Feb 17, 2011|
Dole Institute of Politics Director, Bill Lacy talks about the entrance of the new White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney. Also, how important will the new budget be in the next election and how will things be different with the position swap of White House Advisors David Plouffe and David Axelrod?
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-- NBC on demand -- K. Bill lacy is ahead of the dole institute of politics and Ronald Reagan's political director kind of joint is on the news line again bill Hulu. We're doing very well you know it took awhile for Robert Gibbs to go bye -- that Jay Carney made his debut yesterday at the podium in the White House briefing room it's another one of those high profile changes that the White House is seen. And and the two part saying EJ. The president need new folks stood just a new political reality. That's basically that the Democrats don't have proper complete control of congress now the Republican controlled out to deal with speaker Boehner separately. For the campaign gives is gone. -- -- -- his deputy in a couple other key press. Deputies are gone. See that this group yesterday. And I read that they needed to make these chain is quite honestly is Gibson gives payment then threw up. The campaign the campaign. The crew who sent the reality at least compared to what it is today so -- -- make those changes and and get along they've done that. And other places -- wideout to generate very smart. Let's talk about some of those have been changes David -- in for David Axelrod I was reading a story about how very different those two -- style wise other than the obvious. Does that change means something else going on behind the scenes. Being downloaded it again it it means that the president understand. And advisors understand that you can't stay the course you can't just keep flying the way they were flying in the face reality. It shows that. A little bit like Bill Clinton as opposed Jimmy Carter. He's kind of adapt to the realities. The new politics right now plot was his campaign manager. It is very low key more behind the scenes -- and it's more -- -- all the shows and everything. -- an ideal position to look. Out the next campaign is gonna work in the end. Overseas this setup of that campaign from the line outs. Build -- talk all week long has been about the budget not just next year's budget but the budget that congress is currently working on here that. Something has to be done with -- by the beginning of march how Long Will the budget stay front and center and -- election coming and money being the issue can -- help but be front and center through election time. I don't know what to look of the crisis that we're facing. -- in terms of the budget one would hope that it could stay front and center and that could play a major role in the election I mean. And Stan Nowak considered one of the big winners from the -- -- over the weekend but it became a stealth speed it was totally focused. All the budget deficit and basically compared it to the red -- that. You know it will work in -- Reagan's political office is -- basically the president -- cut -- is invited -- to Tenet. His own Democrat Erskine Bowles who is president Clinton's chief of staff at one point. -- Obama wanted to -- chairman of its fiscal commission. -- that that the president stats were ordeal we apt to resolve this problem. It's something that. He got an opportunity for Republicans and they're gonna have to really show that air prepared and that. Voters are prepared to focus on this problem and deal this crisis. Lacey is the head of the dole institute of politics at the University of Kansas and Ronald Reagan's political director built. A pleasure as always thank you. Kansas city's morning news with DJ back here and Allan Jennings weekday mornings from five to nine on new this race. Easy.