Bill Press, an astute observer of the American political scene, discusses the 2012 election with Focus Washington host and chairman at Qorvis, Chuck Conconi. The 2012 election comes down to a choice between somebody who comes from the 1% and will fight for the 1% or someone body who comes from the 99% and will fight for you. Do we go forward with Obama’s program or go back to the policies of Bush and Cheney? Why isn’t gun control part of this campaign?
Bill Press joins Qorvis’s Chuck Conconi on Focus Washington to forecast the 2012 election. National polls are now showing the race to be close, but the United States doesn’t elect presidents as a nation we elect them state by state. The majority of people in the U.S. Know who they are going to vote for already. This election is going to come down to the 10-20% of independents who turn out on election day. Bill Press sees the economy as the main issue this year. In his opinion Mitt Romney’s clearly for the millionaires and billionaires while Obama will fight for middle class families.
Today, I had the opportunity to once again talk with democratic strategist, Rich Masters, who happened to be sitting in for Bill Press. We discussed the new Obama Administration, what to expect and what to anticipate. Rich talked a little about the inauguration and the inaugural address in which he thought there would be a call to American much like John F. Kennedy’s “ask not what your country can do you” line. If anything, the address has the potential to be one of the best in our short history.
This time around, I asked political commentator Bill Press to discuss the presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain on October 15, 2008. In a partisan interview Bill Press proclaims John McCain a phony.