The Ed Show | December 12, 2012
>>> american who participated in this election. whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very, very long time,. by the way, we have to fix that.
>> president obama addressing just one of the many issues voters faced on election day . now attorney general eric holder is adding his voice to the mix. speaking at the john f. kennedy library , holder says it's time to consider national voting standards. the attorney general pointed to a mcarcher foundation study that found nearly 90% of voters support the creation of national standards. holder also said election officials should strive to administer elections more efficiently and fairly. he went on to say this means taking steps to address long lines at polling places and ensure that every polling place has an adequate number of voting machines . we must acknowledge that giving our fellow citizens access to the voting booth for longer hours and over additional days will enable more of them to cast their ballots without unduly interfering with work or family obligations that so many have. well put. in the meantime, the gop isn't giving up their fight over voter suppression . some of the toughest laws in the country have come in swing states with republican governors. holder stopped short of supporting specific legislation to create an unverified system, but he did call on leaders to start a dialogue and work toward improving our elections. so where does this go? as the head of the justice department , i believe holder should be one of those leaders. and as "the new york times" points out, if mr. holder is not going to organize and lead that conversation, then who is? great question. let's get it on. tonight in our survey, i asked you is john boehner ignoring the american people to save his job as speaker? 98% of you say yes. 2% of you say no.
>>> he knows the numbers in the house and the senate and in this country better than anybody else. next is senator kent conrad . he will join us on the fiscal cliff talks and reflect on his 26 years in washington. what is wrong with the