Jon Meacham: “Here’s the political problem, is if these were two, if this were an open seat, Obama could make this case. But, Obama’s got a record, and so – ”
Jeffrey Sachs: “I think that’s what makes it hard.”
Meacham: “It makes it really hard to argue -”
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski: “Somewhat convoluted.”
Meacham: “Yeah, because don’t look at what I’ve done in the last four years, look at what he might do. That’s a very complicated balance.”
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: “Because, Josh, at the end of the day, a reelection of a president is about whether you want to rehire this guy or fire him.
Josh Green: “Right. And I think the strategy on Bain is to shift from that question and make it, and put the spotlight more on Romney because there isn’t a morning in America type of economy, type of campaign for Obama to run.”
Scarborough: “You know, that may make sense in focus groups, but at a very gut level, when people walk into a voting booth. And I’ve seen it, I was talking about my dad and my mom, whenever they walk into a voting booth, and they close that curtain, it was like ‘Ok, how did this guy do over the past four years? Do we want to rehire him or should I give that other guy a chance?’” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 5/25/12)