The Daily Rundown | May 03, 2012
>>> trying to show women voters of all ages how a change in the white house would be a step back. in a web slide show users can age a fictional character from three to 67 illustrating how according toor the obama campaign the president's policies would benefit her and where they claim mitt romney policies would do them harm. let's bring in our panel. what i find interesting about this is it is trying to put a face into the rhetoric. i had someone say to me the other day 30 plus points among hispan hispanics, double digits among white women , this game is over.
>> he knows the game isn't over but he knows they have to run up the score because they are taking among white men. there is no accident it happens to be a white face. they have to run up that score.
>> and you are watching this in this thing that is the challenge to try to make people understand the budget in real terms.
>> i thought it was amazing that this is policy driven. you have a discussion of head start , pelgrants, equal pay. it's all policy for a woman like me. it was great for the campaign to invest resources and thinking of new ways to communicate policy differences.
>> this gets to the challenge of the romney campaign and there is a split in the republican campaign.
>> i thought it was interesting the way the captions in these cartoons, it referred to the romney ryan budget at every turn.
>> they want that ticket.
>> they are definitely pushing that ticket. if he doesn't push paul ryan they want to tie him as quickly as possible.
>> it is cradle to grave . we are talking about early head start issues as well as medicare and the entitlement issues that ryan and romney really hurt the republican party .
>> i want to do a quick turn to the economy. you can take what you wanted out of them if you are romney or obama. is the u.s. economy currently in a recession. 70% in florida said yes, 67% in ohio said yes. is the economy beginning to recover the majority said yes.
>> it's a trend that matters. what i worry if i am president obama is what the trend will be in september and october. will gas prices spike? will there be a foreign policy that effects the economy. right now i would take more solace -- i would rather be a democrat with those polls and see the numbers are coming back.
>> he just brought up gas prices . there is a trend that has happened. it has been going down.
>> it is also a reminder that gas price politics is always so to me with peril.
>> it changes every week and changes whether you go to get your gas in the suburb or the city. and it comes and goes. i think that the public -- it has been hammered home for years that no human being , no washington government can switch this. i think the public maybe is catching on to it.
>> this jobs report tomorrow, it is going to two in a row if it is flat could create this perception. how nervous are you about it as an obama person?
>> i don't think it is any particular number. i think it will be most important how we are doing in september and october and november. we had great numbers a few months ago. they seem to be leveling off. the trend line has been important and we are better off it than we were.
>> you bring up the last three months. there are two theories of the case. second quarter people lock in on the economy. do we consume information later?
>> i think it is going to matter how people are feeling late august.
>> stick around. we are going to talk massachusetts senate and hispanic media. we asked how