Gov. Jon Kasich (R-OH)
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI)
Gov. Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gregory: holy crap 50 million people are
threatened by a superstorm - how does
this affect politics??
Roker: David this storm is 1,000 miles wide
and will probably destroy New York City
Gregory: is there any good news?
Roker: it’s headed straight to New Jersey
Roker: also there will be tsunamis, rain,
and 100 mph winds
Gregory: good lord what else
Roker: we will probably be out of
power for roughly 15 years
Gregory: can be people still vote??
Roker: I vote to get the hell out of here
Gregory: did Obama send this storm to
steal this election?
Todd: no doubt he did
Gregory: Chucky use your expertise to
tell us what are the important states
Todd: forget what I think - look at where
the candidates are going this week -
that tell your everything
Gregory: but they changed their schedules
because of the storm on the east coast
Todd: shit I got nothing
Gregory: I talked to the campaigns and
they told both me they will win
Todd: Romney could pick up 8 million votes!
Gregory: that is so exciting
Todd: Romney can win Ohio, Iowa,
Colorado and Florida!
Gregory: oh my god!
Todd: but even if he does he still loses
Gregory: oh crap
Gregory: Rachel how is Obama making
the argument that you can’t trust Mitt Romney
Maddow: by saying that Fluffy
Gregory: Obama is so wily
Maddow: this week Romney is lying
about Jeeps and the Chinese
Gregory: on the other hand Romney
is arguing that Obama caused the
recession in 2008
Fiorina: you can’t trust Obama because
he hasn’t fixed the Bush recession and
Obama let the Libya consulate be attacked
for 7 hours while he played golf!
Brooks: both sides disappoint me by not
promising to crush the American people entirely
Dionne: Mitt Romney is a lying shape-shifter
- also he would have wrecked Detroit
Brooks: Obama has no second-term agenda
Dionne: yes he does
Fiorina: Romney was in favor of the
auto bailout - but he would have given
the money to bondholders and crushed the unions
Maddow: Romney said you can kiss
the auto industry goodbye if Obama’s
plan is followed
Fiorina: did you know companies that
didn’t need a bailout are doing well
Maddow: so what
Fiorina: so we should vote all for Romney
Todd: Romney wins coal miners
and Obama wins auto workers
Gregory: why is unemployment so low in Ohio?
Kasich: the job creators are so awesome!
Kasich: we have a lot of common sense here
Gregory: of course you do
Kasich: the auto industry is stupid
and useless anyway
Gregory: but 1 out of 8 jobs in Ohio
depend on cars
Kasich: look I love cars too but under
Obama we’ve also built up health care
and information technology
Kasich: let’s be fair - Romney did not
personally fire anyone in Ohio
Gregory: yes he did
Kasich: well then he didn’t kill anyone here
Gregory: that we know of
Kasich: true enough
Gregory: Mitt Romney says Jon Kasich
brought Ohio 10% unemployment
Kasich: Bush costs up 400,000 jobs
Gregory: please continue
Kasich: small business have a lot of
debt and won’t do anything until all
regulations are repealed and taxes cut
Kasich: also we need to cut the
debt and cut taxes
Kasich: it’s all very psychological - businesses
live in fear of non-commonsense regulations
Gregory: does Romney have any
core principles at all?
Kasich: Romney created jobs and
he is a job creator
Kasich: he is a Pure Leader®
Kasich: also he’s a job creator
Gregory: why should people vote for Romney
Kasich: look at the first debate!
Gregory: what about the other two debates?
Kasich: look at the first debate!
Gregory: can Ohio count the votes in one night
Kasich: yes because all independent votes
will deliver a blowout for Romney
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Gregory: what about Ohio
Maddow: the GOP in Ohio is panicking
about unions and early voting
Brooks: white people are only voting for
Obama because of fracking
Maddow: Bobo I want access to the
hallucinogenic materials you regularly ingest
Brooks: Romney should have run as
the second coming of Mitch Daniels
Todd: what makes Ohio different from
all other states?
Gregory: bitter herbs?
Todd: bitter guys named Herb
Todd: Obama is winning white guys in Ohio
Dionne: because Kasich hates unions
Brooks: we all do
Dionne: Michigan is adding jobs and by the
way Republicans opposed the auto bailout
Fiorina: that’s not true - we just opposed
workers and favors lenders
Fiorina: Republicans have a plan -
cut taxes and cut the deficit
Gregory: people like the growing economy
but people *feel* that the Obama
record is lackluster
Maddow: I *feel* in my gut that I
will be taking your jobs soon
Brooks: politics is dysfunctional and it’s
all Obama’s fault and also Mitt Romney
kind of sucks too
Gregory: welcome Governors your states
are of course tied as everything is everywhere
Walker: thanks for the invite Fluff
Gregory: Hicks why should I vote for Obama?
Hickenlooper: Republicans caused the
recession and Obama has turned the
U.S. economy around
Gregory: so you say
Hickenlooper: also Romney will cut taxes
for the rich and eliminate the tax
deduction for charity
Walker: no one cares that the GOP wrecked
the economy so many many years ago
Gregory: what else
Walker: Obama has no plan
Gregory: of course he does
Walker: Obama ruined the great
economy we gave him and
also the first debate
Gregory: what about the first debate?
Walker: first debate!!
Gregory: how can we cut taxes and
also cut the debt?
Walker: who cares about math - people want action!
Gregory: that is true
Walker: Obama will make my grandchildren poor
Gregory: I see
Walker: supply side economics works!
Walker: in Wisconsin we went from 9%
unemployment to 7% !
Gregory: so did Obama nationally
Walker: see how terrible Obama is?
Gregory: governor don’t we have to cut Medicaid?
Hickenlooper: we can’t get anything done
with the Tea Party ruining everything
Gregory: do we have enough guns in America?
Hickenlooper: there are 120 million shotguns
in America - that’s probably enough
Walker: we need to stand with domestic
Gregory: thanks for coming guys
Gregory: coming up next the fight for
women and latino voters - who will
Rosie Perez vote for??
[ break ]
Gregory: candidates all over are fighting
for the women’s vote for example a GOP
Indiana Senate candidate got women’s
attention by saying rape is god’s will
Fiorina: Richard Murdock said a really stupid
thing but women don’t care about that -
they care about how Romney will give
them health care and how Obama
caused the recession in 2008
Maddow: this is the party in favor of forced
ultrasounds, redefining rape, banning
birth control - you can’t avoid this fight
with Paul Ryan on the ticket
Todd: Romney is more popular than
the Republican party and if he loses it will
be the fault of these crazy people
Fiorina: no fair - it will also be a
gaffe-prone candidate, a terrible
campaign, and idiotic spokespeople
Brooks: single women do not want weird
old men inside their vaginas and
I have no idea why
Dionne: Romney has running screaming
from the Tea Party but won’t separate
himself from Richard Murdock
Gregory: I have been paying close attention
to this race and I have no idea want
Romney or Obama stand for
Todd: Romney has an advantage because
he just has to convince people he is not a
sociopath while Obama has to prove has
not invented a time machine to cause past
recessions and he seems like a smarty-pants
who would hide a time machine if he had one
Fiorina: we have a clear choice between
someone who will bring back the economic
recovery under George Bush or Obama
who caused a recession four years ago
Maddow: that’s completely crazy
Fiorina: also Romney is bipartisan and
Obama could not work with the Republicans
Maddow: because Republicans refused
to work with Obama
Dionne: it’s political extortion
Fiorina: see how weak Obama is!
Gregory: and that’s another
episode of Meet The Press