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July 6, 2012

11:02
A.M.

The Fix Live

Total Responses: 71

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Host: Chris Cillizza

Chris Cillizza

Chris Cillizza is the managing editor of PostPolitics and he writes "The Fix," a politics blog for The Washington Post. He also covers the White House for the newspaper and website. Chris has appeared as a guest on NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and CNN to talk politics. He lives in Virginia with his wife and son.

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Q.

Chris Cillizza :

Good morning everyone!  The big news of the morning is that the June jobs report disappointed: 80k jobs created and 8.2% unemployment.

Here's my piece on what it means for 2012:  Link

Also making news: Mrs. Fix and I finished the second season of "The Wire" last night.  RIP, Frank Sbotka.

Let's do this thing.

Q.

Polls

I'm a little surprised that the sluggish job growth of the past couple of months hasn't done more to undermine Obama's popularity. People's view of him seems pretty set in stone.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Remember that polling tends to be a bit of a lagging indicator when it comes to how the political environment is changing -- if it is changing.

It usually takes 2-3 months for polling to reflect major changes.  I am not suggesting that is likely to happen this time around because you rightly point out that minds are basically made up about Obama.

BUT, for that small sliver of undecided voters the latest economic news could well be a tipping point to push them against the president.

– July 06, 2012 11:07 AM
Q.

Voter Turnout

How nervous is the Obama campaign about voter turnout among these groups: A- African-Americans B - Hispanics C- Youth D - Women And what about the Romney campaign? Anybody they worry about not showing up?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

In order from most worried to least worried:

Young people

Hispanics

Women

African Americans

– July 06, 2012 11:08 AM
Q.

What About Bob?

FYI, Romney and Dr. Leo Marvin from What About Bob? vacation at the same lake. Baby steps.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

HUGE. I was just making a "baby steps to the bus" reference to Mrs. Fix the other day.

Richard Dreyfuss' finest hour.

– July 06, 2012 11:09 AM
Q.

Newsroom

The younger guy who has a crush on the blonde reminds me of Fix Aaron (on a bad hair day). Usually that only happens when high schoolers sing acapella, but maybe your boy is all grownsed up.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Fix Aaron is WAY smoother than that dude.

Do I remind you of anyone? Sam Waterson perhaps?

– July 06, 2012 11:09 AM
Q.

Harlem

What's the latest on Charlie Rangel's race for re-election? How many votes remain to be counted? Could we face a recount? Could Rangel lose?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

We wrote on it yesterday!

Here's the piece: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/rangel-opponent-files-for-re-vote-in-increasingly-tight-primary/2012/07/05/gJQAkTJVPW_blog.html

– July 06, 2012 11:11 AM
Q.

BuzzFeed

As if 140 characters doesn't trivialize things enough, every reporter has to tweet, retweet, and retweet with comments about high school photos and stupid lists? Sometimes the lack of self-awareness as to why the public hates the political media is astounding.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Sometimes it's good to just have a laugh.  No?

– July 06, 2012 11:11 AM
Q.

RE: Today's Job Numbers

Should we just start planning for the Romney Inauguration now?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Not yet.

But, there's NO question that the last three months of stagnant job growth and an unemployment rate over eight percent is bad news politically for President Obama.

His path to a second term would be MUCH easier if he had some data points to suggest the economy was getting slightly better. At the moment, he doesn't have that.

– July 06, 2012 11:12 AM
Q.

POTUS/ Jobs Report

In 2010 the GOP went on a tear with the mantra "where are the jobs?". How many bills have the GOP controlled house submitted since gaining control and why isn't the media hammering them on this?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Yes, this is a major Democratic talking point.

BUT, it ignores a basic political reality that's as old as time: Presidents get the credit when the economy is good and get the blame when it's bad.

Is that fair? Nope. Not on either end of the spectrum. But it's just how people tend to view the economy.

– July 06, 2012 11:14 AM
Q.

The Dog Days of Summer

With the caveat of nothing out of the blue occurring, is the Presidential Race stagnant for now? Will we be stuck at 48-45, with the EC at 220-190 until Labor Day?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Probably yes. And we may remain there all the way through October or even until election day.

There's just not much that can change the dynamic of the race. Our polling team has a good piece about that right here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/jobs-report-unlikely-to-change-election-dynamic/2012/07/06/gJQAmq0iRW_blog.html

– July 06, 2012 11:15 AM
Q.

Fix Electoral Map

You moved NC into the Leans Romney column. But Obama's polling in many of the states you still label as "toss ups" has always exceeded Romney's polling numbers in NC. Why not move some toss up states into the Leans Obama column?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Because polling isn't the only measure by which I make decision on which states belong where. The fact that Obama won NC by .4 points in an amazingly good year for Democrats nationally and that the state currently ranks 48th in unemployment rate mattered way more in moving the state to "lean romney" than what a relative dearth of quality polling in the state did.

Here's the piece in question: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/north-carolina-moves-to-lean-romney-in-fix-electoral-map/2012/07/05/gJQAv9C1PW_blog.html

– July 06, 2012 11:18 AM
Q.

Whither Sir Fix-A-Lot?

Obama, Romney..yawn. The real question is, why no recent updates to your music Tumblr? And don't blame Pepco!
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I KNOW. I am getting back on it.  LOTS going on right now...including "The Gospel According to the Fix", which comes out Tuesday!

Pre-order it here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Gospel-According-Fix-Insiders/dp/0307987094

– July 06, 2012 11:19 AM
Q.

Book signing

If I buy your book, will you autograph it? (I live in Flyover Land, so would have to mail it to you.)
A.
Chris Cillizza :

YUP

– July 06, 2012 11:19 AM
Q.

Power

Was the Fix household without electricity for any length of time?
Q.

Winter Is (Not) Coming

It may be time to head up to the Wall to cool off.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I am willing to risk the White Walkers to get cool.

– July 06, 2012 11:20 AM
Q.

More Newsroom

Shouldn't Aaron Sorkin just used the characters he found on that trip to Olbermann's show and make his episodes about them? It seems like he's recycling his old characters from West Wing, Sports Night, etc. for his new show.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

What about the quirky, 30 something blogger character...still waiting for my call...

– July 06, 2012 11:20 AM
Q.

Likability

Chris, Don't you think we tend to over-analyze presidential elections in terms of how the economy is doing etc. Isn't this race what it's always been about -- even in the battleground states -- likability. The President is simply more likable. Hence, he will win.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Likability absolutely matters. And which candidate voters thinks understands them and their lives.

But it times of significant economic distress that tends to bleed into all of the other calculations too.

– July 06, 2012 11:21 AM
Q.

Homeland

Did you ever end up accessing Season 1? It's worth the hassle.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Not yet. I don't subscribe to Showtime and I see no other way to access it.  Advice welcome.

– July 06, 2012 11:21 AM
Q.

Female VP

Besides Kelly Ayotte and Nikki Haley, are there any women under serious consideration to be Romney's vice presidential candidate? I take Gov. Martinez at her word that her family situation makes running/being VP too tough a task.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I am VERY skeptical that the Romney team picks Ayotte or Haley. I think part of leaking the "we are looking at a woman" storyline is aimed at suburban women voters who may have been negatively affected by the "Republican war on women" storyline.

If you made a top 4 candidates today, it would be: Portman, Tpaw, Ryan, Jindal.

– July 06, 2012 11:23 AM
Q.

Romney's VP

What's the ETA of Mitt Romney's VP pick? Is the conventional wisdom still that it will be someone like a Rob Portman (boring white guy)?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I have heard chatter about him making an early pick but to do that he would have to make it ASAP in order to get a good press run before the Olympics blot out the sun. (They start on  July 27.)

My guess is that Romney waits until mid to late August to announce.

– July 06, 2012 11:24 AM
Q.

Bobby Jindal

I know the case for Tim Pawlenty: thoroughly vetted, seems comfortable with VP role, can do some evangelical outreach. I know the case for Rob Portman: experience in Congress and the executive branch (though it was in the George W. Bush administration), Ohio (although since he was only elected in 2010, and most Buckeye voters don't ;know him well), Romney seems to like him. But what's the case for Bobby Jindal?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Well liked by economic and social conservatives. Record of conservative governance in Louisiana that includes education and ethics reform. Policy wonk. Historic.

I think it's actually a pretty convincing case.

– July 06, 2012 11:25 AM
Q.

Veepstakes fake out

I believe that sometimes there might be genuine uncertainty between a final two, but a short list of possible running mates is now window dressing where the final few can be promoted for almost making it. The same thing is going on with the supposed female Veepstakes contenders. Romney isn't choosing any of them, but the Beltway will be giving him credit for being nice to women. It's pretty obvious but everyone plays along.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Correct.

Like I said above, I think the number of people actually under consideration to be the pick is relatively slim. But the floats of who is on the short list/being vetted will continue.

– July 06, 2012 11:26 AM
Q.

VP?

Hi Chris -- thanks for taking questions today. What do you make of Ann Romney's somewhat cryptic remarks that a woman may be the VP pick? Or did she not have a choice -- in other words, would it have looked very bad if she'd said no (even if that's the case)?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Spin.  It's aimed at making clear to women that Romney is considering a woman. It's as simple as that.  

– July 06, 2012 11:27 AM
Q.

Next Steps for Obama?

Pondering your thoughts on what it will take to move the needle for Obama, it came to me: Call up Bryce Harper. He is lightning in a bottle on and off the field. On a more serious note: the Alabama Shakes are AWESOME.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Alabama Shakes=amazing. LOVE that album.

Listening to new Spiritualized and new Dr. John today. Both damn good.

– July 06, 2012 11:27 AM
Q.

Homeland

Go to Project Free TV, that's how I watched it.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Oooh.

– July 06, 2012 11:28 AM
Q.

RE: Newsroom

Well, the main character reminds me a lot of Chris Matthews. Maybe there will be a story arc for a young(ish) political journalist who's interrupted all the time at first but gradually earns the admiration of the host. Chris Klein, call your office...
A.
Chris Cillizza :

:)

– July 06, 2012 11:28 AM
Q.

VP

Will be VP be announced near Tampa to build suspense or early August to get a few more weeks of joint campaigning?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

My guess -- and if history is any guide -- it will be in the week (or so) before the convention.

– July 06, 2012 11:29 AM
Q.

Jan Brewer

Why haven't I been hearing speculation about Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer as a running mate for Romney? She would fire up the base quite well.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Um....have you seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM4-M1-TNyo

– July 06, 2012 11:30 AM
Q.

Agreed: Jindal

Very clever politician with hard-right views. Only downside is the La. legislature which keeps doing stupid stuff, dragging him along for the ride. See: vouchers.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Interesting take.

– July 06, 2012 11:30 AM
Q.

Senate Races

Do you see either the Arizona or Indiana Senate races being competitive in the fall?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I think Arizona has a chance to be competitive. Democrats think Richard Carmona is the real deal and there is a real R primary brewing.

I am VERY skeptical of Indiana. Is Richard Mourdock as strong a general election candidate as Dick Lugar would have been? No. But that doesn't mean he loses to Joe Donnelly.

– July 06, 2012 11:31 AM
Q.

Jon Tester

Fill in the blank: Jon Tester can win re-election to the Senate in Montana if he does ______________.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

successfully distance himself from President Obama.

– July 06, 2012 11:32 AM
Q.

Bob Kerrey

There was so much hoopla when Bob Kerrey decided to get in the race, but since it looks like he's been disinterested in campaigning. Is Kerrey having second thoughts? Realized it's a lost cause?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I am not sure he is disinterested. But he has a very slim chance at victory. Of course, that was also true when he decided to run. This is Nebraska in a presidential year.

– July 06, 2012 11:32 AM
Q.

US Senate Race

How do you think the Republican US Senate Runoff will turnout in Texas against Dewhurst and Cruz?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Think Dewhust has to be the favorite. But not a big favorite.

– July 06, 2012 11:33 AM
Q.

Senate

What U.S. Senate race will you be watching most closely? Which one, if any, will provide a"dark horse" winner, kind of like Ron Johnson (R-WI) from last cycle?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Check out New Mexico. Heather Wilson is a very good candidate for Republicans. But she is running in a Democratic leaning state.

If any Republican can win in NM, she can. But I am not sure any Republican can win.

– July 06, 2012 11:34 AM
Q.

Senate

How much national attention is the Montana Senate race getting?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

A lot.

I would say that the most marquee Senate races (in order) are:

Massachusetts 

Virginia

Montana

– July 06, 2012 11:34 AM
Q.

Pointless Massachusetts Election

Chances both Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren serve together in the Senate next Year and the election (and millions of dollars was all for naught? (Obama wins, Clinton steps down, John Kerry appointed Sec. of State)
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I love how you think.

– July 06, 2012 11:35 AM
Q.

Ohio Senate Race

is the ohio senate seat a safe democrat hold? or does Mandel have a chance?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Not safe Democratic. Sherrod Brown's populism is a good fit for this electorate but he is probably too liberal for the state. Mandel is totally unproven at doing anything but raising money.

Ignore polling in that race. The candidates are just not engaging one another (or voters) yet.

– July 06, 2012 11:36 AM
Q.

VP Wave Offs

I understand "young up and comers" like Rubio waving off the VP talk, but a guy like Tim Pawlenty saying flat out no? Is there some sort of "Nobody really likes Mitt" thing going on?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Everyone who is under serious consideration says no. It's just a thing.

First rule of Veep Club: Don't talk about Veep Club.

– July 06, 2012 11:36 AM
Q.

Paul Ryan as VP

Is Romney insane? Why????
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Young. Articulate. Policy wonk. Regarded as a big ideas guy. From a swing state.

– July 06, 2012 11:36 AM
Q.

the future

If Barack Obama loses this election, does he retire from politics and return to Chicago to teach law? (Speaking of Chicago, does Rahm still send the President advice? Or maybe he just talk to Axe and Plouffe?)
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I can't imagine he goes from being president to being governor or back to being senator.

– July 06, 2012 11:37 AM
Q.

Jindal & TPaw

Not much dignity in being dispatched to trail Obama. Is this some form of frat hazing?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

More like VP dry runs. Remember that the key element to being a good VP is a willingness to attack the Democratic nominee AND to show you do it well.

– July 06, 2012 11:40 AM
Q.

Senate Races

In terms of Senate Races, who suffers the most from the health care decision? It has to start in North Dakota no?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Nebraska. North Dakota. Claire McCaskill.

Just hard if you are a Democrat running in a Republican-leaning state to find a good (read: politically beneficial) way to talk about health care.

– July 06, 2012 11:41 AM
Q.

re: Ryan for VP

He may be all that but his vinegary disposition won't wear that well. Thin-skinned, too.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Vinegary!

– July 06, 2012 11:41 AM
Q.

Wisconsin Senate

Who do you see winning the Republican primary? I think that Thompson would beat Baldwin (unless his age becomes an issue), but that Baldwin *could* beat any other Republican. You agree?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Thompson or Hovde. And I think either one winds up in a toss up race against Baldwin.

– July 06, 2012 11:42 AM
Q.

RE: The Future

Clearly Pres. Obama would take over for David Stern as NBA Commissioner.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Fair enough.

My ranks of the best sports commissioners

Stern

Goodell

Selig

Bettman

– July 06, 2012 11:43 AM
Q.

I can't imagine he goes from being president to being governor or back to being senator.

John Quincy Adams went from the White House to the House of Representatives.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

That happened a few years back. Think expectations of what a president does after office have changed since then.

– July 06, 2012 11:43 AM
Q.

Veep Search Team

Who's on it? Anyone like Cheney who will say at the end that HE is the best choice?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Basically 2 people: Mitt and Beth Myers. Ann Romney and Matt Rhoades also have some influence I would think.

– July 06, 2012 11:44 AM
Q.

What are we missing?

Is there one state that we should be looking at that we are not?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Not really.

Michigan and Pennsylvania look to be more competitive than we might think. But, it's only July.

– July 06, 2012 11:44 AM
Q.

Due respect

Chris Cillizza : "Everyone who is under serious consideration says no." Why ask?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

It's all in the game.

And, yes, I am purposely quoting Omar Little there.

– July 06, 2012 11:45 AM
Q.

Former Arizona Governor and US ambassador Castro

Do you think that the news of the recent detaining of former Governor and US ambassador Castro will help Democratic candidates in the Arizona general election campaign?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Nope.  No effect.

– July 06, 2012 11:45 AM
Q.

Worst Week In Washington Nomination

It should be Joe Walsh AND Joan Walsh. Maybe they can both have a playoff showdown on an MSNBC show to be the winner and you can referee it?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Joe Walsh did have himself a week.

This is my favorite clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clnGrA5gg7g&feature=youtu.be

– July 06, 2012 11:46 AM
Q.

Ann Romney

Is Mrs. Romney losing some of her initial popularity due to her gaffes and general cluelessness about how the middle class lives?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Nope.  First ladies and wives of presidential nominees tend to have sky high approval ratings.

– July 06, 2012 11:47 AM
Q.

Debate Skills

TPaw and Jindal are generally very good but are prone to at least one wimpy or weird moment. Pawlenty had nothing on Obamneycare, and Jindal strangely mentioned Mardi Gras when discussing health care. How is Portman compared to them? Thune?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Portman is a skilled debater and has played the Democratic nominee in a series of practice presidential debates in the past.

Not sure on Thune. Relatively small sample size.

– July 06, 2012 11:48 AM
Q.

Petri

I am surprised Rep. Thomas Petri has not been vetted for VP. Do you suppose it is because of his highly controversial author daughter?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

There are so many things wrong with this question.

– July 06, 2012 11:48 AM
Q.

Think expectations of what a president does after office have changed since then.

Would Hillary go back to the Senate, do you think?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Um, no.

– July 06, 2012 11:49 AM
Q.

Post-Presidency Obama

Whether it happens in 2013 or 2017, I think he'd be a shoo-in for the Supreme Court. Like Taft, who loved it so much he said, "I often forget I was ever president."
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Imagine that confirmation fight? Holy cow.

– July 06, 2012 11:49 AM
Q.

Book signing

If I attend your book signing at Politics and Prose on the 21st at 6 pm, will you please sign my book?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

OF COURSE!

– July 06, 2012 11:49 AM
Q.

Roll over?

Hi Chris, Did your boys from Italy roll over 4 - 0 so they would have a better chance of getting bailout money from the Germans?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Just a terrible perfomance.

Balotelli totally ineffective. Same for Pirlo.

Spain is amazing. Xavi and Iniesta two of the best midfielders in history.

– July 06, 2012 11:50 AM
Q.

Democrats for 2016

Who has helped themselves so far? Who is fading?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Cuomo frontrunner -- unless Hillary runs.

O'Malley in mix.

Warner? Maybe. Schweitzer? Less likely.

– July 06, 2012 11:50 AM
Q.

Why, oh why?

This is more of a philosophical question, but here goes. I just put two-and-two together and realized that the Martin Heinrich who is now the democratic nominee for Senate in NM was the Martin I knew in college (he dated one of my girlfriend's friends). A decent, kind, genuine person--highly unusual for a 20-year-old, you know? Hardly the politician type in any case. So how does a good person like that end up in politics? I just don't get it.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Well, this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Heinrich campaign is on the chat!

– July 06, 2012 11:51 AM
Q.

Hawaii Senate Race

What do you think are Linda Lingles chance of being elected ?? Shes a former popular governor, wouldnt that make her more likely to win in this heavily democratic state.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Not good.

She is BY FAR the best candidate Republicans could hope for in the state. But she is running in a Senate race in Hawaii in a presidential year. And no matter where the President stands in other states, he is still VERY popular in Hawaii.

– July 06, 2012 11:52 AM
Q.

Young. Articulate. Policy wonk. Regarded as a big ideas guy.

But he looks like Eddie Munster.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Wow. Shot across the bow at Paul Ryan.

– July 06, 2012 11:52 AM
Q.

Ron Paul

What role do you expect him to play at the Republican convention? At what hour will he speak?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Fascinatin question. I don't know -- and I bet the Romney team doesn't either.

As/more interesting: When does certain 2016/2020 presidential candidate Rand Paul speak?

– July 06, 2012 11:53 AM
Q.

Romney speech on jobs

Saw Romney's speech on job this morning. What a wooden, monotone performance. No passion, no connection with his audience. If America votes on "do I want to have a beer with this guy," Obama wins in a landslide.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

But what if the question is "Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?"

– July 06, 2012 11:53 AM
Q.

Blame

"BUT, it ignores a basic political reality that's as old as time: Presidents get the credit when the economy is good and get the blame when it's bad." Shouldn't it be your job, then, to help correct this? Seems like you'd rather accept it than refute it.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Ah yes. The media scapegoat!

Assuming that the media explaining the complexities of the economy would ensure that people would give up their tendency to blame/credit the president for the economy is a sweet idea.  And totally not true.

– July 06, 2012 11:54 AM
Q.

Partisanship

Is it hard to find love across the aisle in DC? Do staffers cross party lines?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Ah, you must have mistaken this for the Carolyn Hax chat.  That has way more people in it.

– July 06, 2012 11:54 AM
Q.

Re: Paul Ryan

A fanatical Ayn Rand-worshipping right-wing ideologue for VP? Author of a budget plan slashing every beloved social program? That will appeal to swing voters.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Well, we got the obligatory "Ayn Rand" mention out of the way in the chat. So, we've got that going for us.

– July 06, 2012 11:55 AM
Q.

VP Coburn

Have you heard anything about Tom Coburn being in the mix for Romney's running mate? It seems like he would offset several of Romney's weaknesses. As a physician, he could dull the cut of Romneycare. He is one of the leading deficit hawks, was tea party before there was a Tea Party. He also is seen as one of the more civil members of Congress, with his close friendship with President Obama. You would think you would hear some chatter about him, considering all the boxes he checks off.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

Nope. Too much of a truth teller to be on the ticket. Though I have to say Coburn is a very able politician and consistently underrated.

I am sticking with Sen. Pat Toomey as my big darkhorse for VP.

– July 06, 2012 11:56 AM
Q.

"Imagine that confirmation fight? Holy cow."

Hypothetically speaking, what are the odds of a former president getting confirmed to SCOTUS? Do you think it can be done in this day and age? Piqued my curiosity...
A.
Chris Cillizza :

I don 't see how it could happen.

– July 06, 2012 11:56 AM
Q.

Martin O'Malley

Can you recall a Sunday morning when he hasn't been on one of the talk shows? Over-exposure maybe?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

2016!

– July 06, 2012 11:56 AM
Q.

Mark Warner

More likely to run for president in 2016 or governor in 2013?
A.
Chris Cillizza :

President. 

– July 06, 2012 11:57 AM
Q.

Observation

The reason journalists ask Vice Presidential possibilities is if one if found to actually be interested, that is considered un-seeming and that person is removed as a possibility. For some reason, politics demands dishonesty from the outset.
A.
Chris Cillizza :

USA! USA!

– July 06, 2012 11:57 AM
Q.

Chris Cillizza :

That's all for today folks! Thanks as always for joining me. And, if you like the chat and the Fix blog, do me a solid and pick up a copy of "The Gospel According to the Fix" either now or next week. You'll like it. Or your money back. (Ok, not really.)

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