patently contradictory to his position, what i'm surprised is he cares so much for the poor, so much for the disadvantaged. would that be the 47% that he said who were moochers and had no responsibility? is this the 47% that he had a damascus road experience walking up to that tonight? so his problem is not going to be barack obama or leer, his problem is going to be mitt romney . because when they play romney as opposed to the romney tonight, he's going to look like a a flip flopper.
>> the list of things that were not discussed tonight in a night that was all about domestic policy. no discussion of the 47%, no discussion of union rights, no discussion of women's rights, bain, abortion, romney 's jobs record in massachusetts even as he kept bringing up massachusetts over and over .