The Cycle | February 20, 2013
>>> here is why.
>> put that double barrel shotgun and fired two blasts outside the house. i promise you whoever is coming in, you don't need an ar 15. it's harder to aim, it's harder to use and in fact you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself. buy a shotgun.
>> have i mentioned before on this program they love that man? i just wanted to make sure. i am not an expert on whether the actual technique he described is the most effective way to deter intruders, but the fact that you don't need an assault weapon to successfully defend yourself was important, but more importantly, this is why people love joe biden . he is not canned. he is interesting and says what he thinks. sometimes he curses without knowing. this is why we love him. chris christie 's poll has him 74% approval in new jersey. tremendously popular. same deal. he is saying what he thinks and being the person he is. most normal people are looking more at that sense of do i trust this person, do i feel comfortable with them that they are telling me the truth than their actual policy positions. you all know how much i love hillary too. how much fun would a biden , chris christie matchup be? that would be amazing.
>> crystal, i think it's the yin to your yang. chris cristy is refreshing and biden seems like more of a gaffe meister. you don't know what is going to come out of joe 's mouth. you get the sense he doesn't know. this comment makes me uncomfortable from a political standpoint. i understand what he is saying in terms of guns. one of the things that is different, the gun safety crowd knows we have to be sensitive to the feelings of the gun rights people. we have to tell them we are not going to take away all of your guns and the president has to show images of him shooting the gun saying he respects the hunting tradition and tried to keep them calm and not get them afraid. when joe says this, he is not on this playbook. this is part of this chronic inability to sort of stay on message and to be transmitting that seriousness, that a hillary or cuomo are more easily to do. joe is constantly saying these sorts of things. let's look at the greatest hits.
>> i wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. it's not that it's going to mexico to confined aircraft when one person sneezes that goes all the way through the aircraft. that's me. i would not be at this point if they had another way of transportation suggesting they ride the subway.
>> put y'all back in chains.
>> loose lips sinks ships. some of that way of talking will contribute to him not getting through a primary. it doesn't strike me as totally presidential.
>> i think the big deal resonated with people. that's sort of a normal guy having a normal reaction to something pretty big. the last thing we need, i don't want to get too personal with the 2016 candidates, we have enough martin o'malleys out there and enough women who read from the script and understand where the polls are and say okay, this is the safe thing to say. the thing about biden and chris cristy and others like this, he has blood in his veins. i think that resonates with people. i will do a time warp and go back about 10 or 12 years. we used to say the same about john mccain . he was the maverick. i now call him the sore loser , but sometimes the maverick streak comes out. let's look at general in a town meeting in arizona this week. you said build a dang fence. where is the fence?
>> in case you missed it, i showed you. we had enough time, pal. you had enough time. you had enough time.
>> the context of that was, this is mccain of the mid- 2000s when immigration was his issue and he nearly lost the republican nomination because of it and muted himself on the issue. he has the sore loser thing with obama, but he still cares about this issue. i watch him in a setting like that and i remember the day when john mccain was every democrat's favorite republican and john mccain could have been like tr and running an independent campaign for president. that's the john mccain .
>> let me say i loved joe biden 's psa for gun ownership . i would like more democrats to come on the airwaves and urge americans to buy guns. in a serious point, i think joe biden clearly doesn't know what is easiest for a woman to shoot. the whole uproar over the ar 15 from the gun control crowd is it's too easy to shoot. too deadly. i don't understand why all of these guys, most of them democrats are coming out and trying to me, a woman, how i need to defend myself against another man. it just doesn't read right. you have joe salazar in col rad telling me i need to buy a whistle. let's play that.
>> we have call boxes. that's why we have safe zones. that's why we have the whistles. you just don't know who you are going to be shooting at. you don't know if you feel like you are going to be raped or you feel like somebody happy following you around or feel like you are in trouble and you pop off that gun and you pop a round at somebody.
>> wow. it was the great whistle shortage of 1999 that led to all of the incidents of college rape, i'm sure. if only we had whistles to use. there was colorado university who put up a memo for women to evade attackers by vomiting on them, urinating on them. why didn't we think of that? why didn't we think of spontaneously vomiting and running away . they also suggest women kickoff your shoes before you run away because the high heels are probably hard to run in. look, guys. i appreciate the help, but go vomit on yourself and when you go take a walk in the wrong side of town, i hope that you just have a whistle to protect yourself.
>> we all know that really the male legislators should be talking to the other men. they are going to tell us what we are allowed to own and do.
>> exactly. how to get away from them.
>> exactly. makes no sense. up next, there is a serious political battle shaping up for kerry's empty seat and forcing demes to pick sides. he is pumped for massachusetts politics with national implications, up next.