The Last Word | November 05, 2012
>>> mitt romney made his closing argument to football fans tonight, which is why i wasn't watching.
>> do you have a favorite team?
>> well, it is the new england patriots. i lived in massachusetts now 40 years and i take personal full responsibility for their two super bowl wins. as a governor you get blamed for everything that goes wrong, you might as well get the credit for what goes right.
>> president obama appeared in the same halftime show before mitt romney and said this.
>> the truth is that just like in sports, in politics, we're all human. we make mistakes. the key is to just stay folk ised on what it is that you're doing. in sports it's about winning championships. in politics it's not about winning, it's delivering for the folks who sent you.
>> jonathan capeheart, a guy who takes responsibility for the auto bailout, was opposed to it, should that guy be joking about taking full responsibility for super bowl wins of the patriots?
>> because he's going to get blamed for the bad things that happened when he was governor.
>> as the football correspondent for "the last word," you were assigned -- to watch this thing so because i couldn't bear it. also it was occurring during this show.
>> also luckily both interviews were about three minutes long. they were very quick. four questions, very fast and i could actually understand everything. the thing about what governor romney said, it just sort of highlighted his passion for expediency he'll take credit for it. with the president the line was you need to stay focused and don't get distracted by your own hype or your own critics. it's seems as though governor romney pays more attention to his own hype and couldn't care less about his critics.
>> so basically neither one of them said anything?
>> yeah, that's about right.
>> but romney thought romney was really funny. i noticed romney laughing there at romney .
>> romney always laughs at romney 's jokes. that's what he does. he tickles himself, i'm such a card and he's not terribly funny and he's not relatable in the way that the president is.
>> but the real moment for the president is coming up, we see bruce springsteen on the stage here in iowa. this is going to be president obama 's last campaign speech, the last campaign event. it's the last one of his political career. his political career ends tonight.
>> right. and he's a very young guy.
>> i was talking to people who said yes, you can't just be president of the united states and just walk off the stage after four or eight years of course he's going to run again. if you've watched this man and you've gotten to know who he is, you know that what you're about to see tonight will be his last political rally . he's this strange bird , strange in a good way, where he got into politics not for power or for gra grandeur, but to help people. he was a community organizer . he went back into the community to help people. and so for him, being president of the united states , great job, the ultimate platform to help people, to help a nation. and once his time is done on that stage, he'll walk off the stage and be perfectly fine with that.
>> we're awaiting the president and first lady at their last campaign event in des moines , iowa. the first lady will speak first before the president. you'll see it here live.
>> i stood with president obama