The Daily Rundown | September 05, 2012
>>> that president obama 's home state of illinois will turn red this year, but in a state where the unemployment rate is trending back upwards, is there a chance for republicans to make inroads? joining me right now are governor pat quinn 's assistant. governor, we had this discussion yesterday morning, joe. why is your unemployment rate going up, other states surrounding you trending downwards, what's going on.
>> all this year we have had a pretty -- our manufacturing is still very strong, we have got chrysler, ford, john deere , all these are manufacturing companies and they're doing quite well. they obviously might be affected by europe or asia, changes there, but overall in manufacturing we have created over 40 billion.
>> you did a budget deal that raised some taxes.
>> well the republicans helped put us in a $10 million deficit. and if somebody has to come along and tell the truth, if you have to balance the budget and pay for education, you have to have smart people so they can work these jobs in the 21st century .
>> there's a little bit of a behind the scenes struggle about the platform in israel . i want to read to you, the key language basically in the democratic platform on jerusalem for 40 years, most of my lifetime. jerusalem is and will remain the capital of israel . it should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths. now it changed to this. jerusalem is and will remain the capital -- te re -- most are upset with the removal of the --
>> president obama has put together the strongest coalition to fight the efforts of the iranians to develop a nuclear weapon. which was the number one issue in israel . remember when the president as a candidate said i will negotiate, i'll sit down with the iranians. and they say you can't talk to them. he at least made the offer.
>> but it didn't work.
>> when he made the offer and iran pushed him aside, he was able to say to other countries, see, this is why you need to stand with us. chuck, i'm about to tell you that something even with your vast knowledge you may not know it. i have read the platform in two separate conventions, nobody noticed.
>> nobody reeads the platform, so why do people do it?
>> there should be platforms in shades of gray , then maybe people would read i, what you think?
>> here's another one republicans very upset because god is not in the platform. you don't think it matters.
>> i think any god matters, i think barack obama -- in god we trust, that's our slow began for the united states of america . i think we ought to start the platform with this.
>> isn't the platform useless? because you wanted to hang the platforms around their neck.
>> we mentioned faith, 15 or 20 times in there, it was pretty clear, i was on a repeating network, i won't who it was, it was fox. but it showed that we're somehow godless democrats. you should have seen the array of speakers last night, people of faith who were speaking of faith and what it meant to their lives. republican lover this country and are god fearing, as democrats are god fearing and love their country.
>> why will it be different in 2012 ?
>> i think we have a new map and we have better candidates, i think, and we have a great opportunity to elect six or seven democrats to the congress which are brand-new and we left si side -- have the issues that will help the president win in our state you can look at the the -- -you will see mange line republicans who said this. the same reason -- this is not the republican party of abraham lincoln , even the party of, you pick it, ronald reagan .
>> or john chaff fi. .
>> tomorrow night you get the big stage.