Quote of the Day: Bob Schieffer On the Parties’ Political Rhetoric and Centrists
Our political Quote of the Day comes from CBS’s Bob Schieffer, who, as I’ve said before, was really person who should have succeeded Walter Cronkite:
“But you know, I tell you something, Imus — what I find really interesting. What’s going on here, frankly, is you know, Mitt Romney, is not the robber baron that the Obama folks would have you believe any more than Obama is a European socialist as the Romney folks would have you believe.”
Schieffer went on to explain that there has been a positive coming out of this, which he said was the rise of the center.
“But, we’re in this age of these negative ads now and both sides will try you know, to appeal to the extremes of both sides and that’s where we are,” he continued. “And you know, excuse me for, you know looking for a bright side, but maybe some of the centrists in both parties now are saying, ‘Hey, let’s kind of get serious about this and get these campaigns back to appealing to the folks in the middle and not to just the folks on either side.”