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row. >> time to get scrambled up with brian kilmeade. give you a hint big dog from last night. >> brian: could it be. could it be clinton? we go to the judges. >> ding, ding, ding. >> brian: easy we are out of the time. >> where is he looking anyway. have a great show. see you tomorrow. >> brian: bye. "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning to you, it is thursday, september 6th. 2012. i am gretchen carlson. happy birthday ted part of the floor crew. bill clinton came to president obama's defense. >> if you want a country of shared opportunitis and responsibility, we are all in
this together society, you should vote for barak obama and joe biden. >> gretchen: so did the former president make a good case? we report and
you decide. >> steve: you heard the outrage when the democrats took god and jerusalem out of the platform but what what happened when they put it back n. >> all delegates say aye. all opposed say no. two-thirds voted in the affirmative. motion is adopted and the platform is amended. >> steve: he's not happy. fall out. and queen latifah offered a new take. ♪ ask - on gave proof to the
night. >> should she have changed the traditional tone. wouldn't help the giants. sorry cowboy fanc, you had a great night, we didn't. "fox and
friends" starts now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". ♪ >> steve: live from the nascar hall of fame in the heart of charlotte, north carolina. you are watching "fox and friends", the final day of the dnc. we have been here four days and one more to go as well thank you for joining us live. >> gretchen: we have much to talk about. the big c was former president
clinton and now president obama preparing to accept his party's nomination in charlotte. can he outshine last night's headliner. good morning to you, wendall. >> bill clinton said president obama four more years and the current president will try to explain why despite a economic recovery americans believe we paid to much forand after attackos romney. most analyst expect mr. obama to take the high road. president obama joins former president clinton on stage after mr. clinton defended president obama's actions . he spoke with authority since he created budget and job creation on his watch. >> president obama started with a much weaker economy
than i did. listen to me now. no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessor, no one could have fully repaired all of the damage that he found in just four years. >> vice president biden will speak moved from wednesday to give bill clinton that night. he will probably get a bigger tv audience than last night. he will be attack mode and the tv audience is likely to feel the enthusiasm and less will be written about what he said. one of the usual convention visuals will be missing. traditional balloon drop will not be the decision to move the final day indoors because of threat of bad weather left
no time to pack. democrats had planned fire works but you can't do that inside. >> gretchen: a lot of changes planned. >> brian: i am getting a lot of people came down here and took off time and planned their vacation around going to the big stadium and watching the president of the united states make history. what do you say about 50,000. >> steve: if they had that many people. what if they said they had divide 0-- 70,000 and look at the weather, it may not rain during the big show. did bill upon clinton make his case. almost 50 minutes and went half an hour over his allotted time. he was long and vague at time and made the case that barak obama should get more time to
finish the job. >> gretchen: did anybody think that bill clinton would not go over time. overlong and folksy and what he was like when he was president. he walked out to his campaign song don't stop thinking about tomorrow. the question is will it resonate for the people. people felt nostalgic and reminiscent when clinton was president. hoe has the highest approval rating of 65 percent if that makes people feel warm and fuzzy, it was a great night for the democrats. >> brian: to sum up the entire year. think about the topics. he covered about how the president of the united states took the opponents. and how great obama care is for the second daythat -- that
is game on for republicans. medicare destroyed by the and that's how the president paints it he talked about mitch mcconle. number one goal was to make sure he was a one-term president. there is it a lot of sense and i read text books wanted him to be a one-term president but he was able to overcome that. he painted uation where it is hard for him to deal with republicans today. he had a hard time. >> steve: absolutely, brian. >> gretchen: but he had a different take and tact in relating to the republicans and he decided to compromise and many people argue that barak obama has not done that. >> steve: meanwhile something else they didn't talk about is something embarrassing that happened yesterday. we told you how the platform committee and it was voted on by the democrats, they took god and jerusalem out of the
official platform . we heard late in the day, apparently the president of the united states was outrage demappeded it to be put back n. apparently, the president signed off on taking god and jerusalem out. fox news confirmed that. the mayor of los angeles had to go out there and tried to get the crowd to say okay, we change our minds a train wreck. watch this. >> all of those delegates in favor say aye. all delegates opposed say no. in the opinion. let me do that again. all of those del -- delegates in favor say aye. aye. all of those delegates opposed
say no. i am. i guess, >> you got to let them do what they are going to do. >> i will do that one more time. all of the delegates in favor say aye. all of those delegates opposed say no. in the opinion of the chair two-thirds affirmed and the motion and platform was amended as shown on the screen. >> gretchen: i am not sure you could say more ayes than no. that is it a controverse yes why the mayor asked for thry separate votes. reminding me of kids in a classroom pizza and chicken
nuggets. i can't believe that how did they get to this point? the president signed off on taking god and jerusalem out and now take a vote that looks elementary at best and now saying that the president wanted them to do the vote. it may have been a foregone conclusion. check out the teleprompter. >> steve: in the opinion of the chair two-thirds voted in the affirmative. was that cooked up on the fly we don't know. what is interesting we ran the clip dick durbin said those words don't matter. if they didn't really matter god and jerusalem, why did they have a floor vote that made the party look stupid. >> brian: did god belong in there and jerusalem capitol of israel? the fact is, the democratic party does not agree.
their true colors showed and that should help the vores. >> gretchen: especially independents who are watching and may agree that god is part of the nation. >> steve: one other thing. the fact that the president of the united states should ask if they put jerusalem back in when his administration does not officially recognize jerusalem as the capitol. >> gretchen: remember when president obama said this? >> if you have a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. >> gretchen: the president spent two months and clarifying what he meant. obviously i regret for my syntax but not the point. everyone knows what i was saying,
arizona scoring a big win. the state can enforce show me the parties part of law. the officers can check the immigration status. governor brewer disagree. >> it must be enforced fairly and affectively and without compromising civil rights or the constitution. >> opponents try to get the court to block it it is like out of the a movie. two robbers kidnapped a bank manager and strapped explosives to her body and ordered her to hand over the money. woman was kidnapped tuesday night and both men got away with the cash. queen latifah giving the
national anthem a new take in the nfl kick off. some say she scored and others say not. ♪ and the rockets red glare. ♪ the bombs bursting in air. ♪ gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. >> gretchen: fans say the version is original but critics say she shouldn't have changed the song and said it was like off of a christmas album. >> brian: the cowboys went on to beat the giants. we'll see who got bigger ratings. hugs last night. how does bill clinton feel about president obama's overhauling and welfare reform .
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>> claiming republicans are lying about the president's record on welfare reform. >> brian: remember back in july the white house agreed to loosen the requirements for the clinton welfare to work program. the republicans have made it a key issue. we have thereaction . they did change the signature issue. >> president clintonon is the augustor and negotiated it with the republicans. you have to trust his interpretation that it was not a violation of the work requirements. that was key to bill clinton and he wouldn't defend it if it was a violation . my question is politics, why do it now. he was giving states more flexilate and easy to distort. if i were barak obama, i would
have waited. >> steve: here is your former boss william jefferson clinton defending president obama. >> the claim that president obama weakened welfare work requirements is not true. but they keep on running ads claiming it >> you know, he has a job to do and i think his job was to explain that the welfare regiulations with an increase of the work requirement to 20 percent if you get a waiver is complicated. i am not sure the americans understand it i would have said to president obama just don't mess with it the work requirement is important to bill clinton. >> steve: this is easy to understand. talk about the democratic platform committee taking god and jerusalem out of the
platform. apparently the president had signed off on take out. >> this is easy to understand. there used to be a movie. dumb, dumber and dummest. the person responsible for that idea should have been up on the platform with water balloons thrown it >> had the democrats liked it it was a rare movement. >> as i have been to convention. they are not typical of the liberal democratic party. it shows how out of touch the platform and corey booker is a man of faith. i would have to ask him why he allowed it to happen. >> steve: here is a michigan delegate explaining why she thinks keeping jerusalem out of the platform is what
president obama wants. >> the problem is, it contradicts with the administration position . the majority the delegates supported the previous language and instead through a three attempt vote. it failed twice and the third time it fail would but pushed through. >> brian: how much of the picture paint. >> this lady was the person to be throwing a water balloon at. >> was she ever elected to anything. we had jerusalem in the democratic party and suddenly she's telling us wrong in we don't take a position as a government but as a democratic party we have. her notion to take it out and make it a political issue is self inflicted injury. >> brian: you love this and you are in the bipartisan thing now. democrats and republicans agreed on this. >> it makes no sense.
people like that representing a sliver of an opinion makes the democratic party look out of touch. >> steve: lanny davis, thank you. remember when the president admitted this about his plan to create jobbings. >> brian: we'll talk about that one later. >> steve: good one. >> shovel ready as we expected. this program is brought to you by: mornings aren't alwayserfect.
it in a routine ultrasound . ralm eman mull stepping down on the democratic to help the super pac. democrats are nervous since mitt romney has raised more money. >> gretchen: after rejecting the key stone pipe line. president obama was in oklahoma touting the southern section of the pipe line. >> right now transcanadaappliede line to speed more oil to state of the art refineries down in the gulf coast. i am directing my administration to cut through the red tape and break throughout burrcratic hurdles and make this project a priority. >> gretchen: this week transcanada resubmitted. the white house will not give
permission until after the election. marti durbin joins me now and also the nefew of dick durbin. you are in a complicated situation. you would like to see the key stone pipe line go through and yet you are a democrat and people in your party specifically president obama stopped it >> the controversy around the issue is unfortunate. the project is strongly supported by both parties. we did a poll that showed 75 percent of the american voters support building the key stone pipe line and 64 percent are democrats. when you had last year at this time and strong support from a democratic governor and senator necessary montana and north dakota and building and construction trades, very strong supporter and this is guaranteed jobs for what is the best trained and safest and most protective work force
in the world. >> gretchen: most americans are proponents of it. and your own uncle senator durbin voted against it and president obama doesn't want it, why? >> it is unfortunate to be caught up in the politics. this is it a project that will be approved and create jobs immediately and bring in long-term economic growth and this is not only bringing in oil from concanada but get the product to market. >> gretchen: why did your uncle dick durbin say he was not voting for it. >> i don't speak for senator durbin. the original came to the refine arey in illinois . again, the important thing here, you get such strong support on both sides of the aisle for moving it forward. our concern is that the
president has wasted time it should have been apruched a year ago . and there are no more excuses. and the state department has done the reviews and it is all done. >> gretchen: many say it was about politics and i have to get this question in before you g. senator durbin was upset with our interviewer about god taken out of the democratic platform and said tawas not that big of a deal and in fact it is reinstated. what do you think about this that? >> i speak for him . it is a distraction on the jobs and economy and energy policy that we need to help grow the jobs. >> gretchen: you are a democrat in favor of the key stone pipe line. >> thank you. >> gretchen: they gathered to watch the demolition . we'll tell you what within wrong. yesterday, she showed off the
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>> steve: funny stuff. we are here in the final day of the dna. we know that the president has in his corner eva longoria and natly portman and you know cloony is walking around here with matthew. >> steve: you know who is in mitt romney's club. we are talking about condoleezza rice james baker and henry kissinger who was secretary for both president ford and nixon as well they are in the washington times if america is strong around the world and be a leader, you need a strong economy and make money. >> gretchen: that is what star power you are in favor of. hollywood type or secretary of state type of star power. >> brian: in terms of foreign
policy. it is vitally person. it is significant that eight politically respected guys and condoleezza rice come out and say, for foreign policy and strength of defense, we need mitt romney as president. it would make more news if adlin albright weighed n. >> steve: that would be a fox news alert. mitt romney calling the democrats out of touch with the american people after their party flat form took out the name god and jerusalem as well doug is live in woodstock vermont with the latest today. hello, doug las. >> omission of god and jerusalem as the capitol of israel from the democratic party platform is resonated as an unforced error. but not only republicans. but look at the reaction in the arena when a voice vote
was taken. >> one more time. all of those delegates in favor say aye. aye. >> and all of those delegates opposed say no . in the opinion of the chair two-thirds voted in the affirmative and the motion is adopt the platform is as shown on the screen. thank you very much. >> and now we learned that president obama intervened in the last 48 hours on these two issues. when it comes to the god omission. the president's reaction is why did it change in the first place? the conflict is it red meat for republicans and governor mitt romney took time out for his debate to head to lebanon, new hampshire and addressed both of those omissions. here he is.
>> the declaration of independence references god. our national motoin god we trust. this is part of our herit agand they are removing god purposely from the platform suggest a party that is out of touch with the main stream of the american people. >> while mitt romney continues his debate his wife ann is out on the campaign trail and spoke in ohio and speaking for mitt rally and alluded to the controversy last april when a democratic strategist said ann romney never worked in your life. >> harder than you guys out there, our work is never done. and i think you kind of know they work hard, too, even though i have been told i
haven't. >> mitt romney will hit the campaign trail again tomorrow for the home stretch. he campaigns tomorrow and back in new hampshire. steve. >> he is our vermonter today. doug, thank you. >> gretchen: it is a miracle this pilot and passenger are alive after their plane went down and burst into flames. approved the request. affirmative. the plane crashed in a field in texas and exploded in a fire ball. both men managed to escape and are in serious condition. >> gretchen: an update to a story. footing the bill for a convicted murder sex change. this is a bizarre story. senator scott brown sounding off after a judge ruled an
operation is the only cure for an inmate's menal problems. >> i think it is an outrageous decision and a waste of the taxpayer money and i hope they will appeal the decision immediately and that the opinion will be reviewed. >> brian: the surgery could cost $20,000. the state prison is considering an appeal. >> steve: meanwhile a woman narrowly escaped death after a woman fell asleep on her scooter. she barely avoided hitting the semihead on and swiped the side of it. she was available to walk away with minor injuries. >> brian: how do you fall
asleep? that is crazy. >> steve: another dash cam. >> gretchen: watching a building come crashing down. and you can see the giant dust cloud coming toward them. and many forced to cover their faces with clothing. a change in the wind was to blame for them. they resorch that beyond belief but you couldn't predict the wind. >> brian: charlotte native anna is helping us to discover the great outdoors and you know your way around the city. >> absolutely. and i have had an opportunity to show you as well. a lot of charlottians love it because we are a few hours from the beach. there is it an amazing
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that the 17 years is not long enough. he will be ruled on. he had been accused of plotting a dirty bomb attack on the united states of america. it is not a bird or plane or super man it is putin, the russian president hang gliding to guide a flock of siberian cranes into flight. was this not a movie. putin trying to show he loves bird animals it is a bird and plane and putin. >> brian: right i collect all of his shirtless stuff. you didn't build it was a rallying cry in tampa. democrats answered giving praise to the role of big government. for example. >> we believe that government has a role to play not in solving a problem in everyone's life. but in helping people help to
the american dream. >> thank god for the food stamp and public education and pel grounds that helped me to finish college. republicans say they don't believe in government. they believe in government to help themselves and powerful friends. >> that was nice. >> brian: who won the messaging battle? they'll talk to you on a daily basis. vince cokeley. keithularson is here from the keithularson show. and host of news talk 97.1 in st. louis. who is winning the message. >> i have no idea. this is through a labor day kind of thing. the question on this messaging battle. tune call me maybe. is that going to be the number
one hit in november? no, it is not. it is a pop hit and will be replaced by the next pop hit. what republicans need to do in particular come up with a deep lasting kind of mess annual that closed the deal between the perible aprouval rating that obama has. >> brian: it is true. you have the government rules as opposed to let's go ahead and give yourself credit. >> if i am a republican i am feeling good. last couple of days, all democrats have done is complant about the country when the guy elected was in charge for the country four years or so. at least republicans are coming forward with ideas. when elizabeth warren said republicans are against government? they are not. you >> she was terrible in my opinion. and bill clinton said if you
want a win or take all society support the republican ticket. that's the answer, don't you think. >> it sounds great for bill clinton. he can sell it unfortunate thing. i think we have a place where people are polarized and people believe that government is it a solution. >> no one ising with that. didn't it make it easy fer for the voters. >> all i heard was complaints about abortion and the government save us from all of our issues and problems. fluck had a peeking role on the contraception as a claim to fame. >> they don't want to talk about the issues. >> republicans played to talk show host and democrats are doing the same. none of it matters after 24 hours. >> brian: independents will decide. >> so far no one is getting outside of their hardcore.
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trickle down and lift others up. >> we simply cannot afford to give the reigns of government to someone who will double down on tricken down. >> brian: we are joined by a panel of hosts. >> we are promoting the main stay. >> brian: you know keith larson and jamie and keith are here. what do you think? >> they didn't do the argument well. this is the same old sphuv we heard before . it is somehow an argument that is kind of fake . just trying to get across the government need toz manage the economy. the republicans say get out of the business of trying to manage the economy. this is it a message that is a polarizing message and preaching to the i don't think it is going to move the independents here. >> brian: you can't build an economy from the bottom up?
the money is not there? >> of course it is trickle down . if a company can't afford to hire people and strapped by obama care and trapped by high taxes and overregulation, no one is going to be employed and there will be no middle class. that company will not hire. of course it is tricken down. >> there is a reason that kids are wroned out in ben stein's class in ferris buehler. it is because no one talks. this is how republicans ought to be talking. would you like to keep more of your own money? who better knows how to stimulate your economy you or the united states government? that's the way they ought to frame it clinton did trickle down and double down and playing the hits. that's what he was suppose tod do. >> he delivered the lines.
>> if you want to tax the rich and get more money from wealthy people. goal is to have more wealthy people. >> brian: never in my life been vilified and not paying their fair share. bill clinton found a way to compliment both bushes and eisenhower. you are all awesome. thanks so much. >> you have a show at 9:00 . >> jamie is on right now. >> coming up straight ahead on this show. what word do you use to describe joe biden survey says. results of a brand new poll and zipping our direction. that she is. that is segways that are back. stop chasing her . [ male announcer ] it's simple physics...
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>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. it's thursday, september 6. i'm gretchen carlson live in charlotte. thanks for sharing part of your day with us today. former president bill clinton comes to the president's defense, stating his case for a secretary obama term. >> no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> gretchen: so did the former president make a good case for
president obama? we report and you decide. >> brian: all right. the outrage was loud and clear when the democrats ditched god from their official platform. look what happened when they tried to put it back in. listen. >> all those delegates in favor, say i. >> i. >> all those delegates opposed, say no. >> no. >> the motion is adopted and the platform has been amended as shown on the screen. >> brian: that sounded like a tie. the fallout straight ahead. >> steve: also what, word with you use to describe mr. joe biden? michelle malkin is here with the results of a brand-new poll and it could spell trouble with a capital t with a guy who would like to one day be president. hour two for thursday commences immediately
>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. live from charlotte in what looks to be a beautiful day, even though the big speech for president obama was canceled tonight in the outdoor arena because of the threat of rain in the afternoon. we'll have to see how that plays out. they had make a decision, they did it. some people said maybe it was because they couldn't get enough people there. but whatever you believe, the speech will be indoors right over there tonight instead. >> brian: the chance of rain had to be brought up when they decided to do it outdoors and decided to take the risk. i feel sorry for all those people who descended on the city. it's thousands of people who have nowhere to go tonight. >> gretchen: a lot of people were going to be bussed in. maybe they're not going to be bussed in. >> steve: but then again, some republicans are suggesting, they didn't have enough people to fill up the stadium anyway, so it's better they're there. it's where 20,000 will be in
attendance. the big speech last night was by bill clinton. and brian and i discovered we are staying at the same hotel as president of the united states. >> gretchen: odd beer with him or something? >> steve: no, no, no. he was about to company out when we were going out very early this morning. >> brian: we have an insider story that we claim as our exclusive story that we will share with you at the bottom of the hour. >> gretchen: really? i'm not at your hotel, so i'm not in on this. >> steve: it's good. and it has to do with bill clinton's speech last night. was it being edited right up to air time? we've got some skinny you're not going to hear any place else. >> brian: we saw it happen. >> gretchen: let me give you headlines. remember when president obama said this? >> if you got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. >> gretchen: the president has spent close to two months defending that you didn't build it comment. but this morning he's clarifying what he meant. he told a local tv reporter, quote, obviously i have regrets for my syntax, but not
fort.because everybody there watching knows exactly what i was saying. big win in its fight against illegal immigration. federal judge ruling the state can now enforce the so-called show me your papers part of the law. it allows officers to check the immigration status of people they believe are here illegally. critics claim it amounts to racial profiling, but republican governor john brewer disagrees. >> i've said senate bill 1070 must be enforced fairly, effectively and without compromising civil rights or the constitution. >> gretchen: the supreme court upheld the provision in june, but opponents tried to get a judge to block it. let's tell you about this bizarre story. something out of a hollywood thriller. two robbers kidnapped a bank manager, they strapped what they claimed were explosives to her body and/ored her to hand over the money. at a bank of america in los
angeles. bomb squad was called in to remove the device. police say she was kidnapped tuesday night, then taken to the bank next morning. both men got away with the cash. first lady michelle obama revealing the top ten reasons people should watch the democratic national convention. >> number 6. >> as healthy alternative, we're using low fat confetti. >> yeah. and number 4. >> there will be no kiss cam. >> oh, come on. why not? number 2. >> joe biden says it will be a big you know what deal. >> gretchen: the first lady no strange tort david letterman show. that was her second appearance in just the last week. wow. those are your headlines. >> brian: to my immediate left is someone on the set, welcome back michelle malkin. >> thank you, and no kiss cam here. >> brian: i want to get your impression of bill clinton's 48
minute speech last night. any surprises? do you think it was effective in endorsing president obama? >> who is surprised? after years and years of covering him when he wasn't in the white house, is it any surprise that's undisciplined, self someonent? these are the adjectives that came out of the headlines there. and you wonder what does this serve other than bill clinton's ego? >> gretchen: i think does wonders for president obama. if you believe the stories that they don't love each other that much, for president obama to ask bill clinton to have this kind of huge role at the convention, i think he needs him. >> what did he need? reinforcing of the rank and file of the democratic file? he's got plenty of that. and i wonder what independent, what conservative democrat out there, the constituencies that
bill clinton prided himself on solidifying when he was in administration, did that work? i don't think bolstered anything at all? >> steve: bill clinton also reminded the crowd that during the clinton days, the economy was roaring. he didn't mention, however, toward the end of his administration, the tech bubble burst and the nasdaq went down like 46% there in the last year. none the less, the former president said that the current president had it much worse than he did. watch this. >> president obama started with a much weaker economy than i did. listen to me now. no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> brian: the question is, did he do everything he could to fix it? >> in response to that particular sound bite, of course, you don't measure
yourself, if you're obama, by clinton standards. we should measure him by obama's own standards. and obama said he should be out of there in four years at the didn't do the job. clinton last night used the term alternative universe and i really felt like i was in one. >> gretchen: let's talk about the other chaos unfolding before the big night. it had to do with the democratic platform. amazingly to many people, the day before they took out the one reference to god left in the platform and they also said that jerusalem basically was not the capitol city of israel anymore. then there was another vote. what did you make of all that? >> then he has his sherpa handler whispering in his ear because he didn't know what to do. >> steve: it's bit of a train wreck.
here is the l.a. mayor with a vote that didn't go right. >> all those delegates in favor, say i. >> i. >> all those delegates opposed, say no. >> no! >> in the opinion -- let me do that again. all of those delegates in favor say i. >> i. >> all those delegates opposed say no. >> no. >> i guess i'll do that one more time. all those delegates in favor, say i. >> i. >> all those delegates opposed, say no. >> no. >> in the opinion of the chair, two-thirds have voted in the affirmative, the motion is adopted and the platform has been amended as shown on the
screen. >> brian: they steam rolled right through. that is an embarrassment. >> they should have had an objective applause meter. >> steve: it sounded like the no's had it. >> brian: if they're trying to main stream itself, this is not a good way to do it. look at the platform and the wording of the controversial use of god, what they had said was, the quote was something like government serves to enhance the, quote, god given potential of every person. and this causes this ruckus to say god given potential. >> brian: you think the bigger picture is you saw how they feel? >> yeah. >> brian: so they're not denying it was a mistake. it was not a mistake! >> that's right. this naked reveal is very, very -- >> gretchen: how does the president factor in to that because apparently the report something he approved the platform to take those two words
out and he was the one who demanded that they get put back in. could it be a political situation going on here? do you really believe both of those stories? >> well, i'll tell you this much, i think that for the last four years, this president has been dick indicated not by a clintonesque moderation in the white house. you look at the strategist, the people whispering in his ear. it's radical extremists like valerie jarrett. and finally, after four years, it's dawning on people that it's not merely a merit of pragmatic politic, but listening to and indulging and pandering to the kind of people who boo when you say god! >> brian: one person going to speak tonight, usually the vice president speaks last night. now they'll speak tonight. joe biden factor. they're trying it bolster him all week long. >> steve: they're so excited! >> brian: what's going to happen? >> the comedy goal is glistening. this is a man for four years committed gaffe after gaffe after gaffe after gaffe. and who more recently has indulged in something that is not playing well with the american electorate.
i think it's that kind of race clownery, the chains remark, trying to rile up the left fellow-of the base. we'll have to see what he'll be up to. who knows? you talk about rewrites at the last minute with clinton, this is a nail biter. >> steve: here is bad news for the vice president and the white house as well. there is a new poll out that when you were asked, which word would you use to describe joe biden, 38% said negative. only 23% said positive. and about 40% said neutral. then you look at the words to describe paul ryan. 35% negative. 37 positive. that's good for him. and only 28% neutral. it looks like in the battle of the beef, brian wins. >> brian: unserious is another word i'd use. >> pandering. and i think the ways in which this man has tried to ridiculously cast himself as identifying with the middle class, when he is one of the
worst beltway barncals in that swamp and benefited mightily from it. the whole idea of middle class joe -- >> gretchen: just the other day he said he didn't want to get into details because of it too hot. [ laughter ] >> oh, yeah. >> steve: check out her social media web site, twitchy.com. you can also go to michellemalkin.com. >> great to see you guys. >> gretchen: we'll talk to you next week. coming up, dnc boss deb key warsman schultz denies ever saying republicans were dangerous for israel. then what would explain this? >> we know and i heard ambassador orrin say this, the republicans are doing it dangerously for israel. >> gretchen: you won't believe how she's reacting.
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will he respond to mitt romney's attacks from the rnc last week? joining me now, co-host of the fife, juan williams, and author of fast and furious, katy. good to see both of you. juan, does he appeal to the independents or the base? >> i think you've got to do both, but he's got it do it by building on what president clinton did so well last night, which is he's got to move the conversation forward. clinton really, i think, spoke to a lot of what happened in tampa and he spoke to a lot of the arguments against president obama's reelection, especially the idea that somehow he inherited a mess that didn't clean it up quickly enough. so tonight i think president obama now is free to talk about looking forward. what does he have in mind for the american people for the next four years? >> steve: katie, does he respond to mitt romney directly from the rnc last week? >> i have no doubt he'll be responding to mitt romney directly considering the tone the convention has taken so far. in terms of what president obama needs to bring up tonight that's
new, he has to find something to run on. he's been running on bill clinton's record as we saw last night. they're bringing out bill clinton to tout his record back in the '90s. he's been trying to run on the record of george w. bush for four years. it's time for president obama to present a plan moving forward rather than staying stuck in the past. >> gretchen: will the president tonight, juan, capitalize on the headline of what bill clinton said yesterday, that no president, even bill clinton himself, would not have been able to take the country out of the mire, using their words, of where barak obama found this country when he came into office? will he dare go there because there is an interview on tape because he said if he didn't fix it in four years, he should be out. >> what he said was the unemployment rate hadn't been below 8%. >> gretchen: it's not. >> clearly this situation was far worse than what anyone understood at the time. everybody says that. that's why you had bipartisan agreement in terms of the need for the wall street bailout. in terms of the need for stimulus spending. so the question here is to just
try to refocus the american people and not let them buy into one side's bitter rhetoric or the idea that we're going to do anything we can to prevent this guy's reelection. i think he's got not only speak to that idea. again, i think president clinton did a masterful job of offer ago substantive job of offering what president obama can do, but move forward. he's not running on anybody else's argument. he's saying, i have a job plan. i know how to get this economy going. >> gretchen: that will be interesting to see if he talks specifically about his own details. katy, i want to you look at this graphic because when thank is what the american people are living every day. unemployment up to 8.3% from 7.8 when obama took office. median income down. gas prices more than doubled. national debt from $10.6 trillion to $16 trillion. katie, it seems that the talking points about are you better off now than you were four years ago transform dramatically from the first day when some democrats
said no, we're not. or they couldn't answer the question, to what juan just said, which is, we were actually dealt an even worse hand than we thought. >> when you look at those st numbers, things are better off than they were when president obama took office. the fact is that people are living this every day. this isn't about bitter rhetoric. it's about hard numbers. if you look at what bill clinton said last night, any president couldn't turn this situation around, well, you go to the states you and look at new jersey governor chris christie in new jersey who had a huge deficit, i believe it was $4 billion in that state. turned it around. scott walker in wisconsin, all the republican governors who were elected in 2010 have decreased their unemployment rates. it's possible if you do it the right way. time for president obama to move forward with a plan and change things around. >> they've all done it under president obama and those numbers are pretty selective. if you look at gdp, it's better. look at wall street, nasdaq, anybody has investments will tell you we're better off today.
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>> gretchen: time for news bit numbers. 7th place, that's where the u.s. slips to in ranking of global competitiveness. our country dropped two spots. next, $30 million, that's how much the nfl donated to studying brain injuries in athletes. this comes as a new study finds they're more likely to die from alzheimer's and als. finally, $4,000. that's reportedly how much
honey, boo boo and family made per episode for their hit show, $40,000 for the entire season. all right. let's go back up to steve. >> steve: thank you very much. it is one of the largest food brands in the world and they're headquartered right here, we're sitting in their block. there is their office tower right there. chiquita brands international moved to charlotte after getting $22 million in government incentives to bring more jobs to the area. but it hasn't been all smooth sailing. our next guest is taking responsibility trying to change that before he steps down. we're joined by chiquita banana brands ceo, fernando, good morning. >> good morning. >> steve: you are great neighbors. why did you move to charlotte? >> we moved for several reasons. number one, we were look for an area that was very pro-business and this is very much a location that is very good for business. we were looking for an area that had diversity, growing, and this is also an area that has a lot of hispanic population, which
is very important for our business. >> steve: and so obviously the president, their policies on immigration impact your business significantly. >> very important. immigration is very important for us. we believe that having some sort of guest worker program is an important thing. for the produce industry, and i might add that also for the service industry, hotels, restaurants, everyone -- we simply don't have enough people to have all those jobs. >> steve: it sounds like you liked what george w. bush proposed a couple years ago with the guessworker program. >> i am not very political. >> steve: i understand that. but you liked the idea. >> we do like the idea. we have to have those workers in our facilities, there is no question in my mind and the produce industry is dependent on them. >> steve: you said it's very challenging right now. we've got a poll that shows the number of people who are satisfied with the economy right now. very satisfied, only a quarter of americans say they are. somewhat satisfied, 17%. not very satisfied, 8%. not satisfied at all, 50%.
that's gigantic. >> it is. unfortunately, i think the economic environment has not been very favorable in the last four years. i think we're looking for a lot of help from the business community. we need to create jobs. there is no question. >> steve: of course, the next president of the united states, whether it be mitt romney or barak obama, their vision is what you depend on. i think we've got a sound bite of both visions. we're going to play them a little later on. america is going to dom a fork in the road coming up in november. i know you will be voting for the very first time as an american citizen. there is a lot to consider. >> that's right. i became a u.s. citizen in 2009. so this is my first presidential election. i have not decided yet who i'm going to vote for. i'm still listening to issues. immigration is important, economy is important. certainly a lot of other things that are important to me. diabetes being one of them. curing diabetes is important to me. >> steve: it's great to be in your neighborhood. we thank you very much for joining us.
>> welcome it charlotte. >> steve: and they also have the chiquita banana girl floating around handing out bananas. it's great. straight ahead, when the president wasn't looking, i moved in. coming up, i will show what you it's like on air force one. and debbie wasserman schultz claims she never said the republican party was dangerous to israel. now there is an audio tape. oh,o h. this soup. 4g lte has the fastest speeds.
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look up top. all right. this is a simulator. i'm trying to straighten out my drive. i think i'm going the wrong way now. there we go. now watch this. >> steve: hey! he's doing doughnuts! you're going the wrong direction, brian! look out. >> brian: here we go. third gear, fourth gear. i'm off the grass. i'm going to go high on the green line. here we go on the green line. when the red comes up, that's means i should brake. i don't think i will, though. i'll go around the curve. i really feel like i'm driving. i have the wind in my face. i'm eating some dust. i forgot to brake there. going around the curve. i should gun it.
>> steve: a skid! backward! up against the wall! >> gretchen: you saved it. >> brian: i'm going to third gear, i'll go down. >> gretchen: in case people are just waking up, niece a -- he's in a nascar hall of fame simulator. he's not driving on a track. but if he were, it would be a rough ride. >> brian: they told me i was driving. so please don't ruin this for me. >> gretchen: okay. >> steve: then close your door. you got the door open. >> brian: here is my gears. that's true. i cannot save myself once i start skidding. >> gretchen: oh! >> brian: people are throwing up their pop tarts right now all across this country. >> steve: you're going the wrong way again. >> brian: here we go. just give me one more chance. >> steve: you just hit the wall. >> brian: i should stop reading and play more visual games. >> gretchen: could you switch with chris chulo, maybe he could
drive better. >> brian: go ahead. >> gretchen: are you going to operate camera? >> brian: yeah. i'm going to operate the camera. >> gretchen: let's see how this works. >> gretchen: chris, show him up. >> steve: chris is hooked up to something. this is working out well. we go from brian driving nascar to brian driving a high def camera. >> gretchen: let's see which one he's better at. >> steve: zoom out a little. >> gretchen: great job! >> brian: hit the brake. now in second gear. >> steve: this is very realistic because people just off the street, like chris, like brian, get to hop into the simulator and see what it's like to be going around a nascar track over 100 miles an hour. >> brian: to those at home, it looks like he's not doing anything. >> steve: get your foot off the brake. >> gretchen: we're going to see how they end up doing. we'll check back in with them in
just a minute as he's getting coached by somebody who probably knows better. >> steve: very good. so that's what it's like to drive a nascar, car. coming up in a few minute, you'll find out what it's like to be president of the united states where you can -- it sure looks like you're at the white house, you're on air force one, all that stuff live here in the great city of charlotte. >> gretchen: all right. let's do some headlines because it's a losing bet for president obama and the dnc. they'll both lose money on rental and security fees from moving the president's speech to the time warner cable arena. the president says the move was based on weather concerns. but others say democrats were worried they couldn't fill up the arena. the exact dollar won't be calculated for weeks. but to give you an idea, the host committee in denver paid $2.8 million for rental fees. this speech that you're seeing here on video. >> steve: plus the security
deposits. it's a miracle they survived. a pilot and his passenger are somehow alive after their plane went down and burst into flames. look at that mess. people lived. >> steve: apparently it crashed into a field in texas, exploding into a fire ball. both guys escaped. both, however, are listed in serious condition. >> gretchen: nasa astronauts pulling off a move just like mcgycer. >> now what? >> gretchen: they use a toothbrush to attach two metal poles to pick the $100 million space station. the toothbrush allowed them o clean out a malfunctioning electrical bolt. >> steve: they didn't have duct tape? meanwhile, high school football team is on a 31-game losing
streak and now we have a pretty good idea why. the quarterback in pennsylvania going way off target, and nail add referee. however, the ref got right back up and walked it off. somehow the team's coach is confident that the looing woes are almost over. boom! down goes the ref. how unfortunate. >> gretchen: let's talk about this for a minute. you know that the spokesperson for the democratic party is debbie wasserman schultz and she said she had never said something that she actually did say when it came to the topic of republicans and how israelis feel about them. now, listen to this tape because then it was exposed that this actually had been on tape after she went on several broadcasts and said that she had never said it. >> steve: shear what -- >> brian: she blamed the croppist. >> steve: here is what the
croppist wrote. debbies wasserman schultz claimed the ambassador accused republicans of being dangerous to israel by criticizing president obama's record. okay. then here is the quotation from debbie wasserman schultz. that comment was reported by a conservative newspaper. it's not surprising they would deliberately misquote me. >> brian: that's where the plot thickens because they are not misquoting at all. >> steve: philip klein produced the audio tape. here she is caught in the action of telling a fib. >> we go and i've heard michael orrin say this that the republicans are doing is dangerous to israel. they're undermining israel's security. >> brian: you can't misquote an ambassador who is furious and said, i never said anything like that, we're not trying to get
involved in the political process. she was caught blaming a conservative columnist. she didn't know there was a tip. >> gretchen: that's been exposed. i found it very interesting that the whole idea of taking god and jerusalem out of the democratic platform and now it's been reinstated. that wasserman schultz called that a technical problem, that it was just a technical problem that it originally wasn't there and now that it's back in. >> steve: yep. >> brian: did you watch fox news sunday? david axelrod said there is up with thing about our party, there won't be any dramatics or side shows like with the rnc. i'm seeing a lot of that at the dnc. >> steve: something else you can see right here is something called the presidential experience. it's nonpartisan tribute to white house history. about five blocks from where we're sitting right now. you can find out exactly what it's like to be the president. kind of.
let's go. ♪ . >> hello, welcome to the white house. >> steve: so with the presidential experience here, you get to be the president without actually getting elected. getting elected these days cost about a billion dollars. how much does it cost to come through here? >> 14.95. >> steve: back before midnight we'll throw in an eisenhower shoe. this is cool. johnson and murphy has been making shoes for the president since 1850. those are abe lincoln's shoes. he had the biggest feet, according to the shoe company. here is ronald reagan's shoes. they made them for ronnie and gerald ford. you got richard nixon shoes and harry s. truman, the buck skin
stops here. that shoe belongs to woodrow wilson. >> more than a vehicle, this jumbo jet is the president's airborne global command center. >> steve: you're the only guy i know who owns his own air force one. way to go. >> any mother says you own an airplane and it doesn't have any wings in how smart is that? that's an exact replica of air force one. it's got the top secret documents, i'm talking on the orange phone. the only thing i haven't found and brian wanted me to look around for, was that escape pod, you know the one i'm talking about? >> this is air force one! >> steve: there is no real escape pod on the air force one. unlike the movie "national treasure," there is no secret compartment, unless you count
this. aha! carpet pad! that's not what nicholas cage found, is it? mr. president, mr. president, we have questions about the debt. >> change my diaper! [ laughter ] >> gretchen: change my diaper. so cute. i love that shot of him coming out of air force one. >> steve: after this convention, apparently they're going to move to the carolina aviation museum 'til the end of november and then in south florida in january. if you got the chance, go. it's really great. >> brian: gretchen, do you want to hear the exclusive story? >> gretchen: yes. >> brian: governor mcdonnel is waiting. last night around 8:20, we walk into our hotel and there is mark penn, there is joe lockhart and john pedesta and they're work on a document. they're frantically flipping through it. and joe lockhart says i never thought i'd work this hard by my ex boss at the dny, i'm only
here for one day. our conclusion is what? that they were working on the very speech that we were going to be watching in an hour on national television. >> gretchen: it wasn't on his legal pad because everyone was saying bill clinton was writing it on a yellow legal pad. >> steve: apparently the first draft was. joe also told us that apparently it was vetted because he said, look, you got to put it in the teleprompter. but it appeared they had the edited document, we don't know if they were still editing or if it was the version, at 8:20 last night. >> brian: that's incredible! >> steve: that is. >> gretchen: i like that story. coming up, president obama was the first democrat to win virginia since 1964. what do mitt romney and paul ryan have to do to put that back in the red column. governor bob mcdonnel has an idea. >> brian: former clinton speech writer reacts to his former big boss' big night last night. stick around, won't you [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix.
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>> gretchen: couple headlines if you're just joining us. republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan says he supports prayer in public schools if approved by the state. he adds it's a moral responsibility to say the pledge of allegiance as parents. you're not going to believe what's in the middle of the living room inside of this house. take a look. yep. a swimming pool.
the mansion in new jersey on the market right now for only $19 million. steve? >> steve: very nice. >> thursday night i will offer what i believe is a better path forward, a path that will create good jobs and strengthen our middle class and grow our economy, and the good news is, virginia that, in just two months, you get to choose which path we take. >> steve: there is president obama rallying voters in virginia on tuesday, a state that will be crucial in the election. obama being the first democrat to win the state since 1964 with more than half of the votes. what had ryan and romney have to do to win the state? joining us is the governor of the commonwealth of virginia, bob mcdonnel. right now in your state, it's dead heat between romney and obama. what's your side have to do to win? >> they've already done a lot. five months ago, romney was down
eight. now it's a dead heat. i think the momentum is on the side -- i've never seen a grassroots organization like this, with the number of phone calls and door knocks and offices that have been opened. i think the reason for that is despite all these great speeches you're going to hear probably tonight, 'cause the president will deliver a good one, bill clinton did a fine job, although he really stretched it on eny and other things, the debt, just not believable. but here is the bottom line, steve, speeches only get so you far. they don't create jobs. virginiaians are practical. monday they woke up with the highest gas prices in history. and the highest debt. friday morning, tomorrow, after the speech tonight they'll wake up and have 43 months in a row with 8% unemployment. virginia voters look at that and say, i think we can do better if we trusted him, it didn't work. it's time for a change. >> steve: what about the virginia voters, governor, who,
to use the president's own words where he was talking about people in pennsylvania, they cling to their guns and god. when they see the democrats' platform committee took god and jerusalem out of their platform and eventually put it back in by an embarrassing vote, does that impact the voters there in virginia? >> i think it impacts voters all over the country. you don't make that kind of mistake by accident. to have essentially what sounded like a tie voice vote on whether we believe your talents come from god, that that's debatable in a democratic committee shows how left they've gone. this is not bill clinton's party. i think the average middle class voter is faithful and is supportive of israel. they have to wonder what happened. >> steve: i think it will come down to the debates. according to real clear politics, it's less than a point between the two of them nationally. so once you see both the guys on the stage, i think that's when people will pick.
>> i think there is no question. but at the end of the day, it will come down to romney's plan and vision versus obama's record. one of the things you heard very little in the last three days was the word debt and the word unemployment. they don't want to talk about that record, but this is the worst recovery in american history since the great depression. not a good record to run on. >> steve: governor, thank you very much for stopping by. straight ahead on our thursday show, president clinton took the speaking spot traditionally held by the vice president last night. so why was he chosen and did it work? up next, his former speech writer says clinton did whatever -- what even president obama wouldn't be able to do. first on this date back in 1983 "maniac" number one song in america. it is day the two democratic convention and apparently they had a huge lighting problem in the convention hall today. they worked all day on it. they still couldn't get president obama out of bill clinton's shadow. it was very hard
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>> in tampa, the republican argument against the president reelection was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. it went something like this, we left it a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. [ laughter ] now, [ cheers and applause ] >> brian: that was president clinton last night standing up for the man who defeated his wife four years ago and may be getting rid of that rumor that there is tension between the two. >> gretchen: i don't know about that. but anyway, joining us, clinton's former speech writer, michael woldman, good to see
you. >> great to be here. >> gretchen: so it was wentessential clinton last night, folksy, long, and -- n and successful as a speech, i think. it was classic bill clinton. it was long, it was folksy, it was funny. and it did something he does, which he makes arguments. it was full of facts and figures and really talking to people at home about policy and very few other people do that. i think it was quite successful in helping the democrats and helping president obama make the case that they have a different approach than the republicans and that the election is a choice, not just a referendum. >> brian: for me, watching it at the convention, i'm saying to myself as go an orator as they say president obama is, and i think he's strong, he can't do that. he can't do what bill clinton did about his own presidency. he's not effective. >> it's an interesting role. when you're not the person running, you can say things about the person who is running and you can say things about the opposition. when he took apart the
republican plans and the republican budget, that made it easier for president obama today to talk more about his own vision, about what he wants to do with the country and that's a pretty critical role. i'm not saying it's going to win or lose the election for the democrats, but i think it was a very -- the democrats in the hall and i suspect a lot of independents at home found it an effective speech. >> steve: how would you advise the president if you were helping him to write his speech tonight, because what i think i'm getting from you is that he should talk about his own policies and moving forward. but that's something that he has not wanted to talk about at all, his own policy. >> i think he's got to talk about his own policies and i think he's g the comparison. as president clinton said, there is a very, very different approach to the budget, to the economy, to the role of government, between the democrats and the republicans. i think he keyed it up. >> gretchen: would you have him blame george w. bush in the speech? >> as bill clinton said last night, president obama came into office just weeks after the worst economic collapse since
the great depression. i don't know if that's called blaming george w. bush as much as blaming the fact of what was happening in the economy. i think clinton made it much easier for obama to talk in a straight way about the challenges he faced and no, i don't think he should talk about george w. bush, but i think the american people are mature enough o actually remember that four years ago, things were pretty rotten around this time of year. >> brian: also think back and say, wait a second, what were the policies that set that up and the housing that took place in the '90s may be set them up. that could be something the republicans come back with. we always love having you on. come back soon. >> love to. >> gretchen: coming up, a story that's nearly impossible to believe, a boy somehow survives after being sucked down a storm drain and being dragged for a mile. then geraldo is here. >> brian: enough said hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol
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geraldo is here. >> steve: economy roaring? what about the tech bubble? meanwhile, was president obama guiltd into putting god back into the platform? >> the motion is adopted and the platform has been amended as shown on the screen. >> steve: what an embarrassment! why was it taken out in the first place? we'll ask geraldo about that. >> brian: right, i'm exhausted. you read my cold open. right over will. >> i have to talk to god about getting taken out. queen latifah offered a whole new take on the national anthem, kind of with a rap beat. ♪ through the night that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ . >> i was digging it. >> brian: some say she scored. others say go back to tradition. the giants lost. congratulations, cowboys. "fox & friends" about to start because we are your home of the
2012 election. >> steve: live from the nascar hall of fame in the heart of charlotte, north carolina, you can see the weather is impacting things here. will it be a rainy night? they're not going to do the big show at the stadium. they're going to do it here at the time warner center. geraldo rivera joins us live. you're pretty good on a segueway. >> it's my first time of the it must be instinctive because i'm a klutz. >> gretchen: any guy on a harley can't be a klutz. >> i'd love to put you on the back of it any day. >> brian: let's take a walk. let's leave you two alone. >> gretchen: let's go back to talk about former president bill clinton. what was your reaction? >> i thought he was sensational. he's the country's most popular
politician. people forget impeachment and monica lewinsky, the things that were so tacky during his presidency, faded in distant memory now that he's got this foundation, now he's been working with george h.w. bush. >> steve: rehabilitation. >> it has been -- it may be rehabilitation, but hugely successful, otherwise the polls wouldn't indicate that two-thirds of the american people would vote for the guy. so here you have the most popular politician coming and vouching for a president that people have a loft questions about. and i thought he did an excellent job. he was sincere, he was straightforward. it was kind of a marathon speech. 48 minutes long. but i thought did he a couple of things. i think that by vouching for the president and even complimenting michelle obama on the elegant presentation she made on tuesday night, he did a wonderful job. then he went after the republicans, ryan, romney plan, and he attacked it on the basis of simple arithmetic.
>> they do what they've been doing for more than 30 years. they're going to cut the taxes, way more than they cut spending, especially with that big defense increase, and they'll just explode the debt and weaken the economy. it's arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle down. >> brian: you can't have it both ways. the day before senator harry reid saying tea party will take down the country because they cut too much. and it's fine, it's just a speech. >> it was the most boring speech i ever saw. >> brian: harry reid has yet to be exciting. we're still waiting. but i got to ask you, you can't vilify the tea party who lives to cut and also say republicans live to spend. >> you can't have $5 billion worth of tax cuts, brian, and
then say -- and increase defense spending and say you're going to balance the budget and cut the deficit. they're not compatible. i think bill clinton made barak obama's case much better than barak obama ever made. the question is whether or not his glamour and appeal rubs off on the 44th president. i think that is the -- i think the election might turn on that issue. bill clinton helped carry barak obama, a wound barak obama. >> gretchen: especially with that one headline where he said, even i, bill clinton, could not have fixed this in four years. >> right. barak obama never said that. this was the deepest hole that -- >> gretchen: barak obama said that he doesn't deserve another term if he doesn't fix it. >> well, he was wrong. >> gretchen: okay. >> steve: bill clinton was the highlight of yesterday. the low light was the absolute chaos on the convention floor.
on monday the democrats took god and jerusalem out of the platform and then apparently the president, according to politico, did sign off on the language ahead of time. he knew that they were taking it out. then the president personally asked that it be put back in, but then they had to vote on it. and this was embarrassing. according to our sources who were on the floor, two-thirds of the people were actually booing and saying no at the end, keep that in mind as you watch this train wreck. hear that, god. >> all those delegates in favor, say i. >> i. >> all those delegates opposed, say no. >> no. >> in the opinion of the -- let me do that again. all of those delegates in favor say i. >> i. >> all those delegates opposed, say no.
>> no. >> i, um -- i guess -- >> you got to let them do what they're going to do. >> i'll do that one more time. all those delegates in favor say i. >> i. >> all those delegates opposed, say no. >> no! >> in the opinion of the chair, two-thirds have voted in the affirmative, the motion is adopted and the platform is amended as shown on the screen. >> brian: that was humiliating. >> what in the world was he doing there? >> steve: everybody voted. >> brian: how did i get this job? >> plus he's hard of hearing, clearly. >> gretchen: let's talk about whether or not he had already predetermined what the vote was. >> of course he did!
>> gretchen: here is what the teleprompter said. in the opinion of the chair, two-thirds have voted in the affirmative. there social security. there is the picture of it right there. >> steve: it's fake! >> gretchen: it sounded to me like there was many nos, which is disturbing, as there were yeses. >> this was a debauchle. there is no way around it. when the clean-up guy gets settled down -- this was a humiliating screw up. my wife is very big on israel, so she first calls and says, they took jerusalem out of the platform. why did they do that? i said, i don't know honey. let me ask. we had a long conversation. i had a long conversation and he's an advisor to the president, formally and informally on meters in the middle east, particularly in relationship with israel. he was outraged, everybody was beefedled. who was responsible for it? and then to use this clumsy
parliamentary maneuver to try to stuff it back in. i was very critical of the republicans on the platform plank on immigration, gay marriage, and abortion in tampa. i said, why do you burden romney and ryan with these issues? you already have those votes. but now here the democrats, why did they take god out? god given. it is so rote. >> brian: a couple delegates went on camera and said afterwards, i don't want god in there. >> gretchen: but it's bigger than the husband -- the pc side of it. >> you were hearing exactly what the republicans characterized the democrats as. >> it's like a line out of o'er o'er. they don't care about god or israel. >> brian: did you get "killing kennedy" yet? >> the children's book?
he wrote a new one? >> steve: before you go, how would you grade the dnc so far? >> i think that i -- i thought michelle's speech and bill clinton's speech was great. i assume the president will be great. in that you give them an a. with this chaos, you have to give them a full grade down. you've got to give them a b. as i gave the republicans, or even a b minus. >> brian: don't you think elizabeth warren was terrible? >> she spoke to the faithful. she was being elizabeth warren. i think it might have helped her in massachusetts. >> gretchen: the big plan -- >> brian: sandra fluke was sensational. >> if you remember that single women are the largest single demographic in the nation today, sandra fluke spoke to them examine she almost used rush limbaugh as do you want barak obama or you want rush limbaugh? i think a is why she was so
effective. >> gretchen: fiction for stopping by on a thursday instead of a friday. >> my pleasure. brian, i tried to get him on radio. he's such a snob. >> steve: on all the radio show. >> brian: i'm a snob? i'm on the radio. >> gretchen: now for your headlines. remember when president obama said this? >> if you got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. >> gretchen: the president has spent close to two months defending that comment. but this morning he's clarifying what he meant exactly. here is what he told a local tv reporter. obviously i have regrets for my syntax but not for the point because everyone there watching knows exactly what i was saying, end quote. arizona scoring a big win in its fight against illegal immigration. a federal judge ruling the state can enforce the so-called sew me your papers part of the law. it allows officers to check the immigration status of people that they believe are here illegally. critics claim it amounts to racial profiling.
go the governor disagrees. >> as i've always said, senate bill 1070 must be enforced fairly, effectively, and without compromising civil rights or the constitution. >> gretchen: supreme court upheld that provision in june, but opponents tried to still get a judge to block it. here is a bizarre story for you, something out of a movie. two robbers kidnap a bank manager, strap what they claim were explosives to her body, then order her to hand over the money. this scene unholding at a bank of america in los angeles. the bomb squad gets called in to remove the device from the woman. police say the woman was kidnapped tuesday night, then taken to the bank the next morning. both men got away with the cash. it's nothing short of a miracle. 14-year-old ohio boy rescued after getting swept into a sewer on a flooded street. he was riding his bike when he fell. the rushing water sucked him into the drain pipe, tumbling
1500 feet, gasping for air. he was found screaming for help. it took them 30 minutes to get him out. he suffered some cuts and bruises and had to get six stitches to his arm, but he is alive today. >> steve: that's why they call it a miracle. allall right. remember when president obama said this about fixing the jobs crisis? >> the most important thing that we can do right now is to help jump start the economy which has stalled by put o'clock people back to work -- putting people back to work. >> steve: the guy who asked that question in a town ha hall not satisfied with the answer nor the president. he's here to explain why he's going to be voting for the other guy, mitt romney. >> brian: and he's an independent. horrific crash caught on video. a woman asleep on her scooter nearly run over. would you believe it? she's still alive! if you're on a scooter, don't fall asleep.
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like the guy sitting here, chuck, who lost his job of 20 years in the down turn, but when the opportunity came to ask the president how we can get the economy back on track, here is what the president said to chuck's question. >> the most important thing that we can do right now is to help jumpstart the economy which has stalled, by putting people back to work. >> gretchen: chuck now says that it's that answer that is prompting him in part to vote for mitt romney and chuck is our guest. you're an independent from this state of north carolina. >> correct. >> gretchen: you submitted the question because you wanted to see how the president would answer that when you're considering voting for him? >> at the time i had lost my career and relocated to texas to find a job and people were discussing his birth certificate and others and i didn't feel like anybody was discussing the economy. so my question was, what can we do to unite as american citizens
and help our economy? that was my emphasis is to unite and help our situation. >> brian: and his answer was a turn off? >> his answer was longer than that. it was about a five minute answer which i felt was above really my pay grade and understanding of the political situation, what it took tophic the economy. but i didn't feel like he just answered the question what i was looking for, to unite us to help resolve the problem. >> steve: your story is compelling because you left here in north carolina, you went 1500 miles to texas where there have been a lot of jobs created over the last few years. >> yes, sir, absolute israeli. >> steve: and you couldn't -- absolutely. >> steve: you couldn't find a job there? >> i couldn't find one here for nine months, so i relocated this where the economy was much better in austin, for much less pay, but it was a job. and basically to get off of unemployment. i was on unemployment. >> steve: the good news is two days ago, did you find a job. >> absolutely, yes, sir. >> brian: what are you doing? >> i'm in plastics districts.
been in plastic sales tore 24 years. >> steve: you're going to give the president a second look now that you got a job? >> no. i'm appreciative for the things that he's done, but i believe that mitt romney and paul ryan have the plan to get us out of this current economic situation for the things that i've seen and from his plan. i've completely -- i completely support them. >> gretchen: does it have to do that mitt romney has a long-term business career? >> absolutely. from being a businessman myself, and i've done turn around businesses. i've done start-up businesses. they're very different. turn around is one of the hardest ones to do and i believe he has the skills to do that. >> brian: that's what bain does. they take industries that are struggling and try to get investors to turn it around. >> absolutely. i don't fault him for the decisions he may have made as businessman to do what he needed to do to make bain successful. i heard him get beat up for that. as a business person, i think you have to make decisions to be successful.
>> brian: he'll vote for romney-ryan. >> steve: today is your second day of work. >> acme plastics. >> steve: take the rest of the day off. >> thank you so much. >> gretchen: coming up, queen latifah offers a new take on the national anthem. ♪ through the night that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ . >> gretchen: all right. some say she scored. others had a problem with it. they were crying foul. so what do you think? >> steve: i like it. then the white house may push healthy food. but one thing is for sure, no tofu allowed here. todd starnes is here with all the fried goodness we can find. >> gretchen: oh, my gosh! if that's a turkey leg, bring it over !
>> brian: quick headlines. i'm not standing up. it's been a long week. putin says he'll be able to work with mitt romney if romney becomes president. they'll both take off their shirts together perhaps. romney responding, unlike president obama, he would show russia, quote, more backbone of the the nfl remembering art modell died this morning at johns hopkins hospital. he's known for bringing nfl football back to baltimore. he moved the cleveland browns, but the colts fans were happy. they are now the raves. he passed away at the age of 87. >> steve: brian, later today you're going to smell like pita. >> brian: why? >> steve: you're sitting on the pita pit maker.
>> brian: okay okay. >> steve: speaking of food. we have spent the week here in charlotte enjoying the southern hospitality and that includes the southern food which we love. we all had shrimp and grits a couple nights ago. >> gretchen: despite the first lady's push for healthy food, we discovered the city's unique flavors and it's anything but tofu. todd starnes joins us now. this is a fun assignment. >> this was a blast. look, we were trying to find some healthy alternatives, like sushi. folks in the south deep fry their fish. we've had something very interesting. sort of a dirty secret here. the democrats are pigging out on tons of pork. just check this out. >> steve: we knew that. >> i've been trying to eat healthy in charlotte, doing my part to make the nation skinny. so i figured it would be a piece of cake to find organic treats at the dnc's carolina fest.
what i thought would be the land of shots of wheat grass was anything but. >> excuse me, ma'am, i'd like to order a fermented soy sandwich and a side of arugula. >> we don't have anything like that. i have never heard of that stuff. ♪ . >> they did have italian sausage and turkey legs, the size of an ostrich. y'all got any collard greens around here? >> yeah, we do have them. fat back and cornbread. >> one of the reasons i believe god has seen fit to bless our nation is because we know how it smoke a good pork butt. >> i'm a barbecue provocativeer. >> don't ask dan if he bar befews toe foe. >> shut your mouth! we have slaw. we have bread. we've got no green vegetables. >> nothing at all? >> smoked meat. >> for democrats with a sweet
tooth, check out this super sized funnel cake. the fruit topping makes it diet. let's review the menu here at carolina fest. we have fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens with fat back, barbecue and funnel cake. i'm going to need a pair of obama yoga pants! >> gretchen: what did you say at the end? >> i'm going to need a pair of obama's yoga pants. he's selling them on-line. >> brian: i did not know that. >> gretchen: the yoga pants. >> steve: for the first lady's healthy food initiative, which she's been pushing, she was across the street from us yesterday afternoon. it would be hard -- if she were going to where we're going to find a healthy meal. >> yes. she served children at the white house a couple of weeks ago cabbage sloppy joe sandwiches. we have searched high and low and have yet to find one. >> steve: how do we follow you. >> at todd starnes, go to my web site, toddstarnes.com. >> brian: this food is up for grabs now. >> steve: i'm taking this.
>> gretchen: i want the turkey leg. >> steve: meanwhile, speaking of dough and stuff like that, weekly jobless numbers released two minutes from now. what will they be? we're going to have a little analysis coming up next. >> gretchen: for the economy, debbie wasserman schultz claims she never said the gop was dangerous to israel. but now there is an audio tape. we'll play it for you coming up. mornings aren't alwayserfect. that's why i give them carnationreakfast essentials. it'sacked with 21 vitamins and minerals and protein so kids get the nutrition they need to start the day right. carnation breakfast essentials. good nutrition from the start.
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week before and less than expected. so a bit of good news for president obama before he takes center stage tonight. >> steve: that's right. >> brian: nothing you can hang your hate on. >> steve: meanwhile, the president will no doubt be thinking about those poll numbers and the economy numbers as he accepts his party's nomination here in charlotte tonight. wendell goler is just about three blocks from where we're sitting now here in beautiful downtown char l. good morning. >> good morning, steve. the president will be preaching to the choir tonight, but also be trying to make a case to independents across the country about why he should be given another four years when his critics say he spent too much trying to rebuild the economy and expand health care. frankly, got too little for what he spent. last night former president clinton defended mr. obama in an hour long speech that also criticized the partisan atmosphere in washington. he said politics is not a blood sport and he said no one, not he, nor any of his predecessors, could have repaired all the
damage to the economy in four years. this despite mr. obama'se wouldn that time of the the former president blasted republican claims that president obama has lifted the work requirement from welfare. >> the claim that president obama weakened welfare reform's work requirement is just not true. but they keep on running ads claiming it. you want to know why? their campaign pollster said we are not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers. finally i can say, that is true. >> hillary clinton watched her husband's speech on-line from a hotel in east timor. secretary of state, the law forbids her from attending political functions. vice president biden toured the stage after the speeches, about 1:00 o'clock this morning. he'll speak before the president today and probably get a bigger
audience than he would have gotten as the keynote speaker last night, though it's really not as much a high profile position. the democrats will be back inside time warner arena behind me tonight. they gave up plans to hold their final night in the carolina panther football stadium because of the threat of bad weather, which means the crowd will be less than a third the size they had hoped for and there will be no fireworks. steve, brian, gretchen? >> steve: wendell goler live. they've got good resuspicion for television over there in east timor. did you see that? >> brian: that was very good. i had no idea what their cable plan is there until now. she's watching it on-line. >> steve: they might have fios. >> brian: i'm curious to see what rated higher, the giants-dallas game or president clinton's speech. >> steve: if you had a choice. 50 minutes. it went a half hour overment did people have the appetite for that on a wednesday night? we'll find out. >> gretchen: let's talk a little bit about celebrities. do you like hollywood celebrities who decide to become political? these are some of the celebrities who decided to
endorse president obama, scarlet johansson, natalie portman, and others. or do you like celebrities in the political world? this is on foreign policy. secretaries of state, rice, baker, schultz and kissinger who are sort of celebrity endorsements for romney. an article written about foreign policy. >> brian: obviously secretary of state rice made it clear she was for mitt romney when she came out. last time she was secretary of state and no one knew who she voted for. maybe she voted for barak obama. so to see schultz, baker and kissinger and rice all say he'll fix the economy and allow us to be strong overseas and internationally, i think is important. >> steve: they've written an op ed in the washington times. here is an excerpt in the romney for recovery statement, they say we can not be strung militarily, politically or diplomatically unless we are strong economically. that is why we have endorsed
mitt romney for president. he has the experience, strategy, and temperment to lead a robust economy, economic recovery, that is to say, and rein in the mounting federal debt that threatens our future. they say, we can't be strong around the world unless we're strong economically at home. >> gretchen: the point is really let us know how you feel about this. do the american people want to listen more to hollywood celebrities and who they endorse? sometimes they can't even really get into the details of policy, or do you want to listen to people who have actually lived it? former secretary of states who might know a thing or two about foreign policy. >> steve: i'm just waiting to find out when honey boo boo endorses and that's it. >> gretchen: she can't vote. she's only six. >> steve: that's true. let's tell a story, looks like debbie wasserman schultz, who heads the democratic party, she's caught in a lie essentially. there was a column that was written a couple of days ago by a columnist named philip klein and he said this, he wrote this democratic national committee
chair, debbie wasserman schultz, claimed on monday that israel's ambassador to the united states has accused republicans of being dangerous to israel by criticizing president obama's record. really? michael orrin said i did nothing of the sort. >> brian: he said that comment was report -- he said i did nothing of the sort, vehemently denies it. we're not taking sides and nothing the republicans have said would damage relations with israel. >> steve: what did wasserman schultz say? she said that comment was reported by a conservative newspaper, it's not surprising that they would deliberately misquote me. unfortunately for her, the columnist was rolling tape and she does say what he said. this is embarrassing. listen to this. >> we know and i've heard ambassador michael orrin say this, that what the republicans are doing is dangerous for israel. they're undermining israel's
security. >> gretchen: she didn't think on the fact that there might be an audio tape of it. so now she's had to do a full 180, i don't really know if she's responded since that time. >> brian: she should apologize to the columnist, number one for saying he lied about the quote. >> steve: also apparently this morning she's saying that leaving jerusalem out of the platform was, quote, a technical oversight. she's busy. meanwhile, we've got the rest of the headlines on this thursday morning. it is a miracle these people survived. a pilot and his passenger are somehow alive after their airplane went down and burst into flames. look at this. >> steve: the plane crashed into a field in texas, exploding into a fire ball. both guys escaped. however, they are this morning in serious condition. >> brian: update to a story we first told you about yesterday.
evidently i'm the only one to do this story effectively. taxpayers in massachusetts footing the bill for a convicted murderer's sex change. senator scott brown sounding off after a judge ruled an operation is the only cure for the inmate's mental problems. make him a woman! >> it's an outrageous decision, a waste of taxpayer money and i'm hopeful that they'll appeal the decision immediately and that the opinion will be review ed. >> brian: the surgery could cost $20,000. we're looking for a second source to confirm that price. the state's prison department considering an appeal. i'll stay on top of this story like there is no tomorrow. >> gretchen: we would appreciate it. a woman narrowly escaping death after she fell asleep behind the wheel of her scooter. oh, my gosh, the semi could have taken her out completely, but she is swerving onto oncoming
traffic and ends up on the ground. this is captured on dash cam. two people rush to help her. it appears she walked away with just minor injuries. talk about her lucky day. oh, my goodness. >> steve: no kidding. >> brian: let's hear some queen latifah. >> steve: you came to the right place because the queen giving the national anthem a total new take at the nfl season kickoff. this morning, some are giving it mixed reviews. some say she scored. others crying foul. here she is. listen. ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ♪ >> steve: fans praising the gospel style version as original of the but critics say she should not have changed the traditional song and some say it sounded like something off of a christmas album. what do you think? e-mail us now.
>> gretchen: i played a rendition on the violin. critics would not like my rendition then, 'cause it's nothing like the singing one. >> brian: normally i don't like when people go off the beaten path and put their own exclamation point, but i liked that. i watched it examine i'm thinking -- and i'm thinking, i didn't ever hear it like that and i did hear a mixed reaction from the crowd. it was kind of like noise as opposed to applause. >> steve: that's one of the things that artists do. they interpret it. they don't want to sound exactly like everybody else. >> brian: you're telling me, i'm an artist. >> steve: i know you are. >> brian: all junior high. >> gretchen: coming up, the national anthem on the clarinet by brian kilmeade. >> brian: if i only brought it. >> gretchen: he's going to prepare when i tell you what's coming up next. they gathered to watch a demolition, but they got a much different kind of show. we'll tell you exactly what went wrong with that. >> steve: that doesn't look good. being billed as the most influential campaign ad of the season. but is it really? frank luntz is here with a
brand-new set of dials to see what voters think. good morning, frank. >> bill clinton spoke at the convention tonight. it was great. he's such a great speaker. hit it out of the park. i think he had a little help. take a look here. >> people on the left said he should be asking for more money because asset replacement was so great. people on the right said no, he was spending too much money. >> the game is on! they're watching the claim. the game is on.
>> steve: we got quick headlines. paul ryan says he supports prayer in public schools if approved by the state. brian adds the decision to pray or say the pledge of allegiance is the moral responsibility of parents. they were there to watch a building come crashing down, but instead, innocent bystanders were left gasping for air. you can see the giant dust cloud coming towards them right there. they started to run, covering their faces with their clothing. officials blame a change in the wind. they should have thought about that. finally, august 14, we did a story here about a study on the
possible negative impact of the chemical found in some household products. we ran some video of shaving cream that looked like a can of barbasol. wasn't to clarify that does not contain that chemical and shaving cream was not part of the study. as for barbasol, i used it this morning. brian, over to you. >> brian: steve, let's change gears and talk about politics. in an attempt to appeal to people, new ads by both campaigns use personal stories to sell their candidates' bids for presidency. which was more effective? let's ask the expert, frank luntz is in the house. frank, you have two spots you wanted to focus on. >> yes. and first off, voters cannot tell the difference between ads being run by the official campaign and all these groups that are around them. so it's either romney or obama ad. second, almost everything is negative. the key to success is putting it in the tone that isn't offensive t doesn't jump your opponent as it shows disappoint with your opponent.
the first ad is from americans for prosperity. this is real people talk being why they voted for observe eastbound in 2008 and why they won't be voting for him in 2012. let's take a will be. >> in 2008 i voted for president obama with no reluctance. >> i felt something different. >> i had hoped the new president would bring new jobs. not major layoffs. not people going through major foreclosures on their homes. >> he did get his health care through, but at what cost? >> he said he was going to cut the deficit. >> he inherit add bad situation issue but he made it worse. >> i think he's a great person. i don't feel he is the right leader for our country, though. >> i still believe in hope and change. i just don't think obama is the way to go for that. >> the president has not earned reelection. >> they get it because they start with five, sex, seconds of
what sounds like a pro-obama ad. so the obama voters are watching it and they're open minded and it's not clear until about ten, 15 seconds into it it's really anti-obama. it's real people. they're not actors. >> brian: they didn't attack him personally. what about priorities usa? let's look at this ad and find out what the people thought. >> i'm an independent. i voted for him, i contributed to him. >> governor romney promised that he would bring jobs to the states. by the time governor romney left office, we had fallen to 47th in the nation in terms of job growth. governor romney cares about big business. >> he cares about tax cuts for wealthy people and i certainly do not believe that he cares about my hard working employees. >> i feel like i was duped by mitt romney. i'm going to vote for president obama. >> priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> not nearly as effective. the vote lines were lower and that's because it is a direct attack and they don't really feel like she was speaking from the heart. it was an indictment of romney
now and it was much more personal, much more negative than the first one. if you want to win that last 6% over, you have to do so with regrets and with understanding. it's got to be a more gentle approach. that didn't do it. >> brian: two big ads and analysis. we appreciate it. we look forward to seeing what your necks are of the speech tonight. in 2008, the president promised hope and change. i don't know if you heard that. >> hard as it will be, the change we need is coming. >> brian: so what will the president promise be tonight? and can we believe it? michael goodwin, who voted for president obama last time, he'll be next. first, let's check in with bill hemmer. he's inside an undisclosed location to tell you what's coming up on his show. including a big book i saw come through. >> athat again? >> brian: i'm doing fine. i'm excited about your booking that's coming up in your first hour. >> thank you very much. great to see you. brian, how did a vote on god come to be in the first place?
we're trying to get to the bottom of this. that's coming up today. the main event is later tonight on the floor behind us. how president obama will make a case for a second term. this has been a major scramble after the outdoor stadium was scratched. we have a terrific line - up this morning. also the breaking news on the economy. when martha examine i see you live in charlotte on the final date, ten minutes away ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios
>> gretchen: president obama roused americans with his message of hope and change at the dnc in 2008. but has he delivered on all of those promises? what does he need to say tonight to win over those same voters again? michael goodwin is a columnist for the "new york post" and fox news contributors. he voted for president obama in 2008.
he believed in the hope and change then. what does he need to get you back? >> i think i'm gone. >> gretchen: okay. what does he need to get some independents on his side? >> look, the mental i think that was so effective in 2008 was uniting the country. uniting the country because with our deep divisions, it's hard to get anything done. but i think what he chose to do instead of uniting the country was to take a very partisan tone and i think that's why he's lost so much support around the country. and what i saw last night especially, gretchen, did not give me confidence that he understands that. this is extremely partisan attacks last night, very negative throughout speaker after speaker. sandra fluke speak not guilty prime time, elizabeth warren, steny hoyer. as i say in my column in the "new york post," it's like fire and brimstone. this from a party who took god out of the platform. i mean, they turned the stage into a pulpit to call paul ryan
and mitt romney immoral. i mean, that's extraordinary charge to make in a political context. >> gretchen: do you think the president should actually use the words hope examine change again? >> no. i think he would be laughed off the stage. we also have to look at within the hall, all of this is very popular. the hall is very -- the delegates are enthusiastic, the core is. the problem, of course, is that the president got 53% of the popular vote last time. he's now at 46 in most polls. so that dropoff is what he has to at least cut in half, as well as keep the turnout up to what it was last time. i think he's rallied the base, but i don't think he's really made any effort yet to reach the independent voters. >> gretchen: does it affect you at all in your analysis of how he does tonight if they move the venue? >> look, i think that was purely weather related. whether they could have filled the stadium or not, i don't know. i think they've had enough problems in this convention with the jerusalem issues and the god in the platform.
i think what the president needs to do is to change the tone to reach across the aisle, to try to get some of the independents. bill clinton did. part of his speech last night was praising republican presidents for various ventures, talking about the necessity and the virtue of cooperation. we haven't heard very much of that from president obama and we certainly haven't heard any of it from the convention so far. >> gretchen: michael goodwin, who writes for the "new york post," check out his column today. he is talking about what he's seen here at the dnc. we'll see you back in new york. more "fox & friends" two minutes away [ mother ] you can't leave the table till you finish your vegetables. [ clock ticking ] [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion.
>> steve: before we leave you today, we're joined by some of charlotte, north carolina's finest. they've been keeping us safe. how about a round of applause for the thousands of people who are making this a safe event. same thing for the folks in tampa. >> brian: now you have to look at everyone's credentials, who have to go to the time warner center. good luck with that. >> gretchen: i think they're up to the task. >> steve: you guys need to stop by tomorrow because you know who we have with us? chuck norris is going to be here live and he is a tough man. >> gretchen: i'm nervous for you