The Daily Rundown | April 17, 2012
>>> let's bring back our panel. reed, we are reading into the poll numbers and working class voters are very weary of president obama . and you read these cross tabs and they are not enthusiastic about mitt romney . is this the ultimate voting group?
>> this is the segment most suspectable that this could be a referendum on president obama . white working class votervise trended away from obama more than anybody else especially working class men who were leery of the bush administration . they voted for the change. they didn't see the change they wanted to see. they have been some of the hardest hit folks by the economy. they're not coming back to anybody right now. these are the people who are angry at politics and washington, d.c. perhaps more than anybody else.
>> the one story that does not seem to go away is shamus the dog. romney spoke about this. i want to play the clip.
>> you said it was the most wounding thing in the campaign.
>> the dog loved it.
>> but the dog got sicked.
>> we travelled all the time and he ate the turkey on the counter. i mean, he had the runs.
>> so if people don't understand the story we are referring to a family vacation the family took where they strapped the irish setter to the roof of the car and decided to have an accident and was streaking down the window. it was a profile piece that he drove the car to the side and hosed it off. is the romney campaign sick of this story? this is one of the latest national interviews mitt romney and shamus the dog.
>> it was on the cover of new yorker magazine. i mean, tha romney campaign is never happy when this subject comes up in interviews. this was his first big network interview talking about the dog t. is an old story told to show how romney demonstrated that he was efficient in his family life and it's turned out was used heavily by the republicans in the 2008 campaign.
>> and it still has legs.
>> like the john edwards hair cut that the voter just kind of remembers it. i'm not sure what kind of impact it will have in november but gets people on cable news talking and gets romney forcing to answer this because there are millions of dog owners who probably would not do this.
>> we have the shuttle flying past the washington monument right now. there it is. you might not see it in person. it's okay. flying right by the washington monument . quite a shot. if we pan. there it is. look at that. i think that shot is from the capitol hill house of representatives booth. beautiful shot there with the robotic camera. really quick vp picks on the table.
>> that's hard to say. at this point probably rubio.
>> i think rob portman .
>> i'm still putting paul ryan out there.
>> divisions. shameless plugs on the table.
>> at the end of the era we are watching the shuttle come in and nasa deserves a lot of credit for a successful shuttle program .
>> my dad actually has published a book called the importance of having a brain about medical history for all ages. and i should also mention the fabulous political --
>> i have a team of four investigative journalists who won the pulitzer prize for investigative reporting .