March 7th, 2012
08:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Obama team 'giddy' as GOP scrambles

(CNN) - As Republicans work to find their presidential nominee, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign argues a longer primary season improves Obama's chances in November. CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.

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  1. cali girl

    This will be funny all the way to November. Just watching the party of No aqirm all the way.

    March 7, 2012 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    The really tough news for Team Obama about this long GOP primary season? Mitt Romney will win the GOP nomination.
    The other tough news for Team Obama is that in the General Election chances are their candidate will still be Barack Obama.

    March 7, 2012 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  3. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    I am sorry but I heard David Axelrod say this was going to be a hard race and very close. He said, "47% voted against President Obama in 2008 and that was with the wind at his back." He also said, "this is going to be very close and hard fought all the way"! No where did I hear the word "Giddy".

    March 7, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  4. gt

    ck gas prices lately .. home values.. over 8 % unemployed....that will wipe that smerk off your face...

    March 7, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  5. Tired of republican lies

    4 More Years!!!!!! Obama/Biden 2012!!

    March 7, 2012 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  6. roadwarrior

    LAugh Now Cry Later

    March 7, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  7. Gonzoinhouston

    Every negative ad that one republican runs against another benefits Pres. Obama. The candidates understand that mud is "just business", but their supporters often do not. Romney is going to have a tough time uniting the GOP after his scorched-earth campaign.

    March 7, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  8. bullock w

    No thanks vote for presdient obama 20012

    March 7, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  9. Glenn Koons, LB, Ca.

    Giddy. Is that why the 17 min. doc to refute the new exposes that Hannity showed tonight? And btw, Gallup now has him at 45% again. And Ras does too. I would not be too giddy until not only the economy picks up but that Bama himself is finally vetted as the worse radical Prez in our history. Issues still matter to more than 50% of our voters though the lemmings do not care as long as they get their food stamps, and entitlements our tax payer's pocketbooks. Amnesia must take place for those 50% on Obamacare, energy scandals before they MSM and their clown can get giddy.

    March 7, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  10. Charlie from the North

    Refrain from calculating your juvenile poultry before the process of incubation is entirely materialized.

    Gosh I hope so but it all hinges on voter turnout and we will have to work on that: 40% voter turnout= GOP landslide 50% we have a chance, 60% Obama landslide. We know it they know it. Why do you think GOP state legislatures and governors are working so hard to keep everyone from voting? We must stand up to their efforts, They are well funded and motivated. Vote! While you still can.

    March 7, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  11. Gaylon Barrow

    The bonehead thinks he has the election wrapped up. Just the way of some who knows not what to do.

    March 8, 2012 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  12. Sam Clemens

    President Obama needs to start running attack ads against willard in each primary state as they unfold. Not tons, but enough to counter some of willards big cash advantage. He is going to be the nominee so best to keep him fighting, keep him in the Krazy Klown Kar primary, and best to let voters know in every state of the US what a dirt bag willard mittens romney really is. romney decreed yesterday that his underlings in the republicon race should bow down before hime and swear their allegience to his excellency mittens.

    March 8, 2012 05:26 am at 5:26 am |
  13. Marry

    I am sure, they are not „giddy“. To have a big part of Congress, Senate and some of the GOP/TP States, not working to move forward to find solutions for the country’s problems is a sad state of affairs! To put all efforts into “….one term…” is not a program but an insult!
    I am convinced, the President would much prefer to have a real exchange of ideas with honest and upright competitors than to watch the clown car making stupid comments and putting the people and country in jeopardy!

    March 8, 2012 05:33 am at 5:33 am |
  14. anthony graham

    It is time to get the game on let's go obama time to rock the house grahamslam

    March 8, 2012 05:40 am at 5:40 am |
  15. Marie MD

    You know things are bad for the teapublikans when they, after all these months of assault on the American public, are still looking for somebody to lead the party of NO and hate.
    Pathetic when what's her face wants to step in to save the day but it would be to really sink your party into oblivion.

    March 8, 2012 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  16. Anonymous

    What really improves President Obama's chances is that the GOBP's entire platform and campaign consists of "We don't change, we don't apologize and we don't learn from our mistakes. We're just more of the same failed stuff that messed up America to begin with. However, we are very white, and that should be enough."

    March 8, 2012 07:43 am at 7:43 am |