The Daily Rundown | June 26, 2012
>>> washington. this is daily run down. i'm chuck todd . all that out of the way. let's go to the first reads. team romney said any day they are talking about the economy was bad day for mitt romney .
>> do you think the immigration law is the model for the nation?
>> that's pretty much how the last 24 hours have gone for mitt romney . not wanting to repeat last week when the president's immigration announcement threw him off message for most of the week, the campaign tried the minimalist approach with this statement. i believe each state has the duty and the right to secure our borders and secure the rule of lie when the government failed to meet its responsibilities. nothing on the court itself. then romney landed in arizona of all places for a preplanned fund raiser . the timing was so awkward the campaign did something they haven't before. they put their traveling press secretary on camera who was pushed again and again on whether romney supports the arizona law or what the court did.
>> again, each state has the right within the constitution to craft their own immigration laws .
>> story fair to say he has no take on the law?
>> i will say it again and again and again for you. the governor understands the states have their own right to craft policies to secure their own borders and address immigration.
>> there were six other versions of that question and he got the same answer. after that attempt, romney himself addressed the decision at a fund-raiser where no cameras were present. reluctantly saying he disagreed. y would have preferred to see them give more latitude and states have less authority and less lad tud to enforce immigration law . they exposed a couple of things about the romney campaign that they mostly have been able to paper over. one, they are not the most nimble when it comes to responding to news of the day. two, romney may not be able to continue to get a with the strategy that depends on attacking the president on the issues without presenting a detailed response plan of his own. meanwhile in craft political term, the president couldn't have asked for a better ruling. in that 5-3 decision, the court struck down a provision that made it a state crime not to carry immigration papers and another made it a crime for an undocumented immigrant to apply for and hold a job. the police got the authority to arrest anyone without a warrant on suspicion of violating immigration laws , but the justices unanimously upheld the most controversial part of the law and the one that fires up the president's hispanic supporters the most, requiring police, making arrests or traffic stops to then check the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being here illegally. the president said he was pleased with the ruling orange, but made a point of his concern about the part of the law that was upheld. no american should ever live under a cloud of suspicion just because of what they look like. there two ways to fire up the base. excitement and anger. excitement is not working well for obama so maybe anger well. it's worth noting that the ruling on the papers please part of the law was in effect a wait and see. the court warned arizona that if police used the law as an excuse for rounding up immigrants that, might cross the line of what's constitutional. here's arizona governor jane brewer reacting to the news on her own terms.
>> the heart of senate bill 1070 is proven to be constitutional. this is a day that we have been waiting for. and make no mistake. arizona is ready. we know that the eyes of the world will be upon us .
>> one thing legal experts made clear is that the court provided arizona a road map on how to handle the law and may have provided a road map of how other states might try to pass their versions of the arizona law and the one part that was upheld constitutionally. this morning, the obama campaign is trying something new. they are rolling out state specific tv ads hitting the record at bain. they invested in companies that shipped jobs overseas. they are a response to the state by state that romney rolled out last week. here's that will rate romney when he arrives in virginia today.
>> president romney 's first days creating thousands of new jobs for virginians.
>> does virginia want an outsourcener chief in the white house ?
>> here's the ad in ohio.
>> day one, president romney stands up to china.
>> but romney has never stood up to china. all he has done is sent them our jobs.
>> the 30 is for iowa. expect vice president bide tone kickoff the swing through the hawk eye state and begins in waterloo. yesterday in new hampshire and a fund-raiser, the president stepped up the bain attacks.
>> the advisers were asked about this and they tried to clear this up. by telling us there is a difference between outsourcing and offshoring. if your job went overseas, you don't need the difference between outsourcing and offshoring. you need somebody who is going to wake up every single day and fight for american jobs .
>> by the way, speaking of state by state ads, the new top ten list from the first read team on the top ten hottest markets. florida makes it into the top for the first time and north carolina drops out for the first time since we have been tracking this. finally elizabeth warren has as many detractors as supporters on the team, but has been an unquestionable asset as far as the campaign was concerned. last night at the obama fund-raiser, they were locked in the tight race with a republican. scott brown who ripped into mitt romney .
>> mitt romney told us in his own words he believes corporations are people. no, mitt, corporations are not people. people have hearts. they have kids. they get jobs. they get sick. they love and they cry and they dance. they live and they die. learn the difference.
>> with a pru view of the key note address at the convention. that message went over well not surprisingly, but the president got a different reaction when he joked about the red sox 's kevin youkilis who was traded this week to his beloved chicago white sox .
>> thank you for youkilis. i'm just saying, he's going to have to change the color of his socks. i didn't think i would get any boos. i should not have brought up baseball. i understand. my mistake. you got to know your crowd.
>> actually he may not have read the crowd correctly and