Miss. Governor Haley Barbour speaks about the political strategy for Republicans and President Obama in the 2012 Presidential Election.
Barbour begins the discussion by shedding light on the fact that he dropped out of college to pursue a government job. For a short time he was the state census director. He has drawn one conclusion from his past experience in government - the government is a poor communicator. He continues to say that the 2012 presidential election is going to be the most pivotal election in US history. He believes it will be a close struggle, and either side who wins will drastically change government, rather than a slow transition. He says there will be drastic changes to the country after the 2012 election. He explains that historically only one president has lost the seat after 4 years after taking it from the opposite party, and that one president is Jimmy Carter. Another huge advantage is that Obama has and will continue to get a tremendous amount of money focused toward his campaign - with over $1 Billion spent on the last election.