The Daily Rundown | December 07, 2012
>> ptsd lightly. so i apologize to those who will criticize me for doing that but getting the romney e-mail, i thought, we missed hawkinggail, all of this back and forth. they decided to tell us about the numbers. i have a theory why. they know that the first report was going to show them with a lot of money and they were trying to explain it?
>> i think that's true. this is also one of the areas that they are genuinely proud of on this campaign. so i think that's why they were highlighting it. i had the same reaction on twitter last night as you did. what they didn't get into was debt.
>> what they still have to pay off.
>> it's not just that, though. there's also debt in terms of what they borrowed in august. that's part of what they are paying off. i think this report is not going to be revealing as the next round of reports.
>> no doubt about it. if you look at the president's campaign from '08 to owe 12, a 25, 30% increase in what it cost. so 2016 , does that mean it's going to cost, to be the nominee for the president of the united states between 1.5 and $1.8 billion?
>> we're never going back to the days of public financing. it's going to keep going up. you're not going to have an incumbent president this time. there are going to be two races.
>> joy ann, i keep trying to tell people, it was 2000 , the ad budgets for both bush and gore were less than $150 million. this was $2 billion each side and this doesn't count super pacs.
>> and it's happening as the map is shrinking. so we're compressing the number of states and escalating the costs.
>> it is mind boggling.
>> time to buy a tv station in tampa.
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>> all right. there you go. that's it for this edition of "the daily rundown." coming up next, chris jansing . have