The Daily Rundown | November 02, 2012
>> let's bring back the panel. melissa, you're in the -- i don't want you to get lost in this. let me ask you, do you think there's been a standing impact on the presidential race ?
>> i mean, i think we can't be completely sure yet because a lot of it is going to depend on whether the impacted states see a decline in turnover over what happened in 2008 and whether or not we can determine whether or not that decline and turnout as a result of sandy. but what i will say is that the moment that the president spent actually managing this crisis, sort of regardless of what happens in the context of the election, i think our high point for it is the presidency.
>> the bloomberg endorsement, phil musser, i know you're saying that new york city mayor and all this stuff, but the message, that sort of undercots the romney message, doesn't it?
>> no. i respect mayor bloomberg . at the end of the day , it doesn't matter, his endorsement, in swing states where this is going to be decided. bottom line, no one in iowa is going to vote base odd what bloomberg says about climate change.
>> we look at this final schedule and you get the sense that both campaigns are telling us little things. if it's a dead even race, i think both sides think secretly, romney carries florida. i think new hampshire feels as if it's ever so slightly trending towards him. colorado is another one that feels as if perhaps it is trending slightly republican. and look, that gets him to 248. there's a wildcard here in pennsylvania . the president has had this structurally and it seems as if that's been sitting out there. wisconsin is a state that is -- that is an early -- it is a same day registration voter, so that makes it difficult. then you've got virginia and ohio . and i'm going to throw pennsylvania back here because pennsylvania is a state where they said romney is going in there. position of strength or weakness?
>> i'd go for weakness. i think not quite hail mary , but somewhere in that neighborhood.
>> and i'll let you jump in on pennsylvania . i want to show you why pen opinion might matter to them. if you don't believe ohio works for romney , and you take out -- if you give them -- if he gets pennsylvania and ohio , he doesn't need virginia and it's at 277. but if you take pennsylvania away, that's the way to prevent that.
>> every year from republicans, philadelphia, pittsburgh, alabama and in between, you turn out pittsburgh, you turn out philly, democrats have 1.1 million advantage in registration.
>> why is sunday better spent in pennsylvania and not ohio ?
>> president is in wisconsin. romney will be in pennsylvania . we're going to win huge out west. he's going to go in and target independents who are breaking remarkably to the romney campaign. it's a good use of time. tom corbitt thinks we can do it. so do i.
>> jennifer horn at the patch.com this morning put up a good piece about how romney is going to win by three in new hampshire.
>> allen mcgillis is kind of like the new ben smith .
>> look at that.
>> and springsteen tonight.
>> the pepco guys out in the rain tuesday night putting the poles back up outside my house. we got power back. thank you, pepco.
>> yeah. mhc show has a special on women in this election on saturday night at 6:00.
>> all right. speaking of specials, tonight, a benefit concert for victims of hurricane sandy. watch it tonight here at 8:00 eastern. and tomorrow at 9:00, i will have an election special of the daily run down right here on prime time on msnbc. we'll be out in rockefeller in a plaza. bye-bye. who sent it