Meet the Press transcript for November 13, 2011
November 13: Corbett, Bachmann, Wasserman Schultz, Brooks, Dionne
<..>MR. GREGORY: As we talk about the Republican debates, and the president said this week that he effectively could campaign by just showing these debates, and that he thinks he comes out in favor. Whatever people think about the Republican field, the way they feel about the economy is incredibly pessimistic. Here were the personal views of folks, according to our latest poll, in terms of their own economic situation. And you have 84 percent who think their personal economic situation has either gotten worse or stayed the same. Americans are simply not better off after President Obama's leadership.
REP. SCHULTZ: Well, David, I think also reflective in your poll is a recognition by the American people that President Obama is focused on trying to make sure that the middle class and working families get a fair shake, and that he's fighting really hard to get the economy turned around and has made progress, taking us from bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month to now having 20 straight months of growth in the private sector. And that's why your poll shows that President Obama would defeat any of the candidates in the Republican field right now simply because they understand that he is fighting for the average middle class American to ensure that there's some prosperity for them. And the entire Republican field is focused on helping keep the wind at the backs of the wealthiest, most fortunate Americans.
Debbie WS kept up but Gregory was hell bent on putting down PBO.