How Damaging are Mitt Romney's Leaked Comments?

Matthew Dowd discusses the Republican candidates' comments at a closed-door fundraiser.
3:00 | 09/18/12

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More on this now from a political who have bought and -- -- -- -- a lot of campaigns for both parties where does this register on the richter scale. As somewhere between I think six and seven on the richter scale so it does some damage I think but I don't think -- that -- foundation is completely damaged by all of us I think the problem with this is once simultaneously I think he was saying it because it helps that part of the Republican base and he thinks that part of this election is that turnout -- -- -- gonna help with that. The ultimate problem though is these people that switch back and forth that are looking for signals and Georgia's you know I've talked about. A number of times of the last three months every time there's -- an opportunity. For Mitt Romney is sort of move those undecided voters he's either made a mistake. Or made a decision that hasn't helped him in the in the course of that so many unforced errors including at the convention next -- -- challenge he faces the debate started on October 3 that is his chance to turn this around. This is like a decathlon and basically there's been five events held -- -- predictable somewhat in each of those five events he has not done well now we have four more events of probably one more unpredictable event -- -- have to get points back -- behind in points. He's down by three or four points in a pretty solidly though it's close he's got to do well let's for remaining -- -- quickly what can do the campaign try to reset their campaign missions that they are trying to -- He would that's if they're gonna try probably reset their campaign in the aftermath -- I think it all comes down to that first debate October 3 the it's the only opportunities gonna have to shift from these unforced -- To shift from these cracks in the foundation and try to repair it and move on in the final thirty days.

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