White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe had strong words for what some have called the inevitable GOP nominee, Mitt Romney. "He has no core," Plouffe said. Later adding, "you get the sense with Mitt Romney that if he thought it was good to say the sky was green and the grass was blue to win an election, he’d say it."
Plouffe is also confident in the President's chances at re-election. When I asked if President Obama would be a one-term president, Plouffe said, "Absolutely not. We're going to win this election."
Our political roundtable discussed the state of Washington and addressed the question: Why can't Washington find a leader like Steve Jobs? We also broke down the GOP horse race including the new Des Moines Register Poll that has Herman Cain sitting atop the field with Romney in second in Iowa. Republican strategist Murphy argued that Mitt Romney is "within striking distance to do well in Iowa," and called David Plouffe's comments on Romney's character, "a step too far."
Tom Brokaw, however, cautioned that, "What I think this poll tells us most of all is that the Republicans are still trying to find a candidate."
Watch our entire roundtable conversation on our website, plus our special Take Two conversation with author of the new biography on the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson; and author of the new book “The Time of Our Lives,” NBC News Special Correspondent, Tom Brokaw.
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