Mitt Romney's 'Binders Full of Women' Backlash

Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest from the 2012 presidential debate.
3:00 | 10/18/12

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Let's talk about that. Nicolle wallace, top strategist for republican candidates like george w. Bush and sarah palin. Let's pick up on the binders full of women. We saw mitt romney make huge gains with women after the first debate. Democrats claim this will block that gain. We women are complicated and forgiving creatures. As voters, I think all women are making trade-offs with both of these guys. I don't think anyone, men, but particularly women, were attracted to the nastiness that they saw in that debate. And while people came off and said, oh, obama's back. He's back. I don't know where he thinks he made gains if he's trying to specifically appeal to women. Women, more than men, are turned off when it gets below the belt. We saw that on focus groups after the debate the other night. I wonder how tagg romney's comments are going to play. I think people are probably forgiving of family members. The family member of someone running for president is nearly unbearable. If there's any political family in this country right now, you know, I think people have an appetite to see more of what they're really like. It's the romneys. So, it's sort of nice to see them express something incredibly human and real. One of the things that both candidates have compete for after the debate is not enough talk about what they would actually do over the next four years. I find it stunning that that whole debate started and ended and president obama never made a single reference to the future. And mitt romney made precious few. Whoever wins, ey will have done spending the least amount of time talking about the future, out of any campaign in modern history. And campaigns are almost always about winning the debate of the future. And I think it's a sign of how cynical this campaign is on both sides, that neither one is talking about the future. Nicolle wallace, thanks very much. Let's go to josh and the

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