The Ed Show | November 24, 2010
>> get some rapid-fire response from our panel on these stories. a new poll suggests president obama will have an uphill battle trying to get re-elected in 2012 . mike huckabee and the drugster, well they want the obama girls to get a tsa pat-down. with us tonight nationally syndicated radio talk show host, stephanie miller . and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, bill press. great to have both of you with us tonight.
>> hi, ed.
>> i know in your show's and in mine, the tsa is still of course the big story , but don't you think we'd be going a little bit far if we did did to the obama kids? what do you make, bill?
>> you know rush limbaugh said the same thing, ed. i was wondering this morning, how long it had been since rush limbaugh flew commercial himself, right? the he can't fly commercial because he can't fly his hill billy hair on the plane with him, but look, do you really think -- really think, it's just pure politics. really think that if president obama did what they said and went to national airport and got the whole family patted down that all of those people who are raising hell about this would say, oh, obama 's for it, that's okay with us. now we'll back off. it's crazy.
>> stephanie, have listers figured out that this is all about politics in getting president obama to look bad on security, what do you think?
>> i think so, ed, and the fact that i don't think that there's a humtan being in the world that would want a pat-down rush limbaugh .
>> god forbid.
>> so i think that it's probably a good thing this he doesn't fly commercial but yeah it's pure politics, ed. it's like the president's trip $200 million a day and i mean, he's the president. he needs special planes and a special security. i mean, you know, it's just ridiculous politics to say, oh yeah put your wife and kids through it. look, they'd, the first ones screaming, ed, if there is another terrorist attack. why weren't people screen and why didn't we do this? they would had been fine with under the bush administration .
>> what do you both thing, stephanie you first, on an uphill battle for the president when it comes to re-elected? a long way away but a number of democrats out there poll happening in the 40 percentile rangeta they think that the president obama should have a primary challenge . what do you think?
>> well, you know, ed, i agree with what you say, most nightings here is that you know i think that he really does have to rally and motivate his base and i think starting today when he talked about you know the auto bailout, you know he has been right on a lot of issues, ed, and i'm glad david plouff is coming back early to get him back in chain mode and to talk about his accomplishments and really take it to him.
>> yeah, ed --
>> go ahead, bill.
>> yeah, i was going to say, look, i -- i think primaries are always a good idea. i think they rejuvenate a party and everything, but this is a message for president obama i think for the next two years, that he can't forget his base. and i think that he has forgotten his base a little bit. i think it's a message for him, listen, a lot of stuff that you talked about that we really count on you to do and now is a time to do it and don't feel that you have to go to the center don't feel that you will make any deals with nease republicans. stick to your base, middle displays america and you'll be fine in 2012 . i hope that he gets that message.
>> marist mcclatchy poll out. would you vote to re-elect president obama in 2012 ? 16% undecided, 36% yes, 48% no. i think that that's trouble on the horizon. he'll have to get tough and play to his base. do you want a primary challenge for president obama ? 48% say no. but isn't that a high number you know, i just eye tell you what, this is going to be interesting. great to have you with. bill press, stephanie miller , always a pleasure. happy thanksgiving to both of you.