On the missing magic from Obama’s 2008 campaign…
You go back and look at Grant Park on election night, look at the people in that crowd. Zombies, the walking dead. It didn't matter what he said. It was what they wanted him to be. That's what he was. That's gone. There is none of that. All there is is a hard, cold reality that he was not what anybody thought him to be. Whatever it was that every individual that voted for this guy in 2008 made him out to be in their own mind, he's not that anymore. And there's no way of capturing it. There's no way of getting it back. He's got a record, and it's dismal, and he can't defend it. He doesn't even want to talk about it.
On the elite media’s double standard in hazing Republican candidates on their supposedly radical views on contraception in 2012, but not asking candidate Obama in 2008 about his sponsoring of legislation which allowed the killing of babies who survived attempted abortions…
The woman’s decision is to abort. So, they do the procedure. Something goes wrong – imagine that – and the baby’s born alive. The legislation brings in another doctor to finish the job so as not to burden the woman with an unwanted child. And to take the original doctor off the hook and not have him undergoing a guilt trip. And that’s what the legislation was, and that’s what Newt Gingrich was talking about. And he was saying, how come nobody – you know, talk about extremism? – nobody asked Obama that. In 2008. So they [the media] immediately start doing a fact-check to find out if indeed Obama was asked about it and they say “Well, of course he was. He was asked about partial-birth abortion all the time.” This is not partial-birth abortion. This is botched abortion.
On the difference between Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns…
Going back to 2008, the presidential campaign, remember how Obama portrayed himself, remember how he was portrayed by the media. Messianic. We had never before seen a politician like this. Someone who told the truth. Someone who was capable of uniting all the people, all the various divisions in the country. Somebody who was going to restore respect for America around the world. Somebody who was going to get rid of all of the traditional harangues that take place in our political culture. Of course what’s happened is we have the most divisive president in our lifetimes, the most partisan president in our lifetimes, and we have a President who couldn’t tell the truth about the budget and spending to save his life. And so it’s important to go back and listen to him promise all of these things about budgets and spending because he’s running a campaign this year that is the equivalent of him saying “I’ve not been in the White House yet. Nothing that’s happened, taken place, have I had anything to do with.” He’s running a campaign, in a sense it’s going to replicate what his 2008 campaign was. The last three years happened, but he had nothing to do with it. That’s going to be his approach.
On President Obama's credibility.
Why does anybody believe Obama when he talks about caring about private-sector jobs, why does anybody believe him? Why does anybody believe Obama when he talks about wanting economic growth? Where's the evidence? Why does anybody believe him? Why does anybody believe anything Obama says about his stated goals and intentions? Because folks, if he had been honest, he wouldn't have been elected. And if he was being honest since he's been elected, he would've been impeached because this, none of it, was what anybody bargained for when they went to the polls in 2008.